River Bluff Nursing Home Advisory Referendum Passes

River Bluff Nursing Home Adisory Referendum for June 28, 2022

Lunch and Learn Webinar Panelists

ModeratorProCon
Paula LindJaime SalgadoJean Crosby
Paula LindJaime SalgadoJean Crosby
LWVGRWinnebago County
Board
Winnebago County
Board

Winnebago County voters want the county to continue owning and operating River Bluff Nursing Home at 4410 N. Main St., Rockford, after the advisory question passed with 76.5% approval. The county board still needs to vote to increase the property tax associated with the facility from 0.0445% to 0.1%. If that measure is approved, the annual tax on a single-family home worth $150,000 would be approximately $25 per year. (Source: winnebago County clerk records via Rockford Register Star newspaper, June 29, 2022)

This League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Luncheon & Learn panel discussion presents pros and cons of the property tax increase advisory referendum concerning River Bluff nursing home, a Winnebago county-owned facility. Panelists were Jaime Salgado (Pro) and Jean Crosby (Con) of the Winnebago County Board. Paula Lind of the LWVGR Local Government Committee moderated. The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford has been a source of governmental and social research and factual information since 1922.

The Lunch and Learn Webinar on River Bluff Nursing Home Ballot Question was held online at Noon on June 8, 2022.

Watch the webinar on YouTube.

Article explaining the issue from the Rockford Register Star’s Chris Green.

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