St Lucie County
Florida

Resolution
RES-2017-187

Solid Waste Final Assessment Resolution

Information

Department:County AttorneySponsors:
Category:Fees & Rates

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. DRAFT Final Assessment Resolution

Financial Impact

N/A

Previous Action

January 13, 2009 - The Board approved advertising the Request for Proposals for Residential Solid Waste Collection Services.

 

May 12, 2009 - The Board awarded RFP No. 09-020 to Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. For an initial period of five (5) years.

Recommendation

Staff recommends the Board adopt the Solid Waste Final Assessment resolution and authorize the Chairman to sign the resolution.

Background

Pursuant to Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances and Compiled Laws of St. Lucie County, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners (the Board) has the authority to impose annual assessments for solid waste (garbage and recycling) collection, disposal and administrative services, facilities or programs against certain property within St. Lucie County.

On September 14, 2004, the Board initially levied recurring assessments on residential properties within the County Solid Waste Urban Service Area for the purpose of including solid waste fees on property tax bills.  This method of collection is in lieu of the garbage hauler billing property owners directly for garbage and recycling services.  The purpose for this action is to provide residential property owners and occupants proper, safe and cost effective disposal residential waste and recyclable materials generated on such property.

On June 20, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution No. 17-136, the Solid Waste Initial Assessment Resolution which initiated the process for imposing and collecting the solid waste assessments for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 2017 (FY 2017-18). The initial resolution authorized solid waste assessments for FY 2017-18 at a rate of $252.06 per dwelling unit, approved collection of the assessments on the November 2017 tax bill, established a public hearing to be held on September 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as may be heard) to receive comments from affected property owners, and directed the publication and mailing of notice to affected property owners.

The Solid Waste Final Assessment Resolution confirms the initial resolution, approves the assessment rate for FY 2017-18 and directs certification of the assessment roll to the Tax Collector.   The final resolution also provides that the assessment rate for future years may be increased to $280 per dwelling unit without further notice to affected property owners.  Notice of the potential rate increase for future years was included in the mailing to affected property owners. 

The Property Appraiser has prepared the solid waste assessment roll:

Assessment Roll "A" contains residential properties within the County Solid Waste Urban Service Area at the 2017 assessment rate of $252.06 per dwelling unit.

 

Meeting History

Sep 5, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting

Catherine Barbieri, Assistant County Attorney, presented this item.

Pursuant to Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances and Compiled Laws of St. Lucie County, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners (the Board) has the authority to impose annual assessments for solid waste (garbage and recycling) collection, disposal and administrative services, facilities or programs against certain property within St. Lucie County.

On September 14, 2004, the Board initially levied recurring assessments on residential properties within the County Solid Waste Urban Service Area for the purpose of including solid waste fees on property tax bills. This method of collection is in lieu of the garbage hauler billing property owners directly for garbage and recycling services. The purpose for this action is to provide residential property owners and occupants proper, safe and cost effective disposal residential waste and recyclable materials generated on such property. On June 20, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution No. 17-136, the Solid Waste Initial Assessment Resolution which initiated the process for imposing and collecting the solid waste assessments for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 2017 (FY 2017-18). The initial resolution authorized solid waste assessments for FY 2017-18 at a rate of $252.06 per dwelling unit, approved collection of the assessments on the November 2017 tax bill, established a public hearing to be held on September 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as may be heard) to receive comments from affected property owners, and directed the publication and mailing of notice to affected property owners.

The Solid Waste Final Assessment Resolution confirms the initial resolution, approves the assessment rate for FY 2017-18 and directs certification of the assessment roll to the Tax Collector. The final resolution also provides that the assessment rate for future years may be increased to $280 per dwelling unit without further notice to affected property owners. Notice of the potential rate increase for future years was included in the mailing to affected property owners. The Property Appraiser has prepared the solid waste assessment roll: Assessment Roll "A" contains residential properties within the County Solid Waste Urban Service Area at the 2017 assessment rate of $252.06 per dwelling unit.

Staff recommends the Board adopt the Solid Waste Final Assessment resolution and authorize the Chairman to sign the resolution.

There were no comments from the public.

Commissioner Bartz motioned to approve the item. Commissioner Townsend seconded the motion and it caried 4-0.

Commissioner Bartz noted that this was the item that St. Lucie County resident Ben Dombrosky Spoke about earlier in the Public Comments portion of the meeting and asked if there was any way that he could be contacted and informed that he would not be getting an increase in fees as appeared in the letter that he received.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Linda Bartz, District No. 3
SECONDER:Cathy Townsend, District No. 5
AYES:Chris Dzadovsky, Tod Mowery, Linda Bartz, Cathy Townsend
ABSENT:Frannie Hutchinson