What is a Board of Supervisors?
A Community Development District has a Board-Manager form of government with the Board formulating public policy and the Manager carrying it out. The Board consists of five members called Supervisors. The Board serves as the governing body of the District and sets public policies implemented by staff. Based upon board consideration these Supervisors may receive compensation or reimbursement for their participation in Board activities.
How is the Board established?
Initially Supervisors are appointed by the landowners in the formative petition filed with the local government entity. Later they are elected by the landowners and appointed to various terms of office based on the number of votes cast, either two or four year terms. Eventually, within six to eight years of establishment, Board members are elected by State registered voters that reside in the district in a general election conducted by the Office of the Supervisor of Elections in that county.
What are the responsibilities of the Board?
The Board receives its power form Chapter 190, Florida Statues, which governs community development districts. The Board is responsible for the everyday operation and the future of the district and its residents. A summary of these duties includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Complete all forms required by the State of Florida as a Public Officer
- Comply to and understand the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officers
- Governing of the District, its staff, residents and facilities
- The annual budget and financing of the district, including, operations and maintenance fees and general oversight of the District
- Holding and attending board meetings for the District
- Maintaining the current standing of the district up to code and compliance with the State of Florida and other local governmental entities
- Planning for the future growth and maintenance of the District