Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #72

Washington Gardens Street Lighting MSBU - Set Public Hearing


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sherri Robinson, Assessment Coordinator - 7334
Jeff Streitmatter III, P.E., Project Management Div. Manager - x7334

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 Washington Gardens 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 the 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 23, 2011, BCC adopted Ordinance 11-033 which established a Street Lighting MSBU in Washington Gardens.  The annual assessment associated with the MSBU was $68.47 per parcel per year.
  • September 11, 2012, BCC adopted Resolution R-12-192 which amended the assessment roll for Washington Gardens by decreasing the assessment from $68.47 per parcel per year to $45.00 per parcel per year.
  • The Financial Management Department has determined that the assessment per property owner needs to be increased from $45.00 per year to $65.25 per year to cover the actual costs that we are billed for the lighting.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
MSBU Assessment (Account No. 821-0000000)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs