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Advisory Referenda on Township Annual Meeting Agenda

Contacts:  Greg White, Gavin Morgan
State of Illinois statute (60 ILCS 1/30-205) allows citizens to place an advisory referendum on election ballots. The process: A citizen creates a petition supporting an advisory referendum question to be placed on the Annual Meeting agenda of the local township. The citizen gathers 15 signatures of registered voters within the township and submits it to the township clerk by March 1. The clerk must place the referendum on the agenda for the Annual Meeting, which is held each year on the second Tuesday of April. The registered voters of the township who are in attendance at the Annual Meeting vote on whether the referendum should be placed on the ballot of the next election. If it passes, the clerk must submit it to the county clerk for placement on the ballot. The local township board has no role in the process.

Applications Invited for Service on the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township

Contact: Gavin Morgan
Oak Park Township is accepting applications for positions on the Community Mental Health Board (CMHB), a branch of Township government. The mission of the CMHB is “to enhance the mental health and developmental potential of Oak Park residents, establish an appropriate continuum of community support services, and manage resources in a fiscally responsible manner.” The CMHB distributes over one million property-tax dollars annually to local mental health agencies.

Board of Review Open for Appeals

BOARD OF REVIEW OPEN FOR APPEALS FOR OAK PARK PROPERTIES;
PUBLIC MEETING ON FILING TAX APPEALS SET
Contact: Ali ElSaffar

The Cook County Board of Review has announced that it will be accepting appeals of the assessed valuations of Oak Park properties between August 27 and September 25, 2014. According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, this appeal period marks the second opportunity Oak Park property owners will have to appeal their 2014 assessed values.

Oak Park Township Tax Assessment Appeal Forum

The Cook County Board of Review along with Oak Park Assessor Ali ElSaffar will be available to help Oak Park residents file tax appeals on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave. in the auditorium. Please bring a copy of your recent property tax bill with your Property Index Number (PIN) on it to the meeting.

Board of Reviw Forum Flyer.pdf

OP Appeal Period is Now Open

The Oak Park Reassessment Appeal period will be from 4/14/14-5/14/14. Please call our office at 708-383-8005 to schedule your appointment.

Tax Forum involving Village President and Township Assessor

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar Announce First Public Forum of 2014

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar invite Oak Park residents to attend a community forum on Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library, 834 Lake Street.

Tax Forum involving Village President and Township Assessor

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar Announce First Public Forum of 2014

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb and Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar invite Oak Park residents to attend a community forum on Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library, 834 Lake Street.

AARP Not Providing Income Tax Prep at OPT This Year

Oak Park Township Senior Services is not hosting AARP Income Tax Preparation this year.

AARP is available at the following locations for tax preparation:

Seniors Seeking Tax Relief Can Defer

SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN DEFER UP TO $5,000 IN PROPERTY TAXES PER YEAR
Contact Person: Ali ElSaffar

Senior citizens struggling with property taxes can defer payment of their property taxes until their homes or condominiums are sold. According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program allows seniors to defer as much as $5,000 of their property tax bill every year.

Applications for Senior Exemptions Mailed; All Seniors Must Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS MAILED; ALL SENIORS MUST APPLY TO RENEW THEIR EXEMPTIONS
Contact Person: Ali ElSaffar, Oak Park Township Assessor,
(708) 383-8005

Oak Park senior citizens received renewal applications for senior citizen property tax exemptions earlier this week, and will have until February 5 to return them to the Cook County Assessor’s office. Local senior citizens should feel free to call the office of Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar for help completing the forms.

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708.383.8005

Youth Services:
708.445.2727

Senior Services:
708.383.8060

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708.383.8062

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