Green Garden Township Assessor’s August 2022 Report

For review at the September 12, 2022 Township meeting

Jane Bushong, Certified Illinois Assessment Officer

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 related 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, expense reconciliation, 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.
  • Assessment education classes as required or needed
  • Other tasks as requested by Township Supervisor
  • Monthly meetings with Township Supervisor if requested.
  • Monthly Assessor and County Assessment meetings as required.

Assessor Office statistics for August, 2022

  • Entered / Updated new Sales data records– 4
  • Entered / Updated Exemption data records – 0
  • Entered / Updated Frankfort building permits – 0
  • Entered / Updated Will County building permits – 0
  • Entered / Updated Road Permits – 0
  • Entered / Updated Property Records – 1
  • Entered / Updated Comparables – 0
  • Inquiries (customers, appraisers, misc.) – 72
  • Soft or Pre-BOR appeals in process – 24
  • SOA transmissions – 4
  • SOA tasks / adjustments – 3
  • Office staff or clerical assistance – 0
  • Field staff hired on a contracted, temporary basis – 2

August tasks and information

  • Contracted field technicians measured and inspected many new construction homes and structures during the month of August. Final drawings, photographs and data entry of that information in process.
  • Assisted in creating the Assessor portion of the new GGT website. Additional information forthcoming.
  • Revised tax bills received early August created a huge increase in resident inquiries and appeal requests. Many requests still pending.
  • Thank you Jim Hilliard for providing a copy of the Farmer’s Weekly newspaper to the Assessor office so I did not have to pay the $25 subscription.
  • Working on getting the 2022 new construction assessed and entered into the system.

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