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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #70


Subject
Gulf and Bay Estates Street Lighting MSBU - Set Public Hearing

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sherri Robinson, Assessment Coordinator - x7334
Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, x7335

Action Requested

Authorization to set a Public Hearing on July 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible to consider amending the Assessment Roll for the Gulf and Bay Estates Street Lighting Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU).



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 125.01 (Q), Florida Statutes, provides for the establishment of a MSBU and provides that the BCC shall be the governing Board of any MSBU created.

Chapter 125.01 (R), Florida Statutes, provides for the County to levy, collect and enforce special assessments within a MSBU.

Chapter 197.3632, Florida Statutes, provides for the use of the Uniform Method for the levy, collection and enforcement of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments.



Background Discussion
  • August 13, 1991, BCC adopted Ordinance 91-65 which established a Street Lighting MSBU in Gulf and Bay Estates.  The annual assessment associated with the MSBU was $30.00 per parcel per year.
  • The assessment roll for the Gulf and Bay Estates has been amended as follows:

    Resolution

    Date

    Assessment

    R-96-184

    8/06/96

    $5.00

    R-98-210 

    9/01/98 

    $24.00 

    R-99-152 

    9/07/99 

    $38.00 

    R-03-102 

    6/17/03 

    $28.00 

    R-08-119 

    4/22/08 

    $5.00 

    R-09-170 

    8/25/09 

    $5.00 


  • Annual assessments in this districts have been artificially low for the past several years.  That is because there had been a buildup of reserves in the district account, and annual assessments were reduced while reserves were spent down.   Now it is necessary to begin increasing the assessments so that we can cover the actual costs that we are billed for the lighting.
  • The fee will go from the current $5.00 to $30.00.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a stamped copy of the agenda to Sherri Robinson, Assessment Coordinator - Public Works/Project Management (E-mail: sherri.robinson@mymanatee.org).



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
MSBU Assessment (151-0000000)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A