Voters Elect New Village Trustees, Support District 30 Referendum

Voters Elect New Village Trustees, Support District 30 Referendum

Following the results of last month’s election, two new faces will be on the Northbrook Village Board starting four year terms this month. Three Northbrook Caucus Candidates, including Kathryn Ciesla (incumbent), Muriel Collison and Jason Han were elected with each receiving roughly 27% of the votes cast for the three open seats. Independent candidate Scott Bush received roughly 18% of the votes. Village President Sandy Frum and Village Clerk Debbie Ford, also Caucus candidates, ran unopposed. All will be sworn in at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Collison and Han will take the seats of Trustees Michael Scholaro and Todd Heller, who chose not to run for re-election.

District 30 Referendum
Voters overwhelmingly approved a $36.3 million bond referendum to build a new Maple School and provide for health/life safety improvements at Wescott and Willowbrook elementary schools. Of the 1,822 votes cast, nearly 76 percent of the voters cast “yes” votes for the referendum.
Estimates are that the new school and improvements will cost $41.5 million, with $5.2 million from the District 30 fund balance to make up the difference. School officials indicate that the next step will be to finalize the design for the new Maple school. Once plans are in place and approved, the groundbreaking for the new school is projected to be in the spring of 2018. During the construction, students will attend the current Maple School until they are able to occupy the new school in August 2019.
The bond measure is predicted to raise property taxes $47.55 for every $1,000 in current taxes for the next 20 years. The referendum was the first for the district in 42 years.

back