Lakeside Preserve Community Development District
Est. 2014 Located In Polk County, Florida
The Lakeside Preserve 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. 14-050, adopted by the County Commission of the City of Lakeland, Florida on November 3,, 2014. This District includes within its boundaries approximately 389.39 acres lying in Sections 2 and 3, Township 29 South, Range 23 East located in Polk County.
District Infrastructure and Property
The District issued its Series 2019 Bonds (“Bonds”) to fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements.
District Annual Budgets
The District will annually approve both a Series 2019 Bonds debt service budget and an Operations and Maintenance “O&M” budget. The Series 2019 Bonds require level annual debt service and so the bond debt service budget will not vary substantially from year-to-year.
District annual Non-Ad Valorem Assessments
The District annually collects from property owners within its boundaries both a bond debt service assessment and an O&M assessment. The bond debt service assessment helps amortize the District’s Series 2019 Bonds. The O&M assessment funds the District’s annual O&M activities.
The District’s financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, accepted by the Board, and are available to view: CLICK 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
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 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 2021
Board of Supervisors
October 18, 2020 Meeting Cancelled
November 12, 2020
December 10, 2020
January 4, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
May 14, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2021
September 19, 2021
Meetings will be held at:
Offices of Highland Homes,
3020 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 101,
Lakeland, Florida 33803
at 11:30 a.m.
PFM Group Consulting LLC.
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.
Lakeside Preserve CDD
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando FL 32817
Tel: (407) 723-5900
Records District Custodian
PFM Group Consulting LLC.
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
Questions or concerns relating to CDD facilities and programs:
Jane Gaarlandt, District Manager
Email the District Manager
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