Green Garden Township Assessor’s March, 2022 Report For review at April 11, 2022 Township meeting

Jane Bushong, CIAO Assessor, Green Garden Township

On-going, standard Assessor tasks/projects

  • Appraiser, Real Estate, attorney, county and resident requests
  • Visit new construction sites to apply assessed values as soon as occupancy is complete.
  • Data entry into PAMS system: property record card information, Sales, Permits, Appeals, photos, exemption paperwork, correspondence, new construction drawings and inquiries into PAMS.
  • Appeal work: Soft appeals in the spring and BOR appeals late summer-fall.
  • Commercial / Industrial property assessment work and comparables
  • Subdivision and rural comparable reports created & maintained
  • Land AV comparable reports created & maintained
  • Commercial / Industrial comparable reports created & maintained
  • General office and personnel management
  • Site visits as needed to determine new construction, farm qualifications, verification of PRC’s, updates to field check & new construction lists.
  • Management tasks: Assessor office expenses and reconciliation, monthly reports, budget reviews, staff payroll and training, IT issues, office supply/inventory management, data backups and processing.
  • Equalizing neighborhoods – continuing work on compiling data, sales, updates, etc. to review and identify inequities and adjust assessments if justified and timely.

Assessor Office statistics for March, 2022

  • Entered / Updated new Sales data records– 5
  • Entered / Updated Exemption data records – 15
  • Entered / Updated Frankfort building permits – 44
  • Entered / Updated Will County building permits – 42
  • Entered / Updated Road Permits – 1
  • Entered / Updated Property Records – 144
  • Entered / Updated Comparables – 18
  • Inquiries (customers, appraisers, misc.) – 32
  • Soft appeals processed – 4
  • SOA transmissions – 8
  • SOA tasks / adjustments – 10

March tasks and information

  • REMINDER – Soft Appeals now open
    • The 2022 Green Garden Township Assessor Soft Appeal forms and instructions are now posted on the GGT website. Additional copies are available in the back of the Town Hall. The 2022 deadline for Soft Appeals is May 16, 2022.
    • Thank you in advance for this future correction!
  • REMINDER – Renewal Exemptions
    • These are the exemptions which normally require a new application each year, such as the Senior Freeze, Disability Exemptions,
    • For the last two years, the state allowed an automatic roll-over of these exemptions. This year, a submitted application renewal will be required. The Supervisor of Assessments is mailing out renewal forms on April 15th to those who previously had those exemptions.
  • 2022 Exemption Event Dates
    • The SOA office will be hosting eight Exemption Events in 2022 throughout Will County. Many are for residents only (in certain areas). Those events open to Green Garden residents are as follows:
      • May 14, 2022 Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Will County Supervisor of Assessment office, located at 302 N Chicago St, Joliet.
      • May 25, 2022 Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Romeoville Recreation Center, located at 900 W Romeo Rd., Romeoville.
      • June 14, 2022 Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church located at 401 E Kahler Rd, Wilmington
      • August 24 – 28, 2022 Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Will County Fair Atrium, located at 710 S West Street, Peotone, IL
    • Copies of these exemption dates area also available on the GGT website, the Will County SOA website as well as printed copies on the table in the back of the GGT Town Hall.
  • Attended IPAI – Illinois Property Assessment Institute for statutorily required continuing education
    • Sunday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 6th. Educational sessions attended:
      • Valuation of Vice (unique assessments)
      • Barns, Sheds and Hoop Buildings
      • Don’t get ANSI (ANSI standards in assessments)
      • Residential Assessment Appeal Appraisal Report Writing
      • Commercial Assessment Appeal Appraisal Report Writing
      • Overview of Sales Ratio Studies
      • The Developer’s Relief Assessment
      • Creating an Office Workflow and Advocating for your budget
      • Here comes the Sun – blowing in the wind (solar, turbines, etc.)
      • Board of Review Mock Hearings (residential & commercial)
      • PTAB Mock Hearings (residential)
      • PTAB Mock Hearings (commercial)
  • Attended WCAA – Will County Assessors Association meeting March 10th at the Frankfort Township Assessors office
  • Topics: 2022 legislation issues, SOA issues, Exemption updates
  • Attended Five Oaks HOA meeting March 29th
  • Topic: provide Soft Appeal instructions and form

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