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The following is Legal Notice for the 2014 March Board of Review:
City of Royal Oak March Board of Review will meet at 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, Room 106 to review 2014 assessments.
An Organizational Meeting will be convened on March 4, 2014 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am.
Appeal Sessions will follow on:
- March 4, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
- March 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
- March 11, 2014 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
AND WHATEVER DAYS NECESSARY.
BOARD OF REVIEW IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Any person wishing to appear before the Board of Review must make an appointment before 4:30 pm on March 10, 2014 by contacting the Assessor’s Office at (248) 246-3110. Non-resident property owners may appeal by mail received no later than March 10, 2014.
An agent representing a taxpayer shall present written authorization to the Board of Review at the time of his/her appointment.
The tentative 2014 equalization factors for each class of property are as follows:
James M. Geiermann
It is the purpose of the public hearing to discuss the overall necessity of the program, not details of scheduled work. Any property owner that has questions regarding the work scheduled to be performed to sidewalk adjacent to their property should contact the City Engineering Department at 248-246-3260. We’ll schedule an appointment for an inspector to meet with you and review the sidewalk in question. Should you feel the need to further appeal the inspector’s decisions, you may do so in writing. A form has been created for this purpose which you can obtain at the City Engineering Department or online at http://www.romi.gov/sidewalks. Such appeals must be filed by April 15, 2013. The City Engineer will respond to each written appeal in writing with a final determination.
Public Hearing of Assessment is an opportunity for the public to voice arguments both for and against the approval of the Special Assessment Roll as the billing mechanism for the program. This hearing is scheduled for March 18, 2013. The Special Assessment roll lists each property and the estimated cost for the work scheduled at each property.
The Plans and Specifications under which the work is to be done may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067, on or after 1:00p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013. Copies may be obtained at a non-refundable cost of $25.00 at Royal Oak City Hall. Plans cannot be mailed. The City of Royal Oak Engineering Department. counter hours are Monday thru Thursday 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.; and Friday 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Plans and specifications will also be available after February 14, 2013 at the website of the City of Royal Oak (http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/portal/general-information/bids-and-rfps) and the website of the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) at www.govbids.com/scripts/MITN/public/home.asp.
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is seeking comment on the amendment of projects to the FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a list of projects from the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan selected for funding by cities, villages, county road agencies, transit providers, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Examples of projects being added or seeing significant changes to their scope of work include:
The amendment process requires all proposed projects to undergo a series of evaluations including identification of financial resources, an air quality conformity review, an environmental justice analysis, and a public comment process.
Additional details on the TIP are available here or by contacting the SEMCOG Information Center at 313-324-3330.
Please address written comments to the SEMCOG Information Center, 1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1400, Detroit, MI 48226; e-mail InfoCenter@semcog.org, call 313-324-3330; or fax 313-961-4869. Comments can be made in person at the following meetings where the amendments will be considered: