Special Financing Districts

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Special financing districts offer a mechanism to provide property owners with certain programs and benefits such as parks and community services, residential and arterial street lighting, parkway and extensive parkway landscape maintenance, and median landscape maintenance.

Services provided vary based on the funding received from annual charges/assessments paid by the property owners within each service area or CSD Zone. Funding for each financing district is collected through the taxes/charges/assessments that are levied and collected on the County of Riverside property tax bills. Operation of each financing district requires full cost recovery; service levels for the programs may be adjusted consistent with available funding levels.

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See if your property falls within a City maintained landscape area, the general location of those landscape improvements, and which annual parcel taxes, charges, or assessments apply to your parcel.

Annual Levy Reports

A Levy Report is prepared annually and describes each zone in the CSD, the services that are provided in each zone, and the charge to be levied on the property tax bill for properties in each service area.

Parks

Zone A

Services provided by the Parks and Community Services Department include maintenance of parkland and linear parkway sites, improved multi-use trails, facilities, and recreational programs for the City’s children, adults, and senior citizens.

Community and neighborhood parks provide both passive and active recreational opportunities throughout the City.  The parks provide playing fields/courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, football, and golf, many of which are used by local sports organizations to serve area youth.  The parks also offer picnic and playground areas, hiking and equestrian trails, skateboarding, and roller hockey amenities. 

CFD No. 1 (Park Maintenance)

CFD 1 was formed in July 2003 to fund public services for the ongoing maintenance and/or repair of parks, park improvements, and all efforts by Park Rangers that are devoted to the maintenance and safety of the newly constructed parks accepted for maintenance after the CFD was formed.

Report a broken or leaking sprinkler on City maintained property (medians, landscaped areas on arterial streets, open space, parks, or multi-use trails) by clicking on the icon below.

Report a Broken Sprinkler Form

Residential and Arterial Street Lighting

Lighting Maintenance District 2014-01 – Residential Street Lighting

The Lighting Maintenance District (LMD) 2014-01 (formerly Zone B) provides residential street lighting in certain residential subdivisions. These street lighting services are funded through an assessment collected on the annual property tax bill. Properties in the City which receive this service are subject to this assessment, with the exception of those properties located within the Edgemont Community Services District.

Zone C – Arterial Street & Intersection Lighting

The Zone C program provides funding for the on-going cost of arterial street lighting and intersection lighting services.  All properties in the City, with the exception of those properties located within the Edgemont Community Services District, are subject to this tax.

Taxes/assessments for street lighting are used to pay for the electric and maintenance costs of the street lights and poles. Due to utility cost increases, the costs to operate the street lighting programs are greater than the amount paid by the property owners. The City Council has agreed to subsidize the street lighting programs from the City’s General Fund budget for FY 13/14 and 14/15.

The City continues to examine alternatives to fund the street light programs.

Need to Report a Street Light Outage?

The first step is to determine who maintains the street light.

Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison (SCE) maintained street lights have a vertical metal plate on the pole just above eye level with a 7 digit number ending with an E (e.g. 1234567E).  Nonworking street lights maintained by SCE can be reported directly to SCE by calling 1.800.611.1911, reporting the outage on SCE’s website SCE Street Light Repair Request, or  downloading SCE’s Outages app for your smartphone. 

Moreno Valley Electric Utility
Moreno Valley Electric Utility (MVU) maintained street lights have a metal plate towards the bottom of the pole with typically a 3 or 4 digit number ending with either MV or MVU (e.g. 123-MVU).  Nonworking street lights maintained by (MVU) can be reporting by calling 1.877.811.8700 or by email at mvutility@moval.org.

Edgemont CSD
Street lights within the Edgemont Community Services District (ECSD) service area can be reported by calling 951.653.5120.  The ECSD service area is generally the western city boundary at Alessandro Blvd. to Cottonwood Ave to Frederick St. with an additional area west of Day St., north of Cottonwood Ave. to the northern city boundary.

If you are still not sure who maintains the street light please contact our office at 951.413.3480, email us at specialdistricts@moval.org, or submit a Street Light Repair Request and we will forward your request to the appropriate utility provider.

