The Iroquois County Board voted 18-2 Tuesday morning to approve the resolution authorizing the public safety tax approved by voters in November.
The lone two dissenting votes came from Lyle Behrens and Russell Bills.
The vote happened following last week’s Judicial and Public Safety committee meeting when Chad McGinnis made the motion to present the public safety tax ordinance to the county board. Jed Whitlow seconded the motion and a voice vote showed support.
State’s Attorney Jim Devine had the ordinance prepared last month.
Board Chairman John Shure said he’s already signed the ordinance and it’ll be sent to the Department of Revenue. It’s expected to be in effect by July 1.
The tax is expected to generate up to $400,000 per year to benefit public safety.