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    Yuba City Council Votes to Set Up Tax District

John Dickey, Appeal-Democrat, Yuba City
October 21, 2004

Revenue would go to new streets between Highway 99, Walton

The Yuba City City Council voted Tuesday to set up a tax district, at the request of landowners, that will pave the way to a new motel off Highway 99 south of Colusa Highway.

The council voted unanimously at Tuesday's meeting to set up a Community Facilities District to build two new streets. Sunsweet Boulevard is planned to connect Highway 99 with Walton Avenue, and Annette Way is expected to connect Sunsweet Boulevard with West Onstott Frontage Road.

The city has planned for two years to build a new street north of Evans Furniture as part of a redevelopment agency agreement with developers approved last year. Plans are to build an 80-unit Hampton Inn motel and a 5,000 square-foot restaurant.

The City Council took steps in 2003 for a new connector road between Highway 99 and Walton Avenue, including an application to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for a $1.9 million loan to the city's Redevelopment Agency, the acquisition of land, approval of funding for a new signal and approval of an agreement between the Redevelopment Agency, the city and Capitol Avenue Development and Investments.

An eastern section of Sunsweet Boulevard and Annette Way would be funded by the loan and a $12,147-per-acre annual tax from landowners in the area. Gas tax revenues would pay for the western section of Sunsweet Boulevard and a signal on Highway 99.

The load would be repaid from the assessments on property owners, according to a city report.

More than half the land in the district is owned by the Geweke family, including local car dealer Larry Geweke and the Geweke-Yuba Properties partnership, according to the report.

 

 

 
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