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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Apr. 24, 2020 1 year ago

Winter Garden approves PACE programs, selects mayor pro-tem

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Property Assessed Clean Energy programs now are permitted within Winter Garden city limits.
by: Danielle Hendrix Associate Editor

Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution April 23 to allow the commercial PACE program will be authorized to be administered within city limits on a non-exclusive basis.

Property Assessed Clean Energy programs, "a financing mechanism used for energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind mitigation upgrades to properties," according to city documents.

According to city documents, Florida Statute authorizes PACE financing to be repaid as a non-ad valorem special assessment on the property’s regular tax bill. This is processed the same way as other local public-benefit assessments.

"Commercial properties will be able to utilize voluntary non-ad valorem assessments to finance qualifying improvements under the PACE program," city documents state.

Among other items on the agenda was selection of mayor pro-tem. City leaders voted unanimously for Commissioner Bob Buchanan as the new mayor pro-tem.

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Danielle Hendrix is the Associate Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Central Florida, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in world comparative studies. ...

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