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South Shore
Drainage District

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

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Full Legal Name: South Shore Drainage District

Public Purpose: Reclaiming and draining District lands and improving said lands by means of the construction of canals and ditches and making said lands available and habitable, and for the maintenance, and authorizing the cutting and construction of canals, ditches, dikes, and reservoirs for the benefit of said lands, and protecting the same from the effect of excess water, and making them available for agricultural and sanitary purposes, and for the public convenience and welfare and for public utility and benefit.

Boundaries: Commencing at a point being the intersection of the west right-of-way line of the Everglades Drainage District’s North New River Canal with  the east and west half section line of Section 14, Township 44 South,  Range 36 East; Thence west along the aforesaid half section line of Section 14, 3,722 feet,  more or less, to a point whence the quarter corner between Section 14  and Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, bears west 50 feet  distant; Thence north 0° 7′ east along a line parallel to and 50 feet east of the  section line between the aforesaid Section 14 and Section 15, a distance  of 2,561 feet, more or less, to a point being the intersection with the  South boundary of Florida East Coast Railway right-of-way, said point  lying 50 feet east, and 81.6 feet south of the section corner common to  Sections 10, 11, 14 and 15, Township 44 South, Range 36 East; Thence south 89° 57′ west along the south boundary of the Florida East Coast Railway right-of-way, a distance of 15,915.8 feet, more or less,  through Sections 15, 16, and 17 to a point on the section line between  Sections 17 and 18, said point lying 94.5 feet south of the section corner common to Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18, Township 44 South, Range 36 East; Thence north 0° 5′ east along said section line between Sections 17 and  18 and Sections 7 and 8 to a point on the section line between Sections  7 and 8, said point being 105.8 feet north of the section corner common  to Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18, Township 44, Range 36 East; Thence north 45° 00′ west diagonally through Section 7, Township 44  South, Range 36 East, 7,431 feet, more or less, to a point lying 75 feet  north and 30 feet east of the section corner common to Sections 1 and 12,  Township 44 South, Range 35 East, and Sections 6 and 7, Township 44  South, Range 36 east (the above-described line being parallel to and 75  feet distant from a true Northwest diagonal line through the aforesaid  Section 7); Thence south 89° 21′ west along a line parallel to and 75 feet north of the section line between Section 1 and Section 12, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, a distance of 5,227 feet, more or less, to a point whence the corner of Sections 1, 2, 11, and 12, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, bears 45° 00′ west 105.8 feet distant; Thence north 0° 03′ east on a line parallel to and 75 feet east of the section line between Section 1 and Section 2, a distance of 5,205 feet, more or less, to a point on the township line between Section 1 and Section 36, whence the corner of Sections 1 and 2, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, and Sections 35 and 36, Township 43 South, Range 35 East, bears south 89° 21′ west 75 feet distant; Thence north 0° 03′ east 310 feet, more or less, to a point 100 feet south from the center line of the lake shore levee as located on the ground by the Everglades Drainage District;

(The above-described boundaries are in common with the boundaries of the South Florida Conservancy District);

Thence north 0° 03′ east 309 feet, more or less, to a point being the intersection with the South boundary of the United States Engineer War Department’s Lake Okeechobee Levee right-of-way;

Thence along the south boundary of the aforesaid Federal Levee right-of-way, more particularly described as follows:

(a)      North 88° 44′ east, a distance of 5,229 feet, more or less, to a point  being on the range line between Sections 31 and 36, Township 43 South,  Ranges 35 and 36 East;

(b)     Thence north 88° 44′ east, a distance of 2,222 feet, more or less, to  a point;

(c)      Thence south 63° 03′ east, a distance of 1,428 feet, more or less, to  a point being on the township line between Section 31 and Section 6,  Townships 43 and 44 South, Range 36 East;

(d)     Thence south 62° 54′ east, a distance of 2,022 feet, more or less, to  a point being on the section line between Section 5 and Section 6, Town-ship 44 South, Range 36 East;

(e)      Thence south 58° 52′ east, a distance of 6,115 feet, more or less, to  a point being on the section line between Sections 4 and 5, Township 44  South, Range 36 East;

(f)      Thence south 58° 52′ east, a distance of 1,820 feet, more or less, to  a point;

(g)     Thence south 76° 25′ east, a distance of 881 feet, more or less, to a  point on the section line between Section 4 and Section 9, Township 44  South, Range 36 East;

(h)     Thence south 76° 25′ east, a distance of 1,904 feet, more or less, to  a point;

