Municipal Service Benefit Unit (msbu) Program

MSBU Applications In Process

Deer Run Former Golf Course Property Land Acquisition

Current Status:

The MSBU Program did receive interest from the Deer Run Community in regards to the potential creation of an MSBU to support the potential land acquisition of the Deer Run former golf course property. The MSBU Program will seek board approval upon receipt of the required level of community support(65%). As current, the petition resukts are as follows:

**Please note that the deadline for petition submittal has been extended to October 8, 2021.**


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

Lake & Aquatic Vegetation Management

 Lake Linden

Current Status: 

The Isle of Windsor community received the required level of support for the potential creation of a MSBU for Lake Management Services for Lake Linden. The MSBU Program will seek subsequent approval from the Board of County Commissioners for official adoption of the MSBU. A public hearing has been scheduled for October 26, 2021 at 1:30pm to seek formal approval. Please see meeting details below:

Seminole County Sevices Building/ BOCC Chambers

1101 East 1st Street, Room 1028

Sanford FL 32771

October 26, 2021 1:30pm

Background History:   

Linden Lake is located on the southeast quadrant near the intersevtion of W. Lake Mary Blvd and Markham Woods Rd. An application to assist property owners with creation of an MSBU for funding on-going aquatic weed control services on behalf of Linden Lake was received in November 2020 along with the required Survey of Interest.  The applicant, MSBU Program, and Lake Management Program met in January 2021 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, 2021 was proposed

Little Lake Howell

Current Status: 

By unanimous vote, the Board of Commissioners did approve the Ordinance creating the Little Lake Howell/Tuskawilla Lake Management Municipal Services Benefit Unit[MSBU], the preliminary Capital Assessment roll for Phase I MSBU services, the initial Variable Rate assessment roll for Phase II MSBU services, and the Interlocal Agreement with City of Winter Springs. The initial assessment for this MSBU will be on the 2021 tax bill.  Click here to view Proposed Ordinance.  A public hearing to discuss and provide the actual costs for Phase I has been scheduled. Please see the hearing details below:

Seminole County Sevices Building/ BOCC Chambers

1101 East 1st Street, Room 1028

Sanford FL 32771

October 26, 2021 1:30pm

Current status of the Petition is notated below:

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.


E. Crystal Chain of Lakes

Current Status: 

A Public hearing to give consideration to creating a petition-supported MSBU for East Crystal Chain of Lakes did occur on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Seminole County Board of Commission chambers located at 1101 East First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771, Room 1028. By unaminous vote, the Board of Commissioners did approve the Ordinance creating the East Crystal Chain of Lakes Lake Management Municipal Services Benefit Unit[MSBU], the preliminary Capital Assessment roll for Phase I MSBU services, the initial Variable Rate assessment roll for Phase II MSBU services, and the Interlocal Agreement with City of Lake Mary. The initial assessment for this MSBU will be on the 2021 tax bill.    Click here to view Proposed Ordinance.  Current status of the Petition is notated below:

Background History:   

The E. Crystal Chain of lakes includes Amory, Deforest, Belair and E. Crystal and is located in the northwest quadrant of Seminole County to the west of the Greenway (417) and south of CR46A (W 25th Street). The waterfront properties are represented by both unincorporated and City of Lake Mary taxing districts. An application to assist property owners with creation of an MSBU for funding lake restoration and on-going aquatic weed control services on behalf of the lake chain was received in May 2020 along with the required Survey of Interest.  The applicants, MSBU Program, Lake Management Program and City of Lake Mary have met during the preliminary evaluation process to determine and confirm processes and expectations.


ROAD IMPROVEMENT

No applications in process at this time.


STREET LIGHTING

Lockhart Community 

Current Status: 

The Lockhart Street Lighting MSBU was approved by the Board of County Commissioners at the August 25th meeting and is set for Assessment levy in 2020. The Assessment per benefit unit for this MSBU is $25.00 per year with collection via the annual property tax bill.

Background History: 

The MSBU Program received an application and completed Survey of Interest from the Lockhart community in August 2019, for providing assistance with creating an assessment district to fund street lighting.  An application processing timeline was developed based on a targeted street lighting equipment installation date as soon as feasible after October 1, 2020. After receiving the application, the MSBU Program coordinated with the electric utility company [FPL] to secure a lighting plan and cost proposal the targeted area. The plan and cost estimates were received from FPL in March 2020. Due to meeting restrictions and other COVID 19 factors, the applicant requested proceeding with the petition process in lieu of waiting for opportunity to hold a community meeting.


Wellington

Current Status: 

 The Petition to create an MSBU is in process with an extended filing deadline of Dec 22, 2020. The results of the petition will be used to determine the level of community support for establishing the MSBU. As current status of the petitioning is notated below:

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 were developed to determine the options available for transition to LED fixtures. Petitioning will be required due to an anticipated increase in annual cost.


Sweetwater Springs

Current Status:

Duke Energy recently completed their field verification process and the project is currently in the design and scheduling phase. The targeted install date for this transition is October 2020.

Background History:

The petition for Early Equipment Transition to LED & Non-Fiberglass Poles was distributed by the MSBU Program on June 5, 2020, with a filing deadline of July 6, 2020. Given the known need to transition the Sweetwater Springs street lighting equipment and the added benefit of improved illumination using less electricity, the petition was designed to default to granting approval replacement as requested by the Sweetwater Springs Homeowners Association. The petition outcome demonstrated that less than 3% of the owners of assessed properties opposed early transition. Therefore, the requested early transition was approved for implementation as a soon as feasible in 2020. The resulting assessment increase [$70.00 per benefit unit] will be included on the 2020 property tax bill as communicated during the petition process.


Riverside at the Springs

Current Status:

The Riverside at the Springs Street Lighting MSBU was approved by the Board of County Commissioners at the August 25th meeting and is set for Assessment levy in 2020. The initial Assessment for this MSBU is proposed at $80 per benefit unit in year 1, with subsequent years estimated at $40 per benefit unit. Ongoing assessments are determined annually dependent with future utility costs.

 Background History:

The MSBU Program received an application and completed Survey of Interest from the Riverside at the Springs community in June 2020 for providing assistance with creating an assessment district to fund a single streetlight in vicinity of community access mailbox. An application processing timeline was developed based on a targeted installation date as soon as feasible after October 1, 2020. Cost estimates for installation and operation of the streetlight were confirmed with the utility company (Duke Energy) following receipt of the application.

 


 WATER AND/OR WASTEWATER

No applications in process at this time.

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