ELBURN—The Blackberry Township Board voted unanimously on Dec. 13 to freeze the Property Tax Levy for 2012.
“People are hurting financially and now is not the time to raise property taxes to fund bigger government,” Blackberry Township Supervisor Dave Richmond said following the vote.
Richmond said that this is the third year in a row that Blackberry Township has lowered the Property Tax Levy from the maximum allowed under state law. He said Blackberry Township was able to hold the line on the levy because the township did not spend money on projects that were not needed when times were good.
“Therefore, when times are not so good, we do not find ourselves in debt,” Richmond said.