The Fort Lauderdale city commission on September 14 adopted the new methodology for assessing stormwater charges along with the rates for acreage and trips used per property. See previous article with details about the stormwater issue and new structures.
Earlier, the city commission adopted the new stormwater structure that includes 1) shifting the costs of stormwater from the water and sewer utility bill to the property owner (or in the case of an association – from the association’s bill to the individual unit owners) and, 2) charging a fee for association unit owners that is based on the association’s acreage and daily trips per unit.
The details for association owners can be found on the TRIM notices sent out in August by the property appraiser’s office. The notices detail the two components of the stormwater fee, and are listed as a non-ad valorem assessment that will appear on each year’s tax bill.
Details about the city commission meeting can be found on the city’s website – just click on “action details” to see a summary of the debate and final action on this issue.