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Village of Orland Park August 17, 2017, 11:49 AM

Thank you for bringing your question to the village's attention.

Public Works is working through a process right now to engage a consultant for engineering and creating specifications to make upgrades, paint and rebrand one water tower. The first location selected for repainting is tower #5 at Harlem Ave. and Wheeler Dr., which will most likely be completed in 2018. The village will be looking for guidance about the paint scheme and anticipates public discussion to occur at an upcoming Committee and/or Board meeting.

Two towers - #6 near Carl Sandburg High School and #8 near the 153rd Street Metra Station - were recently approved for cleaning during the August 7 Committee meeting. Board approval is being requested on August 21. Following approval, the work will be coordinated with the contractor and should be completed within a few months. Additional funds for cleaning and painting additional tower sites will be requested as part of the 2018 budget process.

Village of Orland Park August 15, 2017, 3:42 PM

Thank you for your question. The construction at 143rd St. and LaGrange Road will be a retail plaza with two restaurants - City BBQ and McCallister's Deli and one proposed retailer - VisionWorks.

If you have additional questions about an upcoming development, feel free to contact Development Services directly at (708) 403-5300.

Village of Orland Park August 15, 2017, 3:34 PM

Thank you for sharing your concern. We understand your frustration. Unfortunately, the village is not able to take any action in regards to residential property assessments.
You’ve taken the right step by filing an appeal through the Cook County Assessor. You may also want to consider asking for a re-review.
You can also file an appeal to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board http://www.ptab.illinois.gov/

Please note the appeals will be accepted until August 28, 2017.

More info can be found at http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/default.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/appdeadlines/appealdeadlinesform.aspx

Marge Szalko August 15, 2017, 7:51 AM

I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. I also filed an appeal. All of the comps used for my home weren't even in my subdivision. Most were over a mile away. It makes no sense. They raised my estimated home market value by $85,000 which is ridiculous. The home next door just took a year to sell and sold below what they bought it for and it's a beautiful, well maintained home. These tax increases have several of my neighbors talking about moving out of Orland and I will have to consider it as well if taxes keep going up like this. My taxes have more than doubled in the 15 years that I have owned my home.

Name not shown August 14, 2017, 9:04 PM

Now that the village has rebranded and has a new logo, will the water towers be updated to reflect this change? The "world's golf center" certainly can not be true any longer and the village could use a new tag line. Some of the water towers look dirty and could use a good cleaning too. I believe there was an opportunity years ago to change the slogan on the water towers with public input, but this never came to fruition. If a different artistic design is approved, the water towers could even become a contest for local artists, in an attempt to showcase local talent.

Name not shown August 13, 2017, 9:21 PM

What are they building on the corner of 143rd and Lagrange next to Marquette Bank?

Name not shown August 9, 2017, 3:18 PM

I recently received my 2017 Cook Co property tax bill and was surprised to see they estimated my home market value to have increased by over $53k since last year. I checked comps in my neighborhood and there is no sales trend to support that increase in evaluation. I have appealed; but all the comps in my neighborhood appear to have received the same over-evaluation and subsequent assessed property tax increase. Since the appeal process primarily uses area comps as its basis for valuation and most if not all comps in my area received the same preposterous gigantic increase in "fair" market valuation; is there any formal protest or action planned by the village?

Sophia Yasin July 6, 2017, 11:13 AM

Thank you! I will reach out to them!

Village of Orland Park July 6, 2017, 11:07 AM

Thank you for bringing this concern to the village's attention. We have reached out to the police dept. about this issue and they have asked for your contact information. Please email your name and the best number to reach you to publicinfooffice@orlandpark.org.

Thank you!

Name not shown July 3, 2017, 8:37 AM

I live on Constitution Dr in the centennial village subdivision. Our streets curve and cars are constantly speeding around the bend so fast. I have small children and am concerned for their safety. I have asked our management company (it's a townhome association) if any signage or speed bumps can be put in and they told me that it was something I needed to take up with the village. What can be done to make streets, within our subdivisions, safer for our kids?