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State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is hosting a farmland assessment meeting to discuss increasing property assessments.  The meeting will be held at Windows on Broadway, 401 Broadway, Highland, IL tomorrow February 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Due, in part, to a change in the Farmland Assessment Act, all farmland assessments will continue to go up.  The rate of increase will be largely dependent on the soil type.  Poorer soils can expect to see a higher than 10% increase while better producing soils can expect an increase of less than 10%.   This increase in assessed values will be reflected on the property tax bills payable in 2018 and for several years to come.

Representative Meier has invited Brenda Matherly, Assistant Director of Local Government with Illinois Farm Bureau®, to join him at this event and meet with landowners to explain how farmland assessments are calculated and the long-term impact on those values.

If anyone has a question about Thursday night’s meeting, please call Representative Meier’s District Office at 618-651-0405.
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Mascoutah on Friday, February 23 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Mascoutah on February 23,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at Mascoutah City Hall, located at 3 West Main Street.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405.

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Trenton on Friday, February 23 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Trenton on February 23,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23 at Trenton City Hall, located at 14 W Broadway.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405.

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation opposing any potential tax on the number of miles driven by Illinois motorists. A mileage tax placed on Illinois drivers continues to be a topic of discussion in the state legislature.

According to State Rep. Charlie Meier, “A vehicle mileage tax is outrageous, it would impose undue hardship and disproportionately impact rural Illinoisans who must drive longer distances to work and school. A tax on miles driven places a burden on downstate motorists, a proposal I cannot and will not support.”

The following mileage tax proposals under consideration would offer Illinois drivers a variety of bad options which include:
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Troy on Thursday, February 1 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Troy on February 1,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, at Troy City Hall, located at 116 E. Market St.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call 618-651-0405.
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is pleased to announce that eight school districts in the 108th legislative district have been awarded funds from the School District Library Grant Program.

“This is great news for schools receiving the grant.” said Rep. Meier. “Over $11,000 have been awarded to eight schools in my district thanks to the School District Library Grant Program administered by the Secretary of State’s office.”

The School District Library Grant Program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for the students of public schools in Illinois. The state legislature has authorized up to a $.75 per pupil expenditure for qualifying schools. The grant award is based on funds appropriated by the General Assembly and the official enrollment as of the previous September 30th of a school district.

Bartelso Elementary School District #57
Bartelso
$750.00
Central Community High School District #71
Breese
$750.00
Highland CUSD #5
Highland
$2,070.00
Mascoutah CUD #19
Mascoutah
$2,762.25
Nashville CCD #49
Nashville
$750.00
Nashville CHSD #99
Nashville
$750.00
Wesclin CUSD #3
Trenton
$750.00
Triad C.U.D. #2
Troy
$2,698.50