Wheatland Township Assessor Chuck Kern has submitted his resignation which was accepted by the Township Board on August 10, 2023. The resignation is effective December 31, 2023. Therefore, Wheatland Township seeks to fill a vacancy in the Office of Township Assessor for the remainder of the term.
Requirements for Filling Township Assessor Vacancy
Per the Illinois Township Code and Illinois Property Tax Code, regardless of whether a replacement Assessor is appointed or selected to contract with the Township, the new Assessor must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
To be eligible for appointment or selection to contract as the new Assessor, a copy of the individual’s qualifications from the Department of Revenue must be filed with the Town Clerk. 35 ILCS 200/45.
In addition, a person is not eligible to hold office if they have been convicted of any “infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony” at the time of taking the oath of office. 60 ILCS 1/55-6.
Additional Requirements for Appointment
An individual wishing to be appointed to the position of Township Assessor must meet the additional requirements below:
The individual shall establish their political party affiliation by their record of voting in party primary elections or by holding or having held an office in a political party organization before the appointment. If the individual has not voted in a party primary election or is not holding or has not held an office in a political party organization before the appointment, then the individual shall establish their political party affiliation by their record of participating in a political party's nomination or election caucus.
Application Process for Filling a Vacancy in the Office of Township Assessor
Individuals who wish to apply for this position should submit a cover letter, proof of at least one of the above-referenced certifications and resume by 5:00 p.m., CST, November 3, 2023, to: Bill Green, Senior Administrator, 4232 Tower Court, Naperville, IL 60564, OR materials may be emailed to: email@example.com with the subject line: Application for Township Assessor.
Applicants should also note in their cover letter whether they want to be considered for appointment, contract, or both. If applying for appointment, then applicants must also submit proof of party affiliation, registered voter status in Wheatland Township, and proof of residency in the Wheatland Township for at least one year prior to December 31, 2023.
The Township will evaluate applicants’ qualifications to determine whether appointment or contract will be in the best interests of the Township.
The Wheatland Township Board will vote on the appointment of or contract with a qualified individual to fill the vacancy in the office of Township Assessor at the December 14, 2023, Township Board Meeting.