County Designated Assessor

October 15, 2020

On behalf of its 6 townships and 3 cities, Gogebic County is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the County Designated Assessor.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Marenisco Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday October 5, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. in the Marenisco Township Hall.
The purpose of this Public Hearing is to receive input and comments from township residents on tiny homes and park model homes.
The regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held immediately following the Public Hearing.
Social distancing and masks will be required.

NOTICE

The Lake Gogebic Volunteer Fire Department is applying for a USDA Rural Development grant to fund the purchase of a rescue vehicle. A public comment opportunity will be held during the Marenisco Township Board Meeting on October 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Township Hall (314 Hall Street, Marenisco). David Nordberg and/or Kathy Lowery will be in attendance at this meeting to provide information about the grant and to answer questions.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Michigan State Tax Commission’s Bulletin 8 of 2020 states, “Public Act 660 of 2018 was approved by Governor Snyder on December 28, 2018 and amended the General Property Tax Act to provide a statutory framework to ensure proper assessing in order to guarantee the highest quality assessments for taxpayers as well as local units. The Act defines the requirements for substantial compliance with the General Property Tax Act provides timelines for audits {AMAR} and follow-up audits and details a process for bringing a local unit into compliance if they remain non-compliant after a follow-up review. The Designated Assessor is an integral part of that process.”

On behalf of its 6 townships and 3 cities, Gogebic County is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the County Designated Assessor, which will be designated by an Interlocal Agreement executed between the County Board of Commissioners and a majority of the Assessing Districts in the County. The individual designated as the County’s Designated Assessor must be approved by the State Tax Commission.
The County Designated Assessor must be an individual qualified and certified by the State Tax Commission as an Advanced Assessing Officer or Master Assessing Officer. The appointment of an individual as Designated Assessor does not create an employment or paid contractual relationship with the County. The Designated Assessor shall have no responsibilities as Designated Assessor during the period in which he or she is not acting as an assessor of record for an Assessing District within the County, other than to remain certified and in good standing.
The County Designated Assessor may charge an Assessing District that is required to contract with the County Designated Assessor a reasonable rate of compensation (e.g., periodic payment on a per parcel basis) and reimbursement of costs. The Assessing District shall pay reasonable compensation to the Designated Assessor, and be responsible to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the County Designated Assessor in serving as the Assessing District’s Assessor of record, including, but not limited to, the cost of overseeing and administering the annual assessment, preparing and defending the assessment roll, costs incurred in appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (i.e., appraisal costs, expert witness fees and attorney fees), and operating the assessing office (including employment of additional staff necessary to bring the Assessing District into compliance).
The services to be provided by the Designated Assessor to the contracting Assessing District include: preparation of assessment rolls, establishing a plan to correct deficiencies found in the State Tax Commission audit, timely delivery of documents and execution of forms, attendance at Board of Review meetings, handling property tax appeals filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal (either directly or through legal counsel), timely reporting and meetings with local officials of the Assessing District, and responsibility for overseeing assessing staff members of the Assessing District.
Mailed proposals will be received at 200 N Moore St, Bessemer, MI 49911 until 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2020. They will be examined by the Gogebic County Administrator and or her designee(s).
Mailed proposals must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope
“Gogebic County Designated Assessor Services”

Proposals may be mailed to the above address attention County Administrator or hand delivered to the Gogebic County Administrator, located at 200 N Moore St., Bessemer, MI 49911.

All RFB related questions should be directed to:
Kathy Jo Koval
County Equalization Director
200 N Moore Street
Bessemer, MI 49911
PH# 906-663-4414
kkoval@gogebiccountymi.gov

Gogebic County hereby notifies all will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

It is expected that the selected Designated Assessor should be ready to provide service when needed upon the County’s and local municipal unit’s execution of an interlocal agreement between the units and upon execution of a service agreement with the Designated Assessor and Assessing District Municipal Unit.

4th of July
Winning No. for Marenisco 50-50 drawing is 2890.

Preparedness Plan to reopen the Marenisco Library

Executive Order 2020-110 by Governor Whitmer allows libraries to open on June
3rd 2020 subject to rules described in Executive Order 2020-97 for retail stores.

Prior to opening the library will undergo a deep cleaning, with emphasize placed
on high-touch areas, such as computers, table surfaces, door knobs and
restrooms. Volunteers will be trained in cleaning protocol at the start of their
shift, during their shift and in closing. They will be instructed to be conscious of
covid-19 symptoms, what to do if they or someone is ill and who to notify.

Opening the Marenisco Library will involve a three stage process.

