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
Install 2 streetlights on Shenandoah near Galaxy PL
Repave approximately 3 miles of roadway, dependent on current cost of material
Advisory Board Members
Cherry Sherman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Smith-Blackwood - email@example.com
Kathy Gesslein - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Hartman, Chair - email@example.com
Scott Parish, Vice-Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
The MSBU Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Sunny Hills Community Center located at 4083 Challenger Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428.
MSBU Advisory Committee Upcoming Meeting(s)*:
- October 6, 2021
*Meeting dates are subject to change