Water Management District votes on property tax rate

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board today approved a tentative budget that reduces the property tax rate for a fourth year, provides significant funding for cost-share programs supporting water related projects, partnership programs to protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies, and enhances water supply planning efforts.“The tentative budget allocates district resources in a way that will support our core mission responsibilities of water quality and natural systems protection, water supply sustainability and flood protection,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This budget reflects the leadership and commitment of our Governing Board as responsible stewards of your taxpayer dollars while protecting Florida’s water resources.”The tentative 0.2885 millage rate would result in $84.1 million in revenue that would be part of a total $166.5 million budget for fiscal year 2016‒2017, which begins Oct. 1, 2016. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 4.6 percent less than the current year’s tax rate.Under a 0.2885 millage rate — 28.85 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value — the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $43.28 in the coming year in property taxes to the district.The proposed budget will fund the district’s major programs, including springs protection and projects to improve water quality and develop alternative water supplies. In addition, the budget provides funds to rehabilitate flood control structures and conduct groundwater resource assessments.Public hearings will be held at 5:05 PM on Sept. 13 and 27 at district headquarters. Final budget adoption will occur at the Sept. 27 Governing Board meeting. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articlePokemon Go wreaks havoc at local golf courseNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more