NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING — Truth in Taxation
Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for Mercer County, Illinois
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to receive public input on a proposed property tax increase for Mercer County for the fiscal year 2018 will be held on November 1st, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Aledo VFW, 106 SW 3rd Ave, Aledo, Illinois.
The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2017 were $2,949,688. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied 2018 are $3,260,741. This represents a 10.55% increase over the previous year.
The property taxes extended for Public Building Commission leases for 2017 were $981,077. The estimated property taxes to be levied for Public Building Commission leases for 2018 are $1,075,253. This represents a 9.6% increase over the previous year.
The total property taxes extended or abated for 2017 were $3,930,765. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2018 are $4,404,493. The sum of all residential, commercial, industrial and farmland assessment represents a 12.05% increase in levied property taxes over the previous year.
Any person, or agency representative, desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact County Clerk Sara Blazer at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office or by telephone (309) 582-7021 or may register their desire to appear at least 15 minutes prior to the hearing at the location of the hearing.
Time allotted for the presentation of testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes per the standard practices of the Mercer County Board.
Written testimony may also be submitted in writing to the County Clerk, and will be entered into the record of the hearing.
Mercer County Republican’s Lincoln Dinner is fast coming up. This year’s Lincoln Dinner will be held September 9 at the Aledo VFW. Would you like to win two free tickets? Watch our Facebook page for details.
Today, here’s how you can help the Mercer County Republicans:
1. We invite you to attend the Lincoln Dinner. Tickets are $20 each, and you can obtain those from Barb Chiles (309-292-0231), Jay Doherty (309-737-9199), at the Bob Vickrey Agency in Aledo, or from any precinct committeeman. Please help us by selling tickets to your friends and family.
2. Volunteer to donate a dessert for our Dessert Auction. We need 5 more desserts.
Thanks so much for being a part of this year’s Mercer County Republican Lincoln Dinner and for your continued support for accountability and liberty.
Mercer County Republicans
Jay Doherty, Chair
Linda Sarabasa, Vice-Chair
Greg Larson, Treasurer
Laurie Bluedorn, Secretary
Robert “Jay” Doherty — Candidate for the office of Mercer County Clerk on the Republican Primary Ballot, March 20, 2018
With the full support of my wife and family, and after much deliberation, I have resolved to seek the office of Mercer County Clerk.
I have many years of experience in management and organization, and my six years on the Aledo City Council have given me experience working with municipal budgets and elections.
With my deep Mercer County roots and positive attitude, I believe I will serve the citizens of this county well.
I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know more of you as I campaign over the next several months.
I ask for your support in the primary election on March 20, 2018.
Robert “Jay” Doherty