Board OKs Increase In Assessment For Granite Bay Parks District

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday OK’d an increase in the parcel assessment for the Granite Bay Parks, Trails and Open Space Assessment District. The District provides park facilities and recreation programs to Placer county residents 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.

The District is a voter-approved assessment district that provides funding for the maintenance, improvement and administration of the parks and trails in County owned or maintained recreational facilities in the Granite Bay area.

Earlier this year, the Placer County Board of Supervisors directed that an Engineer’s Report for the District be prepared and the initiation of an assessment process for the upcoming fiscal year. Last month, the Board adopted a resolution of intent to levy an assessment for the District. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board conducted the third step in the process by holding a public hearing to increase the District’s assessment and then adopted the new assessment. The increase is 1.52 percent, from $68.26 to $69.32.

The Department of Facility Services estimates the assessment revenue will total $550,255 for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.