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TO: MAYOR HORNADAY AND HOMER CITY COUNCIL
FROM: JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
DATE: AUGUST 7, 2012
SUBJECT: WEBBER SUBDIVISION ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AND PAVING IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
On March 28, 2012 application was made by Carol and Thomas Renfrew to initiate a Special Assessment District. On April 11, 2012 a Request for Road Reconstruction and Paving was mailed to property owners within the district. Signatures of interested property owners were returned by the deadline, indicating sixteen (16) benefitted properties were in favor of the Special Assessment District/Local Improvement District. These signatures were sufficient to proceed to the next phase in the improvement district process, which was the petition.
In April the process for local improvement districts was amended by City Council via Ordinance 12-15. The first step (Request for Road Reconstruction and Paving) was eliminated and the newly adopted procedure began the improvement process with the petition.
On May 30, 2012 property owners within the improvement district were sent a petition with a letter explaining the newly adopted process of Ordinance 12-15. A deadline to return the signed petition was set for July 31, 2012. On this date the applicants Carol and Thomas Renfrew verbally requested an extension to gain sufficient signatures to advance the petition. New revisions of Ordinance 12-15 eliminated the option of petitioners’ ability to request a 30 day extension of the petition. I conferred with City Attorney Klinkner on authorizing an extension on the petition and he confirmed there is no longer an option for a 30 day extension on a petition under the current city code.
The petition for a Special Assessment District failed for Webber Subdivision with only 42% of property values in support of the road improvement.
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