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DDA By Laws

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A Downtown Development Authority is a local body created by local governmental ordinance for the purpose of halting, preventing and correcting deterioration in downtown business districts, to create and implement development plans for the District, and to utilize tax increment financing (TIF) for the completion of authorized projects that are part of a comprehensive DDA plan.

The DDA tax increment financing (TIF) mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements, within a the DDA District.

By borrowing against the future tax increments, the DDA is able to fund large-scale projects, which can lead to new development opportunities within the downtown.

To put it simply, a DDA comprehensively manages a downtown district to maximize its local economy. This can mean a variety of things, and what each DDA does is often dependent on the particular details of the corresponding downtown district.

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Seated left to right: Sue Jock (secretary), Tom O'Brien (president), Andrea Weiss (treasurer), Ron Alden (CEO).Standing from left to right: Crystal Brabant (trustee), Jessie Sharpe (trustee), Tom Barber (trustee), Jim Anderson (Vice President), Phil Weiler (trustee), Diane Love-Savada (trustee), Peggy Kish (trustee), Mike Walker (trustee). Missing is Sue McFatridge.

The Downtown Development Authority meets the third Monday of each month at 8:00 am. The DDA devises projects to prevent urban deterioration and to encourage development and revitalization.

Projects completed by the DDA include Public Library contribution, New Dock & Stairway at Wallace Park, Lake Street Building Demolition, Roscommon County Courts Facility Funding, Downtown Railroad parking Project, New Roads in Industrial Park, Flowers in the Village, as well as various downtown beautification projects such as sidewalks, light poles, trees, flower boxes, brick pavers, landscaped Village of Roscommon welcome signs, light pole banners, and the town clock.

For questions or further information please contact the President, Thomas O’Brien at 989-275-3075.


Meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be posted at least 18 hours prior to the meeting per compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).