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File #: R-2020-164    Version: 1 Name: Fire Rescue Assessment Prelim FY 2021
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2020 In control: Department of Financial Services
On agenda: 7/1/2020 Final action: 7/1/2020
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Relating To The Provision Of Fire Rescue Services, Facilities And Programs In The City Of Hollywood, Florida; Establishing The Estimated Assessment Rate For Fire Rescue Assessments For The Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2020; Directing The Preparation Of An Assessment Roll; Authorizing A Public Hearing And Directing The Provision Of Notice Thereof; Providing For Conflicts And Severability.
Attachments: 1. 01 Reso Fire Rescue Assess Prelim FY2021, 2. 02 Appendix A Fire Rescue Incident Rpt Situation Codes, 3. 03 Appendix B Fire Rescue Property Use Codes, 4. 04 Appendix C Fire Rescue Apportionment Method, 5. 05 Appendix D Fire Rescue Rate Schedule, 6. 06 Appendix E Fire Rescue Notice to Be Published, 7. 07 Appendix F Fire Rescue Trim Notice, 8. 08 GSG 2020 Fire Rescue Study
Title
A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Relating To The Provision Of Fire Rescue Services, Facilities And Programs In The City Of Hollywood, Florida; Establishing The Estimated Assessment Rate For Fire Rescue Assessments For The Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2020; Directing The Preparation Of An Assessment Roll; Authorizing A Public Hearing And Directing The Provision Of Notice Thereof; Providing For Conflicts And Severability.


Strategic Plan Focus
Financial Management & Administration


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Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Resolution.


Explanation:
In June 1996, the City of Hollywood imposed a fire rescue non-ad valorem assessment to provide funding for the City's fire rescue services, facilities and programs beginning in FY 1997. The City has reimposed the fire rescue assessment in every fiscal year since FY 1997. The assessment pays for a portion of the cost of fire rescue services provided to properties located in the City of Hollywood. The remainder of the cost is funded from other City revenue sources.

The annual fire rescue non-ad valorem assessment is levied against all assessed residential and non-residential properties in the City (with the exception of wholly tax-exempt government properties and institutional properties, or of those portions of government properties and institutional properties that are tax-exempt, and vacant land parcels), and appears on each property owner's annual property tax bill as a non-ad valorem assessment.

The Preliminary Rate Resolution, as defined in and required by Ordinance O-96-17, initiates the annual process for updating the assessment roll and reimposing the fire rescue assessment. The Preliminary Rate Resolution sets forth the estimated fire rescue assessment rate schedule and the estimated amount of revenue to be provided by the assessment for FY 2021.

During the current fire rescue rate study, two changes were made. The first was an exemption for ...

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