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Machesney Park utility tax won’t be on fall ballot
Online Staff Report
Machesney Park voters won’t get a chance to repeal the village’s 5 percent utility in November, as the item will not be on the fall ballot.
Mayor Jerry Bolin attempted to propose a referendum Tuesday, but the matter didn’t garner a vote at the Feb. 18 village board meeting.
When the utility tax was proposed, Bolin voted against it, saying Machesney Park voters were not given enough time to learn about how the levy would be distributed. Since last year, the tax has raised $1 million for public works repairs and two new police cars.
Machesney Park also hired an additional sheriff’s deputy.