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File Number: 080960
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File Number: 080960 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 08-58 Control: County Commission
File Name: CHRISTIAN COVE MULTIPURPOSE MAINT. & STREET LIGHTING STD Introduced: 4/1/2008
Requester: Public Works Department Cost: Final Action: 5/20/2008
Agenda Date: 5/20/2008 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, KNOWN AND DESCRIBED AS CHRISTIAN COVE MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE AND STREET LIGHTING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: DISTRICT 8
  MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT
  STREET LIGHTING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT
  TOWNHOMES DEVELOPMENT
Sponsors: NONE
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/20/2008 5A Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

Board of County Commissioners 4/22/2008 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Board of County Commissioners 5/20/2008

Board of County Commissioners 4/22/2008 4A Adopted on first reading 5/20/2008 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners on May 20, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 4/4/2008 Assigned James K. Kracht 5/13/2008

County Manager 4/1/2008 Assigned County Attorney 4/22/2008
REPORT: PWD (MM&SLSTD - CHRISTIAN COVE)

County Manager 4/1/2008 Assigned Ysela Llort 4/2/2008 4/1/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, KNOWN AND DESCRIBED AS CHRISTIAN COVE MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE AND STREET LIGHTING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Amendment to the Florida Constitution (Article VIII, Section 6) grants to the electors of Miami-Dade County power to adopt a home rule charter of government for Miami-Dade County, Florida, and provides that such charter may provide a method for establishing special taxing districts and other governmental units in Miami-Dade County from time to time; and
WHEREAS, the Home Rule Charter adopted by the electors of Miami-Dade County on May 21, 1957, provides that the Board of County Commissioners, as the legislative and governing body of Miami-Dade County, shall have the power to establish special purpose districts within which may be provided essential facilities and services, including landscape improvement and maintenance programs and street lighting, and that all funds for such districts shall be provided by service charges, special assessments, or general tax levies within such districts only, and that the County Commission shall be the governing body of all such districts; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to such provisions of the Florida Constitution and the Home Rule Charter, the Board of County Commissioners duly enacted Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, providing for the creation and establishment of special taxing districts and prescribing the procedures therefore; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, a petition for the creation of a special taxing district to be known as the CHRISTIAN COVE MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE AND STREET LIGHTING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT duly signed by 100% of the owners (developer/petitioner) of property within the proposed district, was filed with the Clerk of the County Commission. Such petition prayed for the creation and establishment of a special taxing district for the purpose of providing maintenance of the ingress/egress Tract, the exterior face of walls, the private park and swales including turf, trees and shrubs and street lighting services located within the public domain to be financed solely by means of special assessments levied and collected within the area therein and hereinafter described; and
WHEREAS, upon receipt of such petition the Clerk of the County Commission transmitted a copy thereof to the County Manager who examined it and filed a written report with the Clerk certifying that such petition was sufficient in form and substance and signed and properly presented in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the County Manager, after making appropriate investigations, surveys, plans and specifications, compiled and filed with the Board of County Commissioners his written report and recommendations setting forth the boundaries of the proposed special taxing district, the location, nature and character of the multipurpose maintenance programs and street lighting services to be provided within the proposed district, an estimate of the cost of maintaining and operating such improvements and/or services, his certification that the proposed district improvements and multipurpose maintenance programs and/or services conform to the master plan of development for the County, and setting forth his recommendations concerning the need for and desirability of the requested district, the ability of the affected property to bear special assessments to fund the cost of maintaining and operating such improvements and multipurpose maintenance programs and/or services, and an estimate of the amount to be assessed against each square foot for landscape and other maintenance programs and each front foot for street lighting services of the benefited property within the proposed district, and expressing his opinion that the property to be specially assessed will be benefited in excess of the special assessments to be levied, and the County Manager attached to such report and recommendations a map or sketch showing the boundaries and location of the proposed district. Such "Report and Recommendations" of the County Manager was filed with the Clerk and transmitted to the Chairman; and
WHEREAS, it appearing to the Board of County Commissioners from such report of the County Manager and other investigations that the district petitioned for would be of special benefit to all property within the proposed boundaries and that the total amount of the special assessments to be levied would not be in excess of such special benefit; the Clerk of the Board will certify the place, date and hour for a public hearing on the petition of the property owners and the report and recommendations of the County Manager -- said hearing will be held on Tuesday, . Copies of the notice of the public hearing will be duly published in newspapers of general circulation published in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and copies thereof will be posted in not less than five (5) public places within the proposed district, and copies thereof will be mailed to all owners of taxable real property within the boundaries of the proposed district as their names and addresses appear on the latest Miami-Dade County Real Property Tax Roll; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to said notice, the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday , will hold a public hearing, at which all interested persons will be afforded the opportunity to present their objections, if any, to the creation and establishment of the proposed special taxing district; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, upon review and consideration of the report and recommendations of the County Manager and the views expressed by the property owners within the proposed special taxing district, has determined to create and establish such special taxing district in accordance with the report and recommendations of the County Manager, and the provisions of Chapter 18 of the Miami-Dade County Code.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, a special taxing district to be known and designated as the CHRISTIAN COVE MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE AND STREET LIGHTING SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT is hereby created and established in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Section 2. The area or boundaries of this proposed special taxing district are as follows:
A portion of Section 19, Township 56 South, Range 40 East, in Miami-Dade County, Florida; being more particularly described as follows:


The SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 19 less "Spicewood Subdivision" according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 161 at Page 51 of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida (a.k.a. Christian Cove, Tentative Plat #T-22919).

The area and location of this proposed special taxing district are shown on the map or sketch which is made a part hereof by reference.
Section 3. The service to be provided within this proposed special taxing district will initially consist of the following:
A) Maintain the ingress/egress tract (Tract A), the private park (Tract B), swales, and initially the exterior face of walls on the north side of S.W. 240th Street along the west 435 feet of the District boundaries, should any Homeowners Association or CDD fail to provide these services. Failure to provide maintenance within the private road area is defined in a non-exclusive easement granted to Miami-Dade County and recorded in the Public Records.

B) Installation, operation and maintenance of eight (8) 16,000 lumen sodium vapor traditional post-top streetlights mounted on fiber glass poles.

Section 4. A) Multipurpose Maintenance - The combined costs of the multipurpose maintenance project and operation of the district's improvements including services, engineering, administration, billing, collecting and processing for the first year is provided by petitioner, and $11,610 for the second year. It is estimated that the cost per assessable square foot of real property within the proposed district for the initial multipurpose maintenance program shall be provided by petitioners for the first year, and $0.0593 for the second year. The second and succeeding years' assessments will be adjusted from actual experience.
B) Street Lighting Services - The installation of the street lighting project will be accomplished pursuant to an agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Power and Light Company. The combined costs of the street lighting project and operation of the district's improvements including service, maintenance, electricity, engineering, administration, billing, collection and processing for the first year are provided by petitioner and estimated to be $13,090. The combined costs of the street lighting project and operation of the district's improvements including service, maintenance, electricity, engineering, administration, billing, collection and processing for the second year are estimated to be $2,240. The estimated cost per assessable front foot of real property within the proposed district for the second year is $1.814. The second and succeeding years' assessments will be adjusted from actual experience.
Section 5. A) Multipurpose Maintenance - Miami-Dade County, as administrator of this district's maintenance program, is directed to provide service by the most effective and efficient means available on a yearly basis, as detailed in the County Manager's report which is made a part hereof by reference. If there is a proposed significant change to the level of services to be provided, the Park and Recreation Department shall conduct a meeting in the community, inviting all affected district property owners for the purpose of reviewing the district's budget and level of services.
B) Street Lighting Service - The proposed Street Lighting agreement between Miami-Dade County and Florida Power and Light Company is hereby approved and made a part hereof by reference, and the County Manager or designee and the Clerk or Deputy Clerk of the County Commission are hereby authorized and directed to execute said agreement for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County.
Section 6. A) Multipurpose Maintenance - The County Manager is authorized and directed to cause to be made the maintenance and operation of various public improvements to be installed within the district in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance. However, multipurpose maintenance services will be provided by the taxing district in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance only if a Homeowners Association and, if applicable, a community development district, have failed to provide these maintenance services and the County has adopted this district's multipurpose maintenance assessment roll.
B) Street Lighting Service - The County Manager is authorized and directed to cause the installation of the required street lights to be accomplished within the district in accordance with the provisions of said agreement and with the terms of this Ordinance.
Section 7. The County Manager is further directed to cause to be prepared and filed with the Clerk of the County Commission two (2) Preliminary Assessment Rolls in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-14 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. As authorized by Section 197.363, Florida Statutes, all special assessments levied and imposed under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be collected, subject to the provisions of Chapter 197, Florida Statutes, in the same manner and at the same time as ad valorem taxes. In accordance with utilization of the ad valorem tax collection method, if such special assessments are not paid, when due, the potential for loss of title to the property exists. Furthermore, it is hereby declared that said improvements and/or services will be a special benefit to all property within the proposed special taxing district and the total amount of special assessments to be levied as aforesaid will not be in excess of such special benefit.
Section 8. A duly certified copy of this Ordinance shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and recorded in the appropriate book of records.
Section 9. The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of its enactment, unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

