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PKID Process

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Park Improvement District PKID projects are managed through a process that encourages citizen participation:
Gilbert invites residents from each PKID neighborhood to attend a meeting held at the end of October, early November. Notification of the meeting is mailed. Typically, meetings are held at the Public Works Facility at 900 E. Juniper Road, Gilbert AZ 85234.
Residents and staff members discuss park and/or right-of-way improvements. Contractors bid on contracts for each of the 11 individual neighborhoods. The Town hires and oversees the contractors responsible for berm maintenance, weeding, mowing, spraying, fertilizing, trimming, pruning, seeding, replanting, cleaning, raking, safety and replacing dead trees and plants. Projects such as playground and sports equipment or picnic table and park bench installation or replacement and common wall maintenance, etc. are contracted out to specialized companies that go through the Gilbert bidding process.

The neighborhood meetings are designed to review required maintenance items, discuss suggested items on the current master plan (if applicable) and obtain suggestions for possible new improvement projects for the neighborhood that may be placed on a ballot for voting.  Ballots are mailed to all property owners in January to allow each owner to have a voice on potential improvements for the neighborhood.  Improvement costs are presented both at the annual meeting and included on the ballot so property owner's are aware of the financial impact.  
Based on the input from Gilbert staff and residents, the annual budget is developed and then goes before the Council for approval. Following a public hearing, PKID costs appear as part of a special taxing district on each owner’s property tax bill, and Maricopa County collects the taxes for Gilbert. Tax amounts differ from neighborhood to neighborhood depending on the amount of property and the types of amenities. Each lot within a PKID is assessed the same amount.

PKID residents are always welcome to meet with Town staff to share ideas regarding maintenance and to make suggestions on future improvements.

While neighborhoods that are PKIDs may have covenants, codes & restrictions (CC&Rs), most do not have homeowners associations (HOAs) that are organized to enforce them. As with all land CC&Rs, PKID CC&Rs may be enforced by private individuals civilly. Unlike HOAs, PKID neighborhoods do not own common property and do not hire property management companies to maintain their neighborhoods.

Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 48-574 (D) require Gilbert to levy taxes on all property in PKIDs to pay for the annual expenses. Taxes are adopted following notice and a hearing. A.R. S. 48-574 (E) Maricopa County is the assessing and collecting authority for the Town. PKID district costs are added to PKID resident property tax bills on a per lot basis.