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Everglades Agricultural Area
Environmental Protection District

 AN INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICT
& POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA

GENERAL INFORMATION

Full Legal Name: Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District

Public Purpose: Ensuring environmental protection by means of conducting scientific research on environmental matters related to air, water, and land management practices and implementing the financing, construction, and operation of works and facilities designed to prevent, control, abate, or correct environmental problems and improve the environmental quality of air and water resources. All district activities shall be conducted to protect, restore, and enhance air and water quality and the natural resources of the state and shall be consistent with chapters 373 and 403, Florida Statutes, including rules and Surface Water Improvement Management Plans.

Boundaries: BEGINNING at a point in Section 10, Township 41 South, Range 37 East, Palm Beach County, Florida, where the Easterly right-of-way line  of the Herbert Hoover Dike Levee of Lake Okeechobee intersects with the  Southerly right-of-way line of Levee L-8 of the formerly Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, now known as the South Florida  Water Management District and hereinafter referred to as SFWMD; thence Easterly along said Southerly right-of-way line of Levee L-8 to a  point near the West line of Section 12 of said Township 41 South, Range  37 East, where the said right-of-way line turns North; thence Northerly along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-8 to  a point near the Northwest corner of said Section 12, where said right-of-way line turns East; thence Easterly along the Southerly right-of-way line of said Levee L-8 to  a point near the Northeast corner of Section 7, Township 41 South,  Range 38 East where said right-of-way line turns Southeasterly; thence continue Southeasterly along the Southwesterly right-of-way line  of said Levee L-8 to a point near the Southeast corner of Section 8,  Township 43 South, Range 40 East where said right-of-way line turns  South; thence continue Southerly along the Westerly right-of-way line of said  Levee L-8 to a point of intersection with the Northerly right-of-way line  of State Road 80 in Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 40 East; thence Westerly along the Northerly right-of-way line of said State Road 80 to a point in said Section 32 where the Northerly right-of-way line of State Road 80 intersects with the Northeasterly prolongation of the  Northwesterly right-of-way line of the SFWMD Levee L-7; thence Southwesterly along said Northwesterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-7 and its Northeasterly prolongation to a point near the  Northwest corner of Section 3, Township 45 South, Range 39 East, where  said right-of-way line turns South; thence Southerly along the Westerly right-of-way line of said Levee L-7 to a point of intersection with the Northwesterly right-of-way line of SFWMD Levee L-6 near the East line of Section 4, Township 46 South,  Range 39 East; thence Southwesterly along the Northwesterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-6 and its Southwesterly extension to a point of intersection with  the Easterly termination of the Northerly right-of-way line of SFWMD  Levee L-5 near the Southwest corner of Section 22, Township 47 South,  Range 38 East; thence Westerly along the Northerly right-of-way line of said Levee L-5 to a point in Section 6, Township 48 South, Range 36 East where the right-of-way of said Levee L-5 widens;

thence continue Westerly following said Northerly right-of-way line of the  widened right-of-way of said Levee L-5 to a point of intersection with the  Easterly termination of the Northerly right-of-way line of SFWMD Levee  L-4; thence continue Westerly along the North line of said Levee L-4 to the  Southwest corner of Section 6, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, said section corner marking the Southwest corner of the Palm Beach County limits; said section corner also being the point of intersection of the  Northerly right-of-way line of said Levee L-4 with the Northeasterly right-of-way line of SFWMD Levee L-3; thence continue through Hendry County Northwesterly along the  Northeasterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-3; following Said right-of-way line, wherever it may change to a point near the Southwest corner of Section 9, Township 47 South, Range 34 East where said right-of-way line turns North;

thence continue Northerly along the Easterly Right-of-way line of said  Levee L-3, following said right-of-way line wherever it may change to a point of intersection with the Southern terminus of the Easterly right-of-way line of SFWMD Levee L-2 near the Southwest corner of Section 16,  Township 46 South, Range 34 East; thence continue Northerly along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-2 to a point near the Northwest corner of Section 4, Township 45  South, Range 34 East; thence continue along the right-of-way line of said Levee L-2 to a point of intersection with the Easterly right-of-way line of SFWMD Levee L-1; thence continue Northerly along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-1 to a point near the Northwest corner of Section 16, Township  44 South, Range 34 East; where said right-of-way line turns West; thence continue Westerly along the Northerly right-of-way line of said  Levee L-1 to a point near the Southwest corner of Section 12, Township  44 South, Range 33 East; where said right-of-way line turns North; thence continue Northerly along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Levee L-1 to a point near the Northwest corner of Section 12, Township  44 South, Range 33 East, where said right-of-way line turns West; thence Westerly along the Northerly right-of-way line of said Levee L-1 to a point in the West line of Section 1, Township 44 South, Range 33 East;

