Elmhurst Park District Approves Property Tax Levy
Levy will bring in nearly $100,000 in revenue.
The Elmhurst Park Board passed a tax levy Dec. 13 that will increase by 1.2 percent home owners' property taxes paid Park District. The owner of a $350,000 home will pay $324 in taxes, a $4 increase from the previous year.
Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Rogers said the levy was necessary because of decreasing revenues.
"We needed this tax levy to maintain the same level of service we have provided over the years," he said.
Rogers estimates that the levy will bring in more than $99,000 in additional revenue.
The Park District also will increase fees for certain programs and classes. The revenues will be spread evenly to cover employee salaries, equipment repairs and park district supplies.
Rogers emphasized that the Park District will continue to offer all of the programs and services it offered in 2010.
"The last thing we want to do is cut programs that residents enjoy," he said. "Elmhurst Park District has built a great reputation over the years, and we want to maintain that reputation by providing excellent public facilities and programs."