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Notice of Proposed FY 2020/21 Budget Public Hearing - June 8, 2020

Date: 5/28/2020

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CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2020/21

GENERAL FUND, SPECIAL REVENUE, DEBT SERVICE, CAPITAL PROJECTS AND COMPONENT UNIT FUND BUDGETS
 
In conformity with Article VI, Section 6.04 of the City Charter and Section 14 of the Uniform Budget and Accounting Act ( MCL 141.434), notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 8, 2020, by way of Zoom webinar teleconference (information regarding participation in the Zoom teleconference is provided at the end of this Notice). All interested persons will be provided an opportunity during the public hearing to present oral or written comments regarding the City of Farmington Hills proposed budget for fiscal year 2020/21 which is summarized below for all budgeted funds, exclusive of interfund transfers.  The Fiscal 2020/21 City Budget and the 2020 Property Tax Rate will be adopted at the City Council meeting on June 8, 2020.
 
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED FY 2020/21 BUDGET

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The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed fiscal 2020/21 budget, as authorized by City Charter, State Law, or Voter Approval, will be a subject of this hearing and is allocated as follows:

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A copy of this information, the entire proposed budget and additional background materials will be available for public inspection starting on June 1, 2020  at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; on the City of Farmington Hills website at https://www.fhgov.com/Government/Departments-Divisions/Finance/Budget.aspx, and also on the Farmington Public Library website at www.farmlib.org .
 
Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk prior to the meeting at 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills MI 48336 or by e-mail to psmith@fhgov.com or faxed to 248.871-2411 prior to the meeting.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2020-75, issued by Governor Whitmer, participation in the above public hearing will be made available via zoom webinar teleconference out of precaution and to limit the potential exposure of the public and staff to the COVID-19 virus.  If you wish to view the meeting, you can watch it live over cable television or by tuning into the City’s Youtube channel that can be accessed from the City website at www.fhgov.com.  The webinar will also available the next day on the City’s website on video on demand. 
 
Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting and participate in the public hearing.  Instructions for participating in a zoom meeting and the zoom meeting link (downloading Zoom client will be required) and/or telephone number to access the meeting will be provided at the top of the City Council Meeting Agenda that is posted the Friday prior to the meeting to the home page of the city website https://www.fhgov.com/Government/Agendas-Minutes.aspx.  
 
The Mayor will call for public comments during the budget public hearing portion of the meeting.  Members of the public who wish to speak during that public hearing, should use the “Raise Hand” feature in the zoom webinar or if you dialed into the meeting use *9 to raise your hand; but only after the Mayor has called for comments.   You will be acknowledged by the host using your name if available or the last 4 digits of your phone number and will be permitted by the host to communicate directly with the Mayor, Council and others about your question or comment, and you also will be recorded as part of the meeting.  You will be allowed to mute and unmute yourself, only when permitted to do so by the host, using the mute/unmute feature in the zoom webinar or if dialed in by using *6 for both mute/unmute.
 
 
 
Public comments may also be faxed to 248.871-2411 or e-mailed to psmith@fhgov.com prior to 7pm on the date of this meeting to be read aloud at the meeting during the public hearing.  Except as otherwise provided above, all other previously adopted City Council meeting rules and procedures shall remain applicable to this meeting.
 
Pam Smith, City Clerk
 
Publish:    Farmington Observer
                 May 28, 2020