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Date:

To: Honorable Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro
and Members, Board of County Commissioners


From: George M. Burgess
County Manager

Subject: Christian Cove Multipurpose Maintenance
and Street Lighting Special Taxing District

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approve a petition submitted in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 18 of the Code for creation of the Christian Cove Multipurpose Maintenance and Street Lighting Special Taxing District. The creation of this District is a subdivision requirement pursuant to Chapter 28 of the Code of Miami-Dade County and Public Works Department policy. The multipurpose maintenance program will remain dormant until such time as any Homeowners Association or Community Development District (CDD) fails to provide the required maintenance services.


Scope

This proposed special taxing district lies within Commission District Eight (8) and will provide street lighting services and other multipurpose maintenance services, if and when necessary.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source


Creation of this District will result in no economic impact on the County's budget. The developer, pursuant to Chapter 18 of the Code, is required to fund all costs incidental to creation, operation and administration of the District for the first year including the costs to install, maintain and operate the District’s street lighting system. Maintenance services which cannot be equitably or conveniently provided by the property owners shall be provided by the District upon acceptance of the plat required improvements by Miami-Dade County and upon the failure of any Homeowners Association or CDD to provide the required maintenance services and such services will be funded by special assessments against benefited property.

After the first year, the economic impact on the private sector will be a perpetual annual special assessment for the cost of street lighting to all property owners within the District, and when necessary, a special assessment for other district maintenance services. The Florida Power and Light Company is the owner of the street lighting system and therefore will derive revenues from it.

At this time there will be no increase or decrease in County staffing due to this District. The private sector may increase its staffing levels to provide the service requirements created by this special taxing district.


Track Record/Monitoring

Contingent upon BCC approval of this District, the Public Works Department’s Special Taxing Districts Division will monitor the Florida Power and Light Company’s agreement, installation and billing process. In the event any Homeowners Association or CDD fails to provide maintenance services, the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation and Public Works Departments will provide the District’s required maintenance services and cause implementation of special assessments for the costs of such services against benefited property.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Boundaries:
On the North, theo. SW 238th Court;
On the East, theo. SW 109th Path;
On the South, SW 240th Street;
On the West, SW 112th Avenue.

Number of Parcels: 1 (Tentative plat proposes 42 buildable townhouse lots).

Number of Owners: 1

Number of Owners With Homestead: None - The petition was submitted by Exemption Signing Petition: Bahia Honda Real Estate Investments I, LLC., the sole property owner and developer.

Preliminary Public Meeting: None necessary.

Required Referendum:
The creation of the District will be subject only to BCC approval; no election will be necessary as 100 percent of the property owners signed the petition.

Preliminary Assessment Roll:
The street lighting assessment roll is submitted on the same agenda as a separate agenda item for consideration and adoption by the BCC and contingent upon the Board’s approval of this District’s creation ordinance. In the event any Homeowners Association or CDD fails to provide the maintenance services below, a hearing to adopt the multipurpose maintenance assessment roll will be conducted. The implementation of the assessment rolls will be in accordance with the procedures defined in Chapter 18 of the Code.

Proposed Service and Improvements
Multipurpose Maintenance Services:
The creation of this District is requested to maintain the ingress/egress tract (Tract A), the private park (Tract B), swales, and initially the exterior face of walls on the north side of SW 240th Street along the west 435 feet of the District boundaries, should any Homeowners Association or CDD fail to provide these services. Failure to provide maintenance within the private road area is defined in a non-exclusive easement granted to Miami-Dade County and recorded in the Public Records.

Street Lighting Improvements:
The installation, operation and maintenance of eight (8) 16,000 lumen sodium vapor traditional post-top streetlights mounted on fiber glass poles.

