314 Hall St., P.O. Box 198 Marenisco, MI 49947


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.


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.


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

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.