Municipal Service Benefit Unit (msbu) Program

MSBU Applications In Process

Applications are currently (or were recently) in process for the following proposed or existing MSBUs:

Lake & Aquatic Vegetation Management

Little Lake Howell

Current Status:  The application process for Little Lake Howell is temporarily on hold pending County decisions associated with the work scope authorized for assessment-fund services and decisions respective to assessment cost components. An update will be posted once the process is released from hold.

Background History:   Little Lake Howell [~98 acre] is located in Seminole County to the west of Tuscawilla Road and to the north of Lake Drive. The waterfront properties are represented by both unincorporated and City of Winter Spring taxing districts. An application to assist property owners with creation of an MSBU for funding on-going aquatic weed control services on behalf of Little Lake Howell was received in September 2019 along with the required Survey of Interest.  The applicants, MSBU Program, Lake Management Program and City of Winter Springs met in December 2019 to discuss the requested services and the application process. The submitted application includes request for aquatic weed control, ongoing lake management services and nutrient abatement service. An initial application processing timeline for services to begin after October 1, 2020 was proposed.

ROAD IMPROVEMENT

No applications in process at this time.

STREET LIGHTING

Bear Gully Bay

Current Status:  The installation activities for updating the existing streetlights to LED fixtures is pending scheduling by the electric utility company.

Background History:  The MSBU Program received an application from the Bear Gully HOA with request to upgrade the existing streetlight fixtures to LED. As the current equipment will be phased out due to obsolescence and the cost for the requested upgrade equipment is sufficiently comparable to current costs, the upgrade may be accommodated without petitioning.

Dot - Jewel - Willow

Current Status: Equipment installation was initiated in 2019. Equipment installation is scheduled to be completed in February 2020.  

Background History: The MSBU Program received an application to assist property owners along Dot Drive and portions of Willow Avenue and Jewel Avenue with the process of creating an assessment district for funding street lighting within the community.  A petition process was conducted in June 2019 to determine support for the creating an assessment district.  The petitioning process demonstrated that 12 of the 17 specially benefited properties were in favor (70.6%) of the creation of the MSBU. In August 2019 the MSBU was created by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing. Installation of the street lighting equipment was scheduled to occur as soon as feasible after October 1, 2019.

Lockhart Community

Current Status: Shortly after the lighting plan becomes available, the MSBU Program will provide an update to the community and will distribute a Petition to Create an MSBU to determine the level of community support for establishing the MSBU.

Background History: The MSBU Program received an application and completed Survey of Interest from the Lockhart community in August 2019.  Since receiving the application for assistance in creating an assessment district to fund street lighting, the MSBU Program has been working with the electric utility company [FPL] to secure a lighting plan and cost proposal the targeted area. An application processing timeline was developed based on a targeted street lighting equipment installation date as soon as feasible after October 1, 2020.

Wellington

Current Status:  Shortly after the lighting plan becomes available, the MSBU Program will provide an update to the HOA and community for option consideration. Once the preferred equipment is selected, the MSBU Program will distribute a Petition to Create an MSBU to determine the level of community support for upgrading the existing equipment.

Background History:  The MSBU Program received an application from Wellington HOA with request to upgrade the existing streetlight fixtures to LED.  The current poles and fixtures are identified for replacement due to obsolescence and/or end of useful life. Replaced scenarios are being developed to determine the options available for transition to LED fixtures. Petitioning will be required due to an anticipated increase in annual cost.

WATER AND/OR WASTEWATER

No applications in process at this time.