LAND RECLAMATION AND IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 173 of 1992
125.2469 Authority board; plans and estimate for improvement; filing; availability for public examination; resolution of intent to make improvement; designating special assessment district; notice; hearing; supplemental petition; actual incremental cost increase exceeding estimated incremental cost increase by 10%; notice; hearing; service of notice of proceedings.
(1) Upon receipt of a petition supporting an improvement or upon determination of the authority board if a petition is not required under section 18, the authority board, if it desires to proceed with an improvement, shall cause to be prepared plans describing the improvement and the location of the improvement with an estimate of the cost of the improvement on a fixed or periodic basis, as appropriate. Upon receipt of the plans and estimate for an improvement, the authority board shall file a copy of the plans and estimate with the township clerk of each township where the authority district is located. Each such township clerk and the authority board shall keep the plans and estimates on file and available for public examination in their respective offices.
(2) If, after the receipt of the plans and estimate, the authority board desires to proceed with the improvement, the authority board by resolution shall tentatively declare its intention to make the improvement and tentatively designate the special assessment district against which the cost of the improvement is to be assessed. For each improvement carried out by the authority board, there may be a separate procedure under the special assessment provisions of this act, resulting in separate special assessment districts. Special assessment districts that are separate may be coterminous.
(3) The authority board shall fix a time and place to meet and hear any objections to the petition supporting the improvement, if such a petition was required, to the improvement, and to the special assessment district. The authority board shall cause notice of the hearing to be given as provided in section 20. The notice shall set forth all of the following:
(a) That the plans and estimates are on file in the offices of the township clerk of each township where the authority district is located and of the authority board for public examination. The notice shall set forth the address and hours of those offices.
(b) A description of the special assessment district.
(c) If periodic redeterminations of cost will be necessary without a change in the special assessment district, that those redeterminations may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property.
(4) At the hearing or any adjournment of the hearing, which may be without further notice, the authority board shall hear any objections to the petition supporting the improvement, if such a petition was required, to the improvement, and to the special assessment district. The authority board may then revise the plans, estimate of cost, or special assessment district.
(5) Property shall not be added to the special assessment district unless notice is given as provided in section 20 to the record owners of the property in the entire special assessment district, and a hearing is afforded to the record owners. If a petition supporting the improvement is required because property is added to the special assessment district that makes the original petition supporting the improvement insufficient, then a supplemental petition shall be filed containing sufficient additional signatures of record owners.
(6) If, due to the nature of the improvement to be made, a periodic redetermination of costs will be necessary without a change in the special assessment district boundaries, the authority board shall include in its estimate of costs any projected incremental increases. If at any time during the term of the special assessment district an actual incremental cost increase exceeds the estimated incremental cost increase by 10% or more, notice shall be given as provided in section 20 and a hearing afforded to the record owners of property to be assessed.
(7) Railroad companies shall file in writing with the secretary of state the name and post office address of the person upon whom may be served notice of any proceedings under this act. After the name and address has been filed, notice in addition to the notice by publication shall be given to the person by registered mail, or personally, not more than 5 days after the first publication of the notice. An affidavit of the service shall be filed by the authority board with the proof of publication of the notice.
History: 1992, Act 173, Imd. Eff. July 21, 1992
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