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The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening.  Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator.  Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month.  Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.

Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.

Farmland Assessment Review Commission

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Posted Date:03/01/2018
Purpose:  The Farmland Assessment Review Committee is governed by the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/).  A County Farmland Assessment Review Committee shall be established in each county to advise the chief county assessment officer on the interpretation and application of the State-certified farmland values, guidelines, and the implementation of this Section.   The Committee may solicit public input.  Each chief county assessment officer shall present annually to the committee the farmland valuation procedure to be used in that county and the equalized assessed valuations by productivity index to be used for the next assessment year.  On or about June 1, the committee shall hold a public hearing on the equalized assessed values of farmland proposed by the Department and the implementation of the procedures proposed by the chief county assessment officer.  If the Committee concurs with the procedures and valuations, the chief county assessment officer shall proceed with the farmland assessment process.  If the Committee objects to the procedures or valuations proposed, the Committee shall make alternate recommendations to the Department by August 1.  The Department shall rule within 30 days and direct the chief county assessment officer to implement the ruling.  The Committee may appeal the Department’s ruling to the Property Tax Appeal Board within 30 days.  The Property Tax Appeal Board shall be the final authority in any appeal and its decisions under this paragraph shall not be subject to the Administrative Review Law.  Appeals by the Committee shall be heard by the Property Tax Appeal Board within 30 days of receipt; a decision must be rendered within 60 days of receipt and not later than December 31 of the year preceding the assessment year.  Appeals by the Committee of any county shall take precedence over all individual taxpayer appeals.

Members:  The Committee shall consist of five members.  The County Board of each county may fix the compensation of members of the Committee for attendance at meetings of the committee.  
Conditions on Membership:  The Committee’s members shall be the following:  the chief county assessment officer or his/her designee, the Chairman of the County Board of Review or another member of that Board appointed by the Chairman, and three farmers appointed by the Chairman of the County Board.

Meetings:  The chief county assessment officer or designee shall be chairman and shall convene the Committee on or about May 1 of each year.  The Committee meets just once a year.

Terms:  The term for this appointment is five years.
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