2021 March Board of Review

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There is an order in place from the State of Michigan preventing meeting in public due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services extended the prohibition on in-person Township, and all public, meetings through March 29, 2021. The meeting will be held electronically as permitted by Section 3a(1)(a) of the Open Meetings Act, PA 267 of 1976. Members of the public and others wishing to attend or participate may do so electronically by joining the Zoom meeting online or by phone. Meeting details and links will also be available from the Cascade Charter Township Assessor’s office by phone at (616)949-6176. 
The taxpayers of Cascade Charter Township are hereby notified that the Board of Review shall meet, beginning at 10:00 am March 2, 2021 with its organizational session, reviewing the 2021 Cascade Charter Township Assessment Rolls.
The public may participate in the meetings through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smart phone/device using the following link:
Meeting ID: 836 3546 3049
Passcode: 123900
Or iPhone one-tap:
    US: +13017158592,,83635463049#,,,,*123900#  or +13126266799,,83635463049#,,,,*123900#
Or Telephone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
The Board will hear appeals of the 2021 assessments, taxable values and classifications on
MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 & TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021
Appointments will begin on March 8, 2021 at 9:00 am; and March 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  Additional days may be added as needed to hear those who have called for appointments by March 9. Appointments may be made by calling (616) 949-6176 starting March 1, 2021.  Non-residents may appeal by letter to be received no later than the adjournment of the Board’s hearing currently scheduled for March 9, 2021 at 9:00 pm. Residents may appear in person or by representative. All appellants must have completed an appeal form 618/L-4035 Petition to the Board of Review for each parcel prior to their hearing. Forms are available here.  
Taxable Value:  Tax bills will be calculated on the Taxable Value of all properties in accordance with “Proposal A” of 1994. Taxable Value is the lesser of the State Equalized Value or “capped value” (determined by multiplying the previous year’s taxable value less losses by the inflation rate of 1.014, plus any additions). Property ownership transfers result in the setting of the Taxable Value equal to the State Equalized Value in the following tax year.
Property Ratios and Factors:  In accordance with Act 165 of the Public Acts of 1971, the current Analysis for Equalized Valuation submitted to Kent County indicates a ratio of assessed to true cash value of fifty percent (50%) for all classes.  Based upon this, it is estimated that the assessment equalization factor for 2021 will be 1.0000 for all classes.
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Notice:  Cascade Charter Township does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs or activities. Please call Susan Slater, Township Clerk at 616-949-1508 to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations.  Requests for accommodation under the ADA should be addressed to the ADA coordinator, preferably at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Deborah Ring, MMAO
Township Assessor

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