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Alan Zielinski for Grafton Township Assessor
Dear fellow Grafton Township neighbor,I’m running for Grafton Township Assessor and ask for your vote on February 26th.
For too long Grafton Township property owners have been forced to deal with wildly inaccurate assessments. Your only recourse was to take time away from your family, business and yourself to appeal.
That’s not right.
The current assessor blames three-year averaging, the McHenry County Assessor and the Board of Review.
However, the real cause is the township assessor’s lack of hard work and ineffectiveness in keeping-up with the gradual yet relentless decline in residential real estate values that started in 2008.
Rather than tracking monthly sales and frequently reassessing neighborhoods to keep-up with that decline, the current assessor took the easy route: transferring that workload and cost to you via appeals and excess taxes.
Ethics Education Experience Empathy
The enclosed brochure and my web site explain in detail how each principle and I will work to your benefit.
I respect how hard you work for your money and care deeply about those barely making ends meet. I’ll return accuracy to your assessments to keep more money in your pockets and reduce the need for appeals so you have more time for yourself and family. But I can’t do it without two investments from you: your time and vote.
You deserve Al Zielinski as your Grafton Township Assessor.
Please make your voice heard this month by voting for me. If you want to volunteer, donate or just allow us to place a sign in your yard, please contact me at 815.245.0455.
In closing, happy New Year! Please accept my genuine wish for a very safe, enjoyable and prosperous 2013. A vote for me will help make that wish a reality.