Non-Home Rule Sales Tax Referendum

On the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Ballot, the residents of the Village of Libertyville will have the opportunity to answer a question regarding  imposing a local sales tax of 1%. The tax is equivalent to a penny per dollar on general merchandise. The local sales tax would NOT apply to medicines, titled goods, such as cars and trailers, and most groceries. If approved by voters, the additional sales tax is projected to generate approximately $2,000,000 in new revenue annually after the repeal of the Places for Eating tax.

As a non-home rule government, the Village is required to obtain voter approval to implement this local sales tax. If approved, an Ordinance imposing the tax would be adopted and the sales tax would go into effect on July 1, 2020.

The Village requires the revenue from a local sales tax to offset a nearly $2,500,000 annual capital improvement deficiency for roads, sidewalks, streetlights, parking lots, parks, facilities, and technology. Furthermore, the Village is preparing to establish a stormwater utility in order to construct projects identified in the Master Stormwater Management Plan. A portion of the revenues from a local sales tax may be used to provide an initial funding source for the stormwater utility.

On Thursday, January 30th a town hall meeting was held. To view the presentation click here. 
A second Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, March 4th  at 7:00 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center to learn more about the Referendum.

To view a video of the Mayor discussing the upcoming Non-Home Rule Sales Tax Referendum click here.

Click here to view the press release
​Frequently Asked Questions (click here)

Special Village Views Referendum Edition (click here)

Important Dates

• February 6th – February 28th: Early Voting at the Lake County Clerk's Office

February 22nd: Ask the Mayor at Panera Bread Libertyville (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

February 28th: Ask the Mayor at the Libertyville Civic Center (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

March 2nd – March 14th: Early Voting at the Lake County Central Permit Facility and other locations

March 2nd – March 16th: State Mandated Early Voting Sites with extended hours

March 4th: Non-Home Rule Sales Tax Referendum Town Hall Meeting at the Libertyville Civic Center (7:00 PM)

March 12th: Last day for the Lake County Clerk’s office to receive your completed ballot application in order to vote by mail

March 14th: Ask the Mayor at Birdy’s Coffee Shop (9:00 AM-10:30 AM)

Village Publications Associated with Local Sales Tax Revenue Utilization

The Village of Libertyville Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a multiyear plan covering a ten year period that helps the Village budget for and schedule necessary capital improvement projects.

Click here to view the CIP

The Village's pavement assessment report includes an evaluation of the existing pavement roadways owned and maintained by the Village and establishes a continuous twenty-year road maintenance program. 

Click here to view the pavement assessment report

Click here to view a map of past and planned projects

The Village-wide Master Stormwater Management Plan (MSWMP) includes a variety of proposed flood reduction projects.

Click here to view the MSWMP