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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Fall Education Session

Education Committee


Linda Stevenson, Co-Chair
734-255-1589
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Beth Botke, Co-Chair
517-204-3752
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Debby Ring
Curriculum-Instructor Development Coordinator
616-570-2497
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Memorial Scholarship Funds

The purpose of these two funds is to assist Michigan Assessors Association (MAA) members whose employers provide no funding for education and who are financially burdened to self-fund educational opportunities.  The funding for these scholarships is made available by the Executive Board of the Michigan Assessors Association and private donations to provide greater opportunities for members to attend educational courses and seminars.  The funding is awarded to any MAA member who demonstrates a financial need, and intends to use the funds to complete an educational activity.

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2022 Fall Education Program

October 12 - 14, 2022
Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Road
Gaylord, MI 49735


The Deadline to register for all classes is October 5, 2022


LATE REGISTRATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS NOT ACCOMPANIED WITH
FULL PAYMENT OR A P.O. NUMBER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
PURCHASE ORDERS MUST BE PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO CLASS ATTENDANCE.


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Course Content & Descriptions


About "Session Tracks"

MAA Course offerings are categorized into subject “tracks” to assist students interested in pursuing a specific course of study. Students may register for individual classes within any track, however, MAA encourages students to register for all classes in a track to take advantage of the full range of instruction provided within the specified track. Registering for session tracks also provide for a cost savings over registering for classes individually.

TECHNOLOGY TRACK ( Save $45.00 by registering all classes in this track ) TRACK FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Assessing.Net level III with CAMA Data Standards for better Land and ECF Values (Non-Tested)

Assessing.Net level III with CAMA Data Standards for better Land and ECF Values
Instructor: David Kirwin
October 12, 2022; Wednesday; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description - This course covers the creation of Land Table rates and ECF Districts, and the performance of Sales Studies. Related reports are also covered. This course manual is intended to be a companion to the Assessing software manual, the electronic version of which may be used during class time.

Recommended for: All Assessors
6 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

Report Writer (Non-Tested) 

Report Writer
Instructors: David Kirwin
October 13, 2022; Thursday; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description - This course is designed to offer a hands – on experience with the Report Designer that is included with all BS&A applications. It is not an exhaustive demonstration of the software. This course manual is intended to be a companion to the Assessing software manual, the electronic version of which may be used during class time.

Recommended for: All Assessors
4 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

Apex (Non-Tested) 

Apex
Instructors: David Kirwin
October 13, 2022; Thursday; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Description - This course covers the use of Apex with BS&A Software’s Assessing.Net application. Some items in this training manual are excerpted from the Apex manual, available for download (Click “Help” in Apex, then “User Manual”, then follow the prompt).

Recommended for: All Assessors
4 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

GIS and Other Technology (Non-Tested) 

GIS and Other Technology
Instructors: David Kirwin
October 14, 2022; Friday; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description - This course will go over how to use GIS within BS&A and what other GIS Programs outside of BS&A have to offer. This course will also go over the Basics of Microsoft PowerBi and using Picot Tables in within Microsoft Excel. This course will also go over Mobile options for collecting field data.

Recommended for: All Assessors
4 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

 

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY TRACK ( Save $30.00 by registering all classes in this track )

PRE (Non-Tested)

PRE
Instructor: Chris Mida
October 12, 2022; Wednesday; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description – The PRE course will provide an overview of the PRE statute, provide information on PRE related Court of Appeals cases and provide some practical knowledge regarding processing PRE forms and other PRE related matters.

Recommended for: All Assessors
6 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

State Tax Commission’s 2022 Transfer of Ownership Classs (Non-Tested)

State Tax Commission’s 2022 Transfer of Ownership Class
InstructorS: Heather Frick, Deputy Treasurer of State and Local Finance, and Sean Mulchay, Property Services Division
October 13, 2022; Thursday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description – The class will include an overview of the statutory and constitutional framework surrounding transfers of ownership, a discussion of transfer of ownership exemptions, and interactive exercises related to transfers of ownership.

Recommended for: All Assessors
8 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

State Tax Commission Assessment Roll Audit Training (Non-Tested)

State Tax Commission Assessment Roll Audit Training
Instructor: David Buick and Will Gast, Property Services Division
October 14, 2022; Friday; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description – State Tax Commission staff will review the new Assessment Roll Audit resulting from legislation found in Public Act 660 of 2018. Each point of the audit will be discussed, and common errors and omissions will be given.

Recommended for: All Assessors
4 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

 

ADVANCED TRACK ( Save $15.00 by registering all classes in this track )

Depreciation Determination (Non-Tested)

Depreciation Determination
Instructor: Roger McCarty
October 12 and 13, 2022; Wednesday and Thursday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description – This course focuses the appraiser’s attention on analyzing the several forms of depreciation, the interrelationship of the cost approach with the sales comparison and income approaches, and the methods used to measure the depreciation in a new building? Or one decades old? How do the appraisal principles apply to depreciation? The course includes time for class discussions.

Recommended for: All Assessors
16 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

Valuation of PFAS Contaminated Properties (Non-Tested)

Valuation of PFAS Contaminated Properties
Instructors: Jason Rosenzweig and Jeff Miller
October 14, 2022; Friday; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description – Parts of Kent County have been found to have ground water contamination by PFAS.  For properties on wells, this has potential health repercussions.  How have property values been impacted?  How have assessors dealt with taxpayer inquiries and appeals?  The instructors will share their experiences over the past several assessment cycles.

Recommended for: All Assessors
4 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

 

BASIC TRACK ( Save $15.00 by registering all classes in this track )

Processing Documents in Assessment Administration (Non-Tested)

Processing Documents in Assessment Administration
InstructorS: Meshia Rose and Sally Noeske
October 12, 2022; Wednesday; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description – Assessment roll maintenance and sales data entry are an integral part of every local assessor’s office. This course will cover the basics of processing documents including chain of title, types of documents, statute, STC Guidance and CAMA Data Standards. Examples of different documents and process them in BS&A will be demonstrated.

Recommended for: All Assessors
6 Hours of Continued Education Credit and 16 Hours of Appraiser Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

The Elements of Legal Descriptions in Michigan (Non-Tested)

The Elements of Legal Descriptions in Michigan
Instructor: Michael Neese
October 13 & 14, 2022; Thursday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description – Designed for the student who is new to legal descriptions or would like to learn more, this course is focused on the five basic types of land descriptions used in Michigan: Private Claims, the Public Land Survey System, Metes and Bounds, Subdivision Plats, and Condominiums. The student will learn how identify, read locate, and draw descriptions, and the best practices for writing short form tax descriptions. The basics of measurement, bearings and distances, curves, divisions and combinations, and some background information on the original surveys of our state and how they affect your municipality will be discussed. In-class exercises will include some description plotting. The following tools are recommended: an engineer’s scale or ruler, a protractor, a pencil & eraser, and a calculator.

Recommended for: All Assessors
12 Hours of Continued Education Credit
Limit 45 Students

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