Agenda Item 5
June 21, 2011
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 22-11, Special Taxing District
Bill 22-11, Special Taxing District Clarksburg Area, sponsored by Councilmembers
Floreen and Rice, is scheduled to be introduced on June 21,2011. A public hearing is tentatively
scheduled for July 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 22-11 would create a Clarksburg Area Special Taxing District, consisting of the
Clarksburg Village and Arora Hills subdivisions. Precise boundaries will be inserted in the Bill
before it is acted on, but were not available when this draft went to print. This special taxing
district was recommended by the Clarksburg Infrastructure Working Group as an alternative to
the private infrastructure charge which was attached to the deeds of properties in these
subdivisions. For a fuller discussion, see the Working Group report excerpt on ©12.
The Bill would authorize the levy of an ad valorem property tax to fund transportation
infrastructure improvements that are specified in an implementing resolution, to be introduced
later, and authorize the issuance of a certain type of bond to finance certain transportation
infrastructure improvements. This Bill is based on Bill 50-10, enacted on November 30, 2010,
which created a similar special taxing district in White Flint.
Council staff inserted more general language in the Bill's long title (purpose clause) to
give the Council added leeway to restructure the financing mechanism or otherwise amend the
Bill as necessary.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Clarksburg Infrastructure Working Group report (excerpt)
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