Board OK’s assessment increase for Granite Bay Parks District

Increase from $68.26 to $69.32
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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an increase June 7 in the parcel assessment for the Granite Bay Parks, Trails and Open Space Assessment District. The increase is 1.52 percent, from $68.26 to $69.32. The county’s Department of Facility Services estimates the assessment revenue will total $550,255 for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The voter-approved district provides funding for the maintenance, improvement and administration of parks and trails in county-owned or maintained recreational facilities in the Granite Bay area. Some 8,000 parcels are contained within the district, which maintains eight parks: Granite Bay Community Park, Douglas Ranch Park, Franklin School Community Park and Trail Staging Area, Miners Ravine Nature Reserve, Ronald L. Feist Park, Sterling Point Park, Treelake Terrace Park and Treelake Village Park. Earlier this year, the board of supervisors directed that an engineer’s report for the district be prepared and the initiation of an assessment process begin for the upcoming fiscal year. In May, the board adopted a resolution of intent to levy an assessment for the district. At the June 7 meeting, the board conducted the third step in the process by holding a public hearing and then adopted the new assessment. ~ Staff report