City of Grand Ledge, MI
Eaton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Funds — See Ch. 23.
[Adopted 6-22-1992 by Ord. No. 403; readopted 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 403/431.93-1]

§ 13-1 Title.

This article shall be known as the "Downtown Development Authority Ordinance."

§ 13-2 Readoption, reaffirmation and restatement.

The City of Grand Ledge readopts, reaffirms and restates as set forth in this article City of Grand Ledge Ordinance No. 403, adopted January 28, 1991, as previously amended by City of Grand Ledge Ordinance No. 431, adopted June 22, 1992.

§ 13-3 Definitions.

The terms used in this article shall have the same meanings as given to them in Act 197, as amended, or as hereinafter in this section provided, unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary. As used in this article:
ACT 197
Act No. 197 of the Public Acts of 1975, as amended (MCLA § 125.1651 et seq.).
AUTHORITY
The Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority created by City of Grand Ledge Ordinance No. 403.
BOARD or BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the Authority, the governing body of the Authority.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Mayor of the City.
CITY
The City of Grand Ledge, Michigan.
COUNCIL or CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City.
DOWNTOWN DISTRICT
The downtown district designated by this article as now existing or as hereafter amended.

§ 13-4 Determination of necessity.

The Grand Ledge City Council hereby finds and reaffirms that it is necessary for the best interests of the public to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in its business district, to eliminate the causes of that deterioration, and to promote economic growth by creating and providing for a Downtown Development Authority pursuant to Act 197.

§ 13-5 Creation and continuation of Authority.

The Downtown Development Authority, as created by City of Grand Ledge Ordinance No. 403, is hereby reaffirmed, readopted and restated as set forth herein. The Authority shall be a public body corporate and shall be known and exercise its powers under the title of "Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority." The Authority may adopt a seal, may sue and be sued in any court of this State and shall possess all of the powers necessary to carry out the purpose of its incorporation as provided by this article and Act 197. The enumeration of a power in this article or in Act 197 shall not be construed as a limitation on the general powers of the Authority.

§ 13-6 Description of Downtown Development District.

The Downtown Development District in which the Authority shall exercise its powers as provided by Act 197 shall consist of the following described territory in the City of Grand Ledge Michigan, subject to such changes as may hereinafter be made pursuant to this article and Act 197:
That part of the City of Grand Ledge com. at the S 1/4 Post Sec 12 T4N R4W Th E 240 Ft, N 660 Ft, W. P. with E-WSee Ln 2655 Ft, N P with NS Sec. Ln 1134 Ft to the S Ln of Lot 11 Evergreen Gardens Add. Th E 62 Ft, N 187 Ft, W 40 Ft, Th N P with the N-S Sec Ln 630 Ft M or L to the N ROW Ln of Willow Hwy Th NW'ly along said ROW 120 Ft to the Int. of the E-W 1/4 Ln Th. N 25 Deg 15' E 110 Ft, N 70 Deg E 90 Ft, N 46 Deg E 150 Ft M or L to the S Ln of the Grand River Th NW'ly along said river line to the NW Cor Lot 7 Blk 53 Orig Plat Th. N 48' Deg E 1420 Ft M or L to the Int. of the W Ln of N Clinton St. Th N 120 Ft to a Pt. 66 Ft W of the S Ln of Halbert St. Th E along said line 1089 Ft to the W Ln of Morley St Th N 792 Ft to the N Ln of Union St. Th W along said Ln 100 Ft Th N 100 Ft M or L to the S RR Row. Th NE'ly along said ROW to N-S1/4 Ln of Sec I T4N R4W Th N 365 Ft M or L to the E-W 1/4 Ln Th W26-40 Ft to the W 1/4 Post Th S 520 Ft, E 1320 Ft to the N-S 1/8 Ln, S on the 1/8 Ln 280 Ft M or L to the N RR ROW Th SW'ly along said ROW to the S Line of Grand Manor Supers Plat No. 5 Th S 220 Ft to the N Ln of Lot 356, Th W 264 Ft along said Lot Ln, S 191 Ft to the E-W 1/8 Ln Sec 2 T4N R4W Th W 500 Ft M or L to the Int. of Washington St and the S RR ROW Th SE'ly along said ROW 400 Ft M or L to the Int. of the S-E Ln of Mineral St Th S 48 Deg W 120 Ft to the SW Ln of Lot 6, SE'ly at Rt Ang 165 Ft, NE'ly at Rt Ang 132 Ft, SE'ly at Rt Ang 231 Ft to the S'ly ln of Madison St. Th S 49 Deg W 1680 Ft M or L to the S Ln of the Grand River Th N 70 Deg W 300 Ft along said river Ln to the W Ln of Lot 3 Blk 55 Orig Plat Tn SW'ly along an extension of said Ln to a point of Int with the SE'ly Ln of Harrison St. Th SW'ly 231 Ft, NW'ly at Rt Ang 181.5 Ft or L,SW'Iy at Rt Ang 143.5 Ft, NW'ly at Rt Aug 16.5 Ft, SW'ly Rt Ang 5 Ft, SE'ly at Rt Ang 66 Ft, NW'ly at Rt Aug 82.5 Ft, SE'ly at Rt Ang 132 Ft to SE'ly Ln at Harrison St, Th SW'ly 660 Ft along Harrison St. to the N'ly Ln at Lincoln Ave, Th SE'ly 535 Ft to the E'ly Ln of Lot 7 Blk 38 Orig Plat, Th NE'ly at Rt Ang 165 Ft SE'ly at Rt Ang 264 Ft to the E'ly Ln of Taylor St, Th NE'ly at Rt Ang 247 Ft to the N'ly La of Scott St, SE'ly at Rt Ang along said Ln 132 Ft, NE'ly at Rt Ang 165 Ft, SE'ly at Rt Aug 66 Ft, Th NE'ly along the extended E'ly Ln of Lot 9 Blk 34 Orig Plat 247 Ft to the N'ly Ln of E Jefferson St., Th SE'ly along said Ln 232 Ft, NE'ly at Rt Ang 165 Ft, NW'ly Rt Ang 228 Ft, to the NW'ly Ln of Russell St Th NE'ly along Russel St. 231 Ft to the S'ly in at E River St. Th SE'ly along River St 1620 Ft to the N-SSec Ln. Th S 500 Ft M or L to a Pt 33 Ft E of the NE Cor. Lot 119 Supers Plat No. 2 Th W 33 Ft, N 50 Deg 45'W 265 Ft, S 49 Deg W 100 Ft, E 30 Ft M or L to the W'ly Ln of said Lot 119, Th S 22 Deg W 214 Ft, E 30 Ft M or L, S 116 Ft, E 340 Ft M L to the W ROW of S. Clinton, Th S 714 Ft to the S Ln Lot 140 Supers Plat No. 2, Th W 165 Ft, S 329 Ft, W 115 Ft, S 990 Ft. Th W 378 Ft, N 67 Ft, W 264 Ft to the E Ln Weinert St. Th S 20 Ft, W 179 Ft, S 97 Ft along the W Ln Lot 9 Weinert's Sub. Th W 343 Ft, S 66 Ft, W 132 Ft to the E Ln Lot 12 Blk 2 Owens Sub. Th S 132 Ft to the N ROW M-43, Th E along the N ROW of M-43, 28 Ft, M or L to a Pt 420 Ft N of the NW Cor Castle Ledges Est. Th S 420 Ft, E 592 Ft, S 960 Ft, E 992 Ft M or L to the E Ln Sec 14 T4N, R4W, Th N 660 Ft, E 2460 Ft M or L, to the N-S 1/4 Ln Sec 13. T4N R4W, Th N 660 Ft 10 POB

