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Shorewood taxes, sewer rates up slightly in 2017

Brock A. Stein | 12/14/2016, 5:13 p.m.
Property taxes and sewer rates will increase at the start of the year for village residents.

Property taxes will rise slightly in Shorewood next year as the village approves a 6% bump to cover an increase to cover the village’s police pension fund.

The village will contribute $675,000 to its police pension next year, a $75,000 increase over last year’s pension payment.

The village’s total tax levy will change from $1,229,379.79 to $1,303,906.55 for the new fiscal year.

The village’s finance director Anne Burkholder said that the change will mean residents could see an average $5 increase on the village’s portion of their property tax bill.

The village also passed a 7% sewer rate hike following a rate hike from the City of Joliet, which provides sanitary sewer treatment for Shorewood.

The rate hike will mean commercial and residential customers will pay an additional .30 cents per 1,000 gallons. Homes that use an average of 6,000 gallons per month will pay an additional $1.80 said Burkholder.