Township Approves Levies for Operations, Roads
The Plainfield Township Board has approved a $1,407,432 levy for taxes that will be paid in 2011.
The amount requested is about $50,000 more than last year's tax levy.
A levy is not the same as the tax rate, however, which will be set next year. The tax rate determines how much property tax residents will pay based on every $100 of their property's equalized assessed valuation.
Township Supervisor John Argoudelis said the average taxpayer pays about $40 in taxes to the township.
"It is a small line on ordinary people's tax bill and we want to do our part to leave money in people's hands to take care of their families," Argoudelis said.
Trustees have also approved a township road district levy of $1,906,192.
"We have no control over the road district levy," Argoudelis said. "We are required to approve it. We have no supervisory power over it, we have no power to alter it, we have no say in what road is patched …"
Township Highway Commissioner Sam Reichert was not at meeting last week where the levies were approved, but the township board plans to put a road district update on its January agenda, Argoudelis said.