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2021 March Board of Review Meeting Schedule

2021 March Board of Review Meeting Schedule

The Ely Township Board of Review of March 2021 will be held by electronic remote access, unless by the dates of the March Board of Review meetings it becomes lawful under state agency rules and statute for an in-person meeting to be held. Electronic remote access, in accordance with Michigan law, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and limitations of the number of individuals in a meeting hall. 

If in-person meetings become a lawful option, then the meeting will be held both in person at the Ely Township Hall, 1555 County Rd 496, Ishpeming, MI 49849 and via electronic remote access.

The public may participate in the meeting through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smart phone/device using the following links:

Organization Meeting:

Appeals Hearing March 10th:

Appeals Hearing March 11th

The township will post the information confirming whether the March BOR will meet in person on its notice (board, sign, window), and the township's website.

The Ely Township March Board of Review will meet on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021, (6 p.m. to recess) = Organizational Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, (3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) = Appeal Hearing
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) = Appeal Hearing

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2021 assessments. By board resolution, taxpayers are able to protest by letter, (including email), sent to (, provided protest is received prior to March 8, 2021.

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2021 are as follows:

  • Commercial................49.22%........1.01585
  • Residential..................48.15%.........1.03842
  • Timber Cutover.........50.84%........0.95348
  • Industrial......................49.74%........1.00523
  • Personal Property.....50.00%........1.00000

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice

Ely Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings

Board of Review Members:

  • Shelley Ovink, Chair
  • Debra Palomaki
  • Guy Murray
  • Jeremy Laakso, Secretary of Board of Review
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