Details about the Operations & Maintenance Assessment
FLTF recently prepared a document that describes in detail the planning and calculations that were used to determine the Operations and Maintenance Assessment amount. This document takes a long-term view of the assessment, beyond the first three years.
While the project costs have been documented and reviewed in public several times, the document references a Planning Cost Estimate that will be reviewed and approved at the Hearing. It also gives a long-term view of the management of the dams post-construction and the need for long-term maintenance and capital improvement plans.
The Four Lakes Task Force Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to review the Operations and Maintenance Assessment roll on June 29, 2022, at Meridian High School Auditorium, 3303 N. Meridian Rd., Sanford. The hearing will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The purpose of the hearing is to:
Review the computation of cost in connection with the 3-year cost and expenses for the administration, operations and maintenance of the lake levels.
Review the 3-year operations and maintenance Special Assessment roll for 2022-2024.
Hear any objections to the computation of cost or the Special Assessment roll.
Review the estimated project costs and estimated computation of cost in connection with 2024-5 capital improvements.
How to object to the assessment:
1. Appear at the hearing during the times listed above and make a public comment OR present a letter with your objection. You will need to include evidence of your assertion.
2. File an objection in writing by the time the public hearing closes. Please send objections to: Four Lakes Task Force, on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District, 233 E. Larkin Street, Midland, Michigan 48640.