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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ASSESSED-VALUE BASIS. The apportionment of cost of an improvement according to the ratio the assessed value of individual parcels of property bears to the total assessed value of all the properties.
BENEFITS-RECEIVED BASIS. The apportionment of cost of an improvement according to equitable determination by Council of the special benefit received by property from the improvement, including assessed-value basis, front-foot basis, and square-foot basis, or any combination thereof, and may include consideration of assessed value of land only, graduation for different classes of property based on nature and extent of special benefits received, and other factors affecting benefits received.
COST. All costs related to an improvement, including planning, design, property or easement acquisition and construction costs, fiscal and legal fees, financing costs, and publication expenses.
FAIR BASIS. Assessed-value basis, front-foot basis, square-foot basis, or benefits-received basis.
FRONT-FOOT BASIS. The apportionment of cost of an improvement according to the ratio the front footage on the improvement of individual parcels of property bears to the front footage of all the properties.
IMPROVEMENT. Construction of any facility for public use or services or any addition thereto, which is of special benefit to specific properties in the area served by the facility.
PROPERTY. Any real property benefitted by an improvement.
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT or ASSESSMENT. A special charge fixed on property to finance an improvement in whole or in part.
SQUARE-FOOT BASIS. The apportionment of cost of an improvement according to the ratio the square footage of individual parcels of property bears to the square footage of all the property.
(KRS 91A.310) (Prior Code, § 3.08.010)