Memo-07-11-2017-Item-9a

July 11, 2017

MEMO TO:           Mayor Barber and Board of Commissioners

FROM:                  Frank A. Rush, Jr., Town Manager

SUBJECT:           Order Directing 2017 Tax Levy and Collections

The Board of Commissioners is asked to approve the attached order directing the Town’s Tax Collector to levy and collect 2017 ad valorem taxes. 

Town staff expects to finalize all tax bills and have them mailed to our property owners in early August.  For the second year, the Town will be using the services of a mailing service vendor for the 2017 tax bills, which significantly reduces the workload on Town Administration staff.  Because the mailing service vendor can secure reduced postage rates, the cost of the printing, sorting, and stuffing services plus the postage costs is actually less than the Town’s postage cost in previous years.  Town staff were very pleased with the vendor’s services in 2016. 

I recommend approval of the attached order.