Under the Drain Code of 1956, the Water Resources Commissioner shall make a special assessment roll for the drain for each county, township, city, and/or village affected. These assessments cover many of the expenses of locating, establishing and constructing the drain, including maintenance of the drain.
Requesting Drain Payoff
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Under Michigan's Public Act 185 of 1957, the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works (BPW), a division of the Water Resources Commissioner's Office, may create special assessment districts for projects such as lake improvements and operating expenses for Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority. Currently, no BPW special assessments can be paid off.
Board of Public Works special assessment districts include:
- Chain of Lakes Improvement (2017 to 2021)
- North Lake Improvement(2017 to 2021)
- Pleasant Lake Improvement (2014 to 2018)
- Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA)
- District Number 1 (City of Chelsea)
- District Number 2 (Townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Manchester-excluding the incorporated limits of the Cities of Chelsea and Dexter, and the Village of Manchester)
- District Number 3 (Township of Bridgewater)
- Whitmore Lake Improvement (2017 to 2021)