City Commission Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Please note that the water/ sewer usage period for this billing is from October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 (4 months) vs the standard 3 months which results in your bill being higher than normal.
The next billing will be generated at the end of the quarter (March 31st) and should be lower than normal because it will be for two months of usage. (February and March)
Moving forward we will resume the quarterly billing schedule and you can expect to receive your bill within a week of the end of the quarter.
**ln auditing the water/sewer accounts it was discovered that some customers had only been charged the "Ready to Serve" fee on their last billing. Those accounts were identified and the usage that was not previously billed was added to this bill. If your bill is significantly higher than normal, please review your previous bill to verify what you were previously billed.
If you have any questions or concerns with your account, please feel free to contact me at (269) 463-6769.
CITY OF WATERVLIET
2017 NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Review will meet at the City Hall of Watervliet, 158 West Pleasant, Watervliet, Michigan 49098, to examine and review the 2017 assessment roll. The board will convene on the following dates for the hearing of appeals of assessments or taxable values, property exemptions, parcel classification appeals and/or current year qualified agricultural denials:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:00 pm Organizational Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
and on such additional days as required to hear all persons who have given notice of the desire to be heard until assessment rolls have been revised, corrected and approved.
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED; letter appeals will be accepted and must be received no later than 4:00 pm March 1 7, 2017.
Tentative ratios and estimated multipliers for 2017 are as follows:
Agricultural 50% 1.0
Commercial 50% 1.0
Industrial 50% 1.0
Residential 50% 1.0
Personal Property 50% 1.0
Tentative equalization factor of 1.0000 for all classes is expected after completion of Board of Review.
David Brinker, Mayor City of Watervliet
David Roenicke, Assessor City of Watervliet
City of Watervliet Board Meetings are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice
The City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven-(7) days notice to the City. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City Clerk by writing or calling.
Dena Yow, Clerk
City of Watervliet
158 W. Pleasant
PO Box 86
Watervliet, MI 49098
TO THE RESIDENTS OF
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE STATE PLUMBING CODE BY ORDINANCE AT IT’S REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING ON FEBRUARY 14,2017.
ORDINANCE 2017-1 PLUMBING CODE
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET ORDAINS:
Chapter 10 – Buildings and Building Regulations
Sec. 10-170 ADOPTION OF THE STATE PLUMBING CODE.
Pursuant to the authority of Public Act 230 of 1972, as amended, the Watervliet City Commission does hereby adopt the Plumbing Code as published by the State of Michigan, as the Plumbing Code of the City of Watervliet. All provisions are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part thereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance.
Sec. 10-171 ENFORCEMENT
The Watervliet City Commission shall designate, by ordinance, a qualified individual to serve as the plumbing official responsible for enforcement of the Code.
Sec. 10-172 PENALTY
Any person who shall violate a provision of the Plumbing Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offence.
Sec. 10-173 REPEAL.
Any ordinance or parts of ordinances that are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
ORDINANCE 2017-2 ENFORCING AGENCY OF THE STATE PLUMBING CODE
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET ORDAINS:
Sec. 10-175. AGENCY DESIGNATED.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Plumbing Code, in accordance with Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Building Official of the City of Watervliet, or designee, is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibilities of the City of Watervliet under Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, State of Michigan. The City assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of said Act throughout its corporate limits.
COPIES OF THE FULL ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL, 158 W. Pleasant St., Watervliet, MI 49098. 269-463-6769
THESE ORDINANCES WILL TAKE EFFECT ON MARCH 7, 2017.