As Norridge Improvement Party regime leader James Chmura flees from being Village President effective June 30th, he has proposed a Village property tax levy for 2020 of $2.1 million.
That’s a 32% increase from 2019’s $1.6 million, which itself was a 35% increase over 2018’s $1.2 million levy.
Norridge taxpayers need to consider a referendum to repeal Norridge Home Rule powers.
The Village levies property taxes under it’s “home rule” authority, which does not require a referendum for increases beyond the rate of inflation.
Village trustees rubber stamped Chmura’s last tax increase budget without a single comment… as per usual.
Chmura will leave office in 2019 with the Village property tax levy 110% higher than it was when he took office in 2013.
The tax levy will not happen until after a formal hearing is held later in the year, followed by another Village board vote. The likelihood of Norridge Improvement Party ( What Improvement ?) politicians opposing it? Pretty slim.
One thing’s for certain – Norridge taxpayers will be digging deeper into their wallets to clean up James Chmura’s mess which has been stupidly supported by the Trustees.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe. – Albert Einstein
Clearly the elected officials of Norridge cannot be trusted with “Home Rule” taxation powers. The residents need to vote on a referendum to repeal “Home Rule”. Repealing “Home Rule” will ensure all future real estate tax increases would be voted on directly by the taxpayers in a referendum, not by tax crazed and power hungry trustees.