Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District is a multi-county, multifaceted Special District Agency. From roads and bridges, to a stormwater management system comprised of lakes, canals, and complex monitoring equipment; to parks and passive recreation in our waterways and lands, to community projects, Board of Commissioners guide the agency in a direction best suited to help the communities in which it serves, making it the vehicle for the future of Lehigh Acres.
In 2015, Legislators passed Chapter 2015-202 F.S., which allows Lehigh Acres MSID to study new powers in limited areas such as: sidewalks, street lights, and community signage, local planning and water and sewer services for the betterment of the community. The potential for additional powers—sidewalks, street lights, community signage, local planning and water and sewer— is not automatic. Lehigh Acres MSID must first enter into an agreement with Lee County and then present the community with a referendum vote in a regular general election to exercise any new powers.
Lehigh Acres MSID, through the efforts of dedicated elected officials and employees, delivers the highest quality in services; provides a fair and orderly system of governance; and protects the area’s environmental and community resources. LA‐MSID is dedicated to preserving and managing natural and community resources by providing: safe, reliable, and high‐quality services to its constituents in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.
LA-MSID’s expansive infrastructure is a crucial element to protecting, serving, and bettering the Lehigh Acres community. Our water management system is crucial in moving water to meet varying conditions and needs is essential to sustaining the local environment. However, it is our complex network of culvert-crossings, bridges, and roadways which work to make accessibility easier for residents within Lehigh Acres. Our stormwater treatment areas provide ideal recreation spots for residents and visitors alike, while providing necessary drainage and flood control.
LA-MSID District preserves and protects water reserves through drainage, conservation, mitigation, navigational and water management practices in 70,000 acres of land in both Lehigh Acres and the western portion of Hendry County.
LA-MSID currently maintains 311 miles of canals, 20 lakes, 360 culvert crossings, 22 bridges and 66 water control structures. LA-MSID maintains 1298 preserve acres as well as 578 acres of Harns Marsh—a major retention/detention area.
The special legislative act dissolving the East County Water Control District (“ECWCD”) and creating the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (“LA-MSID”) was approved by the Governor on June 10, 2015. Therefore, all motions, resolutions, and other documentation or references relating to the District should now refer to “Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District” instead of to “East County Water Control District.”
Questions? Contact our office at 239-368-0044.
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