State of construction on northern dams
Since Four Lakes Task Force shared its draft assessment rolls in December 2023 for the restoration project costs and 2025-2029 Operations & Maintenance costs, we have made over 1,400 updates to the assessment roll including parcel combinations and splits and benefit factor updates. A summary of the changes will be presented to the Gladwin and Midland county commissioners and can be found here.
Representatives Mike Hoadley and Bill G. Schuette enrolled House Bills 5419 and 5420 to amend Act 225 of 1976 which permits the State of Michigan to cover the cost of special assessments for low-income seniors. This would reinstate a previously expired program to provide important financial relief for seniors paying special assessments - a bill that would apply to the Four Lakes.
Comprehensive WInter weather work plans
Michigan winter weather conditions impaired but did not stop construction activities at the dams. Crews on the sites follow a comprehensive safety plan that ensures work is completed safely and with reasonable productivity during winter weather. February’s progress update is included in this report.
Spicer Group updated the Special Assessment District map and the FLTF-approved Capital and Operations & Maintenance assessment rolls. These changes were made as a result of input received prior to and during the Special Assessment Public Hearing on January 15, 2024. The changes mostly impacted typical front lots and backlots.
On Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, the Gladwin and Midland county boards of commissioners will meet at Dow Diamond for a joint session to review and vote on the computation of costs and special assessment rolls for the FL SAD.
The public is welcome to attend the meeting. Please note that this is a change in venue from what was originally planned. This meeting will take place at 4:00 pm at Dow Diamond in downtown Midland. Doors open at 3:30 pm.
On January 15, 2024, Four Lakes Task Force held a public hearing on the computation of costs and special assessment rolls for the Four Lakes Special Assessment District (FL SAD). Over the entire day, 398 people attended - 137 verbally objected.
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