August 2009 Citizen Engagement Ask the County Career Opportunities Civic Leadership Program Facility Tours A Better Understanding of Property Assessment Peoria County’s Supervisor of Assessments Office is offering two free public work- Public Meetings shops on the property assessment process. Sometimes when property owners Speakers Bureau open their tax bill in the spring, they are unhappy with the amount and want to appeal their assessment. The time to appeal assessments is now, however; not Volunteer Program when the tax bill arrives. Property owners in Peoria County have 30 days from the day they receive their assessment notice to appeal, but many homeowners are Programs & Services unaware of the assessment and appeals process. Therefore, property owners are encouraged to attend a free workshop on September 1 or September 3 to learn Bel-Wood Nursing Home the tax cycle process, how property is assessed, and when to file a complaint. County Store Both workshops are 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 402 of the Peoria County Court- house, 324 Main St., Peoria. Please call 672-6910 to register. First Time Homebuyers Program Government Assistance Program Become a Green Consumer For business owners and entrepreneurs Do you recycle? Do you buy recycled products? Too often, the environmental benefits of recycling are lessened by consumers’ failure to purchase recycled Legal Self-help Center products. While it is helpful to recycle aluminum and plastic, we are not reaching NACo Prescription Discount Card our potential as conscientious consumers if we do not also purchase products made from recycled aluminum and plastic. In other words, we are not green Peoria GIS consumers. On September 24, Peoria County’s recycling staff will explain how to complete the triangle of reducing, recycling, and reusing by becoming a green Upcoming Events consumer. The class will be held at ICC’s North Campus from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register online (select “special interests”) or by calling 999-4545. Wear green to Fall FUNshops this Earth-friendly class and receive a free recycled product. Another free opportunity the Peoria County Recycling Department offers To subscribe citizens is the chance to learn more about recycling (including which products can be If you would like to receive Peoria County recycled) and recycling programs in our community by attending a Recycling Leadership e-Newsletters in the future, please Class on August 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This class will be held at the Recycling subscribe now. No subject or body Department, 3116 Dries Lane, Peoria. Space is limited; to register, call 681-2551. text is required when subscribing. Voluntary Virus Vaccination To unsubscribe Summer is not flu season, yet the H1N1 virus continues to cause illness, hospitali- Only those who have subscribed will zations, and deaths in the United States this summer. Therefore, it is especially receive Peoria County’s e-Newsletter in important to prepare for the morbidity winter may bring. The CDC’s Advisory the future. If you have subscribed Committee on Immunization Practices is preparing for a novel voluntary H1N1 previously, you may unsubscribe vaccination effort to help curb a potentially severe flu season. The Peoria City/ at any time. County Health Department and local community partners are planning how to Peoria County Government make this voluntary vaccination available to individuals based on priority. For more 324 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602 information on flu vaccinations, please visit www.pcchd.org. And continue to wash Phone: 309.672.6056 www.peoriacounty.org your hands, cover your cough, and stay home when ill.
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