Oakland County residential and commercial property owners are encouraged to pay their delinquent property taxes in full for 2020 and previous years by March 31, 2023. If you or someone you know cannot pay in full, please contact the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office to schedule a Taxpayer Assistance Meeting before the deadline.Continue reading
As the Consumer Price Index rises, the cost of goods and services continues to skyrocket along with credit card interest rates, and our purchasing power declines. Here are a few tips from the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office that will help reduce the financial strain and build toward your future.
Review and modify your spending habits
It’s important to assess your expenses and embrace a more cautious spending approach.
Establish clear spending priorities and save money
Set priorities to cover your essential needs and make regular deposits into your savings account.
Compare prices for the best deal
Shop around before buying and maximize your loyalty and reward programs.
Clip coupons regularly
Use paper, digital, and mobile coupons on sale items for the best savings.Continue reading
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” His words often come to mind on my meandering adventures in our wildlands, however I did not expect them to spring to life most delightfully in highly urbanized Pontiac. But they did in the early evening of August 22nd. It all started after reading about an upcoming event in Pontiac with a catchy title that perked my interest: Herb Walk: What’s that weed?
I was not sure what to expect so I dug a bit deeper and found more information on the Facebook site of Growing Pontiac that included this, “Have you ever wondered what that pesky weed was in your yard? Why does it keep coming back even after you pull the root out? Join us in the field at the old Webster Elementary School for a wild plant walk where you’ll be introduced to the plants and herbs that are growing all around you. You will learn to identify our local plants and hear how they can be used in everyday life!” Continue reading
On May 23rd, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners showcased county government in action to area high school students during their annual Youth in Government Day. Civic engagement was the priority for the day as students engaged in critical thinking exercises and learned about the different departments in county government and how they support the community.
The event, which drew more than 100 high school students from across the county, featured speakers, mock debates, a courtroom visit, and engaging demonstrations centered on Oakland County’s role in the lives of its citizens. Continue reading
This coming May, high school students from across Oakland County will participate in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ annual Youth in Government Day. The event focuses on encouraging young people to better understand, engage with, and participate in local government. Eligible students will even have the opportunity to register to vote!
Following in the footsteps of last year’s successful event, Youth in Government Day will once again focus on two important aspects of helping Oakland County students become more active, informed, and influential citizens: critical thinking and developing a broader understanding of the many ways local government impacts daily life.
Take a look at our video for a preview of what students can expect to see and do: