November 2016 Referendum Questions

Overview of the Questions:



During the November 2016 Election, Yorkville residents will have the opportunity to vote on three different questions. Below is an overview of the three questions as labeled on the right.

1. City Clerk Question


This question asks if you would like to eliminate the position of City Clerk have the duties be passed on to the Deputy City Clerk. This would result in a cost savings to the City. If passed it will not be effective until the end of the term for the current City Clerk in 2019.


2. Treasurer Question


This question asks if you would like to eliminate the position of City Treasurer and have the duties be passed on to the Finance Director. This would result in a cost savings to the City. If passed the position which is up for reelection in April 2017 would not be included on the ballot.

For more detailed information on the first two questions view the
Clerk and Treasurer Referendum FAQs.


3. Home Rule Question


This question asks if you would like to like the United City of Yorkville to become a home-rule unit of government. Home rule shifts greater responsibility and authority for local government decision making from the state level to the local level. 

More information on Home Rule:


Documents



Home Rule Referendum
City Council Special Meetings



Meetings will be held Tuesday, October 11th and Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30 pm at the City Council Chambers. 800 Game Farm Rd.

There will be a brief presentation by staff followed by an informal question and answer session with staff and the City Council. We encourage you to attend. The meetings will be in an open house style format.

Additional Questions?


General questions regarding all three of the referendums should be directed to Bart Olson, City Administrator at 630-553-4350.

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