The Germantown Special Services District is primarily funded by assessments paid annually by commercial property owners located within the boundaries of the GSSD. The assessments are used to enhance and supplement already existing city services such as sanitation. The GSSD provides regular cleaning 5-days a week, a grassroots safety service through our Avenue Ambassador programs, and markets the district including the businesses within. The GSSD also works with commercial property owners to assist them in finding business tenants for vacant properties. The GSSD regularly surveys the community to find out what business services, stores and amenities are missing and/or desired by neighborhood residents and visitors. We partner with various stakeholders in Germantown to bring residents, visitors and shoppers into the district and to the businesses. Get more information on how assessment funds are used with a review of the 5-year budget and plan for fiscal year 2013 - 2018, which ends September 30, 2018.
As a municipal authority, all meetings of the GSSD are open to the public and we invite property owners to attend the monthly board meetings as they are able, and to join us every November for our Annual Meeting where we re-cap the previous fiscal year that ends on September 30th, and to look forward to the year ahead. The Annual Meeting is a great networking opportunity, as local, state and federal politicians that over the Germantown area are in attendance, as are representatives from many city and state agencies, as are fellow property owners and perspective tenants.
The GSSD is currently in the middle of the re-authorization process for fiscal years 2018 - 2023, that will enable us to continue providing services to commercial property owners and merchants. Learn more about the process for the 2018 - 2023 re-authorization, and watch for information in the mail regarding your role as a commercial property owner in the re-authorization process.
Learn more about how the GSSD can work with you, contact our office and speak with Executive Director, David.