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File #: 09-1245    Version: 1 Name: 1/4/10 Main Street BIZ
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/4/2010 Final action: 1/4/2010
Enactment date: 1/4/2010 Enactment #: R-10-002
Title: Resolution to Approve a Business Improvement Zone and Zone Plan for South Main Street between Huron and William
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Stephen Rapundalo, Tony Derezinski, Sandi Smith, Sabra Briere, Stephen Kunselman, Margie Teall
Attachments: 1. Zone Plan Executive Summary 11 23 09.pdf, 2. BIZ Zone Plan 11 24 091.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Business Improvement Zone and Zone Plan for South Main Street between Huron and William
Body
Whereas, South Main Street property owners between Huron and William undertook research and outreach, submitted a petition on October 13th, 2009 to the City Clerk, and received support from City Council on October 19, 2009 to pursue the development of a Business Improvement Zone for the South Main Street area between Huron and William Streets (the “Main Street BIZ”) in accordance with P.A. 120 of 1961, as amended (Chapter 2 - Business Improvement Zones), MCL 125.990 et. seq. (the “BIZ Statute”);

Whereas, The Main Street BIZ is the area bordered on the north by the centerline of Huron Street; on the east by the centerline of the alleyways bisecting the blocks between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue; on the south by the centerline of Williams Street; and on the west by the centerline of the alleyways bisecting the blocks between South Main Street and South Ashley Street;

Whereas, The Main Street Business Improvement Zone Initiative, a non-profit corporation organized to initiate the Main Street BIZ (the “Initiative”), researched methods of delivering desired services to property owners in the proposed BIZ, established a budget for the delivery of those services, and reviewed multiple assessment formulas in an attempt to identify an equitable formula and rate of assessment for those services;

Whereas, The Initiative indicates that they have met all of the requirements of the BIZ Statute in initiating the Main Street BIZ and have gone beyond those requirements by reaching out to all property owners via mail, email, website, public forums and one-to-one contact to solicit ideas and present elements of the Main Street BIZ;

Whereas, The Initiative conducted a public meeting, as required by the BIZ Statute on December 2nd, 2009, to present to property owners in the Main Street BIZ the details of the Zone Plan for the Main Street BIZ a...

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