The Preserve at Wilderness Lake Community Development District (CDD) is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and created by ordinance of Pasco County as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the “solution” to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. Community Development Districts represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities.
The Preserve at Wilderness Lake CDD is organized similar to other local governments in Florida, in that the legislative body is composed of a five-member board known as the Board of Supervisors. The Board establishes the policy of the District in accordance with Florida law. The Board, by law, must hire a District Administrator and District Counsel. Staff members operate utilizing the same formalities as a County Administrator and County Attorney. The Board, through review of advertised Requests for Qualifications, ranks and selects a District Engineer to perform the engineering needs of the District. District Administration staff and the District Attorney administer the operations of the District and implement the Board’s policies and contracts.
The District Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Preparation and submittal of a proposed operations and maintenance budgets for Board review and action
- Preparation of contract specifications for District operations, including community appearance, waterway management, street lighting and facilities maintenance
- File all required forms and documents with state and local agencies
- Attend all Board of Supervisor meetings – implement the policies of the Board
- Additional duties as directed by the Board
- Management and supervision of on-site staff and facilities.
Contact the District Office to obtain more information
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETINGS
The Board of Supervisors sets an annual Meeting Schedule prior to the end of the fiscal year on September 30 which will be posted on the website. The Board of Supervisors may also hold special meetings which will also be posted on the Meeting Schedule page. All meetings of the District are open for attendance by the public.
The District follows Roberts Rules of Order as a basis for the Meeting Guidelines and Policy. These meetings are held in the same manner as a City Council meeting and are recorded to preserve the historical record of the meeting.
For each regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors an Agenda will be prepared and posted on the website. In addition there will be a Meeting Book which will include the Agenda for the meeting and all related documents that will come before the Board at the meeting. Subsequent to the meeting a summary of the meeting will be typed from the recording as the Minutes of the Meeting and presented to the Board at the following meeting for review and approval. The approved minutes will be posted on the website upon approval and signature. The draft of the minutes can also be found in the meeting book for the following meeting.