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1993-45 North Springs Improvement District Opposing Changes to District BoundariesRESOLUTION NO. 93 - 45 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA URGING THE BROWARD COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO REJECT A LOCAL BILL REQUESTED BY THE NORTH SPRINGS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR ASSESSABLE IMPROVEMENTS TO INCLUDE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WHEREAS, the North Springs Improvement District was created to enhance the construction and availability of infrastructure, drainage, and water management for areas in north west Broward County; and WHEREAS, the District's boundaries encompass properties within the City of Parkland and adjoining municipalities; and WHEREAS, the North Springs Improvement District has filed a local bill for consideration by the Broward County Delegation for the 1994 session of the Florida Legislature to expand boundaries and allow for parks, recreational, cultural, and education facilities as "assessed improvements"; and WHEREAS, parks and recreational facilities and programs are available within the boundaries of the City of Parkland and additional such facilities are planned; and WHEREAS, facilities provided by North Springs Improvement District are done as assessable improvements and parks and recreational facilities improvements within the District could result in duplication and excess facilities; and RESOLUTION NO. 93 - 45 PAGE 2 WHEREAS, such excess facilities could be assessed to City residents who now pay for such facilities through Ad Valorem taxes assessed by the municipality; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The Commission strongly urges the Broward County Legislative Delegation to reject any increase in the District's ability to include assessing for parks, recreational, educational, or cultural improvements. Section 2. The City urges the Delegation to refrain from the possibility of duplication of facilities and exorbitant costs for such to the taxpayers and property owners within the District for facilities available from the municipality. Section 3. The Mayor of Parkland is requested and directed by the City Commission to appear at a Public Hearing on December 7, 1993 on behalf of and representing the entire City to speak against this proposal. Section 4. The Delegation is encouraged to support the taxpayers and property owners of the City of Parkland to avoid hidden and excessive costs for parks, recreational, educational, or cultural facilities. Section 5. A copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Broward County Legislative Delegation, the North Springs Improvement District, the Broward County Commission, and the City of Coral Springs for the purpose of more public awareness about this proposed legislation. RESOLUTION NO. 93 - 45 PAGE 3 Section 6. This Resolution shall become effective immediately on its passage and adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED THE 1 DAY OF DECEMBER 1993. SAL PAGLIARA, - OR SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.M.C.J CITY CLERK