October 14, 2012 2:45 pm
LAUDERDALE LAKES --
Here’s the timeline of the Lauderdale Lakes Fire Assessment Fee.
EMS was only paying 25% and fire was paying 75%. Worse, no study or basis for this fee schedule.
Residential fire fee by reduced by 10%.
Note: this was about the time Tamarac was forced to actually refund fees.
Reduction in the fire fees, down to 50/50, based on not having a study and would get a new one done.
Implemented the Matrix Study which changed rates and classifications.
The Matrix Study:
Mark Lauzier, former ACM/Budget Director with Pompano, was with Matrix at this time. Lauzier had experience with how BSO responded to calls- equipment, people, etc. He was able to breakdown the call issue (more EMS versus fire response) to get the true picture of how BSO responds to all fire calls and quantify it.
Also Lauzier was experienced with the BC Property Appraiser’s records, so he bounced calls off of property types to get a new classification system that accurately recorded calls to property types.
It did raise the residential rate some but netted rates for other classifications based on the new data.
Set the split at about 70% Fire fee – 30% EMS/GF – that was reflected in FY 2009 rates.
My guess is
jon allenfrat bastard will say the Matrix study is lost and cannot find when the Purchasing Manager left and the shuffle. The shuffle was the CM moving all purchasing records into his office.
Government Services Group:
Don’t know about Government Services Group – any experience with BSO or the BC Property Appraiser’s Office? Doubt it.
Also isn’t M. Stierham associated with these guys – also Mr DSI? Awarded no-bid contracts with City already.
Should be questions on their selection due to their relationship? In comments in minutes, alleged that no study had ever been done that looked at BSO response in addition to calls- not true.
Raised the rates 25% across the board. No corresponding increase in BSO contract.
Raised the rates 8%- BSO contract went down.
Look at ratio of EMS to Fire Fee- keeps going down.
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