Town of Zolfo Springs, FL
Hardee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Zolfo Springs as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1]
It is hereby ascertained, determined, and declared that:
A. 
Section 125.01(1)(q) of the Florida Statutes provides legislative authorization for the governing body of a county to establish a municipal service unit for all or any part of the unincorporated area within its boundaries, or within the municipal boundaries of an incorporated area upon consent of the governing body of the affected municipality, within which may be provided streets, fire protection, sidewalks, streetlighting, solid waste collection and disposal, drainage, and other essential facilities and municipal services.
B. 
The Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida (the "county"), has enacted an ordinance authorizing the county to establish a municipal service unit to impose and collect solid waste disposal services assessments within the unincorporated area of the county.
C. 
The Town Council of the Town of Zolfo Springs has determined that the creation of a municipal service unit for the purpose of providing solid waste disposal services is in the best interest of the owners of property within the corporate limits of the Town of Zolfo Springs.
The Town Council of the Town of Zolfo Springs hereby consents to the inclusion of all of the incorporated area of the Town of Zolfo Springs within a municipal service unit created by the county to provide solid waste disposal services, facilities, and programs and to the imposition of a special assessment for such purposes. Such consent shall become effective upon adoption of this article for the upcoming fiscal year and hereafter. Further, the Town acknowledges that assessments for solid waste disposal services have been imposed within the Town's boundaries by the county in prior years. The Town expressly affirms that such actions were taken by the county with the consent of the Town. The Town Council ratifies and approves the imposition of those assessments by this article. The Town Council of the Town of Zolfo Springs finds that the provision of solid waste disposal services is an essential municipal purpose.
Consent of the Town Council of the Town of Zolfo Springs given to the county by this article shall be deemed given in advance for each fiscal year hereafter and shall be automatically renewed for each succeeding fiscal year unless such consent is subsequently withdrawn as provided herein. Consent shall be irrevocable for any fiscal year in which the subject solid waste disposal services assessments are levied by the county within the incorporated area. The Town of Zolfo Springs may only withdraw such consent for any subsequent fiscal year by adopting an ordinance abandoning its consent and providing a certified copy of such ordinance to the county prior to June 1 preceding the fiscal year for which consent is being withdrawn.
[Adopted 12-10-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-11]
It is hereby ascertained, determined, and declared that:
A. 
The Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida (the "county"), has enacted ordinances authorizing the county to create or identify a municipal service taxing or benefit unit or other specific geographic area within incorporated or unincorporated areas of the county.
B. 
The Town Council of Zolfo Springs has determined that the inclusion of the incorporated area of the Town of Zolfo Springs within such municipal service benefit unit or specific geographic area by the county for the purpose of providing fire rescue services is in the best interests of the owners of property within the corporate limits of Zolfo Springs.
The Town Council of Zolfo Springs hereby requests and consents to the inclusion of all of the incorporated area of Zolfo Springs within an identified municipal service taxing or benefit unit or specific geographic area created or identified by the county to provide fire rescue services, facilities, and programs and to the imposition of a special assessment by the county to fund such fire rescue services, facilities and programs. Such request and consent shall become effective upon adoption of this article for the upcoming fiscal year. The Town of Zolfo Springs finds that the provision of fire services is an essential municipal purpose.
Request and consent of the Town Council of Zolfo Springs given to the county by this article shall be deemed given in advance for each fiscal year hereafter and shall be automatically renewed for each succeeding fiscal year unless such request and consent are subsequently withdrawn as provided herein. Request and consent shall be irrevocable for any fiscal year in which the subject fire rescue service assessments are levied by the county within the incorporated area. Zolfo Springs may only withdraw such consent for any subsequent fiscal year by adopting an ordinance abandoning its consent and providing a certified copy of such ordinance to the county prior to May 1 preceding the fiscal year for which consent is being withdrawn.