- 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.
SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office website