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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Subject
Pic-Town Estates Street Lighting MSBU

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sherri Robinson, Assessment Coordinator - x7334

Jeff Streitmatter III, P.E., Project Management Div. Manager - x7335



Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-14-123 amending the Pic-Town Estates Street Lighting MSBU from $28.00 per parcel per year to $23.00 per parcel per year.



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 26, 1993, the BCC adopted Ordinance 93-40 which established a Street Lighting MSBU in Pic-Town Estates.  The annual assessment associated with this MSBU of $16.00 per parcel per year was calculated by determining the costs over the immediate preceding 12 month period, and included Florida Power and Light charges, Property Appraiser and Tax Collector Fees and Indirect Costs.

  • August 6, 1996, the BCC adopted Resolution R-96-179 which amended the Pic-Town Estates Street Lighting MSBU by increasing the assessment from $16.00 per parcel per year to $23.80 per parcel per year.

  • Over the years, there have been discussions regarding indirect costs and the need to change the assessment so often.  In 2008, it was determined that indirect costs would be based on the actual cost of Utilities' however, this approach was not feasible due to the fact that the Utilities were different for all projects.

  • August 12, 2008, the BCC adopted Resolution R-08-138 which amended the Pic-Town Estates Street Lighting MSBU by increasing the assessment from $23.80 per parcel per year to $28.00 per parcel per year.

  • In 2009, indirect costs were re-evaluated.  Based on that re-evaluation, it was determined that indirect costs would be more uniformly calculated for all street lighting projects as follows:

    1st Year = Flat fee of $1,000 + $5.00 per parcel
    2nd Year and All Subsequent Years = $500 + $5.00 per parcel

  • Since we were changing the methodology for calculating indirect costs, Public Hearings were conducted on all twelve street lighting projects on August 25, 2009.  The assessment was decreased in seven projects, increased in two projects and the assessment remained the same in three projects, one of them being Pic-Town Estates.

  • August 25, 2009, the BCC adopted Resolution R-09-171.  The assessment per parcel per year of $28.00 remained the same.

  • The Financial Department has determined that the assessment for Pic-Town Estates needs to be decreased from $28.00 per parcel per year to $23.00 per parcel per year.

  • It is anticipated that this assessment of $23.00 per parcel per year will remain consistent for a number of years.  However, we cannot predict substantial increases or decreases on the cost of utilities imposed by our electric companies.


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 record Resolution R-14-123 and Exhibit "A" (Assessment Roll).  Send copies to Sherri Robinson, Assessment Coordinator - Public Works Department / Project Management Division.

Recording fees - AR700013



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Pic-Town Estates Street Lighting MSBU - $5,796.00 (Account #153-0000000)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Resolution R-14-123.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit A.pdf
Attachment:  List of Property Owners.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map.pdf