September Fire Commission Meeting - Public Hearing

Thu, September 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Meeting Protocols and Process

NORTH RIVER FIRE DISTRICT

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020/2021 BUDGET; AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE IMPOSITION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS, ADOPTION OF AN ASSESSMENT ROLL, AND THE LEVY, COLLECTION, AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE SAME; AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING. 

 

            The Fire Commissioners of the North River Fire District will hold two public hearings and a special meeting on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the at the District’s Station 2 located at 823 49th Street East (Experimental Farm Road), Palmetto, Florida 34221. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (or related emergencies), the District is affording the public the opportunity to participate in the hearings and meeting either in person or by telephone or video conferencing communications media technology pursuant to governmental orders, including but not limited to the Governor’s Executive Orders 20-52, 20-69, and 20-179 as such Orders have been and/or may be supplemented and extended, as well as pursuant to Section 120.54(5)(b)2, Florida Statutes.  For individuals who would like to participate in the public hearings and/or meeting virtually, the GoToMeeting call in or virtual log in information is as follows:

 

Meeting Access Code: 429-574-669

Meeting URL:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/429574669
 

Call in number: United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

           

The District is located in northern Manatee County, as more particularly described in the map below.

 

The purpose of the first Public Hearing is to receive public comment and objections on the Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget.  The purpose of the second Public Hearing is to consider the imposition of non-ad valorem assessments to fund the District’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 upon the lands located within the District, consider the adoption of an assessment roll, and to provide for the levy, collection, and enforcement of the assessments.  The second Public Hearing is being conducted pursuant to Florida law including Chapters 191 and 197, Florida Statutes.  At the conclusion of the Public Hearings, the Board will, by Resolution, adopt a budget and levy assessments as finally approved by the Board.  A Board meeting of the District will also be held where the Board may consider any other business which may properly come before it.

 

            A copy of the Proposed Budget and/or the agenda for the Hearings and meeting may be obtained by contacting the Administration Office at 941-721-6700 Ext. 9 M-TH 8-4:30.  In accordance with Section 189.016, Florida Statutes, the Proposed Budget will be posted on the District’s website (NRFD.ORG) at least two days before the budget Hearing date.

 

The District’s non-ad valorem assessments are annually recurring assessments.  The table below presents the proposed schedule of non-ad valorem assessments.  Amounts are preliminary and subject to change at the Hearing and in any future year.  The amounts are subject to early payment discount as afforded by law.

 

The Manatee County Tax Collector will collect the assessments. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.  All affected property owners have the right to appear at the Public Hearings and the right to file written objections with the District within twenty (20) days of publication of this notice.

 

The Public Hearings and meeting are open to the public. The Public Hearings and meeting may be continued to a date, time and location to be specified on the record at the Hearings or meeting.

 

            Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting and/or Public Hearings because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Administration Office at 941-721-6700 Ext. 9  at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 711 for aid in contacting the District Office.

 

Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearings or meeting is advised that person will need a record of proceedings and accordingly, the person may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.

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