NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the Charter Township of Commerce, Oakland County, Michigan, will meet at a Quarterly Board meeting on the 27th day of October, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., via electronic meeting format.  Connection information, as well as the meeting notice are available at the Township’s website at http://commercetwp.com or may be obtained from the Township Clerk’s Office at the Township Hall or by calling (248) 960-7020 or by emailing mcreech@nullcommercetwp.com.  The purpose of this meeting is to review the REVISED Special Assessment ROLL reflecting the new method of assessment to begin December 1, 2020 for the First Amended and Restated Lower Straits Lake Aquatic Weed Control Special Assessment District (detailed description below), and to receive comments from affected property owners regarding the accuracy of their assessment and the total project cost.

FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED LOWER STRAITS LAKE
AQUATIC WEED CONTROL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

The proposed Special Assessment District involves property located in the Charter Township of Commerce, Oakland County, Michigan, more particularly described on the attached Exhibit A.  Plans and estimates of costs are on file with the Township Clerk for public examination.  The purpose of the Special Assessment District is to finance the costs of aquatic weed control.  The Special Assessment Roll can be inspected at the office of the Township Clerk at the above-listed address.  A list showing the assessment amount for each property in the district will be posted on the Township’s website on October 22, 2020.  The costs associated with this Special Assessment District are of such a nature that periodic redeterminations of the costs will be made from time to time without further notice to the record owners or parties with an interest in property located within this Special Assessment District.  If the proposed Special Assessment District Roll is approved by the Township Board, the assessment will be a lien on the affected property as of the date of approval.

In order to appeal the amount of any special assessment, affected owners or parties with an interest must protest the proposed assessment.  This may be done orally by appearing in person at the hearing or having an agent appear at the hearing on behalf of an owner or party in interest, or in writing by filing a letter of protest before the hearing, addressed to the Township Clerk at 2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township, Michigan 48390.  An owner or party having an interest in the real property affected by the special assessment may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal within 30 days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll if the special assessment is protested at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the special assessment roll.  Please direct any questions you may have to the Charter Township of Commerce Building Department at (248) 960-7060.

EXHIBIT A
First Amended and Restated
Lower Straits Lake Aquatic Weed Control SAD