Michael J. (Mickey) Goral Kevin L. Freeman Walter R. Gorski Mauro Glorioso
Rockford Chicago Edwardsville Westchester
State of Illinois
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD
Wm. G. Stratton Office Bldg. DONALD R. CRIST Suburban North Regional Office
401 South Spring St., Rm. 402 Chairman 9511 W. Harrison St., Suite 141
Springfield, Illinois 62706 Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
(T) 217.782.6076 (T) 847.294.4121
(F) 217.785.4425 LOUIS G. APOSTOL (F) 847.294.4799
(TTY) 217.785.4427 Executive Director
Minutes of the
Property Tax Appeal BoardMeeting
Held on October 12, 2010
Des Plaines, Illinois
1. ROLL CALL: Donald Crist, Chairman; Walter Gorski; Mauro Glorioso
Mickey Goral, Kevin Freeman
STAFF: Louis Apostol, JD. CAE,.Executive Director;
Steve Waggoner, JD, Chief Hearing Officer, by conference phone;
Dianne Lerman, Recording Secretary
Chairman Crist convened the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
2. Approval of the Board Minutes for the September 14, 2010 Meeting:
Mr. Gorski moved to accept the September Board Minutes to include Attachment G, and
other amendments as discussed. Mr. Goral seconded the Motion and it carried 4-0 with
Mr. Freeman recusing.
3. Executive Director Report:
Mr. Apostol presented a status update on the FY 2011 Budget and the recruitment of two
(2) Appraisal Specialist III (DPO) and two (2) Office Assistant (SPO) staff positions. He
reported that PTAB is currently under budget at this time and that all open positions have
been posted and are in the process of being graded by CMS. The interview process
should begin next week.
Mr. Apostol reported that PTAB is currently utilizing five (5) clerical and three (3)
hearing officer 71-day workers to provide assistance with the significant volume of
appeals coming to PTAB. It was reported that tax year 2009 Cook County appeals alone
could reach as many as 30,000. This would be an all time high.
Mr. Apostol presented updates on several appeals that were recently decided by the
Illinois Appellate Court in favor of PTAB. He added that hearing officer staff continue to
do an excellent job in deciding cases based on the manifest weight of the evidence
presented at hearing.