MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE TWO CONTRACTS WITH BROWARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE: ONE TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE NON-AD VALOREM TAX ROLL FOR THE CITY'S FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENT DISTRICT AND THE OTHER TO INLCUDE THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT ON THE TAX ROLL; AS WELL AS LEGALLY NOTIFY EACH PROPERTY OWNER, WHERE APPLICABLE, VIA AN APPROPRIATE ENTRY ON THE TRIM NOTICE, OF SUCH ASSESSMENTS.
Summary Explanation and Background
SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:
1. The City has two non-ad valorem assessments; (1) the fire assessment that was authorized by Ordinance 1174 in 1996 and (2) the nuisance abatement assessment that was authorized by Ordinance 1716 in 2012. The fire assessment was first levied in fiscal year 1998, however the nuisance abatement assessment has never been levied.
2. The City has elected to use the uniform method for the levy, collection, and enforcement of these assessments. Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, requires the taxing authority levying the non-ad valorem assessment pursuant to this section to enter into a written agreement with the Property Appraiser for reimbursement of necessary administrative costs incurred in providing notice of such assessment in the Property Appraiser's notice of proposed property taxes and proposed or adopted non-ad valorem assessments under Section 200.069, Florida Statutes.
3. In this regard the City has two contracts with the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office (BCPA). Both contracts terminate in January 2017 with the retirement of Lori Parrish as Property Appraiser.
4. The proposed contracts are not materially different from the current contracts. The most significant change is that the proposed contracts will not terminate at the end of the Property Appraiser's term of office. The reimbursement for administrative cost remains the same; $0.50 per parcel for fire assessment and $2.00 per parcel for the nuisance abatement assessment. The la...Click here for full text