Informal Hearing - Bond Series 834
- An informal hearing will be conducted virtually via TEAMS on Monday, March 18, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. for proposed special assessments projects in the upcoming 834 Bond Sale.
You can join the meeting on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You do not need to have the TEAMS application on your device to join the meeting.
The link to join the virtual meeting is Click here to join the meeting
or you can join by telephone by dialing +1 316-462-9137,,23794784# Phone Conference ID: 237 947 84#
If you cannot attend the meeting (attendance not required) but have questions, please contact Debt Management staff at 316-268-4526.
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- What are Special Assessments and where do they come from?
A developer of a new subdivision or the property owners in an established neighborhood may request a project by petitioning the City for new improvements, such as water lines, sewer lines, or paved streets. The owners of the property within a set improvement district pay for that project. The cost of the project is taxed to the property as a special assessment. Other improvements that may be assessed include sidewalks and weed mowing.
- What is an improvement district?
An improvement district is a group of lots designated to share the cost of the project. The improvement district is determined when the petition is prepared either by the developer's engineer, or by the City Engineer's Office, following the guidelines set by state law.
- Why doesn't the City just build it?
Kansas law requires a petition to be circulated on most public improvement projects. A petition gives the City Council an indication of support for the project as well as the legal basis to approve it. A valid petition has signatures of over 50% of the number of owners in the improvement district, or signatures representing over 50% of the square footage in the improvement district.