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File Number: 111915
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File Number: 111915 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-729-11 Control: County Commission
File Name: HIBISCUS ISLAND OVERHEAD SERVICES IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL TAXING Introduced: 9/8/2011
Requester: Public Works Department Cost: Final Action: 9/20/2011
Agenda Date: 9/20/2011 Agenda Item Number: 5D
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION ABATING PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS AGAINST REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN BOUNDARIES OF A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT KNOWN AS HIBISCUS ISLAND OVERHEAD SERVICES RELOCATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ORDINANCE NO. 10-51
Indexes: SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT
Sponsors: Bruno A. Barreiro, Prime Sponsor
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 9/20/2011 5D Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the title of the foregoing resolution into the record. Chairman Martinez opened the public hearing. There being no one wishing to speak, the public hearing was closed, and the Board proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 9/8/2011 Assigned James K. Kracht

County Mayor 9/8/2011 Assigned Alina Tejeda-Hudak 9/8/2011 9/8/2011

County Mayor 9/8/2011 Assigned County Attorney 9/20/2011
REPORT: PWD - Public Hearing. The resolution was drafted by James Kracht. Attachments included.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ABATING PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS AGAINST REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN BOUNDARIES OF A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT KNOWN AS HIBISCUS ISLAND OVERHEAD SERVICES RELOCATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ORDINANCE NO. 10-5

BODY
WHEREAS, pursuant to petition, notice and public hearing, the Board of County Commissioners by Ordinance No.10-51, adopted on September 21, 2010, created and established a special taxing district in Miami-Dade County, Florida, known and designated as the HIBISCUS ISLAND OVERHEAD SERVICES RELOCATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, enacted under and pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.01(A)(11) of the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, upon the district being approved on December 7, 2010, by a majority vote of qualified electors residing within the district; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No.10-51, the Board of County Commissioners determined that special assessments in this special taxing district for the purpose of providing for the underground burial of existing overhead utility services should be levied on a unit basis; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No.10-51, and Section 1814(4) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on September 21, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a preliminary assessment roll per Resolution R-933-10 providing for the collection of special assessments against affected property to fund District services; and
WHEREAS, each property owner was notified that the special assessments would be placed on the November 2010, and subsequent real property tax bills and that, if these special assessments are not paid when due, the properties on which the special assessments are levied will be respectively subject to the same collection procedures as for ad valorem taxes, including possible loss of title; and
WHEREAS, because burial of the underground utilities has not yet commenced, the residents of the District have expressed their desire to abate the collection of the Districts’ special assessments for a one (1) year period (November 2011 tax bill),
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. Collection of the special assessments as shown on the assessment roll approved by Resolution No. R-933-10 shall be abated for the 2011 real property tax roll under Section 1814(4)(c)(9) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Section 2. The said assessment roll as approved by Resolution No. R-933-10 shall remain applicable and in full force and effect for 2012, and subsequent year’s real property tax rolls.
Section 3. The Miami-Dade County Tax Collector’s office is hereby directed to accomplish the provisions of this resolution.

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Date:

To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners



From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor


Subject: Hibiscus Island Overhead Services Relocation Improvement Special Taxing District

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adopt the attached resolution authorizing that the assessment roll for the subject District be held in abatement for FY 2011-2012 at the request of the affected Homeowners Association (request letter attached). Collections began with FY 2010-2011 and will resume with FY 2012-2013 and subsequent years as itemized on the annual combined Real Property tax bill.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Scope

This special taxing district lies within Miami-Dade County Commission District Five (5), and wholly within the municipal limits of the City of Miami Beach (City), and provides for the relocation of electrical, telephone and cable television services from overhead to buried conduit.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source

There will be no fiscal impact on the County’s budget resulting from the adoption of this resolution. District establishment and creation costs have been paid from the District’s initial FY 2010-2011 collections and District bond costs have yet to be incurred.

The economic impact on the private sector will remain as imposed by the District’s preliminary assessment roll.

Track Record/Monitoring

District services will be provided by the City through an interlocal agreement between the City and the County. Performance, invoicing and payment to the City will be monitored by the Public Works Department’s Special Taxing Districts Division once the City finalizes costs and executes their contract with the Florida Power and Light Company. The Miami-Dade County Tax Collector’s Office will accomplish the terms of this resolution.

Background

On September 21, 2010, in response to resident petition and pursuant to Ordinance No. 10-51, the BCC approved the creation and establishment of the Hibiscus Island Overhead Services Relocation Improvement Special Taxing District and the District’s preliminary assessment roll was subsequently adopted as a separate item on the same agenda per Resolution R-933-10. The District’s creation and implementation was then ratified by mailed ballot referendum of the District’s qualified electors on December 7, 2010. Provision of District services is pending the execution of an interlocal agreement between the City and the County. The final costs of this project are conditional upon the City executing a contract with Florida Power and Light as service provider. The City has funding available for the provision of drainage facilities, repaving, and landscaping beautification and is planning to include the utility burial as part of the larger project to achieve economies of scale and elimination of redundant work. It is expected that the District will benefit financially from this effort and may result in a refund to District taxpayers when the project is completed.

Individual property assessments were initially placed on the affected property’s annual combined Real Property tax bills beginning with the 2010 tax roll at the request of the Homeowners Association. Of the 181 assessed parcels, 46 have paid the capital lien in full and the remainder have opted to amortize this capital assessment lien through their annual tax bill. Those property owners who paid the capital tax lien in full have satisfied their lien obligation. The 2010 collections will remain in a special taxing district account through the Tax Collector’s office to the credit of each individual property tax folio number and those who carry the lien through the tax bill are credited with a 1/15th payment of the fifteen (15) year installment plan.





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