§ 13-7 Board of Directors; appointment; terms of office.

The Authority shall be under the supervision and control of a Board of Directors consisting of the Chief Executive Officer of the City and not fewer than eight and not more than 12 members, as determined from time to time by the City Council, as provided in Act 197. The members shall be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer, subject to approval by the City Council, and shall hold office for the terms provided in Act 197. All members shall hold office until the member's successor is appointed.

§ 13-8 Powers of Authority.

Except as specifically otherwise provided in this article, the Authority shall have all powers provided by law, subject to the limitations imposed by law and by this article.

§ 13-9 Fiscal year; adoption of budget.

A. 
The fiscal year of the Authority shall begin on July 1st of each year and end on June 30th of the following year, or such other fiscal year as may hereafter be adopted by the City of Grand Ledge.
B. 
The Board shall annually prepare a budget and shall submit it to the City Council on the same date as the proposed budget for the City is required by the City Charter to be submitted to the City Council. The Board shall not finally adopt a budget for any fiscal year until the budget has been approved by the City Council. The Board may, however, temporarily adopt a budget in connection with the operation of any improvements which may have been financed by revenue bonds where required to do so by the ordinance authorizing the revenue bonds.
C. 
The Authority shall submit financial reports to the City Council at the same time and on the same basis as departments of the City are required to submit financial reports. The Authority shall be audited annually by the same independent auditors auditing the City and copies of the audit report shall be filed with the City Council.

§ 13-10 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the City of Grand Ledge shall cause this article to be published once in full in the Grand Ledge Independent, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Grand Ledge. The Clerk of the City of Grand Ledge shall cause this article to be promptly filed with the Office of the Great Seal of the Michigan Secretary of State.
[Adopted 11-13-2007 by Ord. No. 517[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. II, Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan, adopted 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 403/431.93-2, as amended.

§ 13-11 Title.

This article shall be known and shall be cited as the "First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan Ordinance."

§ 13-12 Findings.

The City Council finds that the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan adopted by this article constitutes a public purpose and determines it is in the best interests of the public to proceed with the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan, based upon:
A. 
The findings and recommendations of the Development Area Citizens Council.
B. 
The First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan meets the requirements set forth in §§ 17(2) and 14 of Act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1975, as amended [MCLA 125.1667(2) and 125.1664, respectively].
C. 
The proposed method of financing the development is feasible and the City and the Downtown Development Authority have the ability to arrange the financing.
D. 
The development is reasonable and necessary to carry out the purposes of Act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1975, as amended.
E. 
The land included within the development area is reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan and Act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1975, as amended, in an efficient and economically satisfactory manner.
F. 
The First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan is in reasonable accord with the City of Grand Ledge Master Plan.
G. 
Public services, including fire and police protection and utilities, are adequate to service the development area.
H. 
Changes in zoning, streets, street levels, intersections and utilities, to the extent required by the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan (if at all), are reasonably necessary for the purposes of the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan and for the City.

§ 13-13 Adoption of Plan.

The First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan is approved and adopted. A copy of the First Amended Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan and any subsequent amendments shall be maintained on file in the City Clerk's office.