Welcome to Hollis Township
(posted December 6, 2016)
A hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy to increase for Limestone Community High School District #310 for 2016 will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Board of Education room at Limestone Community High School, 4201 S Airport Road, Bartonville IL. The estimated increase is 5.98%. Please make plans to attend this meeting to voice your opinion.
We hope these pages will help you understand and appreciate the township form of government and will give you information on our local township office.Township government was established in 1636 and is the oldest form of government continuing to serve in North America. Hollis Township was formed in 1850 and has been continuously serving this area for more than 150 years.
A unique aspect of townships involves the annual town meeting. It is held in the spring and is a valuable way for citizens to have a direct voice and vote in local government.
In general, the duties of the township fall into three distinct categories:
- Road and bridge maintenance. Townships maintain more than half of Illinois' total road miles.
- Property assessment. Townships set property values for all local properties, including both residential and commercial.
- General assistance. This may include food, shelter or emergency relief for people in need until they can become self supporting.
The directory on the left allows you to learn more about Hollis Township (to return to this page, click the logo in the upper left). Should you have comments you wish to share or questions you wish to ask, you may contact one of the board members directly or e-mail the township using the contact link at left.