Blackberry Township Hosts 2 Highway Referendum Information Meetings

Blackberry Township Hosts 2 Highway Referendum Information Meetings

  • Editor’s Note: Please note the time for the Monday, March 23, informational meeting is 7 p.m. An earlier version of this article contained a typo on the meeting time.

Blackberry Township is hosting a series of Highway Referendum information meetings for all Blackberry Township residents.

The first will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Rejoice Lutheran Church, Mill Creek; the second at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main Street Road.  The hall is about one-half mile east of IL Route 47.

All residents are invited to learn more about the referendum request prior to voting on April 7.

Engineering Enterprises of Sugar Road recently completed a Road Condition Survey of the 50 miles of paved roadways in Blackberry Township including Mill Creek, and the results will be shared with the public. Blackberry Township Highway Commissioner Rod Feece and Blackberry Township Supervisor Fred Dornback will be able to answer questions about the impact of the study if the referendum passes and the impact on the homeowners.

The referendum reads as follows:


Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Blackberry Township Road District, Kane County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.14% above the limiting rate for road district purposes for levy year 2013 and be equal to 0.32598% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2015?

(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $903,897, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,584,322.

(2) For the 2015 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $46.67.

(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2015 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).

For a preview of the study, visit  For more information, contact Rod Feece at 630 365 9109 Ext. 2 or

SOURCE: Blackberry Township