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Village of Romeoville approves budget, reduces tax rate

The village of Romeoville approved its 2019-2020 budget at its board meeting Wednesday.

The $129 million budget includes more than $34 million in capital projects with no new fees.

It also reduces the village’s property tax rate for the fourth year in a row, according to a news release from Romeoville officials.

“The village continues to provide top notch services while reducing the tax rate,” Mayor John Noak said.

The village budget also includes funding toward a number of infrastructure and public safety projects.

Some of the larger projects to be completed this year include $15 million in water and sewer projects, $3.6 million in street resurfacing, a pedestrian crossing at Route 53 and Normantown Road, the redevelopment of Conservation Park, more decorative street lights, a playground at Discovery Park, and a police and K-9 memorial.

There are also more multi-use paths to be constructed.

Other expenses include additional police and fire personnel, a new public works facility and the continuation of the water bill rebate program.

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