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Body:Section 11-54B-5

Requirements of request for creation of self-help business improvement district.

A request for the creation of a self-help business improvement district must contain the following:

(a) The signatures of a representative group of the owners of the real property located within the geographical area of the proposed district. The group must include the signatures of the owners of real property which comprises at least two-thirds of the total fair market value of all real property located in the proposed district. Ownership of real property and the fair market value thereof shall be determined by the county property tax assessment records. When record title to real property is vested in a public corporation or authority under a bond financing plan provided for by statute, the beneficial user of the real property in which title may ultimately be vested by purchase shall be deemed the owner of such real property for purposes of this article.

(b) An accurate description, whether by metes and bounds or by lot and block numbers or by street addresses, of the proposed district.

(c) A self-help business improvement district plan that shall include:

(1) a description of the supplemental services which will be provided in the district;

(2) a budget outlining the annual cost of the supplemental services described in paragraph (1) above;

(3) a description of the method which will be used to determine the amount of the special assessment which will be levied on the owners of the real property located within the geographical area of the district to finance the supplemental services described in paragraph (1) above;

(4) the number of years, not to exceed five (5) years, in which the special assessments described in paragraph (3) above will be levied; and

(5) copies of the articles of incorporation and by-laws of the district management corporation designated by the plan to provide administrative and other services to the district.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-677, ยง5.)