BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Board of Revision: The County Treasurer serves on this board along with the Auditor and the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Taxpayer who feel their property values are too high have an opportunity to file a complaint with the board and are able to appeal to the board for property value reduction.
Budget Commission: The County Treasurer serves on this committee with the Auditor and Prosecutor. The Budget Commission meets with all taxing districts, such as schools, cities, townships and villages to establish and approve spending levels. The Commission also projects the revenue for the county and submits those results to the County Commissioners. Based on the Budget Commission figures, the County Commissioners allocate those monies to the various county offices for their operating expenses.
Data Processing Board: The County Treasurer is one of nine members serving on this board. The board determines the necessary computer needs for the county and it’s various departments. The board approves or disapproves requests from various departments on the purchase of hardware and software packages. This board serves as the major control over computerization of departments and must insure that tax dollars are spent wisely to meet major computerization goals for the entire county.
Investment Advisory Board: The County Treasurer serves on this board with two county commissioners. The board establishes investment policy and procedure and provides the County Treasurer with direction relative to investments made. The County Treasurer is the major investment authority within each county and provides the board with financial data, investment instruments, financial forecasting, current and future interest rate schedules and must advise the board on investments that will provide the best return on its monies while always keeping safety and liquidity as a primary goal.