Huron Township Assessor's Office

Huron Township Assessor's Office

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Over ass---essed

United States

#1 Nov 4, 2009
I wonder how much Huron Township is saving by doing their assessing in-house. In this day & age when the majority of communities are turning their assessing over to their counties because it's cheaper, I would like to see an expenditure comparison between what it is costing the Township now as opposed to what it would cost for the County to do it. I would also like to see the assessor's office budget so it could be compared to what it would cost for having the county do it.
Equinox

United States

#2 Nov 13, 2009
Seems like a conflict of interest to me! Hmm, I'm gonna assess and judge what I'm worth?!!?? Actually, sounds like a way to over-assess and get more money out of people!:O We're watching YOU!
Suggestive

Detroit, MI

#3 Dec 16, 2009
According to the proposed 2010 Township budget, the assessing department shows an increas while the Fire Dept. has to lay off 2 out of 9 firefighters.....hummmmm I don't get it. Hurry up and send assessing off to the county so we can get our budget realistically balanced.
lawyer

Farmington, MI

#4 Dec 17, 2009
With values dropping like they are lets hope the assessors office is working hard to come up with some true values on our homes.
Merry CHRISTmas to all
CASH STRAPPED

Farmington, MI

#5 Dec 18, 2009
When do we get to protest our tax bill
memyselfandi

Brea, CA

#6 Dec 18, 2009
CASH STRAPPED wrote:
When do we get to protest our tax bill
Call for an appointment with our $47,000 part time a year assessor sometime in February. Board of review is in March.
memyselfandi

Brea, CA

#7 Dec 18, 2009
Actuall a bit of FYI we use to spend around $67,000 a year on assessing when Time O'Donnell was the assessor and Wayne County was assessing all of our commercial and industrial also being the ones who sign our tax roles, which is not innappropriate as it was stated a year ago by the Supervisor, she also stated going in house would save us $$$$. NOW WE SPEND OVER $150,000 a year. We'res the savings. Huron Township did Tim O'Donnell wrong, hiring the Supervisor's friend!
billy

Monroe, MI

#8 Dec 31, 2009
memyselfandi wrote:
Actuall a bit of FYI we use to spend around $67,000 a year on assessing when Time O'Donnell was the assessor and Wayne County was assessing all of our commercial and industrial also being the ones who sign our tax roles, which is not innappropriate as it was stated a year ago by the Supervisor, she also stated going in house would save us $$$$. NOW WE SPEND OVER $150,000 a year. We'res the savings. Huron Township did Tim O'Donnell wrong, hiring the Supervisor's friend!
Don't quite have your facts straight there. Ask why Mr. O'Donnell isn't working for the township. Ask why the state is coming down hard on him. Ask why he failed his audit and big time in Grosse Isle. Ask why the state rewrote assessing laws because of Mr. O'Donnell? Then ask again why he is someone elses bargin? Gee why don't we fire them all and have the state take over the assessing department. It only cost Chelsea a couple hundred thousand dollars to clean up after their screw up assessor got audited and the state stepped in. Nothing like saving money.
DUH

Southfield, MI

#9 Jan 4, 2010
billy wrote:
<quoted text>Don't quite have your facts straight there. Ask why Mr. O'Donnell isn't working for the township. Ask why the state is coming down hard on him. Ask why he failed his audit and big time in Grosse Isle. Ask why the state rewrote assessing laws because of Mr. O'Donnell? Then ask again why he is someone elses bargin? Gee why don't we fire them all and have the state take over the assessing department. It only cost Chelsea a couple hundred thousand dollars to clean up after their screw up assessor got audited and the state stepped in. Nothing like saving money.
Ms. Doom,
Why isn't Mr. O'Donnell working for the Township? Because you didn't renew his contract in favor of hiring your friend after you misled your fellow board members and the residents.
DUH!
lawyer

Westland, MI

#10 Jan 25, 2010
To DUH
Mr O'Donnell should have come to the the board and addressed this as it was the board of Huron Township that removed him. Maybe he couldn't fight the good fight because he could not back it up. I don't know but here you go again hanging Mrs Doom out to dry for the action of the Township board.
Please get a life DUH!!
DUH

Southfield, MI

#11 Feb 9, 2010
Lawyer,

You're absolutely right, it was a board decision, after they were given false information by Doom. How could he have been at that board meeting, when he was by his dying son's bedside on the night in question? And yes, his son did pass away that night.
lawyer wrote:
To DUH
Mr O'Donnell should have come to the the board and addressed this as it was the board of Huron Township that removed him. Maybe he couldn't fight the good fight because he could not back it up. I don't know but here you go again hanging Mrs Doom out to dry for the action of the Township board.
Please get a life DUH!!
lawyer

Westland, MI

#12 Feb 10, 2010
I'm very sorry for Mr O'Donnells loss. What false information was given to Huron Townships board. If there was, Mr O'Donnell should come and present this information to the rest of our board.
He should then hire a lawyer to sue Huron Township
for slander. I'll close with two things, Huron Townships board felt that there was good reason to release Mr O'Donnell from doing contracted services for the township and if he thinks he was wronged he should standup and be heard. LASTLY THE LOSS OF A CHILD IS SOMETHING NO PARENT SHOULD EVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND I WISH HIS FAMILY PEACE AND GODS LOVE

u r a dumb ass lawyer

Livonia, MI

#13 Mar 26, 2010
Because I know who you are
lawyer

Farmington, MI

#14 Mar 29, 2010
SO OUT ME!!!!
assessorknowsbes t

United States

#15 Apr 17, 2012
News flash here; in this day and age, the assessing model throughout Michigan operates on the medieval fiefdom method; scattered, fragmented, in many ways, operationally, things have not changed in almost 50 years. Believe me, I know first hand, having been involved in assessing in Michigan and other states for over 25 years. Compared to other states which go by the county property appraiser model, Michigan costs +/-60% more to capture tax revenue from real estate. No wonder the state is broke; broken methods = broke state. A study prepared in 2010 estimated that changing the system would save 11.7 mil over 2 years. Assessors revolted, totally against the idea.

Since: May 12

United States

#16 May 1, 2012
How do we spell "corrupt"?9741
Tony

Bluefield, WV

#17 Mar 7, 2014
To "DUH" would love to speak with you.

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