‚ÄčThe Trustee Committee members are appointed by the Chairman of the St. Clair County Board.

It is the responsibility of the Trustee Committee to:

1. Review the tax assessing and tax collecting programs of the County.

2. Supervise the delinquent tax sale program. The Committee shall be
or to extend the final payment date for the purchaser of the property to a maximum of six (6) months past the original sixty (60) day payment period. If the purchaser is occupying the property as his or her place of residence, the final payment date may be extended to a maximum of twelve (12) months past the original sixty (60) day payment period.

In addition, the Committee may extend the final payment date for a person requesting a reconveyance to a maximum of six (6) months. If the person requesting the reconveyance occupies the property as a principal place of residence, the final payment due date may be extended to a maximum of twelve (12) months. Provided, however, all requests for extensions of final payments beyond the above authorized periods shall be referred to the full County Board for approval. When granting extensions, the Trustee Committee and the full County Board will consider, among other things, the following criteria:


A. The petitioners history of payment on the parcel for which the extension is requested.
B. The petitioners history of payment on other parcels.
C. The amount of money owed compared to the purchase price.
D. Petitioners payment of taxes on other parcels of property owned in St. Clair County.
E. Petitioners ability to borrow money from a conventional source.
F. Economic conditions in the taxing districts involved.
G. Economic conditions in the neighborhood in question.
H. Number of bidders on the parcel in question and for similar surrounding parcels.
I. Investment made by purchaser in this property. (i.e. insurance purchased, improvements made, property maintained.)
J. Long-term owner or speculator using the tax cycle to secure interest free loans.
K. Local governments voiced support for this purchase.
L. Interest of the purchaser outweighs those of other citizens in the taxing district involved.

3. Work as the Board's liaison with the County Assessor and the Board of Review to determine what changes are necessary to operate a successful tax assessment system.

4. Act in the County's interest at the annual Tax Sale under the Scavenger Act.