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Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY
TAX INCREASE FOR
GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Grundy County, Illinois for 2016 will be held on December 13, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. at the Grundy County Administration Building at 1320 Union Street, Morris, Illinois, 60450. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact the Grundy Clerk and Recorder, 111 E. Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. (815)941-3222

II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $11,761,143. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $12,449,000. This represents a 5.85% increase over the previous year.

III. The property taxes extended for the debt service and Public Building Commission leases for 2015 were $1,753,138. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $1,892,159. This represents a 7.93% increase over the previous year.

IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $13,514,281. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $14,341,159. This represents a 6.12% increase over the previous year.

County Board Meeting - December

(OFFICIAL NOTICE)
COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The December meeting of the County Board Members of Grundy County, Illinois will be held at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street in Morris on Tuesday, the 13th day of December A.D. 2016 at 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of Auditing County Claims and the Transaction of any other business that may properly come before the meeting.

All bills of claims against the County must be filed at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting to insure notice of the Board at the meeting.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Special County Board Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE
OFFICIAL NOTICE
SPECIAL COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a special session of the County Board of Grundy County, Illinois will be held at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street in Morris on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The Grundy County Board has called the Special County Board Meeting for the purpose of pending litigation.

 

By: Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Vote By Mail Processing

DATES: November 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

To complete the tabulation of Vote by Mail ballots that were (1) postmarked by Election Day, and were received after the close of the polls on Election Day but not later than 14 days after the election, or (2) not postmarked at all, but did have a certification date prior to the Election Day on the certification envelope, and were received after the close of the polls on Election Day but not later than 14 days after the election (10ILCS 5/19-8)

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Election Authority

Dated: November 16, 2016

Re-Organizational Board Mtg Notice
(OFFICIAL NOTICE)
COUNTY BOARD
RE-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Re-organizational meeting of the Grundy County Board of Grundy County, Illinois, will be held at the Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union Street, Morris, Illinois on Monday, the 5th day of December, A.D. 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of re-organizing.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Notice of hearing on budgets and appropriation ordinance
NOTICE OF HEARING
ON BUDGETS AND
APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified of a hearing on the proposed budgets and appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year beginning December 1, 2016 and ending November 30, 2017 for the County of Grundy, Illinois.

The hearing will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street, Morris, Illinois.  The tentative budgets and appropriation ordinance will be available at the Grundy County Clerk’s office, 111 East Washington Street, Room 12, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois, during its normal business hours.

 

By: Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Notice of availability of amended budget and appropriation ordinance
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF AMENDED BUDGET
AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified that the Statements of Amended Budgets and Appropriation Ordinance for the fiscal year beginning December 1, 2015 and ending November 30, 2016, of the County of Grundy, Illinois, is available for public inspection.

 

The Statements of Amended Budgets and Appropriation Ordinance will be available at the office of the Grundy County Clerk, 111 East Washington Street, Room 12, Morris, Illinois, during its normal business hours.

 

By: Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

October 28, 2016

County Board Meeting - November

(OFFICIAL NOTICE)
COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The November meeting of the County Board Members of Grundy County,
Illinois will be held at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street
in Morris on Wednesday, the 9th day of November A.D. 2016 at 6:00 P.M. for the purpose
of Auditing County Claims and the Transaction of any other business that may
properly come before the meeting.

All bills of claims against the County must be filed at least seven (7) days
prior to the meeting to insure notice of the Board at the meeting.

Dated at Morris, Illinois this 27th day of October A.D. 2016.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

County Board Meeting - October

Official Notice:
County Board Meeting

The October meeting of the County Board Members of Grundy County,
Illinois will be held at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street
in Morris on Tuesday, the 11th day of October A.D. 2016 at 6:00 P.M. for the purpose
of Auditing County Claims and the Transaction of any other business that may properly
come before the meeting.

All bills of claims against the County must be filed at least seven (7) days
prior to the meeting to insure notice of the Board at the meeting.

Dated at Morris, Illinois this 29th day of September A.D. 2016.
Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

 

Voting for Residents of Nursing Homes

Notice is hereby given that Judges of Election will conduct voting for residents who have made prior application from the following facilities:

Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab –
November 4, 2016 at 9:30 A.M.

Regency Care of Morris –
November 4, 2016 at 9:30 A.M.

