Community Updates

Public Hearing- November 13, 2017

POLICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

 

TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of the Charter Township of Fruitport will conduct a public hearing at the Township Hall at 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, Michigan, on November 13, 2017, at 7:00, p.m., to consider the proposed special assessment roll prepared by the Township Supervisor pursuant to the direction of the Township Board, concerning the Police Special Assessment District previously created.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Police Special Assessment District within which the cost of police services are proposed to be assessed includes the Sherman Boulevard Corridor and the Harvey Street Corridor.  The Sherman Boulevard Corridor and the Harvey Street Corridor together include the following properties:

            61-15-785-000-0012-00; 61-15-103-100-0005-00; 61-15-785-000-0002-00; 61-15-103-100-0003-00; 61-15-785-000-0009-00; 61-15-103-100-0015-00; 61-15-785-000-0008-00; 61-15-103-100-0002-00; 61-15-785-000-0001-00; 61-15-785-000-0003-00; 61-15-122-100-0009-50; 61-15-122-100-0009-51; 61-15-122-100-0009-52; 61-15-122-100-0009-53; 61-15-122-100-0009-54; 61-15-122-300-0001-00; 61-15-122-300-0001-05; 61-15-122-300-0001-10; 61-15-122-300-0001-15; 61-15-122-300-0001-46; 61-15-122-300-0001-48; 61-15-122-300-0001-50; 61-15-122-300-0001-52; 61-15-122-300-0001-60.

The operating millage paid by property owners in the Sherman Boulevard Corridor and the Harvey Street Corridor for 2016, plus the police millage paid by those property owners for 2016, do not cover the estimated costs of the police calls made to those corridor properties during 2016.  The opposite is true for property owners in the Township outside of the corridors.  To cover the deficit for the property owners in the corridors, the Township is proposing to assess the property owners in the corridors according to the police calls made to their properties during 2016.  Only those property owners in the corridors will be assessed whose estimated costs of police calls in 2016 exceeded the amounts paid by the property owners for the 2016 operating millage and police millage.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the police budget and of the proposed special assessment roll and the calculations used to compute the special assessment roll may be inspected at the office of the Township Clerk at 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, Michigan, Monday through Friday, except holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and may also be inspected at the public hearing.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the public hearing, the Township Board will review the proposed special assessment roll and any comments or objections thereto which might be made or filed with the Board at or prior to the time of the public hearing, and will consider any revisions, amendments, or changes to the proposed special assessment roll and the amount of special assessments to be levied against benefited property.

Appearance and protest at this public hearing is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the State Tax Tribunal. An owner or party in interest or an agent for the owner or party may appear in person at this hearing to protest the special assessment or shall be permitted to file an appearance and protest by letter received at or before the public hearing; if such a letter is filed, then the personal appearance of the person protesting is not required.

The owner or any person having an interest in the real property who protests in person or in writing at this hearing as set forth above may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the State Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll by the Township Board.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if the proposed special assessment roll is confirmed, or is modified and confirmed, the special assessment will be collected in the same manner as property taxes as provided for by law.

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place to submit comments concerning any of the foregoing, or to protest the proposed special assessment roll and/or special assessment.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board intends to calculate the amount to be assessed each year, for the coming year, using the calculation formula noted above.  The amount to be assessed on the tax statement each December shall be based upon calculations for the preceding calendar year.

The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed material being considered at the hearing, to individuals with disabilities at the hearing upon four days' notice to the Township Clerk. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township Clerk at the address or telephone number listed below.

Andrea Anderson, Clerk

Fruitport Charter Township

5865 Airline Road

Fruitport, Michigan 49415 

Phone: 231-865-3151