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File #: 2020-R-38    Version: 1 Name: PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020-R-38 FIRE ASSESSMENT
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/14/2020
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020-R-38. PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020-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, 2020; APPROVING THE RATE OF ASSESSMENT; APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Sponsors: Budget
Attachments: 1. 1. Proposed Resolution No. 2020-R-38, 2. 2. Final GSG Report Dated June 2019, 3. 3. Assessable Fire Protection Cost 2020-21, 4. 4. Fire Assessment Rate Calculation 2020-21
Title

MOTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020-R-38.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION 2020-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, 2020; 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 6/17/20, the City Commission adopted Resolution No. 3706 (the "Preliminary Rate Resolution"), which provided a description of fire protection services and facilities, described the apportionment methodology, and established an initial assessment rate for 2020-21 consistent with the 2019 GSG report.

4.                     The Proposed 2020-21 Rates are below the Advertised Rates due to reduction in the Capital Budget.  The Proposed 2020-21 Rates fund 100% of the Assessable Fire Protection Costs. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) costs are not funded by Fire Assessment Revenue. The 2019-20 Adopted Rates, and the 2020-21 Advertised and Proposed Rates are indicated below:

Adopted

Advertised

Proposed

Proposed 2020-21

Category

2019-20

2019-20

2020-21

vs Adopted 2019-20

Rate Per Unit

Residential

$282.38

$325.89

$312.32

$29.94

Rate Per Square Foot

Commercial

$0.4811

$0.5477

$0.5231

$0.0420

Industrial/Warehouse

$0.1044

$0.1120

$0.1073

$0.0029 ...

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