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Now Pay Delinquent Real Property Taxes Online
Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, announced this month that Eaton County property owners have a new and convenient way to make delinquent tax payments.  The treasurer’s office has contracted with Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions to offer delinquent tax payment processing over the Internet through credit card and debit card transaction.  Visa, Discover, and MasterCard debit and credit cards will be accepted. This new service offers taxpayers a fast and efficient way to pay online and reduces manual processing time in the treasurer’s office.

“Through a unique partnership with Official Payments and BS&A Software, taxpayers can get online, pay, and process their delinquent tax payments instantly, in real time,” said Robinson.  “This is part of our ongoing work to increase efficiency in the treasurer’s office.  It can also help folks avoid last minute additional fees and interest on their past due real property taxes.”

For more information, go to http://www.eatoncounty.org/departments/county-treasurer 


New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Law enforcement cracking down on drunk drivers through April 8

Motorists should count on a sober driver, not luck, to get home safely

Luck may belong to the Irish and might even help a college hoops team make it through the playoffs, but it won’t help Michigan motorists who don’t designate a sober driver over the next couple of weeks.

Law enforcement agencies in 26 counties are conducting more than 13,200 hours of extra patrols to arrest drunk drivers today through April 8. This time period includes the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's and women’s basketball tournaments, high school and college spring break periods and St. Patrick’s Day. A five-year review of crash data indicates both alcohol use and lack of seat belts play a significant role in fatal and serious injury crashes in March and early April.

Law enforcement officers from 155 agencies in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne counties are participating in the crackdown. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is coordinating the effort which is supported by federal traffic safety funds.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re out rooting for your favorite team at the local sports bar or celebrating the luck of the Irish at the corner pub, if alcohol is part of the festivities make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely,” said Michael L. Prince, OHSP director. “Extra officers will be out on patrol, and if you’re caught driving drunk you will be arrested.”

In 2012, 2,488 people were arrested for drunk driving during the NCAA tournament time period. Of those, 789 were arrested under the state’s high blood-alcohol content (BAC) law with BAC’s of .17 or higher. More than 400 of those arrests were made by grant-funded law enforcement agencies during last year’s drunk driving crackdown.

In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired. Motorists face enhanced penalties if arrested for a first-time drunk driving offense with a .17 BAC or higher.

Impaired Driving in Michigan: A Sobering Story

  • In 2011, 319 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol and/or      drug-involved traffic crashes, a 10.6 percent decrease from 2010. Michigan State Police Criminal Justice      Information Center (CJIC) 
  • A five-year review of crash data indicates alcohol use and failure      to buckle up play a significant role in fatal and serious injury crashes      during March and early April. March      includes St. Patrick’s Day, many school spring break periods and college      basketball tournament games. Michigan      Traffic Crash Facts
  • During the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association      tournament time period (March 12-April 2), law enforcement officers      arrested 2,488 motorists      for drunk driving; 789 of      those people were charged under the state’s high blood-alcohol content      law. CJIC
  • Michigan law enforcement agencies arrested 37,540 motorists for      drunk and impaired driving in 2011.       That’s nearly 103 arrests per day. CJIC 
  • Law enforcement agencies in 26 counties are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative,      March 13-April 8, coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety      Planning and paid for with federal traffic safety funds.
  • Crashes involving drinking tend to be more serious than      non-drinking crashes. The      percentage of fatalities is eight times higher than in all crashes, and      the number of crashes at the most serious injury level is almost four      times higher. CJIC
  • In 2011, 9,878 people were killed nationally in traffic crashes      that involved at least one driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08      or higher, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the      United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Impaired driving is one of the most often committed crimes. In      2010, more than 1.4 million people nationwide were arrested for driving      under the influence. Crime in the United States, 2010, U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Every 51 minutes someone in the United States dies in an impaired      driving-related crash. NHTSA

 

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