2011 Property tax levy.
taxpayer

Sugar Grove, IL

#1 Nov 24, 2011
On Nov. 4, 2011 the Sugar Grove village board voted 6-0 to approve the 2011 property tax levy. The tax levy totaling $3,996,795.15 will reflect a 34% increase over the 2010 tax levy.

Call me crazy but what am I missing. A 34% increase at a time of near recessionary growth of the economy, high unemployment,record foreclosures and collapsing home values?

Is this the only way to make ends meet? Just keep raising taxes?

34%, really?

Oh, and I see where the library referendum will be coming back again soon to a ballot near you too.

Isn't it a beautiful thing?
taxpayer

Sugar Grove, IL

#2 Nov 24, 2011
I posted this on the Sugar Grove Topix site. What the hell is it doing on the Oswego site?

Oswego has enough on their plate. They are not going to care about Sugar Grove.

Who is responsible for this placing of comments on different sites?

Topix is a joke.

Since: May 11

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#3 Nov 24, 2011
taxpayer wrote:
I posted this on the Sugar Grove Topix site. What the hell is it doing on the Oswego site?
Oswego has enough on their plate. They are not going to care about Sugar Grove.
Who is responsible for this placing of comments on different sites?
Topix is a joke.
IT PROBABLY SHOWS UP ON SEVERAL
kevin

Sugar Grove, IL

#4 Nov 25, 2011
Taxpayer for years wrote:
<quoted text>IT PROBABLY SHOWS UP ON SEVERAL
You are right,these posts show up in various places, whether you intend them to or not.

But it is a little hard to fathom a 34% increase in a property tax levy in just one year.

Your government at work for you.
Need A Stop Gap

Highland Park, IL

#5 Dec 1, 2011
So, the bigger issue is how else will all of the local municipalities and school districts find a way to MAINTAIN a level of incomoing revenue? As mentioned, there is a recession, poor economy, high unemployment and foreclosures everywhere. The tax bill on my house has gone down by about $1000 for the past three years. Multiply that across the city, throw in the fact that many of these foreclosures are vacant and ZERO revenue is being generated, what other choice is there?

We can complain, it does little good. A "wise man" got elected to lead us based on the campaign slogan "Change we can believe in".........I see things changing, it doesn't seem good.

A bigger question is how will we as a nation fix all of these key factors that have local cities driving up the tax rate just to make ends meet?
kevin

Sugar Grove, IL

#6 Dec 1, 2011
When companies run into hard times they cut back on programs, layoff people etc. I don't see that happening much around here in Sugar Grove.
There has to be some waste and redundancy that could be eliminated.

When your family faces economic problems you are forced to cutback and live within your income.

The school district takes the largest share of the tax bill. There are no efficiencies or cuts to be found there?

As far as how the nation gets back on track and drives unemployment down, that is a matter for the voters to fix in 2012. It is pbvious the current regime is not getting it done.
Just maybe

Lawson, MO

#7 Jun 25, 2013
Hmmmmmm......maybe it's time to get other people in some of the offices in that town....such as the Sugar Grove Township Assessor’s Office
kevin wrote:
When companies run into hard times they cut back on programs, layoff people etc. I don't see that happening much around here in Sugar Grove.
There has to be some waste and redundancy that could be eliminated.
When your family faces economic problems you are forced to cutback and live within your income.
The school district takes the largest share of the tax bill. There are no efficiencies or cuts to be found there?
As far as how the nation gets back on track and drives unemployment down, that is a matter for the voters to fix in 2012. It is pbvious the current regime is not getting it done.
audit time

Lawson, MO

#8 Jun 29, 2013
I think that town needs an EXTERNAL audit done !!!!
kevin wrote:
When companies run into hard times they cut back on programs, layoff people etc. I don't see that happening much around here in Sugar Grove.
There has to be some waste and redundancy that could be eliminated.
When your family faces economic problems you are forced to cutback and live within your income.
The school district takes the largest share of the tax bill. There are no efficiencies or cuts to be found there?
As far as how the nation gets back on track and drives unemployment down, that is a matter for the voters to fix in 2012. It is pbvious the current regime is not getting it done.

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