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Proviso Probe

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Brookfield will raise taxes to provide recreation opportunities to disabled

Suburban Life (Dan Petrella):
A few months after joining a recreation association for residents with disabilities, Brookfield is considering levying an additional property tax — up to $25 a year — to pay for its membership.

In April, the Village Board voted to join the Downers Grove-based South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation – better known as SEASPAR – and to pay for the annual $60,000 membership fee out of the village’s general fund. But now other village projects are running over budget, and the board is expected to vote at its Monday, Aug. 13, meeting to approve a special recreation tax.

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