Why are my tax dollars spent on Austin Landing?

 Austin Landing is NOT funded by using resident's property tax revenues.The Austin Landing development does contain public roadways and a public park, but Miami Township Public Works staff does NOT perform work in Austin Landing. The public amenities are funded by using TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) revenues and JEDD (Joint Economic Development District) revenues. The site is under a maintenance agreement for the property's developer to fund, manage and maintain all private and public features including: roadway maintenance and resurfacing, curbs, pavement markings, cross walks, snow removal, street sweeping, sidewalks, traffic signals storm water systems, landscape and irrigation systems, recreational amenities and park maintenance. To find out more about where your tax dollars do go Click Here.

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1. Why are my tax dollars spent on Austin Landing?
2. Am I allowed to have a basketball goal in or near the street?
3. Who is responsible for sidewalk and curb repairs in front of my home?
4. Why does the snowplow driver push snow back in my driveway?
5. Why doesn't the snowplow driver plow to the center of the street or cul-de-sac?
6. What do I do if my mailbox is knocked over during a winter weather event?
7. How do I report a pothole in the street?
8. Why did leaf crews collect in front of my house only 1 time this season?
9. Why did the township cut my leaf collection services?
10. What is considered the road right-of-way and whose responsibility is it?
11. Who do I call for refuse collection scheduling and questions?
12. My street was recently resurfaced. Why isn't it smooth?
13. What is Slurry Seal? Why does the Township use Slurry Seal?
14. Who is responsible for the roadway drainage system?
15. Who do I call if the street is flooding?
16. Who maintains my sanitary sewer system?
17. Do I need a permit for upgrades to my property?
18. Who do I call for a water main break in the street or a damaged fire hydrant?
19. Who do I call for a street light outage?
20. Who is responsible for a tree down blocking in the road?
21. Who is responsible for maintaining trees and vegetation on my property?
22. What do I do if I have a problem in my backyard?
23. Are Public Works employees really considered trained professionals?