NOTICE OF HEARING
TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO FUND STREET LIGHTING SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Oviedo, Florida, will conduct a public hearing as required by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes related to the City of Oviedo (the "City") street lighting services. The street lighting annual assessment rate resolution provides for the imposition of special assessments against property located within City limits to fund street lighting services and collection of the assessments by the Seminole County Tax Collector pursuant to the tax bill collection method described in Section 5.01 of City Ordinance No. 1667 (the "Assessment Ordinance"). The assessment is an annual assessment that will continue from year to year. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on August 15, 2022, in City Council Chambers of City Hall, 400 Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo, Florida 32765. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City Council within twenty (20) days of this notice.
The assessments were initiated in 2018 to fund street lighting related essential services, facilities, equipment and improvements throughout the City. The assessment is based upon the number of Equivalent Benefit Units ("EBUs") attributable to each tax parcel as of the date the assessments are imposed. The City has determined that the size of the average single-family residential parcel in the City is 0.26 acres, which is the value of one EBU. Single family residential parcels consisting of one dwelling unit, including multi-family units with ten (10) dwelling units or less, shall each be attributed one EBU. Vacant parcels are not included in the street light assessment until developed. For all other developed parcels, the number of EBUs has been calculated individually for each parcel of property by dividing the total size of the parcel in acres by 0.26 acres, with a minimum of one (1) EBU attributed to each parcel. The street lighting assessment will be imposed at the proposed rate of $78.13 per EBU for Fiscal Year 2022-23. A more specific description of the street lighting related services and the method of computing the assessment for each parcel of property are set forth in Resolution No. 3588-18 (the "Final Assessment Resolution") adopted by the City Council on August 23, 2018. Copies of the Final Assessment Resolution, the Assessment Ordinance and the Street Lighting Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the office of the City Clerk, located at City Hall, 400 Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo, Florida 32765.
The assessment will be collected by the Seminole County Tax Collector on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2022, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.
Published: July 24, 2022
CITY OF OVIEDO, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE/Resolution(s)
A copy of the proposed ordinance(s) is on file with the Clerk of the City and same may be inspected by the public.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator at 407-971-5500.
If a person decides to appeal a decision made with respect to any matter considered at the above hearing, he will need a verbatim record of all proceedings including the testimony and evidence, which record is not provided by the City of Oviedo (FS 286.0105).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Oviedo, Florida, that the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider enactment of the below entitled: