10 Referendums Now on March 2020 Primary Ballots in Kane County

10 Referendums Now on March 2020 Primary Ballots in Kane County

  • Editor’s Note: The following article is based on information provided on the Kane County Clerk’s Office election webpages. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to seek additional information sources to make informed voting decisions.

As of today (Dec. 6, 2019), there are 10 referendums on ballots in various parts of Kane County, according to information provided on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website.

That number could expand during the few days. The last day for filing referendum petitions is Dec. 16, according to the Kane County Clerk’s Office Elections Calendar,

The referendums presently on the ballot include a proposed tax levy for mental health facilities in Elgin Township, a question of allowing recreational cannabis sales in Maple Par and whether to dissolve the West Dundee Fire Protection District.

Five of the referendums touch a small number of Kane County residents. Three of those involve ballot questions for residents of Hoffman Estates, one involves an Owego School District 308 proposal to raise the Property Tax Extension Limitation to .30% above the 2018 limiting rate, and another is a proposition to issue $147 million in school building bonds for Community School District 220, which is based in Barrington.

The other five include:

  • An Elgin Township ballot question to levy an annual tax of not to exceed .15% for the purpose of providing community mental health facilities and services.
  • A village of Maple Park question of whether to permit the operation of recreational cannabis businesses.
  • A West Dundee Fire Protection District question of whether to dissolve the district and be consolidated into the Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District.
  • A proposition by the Batavia Park District to issue $27.14 million in bonds to build and equip an indoor recreational activity center.
  • A village of Pingree Grove proposition to levy a new tax for police protection purposes.

You can read more about the referendum language and find PDF versions of the full petitions by clicking the links below.

Referenda

District
Election Date
Summary
Referenda Type
Pass/Fail
Batavia Park District 3/17/2020 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $27,140,000 PARK BONDS|Shall the Batavia Park District, Kane County, Illinois, build and equip an indoor recreational activity center, acquire and improve land therefor and issue its bonds to the amount of $27,140,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? Resolution
Community School District 220 3/17/2020 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $147,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS Resolution
Elgin Township 3/17/2020 Shall Elgin Township levy an annual tax of not to exceed .15% for the purpose of providing community mental health facilities and services including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or a substance abuse disorder? Resolution
Oswego School District 308 3/17/2020 Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Oswego Community Unit School District Number 308, Kendall, Kane and Will Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to .30% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2018 and be equal to 5.32922% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2020? Resolution
Village of Hoffman Estates 3/17/2020 Shall the Village of Hoffman Estates encourage the creation of a full interchange at Beverly Road and the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway? Resolution
Village of Hoffman Estates 3/17/2020 Shall the Village of Hoffman Estates encourage the development of entertainment venues within the Village of Hoffman Estates’ Economic Development Area? Resolution
Village of Hoffman Estates 3/17/2020 Shall the Village of Hoffman Estates encourage the State of Illinois to appoint judges based on merit? Resolution
Village of Maple Park 3/17/2020 Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Maple Park permit the operation of Recreational Cannabis Businesses within the limits of the corporate boundaries of Maple Park, subject statutorily permissible zoning restrictions and taxation? Resolution
Village of Pingree Grove 3/17/2020 PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE A NEW TAX RATE UNDER THE PROPERTY TAX EXTENSION LIMITATION LAW|Shall the Village of Pingree Grove, Kane County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for police protection purposes and have an additional tax of 0.6% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes? Resolution
West Dundee Fire Protection District 3/17/2020 Shall the West Dundee Fire Protection District dissolve and be consolidated into the Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District? Resolution

SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office website