Ypsi City Council Approves Street Light Special Assessment District Roll

Aug 21, 2013

Ypsilanti City Council has voted unanimously to have the city Assessor create a tax roll for the city-wide Streetlight Special Assessment District, and to file the roll for public examination. 

The cost of replacing streetlights with more efficient LEDs will be covered by the $58 every parcel of city land would pay each year for two years.  That's a big change from the original proposal, which had residents paying for the replacement and operation of the lights for the next 18-years. 

City Manager Ralph Lange says the original proposal would have saved Ypsilanti $400-thousand a year.  Now the savings will be about $100,000 a year.

A public hearing is scheduled for September 3rd to hear objections to the tax district.