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CITY COUNCIL | Motor tax to increase two cents

CITY COUNCIL | Motor tax to increase two cents

Sara Rasmussen

January 16, 2018

DeKALB — DeKalb city officials will increase motor taxes by two cents per gallon by March.The council wants to use the money from the tax increase to fix roads in need of repair. Three people spoke out against the increase during public comments.The Finance Advisory Committee has held multiple mee...

4.32 percent tax increase proposed

4.32 percent tax increase proposed

Ryan Ocasio

November 16, 2014

City Council is looking to increase DeKalb’s property tax rate by 4.32 percent after discussing three options for the increase with the Finance Advisory Committee Thursday.Property tax paid by residents of DeKalb is used to pay for city employee social security obligations, the Illinois Municipal R...

Council wants more time for 2015 budget

Keisha Howerth

February 25, 2014

City Council has decided the dates on which it will discuss the city’s budget, but it will change next year’s budget workshop schedule because it conflicts with NIU graduation.City Council discussed the current calendar year for the fiscal year budget and what changes could be made to it at Monday...

To build or not to build: DeKalb City Council holds joint meeting to discuss police department expansion

Jason Pfrommer

June 28, 2011

The DeKalb City Council and the Finance Advisory Committee held a special joint meeting Monday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., to discuss the financing options available for the construction of a new police station. Members of the meeting discussed whether or not the city has the...