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Two citizen-initiated referenda on Township Annual Mtg Agenda

Contact: F. David Boulanger, 708-383-8005
              Township Supervisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2012

Two citizen-initiated advisory referenda on Township Annual Meeting agenda

Township received the GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

Oak Park Township has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Oak Park Township has received the GFOA award each year since 2003 for its budget presentation and 2006 for its audit presentation. GFOA review over the years has found each document deserving of the “highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting... a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.”

Township offers extended hours for voter registration

Oak Park Township is offering extended hours for voter registration at the Township Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Avenue, for those wishing to vote in the March 20, 2012 Primary Election. The last day to register before the election is Tuesday, February 21. In addition to offering voter registration during the regular office hours of Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Clerk's Office will be open to accommodate residents during the following additional times: Wednesday and Thursday evenings, February 15 & 16, until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m.

Information for Senior Citizens seeking Tax Relief

SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN AVOID
PAYING PROPERTY TAXES THROUGH DEFERRAL PROGRAM
Contact Person: Ali ElSaffar

Senior citizens struggling with property tax bills can enroll in a program in which they pay no property taxes at all, according to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar. Under the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program, qualifying seniors can defer payment of their property taxes until their homes or condominiums are sold.

Thank you IMP.A.C.T!

The Township Board and staff extend a special “Thank You” to the parent creators of the IMP.A.C.T. organization of “Parents and Community Together to reduce youth alcohol & drug use.” For the past 14 years, Oak Park and River Forest taxing units have supported the Township Youth Interventionist team to counter youth substance abuse across all jurisdictions. IMP.A.C.T. has expanded that commitment, activating parents and community leaders to raise parent awareness of their essential role in addressing youth behavior. IMP.A.C.T.

Assessed Valuations for Oak Park Homeowners Decline by 10%

Assessed Valuations for Oak Park Homeowners Decline by 10%
By Ali ElSaffar, Oak Park Township Assessor

On May 24, the Cook County Assessor’s office mailed reassessment notices to all Oak Park property owners. Reflecting continued weakness in the housing market, the assessed value for Oak Park homeowners declined by an average of 10%. It would be easy to conclude that the declining assessed value will correspond to a decline in property tax bills, but as explained below, this is not the case.

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