Pete DiCianni’s final meeting included levy approval and accolades.
Elmhurst City Council sent Mayor Pete DiCianni to the County Board Monday with actions that must have warmed the Elmhurst native’s heart: a reduced tax levy for 2012, a property agreement that will keep a business in the city, and a celebration of the York Boys Cross Country Team's 28th state championship. DiCianni won a place on the DuPage County Board earlier this month, where he will represent District 2. He will remain mayor until Dec. 3, when he will be sworn in as a county official. On that day, he will resign as mayor, and that night, the City Council will select an interim mayor, who will serve until April. On Monday, aldermen approved the Finance Committee’s report calling for a 1 percent reduction in the tax levy, or annual …
Alderman Diane Gutenkauf says there are many options available—other than taxing residents—to repay the hospital if it regains tax-exempt status.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
On Monday, Dec. 5, the Elmhurst City Council voted on the fiscal year 2011 tax levy. The council was presented with a majority report from the Finance and Council Affairs Committee that proposed a tax levy in the amount of $9,236,942. This amount represents an increase of 4.5 percent over the 2010 levy amount. We were also presented with a minority report proposing a lower levy of $9,034,614, representing an increase of 2.25 percent over what we levied in 2010. Both reports included an argument that the City Council must account for a change in the tax status of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Due to state regulators reclassifying the hospital as a for-profit entity, the land they own will appear on our tax rolls valued at approximately $38 …