NOTICE OF HEARING | Public Notice #2108

NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR

COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

Notice is hereby given that the Holley Navarre Fire District (“District”) will conduct a public hearing to consider reimposing fire rescue non-ad valorem assessments for the provision of fire rescue services within the District for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2017 and future fiscal years until discontinued by the District. A map of the District is located at the end of this Notice.

The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on August 28, 2017, at Fire Station 45, 8618 Esplanade Street, Navarre, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board of Fire Commissioners within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Fire Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at least two (2) days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (850) 939-5236 for assistance.

The total annual fire services assessment revenue to be collected within the District is estimated to be $2,800,000 for fiscal year October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.

The assessments for each parcel of property will be based upon each parcel’s Property Use classification and the total number of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire rescue services assessment schedule being considered by District for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2017:

Fire Services Assessment Rates

Residential Property Use Category Rate Per Square Foot Minimum Charge
Residential $0.0547 $125.81
Non-Residential Property Use Categories Rate Per Square Foot Minimum Charge
Non-Residential $0.1822 $419.06
Land Use Category Rate Per Lot/Acre Minimum Charge
Vacant Lot $29.55
Unimproved Acres $9.85 $29.55

 

Copies of the legal documents for the assessment program are available for inspection at the District office, located at 8618 Esplanade Street, Navarre, Florida.

The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2017, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.

If you have any questions, please contact the District at (850) 939-5236 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Board of Commissioners

Holley Navarre Fire District

Public Notice #2108

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