Tax rate lowered for 5th consecutive year
“I’m proud of the hard work that everyone at the county has done to put this budget together,” said County Board Member and Finance Chair Kenneth Harris (D-Bolingbrook). “Our budget for fiscal year 2020 meets all of our debt obligations, includes a five year road and capital plan, and includes $108 million in funding to complete the new courthouse and a new state of the art Health Department.”
Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) said that healthy debate and bi-partisan work helped produce this year’s budget.
“We continue to provide vital services to our residents while planning for the future growth of Will County,” said Winfrey. “I’m grateful to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for thoroughly debating this budget and being sensitive to the needs of the county while always putting the taxpayer first.”
Minority leader Mike Fricilone (R-Homer Glen) said that his caucus would have liked to see the tax rate lowered more than it was.
“Will County had the opportunity to lower the burden on our taxpayers and still provide the highest level of services,” said Fricilone. “We owe it to our constituents to keep their taxes as low as possible and I think there were areas in the budget where we could have tightened our belt a little more.”