Stormwater costs will continue to be paid for with monthly Stormwater Utility fees. At their November 15, 2016, meeting, the Village Council directed staff to prepare an estimated tax levy that does not include funding for stormwater improvements from property taxes. This is consistent with the direction provided by the results of the Stormwater Utility Referendum,
which appeared on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.
Opportunity for public comments regarding the following results will be available at the November 22, 2016, Council meeting.
UNOFFICIAL PROPOSITION RESULTS (from DuPage County Election Commission )
Question #1: Shall the Village of Downers Grove continue to fund all stormwater costs using a stormwater utility fee instead of property taxes?
Yes 16010 64.98%
No 8628 35.02%
Question #2: Shall the Village of Downers Grove fund all stormwater costs using property tax?
Yes 7440 30.42%
No 17020 69.58%
Question #3: Shall the Village of Downers Grove fund stormwater costs using a combination of stormwater utility fees and property taxes?
Yes 7237 29.65%
No 17171 70.35%
More information on this issue is available HERE.