Glen Ellyn Approves Property Tax Levy Increase

The Glen Ellyn village board recently approved a $11.5 million property tax levy for the 2013 fiscal year, which is about a 2.7 percent increase over the previous year, according to a Suburban Life Media article. 

This meant the owner of a $425,000 home in Glen Ellyn should expect to pay $775 in property taxes to the village and $487 to the library, which should amount to about a $33 increase in the property owner's tax bill, according to the article. 

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WillB December 03, 2013 at 05:33 PM
They are on a roll. First raise the water rate to pay for fire dept, now property tax increase for library. The savings from our FD being a volunteer dept are huge, (salary,benefits) and yet that savings is not banked or used to replace outdated equipt. Don't you know years in advance that a fire truck has to be replaced after a certain period of time. Like the police cars are rotated out?
Steve Hastings December 04, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Whatever happened with the missing funds taken by the fire department's treasurer, David Garmoe? My family has been residents of Glen Ellyn since 1977 and we have contributed each and every year with the requested amount to the fire department so I was very surprised to learn of the very low percentage of fellow residents who did the same. With the present fee added to our water bill, I will no longer contribute separately. I am also a bit surprised to apparently learn that the fire department has not created a form of fund (called a sinking fund in aviation) for the very purpose of replacing aging equipment in future years. However, I do applaud all of the volunteers of the fire department who do their jobs so well and without a lot of thanks from the citizenry. I just wish the powers that be adopt a smarter way to fund their operations short of doing so via taxation.


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