Collecting and distributing taxes is a highly visible and sometimes controversial township function that involves handling large sums of money. Review the tax collection process, including the township treasurer’s statutory duties, in this five segment webcast series on tax collection.
Getting Started - Part 1 will explore the basic tax collection process—from the assessment roll to settlement with the county treasurer. Examine the tax calendar and the duties involved at each point during the collection process.
Once you’ve mastered Getting Started – Part 1, you won’t want to miss Part 2; then consider the remaining segments on bill preparation, summer and winter taxes; accounting, disbursement and settlement; and delinquent personal property tax.
Former MTA Member Information Services Liaison
MTA Member Information Liaison Jim Beelen joined MTA in October 2008 from Allendale Charter Township in Ottawa County where he served on the township board for 30 years. The last 12 years Jim was the Supervisor. For 18 years prior to that, Jim served as the township treasurer.
During his time at MTA, Jim provided township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. He also developed MIS Department resource materials, and presented workshop and Conference sessions. Jim retired in 2015 and now enjoys fishing and visiting his many grandchildren.