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oy—",oF <br />gvn, <br />DATE: <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />APRIL 9, 2014 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: <br />GREG LARSON, TOWN MANAGER ' v <br />MEETING DATE: 04/21/14 <br />ITEM NO: 9 <br />SUBJECT: LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS NO 1& 2 <br />ADOPT RESOLUTION DESCRIBING IMPROVEMENTS AND DIRECTING <br />PREPARATION OF TOWN ENGINEER'S REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR <br />2014/15. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a Resolution (Attachment 1) describing improvements and directing preparation of Town <br />Engineer's Report for Fiscal Year 2014/15. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In the early 1990's, the Town formed two assessment districts under the Landscaping and <br />Lighting Act of 1972 (Streets & Highways Code Section 22500). The districts are comprised of <br />six distinct zones, five of which are included in District No. 1, and one that is included in District <br />No. 2. Maps of the six zones are attached to this report (Attachment 2). The purpose of the <br />districts is to provide for the ongoing maintenance and care of landscaped areas that benefit the <br />properties within each of the zones. The landscaping and lighting assessment districts provide <br />special benefits to the property owners within the districts that would not otherwise be provided <br />by the Town. These services are provided by a contractor retained directly by, and managed by <br />the Town on behalf of the property owners. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />As outlined in the assessment district guidelines and per the enabling Act, the Town must <br />annually renew the assessments levied against the properties within the districts that pay for the <br />services proposed to be provided by the districts. This entails a three -step process that concludes <br />with a public (protest) hearing after which the Town Council may levy the annual assessments. <br />PREPARED BY: MATT MORLEY <br />Director of Parks and Publi Works <br />Reviewed by: P; J^ Assistant Town Manager 4Wown Attorney c+—Finance <br />