Thanks to a Concord lobbyist for this information on Concord Township budget for 2019 and 2020.
Here is the raw data provided by Concord’s County Administrator.
TAX BUDGET CONCORD RAW DATA
Please note that Concord residents will be paying for the 4.00 mill Safety Services levy and the 2.0 Road levy forever, since the Trustees, Luhte, Malchesky and Galloway (now County Auditor), thought that the Trustees do not have to be accountable to the citizens and placed “continuous” levies on the ballot. It appears that Malchesky likes the word “continuous” since he spearheaded another continuous levy for the Morley Library last year.
The Safety Services Levy is an important part of the overall budget – accounting for ~29% of the total revenue for the Township in 2019. As we understand it, the funds are used to pay for patrols by the Lake County Sheriff and our fire department needs.
We have been told that 2 new fire stations are being contemplated, so it looks like we will be attending more Trustee meetings……….just a friendly “heads up” to our Trustees.
With two new fire stations and a $100 million new school for Riverside being considered, Concord is truly pricing seniors out of their homes, and is becoming a very expensive community. We do not seem to have a proper mix of commercial / industrial businesses to help defray the escalating costs of property taxes.
We tried to make some sense of the raw data provided, and summarized the information into various worksheets for your review. [you will have to rotate the pages to read]
Here is a comparison of the individual funds for each year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020:
We will continue to monitor the actions of Concord’s Trustees, and will keep you posted.