If supported by voters in November, a home-owner with a house market worth of $410,000 would see an estimated $49 enhance of their property taxes going ahead.
A optimistic vote in November would supply an approximate $1.46 million in income to supply the companies going ahead on an annual foundation.
Buffalo Grove Village Trustee Joanne Johnson, who has been serving to spearhead a 708 Board, stated the brand new board, if permitted, would encompass 7-9 members appointed by the township board who would act as a recommending physique for programming and expenditures. The Vernon Township Board would have ultimate approval on all suggestions made by the 708 Board.
In accordance with Johnson, a optimistic end result with the referendum would assist promote a full array of coordinated psychological well being, developmental incapacity and substance abuse companies for all residents of Vernon Township; and would supply management of a coordinated companies system with ongoing communications amongst suppliers, recipients and residents.
Johnson famous that Illinois has a statewide database known as PUNS, which stands for Prioritization of Urgency of Wants for Providers, for folks with developmental disabilities. PUNS data details about people with developmental disabilities who’re in search of companies.
In Vernon Township, in line with PUNS, 100 residents are actively receiving companies from the state of Illinois, Johnson stated, including there are a further 97 residents on the ready checklist for companies because it usually takes 6-7 years after a person ages out of college to obtain an evaluation and help companies from the state.
“With regard to substance abuse, in line with a brand new report from the CDC, drug overdose deaths elevated by 30% from 2019 to 2020,” Johnson stated. “In 2020 alone, Lake County opioid overdose deaths rose 19.5%. We already had an alarming variety of overdoses in our space, however the pandemic has brought on these numbers to extend dramatically.”
Lastly, Johnson stated, a 708 Board addresses psychological well being.
“As an elected official in Buffalo Grove, I can inform you that I’ve obtained multiple cellphone name from a distressed dad or mum in search of psychological well being companies for his or her little one,” Johnson stated. “In a single instance, the mom had a daughter who had been discharged from an in-hospital program and was on a 6-8 month ready checklist for companies from Omni. I had no reply or resolution for her though I made many cellphone calls on her behalf. As a society, we help remedy for bodily sickness however our response to psychological sickness is kind of completely different.”
Johnson famous if a referendum is permitted, the cash is taxed regionally and stays native.
“In different phrases, Vernon Township taxpayers shall be supporting themselves, their neighbors, and solely fellow Vernon Township residents,” Johnson stated. “There are not any 708 boards in Lake County, but McHenry County has had one in place for the reason that Nineteen Sixties. Let’s be a pacesetter on this space and get up our fellow Lake County townships.”
Vernon Township serves Buffalo Grove north of Lake Cook dinner Highway.
Related referendums in Wheeling and Schaumburg townships will even be on the Nov. 8 poll.