Grafton Township Assessor to Speak to Senior Bingo Midday Tuesday, Public Invited

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore:

Grafton Township Assessor to Speak on Property Tax Assessments

Bill Ottley

Assessor William Ottley will be making a presentation about property tax assessments on Tuesday July 26th at the Huntley American Legion, 11712 Coral Street, Huntley at 11 am.

This program is part of the Grafton Township Senior Bingo program that is held twice a month.

The presentation is open to the public.

Converge Home Health Care will sponsor the free lunch and provide door prizes for the bingo games which start at 12:30 and end at 2:30 pm.

Transportation is available by calling Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s office at 1-847-669-3328.

This event is organized by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore, please call if you have any questions.

Please mark your calendars for the August 16th senior event. The Huntley Lions Club will provide free hearing tests at the American Legion from 9am to 4pm. There will also be a presentation by an audiologist at 11 am, followed by a free lunch and bingo games.


Grafton Township Assessor to Speak to Senior Bingo Midday Tuesday, Public Invited — 2 Comments

  1. Sorry I have to work to pay for my 14% property tax increase and will not be able to attend.

    Anyhow it’s probably good that I will not attend as I would not have nice things to say and you know what mama says…

  2. Jim – it is not the assessor that raises or lowers taxes, he just assigns the values on the real property within the township. Those numbers are then sent to the County Assessor, and then the Board of Review.

    If your taxes went up, it is because taxing bodies raised the levies, or because the tax burden was shifted due to the economic turmoil that we are currently in!

    If you are going to complain about taxes going up, I would ask that you attend taxing body public meetings and let your voice be heard where and when it can help – complaining after taxes are levied does no one any good.

    You can also appeal your assessment if you feel you are not properly assessed, and in todays market – many homes are still over assessed. Also, it is your responsibility as a tax payer to monitor and call to question when you feel something is not being assessed uniformly, you are your own advocate.

    Other than that – get involved, run for office, support a decision, but just don’t complain to complain…

    Also – know where to point the anger, as the assessor doesn’t raise your taxes, they just split up the tax burden based on values within their townships.

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