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Greene County Treasurer a Panelist in National Legislative Conference

In Local News, News Media, Politics, Sports News, State News, Uncategorized on March 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm


Xenia, Ohio, March 10, 2015 — Greene County Treasurer, Dick Gould, served as a panelist educating attendees about county investment policies and practices at the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual Legislative Conference February 21 – 25 in Washington D.C.

Joining Gould on the panel were David Messerly, Director of Global Investor Relations for FHLBanks and Jim Powell, Senior Vice-President of Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. Included in the discussion were the impact of interest rates, strategies for approaching investment opportunities, policy restrictions, and best practices.  The session included a question and answer session with participants.

“For counties, interest rates are a double-edged sword,” says Gould.  “Given the historically low rates, investment income has decreased dramatically.  Yet borrowing costs are also down and the county has been able to restructure much of its debt to save costs.”

More than 1500 county leaders attended the national conference, which offered workshops featuring county officials and other leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Vice President Joe Biden, who began his political career as a Delaware County council member, was the opening speaker at the event.

Dick Gould has been Greene County’s Treasurer since 2011.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accountancy from Miami University, Ohio.

Greene County Real Estate Taxes Due

In Economy, Local News, Uncategorized on February 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

gcchXenia, OH — Greene County Treasurer, Dick Gould, reminds residents that real estate tax statements for the first half of 2014 have now been mailed and are due February 20, 2015. Over 41,000 bills have been sent. “Bills were mailed a bit later than in past years,” stated Gould.  “We changed our print vendor and had to work through the initial data mapping, causing the delay.  However, this will not be an issue in the future.”  The change in vendors will save the county approximately 10-percent in processing costs.

There are several ways for residents to pay their tax bills.  “We have tried to make it as convenient as possible for residents of Greene County to pay their bills,” Gould stated.  “People can pay online at http://www.co.greene.oh.us/, by mail, in-person, or via the locked drop box located outside the office.”

“The curbside drop box lets anyone with checks avoid lines inside,” Gould shared.  “People don’t even have to leave their cars to use the curbside drop box and they can be assured that their payment will be secure and processed promptly.”

Residents should note that for the first time in years, Fifth Third Bank will not be accepting payments, due to their concern of liability for the undeposited amounts.

The Treasurer’s Office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.  There will be extended hours from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 14, and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on February 18, 19, and 20.  For more information contact the Greene County Treasurer’s Office at 937-562-5017.