Is growth and new development the cause of all of these problems?

New development approved and built in the County since 1991 have had to meet strict regulations on the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff. New development is required to contain and treat their polluted stormwater runoff, but in older neighborhoods, retrofitting stormwater is costly and sometimes difficult. Many of our current problems are caused by stormwater runoff from development occurring before 1991. Today's cost to remove, replace and upgrade old pipes and drainage systems exceeds the cost to build new systems.

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1. How much is the fee?
2. What is a Qualified Senior Citizen Exemption?
3. What is a Disabled Veterans Exemption?
4. What is a Disabled Person Exemption?
5. What is a Community Cemetery?
6. What is a developed Property?
7. How is developed residential parcels defined?
8. What is a Florida Department of Revenue Land Use Type?
9. What if the information regarding my parcel type is incorrect and therefore am billed incorrectly in the tax bill in November? How do I get it corrected?
10. How will the Stormwater Utility Fee be billed?
11. How much money will the County collect from the stormwater charge?
12. What period of time does the stormwater charge cover and when will the stormwater charge be payable?
13. I don't pay taxes now due to homestead exemption. Will I have to pay the stormwater charge?
14. I received a discount for early payment of my taxes. Will I receive the same discount for my stormwater charge?
15. I currently claim a deduction for property taxes on my income tax return each year; can I claim a deduction for this stormwater charge?
16. I have a tenant in my house. Should the tenant pay the stormwater charge or will I have to pay it as the property owner?
17. Is the accompanying notice a bill?
18. If a property is considered high and dry, why is it charged?
19. How will problems such as street flooding be solved?
20. Is growth and new development the cause of all of these problems?
21. Where can I get more information?