Stormwater assessment public hearing
The Panama City Beach City Council will hold a public hearing during its September 13 City Council meeting tonight on the City’s annual stormwater service assessment, which places the cost of stormwater services on property owner tax bills.
Rates will remain the same as last year. Rates increased in 2017 for the first time in 10 years.
All properties are charged for stormwater services. For the last 10-plus years, the City has approved numerous stormwater capital improvement projects and the assessments, which total several million dollars, pay for those projects. The cost of stormwater services is based on the property’s asphalt, concrete, gravel, and other hard surface area. Concrete lots pay more and vacant undeveloped lots pay less. The rate for a vacant lot is $35. The average homeowner pays approximately $80.
Later in the year, a database will be linked on www.pcbgov.com where property owners may enter their addresses to find out their assessment cost.
The City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall at the intersection of State Road 79 and Panama City Beach Parkway.
Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at email@example.com, or (850) 233-5100.