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Ritta
Drainage District

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

Full Legal Name: Ritta Drainage District

Public Purpose: Draining, reclaiming, and conserving the  lands hereinafter described, and protecting the same from the effects of water, or lack of water, for controlling the water in the District and the water tables with respect to the lands therein, for agricultural and sanitary purposes, and for the public health, convenience, welfare, utility, and benefit.

Boundaries: Beginning at the quarter-section corner on the West line of Section 2, Township 44 South, Range 34 East, which point is common to the boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District;

Thence southerly along the West line of Section 2 to the Southwest corner of said Section 2; thence southerly along the West lines of Sections  11 and 14 to the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 44 South,  Range 34 East; Thence easterly along the south lines of Sections 14 and 13, Township 44 South, Range 34 East, and along the South lines of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to the southeast corner of said Section 18; Thence northerly along the East line of Section 18, Township 44 South,  Range 35 East, to the Northeast corner of said Section 18; Thence easterly along the South line of Sections 8, 9 and 10, Township  44 South, Range 35 East, to the South quarter-section corner of said  Section 10; Thence Southeasterly to a point on the East line of Section 15, Township  44 South, Range 35 East, 80 feet South of the Northeast corner of said  Section; Thence easterly along a line 80 feet South of and parallel to the North  line of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to the center line  of the Everglades Drainage District’s Miami Canal and the boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District;

Thence northeasterly along the center line of said Miami Canal and the  boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District through Sections 14,  11 and 2, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to an intersection with the  East and West quarter-section line of Section 2; Thence westerly along the East and West quarter-section or center lines  of Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, and the  East and West quarter-section lines of Sections 1 and 2, Township 44  South, Range 34 East, which lines are also the boundary of the South  Florida Conservancy District, to the point of beginning.

Services Provided: Establish, construct and maintain a system of canals, drains, ditches, levees, dikes,  dams, sluices, revetments, locks, reservoirs, holding basins, floodways,  pumping stations, and other works and improvements, of such dimensions,  depth, and proportion as in the judgment of the Board is advisable to drain, reclaim, and conserve the lands within said District.

Creation Document: Chapter 2000-381, Laws of Florida

Statutory Authority: Chapter 298, Fla. Stat.

Date Established: July 1, 1945

Establishing Entity: Legislature

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1685
                               Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
 

Email:

Telephone Number: (863) 228-0400

Fax: (863) 983-8544

Website: http://floridawatercontroldistricts.org/

Registered Agent:   Ms. Betty Camplin
                                 P.O. Box 1685
                                 Clewiston, FL 33440-1685

 

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS

Steve Stiles, Chairman
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

Rubin Rifa, Supervisor
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

Sam Williams, Supervisor
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, General Counsel

Thomas C. Perry, PE, Engineer

 

BOARD MEETINGS

2016 Meetings Schedule - link

April 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

October 11, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

November 8, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

December 13, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

 

2017 Meeting Schedule - link

January 10, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

February 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

February 14, 2017 Landowner's Meeting Agenda - link

March 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

April 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

May 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

June 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

June 9, 2017 Budget Hearing Agenda - link

 

REVENUE INFORMATION

2016-2017 Assessment Roll - link

2016-2017 Proposed Assessment Roll - link

Tax Roll 2014/2015 - link

Tax Roll 2015/2016 - link

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

 

GENERAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Budget Hearing:    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
                             U.S. Sugar Corp.
                             1995 W US Hwy 27
                             Clewiston, Fl 33440

Fiscal Year Period: October 1-September 30

2017-2018 Adopted Budget - link

2017-2018 Proposed Budget - link

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - link

2016-2017 Proposed Budget - link

Final Adopted Budget 2014/2015 - link

Final Adopted Budget 2015/2016 - link

Budget Amendment - none at this time

Link to Annual Financial Report: https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/

Audit Report: http://www.myflorida.com/audgen/pages/specialdistricts_efile pages/ritta drainage district.htm

 

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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