Collage:  Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette and County Treasurer Jill Ferko.

Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette and County Treasurer Jill Ferko. ( photos by James Wyman)

Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette told the Kendall County Board at the July 21 meeting that vote-by-mail applications have been approved and that the applications will be mailed out by Aug. 1.

Gillette told county board members that vote-by-mail judges will be hired once the space available.

Gillette spoke about voting by mail.

Gillette said that every registered voter in Kendall County will receive an application for a mail-in ballot.

Kendall County Board member Judy Gilmour asked Gillette if the state will reimburse the county for the added expense of vote-by-mail ballots.

Gillette said that if a vote-by-mail application is sent in by a non-registered voter that Gillette's office will respond to the voter.

Kendall County Treasurer Jill Ferko told the county board that there were 873 requests for property tax waivers because of the pandemic.  Ferko said if the penalties had been collected for late property tax payments, the penalties would have amounted to $93,391.59.

County board member Matt Prochaska asked Ferko if the waiver requests were mostly from homeowners or businesses?

Here's Ferko:

The second installment of Kendall County property taxes is due on Sep. 15.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the second installment of property taxes was due on Aug. 10. It is due on Sep. 15. We regret the error.