An overview of MacDowell Community Council Inc’s (MCCI) meeting:
On Saturday, January 12th, MCCI’s first meeting of the new year had informative presentations by Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree, contractor Terrence Hicks (pictured below) with Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept. and Mrs. Laura O’Neal, the president of WIG Block Club.
Following are a few notes and numbers of importance from presentations:
Step Forward Michigan(866) 946-4732. www.stepforwardmichigan.org State program that provides interest free forgivable loans to pay past due taxes or mortgage payments.
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund, Wayne County Office(313) 224-5045. If you are a veteran with at least 6 months of wartime duty, you may qualify for financial assistance.
Wayne County Veteran Affairs (Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund)(313) 224-5045. If you are a veteran with any wartime service and an honorable discharge, you may qualify.
Interest Reduction Stipulated Payment Agreement (IRSPA)
If you owe and are trying to pay years of overdue property taxes, you may qualify to be enrolled in the Interest Reduction Stipulated Payment Agreement (IRSPA). This payment plan reduces the interest rate from 18% to 6% for eligible taxpayers. To sign up, you must own and live in your home, and have a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) that proves permanent residency.Under IRSPA, all delinquencies can be bundled into one payment plan. IRSPA enrollment expires June 30th, 2019.IRSPA. Please call Wayne County Treasurer’s office for more information at (313)224-5990.
Residents: Your Water Bill is Changing
The city is changing how it charges you for drainage. Until now, most households have been charged a flat drainage fee of $20.63 per month. This has been the case whether the property was large or small and whether the lot was covered mostly with grass or with hard (impervious) surfaces like roofs and concrete driveways.
For full details and more information, please click on following link to Drainage Charge/City of Detroit: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/water-and-sewerage-department/drainage-charge
Vice Presidents David McNear and Fred Brown facilitated an excellent meeting for MCCI. Other announcements were the collection of member’s dues are $10 quarterly. Due dates in 2019 are Feb. 9, May 11, August 10 and November 9. Snow removal efforts are still under way. Step Forward Michigan program also known as Michigan’s Hardest Hit Fund® loan program applications can be found at Northwest Activities Center on the lower level or call 866-946-7432 for more info.
MCCI meetings are held every second Saturday of each month at 11000 W. McNichols, Detroit MI 48221 (D2 Councilman McAlister’s District Office) starting at 12noon. Meetings are open to everyone.
Please join our Facebook group by clicking on the link above. Please continue to support your neighborhood block clubs and organizations by attending meetings, creating block clubs, becoming a block captain and by contributions and donations. Thank you and Happy New Year!