York Center Fire District given green light on tax increase

Updated 11/6/2018 11:32 PM

The York Center Fire District can move forward with plans to buy two new vehicles, replace aging equipment and renovate its fire station after voters approved a proposal to borrow $3 million.

Voters agreed to raise their property taxes by 1,042 votes to 727 votes, according to unofficial results.

Voters rejected a similar proposal last spring.

Officials say the tax increase will cost the owner of a $350,000 home almost $150 more a year. The fire district covers half of Oakbrook Terrace along with unincorporated areas near Oak Brook, Lombard and Villa Park.

Officials say they need to replace a heavy rescue squad and an ambulance coming to the end of their functional lives and to make improvements to an aging fire station.

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