SOUTHWIND/WINDYKE, S. CORDOVA, ROCKY POINT VIDEO BRIEF, August 14, 2020
Eads/River Bottoms Presentation Materials, Sept. 20, 2018
Southwind/Windyke/Rocky Point Presentation Materials, Sept. 20, 2018
South Cordova Presentation Materials, Jan. 29, 2019
Southwind/Windyke, South Cordova and Rocky Video Brief Materials, August 14, 2020
WHAT IS DEANNEXATION?
Deannexation involves adjustments to shrink the land area included in a city’s legal limits. The Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) § 6-51-201 (b) requires that a majority of the City Council approve a deannexation, a public hearing be conducted, and a deannexation ordinance be approved by the City Council.
WHAT AREAS OF MEMPHIS ARE SUBJECT TO DEANNEXATION?
Eads – The area on the south side of US 64 and north of Grays Creek, between Cobb Road on the west and the Shelby County line. Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Riverbottoms – This area is in southwest corner of Memphis and Shelby County. It is outside of the City of Memphis levee system and prone to frequent flooding. Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Southwind – This area contains the residential parts of Southwind and the Southwind golf course. Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Windyke – This area contains the residential areas of Windyke and the Windyke golf course. Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Rocky Point – This area is generally located north of Walnut Grove Road between the alignment of Forest Hill Road and Rocky Point Road. Effective Date: January 1, 2021
South Cordova – This area is located south of Walnut Grove Road in the vicinity of Sanga Road and Forest Hill Road, extending south to the Wolf River. Effective Date: January 1, 2021
MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS SUBJECT TO DE-ANNEXATION. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS IT RELATES TO CORE PUBLIC SERVICES?
The City of Memphis will coordinate with Shelby County Government to develop a detailed Plan of Services for the transition of all public services after deannexation. Here’s what you can expect for the following core services:
Patrolling, response to 9-1-1 calls, and other routine policing services for unincorporated Shelby County will be assumed by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire & Emergency Medical Services
The Shelby County Fire Department will provide fire and emergency medical services to unincorporated Shelby County. Each month residents and businesses in unincorporated Shelby County are assessed a fire fee from Shelby County Government on their MLGW bill. Click here to view the current fire fee schedule.
Solid Waste Management Services
Shelby County residents outside of the City of Memphis must obtain sanitation collection services from private companies. The Solid Waste Collection fee will no longer be reflected on your monthly MLGW statement.
Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) Service
MLGW will continue to supply electricity, natural gas, and water to the residents and businesses within the deannexation areas. Service will not change.
WILL I STILL PAY TAXES TO THE CITY OF MEMPHIS?
Yes, the City of Memphis will levy and collect property taxes within the deannexed areas through the effective date of deannexation. After the effective date of deannexation, a supplemental tax bill will be sent by the City to cover each property’s Deannexation Obligation. This obligation includes each area’s fair share of debt and unfunded pension obligation.
TCA 6-51-204 describes the rights of municipalities in calculating the fair share of debt and unfunded pension obligation and method of collection. It states: “The municipality may continue to levy and collect taxes on property in the excluded territory to pay the excluded territory’s proportion of any debt contracted prior to the exclusion.”
The City will send a letter to property owners notifying them of the Deannexation Obligation on the property. Property owners will receive an annual supplemental tax bill from the City until the obligation is satisfied.
WHAT WILL A SUPPLEMENTAL TAX BILL LOOK LIKE?
This tax bill may look noticeably different from the City’s normal tax bill and include information regarding its purpose to address questions property owners may have. If parcels are consolidated or split, the new parcels will be assessed their pro rata share of the outstanding Deannexation Obligation.
You can review an illustration of a tax bill in the presentation prepared for each area. Actual rates will be calculated prior to the effective date of deannexation.
I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS. WILL THERE BE PUBLIC MEETINGS TO EXPLAIN WHAT I CAN EXPECT AND RESPOND TO MY QUESTIONS?
Yes. We will host public meetings approximately 6 months prior to the first effective deannexation date. Staff from the City of Memphis and Shelby County Government will be on hand to answer questions and to allow the County to present its Plan of Services.