September 2018 issue www.hbaswil.org To promote, educate and advocate for the Residential Building & Remodeling Industry; providing resources that benefit industry professionals and consumers in the communities we serve. Local Professional Women in Building Councils unite to welcome Judy Dinelle, NAHB 2018 PWB Chair. It was a special day for so many of us to share lunch with Judy Dinelle. Judy has risen thru the ranks of the Building Industry from framing to sales and has many fun stories to share of her experiences. St. Clair County Board approved a $3.5 million property tax levy increase for 2019 The St. Clair County board voted to approve a 5 percent increase to the county’s property tax levy for 2019. The increase will raise the county’s property tax levy to $71.5 million from $68 million, according to the Belleville News-Democrat. Judy Dinelle surrounded by our local PWB members The discussion took many turns and ended on a serious note about workforce development that is impacting not just national but is worldwide. This particular issue is very near to Judy and with her current leadership position at NAHB she is working hard to help bring this to the forefront. Only five of the board’s 29 members voted against the levy hike. Taxpayers in St. Clair County won’t find out what the levy hike means for their own property tax bills until property values are assessed in spring. That’s when the county will decide to what extent it will abate the property tax levy. Continues on page 6 The Village of Glen Carbon Board of Trustees voted in favor of a one-year school impact fee moratorium for single-family new home construction. The moratorium will be in effect for calendar year 2019: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. While a longer moratorium (or more favorably a complete repeal) is ideal, this is a good start and well received by the Home Building community.

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