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Charles Cove Community Development District

Est. 2019 Located In Polk County, Florida

BASIC INFORMATION

The Charles Cove 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 Ordinance No. 19-1666, enacted by the City Commission of the City of Winter Haven, Florida on December 5, 2019.  The District includes within its boundaries approximately 184.1 acres of land lying in Section 31, Township 26 South, Range 27 East located in Polk County.

Please be advised that the Charles Cove Community Development District (the “District”), a local unit of special purpose government created under Florida law, has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the District. The District financed this construction through the sale of tax-exempt bonds, a form of public financing. As a result, and 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. Should you have any questions on this matter, non-resident user fees applicable to District recreational facilities, or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.

Public Purpose:

The Charles Cove Community Development District is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and created by ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, Florida 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 developer to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities.

A map of the District’s boundaries can be found here: PDF | RTF

 

Community Development Districts – What you should know!

A Community Development District (CDD) is a governmental unit created to serve the long-term specific needs of its community. Created pursuant to chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes, a CDD’s main powers are to plan, finance, construct, operate and maintain community-wide infrastructure and services specifically for the benefit of its residents.

What will the CDD Do?

Through a CDD, the community can offer its residents a broad range of community-related services and infrastructure to help ensure the highest quality of life possible. CDD responsibilities within our community may include storm water management, potable and irrigation water supply, sewer and wastewater management, and street lights.

How CDDs Operate

A CDD is governed by its Board of Supervisors which is elected initially by the landowners, then begins transitioning to residents of the CDD after six years of operation. Like all municipal, county, state, and national elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections oversees the vote, and CDD Supervisors are subject to state ethics and financial disclosure laws. The CDD’s business is conducted in the “Sunshine,” which means all meetings and records are open to the public. Public hearings are held on CDD assessments. and the CDD’s budget is subject to annual independent audit.

Relationship with Homeowner’s Associations

The CDD complements the responsibilities of community homeowner’s associations (HOAs). Many of the maintenance functions handled by these associations in other communities may be handled by the CDD. However, the associations have other responsibilities such as operating amenities and ensuring that deed restrictions and other quality standards are enforced. The CDD may contract with the master homeowner’s association to perform maintenance functions.

Benefits to Residents

Residents within a community with a CDD may expect to receive three major classes of benefits. First, the CDD provides landowners consistently high levels of public facilities and services managed and financed through self-imposed fees and assessments. Second, the CDD ensures that these community development facilities and services will be completed concurrently with other parts of the development. Third, CDD landowners and electors choose the Board of Supervisors, which is able to determine the type, quality and expense of CDD facilities and services.

Other savings are realized because a CDD is subject to the same laws and regulations that apply to other government entities. The CDD is able to borrow money to finance its facilities at lower, tax-exempt, interest rates, the same as cities and counties. Many contracts for goods and services, such as annually negotiated maintenance contracts, are subject to publicly advertised competitive bidding.

Residents and property owners in a CDD set the standards of quality, which are then managed by the CDD. The CDD provides perpetual maintenance of the environmental conservation areas. This consistent and quality-controlled method of management helps protect the long term property values in a community.

The Cost of a CDD

The cost to operate a CDD is borne by those who benefit from its services. Property owners in the CDD are subject to a non-ad valorem assessment, which appears on their annual property tax bill from the county tax collector and may consist of two parts—an annual assessment for operations and maintenance, which can fluctuate up and down from year to year based on the budget adopted for that fiscal year—and an annual capital assessment to repay bonds sold by the CDD to finance community infrastructure and facilities, which annual assessments are generally fixed for the term of the bonds. Because costs and services vary depending upon the individual CDD, specific fee information is available for each community.

Lasting Value

The CDD makes it possible for our community to offer the most desirable elements of a master-planned community. Residents enjoy high quality infrastructure facilities and services with the comfort and assurance of knowing that the standards of the community will be maintained long after the developer is gone. With a CDD in place, residents are assured of the ability to control quality and value for years to come.

Community Development District FAQs

Q: What is the Community Development District in our community specifically responsible for?
The CDD will provide the following publicly-owned elements:

  • Roadway and sidewalk repairs & maintenance
  • Aquatics maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Wetland monitoring & maintenance
  • Street lighting
Q: Who governs the CDD?
The CDD is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected initially by the property owners. Eventually, the Board will he elected by majority vote of the resident electors in the community. A professional manager implements the policies of the Board.
Q: How are CDD services financed?
The CDD issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds to finance community infrastructure. Generally, Community Development Districts assess each property owner a yearly capital debt service assessment to pay back those bonds. In the case of the CDD a significant portion of this capital assessment will be prepaid by the developer at the time of closing. In addition, to maintain the facilities of the community and administer the CDD, the CDD conducts a public hearing each year at which it adopts an operating and maintenance budget. The funding of this budget is levied as an operating and maintenance assessment on your property by the Board of Supervisors. All residents pay for a share of the maintenance of the CDD improvements through this annual assessment.
Q: How are annual assessments determined?
The annual operating and maintenance assessment amount will be set annually by the Board of Supervisors. The factors that determine an adjustment in the assessment consist of inflation and changes to the levels of service.
Q: Can I pay off the bonds on my property?
In most cases, yes! Please send an email to: estoppels@pfm.com
Q: What are the ongoing responsibilities of the CDD?
The ongoing responsibilities of the CDD are to administer CDD bonds, operate and maintain the community facilities for the benefit of the property owners.
Charles Cove Community Development District

For estoppel and payoff requests, please email: estoppels@pfm.com

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.

Public Records

AGENDAS

FISCAL YEAR 2024

  • 10-18-23 BOS PDF | RTF
  • 10-18-23 BOS Updated PDF | RTF
  • 10-18-23 PDF | RTF
  • 01-17-24 Cancelled
  • 04-17-24 Cancelled
  • 05-07-24 PDF | RTF
  • 07-17-24

FISCAL YEAR 2023

  • 10-19-22  PDF | RTF
  • 11-01-22 LOE PDF | RTF
  • 01-18-23 Meeting Cancelled
  • 04-19-23 Meeting Cancelled
  • 05-18-23 PDF | RTF
  • 05-18-23 Updated PDF | RTF
  • 07-19-23 PDF | RTF
  • 07-19-23 Updated PDF | RTF

FISCAL YEAR 2022

  • 10-20-21 Meeting Cancelled
  • 11-18-21 PDF | RTF
  • 11-18-21 Updated PDF | RTF
  • 12-15-21 Meeting Cancelled
  • 02-16-22 Meeting Cancelled
  • 04-20-22 Meeting Cancelled
  • 06-07-22 PDF | RTF
  • 06-07-22 Updated PDF | RTF
  • 06-15-22 Meeting Cancelled
  • 08-17-22 PDF | RTF
  • 08-17-22 Updated PDF | RTF

BUDGETS

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 Polk County and the City of Haines City 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.

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed DS Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Adopted DS Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Revised O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted DS Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted DS Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Revised O&M Budget

ADDITIONAL DISTRICT DOCUMENTS

  • Ordinance No. 19-1666
  • Notice of Establishment
  • Location Map
  • Rules of Procedure
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Assessment Schedule
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Assessment Schedule
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Assessment Schedule
  • Amenity Facilities Policies
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Schedule
  • Parking and Towing Policies

FINANCIAL AUDITED STATEMENTS

The District’s audited financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, accepted by the Board, and are available to view: HERE

If you are interested in an audit for a previous fiscal year, please contact the District Office. For more information on audits, please visit: https://flauditor.gov.

BOARD INFORMATION

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.

  • Chris Lee
    Chris Lee Assistant Secretary

    7835 Osceola Polk Line Road, Davenport, FL 33896

    Seat #1
    Team Expires: 11/2024

    boardmember1@charlescovecdd.com

  • Pete Chichetto
    Pete Chichetto Chair

    7835 Osceola Polk Line Road, Davenport, FL 33896

    Seat #2
    Team Expires: 11/2024

    boardmember2@charlescovecdd.com

  • Jerry Rodriguez
    Jerry Rodriguez Assistant Secretary

    7835 Osceola Polk Line Road, Davenport, FL 33896

    Seat #3
    Expires: 11/2026

    boardmember3@charlescovecdd.com

  • Matt Walker
    Matt Walker Vice Chair

    7835 Osceola Polk Line Road, Davenport, FL 33896

    Seat #4
    Team Expires: 11/2026

    boardmember4@charlescovecdd.com

  • Vacant
    Vacant

     

    Seat #5
    Team Expires: 11/2024

    boardmember5@charlescovecdd.com

Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

October 18, 2023
January 17, 2024
April, 17, 2024
July 17, 2024

The Board of Supervisors of the Charles Cove Community Development District will hold their regular meetings for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 at 43824 US-27, Davenport, FL 33837 at 1:00 p.m.

PFM GROUP CONSULTING LLC.

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SERVICES

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.

SERVICE LEVELS

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.

Orlando East Office

Address: 3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270, Orlando, FL 32817

Phone: (407) 723-5900, Fax: (407) 723-5901

www.pfm.com

CONTACT INFO

Charles Cove Community Development District

3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900
www.charlescovecdd.com

District Manager
Lynne Mullins
Mullinsl@pfm.com

Registered Agent

Lynne Mullins
3501 Quadrangle Blvd.
Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817

Records District Custodian

PFM Group Consulting LLC
3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900
recordrequest@pfm.com

For estoppel and payoff requests, please email: estoppels@pfm.com

Questions or concerns relating to CDD facilities and programs:
Lynne Mullins District Manager
Mullinsl@pfm.com

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/.

RULES RELATING TO PARKING AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT

*NO ON STREET PARKING – EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2023*

See Link Below:

RULES RELATING TO PARKING AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT:

PDF | RTF

 

IF YOUR CAR HAS BEEN TOWED, CONTACT BOLTON’S TOWING SERVICE

AT 2690 AVE E SW, WINTER HAVEN, FL  33880(863) 299-9966

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.

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