Special Joint Meeting
for Secret Lake Park

January 25, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall


On March 17th, 2020 Casselberry voters approved a parks bond referendum, which will fund major park improvements. The highest priority park is Secret Lake Park, and a Special Joint Meeting of the City Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to review and discuss “30%” final design plans for it will be held on January 25, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in City Commission Chambers at City Hall. Visit www.casselberry.org for meeting details.

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DID YOU KNOW?


The additional funds will benefit ONLY City of Casselberry facilities

The funds will be used for a new active park for all ages and abilities (Wheel Park)

Major renovations to 5 existing parks:


If you would like to see more details about the plans for each park, click here!

Several studies have found that living in close proximity to a park will generally boost home prices by 8% to 20%

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Safety
Enhancements

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Parks for all
Abilities & Ages

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New Playgrounds &
Renovated Courts

 

How much will it cost?

Try out our calculator below using your home's Taxable Value to see how it would impact your yearly taxes.

The maximum individual property tax impact is estimated. Actual individual tax impacts would depend on the total amount of bonds issued, interest rates, individual taxable property value, and total taxable property value in the City.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
What is a bond referendum?
A bond referendum allows voters to decide if the City should be authorized to borrow funding for capital projects with General Obligation (G.O.) bonds that are backed by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the City. Bond financing is often used for capital projects that are above and beyond the scope of the annual operating budget, or are utilized for projects that will benefit citizens for many years in the future.
How much will the bond cost me?
The bond is repaid over time in installments. Money is raised each year to repay the bond from property taxes. A tax rate is set each year that is applied to the “Taxable Value” of property subject to tax. The tax is paid by homeowners but it is also spread to businesses, rental properties and investors. In 2019 the average homestead taxable value in Casselberry was $70,662. The tax on $70,662 is estimated to be $51.71 per year, or about $4.31 per month. If you own taxable property you can estimate your tax when all the bonds are issued by using our calculator above.
How long will the GO bond last?
The ordinance passed by the City of Casselberry states the bond will last twenty (20) years.
Which parks will be improved, and are there any new parks included in the plan?
The plan includes a new active recreational park, named Wheel Park, for all ages and abilities.

There were $24 million in capital projects identified as a part of the parks master plan. The plan includes major renovations to:

o Secret Lake Park
o Lake Concord Park
o Wirz Park
o Dew Drop Park
o Sunnytown Park
When will the parks be improved?
Final design of Secret Lake Park is already underway, and its construction is anticipated to begin in late 2021 and conclude in May 2022. It is anticipated all remaining parks will start final design later in 2021. Improvements to all six parks will take several years to complete, with a tentative schedule to complete all parks by 2024. The City Commission has guided that the following order of prioritization should be followed:

o Secret Lake Park
o Lake Concord Park
o Wirz Park
o Wheel Park
o Dew Drop Park
o Sunnytown Park

Multiple parks may be designed and/or constructed at the same time.
 
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25jan3:30 pm5:00 pmSpecial Joint Meeting for Secret Lake ParkAt City Hall

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