Now Accepting Applications for Board of Review Position
The Putnam Township Board of Review is the body appointed to make a judgment or review of the work of the Township Assessor. They determine if property assessments are uniform and equitable. Appeals of the decisions made by the Board of Review go directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Board of Review members must be electors of the Township and includes Village of Pinckney residents.
Board members should be citizens interested in the public good and the goal of fair, just and equitable property tax administration. A balanced Board benefits from knowledge such as that of a realtor, business owner, appraiser, farmer, accountant or attorney.
Members need not necessarily be experts in the valuation of property or have a thorough knowledge of tax law. A general knowledge of the assessing district is very helpful. It is more important that the members have good judgment and the ability to listen carefully to all sides.
The Board of Review statutorily meets 3 days in March, one day in July and one day in December. The members must also attend training sessions every other year. Certification comprised of 8 hours of virtual and in person training is required in January every two years.
A modest stipend applies to BOR duties. Interested parties should submit a resume or summary of qualifications to Supervisor Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org.