Write-in  Alan Zielinski Grafton Township Assessor Ethics.       Education.       Experience.       Empathy.

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Lies #2 - #7: my opponent's outright lies on her web site display the terrifying lack

of a working knowledge of the Property Tax Code,

the McHenry County Board of Review rules and even basic research.


My opponent filed an appeal2 on his residency3 [sic] two years ago. His significant other purchased the property as a Foreclosure during the assessment year (foreclosures are not recognized as 'good' sales by the state and are therefore not included in the sales ratio study). The evidence submitted at the hearing was an appraisal4 prepared by my opponent (which he unethically5 did not disclose to the Board of Review he lived at the property during the hearing). The Board of Review lowered my opponent's property approximately $311,697. As assessor, I would have provided substantial evidence6 to the Board of Review to make certain a reduction of that degree was not granted. That $311,697 loss in value from my opponent's residence was then distributed amongst the other property owners in the township, leaving my opponent paying 'LESS THAN HIS FAIR SHAIR[sic]' in comparison to other property owners of similar property types.7 In addition, the property's assessment was no longer uniform in comparison to homes similar in design, style and location.



Lie #2: her first five words display her ignorance of the Illinois Property Tax Code.


35 ILCS 200/16-115 is precise in stating that only taxpayers can file appeals.


Because I am not the taxpayer for this property, it's impossible for me to file an appeal on it.


This is more than semantics.


Taxpayers deserve someone with a working knowledge of the Property Tax Code.


I've been serving as a property tax appeal agent for more than twice as long as my opponent has been a junior assessment employee yet she claims to have "Extensive experience."


Yet another lie!






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