Public Hearing - City Council

August 12, 2019 7:00 pm

CITY OF DEXTER

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO CONSIDER A TAX EXEMPTION ORDINANCE FOR THE PROPOSED HILLTOP VIEW APARTMENTS

Notice is hereby given that the Dexter City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, Dexter, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing public comment regarding a Tax Exemption Ordinance for the proposed Avalon Housing Development (Hilltop View Apartments) on Dan Hoey Road.

Excerpts from the Ordinance are as follows:

This is an Ordinance to provide for a service charge in lieu of taxes for a housing project for low income persons and families to be financed with a federally-aided Mortgage Loan pursuant to the provisions of the State Housing Development Authority Act of 1966 (1966 PA 346, as amended; MCL 125.1401, et seq) (the "Act").

Section 1 - This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the City of Dexter Tax Exemption Ordinance – Hilltop View Apartments (Avalon Housing).

Section 2 – Preamble

Section 3 – Definitions

Section 4 – Class of Housing Project

Section 5 – Establishment of Annual Service Charges

The housing project identified as Hilltop View Apartments (Avalon Housing) and the property on which it will be located shall be exempt from all ad valorem property taxes from and after the commencement of construc­tion or rehabilitation.  The City acknowledges that the Sponsor and the Authority have established the economic feasibili­ty of the housing project in reliance upon the enactment and continuing effect of this Ordinance, and the qualification of the housing project for exemption from all ad valorem property taxes and a payment in lieu of taxes as established in this Ordinance. Therefore, in consid­eration of the Sponsor's offer to construct and operate the housing project, the City agrees to accept payment of an annual service charge for public services in lieu of all ad valorem property taxes.  Subject to receipt of a Mortgage Loan, the annual service charge shall be equal to 4% of the Annual Shelter Rents actually collected by the housing project during each operating year.

Section 6 – Contractual Effect of Ordinance

Section 7 – Limitation on the Payment of Annual Service Charge

Notwithstanding Section 5, the service charge to be paid each year in lieu of taxes for the part of the housing project that is tax exempt but which is occupied by other than low income persons or families shall be equal to the full amount of the taxes which would be paid on that portion of the housing project if the housing project were not tax e­xempt. 

Section 8 – Payment of Service Charges

Section 9 – Duration

This Ordinance shall remain in effect and shall not terminate so long as a Mortgage Loan remains outstanding and unpaid and the housing project remains subject to income and rent restrictions under the LIHTC Program.   

The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection at the City Offices, 8123 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130; weekdays between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They are also available by clicking here. Any questions regarding the proposed ordinance should be directed to the City Manager’s Office at 734-580-2229.

Interested parties are welcome to attend the public hearing and present their comments. Written comments regarding the proposal should be submitted to the City Manager’s Office at the address listed above or via email to cnicholls@dextermi.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Sign language interpreter, or other assistance, may be provided upon request to the City Clerk, jbreyer@dextermi.gov, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.  Minutes of all meetings are available on the City website, www.dextermi.gov.