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MSBU Workshop. May 16, 2008. Workshop Purpose. Review of: proposed assessment increases above the previously approved maximum rate changes in charging methodology setting assessments for new MSBU’s properties added to an existing MSBU If approved by the BCC today:

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Msbu workshop

MSBU Workshop

May 16, 2008


Workshop purpose

Workshop Purpose

  • Review of:

  • proposed assessment increases above the previously approved maximum rate

  • changes in charging methodology

  • setting assessments for new MSBU’s

  • properties added to an existing MSBU

  • If approved by the BCC today:

  • Mail notice of assessment increase to impacted property

    owners

  • July Public Hearing

  • September Public Hearings


Process of setting msbu assessments

Process of setting MSBU Assessments

  • Advisory Committee meetings

  • Help form work programs through meeting and working with County representatives


Gaining community support

Gaining Community Support

  • Committee recommendation

  • Other Community Outreach

  • Mailings to property owners (if cost effective)

  • POA / Community League meetings

  • Community meetings

  • Notices in newspaper


1 gulf cove street drainage unit

#1. Gulf Cove Street & Drainage Unit

  • Increase: $25 (vacant and occupied)

  • Committee recommended program to re-surface 12.5 miles of roads

  • These roads are centrally located so all properties benefit

    Efforts toward gaining community support

  • POA meeting in April – 60 people attended

  • Formal letter of support will be coming from the Advisory Committee after May 19th meeting


2 northwest port charlotte street and drainage unit

#2. Northwest Port Charlotte Street and Drainage Unit

  • Increase: $75 (vacant and occupied)

  • Purpose of increase:

  • re-surface approx 5.2 miles annually

  • Sustain current level of maintenance services

    Outreach:

    - Letter of support from the Advisory Committee has been received.

  • On February 14, 2008 a Community League meeting was held (The Community was invited to attend through an advertisement in the local newspaper.


3 harbour heights street drainage unit

#3. Harbour Heights Street & Drainage Unit

  • Change in methodology from front foot charge to ERU (Equivalent residential Unit)

  • ERU is the County Standard

  • Approved by the BCC – November 22, 2007

  • Moving to the single ERU rate will have minimal impact to individual assessments, however, some could be slightly higher while others slightly lower


4 harbor heights waterway unit maintenance

#4. Harbor Heights Waterway Unit - Maintenance

  • Change in methodology from front foot charge to ERU (Equivalent residential Unit)

  • ERU is the County Standard

  • Approved by the BCC – November 22, 2007

  • Moving to the single ERU rate will have minimal impact to individual assessments, however, some could be slightly higher while others slightly lower


5 northwest port charlotte waterway unit

#5. Northwest Port Charlotte Waterway Unit

  • New MSBU for FY07/08

  • $100 per ERU (vacant and occupied)

  • Prior dredging program has been in place but funded from General Development Funds – as those funds are depleted the new assessment will allow work to continue.


5 northwest port charlotte waterway unit continued

5. Northwest Port Charlotte Waterway Unit - continued

  • Work program is to dredge silt material from the main channels in Northwest Port Charlotte Waterway

  • Outreach:

  • Letter of support from the Advisory Committee has been received.

  • On February 14, 2008 a Community League meeting was held (The Community was invited to attend through an advertisement in the local newspaper).


6 punta gorda non urban street and drainage unit capital

#6 – Punta Gorda Non-Urban Street and Drainage Unit Capital

  • This is adding one property that was not included in the unit – but should have been.

  • No change in rate

  • Part of annual MSBU territory review


7 punta gorda non urban street and drainage unit maintenance

#7 – Punta Gorda Non-Urban Street and Drainage Unit - Maintenance

  • This is adding one property that was not included in the unit – but should have been.

  • No change in rate

  • Part of annual MSBU territory review


8 south bridge waterway unit maintenance

#8 – South Bridge Waterway Unit - Maintenance

  • This is adding property that was not included in the unit.

  • No change in rate

  • Part of annual MSBU territory review


9 suncoast waterway maintenance unit

#9 – Suncoast Waterway Maintenance Unit

  • This is adding property that was not included in the unit.

  • No change in rate

  • Part of annual MSBU territory review


10 charlotte county sanitation collection unit

#10 - Charlotte County Sanitation Collection Unit

  • New service for Don Pedro / Knight Island

  • Requested by Community

  • Outreach: Town Hall Meeting – to be held on May 21st.

  • 366 units with annual cost of $338.24


Decreases in assessments 11 thru 16

Decreases in Assessments(#11 thru #16)

  • As Work Program elements are being completed, assessments are being lowered.

  • Pirate Harbor Wastewater Capital

  • Placida Street and Drainage -maintenance

  • Rotonda Broadmoor - maintenance

  • Rotonda Pinehurst - maintenance

  • Rotonda West – maintenance and paving

  • South Gulf Cove - Capital


17 fire assessment increases

#17 Fire Assessment Increases

  • Rate increases are by specific category

  • Highest increase is $5.73 (residential)

  • The proposed increases are not in excess of the previously established maximum assessment and therefore a July public hearing is not required


Next steps

Next Steps

  • Notices mailed

  • July Public Hearings

  • Final FY07/08 Budget Adoption - September


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