Estimated Initial Billing:
Assessment billed annually as an itemized portion of the annual tax bill.

Initial Start of Service
Multipurpose Maintenance Services: October 1st following cessation of maintenance services by the developer and failure of any Homeowners Association or CDD to provide services.

Street Lighting Service: November 2009, following the provision of street lighting services by the developer for the first year.

Method of Apportionment

Maintenance Services: Square Footage
Street Lighting Service: Front Footage

Estimated Annual Total Cost First Year Second Year

Maintenance Services: $0 $11,610
Street Lighting Service: $13,090 $2,240

Estimated Annual Rates First Year Second Year

Maintenance Services: Provided by $0.0593
Street Lighting Service: Petitioner $1.814
Estimated Annual Assessments First Year Second Year

Maintenance Services:

For A Typical Townhouse Lot: Provided by $283.69
Petitioner

Street Lighting Service: First Year Second Year

For A Typical Townhouse Lot: Provided by $50.79
Petitioner

The annual assessments shown above are representative of costs for a typical townhouse lot within this District.

State or Federal grants are not applicable to this special taxing district.

Each special taxing district is unique due to its geographical boundaries, affected property owners, and level of services to be provided. Creation of a new special taxing district to provide these services is the best and most cost-effective method to achieve this benefit.

In accordance with the requirements of Chapter 28 of the Code to provide street lighting in new subdivisions through the creation of street lighting special taxing districts, and in compliance with the provisions of Section 18-3 (c) of the Code, I have reviewed the facts submitted by the Public Works Director and concur with her recommendation that this District be created pursuant to Sections 18-2 and 18-22.1 of the Code.



_____________________
Assistant County Manager

OTHER
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE
CREATION OF CHRISTIAN COVE
MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE AND STREET LIGHTING
SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Pursuant to Chapter 18 of the Code, and as a result of a detailed investigation of a duly petitioned for special taxing district, the following facts are submitted by the Public Works Department Director concerning the creation of Christian Cove Multipurpose Maintenance and Street Lighting Special Taxing District.
1. BOUNDARIES OF THIS DISTRICT
The proposed District is located entirely within a portion of unincorporated Miami-Dade County, and the boundaries, as set forth in the petition, are as follows:
A portion of Section 19, Township 56 South, Range 40 East, in Miami-Dade County, Florida; being more particularly described as follows:

The SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of said Section 19 less “Spicewood Subdivision” according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 161 at Page 51 of the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida (a.k.a. Christian Cove, Tentative Plat #T-22919).

The boundaries are shown on the attached plan entitled Christian Cove Multipurpose Maintenance and Street Lighting Special Taxing District and hereinafter referred to as Exhibit A.
2. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO BE PROVIDED

The services and improvements to be provided by this District will initially consist of the maintenance and operation of the following:
A) Multipurpose Maintenance Services - The maintenance of the landscaped areas, ingress/egress (Tract A), private park (Tract B), swales and the exterior of any fencing or walls within the District boundaries. Service will commence following failure of any Homeowners Association or CDD to provide these services, and upon adoption of this District’s multipurpose maintenance assessment roll. Other maintenance services may be provided in the future as specified in the District’s ordinance and amendments thereto. The areas to be maintained are shown on the attached Exhibit A.
B) Street Lighting Service - The street lighting to be provided and maintained by the District will consist of 16,000 lumen sodium vapor traditional post-top streetlights mounted on fiber glass poles. The


spacing of the streetlights will be approximately 129 to 186 feet apart. The streetlights will be located within the public street right-of-way in accordance with the applicable standard details of the Public Works Department Manual.
3. ESTIMATE OF THE ANNUAL EXPENSE FOR MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OPERATION OF THIS DISTRICT

A) Multipurpose Maintenance Services First Year Second Year

Initial Annual Maintenance $8,090
Services will be
Parks Administration Provided by 1,620
Petitioner
Engineering and Administrative Costs 1,200*

Billing, Collecting and Processing Costs 150*

Contingencies 550*

Total Annual Maintenance Services Cost $11,610*
B) Street Lighting Service First Year Second Year
8 - 16,000 Lumen Sodium Vapor Luminaires $630 $630
8 - Fiber Glass Pole 410 410
1,440 Ft. - Underground Wiring 390 390

Annual Fuel Adjustments (Based on
5,760 KWH at $0.06375 Per KWH) 370 370
Franchise Cost (Based on 5.91 % of $1,800) 110 110
SUB-TOTAL STREET LIGHTING SERVICES COSTS $1,910 $1,910
FP&L RESTORATION COST 2,000 0
ENGINEERING & ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS 5,270 70*
BILLING, COLLECTING & PROCESSING COSTS 2,200 150*
CONTINGENCIES 1,710 110*
STREET LIGHTING COST PAID BY PETITIONER $13,090
TOTAL ANNUAL STREET LIGHTING COST $2,240
*To be adjusted from actual experience.

