Piatt County, Illinois

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Piatt County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites
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Budget N
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Meetings P
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning P
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes P
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The good

  • Board members are listed with contact information.[1]
  • Board meeting schedule is posted.[2]
  • Elected and appointed officials are listed with contact information.[3][4]
  • Zoning ordinance is provided, but building permits are not online.[5]
  • Taxes can be paid online, but other useful information on local taxes is not provided.[6]

The bad

  • Budget is not published.
  • Board meeting agendas and minutes are not available.
  • Information on county audits and contracts is not posted.
  • The site does not disclose whether the county belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.

Lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

Piatt County belongs to 27 government sector lobbying associations:[7]

Association 2010 2009 2008 2007
American Jail Association - $48.00 $48.00 $48.00
County Assessment Officers - $350.00 $325.00 -
Certified Illinois Assessing Officers - $20.00 - -
Champaign County Fire Chiefs Association $50.00 $66.00 - $70.00
County Animal Controls of Illinois $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Illinois Association of Assessing Officials - $175.00 - -
Illinois Association of Circuit Court Clerks - $205.00 $300.00 $265.00
Circuit Clerks Zone 2 - $25.00 $20.00 -
Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders - $220.00 $220.00 $220.00
Illinois Association of County Engineers $658.85 $630.61 $627.31 $633.00
Illinois Association of County Zoning Officials - $30.00 $30.00 -
Illinois Association of County Board Members - $700.00 $675.00 $675.00
Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association - $325.00 - $375.00
Illinois County Treasurer's Association $210.00 $210.00 $210.00 $210.00
Illinois Emergency Services Management Association - $130.00 - $90.00
Illinois Probation & Court Services Association $150.00 $150.00 $120.00 -
Illinois State’s Attorneys Association - - $275.00 $275.00
Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System - $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Illinois GIS - $50.00 $30.00 -
Illinois Assessors - $25.00 $25.00 -
Illinois Judges Association - - $200.00 -
Illinois Sheriff's Association $375.00 $375.00 $350.00 $350.00
Sheriffs Central Zone - - $25.00 $25.00
Illinois Sheriffs EMA - $50.00 - $50.00
Illinois State Bar - $320.00 $289.00 $289.00
Piatt County Firefighers Association - - - $25.00
Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 28 - $130.00 - -
TOTAL $1,493.85 $4,309.61 $3,844.31 $3,675.00

The average amount the county spends on lobbying in a year is $3,924. The county has spent $13,322.77 on lobbying since 2007.[7]

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