La Grange Village Board members Monday will continue their discussion about a potential food and beverage tax in lieu of an increase in the village's municipal utility tax on gas and electricity, which is scheduled to become effective May 1, according to a village staff memo.
The village in recent years has cut staff in its police, fire and public works departments, and needs the new tax for fiscal year 2014-15, according to the paper. Without it, the village may need to eliminate two police officers, or about $200,000, from its budget.
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