Alafia Preserve Community Development District
Est. 2007 Located In Polk County, Florida
INTRODUCTION TO ALAFIA PRESERVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
Introduction to the Alafia Preserve Community Development District On April 5, 2007, the City Commission of the City of Mulberry, Florida adopted Ordinance 5-2007 establishing the Alafia Preserve Community Development District (“the District”), a special purpose form of local government established pursuant to and governed by Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.
Currently the land found within the District is undeveloped and is developer funded; however, the District has the authority to impose and levy taxes or assessments, or both taxes and assessments, on the property found within its boundaries. These taxes and/or assessments pay the construction, operation and maintenance costs of certain public facilities and services of the District and are to be set annually by the governing Board of the District. These taxes and assessments, when levied, are in addition to county and other local governmental taxes and assessments and all other taxes and assessments provided for by law. The District also imposes certain fees to pay the construction, operation and maintenance costs of certain District facilities.
Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Polk 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.
Board of Supervisors
November 5, 2019
February 4, 2020
May 5, 2020
August 4, 2020
All meetings will convene at 10:30 a.m. on the specified dates at
43700 Highway 27, Davenport, FL 33837
PFM GROUP CONSULTING LLC.
PFM Group Consulting LLC 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 50 CDDs throughout the state of Florida.
Levels of service of program operations within the District are directly related to the annual operating budget. Program services include:
- Community appearance
- Recreational facilities
- Street lighting
- Infrastructure administration
During the fiscal year staff monitors the budget to maintain operational efficiency. During the annual budget process staff reviews what was budgeted against what was actually spent, and recommends increases and decreases in service levels. The Board of Supervisors, with input from the public, reviews staff’s proposals and has the final decision for the budget constraints that will determine the levels of service. The budget process typically begins in the spring and concludes in the summer, after a public hearing to ensure resident participation. Staff actions are directly related to those restrictions placed within the annual operations and maintenance budget for each fiscal year.
The District Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Mandatory – This service is required either by regulatory permit or other specific requirements.
- Essential – Those program services funded above the mandatory level and considered important to the residents.
- Discretionary – Those services funded and which can be reviewed for sufficiency, based on service commitment by the community and the cost of the service being provided.
ALAFIA PRESERVE CDD
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
Dennis Lyles of SunTrust Center, Sixth Floor
515 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
District Records Custodian:
PFM Group Consulting LLC.
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
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