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Lauderdale Isles Water Management District

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1. General Information:

a) Full legal name - Lauderdale Isles Water Management District

b) Public Purpose - To protect and improve the water quality of the  (10) canals and section of the North New River Canal within Lauderdale Isles, by addressing aquatic vegetation control, safe navigation,  consumption of fish and blue crabs, canal depths & obstructions, canal debris, waterway cleanup, education, derelict boats, dilapidated docks, manatee protection, nuisance alligator control, waterway safety, saltwater intrusion, pollution control, storm water control, after-storm cleanup, any and all other matters pertaining to water quality protection and improvement, and all other matters as described and/or required by law

c) Boundaries/service area - Generally described as the (10) canals and the section of the North New River Canal existing within Lauderdale Isles in the City of Fort Lauderdale  Map of Lauderdale Isles pdf

d) Services provided - Aquatic weed monitoring and control; monitoring of pollution sources including vessel oil spills, vessel holding tanks, runoff,  debris by lawn service companies, monitoring of hazards to navigation including dilapidated docks & derelict vessels, monitoring of water quality & testing, waterway cleanup sponsorship, public outreach and education by quarterly updates, including awareness of nuisance alligators & manatee regulations; monitoring of fish & blue crabs for consumption; canal dredging;  Coordinating services provided by Departments of the City, including Canal Cleaning, Code Enforcement, Environmental Services, Engineering, & Law Enforcement, appropriate departments at Broward County, and the State of Florida, including the Department of Environmental Protection

e) Established by the Broward County Board of Commissioners on November 17, 1970, pursuant to Chapter 61-1969, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1961, as amended by Chapter 63-1168, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1963, as amended by Chapter 65-1337, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1965

i) The Lauderdale Isles Water Management District operates under the authority of Florida Statute 298, “Drainage and Water Control,” and Chapter 189, “Special Districts”. While in unincorporated Broward County, the District operated as a Dependent Special District within the County.  Upon the annexation of Lauderdale Isles in 2002, The Lauderdale Isles Water Management District was transferred to the jurisdiction of the City of Fort Lauderdale in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 78-482, by County Resolution 2003-483 and City Resolution 02-28 and September 15, 2002 Riverland Area Annexation Agreement, as a dependent special district within the City

f) Enabling legislation - Florida Statutes Chapters 189.02

g) Date Established - 1970

h) Establishing Entity - City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2. Contact Information:

a) Mailing address - P.O. Box 122271, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

b) Email address - grames@LIWMD.org

c) Telephone number - 954-828-7844

d) Website - http://www.liwmd.org/

e) Registered agent - Romney Rogers, Commissioner, District IV, Fort Lauderdale at 100 N Andrews Boulevard

f) Governing board members:

i Geoff Rames - Chairman; 2530 Gulfstream Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312; grames@liwmd.org; elected official until December 2015

ii Ken Stauch - Secretary/Treasurer; 2543 Gulfstream Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312; kstauch@liwmd.org; elected official until December 2017

iii Romney Rogers - Commissioner, District IV, 100 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; rrogers@fortlauderdale.gov; elected official until March 2018 (Appointed, per City of Fort Lauderdale Resolution 02-28  and September 15, 2002 Riverland Area Annexation Agreement pdf

3. Revenue Information:

a) Taxes collected:  Non-ad valorum, fixed amount of $15 per fiscal year, as approved annually  by the City of Fort Lauderdale City Commission, under Florida Statute 197.3632(4)(a)

4. General Financial Information:

a) Fiscal year period (October 1 - September 30)

b) Adopted budget Lauderdale Isles Water Management Districts FY 2016 Adopted Budget pdf

c) The Department of Financial Services website https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/ to view the special district Annual Financial Report

d) Audit report - Not required per Florida Statute 218.39(1)(h), as expenditures are less than $50,000

5. Ethics:

a) Code of ethics - None adopted at this time.  To be submitted, discussed, and approved at December 7, 2015 Board Meeting.