From Mayor Christine Hunschofsky:
By the end of August, every homeowner should have received their TRIM (Truth in Millage) notice, which comes from the Broward County Property Appraiser.
This notice can also be found online at www.bcpa.net. The TRIM notice details home market value and assessed value in addition to exemptions. It also shows the various taxing authorities (Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, South Florida Water Management District, North Broward Hospital District, Children’s Services Council, City of Parkland, etc.) that make up your entire tax bill, what their current millage (property tax) rate is and what their highest proposed millage rate may be.
Additionally, you will find all the times, dates, and locations of all the public budget hearings for every taxing authority. PLEASE take a close look at your TRIM notice this year so that you know how much each taxing authority is proposing to tax you and where you can go to give your input on their budgets.
Assessments are also listed on your TRIM notice separate from the property taxes. These include the Waste Management assessment for services, which is a direct pass-through amount from Waste Management for solid waste and recycling services, and the Parkland fire services fee.
Additionally, some residents will have various water control assessments from North Springs Improvement District, Parkland Water Control, Coconut Creek Utilities, or Pinetree Water Control, depending on where their home is located in the city.
On a separate note, life has not been the way we expected it to be over these past few months. With the health and economic effects of COVID-19 as well as schools starting the year off virtually, many are understandably stressed and anxious. Eagles’ Haven Wellness Center offers free virtual wellness classes and also has trained clinicians on staff to help. For more information, visit their website at www.eagleshaven.org. Additionally, dialing 211 in Broward County can connect you with a whole range of services, from mental health and behavioral health to senior check-ins. Visit their website at 211-Broward.org to see the whole range of services they can connect you to.
The best way to keep up to date on what’s going on in our city is to visit the city website, follow the city on Facebook at facebook.com/copfl, or on Twitter at @CityParklandFL, subscribe to the city’s e-blast “Parkland on Tap” at cityofparkland.org/notifyme and download the MyParkland app.
As always, I enjoy hearing from our residents, so please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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