Community Development District 5 supervisors admit they rocked the boat when it comes to deed compliance.
During a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, CDD 5 supervisors explained many facets of their work to the audience, but it was deed compliance that took center stage.
“We have done some things that have really rocked the boat,” Board Chairman Gary Kadow said.
He said roughly two years ago, the CDD 5 board became concerned about the so-called trolls who were calling in 25 or 30 complaints at a time.
“Most of the complaints were just non-sensical,” Kadow said.
So CDD 5 supervisors took the bold step of ending anonymous complaints when it comes to deed compliance. As a result, in CDD 5, those lodging complaints with Community Standards must provide their name.
Kadow provided statistics that showed the change has worked.
“People are a lot happier,” Kadow said.
Other community development districts are considering CDD 5’s lead.
Kadow takes great pride in the fact that CDD 5 has not raised the maintenance assessment in all of the years he has been on the board. In fact, there is a history of decreases in CDD 5’s maintenance assessments.
The board will be discussing its budget for 2023-24 at 8 a.m. Friday, May 19 at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Kadow invited residents to attend the meeting and get a close-up look at the budgeting process.
There are 6,399 homes sites in CDD 5.
The villages in CDD 5 are Ashland, Belvedere, Bonnybrook, Bridgeport at Lake Miona, Liberty Park, Lynnhaven, Poinciana, Sunset Pointe and Winifred.
You can see the entire CDD 5 town hall presentation at this link: District 5 Town Hall Agenda Packet