GSG is hired by the City of Hollywood

Government Services Group is hired by the City of Hollywood to provide a fire rescue special assessment program update.

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GSG is hired by Sarasota County

Government Services Group is hired by Sarasota County to provide professional services and specialized assistance in updating their existing fire assessment program.

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GSG helps the City of Destin’s Regions Way Assessment Program

Click the below link to view the News video article: Regions Way Assessment Program

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GSG is hired by Holley-Navarre Fire District

Government Services Group is hired by Holley-Navarre Fire District to provide professional services and specialized assistance with the update/development of a fire services special assessment program.

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GSG is hired by the City of Vero Beach

Government Services Group is partnering with Collective Water Resources to provide a Stormwater Utility Study for the City of Vero Beach. GSG’s project role includes oversight for automation of utility billing/software integration.

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GSG is hired by the City of Key Colony Beach

Government Services Group, Inc. (GSG) to provide assistance to the City of Key Colony Beach and its staff with the transition of the City’s existing special assessment program to fund stormwater services to the tax bill collection method for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

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Fire Assessment Fees Training

On January 7th, FCCMA held a webinar on fire assessment fees that was considered by many as one of the more substantive training sessions provided in FCCMA’s webinar series. GSG’s very own, Senior Vice President, Camille Tharpe served as the subject matter expert, thoroughly covering the topic.

Click here to download GSG’s presentation given on January 7, 2016.

Ms. Tharpe will be covering this topic again in an informal half day on-site training session in Auburndale. Representatives from two Polk County Cities: Brad Johnson, Interim Deputy City Manager in Lakeland and Johnathan Evans, City Manager in Haines City will be joining the session; both have gone through the fire assessment process with different outcomes and can offer their perspectives on the plethora of details regarding the process and lessons learned.

This wonderful opportunity is for anyone considering this important revenue option and for anyone who has gone through the process before and is considering pursuing it again. See event details below.

Training Event Topic:
“Fire Assessment Fees: Process and Considerations in Florida Local Governments”

Date and Time:
February 25, 2016 from 12 pm – 3 pm

Location:
Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett Street, Auburndale, FL 33823

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Government Services Group, Inc. Receives 2015 Best of Tallahassee Award

Government Services Group, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Tallahassee Award in the Government Consultants category by the Tallahassee Award Program.

Each year, the Tallahassee Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Tallahassee area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Tallahassee Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Government Services Group’s award in the Government Consultants category was determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Tallahassee Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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Government Services Group, Inc. Sponsors October SAME/FES Joint Luncheon

Government Services Group, Inc. (GSG) is a proud sponsor of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Tampa Bay Post and Florida Engineering Society (FES) Tampa Chapter joint luncheon.

The SAME mission is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public- and private-sector engineers and related professionals. SAME also aims to develop future engineers through outreach and mentoring. FES’ mission is to support engineering education, advocate licensure, promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering and enhance the image and well-being of all engineers in the state of Florida.

Together, these outstanding organizations will host a luncheon on Wednesday, October 14 2015, from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Surf’s Edge Club, MacDill AFB, Florida. The guest speaker will be Dr. Patrick Simpkins, the
Director of Ground Processing
NASA at the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Mr. Simpkins leads a group of engineers from multiple disciplines in the development and operations of spaceflight hardware and ground systems assigned to the Kennedy Space Center. For cost and more information visit http://goo.gl/QsS31x.

In 2011, GSG led the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) team that acquired the water and wastewater systems of MacDill Air Force Base. The MacDill AFB contract covers a 50-year period and totals $230 million. The contract included an initial 5-year ISDC program containing 25 capital projects totaling $10.5 million. An additional 15 capital projects have been added at the Government’s request since its inception with cost of $5 million.

“GSG tackles the successful transition of numerous water and sewer utility systems to high quality, modern, municipal standard operations. The success at MacDill AFB shows how public-private collaborations work,” says Steve Spratt, Government Services Group’s Vice President for the Municipal Services Division. “We are happy to sponsor and participate in SAME and FES events.”
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Government Services Group Develops and Implements Successful Fire Assessments

Government Services Group, Inc. (GSG) has been assisting Florida cities and counties with the development and implementation of special assessments since their incorporation in 1996. Designated by the Courts as “experts,” capable of providing competent and substantial evidence to support case law requirements; GSG has helped to write laws for special assessments.

The firm offers both methodologies upheld by the Florida Supreme Court: the “historical demand” methodology which uses fire call data from the department to determine which property categories use fire services and the two-tier methodology which includes a base cost for every parcel plus an additional cost based on the value of the buildings. Their knowledge in the area of fire assessments is paramount.

Recent failed attempts by others to implement fire assessment programs leaves Government Services Group’s success rate unmatched. GSG’s domination in the area of special assessments is a culmination of a perfected public notice process, in-depth knowledge of ad valorem tax roll data and the innovative use of that data. The firm has the ability to create solutions for problems that pose as stumbling blocks to non-GSG clients who try to successfully implement their assessment programs. Able to expertly navigate political waters, Government Services Group develops uniquely tailored assessment programs that accomplish their clients’ specific goals.

GSG remains not only the logical choice for any government in need of funding for fire services, but are also the #1 choice to get fire departments funded, help supplement budget deficits and increase public awareness, ensuring the proper support necessary to get a fire assessment program approved.
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