After weeks of internal debate on how much of a tax hike Highland Park residents will pay, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed real estate tax levy at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
Initially approving a potential increase of 7.31 percent Nov. 8, Mayor Nancy Rotering indicated the amount would be closer to 5.2 percent during the Dec. 2 Council meeting. The City’s legislative body will hold further discussions during its Committee of the Whole meeting t 4:30 p.m. Monday ahead of the public hearing.
The City’s levy is one of three tax increases Highland Parkers face as Township High School District 113 and the Park District of Highland Park plan bumps as well. Moraine Township intends to hold taxes steady while North Shore School District 112 will be asking less next year.
In addition to taxes, the Council plans to get an update on the status of Alcyon Foundation’s efforts on renovating the Highland Park Theater during the Committee of the Whole meeting.
The complete agenda is available on the City’s website.