Source: Sherman Publications

Assessing talks

July 24, 2013

Clarkston City Manager Carol Eberhardt said the city and Independence Township are in preliminary talks about partnering for assessing duties.

Eberhardt said she was contacted by the township to discuss if the township could compete with Oakland County assessing service costs.

In May Clarkston signed a year-long contact with Oakland County for those same services.

Township Treasurer Paul Brown and Township Director of Assessing Kristen Sieloff recommended the city stay with the county. Eberhardt said since the decision was made before she and Township Supervisor Pat Kittle were in office, the two will meet and discuss the issue again.

At the July 9 township meeting, Sieloff her department has only completed 8 percent of a 20 percent requirement regarding property assessments in 2013.