THE GENERAL LAW VILLAGE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 3 of 1895
74.23e Disincorporation plan; elements to be included; findings.
(1) The disincorporation commission may adopt a disincorporation plan for the village. Adoption of a disincorporation plan requires the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members representing the village and 2 of the members representing each township of the disincorporation commission.
(2) The disincorporation plan shall provide an orderly process for disincorporation of the village. The disincorporation plan shall include all of the following elements:
(a) An interim land use plan and interim zoning of the property within the limits of the village.
(b) Provision for payment of all indebtedness of the village, including any outstanding judgments, or judgments that may result from pending or future litigation to which the village may become a party.
(c) Disposition of real and personal property and other assets, including funds, deposits, and investments.
(d) Disposition of all public records of the village in accordance with a records retention plan as provided by law, including files, books, and papers.
(e) Transfer or termination of employees, and contracts of employment, and disposition of employee benefits, including retirement, health and life insurance, unemployment compensation, accrued sick and vacation leave, and any other benefits.
(f) Jurisdiction over streets, roads, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, and any public easements in the village, and for their maintenance and repair, including street lights and snow removal.
(g) Jurisdiction over traffic control and traffic control devices.
(h) Provision for any special assessments or special assessment districts within the village, including, but not limited to, street maintenance, street sweeping, and private road service.
(i) The transfer or termination of public utilities and public services of the village, including, but not limited to, water, sewer, drainage, cable television, street lighting, electric service, and garbage and refuse service.
(j) Regulation or orderly transfer of responsibility for any special districts, including, but not limited to, established historic districts, downtown development districts, tax increment financing districts, and land subject to any land transfer agreements.
(k) Provision for any authorities that the village has established or in which the village is a member.
(l) Findings as to the fiscal impact of dissolution upon the township or townships into which the village is proposed to be disincorporated and the residents of the village, including the estimated revenues gained by the township and losses to each municipality from property taxes and from state revenue sharing and from gas and weight tax revenues distributed by this state to the village and any township into which the village is proposed to be disincorporated.
(m) A process for the resolution of any dispute that may arise over the implementation of the plan, if adopted, and the procedure that a party to any such dispute may utilize for this process.
(3) The disincorporation commission may make findings as to the effect of disincorporation upon collateral matters including, but not limited to, property values, public service levels and costs, and local property tax rates.
History: Add. 1998, Act 254, Imd. Eff. July 13, 1998
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