Cascade Charter Township, MI
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Cascade as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 400.
018a Ex 1 DDA District Map 018b Ex 2 Street Addresses
[Adopted 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 10-1993 (Part 125 of the 1991 Compilation of Ordinances)]
The Township Board hereby finds that the maintenance and enhancement of the Township business district is important to existing and future residents of the Township. The Township Board further finds that it is in the best interest of the Township and its residents to halt property value deterioration, if any, and promote economic growth in the Township business district. Without a thriving business district the Township will lack an identity to promote future economic growth.
The purpose of this article is to establish an authority pursuant to the Act,[1] that will correct and prevent the deterioration of property in the business district, increase property tax valuation, create and implement development plans and promote economic growth.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 125.1651 et seq.
The Township Board hereby creates pursuant to the Act a downtown development authority to be known as the "Cascade Charter Township Downtown Development Authority" (the "Authority"). The Authority shall be a public body corporate which may sue and be sued in any court of the State of Michigan and shall possess all the powers necessary to carry out the purposes of its incorporation. The enumeration of a power in this article or in the Act shall not be construed as a limitation upon the general powers of the Authority.
The downtown district in which the Authority shall exercise its powers as provided by the Act shall consist of property located in the Township and shall have the boundaries identified in Exhibit 1 following this chapter. The street addresses and permanent parcel numbers of those properties located in the downtown district are identified in Exhibit 2 following this chapter.
The Authority shall be under the supervision and control of a Board (the "Board") consisting of the Township Supervisor, the chief executive officer of the Township and eight additional members. All Board members shall be appointed by the Township Supervisor, subject to the approval of the Township Board. The terms of office of the Board members shall be as provided in the Act. Each Board member shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses and shall hold office until a successor is appointed.
The Downtown Development Authority shall, pursuant to the provisions of the Act:
A. 
Adopt rules governing its procedure and the holding of meetings, subject to the approval of the Township Board;
B. 
Select a Director, subject to the approval of the Township Board;
C. 
Elect a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer; and
D. 
Retain legal counsel.
[Adopted 4-13-1994 by Ord. No. 11-1994 (Part 126 of the 1991 Compilation of Ordinances); amended in its entirety 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 12-2011]
The 2011 Amended Plans as presented to the Township Board constitute a public purpose and the Township Board specifically finds that:
A. 
The 2011 Amended Plans meet the requirements of Act 197 including specifically Section 17(2) of Act 197;
B. 
The proposed method of financing the Improvements identified in the 2011 Amended Plans is feasible and the DDA has the ability to arrange the financing of the improvements as described in the 2011 Amended Plans;
C. 
The improvements are reasonable and necessary to carry out the purposes of Act 197;
D. 
The 2011 Amended Plans are in reasonable accord with the Township's Master Plan;
E. 
Public services, including fire and police protection and utilities, will continue to be adequate to serve the DDA District;
F. 
No changes in zoning are required to undertake and implement the improvements; and
G. 
Changes in streets and utilities required to undertake and implement the improvements are identified in the 2011 Amended Plans and are reasonably necessary to implement the 2011 Amended Plans and for the Township.
The 2011 Amended Plans in the form presented are hereby approved replacing in their entirety the Plans and Amended Plans.