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Kishwaukee College to hold public hearing for proposed tax levy increase

Kishwaukee Community College set up a museum for its homecoming event to display various milestones in the college's 50-year history.
Kishwaukee Community College set up a museum for its homecoming event to display various milestones in the college's 50-year history.

MALTA – The community college district Kishwaukee College is in is considering a property tax levy increase for the college and is inviting public comment on the matter.

Kishwaukee College chief financial officer Jill Hansen said in a memo that the college is required to publish a notice for a public hearing for the upcoming year’s property tax levy. This year’s public hearing will occur at the 5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13 at the college, 21193 Malta Road, according to meeting agenda documents.

According to the documents, the total property taxes extended for 2017 were $14,397,856, and the estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2018 are $15,279,640.

The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended for 2017 were $10,197,648. The proposed corporate and special purposes property taxes to be levied for 2018 are $10,986,133. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2017 were $4,202,993, whereas the estimated property taxes to be levied for 2018 are $4,293,506.

The notice of the public hearing is on the agenda for the Board of Trustees meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room C-2175 at the college, 21193 Malta Road.

Anyone who would like to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz or Hansen at 815-825-2086, ext. 9334 or 9517, respectively.

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