A Resolution of the Englewood Water District (DISTRICT) providing for the levy of non-ad valorem assessments on certain lands benefited by expansion of DISTRICT’s wastewater system, the adoption of the uniform method for the collection of non-ad valorem assessments pursuant to Section 197.3632 Florida Statutes, the adoption of a preliminary assessment role , and the setting a time and place for a public hearing.

WHEREAS, the DISTRICT is an independent special district of the State of Florida pursuant to Chapter 2004-439, Laws of Florida, and

WHEREAS, the DISTRICT Board of Supervisors has authority, as provided in Section 9 of Chapter 2004-439 Laws of Florida, to provide for the levy of non-ad valorem assessments on lands and real estate benefitted by the construction, expansion and/or improvements of DISTRICT systems, and

WHEREAS, the DISTRICT proposes construction of an expansion of its wastewater collection system into certain areas within the DISTRICT to be paid, in whole or in part, by non-ad valorem assessments on the real properties to be serviced or to which special benefits accrue;


The nature of the proposed improvements is as follows:
The Project generally consists of the installation of an AirVac vacuum wastewater collection system.  The wastewater collection systems generally consists of 4”, 6” and 8” underground PVC pipelines, vacuum valve pits with air intakes that may serve from one to four properties, isolation valves, clean-outs, and associated fittings to transport sewage by gravity, vacuum or pressure.  The Project also consists of road-crossings, trench excavation and restoration of pavement and sod.  Expansion of the V7 Keyway Road vacuum station, construction of wastewater transmission mains (force mains) and providing capacity for the treatment of the collected sewage at the Water Reclamation Facility are essential, off-site components of the Project.  Some off-site Project components have been previously constructed and paid for by the DISTRICT.

  The location of the wastewater facilities are as set forth in Exhibit “A” and “B” Assessment Plat.

   The Project expenses to be paid by non-ad valorem assessments, in-part or in-whole, are as follows:

V9A Collection System                   $1,753,605
V9B Collection System                   $2,466,690
WRF/Vacuum Station                     $1,512,393

The manner in which assessments are to be made is the uniform method of collecting assessments as provided in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, shall be utilized to collect the assessed amounts on an annual basis over a period of 6 years at an interest rate of 0% on benefitted real property within V9A and V9B.

The part of the costs of improvements to be apportioned to be paid from the general funds of the district shall be $1,178,301.  Therefore, the total amount to be collected through assessments is $4,554,387 which equates to an assessment of $8,642.10 per residential unit.

The lands upon which the non-ad velorem assessments shall be levied shall be all lots and lands adjoining and contiguous or bounding and abutting upon such improvements or specially benefitted thereby and further designated by the assessment plat herein provided for, and attached as Exhibit “A” and “B”.

The total estimated cost of the Project is $5,732,688.00.  Project costs may also include the cost of construction or reconstruction, the cost of all labor and materials, the cost of all lands, property, rights, easements, and franchises acquired, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction and for 1 year after completion of construction, discount on the sale of assessment bonds, cost of plans and specification, surveys of estimates of costs and of revenues, cost of engineering and legal services and all other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility of practicability of such construction or reconstruction, administrative expense, and such other expense as may be necessary or incident to the financing herein authorized. 

 There is on file in the district’s offices an assessment plat showing the area to be assessed, with plans and specifications, and an estimate of the cost of the proposed improvement which are open to the inspection of the public.

The vice chair, through the secretary, shall publish notice of this resolution once in a newspaper published in each of the Counties of Charlotte and Sarasota.  The notice shall state in brief and general terms a description of the proposed improvements with the location thereof, and that the plans, specifications, and estimates are available to the public at the district’s offices.  The notice shall also state the date and time of the hearing to hear objections, which hearing shall be no earlier than 15 days after publication of said notice.  Such publication shall be verified by the affidavit of the publisher and filed with the secretary to the board.

Attached hereto as Exhibit “C” and “D” are the preliminary assessment rolls showing the lots and lands assessed and the amount of the benefit to and the assessment against each lot or parcel of land, and if the assessment is to be paid in installments, the number of annual installments in which the assessment is divided is also entered and shown upon the assessment roll.

The time and place at which the owners of the property to be assessed or any other persons interested therein my appear before the board and be heard as to the propriety and advisability of making such improvement, as to the cost thereof, as to the manner of payment therefore, and as to the amount thereof to be assessed against each property so improved shall be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2009 at Suncoast Auditorium, 700 Medical Boulevard, Englewood, FL 34223.  Ten days’ written notice of the time and place shall be given to the property owners on the preliminary assessment roll and said notice shall include the amount of the assessment and shall be served by mailing a copy by first class mail to each of such property owners at his or her last known address, the names and addresses of such property owners to be obtained from the records of the property appraiser, and proof of such mailing to be made by the affidavit of the secretary to the board, or by the engineer.  The notice shall also state that anyone unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments to the Board Secretary at 201 Selma Avenue, Englewood FL 34223 prior to noon on the day of the hearing.  Written comments must contain the writer’s legal name, address and phone number.  Comments may also be e-mailed to prior to noon on the day of the hearing.  E-mails must include the sender’s legal name, address and phone number.  Written comments will be provided to the members of the board at the hearing.

PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED this 18th day of June, 2009.


                                                                                                Steve Samuels, Chair
                                                                                                ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT


Maureen A. Cronk, Secretary to the Board