|Montgomery County recently began requiring all communities to pass separate legislation for assessments that are to be added to the tax duplicate. Previously, the County had accepted a letter and attachment specifying the property identification number and type and amount of assessment based on the original assessment ordinance. As a result of this new procedure, before the City can assess property for such things as grass/weed charges, property maintenance abatement, unpaid water and sewer, etc. the City must pass legislation specifically identifying the property, and the amount of the assessment. Rather than pass a separate ordinance for every assessment, it is the City’s hope that the County will accept legislation in the attached form. The intent is to use the base ordinance as a form with Exhibit A being the only item that changes. If this approach is accepted by the County, it is likely that this type of Ordinance will need to be passed at least once a month. To date, there has been no written guidance from the County. In order to get back on track with assessments, City Staff are asking that this item be passed as an emergency.