BOCC approves taxing resolutions

Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

“This does allow us to spread the expense for those services,” Yeager said. “But I am not in favor unless we reduce the ad valorem tax burden.”

One proposal, for beach nourishment, was narrower in focus than the others, Novak said.

Given that revenue generated by any MSBU would be insufficient to fully fund a multi-million dollar project to nourish beaches that are reaching the life expectancy of the previous nourishment project, the issue would likely require a process much like the previous project.

That involved establishing a Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU), by referendum of voters in the impacted areas, to underwrite a bond issuance for the local funding for any nourishment project.

“We may or may not need this, but it does give us one added option,” Yeager said.

The other three resolutions dealt with issues that were more county-wide and could, if commissioners chose, be options they could adopt as a board without going out to the public beyond conducting public hearings and soliciting public comments, Novak said.

The solid waste ordinance was almost a fait accompli for the commissioners.

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