City of Apopka Notice of Public Hearing for Stormwater Management Assessment for Fiscal Year 2023/2024
The City of Apopka currently assesses property owners an annual stormwater assessment to pay for various flood control and water quality improvement projects within the incorporated limits of the City of Apopka. The stormwater management assessment appears on your Truth in Millage (TRIM) Notice so that you can conveniently pay the assessment at the same time you pay your property tax.
The average single-family residence in the City includes 3,600 square feet of impervious surface (roofed, paved, or similar surface), which equals an “Equivalent Residential Unit” or EDU. The proposed assessment for one EDU is $60.00 (Base Rate + EDU Rate) for Fiscal Year 2023/2024. Assessments for specific parcels are based on either an assigned EDU or the actual impervious square footage, as set forth in the chart below.
|Class of Service||Building Footprint (Square Feet)||Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Stormwater Assessment|
|Base Rate: Single Family Residential||-||$36.00|
|Base Rate: Non-Residential/Commercial||-||$108.00|
|Base Rate: Vacant||-||$36.00|
|Base Rate: Agriculture (With Building)||-||$108.00|
|Equivalent Residential Rate (EDU): Residential Tier 1||< 2,800 square feet||$16.80|
|Equivalent Residential Rate (EDU): Residential Tier 2||2,800 to 4,700 square feet||$24.00|
|Equivalent Residential Rate (EDU): Residential Tier 3||> 4,700 square feet||$36.00|
|Equivalent Residential Rate (EDU): Non-residential Classes||-||$24.00|
How are the rates calculated: Base Rate + EDU Rate = TOTAL
Average Home Assessment is (Base Rate of) $36.00 plus (EDU Rate of) $24.00 = TOTAL of $60.00
The assessment is projected to generate 1.77 million in total revenue to be used for stormwater management projects.
State law requires us to inform you that failure to pay any part of your property tax bill including the stormwater management assessment will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in loss of title.
When Can I Talk About This?
A public hearing to consider adoption of the annual rate resolution for the stormwater management assessment for Fiscal Year 2023/2024 will take place on September 6, 2023, at 5:15 PM and September 20, 2023 at 6 PM. The collection of the assessment will be on the ad valorem tax bill. All affected real property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written comments with the City Clerk any time prior to the public hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at 407-703-1704 at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing.