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Meeting set to address assessment district questions

Mike Conway

Post Date:01/06/2017

Meeting to answer assessment district questions

Wondering about the ballot you got in the mail for an assessment district?  Not sure what the district does?

There will be a Town Hall meeting to answer questions from the public regarding the ballots for the Campus Park, Mansionette and Oakmont assessment districts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Cruickshank Middle School, 601 Mercy Ave.

City staff will be on hand to answer questions that people may have regarding the ballots they received in the mail.

Energy and service costs for the districts have increased. Those three districts don't have enough funding to pay for the costs of landscaping, irrigation, pumps, and other maintenance. Residents are being asked to increase how much they pay per year towards those fees.

Campus Park and Mansionette districts are responsible for landscaping and also storm pump maintenance and operation. Oakmont is only a landscaping district.

All money collected by the assessment district can only be spend within the district.

Depending on the district, maintenance can include litter pickup, plant pruning, tree replacement, fertilizing, landscape irrigation, mowing and edging and weed control. It can also include pump and motor repair and parts replacement and other work as needed.

Ballots are in prepaid envelopes and must be returned by Feb. 6. A public hearing will be held at the City Council meeting that night.

People with questions about their assessment district can call Michael Miller at 385-6800.

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