Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1264    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance authorizing the dissolution of the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Ordinance Authorizing the Dissolution of the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District.
Attachments: 1. LBMAD Ordinance to Dissolve, 2. LBMAD Financial Review
Ordinance Authorizing the Dissolution of the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District.

Staff Summary
* On February 9, 2021, the Lake County Board passed an Ordinance proposing dissolution of the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District (LBMAD).
* Per State Statute 55 ILCS 5/5-44025, this ordinance initiated the dissolution process and required that the District complete an audit detailing claims, receipts, inventory of property, and debts.
* At the Committee's July 29, 2021 meeting, the Lake County Finance & Administrative Services Department presented its audit findings to the Committee, and direction was received to continue the process to dissolve with details related to the District's remaining funds.
* This ordinance sets forth final steps in the formal dissolution of the district and provides details related to how the remaining funds should be used and distributed amongst the district area's municipalities.


Whereas, the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District ("District") is a Mosquito Abatement District covering parts of Lake Bluff, North Chicago, Green Oaks, and unincorporated Lake County; and

Whereas, only two such mosquito abatement districts exist in Lake County. Mosquito abatement in other areas of the County, to the extent any such abatement is performed, is carried out by municipalities or, under certain circumstances, by the Lake County Health Department; and,

Whereas, the District derives its revenue from a small tax levy imposed on properties within the District's boundaries, with the total tax generating around $100,000. That money has historically gone to a contractor that the District hires to perform mosquito abatement activities; and,

Whereas, other than its annual tax revenue, the District, which is made up of five trustees appointed by the County Board, possesses no interests in property, whether real or personal, other than tax proceeds in a bank account and some corporate records; and,

Whereas, the County and t...

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