Village President Missey Moorman Schumacher said 2018 was a good year for Channahon during her recent State of the Village address.
There has been a “significant uptick” in residential, commercial and industrial development, and the village’s portion of the property tax rate had remained the same, she said.
“New construction permitted in 2018 equates to more than $15 million in new EAV to the region,” Schumacher said, “and more than $1.2 million annually across the various taxing bodies. The housing market has rebounded in Channahon, and we have been named among the healthiest housing markets.”
Schumacher said 45% of last year’s home sales were new construction, with designs for residents in every stage of life, from “leaving the nest” homes to senior homes.
The nonresidential development, she added, outpaced residential growth and broadened the village’s tax base, and “the nearly $60 million in industrial development also brought in more than $15 million in public infrastructure improvements ...
paid for by those developments, through the cooperation of all involved taxing bodies.”
Schumacher also thanked residents and business owners who played a part in creating a new comprehensive plan for Channahon, which will be completed in a few months.
She said she wanted to highlight three high school seniors in particular: Alena Doster, Grace McClimon and Emily Maruszak, who she said have spent many hours, over the past year, bringing their vision to the plan.
“I’m so proud of them,” Schumacher said. “I wanted all of our residents to have input, and I thought it was also important to involve our young residents because they are our future. To have young people participate and offer their views on what they want Channahon to look like and what will keep them here ... is important.”
Maintaining and bringing new green space for recreation is an important part of the plan.
Also at the address, former Channahon Park District Executive Director Chuck Szoke was named Citizen of the Year, Channahon Lanes was named Business of the Year, and Detective Andrew McClellan was named Channahon Police Officer of the Year.