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MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT

  • CONTACT DEPARTMENT

    • Hours of Operation
    • M-F 8-4
    • dial 8507731132
    • +1 (850) 773-1132
    • Address
    • 3681 Gable Blvd.
    • Sunny Hills, FL 32428

MSBU - Municipal Services Benefit Unit

Sunny Hills is part of unincorporated Washington County and does have a special assessment known as a Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) that provides certain services enhancements beyond county levels of service. Currently, the assessment is $31.91 per improved lot, meaning a lot that is on a paved road, whether it has been built upon or not. In accordance with the county ordinance, the MSBU assessment may increase 5% per year if approved by the MSBU Advisory Committee and the Board of County Commissioners. The assessment has not been increased over the past 10 years.

The Sunny Hills/Oak Hills MSBU was created by county ordinance 2001-4. The concept of the MSBU was born out of the desire of residents to have a way to enhance services to the community. A survey was conducted to which the results indicated the majority of the community was in favor of the establishment of the MSBU.
In May of 2017 the MSBU Advisory Committee was re-established after a community meeting with The Board of County Commissioners was held in the Sunny Hills Community Building. Residents present indicated that the community desired to maintain the MSBU. See ordinance 17-03 and Resolution 17-08.

Accomplishments of the Advisory Committee since June 2017 include the refurbishment of the fountain at the main entrance, installation of decorative lighting at main entrance, installation of flags at main entrance, installation of new lighting for flags and fountain, installation of new LED lights along Sunny Hills Blvd, mowing contract and trash pick up to enhance the beauty of Sunny Hills, installation of community electronic message board, partnering with the county to enhance Wilder Park, lighting at Wilder Park. These accomplishments are a direct result of residents who serve voluntarily on your MSBU Advisory Committee.

Projects in the Works

Installation of streetlights at Elkcam/Deltona and Newcomb/Viking
Working with BEI electric to get all the solar lights working
Awaiting information from US Water on the possible installation of two fire hydrants

Advisory Board Members

Cherry Sherman - msbu1@washingtonfl.com
Andrea Smith-Blackwood - msbu2@washingtonfl.com
Kathy Gesslein - msbu3@washingtonfl.com
Gary Hartman, Chair - msbu4@washingtonfl.com
Scott Parish, Vice-Chair - msbu5@washingtonfl.com

MSBU Coordinator

Steven Healis
Phone: (850) 703-3407
Msbucoordinator@washingtonfl.com

The MSBU Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM CST, located at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners Board Room: 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428.

  • CONTACT THIS DEPARTMENT

    • dial
    • 1+ (850) 773-1132
    • Hours of Operation
    • M-F 8-4
    • Address
    • 3681 Gable Blvd.
    • Sunny Hills, FL 32428

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