JOLIET -- As construction gets set to begin on a new Health Department facility for Will County, the County Board has entered into a project labor management agreement (PLA) that is designed to ensure high quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness. The county board inked the agreement with, the Three Rivers Construction Alliance, the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Leopardo Inc during its October board meeting.
The Will County Board announced today that they have received federal funding of $500,000 to improve the security and safety of seven facilities and their surrounding grounds within the Homer Community Consolidated School District 33-C.
“We’re very pleased that our grant for school safety improvements was accepted by the U.S. Attorney General’s office,” said Will County Board Member Mike Fricilone (R-Homer Glen). “The Will County Board is always looking to partner with other agencies to seek out alternative funding sources.”
Finance committee votes adjust corporate levy
JOLIET – The Will County Board Finance Committee voted today to adjust the corporate tax levy down from what the County Executive has proposed. The adjustment would continue to lower the tax rate on the county portion of residents’ tax bills. If approved at the October Board Meeting, the rate could drop to approximately 0.58. The rate last year was 0.61. The Finance Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to reduce the levy increase by approximately $300,000. The board has lowered the tax rate for the last three years in a row.
Kasondra Van Treeck