The main complaint we hear when discussing issues with neighbors and friends is rising taxes. Here in Illinois we have some of the highest property taxes of any of the 50 states. While Kane County controls less than 1/10th of your local property tax bill, we continue to do everything within our power to minimize the burden placed on our residents. When reviewing my tax bill, our family pays combined $400 annually to the County and Forest Preserve. What programs are funded with my $400? Here are just a few:
Despite lifting the freeze to capture new construction, the average Kane County tax payer will not see an increase in the County or Forest Preserve portions of their tax bill. To the contrary, your aggregate tax bill from our two departments will actually decrease in the coming year with the proposed 2017 budget. We have been able to reduce our debts by refinancing current bonds, and will be restructuring our pension obligation to fully fund the system while saving millions of dollars.
Below are all County Board Committee meetings scheduled for June and July of which Kurt is a member: