Neighborhood Improvement District (NID)
Neighborhood Improvement District
STEPS TO FOLLOW – NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
1. Property Owners Submit A Petition to City Clerk. Adjacent property owners must submit a petition in favor of the project to the Public Works Department (The City Council prefers that at least two-thirds of the adjacent property owners agree to the project. A neighborhood representative helps gather this information. The petition is reviewed by the City Council.
2. First Resolution: the Council passes a resolution establishing the District and commissioning preliminary plans and specifications.
3. Second Resolution: using revised cost estimates, the City Council passes a second resolution preparing an assessment roll for public inspection, along with plans and specifications.
4. Public Notice: The notice should be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City for a public hearing to consider the proposed improvement and assessment.
5. Property Owner Notice: the City Clerk mails the notice to the property owners informing them of the open hearing and the proposed cost to be assessed against their property.
6. First Ordinance: if there are not objections, the improvement is ordered to be made and financing obtained.
Construction: At this point, the project should be advertised for bids, a contractor is selected and the work completed.
7. Second Ordinance: the adjacent property owners are billed for their share of the project costs.
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- If all of the owners do not sign in favor of the petition, the City Council can decide to proceed with the project and require all owners to pay.
- By law the property owners cannot “borrow” more than 25% of the total estimated improvement cost. Otherwise, a new petition should be filled.