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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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