Snapshot of the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget
In December 2007, the Village Board passed an ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget. This action came after the Village Board utilized three Committee of the Whole meetings in November to review and evaluate the proposed budget prepared by staff. The 2008 Village Budget was constructed and approved to accomplish the following:
  • Provide services for the continued health, safety, and welfare of the community
  • Maintain or improve current service levels at the lowest possible cost
  • Continue to work within the restrictions of the property tax cap and restrictions of a non-home municipality
  • Conduct sound financial management through short and long term planning
  • Participate and pursue intergovernmental cooperation for improved services and cost efficiencies
  • Develop and implement the marketing and communication strategy for branding the community as Live Well. Roselle
Budget Items
Amongst many other things, the 2008 Budget provides for the following:
  • $1,250,000 for annual street improvement program
  • $800,000 for sanitary sewer main rehabilitation program
  • $3,000,000 for construction of a new 2.85 million gallon equalization tank at the Devlin Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • $500,000 for replacement of public safety 9-1-1 center consoles, Village-wide computer network servers/workstations, and telephone/voice mail system
  • $70,000 for construction of a relief storm sewer for depressions on Glenlake/ Hattendorf west of Roselle Road
  • $40,000 for outdoor severe weather warning system sirens
  • $50,000 for two new police squad vehicles, $27,000 for one new Community Service Officer operations vehicle, and $33,000 for one new public works 3/4 ton pickup with plow
  • $5,000 to conduct a design study to improve Depot Park (Irving Park Road and Park Street)
  • A new part-time Community Relations Coordinator position responsible for the Village's marketing and community branding campaign, community outreach, and support for community based events and festivals
  • $0.37/per 1,000 gallons sewer user rate increase within water and sewer operating fund to balance revenues and expenditures
  • Fee increase for ambulance services for residents and non-residents ($700 plus mileage for BLS service and $800 plus mileage for ALS service)
Revenues, Expenditures, and Tax Levies
View a PDF document containing pie charts highlighting a breakdown of 2008 revenues and expenditures, and the distribution of property tax levy by each taxing body and the Village's property tax levy.

Other Budgetary Goals and Objectives
The Village Board passed its 2008 Operating and Capital Budget with many other goals and objectives. Some of these goals and objectives are as follows:
  • Continued downtown redevelopment efforts within blocks one, two, and three of the TIF District, especially as it relates to occupancy and recruitment of tenants.
  • Development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy designed to brand Roselle as a desirable place to live, raise a family, and locate a business.
  • Sanitary sewer infrastructure replacement for the benefit of achieving reduced costs of sewage treatment, cleaner streams, and reduction or elimination of sewage backups.
  • Improving communication with residents and business owners through information technology enhancements such as the website and Roselle E-News bulletins.
  • Crime and gang activity prevention through community oriented policing, high school resource officers, and D.A.R.E. programs.