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Posted on: October 1, 2019

2019 Parks and Roads Levy

Orange Township
Parks & Road Levies
 
General Election on November 5, 2019
1 mill Parks & Recreation Renewal Levy
0.5 mill Road Renewal Levy

2019 Levy Information:
The 1 mill Parks & Recreation Levy will expire at the end of 2019. This levy funds 7 Township Parks covering over 90 acres, 13 miles of bike and pedestrian trails and supports 2 full-time & 2 part-time Park Workers. This levy also funds playgrounds, an aquatic center, athletic fields, park buildings & shelters, restrooms and parking lots. Additional bike and pedestrian trails are planned such as the Lewis Center/North Road Trail and Lewis Center Trail Phase II extending from Bale Kenyon Road to Waukeegan Avenue. The renewal levy will allow for continued expansion, maintenance and operations of all of our Park assets.

The 0.5 mill Road Levy will expire at the end of 2019. This levy funds the maintenance of 101.572 miles of roadway within the 22.78 square miles of Township area and supports 6 full-time & 1 part-time Maintenance Worker along with all equipment required. Road maintenance includes, but is not limited to, patching potholes, cleaning ditches, mowing along road right-of-ways, rating roads for resurfacing & repair, line striping, installing and updating ADA accessible ramps, cross-walk markings and winter maintenance such, as snow and ice control.

What to Expect on the November 5th ballot:
Orange Township residents will be asked to vote on the renewal of the 1 mill Parks & Recreation Levy and a renewal of the 0.5 mill Road Levy. These levies will cost the owner of an Orange Township home with a market value of $250,000, a total of $105.97 in taxes per year.

Learn more at www.orangetwp.org/Levy   

DISCLAIMER:
This brochure is intended to provide factual information and is not intended to support, oppose or endorse a position.
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