Utility Taxes

The Village collects utility taxes on gas, electric, and telecommunications. Gas is 3.0 cents per therm, electric is charged per kilowatt on a sliding scale, and telecommunication is 6% of gross sales of utilities doing business in Niles. Utility taxes generate about 10% of General Fund revenues each year.

The five year history, by fiscal year, for utility tax collections is as follows:
Year Total
2015 $2,976,518
2014 $2,932,829
2013 $3,062,726
2012 $3,130,275
2011 $3,219,022