Astudy was done at the request of some Kingswood Manor residents that analyzes each residence. The study uses one year's water rates for the apartments and information obtained from the Highlands County Property Appraiser’s website on taxable value. Residents may double check all math themselves by obtaining your taxable value and multiplying it by .00365, the town's advalorum tax rate.
Ultimately Town Council has the authority to adjust all rates. Using a rate that furnishes a lower rate requires the use of the Town's dumpster rates. This practice would require billing of the Homeowner's Association rather than billing through the Highlands County Tax Collector.
The Town of Lake Placid Town Administrator will be available on May 11th at 2PM and on May 16th at 2PM at Lake Placid Town Hall, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, to give presentations on this consideration for Kingswood Manor residents, and at any other time for individual meetings with residents.
If a sufficient number of Kingswood Manor Registered Voter Residents desire an election to decide annexation, the Town Administrator will present the petition to the Lake Placid Town Council and a referendum vote will be held by the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections.
This study was completed by Town Administrator Phil Williams - Telephone 863-699-3747
PS. The Town would like to welcome the Pines of Lake Huntley Condominiums to the Town. The residents of the Pines annexed into the Town by unanymous consent of all residents effective May 18th. The Town was able to save them money of garbage pick-ups, give better service, and reduce their water bills. And . . . they now have direct representation on their services through Town Government and access to a great town police service.