4. PROCEDURE

A) Multipurpose Maintenance Services - Upon assumption of maintenance services by the District as described in Item 2(A) above, the costs of which are estimated in Item 3(A) above, any increase in future multipurpose maintenance facilities or functions within the scope of the District may be provided upon recommendation by a majority of the property owners for consideration by Miami-Dade County as administrator, provided that any expansion of the scope of services of the District may require adoption of an amending ordinance. The deletion of services is subject to maintaining a minimum level of services as determined by the Miami-Dade County Public Works Department. The expense of the multipurpose maintenance program will be continuous. However, because cost and/or level of maintenance may increase, the estimated annual expense, as indicated herein, can only be based on the initial maintenance program. The cost of the multipurpose maintenance program will therefore require adjustment annually through the budget process performed by the Park and Recreation Department or the Public Works Department as administrator of the District. This initial cost estimate has been developed by the Public Works Department based on estimates previously provided by the Park and Recreation Department for similar maintenance taxing districts.
Prior to assumption of maintenance services by Miami-Dade County, all areas and facilities to be maintained by the District must be inspected and accepted by Miami-Dade County, and all instruments that convey title to, or provide ingress/egress over, any real property to be maintained by Miami-Dade County
shall be submitted to the Special Taxing Districts Division of the Miami-Dade County Public Works Department. Maintenance of any lake, natural preservation area, archeological site and mitigation area within the District boundary to be maintained by the District will commence upon notice from the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) that the developer has complied with any and all maintenance requirements imposed by DERM.
However, implementation of maintenance services may begin no later than October 1st, the beginning of the County’s fiscal year, provided sufficient time to initiate the process of assessment and notice of collection to all property owners within the District and that any applicable access provisions expressed in the preceding paragraph are met.

Once District services begin, if there is a proposed significant change to the level of service to be provided, the Park and Recreation Department will conduct a meeting in the community, inviting all directly affected property owners for the purpose of reviewing the District’s budget and level of services. This will enable Miami-Dade County, as administrator, to secure input from affected community representatives, association and property owners to improve delivery and lower costs of the services provided within the scope of the District’s authorized functions as specified in Item 2 above, and to determine the following:

1. Level of service;

2. Areas to be maintained;

3. Approximate effect on cost and rate of assessment for any changes.
Miami-Dade County shall determine the minimum service level. Maintenance services may not be entirely eliminated unless the District is abolished.
B) Street Lighting Services – As provided for under Section 18-2 of the Code, the property owner(s), the developer(s), within the proposed District shall guarantee payment of all costs and expenses incidental to the creation of such District and shall pay the entire cost of providing street lighting within the District for the first year. The Florida Power and Light Company will install the lights, poles and service lines at its expense, with annual service/rental costs to be borne by District property owners. However, the special
taxing district, the developer(s), may be required to pay a differential cost if rapid construction techniques
cannot be used on this project. This cost is estimated and shown as Florida Power and Light restoration cost in the District's cost estimate in Item 3(B) above.
The facilities provided by the Florida Power and Light Company will remain its property, and the company will be responsible for the maintenance of the light standards, fixtures, lamps, and all connecting service lines. The cost of streetlights in this District will be continual and is based on a preliminary estimate using Rate Schedule No. SL-1 prepared by the Florida Power and Light Company and approved by the

Florida Public Service Commission, a copy of which is attached. The District will pay the Florida Power and Light Company a monthly rental fee on each installation.
As provided by Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, the petitioner(s) shall advance the first year’s estimated streetlight costs and pay all costs incurred to create the District for its first year of operation. The District’s property owners shall pay these costs for the second and succeeding years.
Miami-Dade County may enter into an agreement with the Florida Power and Light Company, form attached, wherein Miami-Dade County will pay to the Florida Power and Light Company any costs associated with the streetlight installation, and monthly payments for the annual cost of providing the streetlight service.
Following the creation of the District by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and upon receipt of the payment from the developer(s) of the total estimated cost for the first year as specified above, the County Manager shall cause the petitioner’s plat to be placed on a Commission Agenda for acceptance and subsequent recordation.

