With little discussion and delay, the Orange City Council has approved the recurring set of yearly charges property owners will see on their tax notices.

Taxpayers who object or simply want more information about the special assessments may attend a public hearing before the City Council, only scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the council chambers at 201 N. Holly Ave. in Orange City. This public hearing will precede votes by the council to certify the assessment rolls and submit them to the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s Office for placement on the ad valorem tax bills. The meeting is open to the public.

For the city’s next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, households will pay $182.50 for the collection and disposal of their garbage and trash. Orange City contracts with WCA of Florida LLC, also known as GFL Environmental, for the pickup of residential solid waste.

In addition, the Orange City Council July 26 tentatively approved a stormwater-management charge of $76.30 for a standard single-family home, known as an equivalent-benefit unit (EBU). Owners of larger homes and commercial properties, including churches, will pay more, based on the square footage of structures covering the surface of land where stormwater would normally drain and percolate into the aquifer.

Homeowners in the Shadow Ridge neighborhood will also be billed $135 for streetlights in their neighborhood.

There is also a streetlighting district covering Briarwood South, and each of the homeowners and lot owners there will be charged $52.

Special assessments that appear on the ad valorem tax bills must be paid in conjunction with the taxes.


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