Additional Information

INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROCEDURE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS REQUESTS

(Frequently Asked Questions):

TO WHOM DO I ADDRESS MY/OUR REQUEST?

To the District Manager’s office.


IS THERE A SPECIFIC APPLICATION FORM?

No, the District does not have an application to be completed to accompany your request. It must, however, be in writing and clearly identify the project, associated costs, and the other items listed in the procedure for capital requests.


IS THERE A DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY CAPITAL PROJECT REQUEST?

There is no deadline for applications to be submitted and the Board will consider all requests as the Board’s schedule permits. All applicants are asked to be cognizant of the mailing and advertising requirements should the Board approve a project and schedule a public hearing to consider imposing assessments on the properties benefited by the requested project.


INFORMATION FOR PROPERTIES SUBJECT TO THE ASSESSMENT

(Frequently Asked Questions):

CAN I PAY THE ASSESSMENTS IN FULL?

Yes. The assessment costs can be paid in full during the pre-pay period saving the additional costs of financing, borrowing and interest that will accumulate from the day of the final public hearing if not paid during the pre-pay period. Additionally, the assessment can be paid off at any time over the life of the assessment; however, a percentage of the financing, interest and borrowing cost will be added.


WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PAYING THE ASSESSMENT IN FULL?

You will save interest, financing fees and borrowing costs that are added from the date of the final hearing after the pre-pay period ends.


WHEN DOES THE PRE-PAY PERIOD BEGIN?

The pre-pay period begins immediately after receipt of the Notice of Special Assessment that is mailed to all property owners by certified mail after the final public hearing. This notice will tell you how much is owed and when it is due in order to save the additional costs. This period usually lasts 30 to 60 days after the final hearing is held, sometimes longer, depending on the circumstances.


WILL PROPERTY OWNERS RECEIVE REFUNDS IF COSTS ARE SAVED DURING CONSTRUCTION?

Refunds are prepared after all costs are calculated by the District and an amended assessment roll is prepared and submitted to the Board of Supervisors for acceptance and approval. Refunds are usually processed and sent out within 9-12 months from the time of completion of the project and after all final costs are known.