§ 10.5-9. Notice by mail.  

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  • In addition to the published notice required by section 10.5-8, the city manager shall provide notice, or direct the provision of notice, of the proposed fire protection assessment by first class mail to the owner of each parcel of property (except government property) subject to the fire protection assessment. Such notice shall include:

    (1) The purpose of the fire protection assessment;

    (2) The rate of assessment to be levied against each parcel of property, including a maximum assessment rate in the event one was adopted;

    (3) The unit of measurement applied to determine the fire protection assessment;

    (4) The number of such units contained in each parcel of property;

    (5) The total revenue to be collected by the city from the fire protection assessment;

    (6) A statement that failure to pay the fire protection assessment will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property or foreclosure proceedings to be instituted, either of which may result in a loss of title to the property;

    (7) A statement that all affected owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the city commission within twenty (20) days of the notice; and

    (8) The date, time, and place of the hearing.

    The mailed notice shall conform to the requirements set forth in the Uniform Assessment Collection Act. Notice shall be mailed at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the hearing to each owner at such address as is shown on the tax roll. Notice shall be deemed mailed upon delivery thereof to the possession of the United States Postal Service. the city manager may provide proof of such notice by affidavit. Failure of the owner to receive such notice due to mistake or inadvertence shall not affect the validity of the assessment roll nor release or discharge any obligation for payment of a fire protection assessment imposed by the city commission pursuant to this chapter.

(Ord. No. 2008-26, § 1, 8-4-08)