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Yorkville City Sales Tax Increase (April 2011)

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A Yorkville City Sales Tax Increase measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the city of Yorkville, which is in Kendall County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,455 (54.78%)Approveda
  • NO 1,201 (45.22%)}[1]

This measure sought to increase the city sales tax by a rate of 1 percent making the total tax 8.25 percent since it was approved. The money generated from this tax addition would likely go towards helping to pay off the sewer bond since the city does not have other revenue sources to pay the bond. Those against the increase noted that if approved, this would make Yorkville have one of the highest sales taxes in the surrounding areas. If this is approved it would be implemented at the beginning of 2012.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

“Shall the United City of Yorkville impose a 1% Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a municipal sales tax) for expenditure on public infrastructure or for property tax relief or both in accordance with the provisions of Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.3 and 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.4)?[3]