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Village to Repair Dozens of Subdivision Streets

Streets in nine village neighborhoods will receive repairs on cracks in streets.

Sick of those pesky cracks in your neighborhood's roads? 

Thanks to action taken by the village's board of trustees last week, those cracks could be a thing of the past.

Village board members approved a measure that amended a contract to add $255,344 more in road repairs. The money for the project was not part of the village's balanced FY 2012 budget it passed in March.

Here's a list of the subdivisions set for repairs:

  • Americana Estates
  • Augusta Village
  • Bloomfield West
  • The Enclave
  • Fields of Bradford
  • Fox Ridge Farms
  • Hickory Oaks
  • Sommerfield
  • Southgate
Jennifer October 05, 2011 at 05:08 PM
What about the non-expensive home subdivisions? I thought the saying was "all men are created equal" since they all pay the fair share of taxes in Bolingbrook...
Steve October 05, 2011 at 05:13 PM
Public works is working on fixing some droopy storm drains on my street in Bloomfield. Thank you and keep up the great work!
gjp October 05, 2011 at 06:21 PM
Since taxes are calculated by multiplying a percentage times the home's assessed value, the more expensive homes do pay more in taxes than the less expensive ones.
Jennifer October 05, 2011 at 06:31 PM
gjp, according to your philosophy, one could state that those with smaller homes have more disposable incomes and eat out more around town. Therefore, the food tax in Bolingbrook is largely supplied by those residents. Either way, each resident in Bolingbrook pays extrememly high taxes one way or another and deserves to not have tires blown out due to poor infastructure. With what we pay in taxes, we should be paying for gold road to drive on. Instead, we pay for high salaries of elected officials and head of departments, losing Golf Course revenue, the failure of AM Estates (Which is getting paved new roads) and more. We have sacrificed services for mis-spending. Your dollar doesn't matter. It is not big enough to pad the fat wallets of elected officials. I think it is safe to assume that the subdivisions picked are probably the one's the Trustees live in.
tom October 05, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Jennifer, A home with an assessed value of $91,800 (fair market value of $275,400) paid the village of Bolingbrook exactly $1181.60 this year. A home with an assessed value of $44,700(fair market value of $134,100) paid the village of Bolignbrook $497.55 this year. These are the facts. You can say that these amounts are extremely high, but many people will disagree with you.
Amy Strong October 06, 2011 at 01:05 AM
Tom, I know this is off topic, but... My home has a fair market value of much less than $275,000... I paid over $4000 in taxes last year. I am in Valley View School district... How did these people pay such low taxes? Should I be contesting my tax bill?
NEM October 06, 2011 at 01:37 AM
Amy That is your total tax bill not what the village only gets.
tom October 06, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Amy, Out of your total tax bill of over $4,000, the Village of Bolingbrook receives approx 8-9% of that. The rest goes to other taxing bodies like schools districts (elem and college), park district, library district, county, forest preserve...None of which would be responsible for repaving residential roads.
gjp October 06, 2011 at 04:36 AM
My "philosophy?" It's not a philosophy, it's how taxes are computed - as shown in an example provided by tom below.
Jennifer October 06, 2011 at 01:27 PM
Amy, Don't forget, out of that 8-9% the Village gets, they find ways to put about 8% into their own pockets by paying for the drinking in the bat cave (.5% gotta stock the bar), donating to their own organizations (7%), and paying for the Mayor's salary and Jaguar (.5%). After that, there is nothing left to pave ALL the roads needing it in Bolingbrook. Therefore, they have to apply for bonds, which is more money in the future that will come out of our pockets when they raise the amount to 15% of the tax bill. Only the subdivisions that have a contributor to the Will County republican Party or to Roger's personal campagn fund war chest of over $1 Million.

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