From the January 14th edition of the Manito Review:
Manito Forest City
The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal
at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is January 17th, at
noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation
by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and
the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by calling
309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is
2020 Green Valley
Fireman’s Fish Dinner
Green Valley Fireman’s 2020 Fish Dinner will be held on Saturday,
January 18th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Green Valley Firehouse. All
you can eat Fish with 2 sides (cole slaw & potato salad). Ten dollar
donation pay at the door. No advance ticket sales. All profits go to
Spring Show 2020
The Manito Community Chorus will present its Spring Show on March
26th, 27th and 28th, 2020, at the Forman Center at 7:30 p.m. This
show will feature a variety of musical styles as we travel around
the U.S. in song and dance. Directors are Susan Frank and Rebecca
Our first organizational meeting and read through will be Tuesday,
January 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Forman Center cafeteria. We will
begin rehearsals Monday, February 10th. Performers of all ages and
abilities are welcome to participate. We understand that many of
you are busy with school and community activities and might not be
able to make it to every rehearsal, but if this sounds like
something you are interested in, please come give it a try. Children
through grade school age must have an adult with them during
rehearsals and performances for safety.
If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please contact
Susan Frank at 309-968-7231.
2019 Mason County
Tentative Multiplier Announced
Mason County has been issued a tentative property assessment
equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director
of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
The property assessment equalization factor, often called the
“multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property
assessments among counties, as required by law. This equalization
is particularly important because some of the state’s 6,600 local
taxing districts overlap into two or more counties (e.g. school
districts, junior college districts, fire protection districts). If
there were no equalization among counties, substantial inequities
among taxpayers with comparable properties would result.
State law requires property in Illinois to be assessed at one-third
(1/3) of its market value. Farm property is assessed differently,
with farm homesites and dwellings subject to regular assessing and
equalization procedures, but with farmland and farm buildings
assessed according to standards based on productivity.
The equalization factor is determined annually for each county by
comparing the sales price of individual properties sold over the
past three years to the assessed value placed on those properties by
the county supervisor of assessments/county assessor.
If this three-year average level of assessment is one-third of
market value, the equalization factor will be one (1). If the
average level of assessment is greater than one-third of market
value, the equalization factor will be less than one (1). And if
the average level of assessment is less than one-third of market
value, the equalization factor will be greater than one (1).
Assessments in Mason County are at 33.50 percent of market value,
based on sales of properties in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
The equalization factor currently being assigned is for 2019 taxes,
payable in 2020.
Last year’s equalization factor for the county was 1.0000 .
The tentative factor is subject to change (1) if the County Board of
Review takes actions which significantly affect the county
assessments or (2) if local officials or others can present data
showing that the Department of Revenue’s estimates of the average
level of assessments in the county should be adjusted. A public
hearing on the tentative multiplier will be held between 20 and 30
days after the tentative factor is published in a newspaper of
general circulation within the county.
A change in the equalization factor does not mean total property tax
bills will increase or decrease. Tax bills are determined by local
taxing bodies when they request money each year to provide services
to local citizens. If the amount requested by local taxing
districts is not greater than the amount received in the previous
year, then total property taxes will not increase even if
assessments may have increased.
The assessed value of an individual property determines what portion
of the tax burden a specific taxpayer will assume. That
individual’s portion of tax responsibility is not changed by the
Join us at the next Greater Peoria Farm
Woodford and Tazewell Counties lead the state of
Illinois in the number of USDA certified organic
farm operations (USDA NASS, 2017 Census of
this in mind, the economic potential of organic
agriculture should be seriously considered in the
Greater Peoria region.
But beyond crop production, harnessing
the full potential of the organics industry will
rely on the ability to grow a more robust regional
supply chain—the businesses
providing goods and services to growers, and the
businesses buying and using organics in their food,
fuel, and fiber products.
EVENT is a discussion with organic
farming industry professionals, focused on
developing a regional supply chain. What
businesses are needed both upstream and downstream
from farmers? How
can we help those businesses locate and grow here in
Enjoy a free lunch over a presentation on the
organic agriculture supply chain. This
will be followed by a panel discussion with farmers
and other organic ag businesses and professionals. Stick
around for a Q&A with the panel and the opportunity
to network with the other attendees.
GP Farm Forum: Growing a Supply Chain for Organic
February 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Beck's Hybrids, El Paso, IL
Free Event. Lunch
register at www.gpfarmforum.org to
reserve a seat
Full agenda and panelist details to follow!
Questions or comments about the event? Contact:
Director of Outreach & Rural Development Coordinator
309-495-5975 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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