Hamburg Township Treasurer
April 24, 2023
HAMBURG TOWNSHIP PRESS RELEASE
TOWNSHIP BOARD VOTES TO LOWER RESIDENTS’ TAXES
Most of the property taxes collected by townships goes to other entities (county, school, state), so there’s only so much relief a township can grant. But what little there is, Hamburg Township has taken a step to reduce its residents’ tax burden.
At its annual Strategic Planning meeting held Tuesday April 18, 2023, the Hamburg Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reduce the road millage to be levied in Winter 2023 from 1 mil to .5 mil, giving a tax break to Hamburg Township Residents.
Supervisor Pat Hohl introduced the motion as part of the discussion on the Road Millage. “In 2018, Hamburg Voters approved a 1% annual millage to address our crumbling roads, since the State wasn’t doing their job. Since then, we have worked with the Livingston County Road Commission and have repaired many of our Township’s main roads, to the point that we feel comfortable that we can maintain them by levying just 50% of the voter-approved millage.” Clerk Mike Dolan seconded the motion.
Treasurer Jason Negri, who spoke out in support, agreed. “As Treasurer, I am sensitive to the complaints of our residents regarding their increasing taxes, and I strongly support giving them some relief next year”.
This reduction means that in Winter 2023, the average Hamburg Township taxpayer will save approximately $95.
Hamburg Township Recognized For Investment Policy
WHMI 93.5 FM - November 26, 2019
The photo shows Hamburg Township Treasurer Jason Negri on the left, Hamburg Township Former Deputy Treasurer Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy on the right, and Michael Pettigrew, City of Ann Arbor Treasurer and President of the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) in the middle.
After revising its investment policy, Hamburg Township has received national policy certification.
The Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) honored the township at a recent board meeting. The investment policy was reviewed and certified by the national organization. APT US&C President Mike Pettigrew, the Treasurer for the City of Ann Arbor, presented township officials with an award in recognition of the achievement. The certification requires an 18-point review of the submitted investment policy by a committee of 15 public and private sector volunteers from across the United States. Pettigrew said receiving the certification demonstrates a commitment by the township’s investment officers to safeguard the funds entrusted to them by the community and to invest safely and securely.
Treasurer Jason Negri commented they had a good policy for years that guided investment decisions but the Investment Committee recently submitted it to the APT US&C for their advice and input, and revised it further based on their feedback. Supervisor Pat Hohl says Negri and his team are to be commended for their attention to detail and dedication to prudently investing residents’ tax dollars. Director of Accounting and Finance Thelma Kubitskey says achieving the certification is “a feather in Hamburg’s cap”. She says it not only tightens up their oversights and controls but it will boost ratings and improve their financial standing in the municipal bond market. (JM)
The Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT-USC), recently recognized the revisions to Hamburg Township's investment policy, which was adopted by the Township Board on July 2, 2019. This revised policy, deemed "Excellent" by the APT-USC, was the result of the hard work of the Hamburg Township Treasurer's department and the Investment Committee. Congratulations!
Our mission is to maintain a knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous staff, be receptive to the needs and concerns of the public, and provide the public with prompt and efficient service. Our office also collects utility bills and issues dog licenses. For your convenience, detailed information regarding tax information and millage rates is provided online. We also have a drop box located in front of the Township Hall for payments made outside of normal business hours.
What We Do
By state statute, the Treasurer is responsible for:
- Collecting real and personal property taxes.
- Receiving receipts for Township expenditures.
- Issuing Township checks.
- Depositing Township funds in approved depositories.
- Investing Township funds in approved investment vehicles.
- Collecting delinquent personal property taxes.
- Collecting mobile specific taxes.
TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT | HAMBURG TOWNSHIP MICHIGAN USA
MAILING ADDRESS: 10405 MERRILL ROAD | POST OFFICE BOX 157 | HAMBURG, MICHIGAN 48139 USA
Business Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.| Fax: 810.231.4295