Alpena Township Adopts Poverty Guidelines
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:03:56 EDT
Alpena Township Board of Trustees recently adopted a poverty policy exemption guideline.
As noted by Township Supervisor Nathan Skibbe, having a clearly defined guideline will help him and the Alpena Township Board of Review to determine eligibility for individuals of property tax or service reductions.
While state law addressed various issues, the policy covers more standards on the local level. It also serves as a guideline for the township and individuals alike, to ensure all are treated equally and fairly.
Once meeting various areas of criteria ranging from income, household occupants, net worth of assets, and the like, then decisions are made depending on individual circumstances.