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Lakewood Park MSTU Discussion Oct. 24, 2018


The County has been discussing with the Fort Pierce Farms Water Control District (the “District”) the possibility of increasing the volumetric stormwater flowrate for discharge from the Lakewood Park subdivision to District facilities from 1.0 inch per day to 2.6 inch per day.  The County is also considering creating a municipal service benefit unit (“MSBU”) to impose special assessments on benefitted properties in Lakewood Park to find the costs of increasing the volumetric flow rate.

Please see the project schedule below for proposed Interlocal Agreement between the County and the District that, if adopted would provide that the County would impose special assessments against benefitted propertied within the MSBU and remit the proceeds of the Assessments to the District.  The District agrees to utilize the assessment proceeds to improve District facilities to allow for increased volumetric flow rate as set out above.  The Interlocal Agreement is contingent upon the County creating the MSBU.

LWP Drainage MSBU
Project Schedule
12/3/2018 Agenda Due Xs 2
12/18/2018 BOCC - Consent Item
Approve IA with FPFWCD
12/18/2018 BOCC - Consent Item
Approve Initial Assessment Resolution
Approve IA with TC
Permission to advertise the PH
1/8/2019 Send notice to Tribune
1/15/2019 Advertise PH
1/15/2019 Mail Notices
1/21/2019 Agenda Due
2/5/2019 BOCC - Public Hearing
Create MSBU & levy assessments
Fwd IA to TC
2/7/2019 Certify Roll to the Tax Collector
4/1/2019 Agenda Due
4/16/2019 BOCC - Consent Item
Budget (Resolution from OMB)

The pipe from Lake Beatrice to the east side of Emerson Road will be under way shortly after the holidays – the contractor is finishing up another location in Lakewood Park and will be moving to this area next.


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