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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Village Board Votes to Place Bond Referendum on Nov. 3 Ballot

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At the August 17, 2020 Village Board meeting, the Mayor & Board of Trustees passed an ordinance that directs Cook County to place a referendum question on the November 3, 2020 ballot asking voters to approve the issuance of General Obligation bonds to finance needed improvements to our Village’s infrastructure. Specifically, the bonds would be used to pay for the resurfacing and reconstruction of streets and sidewalks village-wide, as well as improvements to stormwater infrastructure to reduce flooding in the Flossmoor Road Viaduct and upstream tributary areas of the Heather Hill and Old Flossmoor neighborhoods. This decision follows several Board discussions over the past couple of years focused on the need to resurface and reconstruct many streets in our community and within the last year, several discussions related to flooding.

The question will ask voters to approve $10 million in General Obligation bonds that would be paid off over a period of 20 years. The bond would be financed by the Village’s property tax levy and would replace an $8 million bond that was used to construct the library and will be paid off in 2021.

The question will read as follows on the November 3, 2020 ballot.

Shall the Village of Flossmoor, Cook County, Illinois, issue General Obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000, said bonds bearing interest at not to exceed the rate of 9.00% per annum, for the purpose of paying the costs of the following infrastructure improvements throughout the Village: street reconstruction, street resurfacing and sidewalk improvements, and storm sewer system improvements including those related to the Flossmoor Road viaduct, and expenses related thereto?

Read the media release here.

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