A petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot asking for a cap on property taxes in Madison County has apparently been a success. about 10,000 signatures were presented to the Madison County Clerk's office on Friday. Only a little over 8,000 were needed.
While the County Board Chairman, State's Attorney, and Sheriff are on record opposing the thought of capping the maximum tax rate, the Treasurer is continuing his support of the plan. The referendum asks voters if they support lowering the maximum tax rate for the county's General Fund from .25 cents to .20 cents. Assuming 8,030 signatures are verified, the referendum will go to voters this fall.