Michigan Municipal Leauge Review Magazine March/April 2023
33 U nder the state law authorizing townships to provide police and fire protection within their boundaries and defray the cost of same by specially assessing benefited properties, any city with a population over 15,500 is now able to create a special assessment district (SAD) to fund police and fire protection, if the question of raising money by special assessment and the amount of such assessment to be levied is approved by a majority of the electors in the special assessment district. Public Act 228 of 2022 was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on December 13, 2022 and will take effect on March 29, 2023. By Kristin Bricker Kolb NEW TOOL FOR FUNDING POLICE AND FIRE OPERATIONS AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC ACT 33 PROVIDE A
Public Act 228 amends Public Act 33 of 1951, found at MCL 41.801 et seq., known as the Police and Fire Protection Act, and while Act 33 is found under Chapter 41 of the Michigan Compiled Laws which applies generally to townships, Section 10 clarifies that the Act applies to townships, incorporated villages, and “qualified” cities.
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MARCH / APRIL 2023
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