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  • This newsletter if brought to you by Crete Township in coordination with Times Media Co. at no cost to the Township or its residents. We hope you find the newsletter informative.

    Crete Township continues to provide many valuable services to our residents. Our Highway Department provides maintenance and snow removal to over 80 miles of roads. The Crete Township Assessor’s Office provides locally- based property value assessments and processes exemptions for partial property tax relief. The Township Clerk’s Office provides

    many services including voter registration, maintenance of the Precinct 9 Polling Place (the Crete Town Hall) as well as marriage and civil union licenses/certificates. In

    addition, Crete Township provides general assistance, mosquito abatement, Dial-A-Ride services for senior and disabled residents and special senior events. The

    Town Hall building is utilized by a wide variety of local charitable and civic organizations including the Crete Food Pantry, Crete Township Homeowners’ Associations, the Crete Bulldogs, Crete Baseball, Angels on Assignment, the Crete Womans Club and is also used as the adjudication court by the Village of Crete.

    If you have a community event that you would like to have considered to be included in the newsletter, please email a brief article, along with your email address and telephone number to TWPCRETE@aol.com.

    Welcome to the new Crete Township


  • 2 Crete Township News \\ SUMMER 2014

    Supervisor Richard Most

    Road Commissioner Anthony Recupito

    708-672-7732 arecupito@


    Assessor Sandy Drolet 708-672-8291

    Clerk Pamela Hoffman

    Trustees: Frank Elton Bob Hodge

    Michael Liccar Jim Piacentini

    Collector Walter Grady

    This marks the first issue of the comeback of The Crete Township Messenger. This newsletter is meant to communicate to all Crete Township residents and keep them informed of current issues as well as services provided by the Township.

    The people who serve in Crete Township Government are men

    and women who embody the practice of citizen government. Crete Township’s motto, we are the people next store.

    Our monthly Township meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. All, are welcome to attend, it is a public meeting. Here, you will have the opportunity to voice any concerns

    or comments directed at the Township.

    In Crete Township, we have been fortunate, for those in need are few. I would like to make Township residents aware that a General Assistance program is available for those facing hard times. Assistance is distributed in the form of rental aid, electric and gas bill help. I am at the center of this service, and would be glad to answer any questions you may have. The General

    Assistance fund is our way to help those in need.

    If you have any questions regarding Crete Township or General Assistance, please feel free to contact my office at (708) 672- 8279.

    From the Supervisor Richard D Most

    Marriage and Civil Union licenses for Will County may be obtained at the Crete Township Office Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.

    Identification required • Certified copy of birth

    certificate or passport • Current form of I.D. (Driver’s

    License or State I.D.) • Divorce papers or death

    certificate if other than first marriage

    • Cash Only. No personal checks, credit or debit cards.

    Request for copies of marriage/ civil union certificates, birth certificates and death certificates are

    also available through the Township Offices. Certified copies may be ordered from the Will County Clerks Office and will be mailed to your home for the following charges:

    • Marriages Licenses — $28.00 for issuing a marriage license, $9.00 for the first copy, $4.00 for each additional copy, if ordered at the same time.

    • Birth Certificate – If born in Will County, $9.00 for the first copy, $4.00 for each additional copy, if ordered at the same time

    • Death Certificate – If death occurred within Will County, $11.00 for the first copy, $6.00 for each additional copy, if ordered at the same time.


    Township Directory

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  • SUMMER 2014 // Crete Township News 3

    We are excited to be able to reach our township residents again via this newsletter. It is a great opportunity to tell you what our office has been doing and to remind you about the exemptions that are available to homeowners.

    As this article is being written, our 2014 assessment changes have been entered, our township multiplier has been determined for all of our residential and farm parcels, and assessment change notices are scheduled to be published in the Record-Monitor on August 7. If you do not receive a notice you can visit willcountysoa. com to review your assessment or you can call or stop by our office.

    You can always view your property record card to see how you are assessed. We strive for accuracy but if an error is found, we can certainly correct it.

    There are several exemptions that are available to our residents. Please contact us for requirements.

    Also, please note that the amounts are off of the assessed value – not actual tax dollar savings.

    There is also the Senior Assessment Freeze which freezes the assessed value of the home, NOT the tax amount. To qualify, the property owner must receive the

    Senior Exemption and have a total household income under $55,000. Proof of income must be supplied every spring when reapplying.

    As always, if there is anything the assessor’s office can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact us at (708) 672-8291 or via email at dirtyface12@hotmail.com. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Sincerely, Sandy Drolet, Assessor

    News from Assessor Sandy Drolet

    Exemptions General Homestead Exemption $6,000

    General Senior Homestead Exemption $5,000

    Returning Veteran $5,000

    Disabled Veteran $2,500-$5,000

    Disabled Person $2,000

    Homestead Improvement up to $25,000



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  • 4 Crete Township News \\ SUMMER 20144 Crete Township News \\ SUMMER 2014

    The Crete F men will be hosting a FREE firearm safety course for children Pre K through third grade on October 11, 2014, 10am, at the Crete F Men Hall – 1962 Exchange St., Crete. The NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program teaches children the important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format. Taught by NRA firearms instructor, Aaron DaCorte, The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. Pre- registration is not required. Program materials are provided by the Crete F Men. Call (708) 363-1332 for more info. Also,

    watch for FREE Crete F Men Halloween events this October!

    Firearm Safety Course Planned for Children

    Eddie Eagle

    The main focus of Crete’s mosquito program is to keep the viruses that mosquitoes are capable of carrying out of Crete. We spray 2 to 3 days

    a week weather permitting, with a pesticide that is safe for the environment and is pet friendly. Any questions you may call the Town Hall at (708) 672-8279.

    The mosquito program

    We provide meeting facilities for groups such as the Crete Food Pantry, Will County Senior Services, American Legion, Angels on Assignment and other service organizations.

    The Township Hall has been given a much needed face lift including new audio and video

    systems, new ceiling fans and a fresh coat paint on the walls. As for the exterior, dead trees have been removed, new landscaping installed, and new benches placed by the entrance doors.

    We hope everyone will have the opportunity to vie