GLENVIEW IN BRIEF
The Glenview Village Board made preliminary approval of the 2020 property tax levy ordinance during its meeting of Nov. 17.
The ordinance calls for an extended levy of $12,757, 014, representing a 0.73% increase, or $92,312, over the village's final 2019 extended levy.
As Glenview Finance Director Maggie Bosley explained in a prior meeting's discussion over the levy, the 2020 levy is basically flat as it takes into account equalized assessed value of new construction and newly annexed property for the 2019 tax year.
The board also preliminarily approved 2020 property tax abatement ordinances of $7,589,983, about 94% related to The Glen redevelopment.
Each year the board adopts tax abatement ordinances to reduce the amount of property taxes levied for bond issues. Abatements are possible because monies are available from other sources, including the Glen Tax Increment Financing District Fund.
The Village Board on Nov. 17 adopted the Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus Greenest Region Compact, which addresses collaborate goals toward sustainability in metropolitan Chicago.
Municipalities join the Greenest Region Compact by resolution and then work to achieve its goals in their community and in collaboration with other municipalities across the region.
Adding Glenview now makes 133 communities that have adopted the Greenest Region Compact to improve quality of life for more than 6 million residents. It's the largest regional sustainability collaborate for municipalities in the country.
It was a busy night for the Glenview Village Board. On Nov. 17 it also weighed in on fees to use commuter parking lots.
Because fewer commuters are using the lots during the COVID-19 pandemic, the village will offer discounts on commuter parking for 2021.
It's establishing a 50% discount for resident and nonresident permits. That means the cost of a resident semiannual permit would be set at $75, and $100 for nonresidents. Monthly permits would be set at $12.50 for resident, $16.75 for nonresidents. Motorcyclists who are residents will pay $4.25 for a monthly commuter parking permit; for nonresidents it's $5.75.
There would be no change to the $2 daily feel.
Final approval of the commuter parking discounts is scheduled for the board's Dec. 8 meeting.