Why is there a charge for Aquatic Weed Removal/Lake Cleanup on my property tax bill?

An Aquatic Weed Removal/Lake Cleanup assessment is charged to all properties within Lake Cleanup districts, that are created by a 50% or greater vote by the taxpayers within the district. The assessment is charged to cover the costs of aquatic weed removal and prevention within the district. The City Commission sets the assessment rate each year, and holds hearings that are open to the public before voting on the rate. Aquatic Weed Removal and Lake Cleanup services benefit every taxpayer within each district, so individual taxpayers may not opt out of lake districts.