Stage one will be curbside service only. If you know of a book you want, you can
call the library at 787-2501 during regular library hours. | will arrange for you to
drive up to the back door and | will bring the book out to you, wearing a mask and
gloves. Books can be returned using the outside drop box to the left of the
doorway. All books will be quarantined for 72 hours before re-shelving. This
stage will be from June 8th-June 22nd, 2020.

Stage two will be by appointment only. You can call the library during library
hours and make arrangements to come into the library physically to pick out your
book selections. Books can be returned using the drop box. All books will be
quarantined for 72 hours before re-shelving. This stage will be from June 22th-
July 6th, 2020.

In stage three, the library will be open to the public with certain restrictions.
Patrons will be required to practice social distancing. The number of persons in
the library at one time will be limited to four people. No toys or games can be
played in the library. Patrons are required to wear a face covering their nose and
mouth, unless the individual is unable to tolerate a face covering. The library will
be open on July 7th, 2020 to the public in stage three.

Stage three will continue until the pandemic is declared over or until Governor
Whitmer decides it is safe to return to normal.

Executive Order Letter March 23, 2020
Marenisco Township
314 Hall Street
PO Box 198
Marenisco, MI 49947
Office 906-787-2463 Fax 906-787-2244

Richard Bouvette, SUPERVISOR; Donna Kenney, CLERK; Diane Dean, TREASURER

Dave Hagen, TRUSTEE; Kelly Dunbar, TRUSTEE

NOTICE

Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21, Marenisco Township offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Only essential services will be performed by Township officials and employees. Police services will be performed by calling 9-1-1 or calling Chief Mahler at (906) 787-2300. Water and sewer problems should also be directed to Chief Mahler. Utility bills may be paid by depositing payments into the drop box outside the office door. Tax questions must be mailed to PO Box 198, Marenisco, MI 49947 or placed in the drop box. Our Township Treasurer is no longer receiving delinquent tax payments or taking questions on them. Please direct those questions and payments to the Gogebic County Treasurer’s office.

The Township Public Hearing on March 30, 2020 at 5:45 PM must be cancelled. The hearing was necessary to discuss and approve the 2020-2021 Marenisco Township budget, which, by law, must be approved prior to April 1, 2020. A copy of the proposed budget is posted on the Township website’s (marenisco.org) bulletin board for perusal and comment. Other copies will be placed at the Marenisco General Store and the Marenisco Post Office, the only other Township businesses authorized to be open to the public during this time.

Marenisco senior meals are considered an essential service and will be sold to eligible people who call (906) 787-2503 before 10 AM on Wednesdays. Pickup will occur at the main entrance with no building entry allowed. There will be no delivery of meals. No line may form for pickup.

The executive order is in force until April 13 and may later be extended.

Richard Bouvette

Township Supervisor

Expenses
101 Townboard 100,000
171 Supervisor 17,000
191 Elections 3,500
202 Auditor 8,800
209 Assessor 30,000
210 Attorney 5,000
215 Clerk 35,000
247 BD of Review 1,000
253 Treasurer 23,000
262 BLDG Inspector 9,000
265 Townhall 300,000
276 Cemetery 4,000
301 Police 67,000
330 Liquor Control 2,000
336 Fire Dept 45,000
410 Zoning 1,100
411 Zoning Appeals 150
446 McNitt 90,000
450 Street Lights 22,000
528 Rubbish 40,000
651 Ambulance 0
701 Parks & Rec 35,000
720 Insurance 40,000
729 ECO Devlop 2,000
890 Contingency 52,249
899 Tax Tribunal 1,000
905 Debt Service 2,000
Restricted Funds

TOTAL 935,799

Revenues
401 Taxes 475,000
411 Other Taxes 1,300
424 CFR 10,500
425 MCNITT 30,000
476 Permits 4,500
508 Police Revenues 500
574 Revenue Sharing 75,000
607 Charges for Serv 1,000
643 Cemetery 600
644 Solid Waste 30,000
664 Investment Income 300
667 Rents 500
672 Special Assess 0
673 Sale of Prop 500
675 Contributions 500
676 Reimburse 200,000
686 Revenue Other 15,000
608 Zoning 500

Restricted Funds

Beginning Balance 90,099

TOTAL 935,799

Millage Levy 8.2130 mills
1.8814 allocated
6.3316 extra voted

REMINDER

February 17, 2020

GARBAGE PICK UP IS EVERY MONDAY! IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A MONDAY, GRSWMA WILL STILL PICK UP GARBAGE ON THAT MONDAY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CALL THE TOWNSHIP HALL AT 906-787-2463

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