City of New Carrollton, MD
Prince George's County
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[Adopted 12-20-2006 by Ord. No. 07-06; amended in its entirety 5-21-2014 by Ord. No. 14-08[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the retrospectively adding of the addresses of the properties within the Special Public Safety Taxing District is made retroactively effective to December 20, 2006, for the commercial and/or industrial properties, and is made retroactively effective to September 5, 2012, for the multifamily rental properties.
A. 
A special public safety taxing district is an area within the corporate limits of the City of New Carrollton, Maryland for which a district is created by City ordinance, pursuant to the authority contained in Md. Code Ann., Art. 23A, § 2 and § 44 or Md. Code Ann., Local Gov., § 21-401 et seq. for the purpose of financing the capital and operating costs to enhance police, fire protection, and rescue services, through an ad valorem tax levied on real and/or personal property located within the special district. Ad valorem taxes imposed under this Article shall be at a rate sufficient to provide annual revenues to pay the costs of operating and maintaining the activities funded thereby and shall be imposed in the same manner, on the same assessments, for the same period, and as of the same date of finality as required for municipal property tax purposes in the special taxing district.
B. 
Special public safety taxing districts created. The following are the special public safety taxing districts within the City of New Carrollton:
[Amended 5-20-2020 by Ord. No. 20-11]
(1) 
Commercial and/or industrial properties special public safety taxing district. By way of Ordinance No. 07-06 enacted December 20, 2006, the City created a special public safety taxing district for all properties used for commercial and/or industrial purposes, with the exception of home occupations, professional, and child-care enterprises, located within the corporate limits of the City of New Carrollton pursuant to Maryland Code Annotated, Article 23A, § 2 and § 44. The properties that comprise the commercial and/or industrial properties special public safety taxing district at the time of its inception and which continue to comprise the district are known as: those commercial properties located on Annapolis Road, 85th Avenue and Riverdale Road in the City of New Carrollton that are depicted on the map attached to Ordinance No. 14-08, which map has been maintained by the City since the inception of the district and shall continue to be kept on file with the City Administrative Officer and shall be available for public inspection during City business hours.
(2) 
Multifamily special public safety taxing district. By way of Ordinance No. 12-05, adopted September 5, 2012, the City established a special public safety taxing district to include all multifamily complexes located within the corporate limits of the City of New Carrollton pursuant to Maryland Code Annotated, Article 23A, § 2 and § 44. The properties that comprised the multifamily special public safety taxing district at the time of its inception and which continue to comprise the district are commonly known as: Heritage Square Apartments, Hilltop Apartments, Fountain Club, Frenchman's Creek Condominiums, Carrollan Gardens Condominiums and that portion of Carrollon Manor Apartments that is located in the City of New Carrollton and are depicted on the map attached to Ordinance No. 20-11, which map is been maintained by the City and kept on file with the City Administrative Officer and shall be available for public inspection during City business hours.
C. 
Budget and appropriation. The Council shall adopt annual budgets for the special public safety taxing districts which shall include the costs of financing the capital and operating costs to enhance police services that the City Council deems appropriate for any given fiscal year; and shall include paying the principal and interest on obligations incurred for the district(s) as they become due, the costs of operating and maintaining district facilities, the cost of administrative, professional or support services provided by the City, and any other item of cost which may reasonably be attributed to the district. Funds for the districts shall be budgeted and appropriated in the same manner as for the City generally and may be done concurrently or as part of with the City's budget and appropriation process. As provided in the ordinance establishing the district's annual budget, an ad valorem tax shall be levied annually on all the real and/or personal property in the district at a rate sufficient to provide adequate revenues to pay for the budgeted costs of the district. If the City Council deems that a special taxing district assessment is not required for a special taxing district in any given fiscal year, the City Council shall so state, shall establish a tax rate of $0 for the special taxing district(s) for that fiscal year and shall not be required to adopt a budget therefor. Any tax levied hereunder shall be levied in the same manner, upon the same assessments, and for the same periods, and shall be collected and enforced as other City taxes. The budget for the districts shall establish the annual tax rate, except as hereinabove provided.
[Amended 5-20-2020 by Ord. No. 20-11]