Landscape Maintenance

Zone D – Parkway Landscape Maintenance

Property owners within Zone D program boundaries fund the costs of landscape maintenance of those parkways and/or medians which benefit their properties. Maintenance services generally include: mowing and trimming of turf areas, pruning shrubs and ground cover, trimming trees, fertilizer applications, litter removal, weed control, repair and monitoring of irrigation systems, replacement of plant materials, payment of water and electric utility charges, and administration costs.

Depending upon the amount of funding approved by the property owners for the landscape maintenance services, the level and frequency of service may vary and is more fully described in the Zone D Service Level Guidelines.

Zone E – Extensive Parkway Landscape Maintenance

The Zone E program funds and provides landscape maintenance service for extensive landscaping existing in and around specific major residential/commercial development areas.  Maintenance services generally include: mowing and trimming of turf areas, pruning shrubs and ground cover, trimming trees, fertilizer applications, litter removal, weed control, repair and monitoring of irrigation systems, replacement of plant materials, maintenance of landscape and monument accent lighting, payment of water and electric utility charges, and administration costs.

Depending upon the amount of funding approved by the property owners for the landscape maintenance services, the level and frequency of service may vary and is more fully described in the Zone E Service Level Guidelines.

Zone M – Median Maintenance

Property owners benefiting from the arterial medians fund the landscape maintenance of the median by participating in the Zone M program.  Zone M services generally include: mowing and trimming of turf areas, pruning shrubs and ground cover, trimming trees, fertilizer applications, litter removal, weed control, repair and monitoring of irrigation systems, replacement of plant materials, maintenance of landscape and monument accent lighting, payment of water and electric utility charges, and administration costs.

Zone S – Sunnymead Boulevard Maintenance

The Zone S program provides a funding mechanism and maintenance program for the landscaping improvements installed as part of the Sunnymead Boulevard Revitalization Program.  Properties participating in the program include those along Sunnymead Boulevard, between Frederick Street and Perris Boulevard. Zone S services generally include: pruning shrubs, trimming trees, fertilizer applications, litter removal, weed control, repair and monitoring of irrigation systems, replacement of plant materials, payment of water and electric utility charges, and administration costs.

Landscape Maintenance District 2014-02

The Landscape Maintenance District (LMD) 2014-02 (formerly certain Zone E service areas) provides landscape maintenance service for extensive landscaping existing in and around specific major residential/commercial development areas. Maintenance services generally include: mowing and trimming of turf areas, pruning shrubs and ground cover, trimming trees, fertilizer applications, litter removal, weed control, repair and monitoring of irrigation systems, replacement of plant materials, maintenance of landscape and monument accent lighting, payment of water and electric utility charges, and administration costs. These landscape maintenance services are funded through an assessment collected on the annual property tax bill. Depending upon the amount of funding approved by the property owners for the landscape maintenance services, the level and frequency of service may vary.

CFD No. 4-M (Centerpointe Basin)

CFD No. 4-M was formed in October 2005 to provide stormwater facilities maintenance for properties within the Centerpointe Business Park industrial development.

Tree Trimming

Trees located within a special district (e.g. zone), are trimmed in accordance with each program’s Service Level Guidelines.  Tree trimming is performed in the fall and winter to avoid the nesting bird season and to comply with the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Trees located within areas receiving Standard Service are typically trimmed every 3-5 years, provided the appropriate funding is available; Reduced Service areas are typically trimmed every 5-7 years, provided the appropriate funding is available.  Before trimming, each tree is evaluated to determine priority based on several factors, which may include:  presence of disease or pests; line of sight issues; low hanging tree limbs or other conditions, which may hinder pedestrian and vehicle traffic; etc.

Tree trimming contractors must be certified arborists and are selected through a competitive request for proposal process. 

Landscape Service Request

Is there a tree or shrub extending into the sidewalk?    Report the issue through a Landscape Service Request, call at 951.413.3480 or email at specialdistricts@moval.org.

Report a broken or leaking sprinkler on City maintained property (medians, landscaped areas on arterial streets, open space, parks, or multi-use trails) by clicking on the icon below.

Report a Broken Sprinkler Form

Contracts for Landscape Maintenance Services

Ongoing maintenance is provided through professional landscape maintenance contractors.  Contractors are selected through a competitive request for proposal process.

 

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