Dated this 26th day of September, 2016

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Public Test of Optical Scan and Touch Screen

 

Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the optical scan and touch screen, in-precinct tabulating equipment and program to be used at the November 8, 2016 General Election, will be conducted in the office of the Grundy County Clerk, Room 12, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois at 1:30 pm on October 18, 2016.  This Public Test is open to the public.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Dated this 26th day of September, 2016

Early Voting Notice

Early Voting Information

September 29th – November 7, 2016

General Election – November 8, 2016

Dates
Monday – Friday unless noted below
LocationHours
September 29th 30th Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
October 3rd – 7th Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The following Saturdays:
October 8th, 22nd, 29th and November 5th
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:00 am to Noon
October 10th
Columbus Day
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
Office Closed
The following Tuesdays / Thursdays:
October 11th, 25th and 27th
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
October 17th – 21stGrundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The following Sundays:
October 23rd and 30th
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
9:00 am to Noon
October 24th, 26th, 28th and 31st Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The following Tuesday / Thursday:
November 1st and 3rd
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
November 2nd, 4th and 7th Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

A Voter that is validly registered in Grundy County may voter during the Early Voting period. Any Vote cast during Early Voting is final and cannot be revoked. The Voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day. No ID is required to vote early.

A qualified individual can register to vote or update their registration, during Grace Period, at the Early Voting location beginning October 12th or on Election Day at their correct Polling Place.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 815-941-3222.

Grace Period Voting Notice

Grace Period Registration / Voting Information

October 12th – through Election Day

General Election – November 8, 2016

 

Dates
Monday - Friday unless noted below
LocationsHours
October 12th 13th 14th Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
October 17th – October 21stGrundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The following Saturdays:
October 22nd and 29th
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:00 am to Noon
The following Sundays:
October 23rd and 30th
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:00 am to Noon
October 24th 26th 28th 31st Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The following Tuesdays / Thursday:
October 25th 27th November 1st 3rd
Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
November 2nd 4th 7th Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 8th Election DayGrundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
AND
at the voter’s correct polling location
6:00 am to 7:00 pm

The voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Grace Period Registration and Voting is available beginning October 12, 2016 through Election Day, November 8, 2016 at the Grundy County Clerk’s office and polling locations.

Individuals who live in their Precinct in the County of Grundy for at least 30 days, may register to vote, change their voting address and/or change of name during the following hours listed above at the office of the County Clerk, located at the Courthouse in Morris and at their Polling Place Election Day.  Persons registering during grace period must vote at the time of registration, change of address and/or change of name. Two forms of identification are required – one that has current name and address, the other with current name

If you have any questions, please call our office at 815-941-3222.

Legal Notice of Grundy County Elderly and Handicapped Voters

LEGAL NOTICE
GRUNDY COUNTY ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED VOTERS

Please be advised that the following voting aids are available to assist elderly and handicapped voters in the General Election, November 8, 2016.
MAGNIFIERS & SIGNATURE TEMPLATES – To assist voters who have visual problems.

HANDICAPPED VOTING BOOTHS – For voters who must vote from a seated position.

BALLOT BUZZERS – To allow voters to summon Election Judges to help them enter the polling place.

VOTING ASSISTANCE – Handicapped and elderly voters requiring help may be assisted by a friend, relative or by the Election Judges.

CURBSIDE VOTING – Available for voters who are physically unable to enter the polling place.  Call the Grundy County Clerk’s Office at 941-3222 for information.

ADA VOTING EQUIPMENT – To allow voters with disabilities to cast their ballot unassisted on touch screen equipment.

VOTER REGISTRATION – Call the County Clerk’s office at 941-3222 for locations throughout the county, for the Registrar nearest you, or if special arrangements need to be made.

ABSENTEE BALLOTING – Voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot may contact the County Clerk’s office to obtain the necessary forms if voting by mail or directions to the absentee voting location if voting in person.
Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Click here to download the Legal Notice for Elderly and Handicapped Voters

Voter Registration Notices

Voter Registration Deadline for November 8, 2016 General Election

Grundy County Clerk Kay T. Olson reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote or update their address for the November 8, 2016 General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. It is the responsibility of individuals to update their registration if they have moved or changed their name by marriage of otherwise.

According to Illinois law (P.A. 98-0051) 17 year olds who will be 18 on or before the November 8, 2016 General Election may now register now and vote in the General Election on November 8th.

Persons will need to furnish two forms of valid identification, and must prove their name twice and their address once. You may register to vote in the County Clerk’s office, at the Secretary of State’s Driver’s License facility when applying for or updating your license or with appointed registrars.

The County Clerk’s office will be open extended hours on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 am to Noon and on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 until 6:30 p.m.  If you have questions regarding this election or registration the County Clerk’s office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, and can be reached by calling 941-3222.

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