…won't Crestwood come to London?
Not only has the village not increased its property tax in 39 years, it has cut the rate every year, to a current low of 38 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.Crestwood, Illinois also rebates half or more of the property tax collected from residents, charges $1 for business licences and no impact fees to developers, and all the while provides police and services that include:
garbage removal, sidewalk replacement, street maintenance, water maintenance, sewer repairs, park maintenance and grass cutting, water meter reading and billing, ambulance service, engineering, bus service anywhere in the village for $1.10 a ride, a senior citizen center, youth services.Crestwood's secrets? Nothing astonishing, as it happens… read the rest here.
Asked if other mayors might get some ideas by studying how Crestwood is run, Stranczek demurred. "I don't give advice to other mayors; they can swim on their own."
Monday, October 22, 2007
Posted by MapMaster on Monday, October 22, 2007