(i)      Thence south 86° 45′ east, a distance of 1,034 feet, more or less, to a point on the Section line between Section 9 and 10, Township 44 South, Range 36 East;

(j)      Thence south 86° 45′ east, a distance of 2,603.3 feet, more or less, to a point, being the intersection of the south boundary of the Federal Levee right-of-way with the South boundary of the Everglades Drainage District’s Lake Okeechobee Levee;

(The above-described boundaries are in common with the South Shore Drainage District Plan of Reclamation dated July 1, 1935)

(a)      Thence N36° 17′ 25″E (new basis of bearing) along the southeasterly right-of-way of the L-D2, Hoover Dike a distance of 800 feet, more or less,  to the north line of Section 10, Township 44 South, Range 36 East;

(b)     Thence N36° 17′ 25″E along said Dike right-of-way a distance of 3,253 feet;

(c)      Thence S54° 58′ 55″E a distance of 4,531 feet to the West right-of-way of the North New River Canal;

(d)     Thence south along said North New River Canal right-of-way a distance of 5,284 feet, more or less, to the north line of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 36 East;

(e)      Thence south along said west North New River Canal right-of-way, a distance of 2,641 feet, more or less, to a point on the east and west half-section line of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, being the Point of Beginning.

Services Provided: Construct, operate,  and maintain canals, ditches, drains, levees, and other works for drainage  purposes; Acquire, purchase, operate, and maintain pumps, plants, and pumping systems for drainage purposes; Construct, operate, and maintain  irrigation works, machinery, and plants; Construct, improve, pave, and maintain roadways and roads necessary and convenient for the exercise of the powers or duties or any of the powers or duties of said district or the  supervisors; Construct, improve, pave, and maintain  streets, roadways, and roads necessary and convenient to provide access to and efficient development of areas made suitable and available for cultivation, settlement, urban and suburban, and other beneficial use and development as a result of the drainage, irrigation, and reclamation operations of the district; Construct, acquire by donation, or purchase recreational facilities and areas, including related facilities, and to construct, operate, and maintain such recreation and related facilities for the benefit of district residents.

Creation Document: Chapter 2000-486, Laws of Florida (codified)

Statutory Authority: Chapter 298, Fla. Stat.

Date Established: June 8, 1935

Establishing entity: Legislature

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:  2832 North Main Street
                               P.O. Box 969
                               Belle Glade, FL 33430

Email: districtmanager@sflcd.com

Telephone Number: (561) 996-2940

Fax: (561) 996-2960

Website: http://floridawatercontroldistricts.org/

Registered Agent:  Mr. David R. Davis
                                2832 North Main Street
                                P.O. Box 969
                                Belle Glade, FL 33430
    

 

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS

Bazil Anderson, President
2832 North Main Street
P.O. Box 969
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Term: 3 years

Steve Stiles, Supervisor
2832 North Main Street
P.O. Box 969
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Term: 3 years

Kenneth McDuffie, Supervisor
2832 North Main Street
P.O. Box 969
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Term: 3 years

David R. Davis, Manager

Karen Brandon, PE, Engineer

Charles F. Schoech, General Counsel

 

BOARD MEETINGS

2016 Meetings Schedule - link

May 18, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

June 15, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda - link

July 20, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

August 17, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

September 21, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

October 19, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

December 14, 2016 Meeting Agenda - link

 

2017 Meetings Schedule - link

January 18, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

February 15, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

March 15, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

March 15, 2017 Landowner's Meeting Agenda - link

April 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Waived

May 17, 2017 Meeting Agenda - link

 

REVENUE INFORMATION

2016-2017 Proposed Assessment Roll - link

Tax Roll 2014/2015 - link

Tax Roll 2015/2016 - link

Statutory authority: Chapters 189, 197 and 298, Fla. Stat.

 

GENERAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Proposed Budget Hearing Date:  

                            Wednesday, May 17, 2017
                           10:30 A.M.
                           2832 N. Main St
                           Belle Glade, FL 33430

Adopt Budget Hearing Date:  

                            Wednesday, August 16, 2017
                           10:30 A.M.
                           2832 N. Main St
                           Belle Glade, FL 33430

Fiscal Year Period: October 1-September 30

2017-2018 Proposed Budget - link

2017 Adopted Budget - link

2016-2017 Proposed Budget - link

2015-2016 Final Adopted Budget - link

2015-2016 Proposed Budget - link

2014-2015 Amended Budget - link

2014-2015 Final Adopted Budget - link

2013-2014 Budget Amendment - link

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

Audit Report: http://www.myflorida.com/audgen/pages/specialdistricts_efile pages/south shore 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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