County Health Department Proposal on Ballot


A proposition to increase property taxes in DeKalb County to go towards the County Health Department. The Health Department has put together a presentation about it that can be found on the DeKalb County government’s website here. This presentation was put together when the County considered putting the increase on last November’s ballot. We cannot vouch for it’s validity now but it is the only thing about the increase to be found on the County’s website.

Listen to the interesting audio tape of the County Board’s Health and Human Services Committee deciding to postpone putting this tax increase on the ballot until the April election by clicking here.

Below is the actual wording of the proposition we’ll be voting on:

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for DeKalb County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.02871% above the limiting rate for the purpose of providing public health services for levy year 2015 and be equal to 1.22740% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2017?


(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $21,530,492.77, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $22,030,444.60.

(2) For the 2017 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $9.57.