Public Notices

 

The City of Ithaca is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 


 

City of Ithaca Property Owners and Taxpayers

 

Notice is hereby given, as required by Chapter VII Section E of the City Charter, that a public hearing on the proposed City Budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00pm or as soon thereafter as the agenda allows during the regular meeting of the Ithaca City Council.  The meeting location is at the City Municipal Building located at 129 W. Emerson St, Ithaca, MI.

 

The proposed property tax millage rates to be levied and the water and sewer rates to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. 

 

A copy of the proposed budget is on file at the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office for public inspection prior to the public hearing. If unable to attend, written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk-Treasurer by 12:00 noon, May 20, 2019 at the above address or by email to clerk@ithacami.com.

 

 

Barbara Fandell

City Clerk-Treasurer

 

 

City Council - Boards - Commission Openings

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF ITHACA

 

If you would like to give a few hours of your time and expertise, we would like to hear from you!  The people of Ithaca are what make this a great community and help it to run efficiently.  The City is currently accepting applications for appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:
 

Planning Commission

2 Positions

3 Year Term

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Board of Review

1 Position

3 Year Term

Meets in March, July and December

Downtown Development Authority

2 Positions

3 Year Term

Meets in April, June, September, and December

Thompson Home Public Library Board

1 Position

5 Year Term

Meets Every Other Month

Zoning Board of Appeals

1 Position

3 Year Term

Meets 4th Thursday of the Month (as needed)


Eligible applicants must be an elector of the City of Ithaca and shall have been a resident of the City for period of not less than one year* and must not be in default to the City.  Applications will be accepted through May 24, 2019.  Terms run from July 1st through June 30th of each year.  *Not a requirement for DDA

 

Applications are available at City Hall,  on the City website: www.ithacami.com or access by clicking Here   Please drop off or mail to City Hall, 129 W. Emerson St, Ithaca, MI 48847 or fax to 989-875-4064 or email the City Clerk by clicking HERE.                       Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Barbara Fandell

Clerk-Treasurer

 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission (PC) shall be composed of the Mayor and six electors of the City.  The six electors shall each be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.  The terms of members who are electors, shall be for three years.  As provided by law, members of the PC shall serve without compensation for such service.  The duties of the PC are to annually review the Countywide Master Plan,  city's Capital Improvement Plan and other plans for the City.  It also reviews all Commercial and Residential Site Plans as submitted.

 

Board of Review

The Board of Review (BOR) shall be composed of three electors of the city.  The three electors shall each be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.  The terms of members who are electors shall be for three years.   Members of the BOR will be compensated for their service.

 

The duties of the BOR are revising and correcting assessments.  The BOR meets in March for three days to hear the complaints of all persons considering themselves aggrieved by assessments.  It determines if the property has been wrongfully assessed or omitted from the roll, and makes any correction to the assessment roll provided by the City Assessor. The BOR will also meet in July and December for any clerical corrections to the assessment roll.

 

Downtown Development Authority

The DDA shall be composed of the Mayor and eight members appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council.  Not less than a majority of the board members shall be persons having an interest in property located in the downtown district or officers, members, trustees, principals, or employees of a legal entity having an interest in property located in the downtown district.  Terms of office for members shall be four years. 

 

The duties of the DDA is to plan, develop and promote an economic expansion system within the development district, to correct and prevent deterioration in the downtown district; to encourage historical preservation; to create and implement development plans; to promote the economic growth of the downtown; and to encourage the expansion of commercial enterprises.

 

Thompson Home Public Library Board

The Library Board shall be composed of five members, four of which must be electors of the city and the fifth may be a member of the district.  The five electors shall each be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.  The terms of members who are electors shall be for five years. As provided by law, members of the Library Board shall serve without compensation for such service.

The duties of the Library Board are to oversee administration and ensure the proper operation of the library.

 
Zoning Board of Appeals

The ZBA shall be composed of three members; a Council Representative, a Planning Commission member and an elector of the Public At-Large.  In addition, there are two alternate positions.  All members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.  The terms of members who are electors shall be for three years.  As provided by law, members of the ZBA shall serve without compensation for such service.

The duties of the ZBA are to review submitted applications from residents who are requesting a variance to the City Zoning Code with regards to a proposed construction project on their property which exceeds certain limits within said code.
 
 

 

CITY COUNCIL – ELECTION YEAR 2019

 

Elected City Council positions: 

Each odd year, the electors of the City vote for their elected officials for the City Council.  All positions are non-partisan and elected from the city at-large.  The City Council shall exercise all of the legislative and policymaking powers of the city and shall provide for the performance of all duties and obligation imposed upon the city by law.  Compensation shall be set by the City Council on a per meeting, actual attended basis.  The regular meetings of the City Council are the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and others as needed.

 

The Elected Offices are:

Mayor (2-year term)

City Councilperson (3 positions:  4-year terms) 

 

 To be eligible for these positions, you must be:

1.      An elector of the City;

2.      Shall have been a resident of the City for a period of not less than one year preceding the date of the election.

3.      Must have such qualifications at the time of his/her appointment.

4.      May not be in default to the City when taking office.

To run for City Council….

Ř  Candidates are nominated by petitions, complying with the requirements of Michigan Election law.

Ř  Petitions are obtained from the City Clerk.

Ř  Petitioner must obtain not less than 2% (estimated 40) and not more than 4% (estimated 80) signatures of the registered electors in the City.

Ř  Petitions must be filed with the City Clerk by 4:00pm on April 23, 2019!

Ř  Election Dates:  Primary: August 6, 2019     General:  November 5, 2019.
 

 

NOTICE OF NOXIOUS WEED AND TALL GRASS CONTROL

 

City of Ithaca

129 W. Emerson Street, Ithaca, Michigan

Public Notice of Noxious Weed and Tall Grass Control

 

Take notice that the City of Ithaca City Charter (Chapter II, Section A.., 2.a.) and the International Property Maintenance Code (Section 302.4) provide that all noxious weeds and grasses be controlled to not exceed eight (8) inches of height on any property in the City of Ithaca.  The codes require all property owners to keep their grasses and noxious weeds to be trimmed to be in compliance with these codes.  Any grasses or weeds that are found to be in violation of the code(s) may be trimmed by the City if the owner has not cut the weeds and grasses after proper notification to the owner.

 

The City of Ithaca hereby notifies all property owners, tenants and the public that noxious weeds and grasses shall be eradicated by cutting them and keeping them to a height of less than eight (8) inches.  Weeds and grasses not cut by May 1, 2019 will be cut by the City as many times as shall be necessary, and the owner of the property upon which such noxious weeds and grasses are found shall be charged with the cost thereof and the City shall have a lien against the land for the amount thereof.  Refusal to destroy noxious weeds and cut grasses are a municipal infraction punishable by a civil fine pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-7 of the City of Ithaca Code of Ordinances.

 

Barbara Fandell

Clerk-Treasurer

 


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