Assessor, Jay Roundhouse,
Great Lakes Assessing
P.O. Box 325 Cadillac, MI 49601
This year the Board of Review will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at the Springville Township Complex. The public meetings will be as follows:
Tuesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Anyone who has questions or problems with their property taxes will have these dates to have the BOR and the Assessor address these questions for the record.
Welcome New BOR Member
The BOR is made up of citizens and property owners of Springville Township. Charlie Maidens is the Chair of the BOR and has been a member for a long time. The other two members are Cheryl Schenden and Dr. Ben Townsend. A new Alternate member has been sworn in to be present to listen to property owner’s questions and problems. His name is Keith Hoover. Keith and his family moved into the Springville Township area about two years ago and he is anxious to be a part of the process of helping people with their property situations. All four board members have had Michigan Township Association training as to how to be effectively helping people with property tax questions on the Board of Review.
Other Information about the BOR
Each year in March, the Township Board of Review listens to property owners who come to the township complex in order to get more information on their property taxes for the previous year. Many of the people who come did not know about the Homestead property tax change back in 1995 and wish to have their property listed as Homestead property. This drastically reduces their property taxes. People who are veterans in the armed services come to get their properties exempt from property taxes. Others come to get more information as to the assessment of their property.
The Township Supervisor, Clyde Kastl, resides over the Board of Review meetings as the assessment manager of the township. Assessor Jay Roundhouse takes much time and expertise explaining how property taxes are calculated.
The Township Board of Review is made up of three township electors and an alternate. In March they spend two days of twelve total hours meeting with property owners who come in to inquire about their property assessment. The board meets three other times during the year to take care of other property situations.