City of Dexter Will Choose Assessment Service Provider

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Now that Dexter has transitioned from a village to a city, officials will have to designate a service provider for property assessment within the municipality’s borders. That firm will be chosen from two possibilities at Monday evening’s regular city council meeting.

WCA Assessing and Renius & Renius, which submitted proposals of $39,000 and $29,952 respectively. City Manager Courtney Nichols along with other city officials interviewed representatives from both firms earlier in the month and will be commenting to the whole council during Monday’s meeting about what each firm’s representatives brought to the table aside from a dollar figure.

“After review of the request for proposals, interviews and reference checks the interview team is
recommending the appointment of Renius & Renius to the position of City Assessor,” Nichols wrote in her letter to council.

Firm Principal Chris Renius, who is a level 3 assessor, will be signing the assessment roll. He is recommended by the Washtenaw County Equalization Staff, according to Nichols.

City officials will also review and vote on an engineering services plan from OHM pertaining to the Safe Routes to School Project.

Safe Routes to School is an initiative to get parents, school officials, government officials and other community stakeholders working together to provide safer travel to local schools for the community’s children.

The Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation is paying percent of the cost, or $30,400, while the city will cover the remainder of the total $76,000 engineering aspect of the project. Construction is estimated to cost $216,000. CAWF contributed a total of $225,000 for the project overall, according to the organization’s website.

City officials will also consider purchasing used voting equipment from Scio Township. The voting machines, which were once $15,000 new, will be purchased for their depreciated value of $3,260.30.

See our coverage of the meeting shortly after it occurs Monday night and look to for other articles covering other topics and developments that arise from the council’s actions.

(below is the Feb. 23, 2015 meeting agenda embedded)

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(below is the Feb. 23, 2015 meeting information packet embedded)

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