Village Trustee Pete Ladesic was the only board member to vote against a 1.5 percent levy increase that would help fund pensions, general expenses and the .
"I don't think that it's absolutely needed," Ladesic said during Monday night's village board meeting.
Ladesic believes more could be done to "tighten the belt" before asking residents for more money.
About $3.9 million will go to the library, and the remaining funds from the total levy of $10,454,440 will be directed toward the village.
For Glen Ellyn residents with a home valued at $500,000, this means they'll now pay about $720 a year in village taxes, which is an $11 increase.
Although it's only a slight increase, Ladesic said he had to vote against the increase to accurately reflect the feelings of his constituents.
Trustee Diane McGinley voted in favor of the increase but she agreed with Ladesic on coming up with ways to trim the budget when it comes time to balance the budget. At that time, McGinley said trustees will really need to take a close look at what's needed and where cuts can be made.