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. CARLOS X. MONTOYA Suburban North Regional Office
401 South Spring St., Rm. 402 Chairman 9511 W. Harrison St., Suite 171
Springfield, Illinois 62706 Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
(F) 217.785.4425 LOUIS G. APOSTOL
(TTY) 217.785.4427 Executive Director
Minutes of the
Property Tax Appeal BoardMeeting
Held on July 14, 2009
Des Plaines, Illinois
1. ROLL CALL: Carlos Montoya, Chairman; Michael Goral; Kevin Freeman; Walter
Gorski; Mauro Glorioso
STAFF: Louis Apostol, Executive Director
Eileen Castrovillari; Steve Waggoner; Katherine Patti; Laurie See;
Chairman Montoya convened the meeting at 9:38 a.m.
2. Approval of the Board Minutes for the June 9, 2009 Meeting:
Mr. Freeman moved to approve the minutes of the June meeting. Mr. Gorski seconded
the motion and it carried unanimously.
3. Executive Director Report:
Mr. Apostol advised the Board that CMS requested that PTAB identify essential and non-essential
staff as part of the budget reduction process in FY2010. He made this
determination and submitted a copy to CMS. All government agencies must comply with
Mr. Apostol informed the Board that agencies have been asked to defer bonuses and
merit increases and employees may be asked to take furlough days in an effort to balance
the budget in FY2010.
Mr. Apostol advised the Board that he continues to receive a large number of taxpayer
complaints from the Governor's Office of Citizen Action. He sends a personal response
to each taxpayer with a copy to the GOCA.
Mr. Apostol informed the Board that our Springfield 75 day workers ended their
employment in June, but Tom McGovern is still working in Des Plaines. He further