Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0188    Version: 1 Name: FY2020 Abatement - SSA16
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Tax Abatement Ordinance for Special Service Area Number (SSA #) 16 tax levy.
Title
Tax Abatement Ordinance for Special Service Area Number (SSA #) 16 tax levy.

Staff Summary
* SSAs are created to allow improvements to be made and debt to be issued to pay for these improvements. The debt service is then paid for by a special tax levy.
* Each year, a separate tax is levied on the properties within the designated area to pay the debt service issued to pay for the improvements.
* This SSA provides funds for the repayment of bonds issued for construction of water supply improvements and extensions to provide access to Lake Michigan Water through the existing system of the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA).
* In the case of the SSA #16 Series 2016 bonds, there were reimbursements received from CLCJAWA. These funds can then be used to help pay the debt for the Series 2016 Bonds. Each year, part of those funds is used to lower the tax levy.
* This ordinance authorizes the taxes to be abated.

Body
Ordinance reducing the tax heretofore levied for the tax year 2019 and collected in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to pay debt service for Special Service Area number 16 Series 2016 bonds of the County of Lake, Illinois.

WHEREAS, the County Board of Lake County, Illinois, by ordinance adopted and filed with the Lake County Clerk on the 12th day of July, 2016, did provide for the levy of a direct and annual tax sufficient to pay principal and interest on Special Service Area Number 16 Series 2016 bonds; and

WHEREAS, the County has now received reimbursements from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA), which amounts can be applied to the payment of debt service on Special Service Area Number 16 Series 2016 bonds and thereby reduce the tax to be levied to pay the debt service; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the County that the tax heretofore levied for the tax year 2019 and collected in FY2020 to pay such debt service on the bonds be reduced by the amount of $482,500.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINE...

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