Sharon U. Thompson Michael J. (Mickey) Goral Kevin L. Freeman Walter R. Gorski
Dixon Rockford Chicago Edwardsville
State of Illinois
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD
Wm. G. Stratton Office Bldg. CARLOS X. MONTOYA Suburban North Regional Office
401 South Spring, Room 402 Chairman 9511 W. Harrison St., Suite 171
Springfield, Illinois 62706 Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Telephone (217) 782-6076
Fax (217) 785-4425 RONALD A. MESSINA
TTY (217)785-4427 Executive Director
Minutes of the
Property Tax Appeal Board Meeting
Held on February 19, 2008
Des Plaines, Illinois
1. ROLL CALL: Carlos Montoya, Chairman; Michael Goral; Kevin
STAFF: Ron Messina, Executive Director
Eileen Castrovillari, Robert DaPrato, Carol
Kirbach, Thomas McGovern & Jennifer Vesely
Chairman Montoya convened the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
2. Approval of the Board Minutes for the January Meeting:
Mr. Freeman moved to approve the minutes from the January
15, 2008 meeting. Mr. Goral seconded the motion and it
3. Executive Director Report:
Ron mentioned that information about the budget has been
embargoed until Wednesday, February 20th.
All staff are now using an electronic attendance form which
keeps the calendars up-to-date in both offices.
We are about to post on our website an appeal form
instruction sheet which will help taxpayers fill out their
appeals. Fifty percent of the calls PTAB receives involve
questions on how to fill out an appeal, so we are hoping
this new form will reduce our call volume.
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