Dexter Twp: Washtenaw Co Board of Public Works Public Hearing on 6-14-23
WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DESIRABILITY OF IMPLEMENTING A WASHTENAW COUNTY LAKE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT (SAD)
TO: ALL THE RECORD OWNERS OF, AND PARTIES WITH INTEREST IN, ANY LANDS WITHIN THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT DESCRIBED BELOW:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works (WCBPW) will meet beginning at 6:00 P.M., local time, on June 14, 2023, at Dexter Township Hall, located at 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Dexter, MI 48130. The meeting will conduct a public hearing to hear commentary to a proposed Lake Improvement Project (Project) for Silver Lake in Dexter Township in Washtenaw County and Putnam Township in Livingston County.
The proposed Project will provide lake improvements to Silver Lake to control the growth and reproduction of non-native aquatic invasive plants, including but not limited to Eurasian Watermilfoil and Starry Stonewort. The Project will also work to control the growth of nuisance native plants, including but not limited to Chara and Variable Pondweed. The Project will focus on maintaining the ecological health and recreational opportunities for Silver Lake. Additional items may be included which would provide support for maintaining ecological health and recreational opportunities that will be subject to approval by the WCBPW. The total cost over the five-year period is estimated at: $302,500. The Project plans and estimate are on file with the Director for public examination. More information is available on the website at https://www.washtenaw.org/3819/Silver-Lake.
All tax parcels identified as having deeded lake access to Silver Lake in Washtenaw County will cover the total estimated cost of the Project. The proposed maximum annual charges per year are below.
Non-waterfront residential properties with lake access $195 per year
Waterfront residential properties $467.50 per year
Commercial $935 per year
Commercial with more than 10 slips $1,135 per year
Department of Natural Resources $17,832.50 per year
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the WCBPW has set a tentative date for a second hearing for July 17, 2023 at 6:00 P.M., Local Time, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Dexter Township Hall, located at 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Dexter, MI 48130.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the owner or any person having an interest in property that is specially assessed may file a written appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty (30) days after confirmation of the special assessment roll. However, appearance and protest at the public hearing on the special assessment roll are required in order to appeal the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. An owner or a party in interest or his or her agent may (1) appear at the hearing to protest the special assessment or (2) file his or her appearance or protest by letter before the close of the hearing.
The WCBPW shall maintain a record of parties who appear to protest at the hearing in person or remotely. If the hearing is terminated or adjourned for the day before a party is provided the opportunity to be heard, a party whose appearance was recorded shall be considered to have protested the special assessment in person.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Theo Eggermont, Director of Public Works
The County of Washtenaw will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with special needs who plan to attend the meeting upon seven (7) days’ notice to the County of Washtenaw. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the County of Washtenaw by writing or calling Human Resources, 734-222-6800 or TDD 734-994-1733, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107-8645.