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File #: 23-671    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution / Regular Agenda Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2023 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/13/2023 Final action: 9/13/2023
Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE RESCUE SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA; CONFIRMING THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT RESOLUTION; REIMPOSING FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST ASSESSED PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2023; APPROVING THE RATE OF ASSESSMENT; APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Fiscal Impact: $32,577,529 - FY 2024 gross revenues before exemptions and discounts)
Attachments: 1. AmendedAndRestatedFAR_rev final_08 28 23.pdf, 2. Final Pompano Beach Fire Update Report FY 23-24.pdf, 3. Fire Assessment Rates for FY 2024.pdf
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE RESCUE SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA; CONFIRMING THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT RESOLUTION; REIMPOSING FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST ASSESSED PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF POMPANO BEACH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2023; APPROVING THE RATE OF ASSESSMENT; APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Fiscal Impact: $32,577,529 - FY 2024 gross revenues before exemptions and discounts)
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(Staff Contact: Erjeta Diamanti)

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Summary Explanation/Background:
The purpose of the Fire Assessment Program is to provide a dedicated source of funding for fire operations; the fees paid to the City under this program cannot be used for any other purpose. The costs, covered by the fees, are apportioned by service demand (calls) that are placed on fire operations by residential, commercial, industrial/warehouse, and institutional properties.

The City hired a consultant (Government Services Group, Inc.) to review fire service data (i.e. service calls) to ensure the proper apportionment of fees across categories (residential, commercial, industrial/warehouse, institutional) as is required. Please refer to the attached consultant report. $34 of the recommended $81 increase for fiscal year 2024 in the residential rate is the result of the consultants review of actual service data and the weighted percentage of services calls apportioned to residential properties in order to generate the same amount of fire assessment revenues as generated in fiscal year 2023. The remaining $47 of the recommended increase is anticipated to generate an additional approximately $3.7 million in fire assessment revenues to cover fire operations eligible costs.

The estimated fire assessment revenues are anticipated to cover about 87.88% of the eligible fire operations services for FY 2024. The Resolution requires the City C...

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