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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:

Category                                                                                                                Adopted                             Advertised         Proposed             Proposed                                                                                                                                                                                              2018-19                                                2019-20                                             2019-20                                                                 2019-20 vs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Adopted 2018-19

Rate Per Unit:                                                                                   

Residential                                                                                                          $271.75                                                                 $282.38                                                                 $282.38                                              $10.63

Rate Per Square Foot:

Commercial                                                                                               0.5697                                                      0.4812                                                     0.4811                              (0.0886)

Industrial/Warehouse                                          0.1777                                                      0.1044                                                      0.1044                              (0.0733)

Institutional                                                                                               0.5849                                                      0.4691                                                      0.4691                              (0.1158)

 

5.                     The Public was duly notified as required by law through advertisements placed in newspapers and via TRIM notices sent by U.S. Mail to each property owner.

6.                     Through this proposed Annual Rate Resolution, the City must confirm, repeal, or amend the Preliminary Rate Resolution.

7.                     City staff has coordinated efforts with the Property Appraiser's Office to update the Assessment Roll and to provide public notice.

8.                     Recommend adopting Proposed Resolution No. 2019-R-38.

 

 

Financial Impact

FINANCIAL IMPACT DETAIL:

a) Initial Cost:

b) Amount budgeted for this item in Account No: $23,497,744 (95% of $24,734,467 of the Fire Assessment Cost to be Assessed) in account 1-325220-4003.

c) Source of funding for difference, if not fully budgeted: General Revenues of the City will fund the remaining $3,338,318.

e) Detail of additional staff requirements: Not Applicable.

 

 

Net Fire Expenditures

                   $26,836,062

Statutory Discount

                         $1,412,424

Assessable Fire Protection Costs

 $28,248,486