No Change in City of Brooksville Fire Assessment for FY 2020-2021
by KATHRYN DENTATO
On Sept. 3, 2020, Brooksville’s City Council met to discuss and approve the Fire Assessment rate for FY2021. Fire Chief Ron Snowberger presented Resolution 2020-15, which explains the scope of the assessments and how they were determined.
The “calls for service” or demand methodology is based on a flat fee for each specific type of property. The chart provided in the resolution (below) was approved last year. There is no rate increase from FY2020 to FY 2021, Snowberger said. The resolution states the assessment will provide $991,707 of the Fire Department’s budget.
Property Use Category/Assessment Unit/Assessment per Unit
Residential Property/ Dwelling Unit/ $164.5957
Commercial Property/ Square Foot/ $0.0581
Industrial/Warehouse Property/ Square Foot/ $0.0355
Government/Institutional Property/ Square Foot/ $0.0971
Vacant Parcels/ Parcel/Lot/ $31.6172
Vice Mayor Pat Brayton made a motion to accept and approve Resolution 2020-15 without any changes. Council Member Betty Erhard seconded the motion. The resolution was approved unanimously by roll call vote.