WELCOME to the official Freedom Township, LaSalle County, Illinois website.
The township information on the site includes:
Board meeting dates
Multi-township information (see below & Notices)
Youth program information
Contact Township officials
Freedom of Information Act request form
Road District Information
Township Meeting Schedule
& Annual Meeting Information
Freedom Township location in LaSalle County, Il.
The regular meeting agendas are posted at least 48 hours at Harding Grade School library. Cancellations or reschedule of a meeting will be posted at the school, on the website and with the newspaper.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month and are posted on the website, in the Earlville Post and at the school.
Annual Town Meeting held in April
The Annual Town Hall meeting is held the second Tuesday of April each year. A moderator, which may be any resident present at the meeting, is selected to chair the meeting. The meeting notice and the agenda is published in the newspaper two weeks in advance of the meeting. All voters and audience present at the meeting sign the attendance log.
Public Comments, Proposals, Requests
Any resident of Freedom Township may request an item be placed on a meeting agenda by contacting the Supervisor, Township Clerk or a Trustee. A resident may comment, or present a proposal during the Public Comments portion of the meeting.
Contacting your Township trustees by phone call or mail on any matter of concern to be placed on the agenda is needed before the required 48 hours when the agenda is posted. Elected officials can be found at this link, Officials. A written statement may also be sent to Trustees or the clerk to be read during Public Comments portion of the agenda, or the statement may be presented in person at the meeting. All requests to speak must be recognized by the chair at the meeting.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FREEDOM-SERENA MULTI-TOWNSHIP TAX ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
Dear Property Owner;
I will be at the Serena Twp. Building on Sunday Feb. 11, March 18 and April 15 from 10 AM – 5 PM. You can drop off your papers or mail them to me.
Enclosed are two papers regarding your Senior Exemption Renewal. You must be 65 years of age or older to qualify for these exemptions. Please return the forms to me by May 1, 2018. I can notarize the PTAX-340 form. If you need assistance or have questions, please call me.
1. Sign and Return to me: Senior Citizen’s Homestead Exemption Renewal (3 questions). This form must be renewed each year.
2. Fill out the form if you Qualify: PTAX-340, 2018 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption Application and Affidavit. If your 2017 income is between $55,000 and $65,000 or showing a loss we will need to include a copy of your IRS 1040.
** Take the form with you when filing your tax return **
Also, there are two other programs available to you that are optional:
Duplicate Delinquent Tax Notice – This program is strictly optional. In accordance with the Property Tax Code, anyone receiving the senior citizen homestead exemption may designate another person to receive a duplicate copy of any delinquent real property tax notice. The initial designation or a change in the designee at a later date will require a $ 5 fee to cover the administrative cost. To request a form, please contact me.
Senior Citizens Tax Deferral – This program is strictly optional, please be aware – THIS IS A LIEN. The Senior Citizens Tax deferral is a program, which allows qualified senior citizens to defer part or all of the property taxes on their personal residence. It’s a form of a loan with interest, which is to be repaid after the taxpayer’s death, or at the time the property is sold. A LIEN will be filed with the property. For forms and qualifying information contact the County Treasurer’s office 815-434-8219 after January 1, 2018. The deadline for filing for the SENIOR CITIZEN TAX DEFERRAL WILL BE March 1, 2018.
Thanking you in advance,
Deb Lane, CIAO-I
Multi Township Assessor
Freedom & Serena M.T.A.D., 4041 E 11th Rd, Earlville, IL 60518