Douglas Co., IL. (ECWd) -
The County Board does not have the statutory authority to contract for anyone to work with the Supervisor of Assessment, or the office of Supervisor of Assessments.
The Supervisor of Assessment may "appoint" deputies and clerk, with the advice and consent of the county board who shall set their compensation.
35 ILCS 200/3-40 – “Each supervisor of assessments may, with the advice and consent of the county board, appoint necessary deputies and clerks, their compensation to be fixed by the county board and paid by the county.”
The Supervisor of Assessments cannot contract. What makes the county board think they can contract on behalf of the Supervisor of Assessments?
Think about this: The county contracted with someone to make sure they can take more of your tax money away from you.
We hope the Douglas County State's Attorney takes a look a this and puts a stop to it, because it violates state law.