Godfrey trustees have lowered the village’s tax levy for the fourth consecutive year.  The levy will reduce the total income of the village by 5% again this year, coming in at just under $462,000.  The cuts have been part of a process spearheaded by Mayor Mike McCormick to eventually eliminate the property tax in the village. 

During the annual audit report this week, C.J. Schlosser & Company’s Kevin Tepen said the village continues to show fiscal progress.

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There will be even more sales tax money coming to the village in the coming years.  Ground was broken on a new Dollar General location this week that will be located on West Delmar Avenue near the Melville Dairy.  The special taxing district for Piasa Hills will stay at just over $78,000 this year.  It was instituted in 2006 to help residents pay for the sewer upgrade.

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