Tag Archives: levy

Council Cured, School Board Worsens

The Batavia City Council has recovered its sensibilities. In a 11-3 vote, they decided to find a final $150,000 to cut from the budget so they wouldn’t have to raise taxes. However, the Batavia School Board has become more deaf. … Continue reading

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The Fever is Spreading

It’s not just the School District anymore; the City has caught the tax/spend fever. They’re even using the same rhetoric: “We have to tax all we can now in case we can’t raise taxes later.” Governor Rauner’s proposal to freeze … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

An exciting 3-person team will be on the ballot April 7, 2015 for election to the Batavia School Board:  William “Bill” Gabriel, Ron Rechenmacher, and Michelle Olache. Three seats are up on a board of 7. Eight candidates have filed. … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Speak, Referendum Fails

The $15 million school district referendum for artificial turf went down in flames. Nearly 74% of voters, over 8500 taxpayers, voted “No” to a plan that was sure to raise taxes further. Last December, the school board ignored the pleas … Continue reading

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Mindset of the Batavia School Board

Following the unanimous vote of the Batavia school board to levy the maximum amount of taxes from those residing in the school district, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was made for the emails sent to the school board … Continue reading

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Batavia School District proposes $7 million tax hike

The school board has published their proposed tax levy for 2013, payable in 2014. It includes an almost 13% increase in taxes for operating funds, due mostly to the Chicago Premium Outlets Mall coming onto the tax rolls after the … Continue reading

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