Responsibilities of your Elgin Township Highway Commissioner
The Highway Commissioner oversees construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. The Commissioner submits a tax levy and budget for the highway department. Neither the township board of trustees, nor the Supervisor, has any jurisdiction over the Highway Commissioner or road district employees.
The highway commissioner annually submits the tax levies for the following year. They are submitted to the township board so that they can be certified to the county clerk and filed no later than the last Tuesday in December. The certificate of levy may not be increased or decreased in any way by the township board. If the levy is an increase of more than 5% over the previous year’s extension, then the road district will have to go through Truth in Taxation.