5. CONFORMITY TO THE MASTER PLAN OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
The proposed District conforms to and in no way conflicts with the Comprehensive Development Master Plan of Miami-Dade County (see attached memorandum from the Department of Planning and Zoning).

6. RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING THE DESIRABILITY OF THIS DISTRICT
The need for multipurpose maintenance programs and street lighting in Miami-Dade County is apparent. Residents and property owners of Miami-Dade County continue to demonstrate their desire for the services which will be provided by this District through numerous petitions and personal requests.
In my opinion, the proposed multipurpose maintenance and streetlight program will provide special benefits to property within the District exceeding the amount of special assessments to be levied.

7. ESTIMATE OF ASSESSMENT AGAINST BENEFITED PROPERTY
A) Multipurpose Maintenance Services – The combined cost of the multipurpose maintenance program, and administrative expenses as shown in Item 3(A) above is to be paid for by special assessments

levied against all benefited properties following District implementation and is to be apportioned to individual properties within the District on the basis of lot or parcel square footage. The cost per assessable square foot to be assessed for this service is estimated as follows:

Estimated Annual Assessments First Year Second Year
Estimated Total Multipurpose Maintenance Cost: $11,610
Services will
Estimated Total Assessable Property Square Footage: be Provided 195,765
by Petitioner
Estimated Cost Per Square Foot of Real Property: $0.0593
Sample Assessments First Year Second Year
For A Typical Townhouse Lot: Services will $283.69
be Provided
by Petitioner

B) Street Lighting Services – As was determined in Item 3(B) above, each property owner along the lighted roadway will pay the County, through a special assessment, a proportionate share of the total annual cost the second year and each succeeding year based on front footage. The cost per assessable front foot to be assessed for this service is estimated as follows:
Estimated Annual Assessments First Year Second Year

Estimated Total Street Lighting Cost: Advanced $2,240
by
Estimated Total Assessable Front Footage: Petitioner 1,235

Estimated Cost Per Front Foot of Real Property: $1.814

Sample Assessments First Year Second Year

For A Typical Townhouse Lot: Advanced $50.79
by
Petitioner

C) Estimated Combined Annual Assessments – The annual assessments shown below are representative of costs for a typical townhouse lot within this District and will be adjusted from actual experience.


Sample Assessments First Year Second Year

For A Typical Townhouse Lot: Provided $334.48
by
Petitioner
8. RECOMMENDATION
I recommend that Christian Cove Multipurpose Maintenance and Street Lighting Special Taxing District be created pursuant to Section 18-2 of the Code, which provides for the creation of special taxing districts for street lighting in new subdivisions and Section 18-22.1 permitting a petition of all property owners for multipurpose maintenance services. The creation of this District will be subject to BCC approval; no election will be necessary as 100 percent of the property owners signed the petition. Following adoption of the creation ordinance, it is further recommended that the BCC adopt the District's Preliminary Assessment Roll(s) Resolution. Adoption of this resolution will enable the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector to collect the funds necessary to administer this District, as well as provide funds for payment of District services. In the event actual costs are lower than the costs estimated, the Director of the Public Works Department or her designee shall adjust and decrease the rate of assessment. In the event actual second year costs are higher than the costs estimated, the County Manager may cause to be prepared revised preliminary assessment roll(s) and file the same with the Clerk of the Board for a scheduled public hearing to adopt the revised assessment roll(s). The ordinance creating the District shall take effect ten (10) days after the date of its adoption unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, it shall become effective only upon an override by the BCC. My office will also be available to answer any questions from the public or your office in regard to the financial and/or engineering facts of this project. We further recommend that the County Manager forward this attached report to the BCC after he has reviewed it and concurred with our findings.


Attachments:
(1) Copy of Petition and Attachments
(2) Copy of FP&L Rate Schedule No. SL-1
(3) Copy of FP&L Street Lighting Agreement Form
(4) Copy of Memo from Department of Planning and Zoning
(5) District Boundary Map (Exhibit A)



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