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File #: 2019-R-38    Version: 1 Name: Proposed Resolution No. 2019-R-38: Fire Assessment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/12/2019 Final action: 9/12/2019
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2019-R-38. PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2019-R-38 IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA; RE-IMPOSING FIRE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST ASSESSED PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2019; APPROVING THE RATE OF ASSESSMENT; APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. 1. Proposed Resolution 2019-R-38, 2. 2. Final GSG Report Dated June 2019, 3. 3. Assessable Fire Protection Cost 2019-20, 4. 4. Fire Assessment Rate Calculation 2019-20
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MOTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2019-R-38.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2019-R-38 IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA; RE-IMPOSING FIRE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST ASSESSED PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2019; APPROVING THE RATE OF ASSESSMENT; APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Summary Explanation and Background

SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:

1.                     The City has levied an annual Fire Protection Special Assessment since fiscal year 1997-98.

2.                     In June 2019, the Government Services Group (GSG) reviewed and updated the City's special assessment methodology and recalculated the assessment rates.

3.                     On 6/19/19, the City Commission adopted the Preliminary Rate Resolution (Resolution No. 3653), which provided a description of fire protection services and facilities, described the apportionment methodology, and established an initial assessment rate for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 consistent with the 2019 GSG report.

4.                     The Fiscal Year 2019-20 proposed rates are the same as the advertised rates established by Resolution No. 3653 except that the commercial is $0.0001 below the advertised rate due to July changes in the roll.  The proposed 2019-20 rates fund 100% of the assessable fire protection costs. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) costs are not funded by fire assessment revenue. The 2018-19 adopted rates, and the 2019-20 advertised and proposed rates are delineated below:

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