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File #: 22-0646    Version: 1 Name: 5/5/22 Resolution to Assess Certain Delinquent Municipal Utility Charges as a Tax and Ordering Collection Thereof
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2022 Final action: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: 5/5/2022 Enactment #: R-22-124
Title: Resolution to Assess Certain Delinquent Municipal Utility Charges as a Tax and Ordering Collection Thereof
Attachments: 1. WATER SCHEDULE A.pdf, 2. R-22-124 Certification Signed.pdf
Title
Resolution to Assess Certain Delinquent Municipal Utility Charges as a Tax and Ordering Collection Thereof
Memorandum
This Resolution requests assessment of certain unpaid charges for municipal utility services to be due as a tax as identified in the attached Schedule A.

Chapter 29, Section 2:72 of the City's Code of Ordinances provides a mechanism for the City to collect unpaid charges that have remained unpaid for a period of six months as an assessment on the tax roll. Pursuant to this chapter, owners of affected properties identified in Schedule A will be notified by the City Clerk of the assessment by first class mail on May 6, 2022, and that the unpaid charges, plus a 10% penalty, will be placed on the July 2022 tax roll unless paid within 30 days.

The City is currently not performing water shut-offs for non-payment, we do not intend to implement any shut-offs in the immediate future, and we are exploring the creation of a no-shut-off policy for delinquent water collections.

For those customers who express difficulty in paying for service, Customer Service Staff does provide appropriate resources to assist. These resources include referrals to the Barrier Buster Program; as well as, various payment plan options. In addition to individual referrals, payment assistance information is available on the city web-site and is included in past-due notifications. Barrier Busters receives donations from local foundations and municipalities, including the City of Ann Arbor. Based on current funding available and historical assistance usage, it is anticipated that there is funding available for those who qualify for assistance.

The total amount to be assessed for the July 2022 tax roll is $153,872.35 (unless paid within the time set forth in the notice to owners); $169,259.55 with the 10% penalty fee.
Staff
Prepared by: Michael J. Pettigrew, City Treasurer
Reviewed by: Marti Praschan, Financial Services Area Administrator and CFO
Approved by: M...

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