RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
RUN DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020
FROM: MCKINLEYVILLE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
GREG ORSINI, GENERAL MANAGER
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR MEASURE B MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICT – RENEWAL FOR PARKS, OPEN SPACE, AND RECREATION FACILITIES
McKinleyville, CA –
Ten years ago, McKinleyville property owners readopted Measure B, establishing a local funding source for the community’s parks, open space and recreational facilities. Since that time, the McKinleyville Community Services District (the “CSD”) has levied an annual assessment on all properties in the CSD, providing funding to build Azalea Hall, McKinleyville Activity Center, Teen/Family Center and Hiller Sports Complex and to maintain these and other parks, open space and recreational facilities over the years. Unless extended, Measure B will expire in fiscal year 2019/2020. The expiration of the Measure B assessment would significantly impact the ability of the CSD to continue the current level of operation and maintenance of the community’s parks, open space and recreational facilities. On April 1, 2020 the Board of Directors for McKinleyville CSD approved Resolution 2020-07 Renewal for Parks, Open Space, and Recreational Facilities Annual Levy and Collection of Assessments for Fiscal Year 2020/2021.
The total amount of the assessments to be collected from properties within the Assessment District is $217,638. This will fund a portion of the CSD’s anticipated $622,403 annual budget for the operation, maintenance, construction and improvement of parks, open space, trails and activity centers (including incidental expenses for the assessment and any debt issued to fund capital improvements). The CSD will use grants and other funding sources to pay for the remainder of this budget. A more detailed description of the proposed improvements, budget and assessment can be found in the District’s Engineer’s Report, which is on file with the CSD and available for public inspection. By law, Assessment District revenues can only be spent for the purposes stated. The District will conduct annual financial audits to ensure that revenues are expended as authorized.
The amount of the assessment to be levied against your parcel is printed on the accompanying Assessment Ballot. Assessments were calculated on the following basis: Residential Property: $30.00 per Dwelling Unit ($15.00 per Bed for Convalescent/Long-term Facilities only).
Non-Residential Property: $30.00 per Acre for the first two acres, $15.00 per Acre for the third and fourth acre, $7.50 per Acre for the fifth and sixth acre, $3.75 per Acre for the seventh and eighth acre. Acreage is rounded up to the nearest acre — no extra assessment for above eight acres on a parcel.
Vacant Property: $10.00 per Parcel
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., the Board of Directors of the CSD will hold a public hearing on the assessment at the following telephonic and electronic locations:
ZOOM MEETING ID: 675 633 6928 (https://zoom.us/j/6756336928)
DIAL IN TOLL FREE: 1-888-788-0099
If you have questions about this notice or the assessment, please contact Greg Orsini at (707) 839-3251.