Petitioners Put Property Tax for Roads to Vote in Lake County

Get set for a tax vote in Lake County! The petition drive to refer a new 0.9-mill property tax levy for roads collected enough signatures to put the measure to a countywide vote. Petitioner Steven Kant tells me that he submitted 564 signatures to the courthouse yesterday. County auditor Bobbi Janke rejected 31, leaving 533 valid. 507 was enough to put the levy on the ballot.

Janke tells KJAM the vote will take place September 26th. So my friends back in Lake County now have seven weeks to debate whether they want to repave ten more miles of their bumpy roads each year and, if they do, whether they want to use property taxes to make that pavement happen.