NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County, Florida, will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main Street, Room 160, Brooksville, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider creating an Ordinance entitled:
“WARBLER ROAD PAVING MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT”; PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE UNIT; PROVIDING FOR THE PAVING IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN SAID UNIT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF SAID UNIT; PROVIDING THAT SAID UNIT SHALL BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HERNANDO COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF SAID UNIT; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF AN EQUITABLE PER PLATTED LOT/PARCEL ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING A METHOD OF LEVY, COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF AFORESAID ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed improvements consist of the preparation of existing lime rock base covered with 1 ¾ inch of asphalt, sodding, seeding and mulching, as required to meet Limited County Standards (Ord. No. 88-5 Sec. 24-3). Existing permitted driveways will receive a five-foot asphalt apron with a maximum width of twenty feet per County Standards.
A preliminary budget has been prepared for the project as well as a preliminary assessment amount. Property owners have the option of paying the non-ad valorem assessment in full, or financing the assessment over ten (10) years in equal installments to be paid with the annual property tax bill, which would include an estimated interest rate of 4.0% per year and would be collected in the same manner as ad valorem taxes.
The methodology for assessing the 17 benefitting properties for the paving improvement is an equal per parcel/platted lot assessment with corner lots paying half an assessment for each abutting unimproved roadway with exception to corner lots on non-MSBU eligible roads. All government owned property is exempt. This methodology results in 15.5 assessable units.
If the assessment is paid-off up front the preliminary budget is $113,967.00 making a cost of $7,353.00 per unit. If the assessment is financed over a ten-year period at 4.0% interest, the annualized budget is $14755.00, creating a per unit assessment of $952.00.
You have a right to appear and be heard at the public hearing Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the location described above, and/or to send written comments/objections within 10 days to Hernando County Department of Public Works, 1525 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Written comments will be entered into the record at the hearing. Should you have questions regarding this issue, please call (352) 754-4060 extension 17028.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact County Administration, 20 N. Main Street, Room 230, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone, 352-754-4120.
You are further advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission, agency or board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. All persons interested in this matter are invited to attend and be heard.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
DOUGLAS A. CHORVAT, JR., CLERK
By: Susan Burns
Publish: February11, 2022