District Infrastructure and Property
District Annual Budgets
Est. 2014; Located in Hillsborough County, Florida
Note: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Hillsborough County. The Board may decide to cancel or reschedule any of its meetings, or add meetings or workshops as items of business dictate. These new meetings will be advertised in the newspaper at least seven (7) days in advance, and agendas are available on the website a week prior to the meeting.
Fishkind & Associates has extensive experience providing consulting and management services to special districts located throughout Florida. Our firm provides services at every stage of a district’s life from establishment to full development. We offer Financial Advisory Services and District Management Services (including Administrative Services, Accounting, Minutes and Public Records Services, and Lien Book & Tax Roll Services.) to over 70 CDDs throughout the state of Florida.
We will be appointing another homeowner to the CDD Board of Supervisors at the June CDD Meeting. This is exciting news for us as it will give homeowners a majority on the CDD Board.
The CDD Board differs from the HOA Board in some very important ways. Those appointed to the Board are considered public officials, just like any other state official from the Governor on down, and are required to:
1) Take an Oath of Office
2) File a form 1 with the Supervisor of Elections, listing sources of income, property owned, possible conflicts of interest, etc.
3) Abide by and be subject to the Florida Sunshine Laws and Codes of Ethics
4) Maintain copies of all emails, text messages, etc in accordance with public records laws.
Any homeowner interested should submit a BRIEF resume and the reasons you want to serve on the Board to Jane Gaarlandt, the CDD Manager. Her email is email@example.com
The resume should be emailed no later than May 29, 2018 so that there is time to have them forwarded to the Board Members for review.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME DIRECTLY TO ANY BOARD MEMBER AS THIS COULD CREATE A VIOLATION OF THE SUNSHINE LAWS!!!
If you have any questions please contact Jane Gaarlandt directly or one of the current homeowners serving on the CDD Board, whose contact information is below.
2213 4th Street SW
2215 4th Street SW
The Board adopts the budget each year in accordance with a process outlined in the Florida Statutes. Each Fiscal Year runs from October 1 to September 30. The Board will first approve a proposed budget in the spring and will provide it to Hillsborough County at least 60 days before the budget hearing, at which time the Board will adopt the final budget and levy the resulting non-ad valorem assessments.
For anyone interested in adopted budgets prior to Fiscal Year 2016, please contact the District Office.
As the District’s audited financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, and accepted by the Board, we will post them on the website for your information. If you are interested in an audit for a previous fiscal year, please contact the District Office. For more information on audits, please visit http://www.myflorida.com/audgen/ .
Additional District Documents:
For more information on FL Ethics, please visit http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/ .
Meeting on June 12th, 2018 will be held at 6:00 p.m
South Shore Regional Library – Community Room 1
15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Riverbend West CDD
307 Cascade Bend Drive, Ruskin, FL 33570
John M. Vericker
1510 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33606
DISTRICT RECORDS CUSTODIAN:
Fishkind & Associates, Inc.
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
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Florida Public Records Notice: Emails to and from Community Development District’s are public record according to Section 119 Florida Statutes. For more information, please see http://www.myflsunshine.com/.