Act 57 of 2018

Annual Report on Status of Tax Increment Financing Plan FY2019

2018-19 Act 57 Compliance
MCL 125.4910

Each municipality that has created an authority or that creates an authority shall create a website or utilize the existing website of the municipality that is operated and regularly maintained with access to authority records and documents for the fiscal year beginning the effective date of this act, including all of the following:
 
(a) Minutes of all board meetings. 
DDA Meeting Minutesfor all Board Meeting Minutes
 
(b) Annual budget, including encumbered and unencumbered fund balances.  
Click Herefor 2019-20 Budget
 
(c) Annual audits.  
Click Herefor 2019 Audit
 
(d) Currently adopted development plan, if not included in a tax increment financing plan.  
  • Included in the TIF Plan
 
(e) Currently adopted tax increment finance plan, if currently capturing tax increment revenues. 
 
Click Here for 2008 Plan with 2009 Amendments
 
(f) Current authority staff contact information.  
 
Kate Knight, 23600 Liberty Street, Farminton, MI 48335
248-474-5500 ext 2214
 
kknight@farmgov.com
 
(g) A listing of current contracts with a description of those contracts and other documents related to management of the authority and services provided to the authority.
  • REvize, website maintenance, contract
  • Restoration Plus, as-needed basis
  • Metromode/Issue Media Group, contract
  • RSJA Law, as-needed basis, contract through City of Farmington
  • OHM,  engineering, professional services, as-needed basis, contract through City of Farmington
  • Willson Swykert, landscape maintenance, as-needed basis
  • Go2Guy, LLC, concert production services, contract
All other documents related to the DDA are available at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street
 
(h) An updated annual synopsis of activities of the authority. An updated synopsis of the activities of the authority includes all of the following, if any:
 
(i) For any tax increment revenues described in the annual audit that are not expended within 5 years of their receipt, a description that provides the following:
  
    • N/A.  All collected taxes have been expended within 5 years of collection
 
(ii) List of authority accomplishments, including progress made on development plan and tax increment finance plan goals and objectives for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
AND
(iii) List of authority projects and investments, including active and completed projects for the immediately preceding fiscal year.

A Year in Review for the Farmington Downtown Development Authority: 2019The

Farmington Downtown Development Authority has had a busy and fruitful 2019.
Here are some of the highlights:
      • Partnered with the City to plan and execute the Oakland Streetscape, repairing and revitalizing this prominent downtown Farmington streetscape. The Oakland Streetscape is 95% complete.  Lighting and planting will be installed Spring 2020.
      • Invested in public art, completing three art projects in Downtown Farmington: The John Martin mural installed on the North Elevation of CVS, The Adrienne Pickett Mural located on the Farmington Civic Theater, and The Faces of Farmington sculpture created by the community during Art on the Grand and assembled by artist Doug Delind.
      • Hosted the 10th annual Art on the Grand, a juried fine arts & crafts fair driving 50,000+ art enthusiasts to Downtown Farmington the first weekend in June.
      • Celebrated the second season of Lunch Beats- a Wednesday afternoon summer concert series at Riley Park.  This year’s attendance doubled last year’s.
      • Hit record high attendance (over 700) for the Rhythms in Riley Park, Friday night concert series.
      • Launched a new user friendly website.
      • Implemented YouTube channel to host and promote video content
      • Hosted our 15th annual Harvest Moon Celebration.  With the help of a fantastic volunteer work force of 150 people we had the largest profiting Harvest Moon in history.  All proceeds went to DDA events to drive traffic in our downtown.
      • Hosted two public forums at The Farmington Civic Theater and engaged hundreds of citizens around designing for public spaces.
      • Applied for the TAP grant to implement the Farmington Road Streetscape.
      • Had two successful Ladies Night Out shopping events bringing women from over 20 neighboring cities to enjoy our downtown.  Over 25 merchants participated in both events (April & November)
      • Attracted over 20 new businesses to our downtown including Sidecar Slider Bar, Detroit Eatz, Loft Cigar Lounge, KickstART Farmington Gallery and Shop, Bluewater Investment Strategies and more.  We look forward to more new businesses opening in 2020 including Blue Hat Coffee, La Masa Mexican Street Food and other pending projects.
      • Maintained 800+ pulbic parking spaces in downtown, striped the South Lot, maintained street lighting in downtown.
      • Decorated downtown with lights and garland for the holidays with the help of our dedicated volunteers.
(iv)  List of events and promotional campaigns for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
 
Sponsored, Co-sponsored or supported the following events:
    • Rhythms in Riley Friday Night Concert Series
    • Lunch Beats Concert Series
    • Friday Night Live Concert Series
    • Ladies Night Out (April and November)
    • Art on the Grand
    • Downtown Dash and Founders Festival Programming
    • Harvest Moon Celebration
    • Seasonal holiday shopping campaign via social media
    • Small Business Saturday campaign
    • Halloween Fun 
    • Farmington Farmer and Artisans Market
    • Holly Days
    • Riley Park Ice Rink and Activities