PETITION TO FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP

SUBJECT: SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT TO FUND NUISANCE AQUATIC WEED CONTROL IN FIFE LAKE


Fife Lake needs long term aquatic weed control in order to protect the lake from overpopulating weed growth.

This request is for a special weed controls and eradication assessment. If approved it will allow a more detailed cleanup of problem areas while maintaining within the guidelines set forth by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the DNR.

The Estimate cost for residents in this district is $75,000 per year. This assessment will be an annual assessment for a five year period of time. Nuisance aquatic weed control is a continuing improvement subject to annual periodic cost revision and assessment which can be affected by circumstances such as grant funds and successful prior year treatments. It will be charged on the tax rolls to each of the tax identified properties and deeded access lots fronting on Fife Lake. The township shall be required to keep these funds in a separate interest bearing account and be used for no other purpose than nuisance weed control in Fife Lake. All tax identification numbered lake front properties will be assessed equally. Deeded access lots and sites which have been granted access across M-DOT Property will split the cost per the number of owners using the access contiguous to Fife Lake. We estimate the cost to be $500.00 annually per lakefront property, deeded access lot or M-DOT granted access site.

The weed control program is a private endeavor that must have 51% approval by assessed owners in this pre-established assessment district of Fife Lake. No one person or multiple persons will be solely responsible for the weed control endeavor. All Fife Lake assessed lakefront owners, deeded access lot owners and granted access sites across M-DOT property are equal participants in the nuisance aquatic weed control including those in both Fife Lake Township and Springfield Township. Springfield Township has a separate Special Assessment District which includes all lakefront owners, and deeded access lot owners in that township. Fife Lake Township due to its size will function as the primary for the purposes of collecting and paying professional contractor fees. Fife Lake Lakefront Property Association (FLLPOA) will function as the management board to relieve the local township boards of the responsibility of dealing directly with the lake treatment professional.

WE THE UNDERSIGNED LAKEFRONT PROPERTY, DEEDED LAKE ACCESS LOT OWNERS AND M-DOT GRANTED ACCESS SITES IN FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP CONTIGUOUS TO FIFE LAKE AS DESCRIBED BY THE FOLLOWING PARCEL NUMBERS:

2804-013-004-00, 2804-040-001-00, 2804-040-002-00, 2804-040-004-00 THRU
2804-040-007-00, 2804-040-010-00, 2408-040-013-00 THRU 2804-040-024-00, 2804-040-027-00 THRU 2804-040-039-00, 2804-060-001-10, 2804-060-001-20, 2804-060-004-01, 2804-060-011-00 THRU
2804-060-020-00, 2804-060-022-00, 2804-060-044-20, 2804-060-046-00, 2804-060-047-00,
2804-040-030-00, 2804-060-050-00, 2804-060-052-00 THRU 2804-060-056-00, 2804-060-066-00,
2804-060-123-00 THRU 2804-060-134-00, 2804-060-136-00, 2802-070-002-00, 2804-070-009-00,
2804-070-015-00, 2804-070-016-00, 2804-070-019-00 THRU 2804-070-023-00, 2841-040-087-00,
2841-050-022-00 THRU 2841-050-026-00, 2841-050-027-01, 2841-050-027-02, 2841-050-028-00,
2841-050-029-00, 2841-050-032-00, 2841-050-032-20, 2841-050-032-30

WE THE UNDERSIGNED LAKEFRONT PROPERTY, DEEDED LAKE ACCESS LOT OWNERS AND M-DOT GRANTED ACCESS SITES CONTIGUOUS TO FIFE LAKE, BORDERED BY E.STATE ST. TO THE NORTH, COSTER RD. TO THE NORTHEAST, EVERGREEN TO THE EAST, SOUTH LAKESHORE DRIVE TO THE SOUTH, WEST DR. TO THE SOUTH WEST, PIERCE ST. /HOWARD ALLEY TO THE WEST AND MORGAN ST. TO THE NORTHWEST FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP, GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN, DO HEREBY PETITION THE FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD TO CREATE A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT SUBJECT TO AND PURSUANT TO PUBLIC ACT 188 OF 1954, TO CREATE FUNDING THAT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PAY FOR THE CHEMICAL TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF AQUATIC NUISANCE WEEDS BY A LICENSED APPLICATOR IN FIFE LAKE. ANY COSTS INCURRED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS SHALL BE CHARGED TO FLLPOA.
 


PETITION TO SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

SUBJECT: SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT TO FUND NUISANCE AQUATIC WEED CONTROL IN FIFE LAKE


Fife Lake needs long term aquatic weed control in order to protect the lake from overpopulating weed growth.

This request is for a special weed controls and eradication assessment. If approved it will allow a more detailed cleanup of problem areas while maintaining within the guidelines set forth by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the DNR.

The Estimate cost for residents in this district is $25,000 per year. This assessment will be an annual assessment for a five year period of time. Nuisance aquatic weed control is a continuing improvement subject to annual periodic cost revision and assessment which can be affected by circumstances such as grant funds and successful prior year treatments. It will be charged on the tax rolls to each of the tax identified properties and deeded access lots fronting on Fife Lake. The township shall be required to keep these funds in a separate interest bearing account and be used for no other purpose than nuisance weed control in Fife Lake. All tax identification numbered lake front properties will be assessed equally. Deeded access lots will split the cost per the number of owners using the access contiguous to Fife Lake. We estimate the cost to be $500.00 annually per property.

The weed control program is a private endeavor that must have 51% approval by assessed owners in this pre-established assessment district of Fife Lake. No one person or multiple persons will be solely responsible for the weed control endeavor. All Fife Lake assessed lakefront owners and deeded access lot owners are equal participants in the nuisance aquatic weed control including those in both Fife Lake Township and Springfield Township. Fife Lake Township has a separate Special Assessment District which includes all lakefront owners, and deeded access lot owners in that township and will function as the primary for the purposes of collecting and paying professional contractor fees. Fife Lake Lakefront Property Association (FLLPOA) will function as the management board to relieve the local township boards of the responsibility of dealing directly with the lake treatment professional.

WE THE UNDERSIGNED LAKEFRONT PROPERTY AND DEEDED LAKE ACCESS LOT OWNERS IN SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP CONTIGUOUS TO FIFE LAKE AS DESCRIBED BY THE FOLLOWING PARCEL NUMBERS:

012-018-013-70, 012-018-013-00, 012-018-013-31, 012-018-013-50, 012-200-007-00,
012-200-008-00, 012-200-008-10, 012-200-010-00 THRU 012-200-013-00, 012-200-016-00,
012-200-020-00, 012-200-025-00, 012-200-026-00 THRU 012-200-030-00, 012-200-032-00, O12-200-033-00 THRU 012-200-036-00, 012-200-040-00, THRU 012-200-043-00,
012-200-045-00 THRU 012-200-051-00

WE THE UNDERSIGNED LAKEFRONT PROPERTY AND DEEDED LAKE ACCESS LOT OWNERS CONTIGUOUS TO FIFE LAKE, BORDERED BY COSTER RD. AND DIAMOND ST. TO THE NORTH AND GRAND-KAL RD. TO THE EAST AND SOUTH IN SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, KALKASKA COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN, DO HEREBY PETITION THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD TO CREATE A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT SUBJECT TO AND PURSUANT TO PUBLIC ACT 188 OF 1954, TO CREATE FUNDING THAT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PAY FOR THE CHEMICAL TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF AQUATIC NUISANCE WEEDS BY A LICENSED APPLICATOR IN FIFE LAKE. ANY COSTS INCURRED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS SHALL BE CHARGED TO FLLPOA.