CHARLESTON -- Coles County could soon again have a supervisor of assessments, though it will apparently again be on an interim basis.

A vote scheduled for the Coles County Board's meeting Tuesday would appoint Kelly Munyon to the position that's been vacant, except for an earlier interim appointment, since November.

She operated a real estate appraisal business in Charleston for several years. If the board approves the appointment, Munyon would start in the position on Thursday.

Munyon recently took the Illinois Department of Revenue test required for someone in the position permanently, but the results are not available yet, board Chairman Mike ZuHone said.

The appointment a permanent supervisor of assessments has been delayed largely because none of the applicants were able to pass the state test.

ZuHone said the board would consider appointing Munyon to the position on a permanent basis if she does pass the test. Waiting until the results are available would mean another month before the board could vote on the appointment, he noted.

The Supervisor of Assessments Office's staff is doing a "fabulous job" but there needs to be someone in the supervisor's position, ZuHone said.

"It's really important to have someone to make sure the office does continue to operate," ZuHone said.

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Munyon could not be reached for comment.

An interim supervisor of assessments can serve in the position for no more than 60 days.

There's been no officially appointed supervisor of assessments in the county since November. That was when former Supervisor Karen Biddle opted to retire after the county board notified her that she could apply to be appointed to another term but that her re-appointment was not guaranteed.

After that, the county board appointed Andrew Milliman, who was the office's chief deputy, to serve as supervisor in an interim capacity. After his interim appointment expired, he served as acting supervisor until he left the office for another job in March.

Another vote scheduled for Tuesday's meeting is also related to the county's property assessment process. That vote would be to reappoint Matt Frederick and Gerald Herman to new terms on the county Board of Review, which handles property assessment appeals.

The board is also set to vote on a contract with Ne-Co Asphalt Co. of Charleston to widen and resurface about 2 1/2 miles of Hutton Road at a cost of just more than $850,000. The work will likely begin in early June and traffic will be limited to one lane at times, county Engineer Rick Johnson said.

Also on the agenda is an agreement with Clark County for work on a culvert and ditch that extends into Coles County just west of Westfield. Johnson said Clark County will bill Coles County for the work once it's completed.

The board's meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room on the third floor of the county courthouse in Charleston.

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Contact Dave Fopay at (217) 238-6858. Follow him on Twitter: @FopayDave



Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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