Riley Township

Notice of Annual Public Hearing for Fire & Rescue Protection

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the township board of the Township of Riley will conduct a public hearing at the township hall located at 13016 Belle River Rd, Riley, Michigan on March 14th, 2023 at 7pm to consider the proposed special assessment roll prepared by the township assessor pursuant to the direction of the township board, concerning the Fire and Rescue Protection Special Assessment District previously created.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Fire and Rescue Protection Special Assessment District within which the cost of fire and rescue protection is proposed to be assessed includes the entire township and the estimated cost of providing fire protection within the special assessment district for the calendar year 2023 is approximately $109,502.12.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the total amount proposed to be specially assessed in the Fire and Rescue Protection Special Assessment District is $41,235.28 and millage rate proposed is 0.3 Mills

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the proposed budget and the proposed special assessment roll may be inspected at the township office at 13042 Belle River Rd, Riley, Michigan, on regular business days starting February 1st, 2023 and may also be inspected at the public hearing.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the public hearing, the township board will review said proposed special assessment roll and any comments or objections thereto which might be made or filed with said board at or prior to the time of said public hearing, and will consider any revisions, amendments, or changes to said proposed special assessment roll and the amount of special assessment to be levied against benefited property.

Appearance and protest at this public hearing is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the State Tax Tribunal.  An owner or party of interest or his or her agent may appear in person at this hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter received at or before the public hearing, and if such a letter is filed, then their personal appearance or the person protesting is not required.

The owner or any person having an interest in the real property who protests in person or in writing at this hearing as set forth above may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the State Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if the proposed special assessment roll is confirmed, or is modified and confirmed, the special assessment will be collected in the same manner as property taxes as provided for by law.

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place to submit comments concerning any of the foregoing, or to protest the proposed special assessment roll and/or special assessment.

Riley Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon request by contacting the township office at 13042 Belle River Road or email info@rileytownship.com at least five days prior to the schedule hearing.

Dawn Behem, Riley Township Clerk

Mailed: 12-1-22

Published: 2-1-23

Notice of Annual Public Hearing 2023