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Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Fees

CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE
FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND OF
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL NON-AD VALOREM
ASSESSMENTS
As required by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes (the “Statute”), Clay County, Florida (the “County”), gives notice that an annual assessment for solid waste and recovered materials collection services (the “Collection Assessment”) using the Statute’s tax bill collection method may be levied on your property for the County's fiscal year commencing October 1, 2017 (the “2017 Fiscal Year”). The purpose of the Collection Assessment is to fund solid waste and recovered materials collection services benefiting residential property located within the County's unincorporated area (the “Unincorporated Area”) and within substantially all of the incorporated area of the City of Keystone Heights. The total annual Collection Assessment revenue to be collected within the County is estimated to be $9,069,019.20 for the 2017 Fiscal Year.
As required by the Statute, notice is also given by the County that an annual assessment for solid waste disposal services and facilities (the “Disposal Assessment”) using the tax bill collection method, may be levied on your property for the 2017 Fiscal Year. The purpose of the Disposal Assessment is to fund solid waste disposal services and facilities benefiting residential property located within the Unincorporated Area, within the city limits of Green Cove Springs and the town limits of Orange Park, and within substantially all of the incorporated area of Keystone Heights. The total annual Disposal Assessment revenue to be collected within the County is estimated to be $5,070,528.00 for the 2017 Fiscal Year.

The annual Collection Assessment and the annual Disposal Assessment are each based on the number of residential dwelling units contained on each parcel of property.
The total number of residential dwelling units on the above parcel is 1
For the 2017 Fiscal Year, the Collection Assessment for the above parcel is $139.20, and the Disposal Assessment for said parcel is $72.00.

A public hearing will be held before the County’s Board of County Commissioners at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard on August 22, 2017 in the Board’s meeting room on the 4th floor of the Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. You and all other affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If you decide to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, you 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 Clay County ADA Coordinator by mail at Post Office Box 1366, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, or by telephone at number (904) 269-6376, at least three (3) days prior to the date of the hearing. Hearing impaired persons can access the foregoing telephone number by contacting the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (Voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). Unless proper steps are initiated in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure relief within 20 days from the date of Board action at the above hearing (including the method of apportionment, the rate of assessment and the imposition of assessments for the Collection Assessment and the Disposal Assessment), such action shall be the final adjudication of the issues presented.

Copies of the assessment ordinances, the Initial Assessment Resolutions, the Annual Rate Resolutions, and the updated assessment rolls for both the Collection Assessment and the Disposal Assessment are available for inspection at the office of the County Manager, located at the Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida.

The assessment amounts shown on this notice for the above parcel will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2017. The Statute requires the County to notify you that your failure to pay either or both of these assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against your property in accordance with the provisions of Florida law, which may result in a loss of title. Any mistake on this notice will be corrected. For questions regarding either assessment, please contact the County's Environmental Services Department at (904) 284-6374, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Residents in the City of Keystone Heights should call City Hall at: 352-473-4807