Scenic Drive Special Assessment Area
Scenic Drive Special Assessment Area
What is the Scenic Drive SAA?
The Scenic Drive Special Assessment Area consists of fourteen (14) lots/properties and are located on Scenic Drive and Lupin Court. The property owners are requesting a waterline project that would serve the fourteen lots by submitting a SAA petition in which at least 50% of the property owners within the proposed SAA area to the Town Council on November 9, 2021. The Town Council accepted the petition and schedule a special meeting to consider a Notice of Intent resolution to create the Scenic Court SAA.
Notice of Intent:
As part of the Special Assessment Area requirements, a Notice of Intent was adopted by the Town Council on December 21, 2021 in a Special Council meeting. The Notice of Intent to create the Scenic Drive SAA, officially gives notice to the public and property owners of a public hearing that was scheduled to be held on February 1, 2022 at 11:00 am. It also states that a 60-day protest period will begin that will allow property owners within the Scenic Drive SAA to submit written protests until April 3, 2022.
As of April 3, 2022, no written protests were received for the Scenic Court SAA. According to state law, in order to a SAA to fail, there must be at least 40% of the properties that submit a written protest within the allotted timeframe. The Town Council would then adopt a resolution that would dissolve SAA officially.
Creation of the SAA Resolution:
Since the Town did not receive any written protests, the Council can adopt the Notice of Creation of the Scenic Drive SAA, which authorizes the Town bid the waterline project, award the contract and start the final phases of the project. This step of the process is scheduled for April 5, 2022 at 11:00 am where the Council will consider a resolution to create the Scenic Drive SAA.
Going to Bid / Awarding the Contract for the Waterline project
The Town will go to bid for the waterline project for the Scenic Drive SAA. The Council awarded the contract for the water line project to Perco Rock during the April 12, 2022 Council meeting. The Town is anticipating to have this project along with the Falcon Court and Trail Road SAA water and/or sewer line projects underway during the 2022 summer construction season.
Board of Equalization: As part the final steps, the Board of Equalization is appointed. In which a three-member board consisting of the Town Council is appoint to act as the Board of Equalization and Review on the assessment proposed to be levied on the properties within the SAA pursuant to law. What this means, is that the Board of Equalization met at the Brian Head Town Hall, 56 N. Hwy. 143, Brian Head, UT on May 18, 19 & 20, 2022 between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. At each hearing the Board will hear argument, written or oral, from any person who believes themselves to be aggrieved, including arguments relating to any direct or indirect benefits accruing to any tract, block, lot or parcel of property in the SAA Falcon Court or relating to the amount of the proposed assessment against any tract, block, lot or parcel. Each property owner will receive a written notice of the notice of meeting of the Board of Equalization and Review. A written notice will be mailed to each property owner within the Scenic Drive SAA notifying them of the Board of Equalization notice of meeting and Review. The Board of Equalization did not receive any protests or argument from any property owners within the Scenic Drive Special Assessment Area.
The total amount for the Scenic Drive SAA for water system improvements is $240,028. The amount to be assessed to the property owners within the Scenic Drive SAA is $240,028 The assessment per lot for the Scenic Drive SAA is $17,145 for water system improvements. The property owners will have the option to prepay the assessment or pay in annual installations.
Final Assessment Ordinance: Adopted May 20, 2022
The Final Assessment Ordinance was adopted during a special Council meeting on May 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm after the Board of Equalization and Review Hearings were adjourned. The Final Assessment Ordinance identifies the final assessment along with the annual assessment for each property. It also allows for the property owner to make a prepayment of their assessment, if they choose, within 25 days, after the 25 day period has passed, those who had not pre-paid their assessment up front will automatically have an annual assessment for a period of ten-years. The document will be recorded with the Iron County Recorder's office and the annual assessment will be sent to the property owner along with their property tax notice.
If you would like to know more about SAA's, please contact the Town during normal business hours.