District Board votes to reduce tax rate for fifth consecutive year

District Board votes to reduce tax rate for fifth consecutive year

first_img TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleFlorida Hospital partners with Second Harvest to feed the hungryNext articleApopka: Pro-Business or Anti-Religion? By Greg Jackson Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A great big thumbs up to the SJRWMD board! Now let’s see the other government entities follow their lead! The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here From the St. John’s River Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a fifth consecutive year while continuing to provide significant funds for programs and projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies.“The tentative budget shows the direction the district is headed and where we plan to focus our efforts in the coming fiscal year,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are looking forward to another exciting year as new projects kick off while others are completed to restore and safeguard our water resources. This tentative budget reflects the continued commitment of our Governing Board to our responsibilities of water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems.”The tentative 0.2724 millage rate would result in $85.3 million in revenue toward a total $160.4 million budget for the fiscal year 2017‒2018, which begins Oct. 1, 2017. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 1 percent less than the current year’s tax rate.Under a 0.2724 millage rate — 27.24 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value — the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $40.86 in the coming year in property taxes to the district.The proposed budget will fund the district’s major programs, such as water supply planning, priority water body and springs restoration, and continued cost-share partnerships.Public hearings will be held at 5:05 p.m. Sept. 12 and 26 at district headquarters. Final budget adoption will occur at the Sept. 26 Governing Board meeting.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia July 14, 2017 at 9:25 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img

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