ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Homeowners don’t have to worry about a property tax increase next year after city leaders passed its 2020 budget.
The council finalized it Monday night about four months before it was due. The budget is $163.7 million. By keeping property tax levy flat, it’ll save taxpayers roughly $1 million.
Here are a few of the highlights from the budget:
- Increase of $2.189 million in the city’s state-mandated public safety contribution for 2020
- $310,000 in essential improvements to fire stations
- Funding for road salt
- Rehabilitation of a vacant building for Police ID and Evidence functions
The budget does not include any projected revenue from recreational marijuana or a temporary casino.