That's an issue - the church (regardless of what religion) just doesn't take any land given.
For there to be a valid gift - there needs to be:
1) intent by the donor to donate the property (which you have the intent)
2) delivery of the gift (a deed is a symbolic delivery of the property)
3) ACCEPTANCE by the donee of the gift - one can give something to someone if they don't want it. Moreover, the donee (grantee) must sign the deed acknowledging acceptance of the property.
I know of many situations where a church or other charitable institution won't accept property - for instance - they won't accept ownership of timeshares
So, you must find out if they will take your property as a donation.
As to your other questions:
So are you saying that the church WOULD NOT be required to pay for any future improvements in the form of special assessments that the city may run by them in the future if they accepted my land as a donation?
Correct. Generally they are not required to pay for such - because they are tax exempt.
No I'm not sure the church will accept my land as a donation because I have not asked them yet. But when I do, I want to have a clear answer to the above question.
We DO pay separate property taxes, and additionally and separately for improvements that the city installs such as for roads, sewer, water, trailways, etc.
Generally they do not pay for any "improvements" - those costs are generally born by the taxpayers of the municipality. They only pay for their useage of utility services and "tap-ins" from their structures to the "mains".
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