“Shall the Road District of Naperville Township be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by Naperville Township?”
Here are 10 reasons to vote “YES” on the referendum on April 2:
- To maintain complete control of the Naperville Township Road District and assets by the elected Naperville Township Elected Officials.
- To avoid a 50% tax increase to the Naperville Township Road District’s tax levy if the scheduled consolidation with Lisle Township takes effect in 2021.
- Lisle Township residents would receive a 22% decrease in the combined Road District tax levy under the scheduled consolidation while the Naperville Township tax levy would increase.
- To assure that the five elected Naperville Township Officials will maintain the excellent Naperville Township road services.
- The April 2nd referendum gives Naperville Township residents the opportunity to decide the fate of the Naperville Township Road District.
- A YES vote to the referendum means the Naperville Township Road District will be consolidated into Naperville Township as a department.
- All the Naperville Township assets and tax dollars will remain in Naperville Township.
- A NO vote means Lisle/Naperville Township Roads will consolidate and elected official members on the combined board will decide the governance of the Naperville Township Road district with a four-member governing board.
- Currently Naperville Township Road district has no debt with millions of tax dollars in assets; what debts and obligations will be assumed from the Lisle Township Road district if the merger occurs in 2021?
- A YES vote means that Naperville Township Road District remains within Naperville Township.
The current Naperville Township elected officials have reduced the 2019-2020 Naperville Town tax levy by $200,000. There is a strong possibility that the future Naperville Township Road District tax levy will continue to be reduced in future years.
Public Act 100-0106 (New Law) effective January 1, 2018 allows Naperville Township to place this question on the ballot in a general or municipal election. The April 2017 municipal election passed a binding referendum to consolidate the Naperville Township Road District with the Lisle Township Road District into one new Road District. Public Act 100-0106 was passed after the 2017 Municipal election where the Lisle/Naperville Road District consolidation passed. Passing this referendum allows Naperville Township Road District to step away from the 2017 consolidation referendum.