County Board adds to the budget, property tax levy
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board Finance Committee approved roughly $80,000 in additional property tax revenue for the fiscal 2013 budget at Wednesday’s public hearing.
The additional money, which will add staff to county departments such as the sheriff’s office and public defender’s office, would mean an extra $2.56 on the average homeowner’s property tax bill. The $2.56 increase is in addition to the roughly $9 increase the average homeowner should expect as part of the $73 million budget proposed in September.
The $80,000 increase could have been greater – roughly $205,000 – if not for a $126,000 budget reduction proposed by Charles Foster, R-Shabbona, that was approved by the committee. A $205,000 increase would have added an extra $6.40 to property tax bills.
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