Massac County Treasurer Jody Haverkamp has announced that real estate bills for the 2019 taxing cycle will be mailed before July 21. The first installment will be due Aug. 21, and the second installment will be Oct. 9.

Mobile home taxes will be due Sept. 25. The county’s tax sale date is set for Dec. 18.

Again this year, payments can be made at either City National Bank branch, online at govtechtaxpro.com, by mail or in person at the treasurer’s office located in the Massac County Courthouse.

Prior to real estate tax bills being mailed, Haverkamp’s office has already collected $16,621 by mail and online.

During its Tuesday morning meeting, the Massac County Commissioners held a brief discussion with Sheriff Chad Kaylor on the placement of security cameras inside and outside of the courthouse. The court system is scheduled to move back into the courthouse from the annex building the week of Aug. 4.

Brian Horn, Massac County Emergency Management Director, reported weekly numbers of COVID cases to the commissioners. Currently there have been 1204 tests completed in Massac County and 16 positive cases. Massac County has not had any deaths related to the coronavirus.

In other business, the board:

- Reviewed Compliance Reviews #63 and #85 covering the receipt and disbursement of motor fuel tax funds by the county and township bridge by the county for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

- Approved a resolution for Massac County Trustee with the City of Metropolis as purchaser for 08-01-382-002, for property located at 515 E. Seventh St.

- And, heard an update on the class action lawsuit against Honeywell from attorneys Richard Kruger and Kevin Thompson.

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