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 23, 2022, at the Lyndon Township Hall 17751 N. Territorial Road, Chelsea, MI 48118 and remotely at www.bit.ly/JoslinLakePH1, or by phone 312-626-6799, ID 890 7357 6132 at the time of hearing. Online attendees are encouraged to register in advance by typing the weblink into their browser. The meeting will conduct a public hearing to hear commentary to a proposed Lake Improvement Project (Project) for Joslin Lake in Lyndon Township in Washtenaw County:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed Project will provide lake improvements to Joslin 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 Joslin Lake. Additionally, other items may be included which would provide support for maintaining the 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: $284,130.
All tax parcels identified as having deeded lake access to Joslin 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 $ 190 annual, $950 over 5 years
Waterfront residential properties $ 515 annual, $2,575 over 5 years
Department of Natural Resources $ 750 annual, $3,750 total over 5 years
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the WCBPW has set a tentative
date for a second hearing for July 27, 2022, at 6:00 P.M., Local Time, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Lyndon Township Hall 17751 N. Territorial Road, Chelsea, MI 48118 for the purpose of hearing all interested parties concerning the SAD.
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
Dated: May 23, 2022