Twp. assessor gets extended assessor contract

FLINT TWP. — The township board voted 6-1 to approve a one-year contract extension for assessor William Fowler.

Fowler, who is a level four master assessor, was hired September 4, 2013. He replaced Amede Hungerford who retired after longterm service.

Fowler will be issued an updated contract but his rate of pay will remain the same, said township supervisor Karyn Miller.

Trustee Barb Vert voted against the contract extension but did not say why.

When Fowler was hired, Miller said the township must have a level four assessor to sign the tax rolls.

Fowler previously served as the Genesee County Equalization Director and also worked as an assessor for the cities of Flint for and Lansing for 10 years.

Fowler’s original contract did not specify an ending date because it was subject to termination by either side with 30 days notice. The original contract also limited Fowler’s duties to a maximum of 20 hours per week. He is responsible for valuation all taxable real and personal property in the township and to annually produce the real and personal property assessment rolls, the specific assessment roll, and the property tax rolls, in accordance with Michigan’s General Property Tax Laws.

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