The Finance Department provides a wide range of services and is responsible for the financial affairs of the City. This department serves as the City's business center, maintaining all City financial records, handling investments, overseeing two City pension systems, collecting property and income taxes, and collecting payments for water and sewer.
The Finance Department sends out water and sewer bills, property and income tax bills and processes payments. The Finance Department prepares all financial statements and works with the City’s independent Auditor to ensure an accurate reporting of all financial transactions. The Finance Director/Treasurer also is responsible for the investment of City funds.
Payments may be mailed to the City or paid at the window just inside City Hall. Bills for water and sewer are mailed out quarterly. Property tax bills are sent out twice yearly. Winter property tax bills are sent out by December 1 and are payable through February 14; Summer property tax bills are sent out July 1 and are payable through August 10 without penalty. Winter taxes are paid to the Albion Public School system, Calhoun County, Kellogg Community College, and Calhoun Intermediate School District; while approximately 60% of the Summer taxes go to the City. See the Assessing Department section for details about your property taxes.
Tom Mead started his municipal career with the City of Albion in April of 2001 when he was hired in as the Assistant Finance Director/Deputy Treasurer. He held this position for just over 11 years when he left to become the Treasurer for another municipality. However, in July of 2013, Tom returned to the City of Albion to become the Finance Director/Treasurer.
Tom is a Certified Public Finance Administrator having completed his certification in July of 2008. In addition, Tom is also a Michigan Certified Public Treasurer. Tom obtained his BA in Accounting and Business Administration from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Professional Memberships Include:
Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C);
Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (MMTA);
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA);
Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA).