Community Development District Overview
Beach Community Development District (“District”) is an independent special district, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, and established by the City of Jacksonville Council’s approval of Ordinance No. 2007-170-E on March 26, 2007.
The District encompasses approximately 782.13 gross acres of land located entirely within the boundaries of the City of Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida. It is located east of Kernan Boulevard, south of Atlantic Boulevard, west of Hodges Boulevard, and north of Beach Boulevard.
This independent special district is a local unit of special government, created under Florida law, which has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the District. In accordance with applicable federal and state law, all District owned improvements, infrastructure and facilities are and shall remain open and accessible to the general public.
A District 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.
Community Development District Organization
The Beach Community Development District (the “District”) 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 Manager 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. The District staff administers the operations of the District and implements the Board’s policies and contracts.
The District Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Preparation and submittal of a proposed operations and maintenance budgets for Board of Supervisors 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 of Supervisors.
- Additional duties as directed by the Board of Supervisors.
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