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Mark your calendars for the next 'Now You Know' segment

Join us Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. for our next segment, Michigan’s Other Duck Season. December's timely topic examines that time period at the end of a legislative session—as some members prepare to leave office and before newly elected legislators take office—fondly referred to as lame duck.

Register online now.

Thank you to our Now You Know series sponsor:

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Calling all treasurers, deputies! MTA webinar offers tax collecting tips

Whether newly elected or seasoned seeking refresher you won’t want to miss MTA's new virtual series Treasurers’ Guide to Tax Collection, offering an overview of the tax collection process from start to finish. Registration includes live access on Dec. 3 (starting at 1 p.m.) as well as on demand access after class.

Training includes an overview of the entire process as well as a review of duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar. We’ll even tackle some of the more challenging aspects including summer tax deferments, delinquent personal property tax collection methods and settlement. Participants will take away tips on duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar.

Tentative Agenda (times vary by date, see final event confirmation for details)

  • Pre-event hallway chat (get to know MTA staff and other new treasurers in this casual video chat)
  • Part 1: All the details (includes: authority, key dates, office hours, drop box, postmarks, computerized tax roll, tax bank accounts, types of payments, and more)
  • Part 2: Preparation of the Tax Bill
  • Mid-session break (1 hour)
  • Lunch hour hallway chat (bring your questions for MTA staff or pop in to connect & network with your peers)
  • Part 3: Collecting Taxes
  • Part 4: Accounting For, and Disbursement of, Tax Collections 
*Live Q&A will be offered at multiple times throughout the event.*

Register today for $99, or bring your deputy and pay just $148 for both registrations. Premium Pass members get an additional discount -- pay just $79 per person, or $118 for two registrants.

    Learn more here or register online now! Already registered? Scroll down for login/troubleshooting instructions.

    Please note: This virtual event series is not included for free in any of the MTA Online webcast subscription packages. A recorded webcast version will be made available on-demand for Premium Pass members from April-June, 2021, however a separate registration fee is required for those who wish to attend the virtual sessions listed above.




    Already registered? Here’s how to log in:

    • First, head to https://download.socio.events/event/ODQxNg and choose whether you'll access via one of the apps (best for your mobile device or tablet), or use the web app (best for most laptop and desktop computers).
    • When prompted, enter the email address that is on file with MTA. You MUST use the same email address where you receive MTA newsletters and confirmation emails. Then, click the green CONTINUE button.
    • Create a password (or enter your existing password, if you’ve logged in to this platform before), confirm your profile details, then click Continue to enter the event.
    Having tech trouble?
    • First, be sure you are using the Chrome browser if utilizing the web app.
    • If you are getting an error when you try to log in, you may need to clear your cached files and cookies. Follow these simple steps in Chrome:
          1. First, click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of Chrome, then select Settings.
          2. On the page that opens, go to Privacy and Security then select Clear Browsing Data.
          3. Make sure "Cookies" and "Cached Images/Data" are checked, then click clear data. After you do that, open a new window and try to log in again. 
    • Need further assistance? Visit the MTA Support Chat within the app, or text chat with us using this link (available during live events, starting one hour prior to the start time).We look forward to "seeing" you there!

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    Registration includes access on each of the following dates AND on demand access after class!

    December schedule:

    Dec. 14: 1 to 8:30 p.m. - Clerks/Supervisors
    Dec. 15: 1 to 8:30 p.m. - Treasurers/Trustees
    Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Clerks/Supervisors
    Dec. 17: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Treasurers/Trustees

    January schedule:

    Jan. 11: 1 to 8:30 p.m. - Clerks/Supervisors
    Jan. 12: 1 to 8:30 p.m. - Treasurers/Trustees
    Jan. 13: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Clerks/Supervisors
    Jan. 14: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Treasurers/Trustees

    Welcome new officials!

    No one understands townships or your roles and responsibilities like MTA. We are here to help you understand township government and get up to speed quickly on your roles and responsibilities. Join us for in-depth New Officials Training in December and January. We’ll introduce you to what you need to know as you attend your first board meeting and take on administrative duties. We’ll share our municipal expertise and offer insights into the “hows and whys” of township government. Topics include an overview of the structure and authority of townships, mandated functions of a township board and the role of an individual board member. Training includes breakout sessions for each office.

        • Clerks: records, minutes, notices, financial administration and reporting, accounts payable, elections and other miscellaneous duties
        • Supervisors: meeting management, ordinances, lawful expenditures, budgets, township administration, overseeing assessing and risk management
        • Treasurers: financial administration, internal controls and reporting, defining the types of financial institutions and investments townships may use, receiving/receipting and handling money
        • Trustees: meetings and minutes, public records, understanding revenues, the budget and financial reports, board authority and responsibility, who does what

    Registration is $99 per person, or pay a flat rate of $350 and get access for your entire board, including deputies!

    We look forward to serving you as you serve your communities. Register online now or watch the video below to learn more!

    Please note: This virtual event series is not included for free in any of the MTA Online webcast subscription packages. A recorded webcast version will be made available on-demand for Premium Pass members from April-June, 2021, however a separate registration fee is required for those who wish to attend the virtual sessions listed above.

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    Emerging Issues in Planning & Zoning

    MTA's hottest summer series went virtual! Did you miss it? Recordings of each segment are available on demand in our Online Learning Center.

    • Get tips for how your planning commission and zoning board of appeals can navigate the new virtual environment we've all been thrust into during the pandemic.
    • Dig into mining operations and short-term rentals and gain insights into how townships can mitigate the legal issues while addressing the concerns of its residents.
    • Review the fundamentals of planning and zoning for both wind and solar energy and learn more about utility-scale, non-residential solar arrays.
    Click here to register now!

     MTA ONLINE PREMIUM & PLUS MEMBERS: This series is available to you at no additional cost! Simply login to the MTA Online Learning Center then click on My Webcasts to find this title (and dozens of others!) and start watching today!

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    MTA ‘Off the Road’ virtual summits available on-demand

    Thanks to the many township officials and vendors who attended our MTA Off the Road Virtual Summits, our first ever virtual event! Did you miss a session or want to review some of the content? Visit our Online Learning Center to watch on-demand. Instructions on how to access that were sent via email to registrants.

    Didn’t register but interested in watching it? You can still get access to the full complement of recorded sessions, available through the end of the year.  Learn more here or register online now!

     

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    MTA Online: Discounted online learning packages

    Planning to take advantage of more remote learning over the next year? Start your annual subscription today and get unlimited access for your entire township team. Descriptions of the various levels and packages were mailed to every township. Did you miss it? Click here to learn more about MTA Online.

    Visit MTA's Online Learning Center for additional tools to add to your township toolbox and get targeted township training delivered to the safety of your home office.