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File #: 19-0567    Version: 1 Name: 4/1/19 Resolution No. 3 Establishing Public Hearing for Northside STEAM Safe Rte to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/1/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/15/2019 Final action: 4/15/2019
Enactment date: 4/15/2019 Enactment #: R-19-186
Title: Resolution No. 3 Establishing a Public Hearing on May 20, 2019 for the Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project
Attachments: 1. 2018-024 Special Assess Cost Reso 3.pdf

Title

Resolution No. 3 Establishing a Public Hearing on May 20, 2019 for the Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project

Memorandum

Attached for your review and approval is Resolution No. 3 establishing the date for the Public Hearing on the Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project; Sidewalk Special Assessment District No. 51, File No. 18-1749.

 

The improvement includes constructing a new sidewalk along both sides of Traver Street between John A Woods Drive and Barton Drive, also along the south side of John A Woods Drive between Pontiac Street and Pear Street, also along the north side of Barton Drive west of Starwick Drive, also along the west side of Starwick Drive north of Barton Drive, and along portions of both sides of Brookside Drive between Delafield Drive and Pontiac Trail.

 

Adoption of this resolution does not make the assessment.  It merely sets a date for Public Hearing, after which Council can vote on the assessment.  Staff recommends proceeding with a public hearing regardless of whether Council will ultimately impose the assessment.

Staff

Prepared by:                       Mark Perry, City Assessor

Reviewed by:                      Betsy Blake, Senior Assistant City Attorney

                     Tom Crawford, Financial Services Area Administrator and CFO

Approved by:                       Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

 

Body

Whereas, The City Council had directed the City Assessor to prepare a Special Assessment Roll for the purpose of defraying that part of the cost of the following described public improvement to be defrayed by Special Assessment:  Construction of a new sidewalk system along both sides of Traver Street between John A Woods Drive and Barton Drive, also along the south side of John A Woods Drive between Pontiac Street and Pear Street, also along the north side of Barton Drive west of Starwick Drive, also along the west side of Starwick Drive north of Barton Drive, and along portions of both sides of Brookside Drive between Delafield Drive and Pontiac Trail,  known as Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project; Sidewalk Special Assessment District No. 51, File No. 18-1749;

 

Whereas, The City Assessor has prepared said Special Assessment Roll and has the same on file in the Assessor’s office with his certificate attached thereto; and

 

Whereas, The Michigan Tax Tribunal requires appearance and protest at the public hearing in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment, if an appeal should be desired;

 

RESOLVED, That said Special Assessment Roll be on file in the office of the City Assessor and shall be made available for public examination;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council of the City of Ann Arbor hereby sets a public hearing for May 20, 2019, at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as it may be convened in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Guy Larcom Municipal Building, 301 E. Huron Street to receive public comment on the proposed Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project as described in the attachment to this Resolution;

 

RESOLVED, That the City Clerk be hereby directed to publish and mail said notices in accordance with City Code 1:289; and

 

RESOLVED, That such notices be in substantially the following form and shall include a copy of the Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Roll that is attached to this Resolution:

 

 

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF

 

Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Roll

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That City Council has caused to be prepared a Northside Steam Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Roll for the purpose of defraying the private property’s share of the cost of the following improvement described as follows:

 

 New Construction of Sidewalks along both sides of Traver Street between John A Woods Drive and Barton Drive, also along the south side of John A Woods Drive between Pontiac Street and Pear Street, also along the north side of Barton Drive west of Starwick Drive, also along the west side of Starwick Drive north of Barton Drive, and along portions of both sides of Brookside Drive between Delafield Drive and Pontiac Trail, known as Northside STEAM Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment Project; Sidewalk Special Assessment District No. 51, File No. 18-1749;

 

 TAKE FURTHER NOTICE That the property to be included in said Special Assessment District is as follows (See attachment);

 

 TAKE FURTHER NOTICE That said Special Assessment Roll is on file in the Office of the City Assessor and is available for public examination;

 

 TAKE FURTHER NOTICE That City Council will meet May 20, 2019, in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Guy C. Larcom Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of reviewing said Special Assessment Roll.  Any person aggrieved by the Special Assessment Roll or the necessity of the improvement may file his/her objections thereto in writing prior to the close of the hearing.

 

 TAKE FURTHER NOTICE That appearance and protest at this hearing is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal if an appeal should be desired.  A property owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment or may file his or her appearance by letter delivered to the clerk prior to the close of said hearing and his or her personal appearance shall not be required.  The property owner of any person having an interest in the subject to the proposed special assessment may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty days after confirmation of the special assessment roll if that special assessment was protested at this hearing.