Posted by Anne Decker on May 28, 2021
Allen County's new treasurer is preparing for the second half tax collection.
Allen County's new treasurer, Krista Bohn, explained the responsibilities of her office at Monday's Rotary meeting. The treasurer's office collects all real estate taxes, manufactured home taxes, sewer bills, personal property taxes and estate taxes. In addition, they record all monies received by any other county offices and is responsible for county investments that includes a portfolio of $55 million. The office maintains various accounts ranging from simple depositories to complex trust accounts that hold all the county's investments. “When I first became the Allen County treasurer, I thought I had the best job in the county. Then I remembered one little thing. I had to be the person collecting property taxes. Definitely not everybody’s favorite person, but it is a very important role that I take care of with the county.” Second half property taxes are due on July 9. Bohn became treasurer in March after having served three years as the department's chief deputy of finance. Krista plans to focus on building efficiencies, modernizing programs, lowering delinquency rates, and increasing interest on county investments.
Also at Monday's meeting, Michael Ayers gave a heartfelt Memorial Day tribute to those who have died in service to our country, and Chief Joe Kitchen urged us to know the signs of stroke and get help immediately. You can remember them with the acronym FAST: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech slurred, Time to call 9-1-1. Joe says that quick response is important to recovery.