Background: Within the property tax that each "Grassy Point Sailing Community"
property owner pays to Charlotte County, there are two tax components, MSBU and MSTU.
MSBU/MSTU are geographic areas within the County, created by ordinance and defined by specific boundaries, through which
particular services are provided. Some examples of services that MSBU/MSTU's provide are: road & drainage maintenance,
waterway dredging, stormwater utility, fire protection and sanitation services.
MSBU = Municipal Service Benefit Unit (non-ad valorem assessments - flat rate assessed per property)
MSTU = Municipal Service Taxing Unit (ad valorem assessments - rate assessed per property value)
Charlotte County MSBU/MSTU Terms
Charlotte County MSBU/MSTU Districts
In 1989 a County MSBU was formed (called "Buena Vista Area Waterway
Unit") for waterway maintenance and dredging.
Charlotte County MSBU, Buena Vista Area Waterway Unit
The MSBU "Buena Vista Area Waterway Unit" is made up of four
discrete property areas (see above map), namely from left to right
(1) Buena Vista
(2) Grassy Point Estates
(3) Grassy Point Sailing Community
(4) ELF (Edgewater from Lister to Free)
Accordingly, County dredging performed in the MSBU "Buena Vista Area Waterway Unit" is
shared on a non-ad valorem assessment basis by each property in the four areas.
To interface with the Charlotte County Public Works Division and provide
input to the "Buena Vista Area Waterway Unit," a committee composed of local residents was formed. It was initially called,
"The Buena Vista/Grassy Point Waterway and Seawall Maintenance Unit Citizens Committee" and in June 2006 was renamed,
"The Buena Vista Area Waterway Advisory Committee."
See Economic Impact Statement.
Charlotte County Municode Division 2 (Advisory Board)
View the Charlotte County "Municode" Index Page as it applies to
the "Buenva Vista Area Waterway Unit" by clicking
On this "Municode" index page, go to Part IV (Municipal Service Benefit and Taxing Units),
Chapter 4-7 (Waterway and Canal Districts), Article XI (Buena Vista Area Waterway Unit),
Division 1 (Generally) and Division 2 (Advisory Board).
Link to Charlotte County Marine Advisory Committee (MAC)...........Click HERE
October 12, 2012 Hydrographic Survey for the Beeney Waterway: