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 #4: the appraisal had absolutely no bearing on the Board of Review's decision.
The appraisal's cover letter is dated 10/3/2011, 3 days after the reported sale. The Board's value conclusion was based solely on the arm's length sale of the property.
That fact was publicly conveyed numerous times yet my opponent chose to falsely raise it again on her web page.
After the last four years, Grafton deserves someone who tells the truth!
Audio of that Board of Review hearing confirming the above fact is included below.