Item # 5.D.
September 26, 2011
CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH, REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Date: September 7, 2011
Director’s Name: Patricia Ladolcetta
Subject: A Resolution of the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, Setting and Amending Fees and Charges for City Services, Applications, Licenses, and Permits and Adopting the Schedule of Fees and Charges and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Resident
CITY COMMISSION REVIEW, APPROVE, AND ADOPT
A Resolution of the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, Setting and Amending Fees and Charges for City Services, Applications, Licenses, and Permits and Adopting the Schedule of Fees and Charges and Emergency Transport Medical Services (EMS) Transport Resident Policy.
Why Action is Necessary
Service or user charges or fees shall be set or amended by resolution of the city commission pursuant to Article III, Section 10-61, Fees, of the City of Hallandale Beach Code of Ordinances.
What Action Accomplishes
Adopts changes to the City’s Schedule of Fees and Charges. Adopts the Emergency Transport Medical Services (EMS) Transport Resident Policy.
Is this Action Goal Related
This action is specifically related to the City’s Strategic Priority of Excellence in Government by ensuring that local government is accountable, accessible and transparent in its operations; communicates effectively both internally and externally; values and supports community input and participation; and is effective in its management of fiscal responsibilities.
Previous Action Taken
The City Commission approved various changes to the City’s Schedule of Fees and Charges during the City Commission Budget Special Meeting, held on July 18 & 19, for the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget.
STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION
The various changes to the City’s Schedule of Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 are indicated on Exhibit 1. Additionally, staff recommends the City establish an EMS Transport Resident policy. The policy relieves residents of the City of Hallandale Beach of the EMS Transport fees. The patient being transported must have a Hallandale Beach address. The City will collect from their insurance carrier and/or Medicare/Medicaid. The residents will not have to pay past what the City receives from their insurance carrier and/or Medicare/Medicaid. Residents without insurance will not be required to pay the EMS transport charge.
The Fire Protection Non-Ad Valorem Assessment and Lot Maintenance/Clean-up Non-Ad Valorem Assessment were adopted by separate Resolution at the September 14, 2011 Special Commission Meeting.
Staff has prepared the appropriate Resolution to revise fees and service charges. Budget adoption procedures require Resolution(s) involving service or fee increases to be considered in the Public Hearing portion of the agenda.
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
Staff’s estimates indicate that the proposed changes will amount to revenues of $650,000 depending on the demand for services during Fiscal Year 2012.
Exhibit 1 – Changes to the Schedule of Fees and Charges
Exhibit 2 – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Resident Policy
Exhibit 3 – Resolution – Setting and Amending Fees
Mark Antonio, City Manager Date
_____Approved _____Disapproved _____Hold for Discussion