A public hearing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at a regular meeting of the authority council of the Local Community Stabilization Authority (the “Authority”) to be conducted via live Zoom Webinar under Executive Order 2020-154 unless otherwise amended by future Executive Orders issued by the Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss the adoption of the budget for the Authority for its 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Specific instructions for public participation via a webinar will be posted on the LCSA’s website.
The meeting will be held in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, MCL 15.261 to 15.275. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection at:
On May 15, 2020, the Local Community Stabilization Authority Council approved the disbursement of $27.3 million of METRO Act maintenance fees to the 516 eligible cities and villages and 1,240 eligible townships. The Authority disburses the maintenance fees on May 29, 2020 as follows:
On October 1, 2014, the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities previously vested in the Metropolitan Extension Telecommunications Rights‐of‐Way Oversight (METRO) Authority under the Metropolitan Extension Telecommunications Rights‐of‐Way Oversight Act, 2002 PA 48, as amended, MCL 484.3101 to 484.3120 (the “METRO Act”) were transferred to and vested in the Local Community Stabilization Authority (the “Authority”).
Under the METRO Act, the Authority has the exclusive power to assess fees on telecommunication providers owning telecommunication facilities in public rights‐of‐way located within one or more cities, villages, or townships located, in whole or in part, within a county having a population of 10,000 or more or a city, village or township that enacts an ordinance or resolution electing to be classified as part of a metropolitan area under the METRO Act (each a “Metropolitan Area”).
Telecommunications providers are required to pay an annual maintenance fee under section 8 of the METRO Act. April 1 to March 31 is the annual period for the assessment of the maintenance fees, which are due each year by April 29.