On the March 20th primary ballot, East Dundee residents will vote on two referendum questions regarding the Village’s Home Rule status. The first question will be an advisory question, while the second is binding. If the majority of voters vote to remove the Village’s Home Rule authority, the Village will no longer be able to abate, or cancel the property taxes that would otherwise be collected to pay the Village’s debt. This would lead to an anticipated 304% increase for the Village’s portion of the property tax bill. For a home valued at $185,000, the property tax increase is expected to be $1,200 per year.
Home Rule is defined as the transfer of power from State to local governments for the purpose of facilitating self governance. It allows the Village to adopt fees, taxes, and regulations that are not otherwise prohibited by the State. The Village has had Home Rule status since 2004. The Village hopes to provide its residents with the necessary factual, unbiased information needed to make an informed decision regarding the March 20th referendum questions. To that end, the Village has held home rule educational presentations at locations throughout the Village. If you were unable to attend those meetings, you can view a video here.
For more information please click below:
What has the Village done with Home Rule?
What is Debt Abatement
Self Imposed Limitations
Home Rule News
Frequently Asked Questions
Visual Charts and Graphs
Home Rule Educational Newsletter
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East Dundee, IL 60118
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