Chouteau Township

906 Thorngate Road, , Granite City, Illinois 62040
6189310360 | | 6189311110

Community Awareness

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AARP FREE TAX SERVICE

 Tax assistance to anyone, free of charge

 with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income.

 

February 1st thru April 18th, 2023

Times for all Locations: 8 am to 11:00 am

Tuesdays: Moose Lodge, 2521 Maryville Rd

Wednesdays: Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards St

Thursdays: Tri Cities Columbus Home, 4225 Old Alton Road

Stop by location, when open, to pick up Input packet and get an appointment for Drop-off service.

For More Information Call Jim @ (618) 975-6600

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CHOUTEAU TOWNSHIP SPRING CLEAN UP…

 APRIL 10th – April 14th, 2023

SET ITEMS OUT NO EARLIER THAN WEEKEND BEFORE…

DO NOT CALL IN…TOWNSHIP WILL BE BY AS FOLLOWS…


APRIL 10 & 11 Pickup will be on the following Streets:

(West Side of the Tracks)

Alice, Buena, Carl, Carolyn, Chouteau Place Road, Cote Brillante, Essenpreis, Evergreen, Franko (east & west), Guth, Harrington, Heather, Herbert, Hills, Lewis, Lee, Lindsay, Lola, Lucky, Maryville Road (4900’s – 5200’s), Meadowlane Drive, Moffatt, Mueller, Old Alton Road, Oldenburg Road, Patricia, Paul, Redwood, Rogers, Roberta, Ruth, Sheila, Stephanie, Stacy, St. Thomas Road, Tracy, Travis, Thorngate (north & south), Veronica, Wanda, West Chain of Rocks Road, Willow

APRIL 12 & 13 Pickup will be on the following Streets:

(East Side of the Tracks)

Abel Ct, Ashland, Barkley, Big 4 Place, Catalpa (only: 81,83,87,89,91,95,103,107,111,115,118,119,123,131,134,135,136), Central, Chouteau, Chouteau Point, Chouteau Trace Parkway, Cynthia, Davies, Douglas, Driftwood(only:4922,4923,4926,4927,4930,4931), East Chain of Rocks Road, Eastwind,  Engineer Road, English, Fleming, Greenway, Kinder, Lakeview, Lenox, Margaret, Martin (only: 96,100,104), Mimosa (only:2,3,4,5,6,7,9,62,64,66,68,70,71,72,73,75,77,78), Moorland, Morrison, Paradise, Rapp (5000’s-5100’s), Sequoia (only:4920,4921,4924,4925,4928,4929), Springfield, Tennessee, Troeckler, University, Vincent, Voight Place, Warson, Whitsell Way, Wilson

APRIL 14:  WILL BE USED FOR THE TOWNSHIP’S DISCRETION!

FOR QUESTIONS CALL: (618) 931-6333

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Chouteau Township Community SHRED IT DAY...

JULY 15, 2023  9am to 12pm (Noon)

COME SHRED WITH US!!

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CHOUTEAU TOWNSHIP HAS POSTED A BID IN THE ALTON TELEGRAPH...

Bid Notice for Pickleball Court Installation

We are looking for bids on the installation of a pickleball court. The following are the dimensions and details that we are needing the bid for…

Pickleball Court – 30’ x 60’ (1800 sq ft) It will need to be dug out and then prepared with 4’” of rock, rebar, rebar chairs and then the 4” concrete pad poured and prepared for painting. It needs to be primed and then painted with TruFlex – 100% Acrylic. It will also need to have the appropriate stripping done. The area around the pickleball court will need to be back filled and then seeded and strawed appropriately.  PREVAILING WAGES MUST BE USED.

A map and any additional papers can be picked up at the Chouteau Township Office during regular business hours – no mailing or emailing of these papers.

All bids need to be returned to Chouteau Township at 906 Thorngate Road, Granite City, IL  62040 in a sealed envelope; NO LATER than Tuesday February 14, 2023, at 4:00 pm. They will then be reviewed and voted for approval at the Board of Trustee meeting (6 pm) that evening.

 

 

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETINGS 2023

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 906 Thorngate Road (Chouteau Township Hall)

 

Dec 7th, 2022 

Feb 1st

Apr 5th

Jun 7th

Aug 2nd

 Oct 4th 

 Dec 6th

 

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Township Multiplier

WHY...Each year the State of Illinois Department of Revenue conducts a Sales Ratio Study in order to determine whether or not the assessed values of properties within each township in Madison County, (and all IL counties), are at the statutory level of 33.33%, or 1/3 of fair market value. If the study shows a township's median level of assessment to be above or below the statutory level of 33.33%, or 1/3 of market value, then an equalizer factor, or multiplier, should be applied. This factor will either increase or decrease your property's assessed value.

WHO...At this time the Board of Review has two options. 1. A single state issued countrywide multiplier, which only impacts the property's assessed value for one year. This type of equalization cannot be appealed, and does nothing to improve the median level of assessment for your township. 2. A Board of Review issued township multiplier, which may be appealed to the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB), and does improve your township's median level of assessment. The township multipliers are more equitable on a township-by-township basis than the single state issued countrywide factor.

WHAT... Before deciding to appeal, you need to know two things. 1. What is the Fair Market Value of the property? This can be determined by a recent purchase rice or appraisal of your property, or by recent sales of comparable properties within your neighborhood. 2. What are the assessed values of comparable properties within your neighborhood? Comparable properties being ones that are similar to yours in construction style, size, and age. 

WHERE... Information on sales may be obtained from the M.L.S., (Multiple Listing Services), or local Realtors. Your best evidence is an evidence is an appraisal or recent purchase of your property. Information to determine which properties are comparable, and what their assessments are is available at the local township assessor's office. If you're not able to meet with your assessor, the Chief County Assessment office does have the assessed values for all properties in your township, and the web address is: WWW.CO.MADISON.IL.US/DEPARTMENTS/CHIEF_COUNTY_ASSESMENT_OFFICE

WHEN & HOW... If you have evidence indicating that your property's assessed value is greater than 33.33% of its fair market value, or above the median level of assessment for the county, you may appeal to the Stat of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) within 30 days of the date printed on the township multiplier assessment change notice. Forms and instructions are available at:  WWW.PTAB.ILLINOIS.GOV/FILING.HTML 

VERY IMPORTANT... WHEN FILING ON THE EQUALIZATION OR MULTIPLIER CARD RECEIVED IN MARCH, THE PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S JURISDICTION IS LIMITED TO THE REMOVAL OF THE AMOUNT OF INCREASE IN ASSESSED VALUE DUE TO THE TOWNSHIP MULTIPLIER. 

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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED...

We are taking NON-PERISHABLE DONATIONS

HELP SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS

 

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Public Hearing Notices

(Please Note: all this information & more is on the Madison County Planning & Development Website)

http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/planning_and_development/index.php 

Zoning Board of Appeals that Pertain to Chouteau Township will be posted below for 2022:

**The Zoning Board of Appeals does not meet on SITE anymore. The applicants and interested parties are to meet the board at the Administration Building in Edwardsville. All hearings are open to public comment.**


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - (2023)

 

 

Veteran Services

We have a Memorial Wreath & Yard Sign that can be displayed

at your home for a week and then returned to Township.

Please Call (618) 931-0360 For more information


http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/community_development/resources_for_veterans.php