Oswego Township Senior Services Levy Increase (April 2011)

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An Oswego Township Senior Services Levy Increase measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the township of Oswego, which is in Kendall County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,717 (35.57%)
  • NO 3,110 (64.43%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to raise property taxes in the township by .15 percent in order to pay for Senior Service programs offered in the township as well as maintenance to the senior service building.[2] A senior services fund tax was already in place on the county level, but this addition would add more money directly to the township's needs.[3] The Township supervisor noted that only the money needed to keep the center open and services running would be levied, the rate is able to be below the .15 percent mark but they had to list that as a requirement by law. Currently meals and services are paid for by grants from the state.[4]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Township of Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois levy a tax at a rate of not more than 0.15% of the value, as equalized and assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in the Township for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing services to senior citizens under Article 220 of the Township Code (60 ILCS 1/220 et seq.) including, but not limited to, the construction, maintenance, repair, and operation of a senior citizen center?[5][6]