Rockton Village Board approves flat property tax levy

ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) ----- The Rockton Village Board approves its property tax levy, staying flat and picks up plans to improve infrastructure.

Hitting just over a million dollars, the Property Tax Levy will work to keep the village's schools in tip top shape, repair potholes and improve the number of Rockton’s well-worn streets.

Board members, including Rockton Mayor Dale Adams say the move addresses the community's concerns as they prepare to ring in a new decade.

"We'll keep the tax rate flat. It was a slight increase but the increase was due to new buildings, new construction, annexations, things like that. But there will be no increase in the amount of property tax in the village of Rockton levies to our residents," said Rockton Mayor Dale Adams.

"I think it just shows that we're really trying to benefit the citizens of the Village without hurting their wallet. Like I said, the last thing that any of us trustees want to do here is to raise property tax or taxes on anyone and not show them that we're doing something," said trustee Cory Magnus.

This comes two weeks after village board members approved a one percent sales tax referendum for infrastructure to hit the ballot in March.