Flagg Township Officials


Bob Withrow
Bob Withrow
Supervisor
Office Hours: Mon-Fri (8:30am - 12:00pm)
Phone: (815)562-7360
Fax: (815)562-9625

The township supervisor serves as chief executive officer of the township. The supervisor's duties and responsibilities include serving as chairman of the township board of trustees, supervisor of the general assistance program and treasurer of all town funds including general assistance, cemetery funds, water system funds and road and bridge funds.

Upon taking office, the township supervisor must post a surety bond equal to the maximum amount of the funds in the custody at any given time. If the supervisor posts a personal bond it must be double the amount provided by a surety company.

Generally speaking, other chief executive government officers may vote only to break a tie. In this regard the supervisor serves as a trustee and may make or second motions, participate in all legislative discussion and should exercise voting power on all issues before the board.

The supervisor maintains sole jurisdiction over the general assistance office and may employ necessary workers without prior approval of the township board of trustees.  In administering the township general assistance programs, the supervisor adheres to standards approved by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Assessor
Office Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Phone: (815)562-6862
Fax: (815)562-9625

The role of the Assessor is comparable to an appraiser. An assessor assesses (puts a value on) property for tax purposes.

As an Assessor, there are three fundamental yet vital duties to perform: 1. Discover, list and value all new construction within the township. 2. Ensure that existing property is valued at the appropriate statutory level of market value. 3. Assure that similar property is valued in a uniform manner.

When the assessor has determined the fair market value of a property, the property is then assessed at 1/3 or 33 1/3 percent of the market value.

The purpose of the assessment is to apportion the tax burden created by taxing districts such as: schools, municipalities, park districts, county and townships.

ASSESSORS DO NOT LEVY, COLLECT OR DISTRIBUTE TAX REVENUES.

Joanna Patrick
Joanna Patrick
Township Clerk
Phone: (815)562-7360
Fax: (815)562-9625

The township clerk is keeper of all township records except for active general assistance cases. The clerk is required to keep accurate records of all township board meetings and maintain records of the board's executive sessions. (Statute requires these minutes be reviewed every six months.)

During town board meetings the clerk records roll call votes. The clerk also serves as the local election authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning township elections and/or referendums. In this capacity, the clerk is responsible for publishing or posting certain specific notices, including notices for the highway commissioner.

As ex-officio clerk of the road district, the township clerk maintains all records for the highway commissioner. The clerk must also witness bid openings for both the township and the road district. The clerk must countersign all road district orders for payment prior to audit or approval by the township board. The clerk also delivers all approved claims for payment to the supervisor. 

Integrity and accuracy is important in any court action involving the township's official records. Clerical may evolve from the work clerk, but the clerk is not necessarily the township board's secretary. However, much as a competent secretary is a vital cog in the machinery of a well-oiled office, the township clerk is critical to the operation of township government.

Scott Seebach
Scott Seebach
Hwy Commissioner
Office Hours: Mon-Fri (7:00am - 3:30pm)
Phone: (815)562-7881
Fax: (815)562-9625

The role of the Highway Commissioner is very important to the public in leading the Flagg Township Road District. The Hwy Commissioner supervises public work tasks including road and highway construction and maintenance, snow removal and equipment/building maintenance. The highway commissioner will have extensive knowledge of modern practices and principles of public work administration to be used with the maintenance and construction of streets and other public work.