September 24, 2023

The Group Improvement District 7 Board of Supervisors has backed down from a 20 % enhance within the upkeep evaluation paid by residents.

Quite a few residents confirmed up for the board assembly held Thursday morning at SeaBreeze Recreation Middle.

The agenda printed previous to the assembly indicated {that a} 20 % hike was to be thought of. Nevertheless, supervisors mentioned the agenda was not clear as a result of they believed they’d reserved the proper to scale back the upkeep evaluation enhance to fifteen % on the day of the vote. The agenda included a chart displaying how a lot residents might anticipate to pay with a 20 % enhance. It didn’t embrace the charges residents would have paid with a lesser enhance.

“I anticipated to have a alternative,” mentioned Supervisor Judi-Ann Rutherford.

Board Chairman Jerry Vicenti mentioned he most well-liked a 15 % enhance, which prompted Supervisor Ed Coleman to notice that CDD 7 could be taking a look at one other enhance subsequent yr.

Price range Director Brandy Cook dinner identified that the 15 % enhance would herald about $100,000 much less in income.

The board chairman reminded residents within the room that greater than half of the CDD 7 finances is used to fund the Mission Extensive Advisory Committee.