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    Mosquito abatement increases

    Glen Ellyn mosquito abatement district seeks tax increase amid calls for consolidation (link) — Daily Herald

    Of the 15 referendum questions in DuPage County next month, a ballot measure from an obscure unit of government might not seem like a hot-button issue.

    But the property tax increase sought by the Glen Ellyn Mosquito Abatement District has reignited calls from a DuPage County Board member to consolidate mosquito-control efforts.

    The district filed paperwork in mid-August to place a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking voters to approve its first operating tax rate increase in about two decades. If approved, the owner of a $400,000 house would pay $5 to $7 more in property taxes to the district. That same resident now pays between $13 and $14 a year to the district.

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    from the article:

    The most-recent meeting agenda posted to the district's website dates to 2014. The site also lists the district's attorney as Thomas Eckhardt, who died three years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTM View Post
    from the article:
    Maybe they need the increase to update their website?

    Also in article, "Glen Ellyn's district does not have an office. The five-member board, appointed by Milton Township trustees, is meeting temporarily at the Main Street Recreation Center while the Civic Center is being renovated."

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    Oops, looks like that Herald article got Heidorn off his lazy boy...

    Township supervisor moves to replace Glen Ellyn mosquito abatement board (link) — Daily Herald

    "Heidorn said the decision to replace board members -- whose terms already have expired -- came in part after a Daily Herald story that outlined the district's referendum funding request and raised questions about its efficiencies and transparency. The district lacks an office and has an outdated website that still identifies its attorney as Thomas Eckhardt, who died three years ago.

    The property tax increase sought by the district reignited calls from DuPage County Board member Tim Elliott to consolidate mosquito-control efforts.

    Heidorn said he started taking a closer look at a merger at the urging of Elliott and others."

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