COLES CO., IL (ECWd) –
The Coles County Board held its monthly meeting on May 9, 2017, at the Coles County Courthouse.
The Board moved to a larger room when it became apparent that attendees greatly outnumbered available chairs in its regular board room. Never mind the fact they ignored previous requests to make this move prior to the meeting.
During a lengthy public comment period, several citizens expressed their displeasure of recent increases in their real estate tax assessments. Our previous articles on this situation can be found at the link here.
Among the complaints were that an appraiser was illegally hired and all assessments should be invalidated, violations of civil rights as a result of inequitable taxation, improper publishing of tax notices, and several other items.
The video is below, and we apologize for the audio not matching up with the video in some parts of it.