thence Northerly along the West line of said Section 1, and along the  West line of Sections 36, 25, 24, 13 and 12 of Township 43 South, Range  33 East to a point of intersection with the Northerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No.27; thence Westerly along the Northerly right-of-way line of said U.S.  Highway No. 27 to a point in the West line of Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 33 East; thence Northerly along the West line of said Section 10 to the Northwest  corner of said Section 10;

thence Northerly along the Northerly prolongation of the West line of said Section 10 a distance of 1100 feet more or less to a point on the  Northwest bank of the presently existing nine mile canal in Section 31,  Township 42 South, Range 33 East, in Glades County; thence Westerly, following the North bank of the said nine mile canal to  a point of intersection with the North-South one-quarter Line of Section  31 of said Township 42 South, Range 33 East; thence Northerly along the North-South one-quarter Section Line of said Section 31 and the North-South one-quarter Section Lines of Sections 30, 19 and 18 of said Township 42 South, Range 33 East to a point of intersection with the Southerly right-of-way line of aforementioned Herbert Hoover Dike Levee of Lake Okeechobee; thence Southeasterly, Easterly and Northeasterly along said right-of-way line of the Herbert Hoover Dike Levee through Glades County, Hendry County and Palm Beach County to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

LESS, the following described parcel: All that portion of Sections 4 and 9 of Township 45 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, lying East of the Easterly Right of Way Line of Levees L-1 and L-2 of the  former Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.

Services Provided: Develop and implement environmental protection programs or plans, including cooperative scientific research with public and private bodies, the construction or operation of facilities and works, and the award of grants-in-aid to other public or private bodies for the purpose of maintaining and improving air and water resource quality.

Creation Document: Chapter 2002-378, Laws of Florida

Statutory Authority: Chapter 298, Fla. Stat.

Date Established: January 1, 1989

Establishing Entity: Legislature

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:  1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
                               West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Email: schoech@caldwellpacetti.com

Telephone Number: (561) 655-0620

Fax: (561) 655-3775

Website: http://www.eaaepd.org and http://floridawatercontroldistricts.org/

Registered Agent:  Mr. Charles F. Schoech

  1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
            West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS

Malcolm S. Wade, Jr., Chairman
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: 4 years

William F. Tarr, Secretary
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: 4 years

Fritz “Sonny” Stein, III, Supervisor
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: 4 years

Joe M. Hilliard, Jr., Supervisor
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: 4 years

Paul Grose, Supervisor
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: 4 years

Jeffery Sumner, Ex Officio Supervisor
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Term: Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District

Robert M. Brown, Technical Advisor

Charles F. Schoech, Administrator, Asst. Secretary & General Counsel

Charles F. Haas, Financial Manager

 

BOARD MEETINGS

September 9, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

November 18, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

 

2017 Board Meeting Schedule - link

January 13, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

April 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

June 16, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

July 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

July 14, 2017 Landowner's Meeting Agenda - link

September 8, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

 

REVENUE INFORMATION

2017-2018 Assessment Roll - link

2016-2017 Assessment Roll - link

2015-2016 Assessment Roll - link

2014-2015 Assessment Roll - link

Statutory Authority: Chapter 197 and 298, Fla. Stat.

 

GENERAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Budget Hearing:   Friday, July 8, 2016
                            9:00 A.M.
                            University of Florida EREC
                            3200 E. Palm Beach Rd
                            Belle Glade
, FL 33430

Fiscal Year Period: October 1-September 30

2017-2018 Adopted Budget - link

2017-2018 Proposed Budget - link

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - link

2015-2016 Adopted Budget - link

2014-2015 Adopted Budget - link

Annual Financial Report - link

Audit Report - link

 

 

ETHICS

Code of Ethics: N/A

Generally applicable ethic provisions (click on link and select “Ethics Laws”): http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/

 

Florida Department of Financial Services - Local Government Section

 

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