December 18th, 2018 7:34 PM
Hinsdale at least got to vote on their pool. Doesn't look like we will have that opportunity.
December 18th, 2018 4:36 PM
December 18th, 2018 4:15 PM
Wondering... Can a municipality legally prohibit a developer from appealing their taxes? Will this hold up in court if the developer decides in a few years that the agreement is cost prohibitive?
December 18th, 2018 4:05 PM
@ John - The compromise you offer is great! The Gun Responsibilities Advocates have just one small change. Give them both, sit down and be quiet.
December 18th, 2018 3:43 PM
The "mayor" speaks: the "developers?will be taking a risk." What about the current residents? What about the risks we all find ourselves in with the increased expenses and tax burden? What about the homeowners who took the risk in buying a home in a quiet neighborhood that the board is now going to turn into throughways? What about the long term risks the whole village will find itself in when property values drop and tax revenues fall? This build it at any cost mentality is going to seriously hurt our village.
December 18th, 2018 3:08 PM
I'm curious -- who is advising the village to purchase properties with obvious environmental issues, and who is negotiating the purchase price and other deal terms for those properties on the village's behalf?
December 18th, 2018 3:01 PM
Did the village ever get back the TIF money Foley Rice got to upgrade their building? After that was done a car dealership was supposed to operate there for 10 years. Dealership closed after 2 or 3 years. Per Neal, my taxes are way more than less than 1%.
December 18th, 2018 2:39 PM
I'm with you Neal. Thank you Simone for voting "No" on this giveaway.
December 18th, 2018 2:35 PM
"Pavlicek said in a telephone interview that the $15,000 request "falls below the manager's spending authority," meaning the funds could have been committed to the organization without board approval, but she brought it to the board for consideration." Does this mean Pavlicek can just write a check, from Village funds, to this organization without the knowledge or consent of the board, or the public ? What prevents that from happening ? Any trustees want to explain what controls are in place to prevent this ?
December 17th, 2018 5:21 PM
Minnesotans are doing just fine because their property tax rate would result in $5,000-$10,000 property tax reduction for the average Oak Parker. They're also just fine using the lower (after itemized/standard deductions) federal taxable income as a starting point in determining taxable income, whereas Illinois uses federal AGI. But I suppose casual observations carry more weight than actual numbers, so carry on.
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