The North River Expanded Mental Health Services Program
November 6th VOTING RESULTS:
74% SAY "YES" TO RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESSee Our List of Community Leaders Who Support the Referendum
On November 6, 2012, nearly 74% of voters in the North River community voted to raise their own property taxes to restore mental health services in their community.
See the referendum question and other information below:
What will a YES vote do for our community?
- By law, every penny of this money will stay in our community and can ONLY be spent on mental health services for those in need.
- These funds will be overseen locally by a Governing Commission of residents living within our community. By law 85% of the funds must be used for direct mental health services, while administrative costs cannot exceed 15%.
How will it be funded?
- We will be asked to approve a .004 property tax increase.
- This means $4 for every $1,000 you currently pay.
- The average homeowner will pay $16 per year.
- By law this rate cannot be raised and the funds can only be used for mental health services for residents in our community.[405 ILCS 22]