WATER RESOURCE IMPROVEMENT TAX INCREMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 94 of 2008
125.1772 Definitions; A to M.Sec. 2.
As used in this act:
(a) "Advance" means a transfer of funds made by a municipality to an authority or to another person on behalf of the authority in anticipation of repayment by the authority. Evidence of the intent to repay an advance may include, but is not limited to, an executed agreement to repay, provisions contained in a tax increment financing plan approved prior to the advance, or a resolution of the authority or the municipality.
(b) "Assessed value" means the taxable value as determined under section 27a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.27a.
(c) "Authority" means a water resource improvement tax increment finance authority created under this act.
(d) "Board" means the governing body of an authority.
(e) "Captured assessed value" means the amount in any 1 year by which the current assessed value of the development area, including the assessed value of property for which specific local taxes are paid in lieu of property taxes as determined in section 3(d), exceeds the initial assessed value. The state tax commission shall prescribe the method for calculating captured assessed value.
(f) "Chief executive officer" means the mayor or city manager of a city, the president or village manager of a village, or the supervisor of a township.
(g) "Development area" means that area described in section 5 to which a development plan is applicable.
(h) "Development plan" means that information and those requirements for a development area set forth in section 22.
(i) "Development program" means the implementation of the development plan.
(j) "Fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the authority.
(k) "Governing body" or "governing body of a municipality" means the elected body of a municipality having legislative powers.
(l) "Initial assessed value" means the assessed value of all the taxable property within the boundaries of the development area at the time the ordinance establishing the tax increment financing plan is approved, as shown by the most recent assessment roll of the municipality at the time the resolution is adopted. Property exempt from taxation at the time of the determination of the initial assessed value shall be included as zero. For the purpose of determining initial assessed value, property for which a specific local tax is paid in lieu of a property tax shall not be considered to be property that is exempt from taxation. The initial assessed value of property for which a specific local tax was paid in lieu of a property tax shall be determined as provided in section 3(d).
(m) "Inland lake" means a natural or artificial lake, pond, or impoundment. Inland lake does not include the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair, or a lake or pond that has a surface area of less than 5 acres.
(n) "Land use plan" means a plan prepared under former 1921 PA 207, or a site plan under the Michigan zoning enabling act, 2006 PA 110, MCL 125.3101 to 125.3102.
(o) "Municipality" means a city, village, or township.
History: 2008, Act 94, Imd. Eff. Apr. 8, 2008
Compiler's Notes: In subdivision (n), the citation to "MCL 125.3101 to 125.3102" evidently should read "MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702".
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