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Naperville Now 08-16-18

Referendums On The Ballot:

This November, DuPage County voters will get the chance to weigh in on three tax-related referendum questions. The first asks voters if they’d be willing to take on a property tax hike of 1 percent of their home value to help reduce state debt. The second asks if a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax should be instituted, based on the number of miles driven annually. And the third asks whether the county should continue to consolidate departments of local government to streamline services and cut costs. The DuPage County Board approved all three of the non-binding referendums at their latest meeting, for inclusion on the November 6 ballot.

DuPage Flooding Fix:

Last night the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the public a chance to learn more about their plans to solve flooding issues along the DuPage River. At a public meeting held at the JTK Administration Building in Wheaton, residents voiced their many concerns about the plan, specifically what they thought was an emphasis on the structural repair and elevation of the Lisle Levee, without addressing other areas along the river. The Army Corps based their plan on a two-year study of the river and the high-risk flooding areas along its watershed. They’ll be holding another public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Works Building, and welcome email comments and feedback from the public through August 30.

Free Wi-Fi At Park Locations:

The Naperville Park District has now added complimentary Wi-Fi at several of their locations. If you’re out at Centennial Beach, Centennial Grill, Riverwalk Café, Fort Hill Activity Center or Knoch Knolls Nature Center, getting online will be a breeze. The Wi-Fi connection is thanks to a five-year partnership the park district struck up with WOW! and Digitial Lobby. They hope to add Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses and Rotary Hill into the Wi-Fi mix by this October.

Back to School!:

It’s back to school for District 203! With backpacks on and moms in tow, it was all smiles and a warm welcome walking into school this morning for the Elmwood Elementary Eagles, as parents dropped off their kids to meet their new teachers. Classes begin for District 204 on August 21.




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