CHARLESTON -- Coles County's current supervisor of assessments has addressed problems her predecessor said she discovered during her tenure.

That's what Coles County Board Vice Chairman Brandon Bell said during the board's meeting Tuesday, responding to questions the previous supervisor brought to the board two months ago.

Kelly Munyon, who served as the assessment supervisor for two months on an interim basis, brought the issues to the board in August, when current Supervisor Denise Shores was appointed to the position.

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On Tuesday, Bell said all the county's property assessment records are now on a newer computer system, the only one being used to calculate taxes.

Munyon didn't attend the meeting. However, her earlier comments included revelations that records for numerous properties hadn't been moved to the newer system, meaning their assessments weren't up to date.

Also, Bell said, the owners of some leased property have been notified that they'll no longer receive an assessment for which they're not actually eligible. That was another issue Munyon mentioned previously.

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Bell, chairman of the board's Offices and Rules Committee that oversees the assessment office, promised Munyon answers during the board's meeting last month.

The board voted to appoint Shores to the assessment supervisor's position because, according to Chairman Mike ZuHone, she was the only applicant who passed a state-required test for the position.

Munyon was able to fill the position on an interim basis even though she hadn't passed the test. The appointment was limited to 60 days.

Also during Tuesday's meeting, ZuHone announced that a program's being developed to allow county townships to receive grants to conduct waste disposal events.

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ZuHone is chairman of the board's Health and Safety Committee, which he said should finalize the program at its next meeting.

The move follows last year's end of what was commonly called the "roll off" program, where trash bins were placed in locations once each month for trash disposal.

The program ended after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency indicated that the program, as it was then operated, actually needed a state permit.

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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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