Title: District Sets Tentative Millage Rates
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Title: District Sets Tentative Millage Rates
Alternate Title: District Sets Tentative Millage Rates, in SWFWMD Water Management Monthly
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Language: English
Publication Date: July 2001
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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continued Conservation District Sets Tentative Millage Rates

Needed as Drought The Governing Board adopted tentative Fiscal District is $219,963,656. The current FY 2001
c,. ,Continues Year (FY) 2002 village rates at its June 27 meeting, budget is $239,269,320. The total budget includes
The tentative millage rate remains the same as last the General Fund; Special Revenue Funds, such as
By Ronnie Duncan year for the the Basin Boards,
Governing Board Chair District's General The adopted tentative FY 2002 millage rates and proposed budgets are as follows: Surface Water
Southwest Florida Water
Management District Fund. The tentative Improvement &
village rates for FY2002 FY2002 FY 2001 FY 2001
Millage Budget Millage Budget Management
I want to thank the seven District Basin (millions) (millions) (SWIM) program,
residents, businesses and Boards remain the Total General Fund: 0.422 $ 80.5 0.422 $ 77.6 and Florida
local governments in west- same. An eighth Department of
central Florida for their Basin Board Special Revenue Funds: Transportation
extraordinary efforts to reduced its millage. Alafia River 0.240 $ 3.1 0.240 $ 3.9 (FDOT)
Rontie Duncan conserve and efficiently use The eight Hillsborough River 0.285 $ 8.8 0.285 $ 8.9 Mitigation
water during this historic Basin Boards will Northwest Hillsborough 0.268 $ 4.8 0.268 $ 4.8 program; Capital
drought, which is now in its third year. Although meet in August to Coastal Rivers 0.235 $ 5.4 0.235 $ 4.0 Projects Funds; and
the rainy season is now beginning, it's important to adopt their final Pinellas-Anclote River 0.400 $ 25.7 0.400 $ 23.2 the Partnership
understand that this historic drought and its FY 2002 village Withlacoochee River 0.295 $ 5.3 0.298 $ 10.1 Trust Fund. For the
devastating impacts are far from over. Our rates. The final Peace River 0.195 $ 7.4 0.195 $ 9.3 owner of a
additional conservation efforts must continue so millage rates may Manasota 0.160 $ 9.4 0.160 $ 9.2 $100,000 home
that recovery can take place. decrease from the FDOT Mitigation N/A $ 5.1 N/A $ 0.6 with a $25,000
Last year was the driest year on a record amounts tentatively SWIM N/A $ 11.2 N/A $ 9.4 homestead
) extending back to 1915. This year, we have still adopted, but by law Total Special Revenue exemption, the
received below average rainfall, despite the recent cannot increase. Funds: N/A $ 86.2 N/A $ 83.4 FY 2002 District-
rains in some parts of the region. New record low For the Total Capital Projects wide tax would be
water levels have been set in rivers, lakes and the District's General Funds: N/A $ 38.6 N/A $ 61.6 $31.65 a year, or
aquifers. This drought has not only impacted our Fund, FY 2002 is Partnership Trust Fund: N/A $ 14.7 N/A $ 16.7 about $2.64 per
environmental systems; it has also affected water the ninth month. The Basin
users' abilities to produce enough water to meet consecutive year T d Board taxes would
their needs. Unfortunately, the moment when that the millage N,A = not applicable range from $12 per
conditions are dry is the very time that demand rate has been 0.422 year in the
for water is greatest. This increased need puts FY 2002 will run Manasota Basin to
additional pressure on our already stressed from Oct. 1, 2001, through Sept. 30, 2002. $30 per year in the Pinellas-Anclote River Basin.
resources as we continue to depend upon a The total tentative FY 2002 budget for the
diminishing ource. (see District Millage, contiicwnd (n hack)
dummishing source.
In an effort to address this water resource
emergency, the Southwest Florida Water
Management District Governing Board issued Rains M You Don' N
series of orders calling.for reduced.water usage Recent Rains ean You Dont ee to
among all users (public supply, agriculture,
business, industry) and required increased
education and enforcement efforts. The support for W after Lawns to Kee
these conservation efforts has been exceptional,
theseconseration efforts has been exceptional, Recent rainfall means some residents may be able If there is no override setting, use the irrigation
which proves the point that given accurate
information, most people will do their part for a to skip their watering day. Remember that emergency system's OFF switch to accomplish the same effect.
information, most people will do their part for a
greater good. I believe that when given all of the restrictions limiting lawn irrigation to one day per Be sure to properly reset the system at a later time.
accurate information, our citizens want to and will week remain in effect. Consider adding a rain sensor to take advantage of
accurate information, our citizens want to and will i r A
o +4^ir ort This omninon has hPPn unlliArpdP in Outdoor irrigation is often the largest single water future rainfall events. A properly installed rain sensor

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