A referendum proposition will be submitted to the voters of the District at the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The basis of the referendum is increase revenue and prevent reductions in service. It seeks to increase the District's annual operating levy funding $104 for the owner of a $200,000 home. That is less than $8.67 per month or .29 cents per day based on this example.
The District will be hosting two Informational sessions aimed at providing details on the upcoming referendum. These “Coffee with the Fire Chief” events will give residents of the District the opportunity to receive firsthand information about the referendum as well as the opportunity to ask questions and to provide feedback.
The events are scheduled for:
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 AM
Both events are located at North Palos Fire District station 1, located at 10629 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL.
Questions can be directed to Chief Paul Mackin at 708-974-4474 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A sample of the ballot proposition is shown below:
Note: The 20% indicated in the sample ballot can be very confusing to voters. The 20% only refers to the District's portion of your tax bill. The District currently receives less than .10 cents of your tax dollar. This .10 cents of your tax dollar is what is increasing 20%. With passage of the referendum .11 cents of your tax dollar will then go to the District instead of the current .10 cents.