Washtenaw County Treasurer
Catherine McClary, CPFO, CPFIM
Smart & Thrifty Energy Expo - January 30, 2014
Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer, will host a Smart & Thrifty Energy Expo, free and open to the public, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Washtenaw County Learning Resources Center (LRC). This event will provide information on ways to decrease energy consumption and energy costs. Topics and presentations will include:
- Simple, common sense methods for conserving energy
- Home preparation, modification and weatherization
- New energy-saving products and appliances
- Alternative energy options
The Learning Resource Center is located at the County Service Center on Washtenaw Avenue at Hogback Road. Local energy service providers and home improvement retailers will be represented at this event with displays and interactive exhibits. Energy conservation specialists will offer practical advice for keeping energy use and energy costs under control throughout the winter months and beyond.
2014 Home Ownership Education Classes
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) provides regular pre-purchase homebuyer educational seminars throughout the year as well as individual pre-purchase housing counseling with certified housing counselors by appointment. Some of the information covered in this pre-purchase homebuyer readiness education includes:
o Finding the right house for you
o How to finance your home
o Working with Lenders & Realtors
o Home inspections
o Property taxes & insurance
o And so much more!
For more Information on the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners Homebuyer Education Program, please read the registration packet and call (734) 997-1678. The latest schedule of classes is now available.
NOTE: Completion of both a homebuyer readiness seminar and individual housing counseling is required for any individuals interested in pursuing down payment assistance programs or affordable homeownership opportunities.
Step Forward Michigan Offering Assistance to Homeowners Struggling With Property Tax and/or Mortgage Payments
Washtenaw County residents who qualify for the program can receive up to $30,000 in one-time assistance to pay past due property taxes, or taxes and mortgage payments combined.
Homeowners who all ready received Hardest Hit assistance cannot re-apply, however clients that previously applied and were ineligible because they were outside program parameters may reopen their application under the updated guidelines. Please visit www.StepForwardMichigan.org to apply, or for more information on the program.
Get the Facts: The Affordable Care Act in Michigan
Not sure what to expect from your health insurance? Join MSU Extension experts for a live, online webinar and learn how you can get the most out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Webinars will be held on Mondays. The same information will be provided at each of the following times:
For individuals and families: 9-11 am, 3-5 pm & 6-8 pm
For farmers, self-employed people and small business owners: 12 noon - 2 pm
To participate, log on to https://connect.msu.edu/healthinsurance, click 'guest' and type any name (you will be anonymous).
Visit your local library if you do not have a high-speed internet connection.
Visit http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/affordable_care_act_roadmap to see each week's topic.
ABCs of Bullying Prevention Workshop
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Washtenaw County MSUE, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
Registration Fee: No cost to 4-H Volunteers/$20 for all others
To register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/ABCWashJan2014
This MSU Extension workshop is designed for adults who live with, care about and work with young people. Participants will:
- Share perspectives on the prevalence and types of bullying behaviors affecting their communities – and explore how these perspectives connect with recent research.
- Examine bullying, bias and harassment through the lens of differences.
- Explore key strategies for addressing these complex issues at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels.
- Learn about programs and resources that can be used in community settings, including an MSU Extension initiative titled Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments.
For more information please see this workshop event description.
Nurturing Parenting Program: Parenting on Your Own
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hope Center, 518 Harriet St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Contact: Terry Jones, email@example.com , 734-222-3943
This ongoing class is offered every Thursday morning from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Hope Center, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI. 48197.
Basic parenting education program where participants will gain knowledge in the areas development for ages newborn to teens, communication, discipline, stress management and more.
The classes are free and open to all. Once a participant completes six classes they will receive a certificate of completion.
Pre-registration is required by calling 734-222-3943.
Important Notice to Taxpayers of the New Ypsilanti Community School District
As a result of the consolidation of the Ypsilanti and WIllow Run school districts, in 2013 and going forward, property owners in the Willow Run School District (81150) will now have all school taxes levied on the Summer Tax Bill that had been previously levied on the Winter Tax Bill. For more information, please read the full alert linked below, or contact your local Treasurer.
Upcoming Events A variety of free seminars offering housing counseling and financial literacy education
Homestead Property Tax Credit Update
The State has made changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Check the link above to view the major changes, and where to get more information on eligibility.
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Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary, CPFO, CPFIM
The County Treasurer is authorized by the Michigan Constitution and State law to serve as the County's Banker and Investment Officer. The Treasurer's primary responsibilities are to safeguard public funds and to collect and account for the revenue used to operate programs for County residents.
Mission of the County Treasurer
To model best practices in cash and financial management through effective internal controls and a cohesive, talented team. To fulfill customer need through communication, outreach, and education.
Washtenaw County Treasurer's Office
200 North Main St, Suite 200
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645