From Jim Jacek
Each week we are featuring candidates running in the upcoming November 5 election in Allen Park. This week’s candidate is Maureen Armstrong who is running unopposed for Treasurer. Here is her story: I have served as the Allen Park City Treasurer for the past eight years. Prior to being elected to that position I was the Deputy Treasurer for ten years. I grew up in Allen Park and graduated from St. Frances Cabrini. My husband Jim and I raised our three children in Allen Park two of whom still reside in the city.
While in office I have partnered with Oakland County to provide the service of credit card payments for any type of fees or costs such as payment of property taxes, water bills, licenses, permits and police department services. The general public can make payments by means of a credit card or electronic check, through our website. Over the counter payments are accepted in the Treasurers’ office and Police Department. The city receives 50% of Net Enhanced Access Fees collected from both Online and Over the Counter Payments. This past year through Comerica Bank I set up the Automatic Withdrawal (ACH payments) for tax payments. Tax payers are able to have their payments withdrawn from either a checking or savings account on the actual due date. This is just one more convenient payment option for our taxpayers.
Over the last eight years in office I have attended classes and seminars sponsored by the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association of which I am a member. I am the only Treasurer in the history of this city that has met the requirements of the MMTA to earn the Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer certification through Central Michigan University. I am a member of both the Wayne County Treasurers Association and the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association.
I encourage our residents and taxpayers to offer suggestions on how I might improve our services in the Treasurers’ office at any time.
I thank everyone for their support these past eight years and look forward to serving the public the next four years.
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