Notice of Special Meetings

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.”

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS

NOTICE BY LEHIGH ACRES MUNICIPAL SERVICES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM AD VALOREM METHOD

OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

 

Notice is hereby given to the owners of lands that were added to the jurisdictional boundaries of Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District in accordance with Chapter 2015-202, Laws of Florida, that Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District intends to use the uniform ad valorem method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.

 

The District’s Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on December 11, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at the offices of Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, located at 601 East County Lane, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District upon the lands added to the District’s jurisdictional boundaries in accordance with Chapter 2015-202, Laws of Florida.

 

Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the District’s fiscal year 2018/2019, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon the lands located within the District’s boundaries that were added to the jurisdictional boundaries in accordance with Chapter 2015-202, Laws of Florida.  The non-ad valorem assessments will be adopted and levied for all legal purposes, including but not limited to the payment by the District of bond indebtedness, maintenance and other lawful obligations of the District.

 

Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the District’s use of the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.

 

If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical

impairment, should contact the District at (239) 368-0044 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing.

 

DATED this 8th day of November, 2017.

 

 

LEHIGH ACRES MUNICIPAL SERVICES

IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

PUBLISH:      The News Press

***The Attorney-Client Executive Session on Nov. 13 will begin at 4:30 p.m.

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT EXECUTIVE SESSION

Notice is hereby given that Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (the “District”) will hold a private attorney-client session pursuant to Section 286. 011(8), Florida Statutes, to commence during an open meeting on November 13, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at the District’s administrative offices located at 601 E. County Lane, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936. The session shall be between the Board of Commissioners of the District; District General Counsel: Mary M. Viator, Esq., William P. Doney, Esq and David Ramba Esq. and Dave Lindsay, District Manager, concerning Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (formerly East County Water Control District) v. Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, Case Number: 362015CA001604A001CH, in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, in and for Lee County, Florida. The District’s General Counsel has advised the District’s Board of Commissioners at a public meeting that counsel desires advice concerning the pending litigation. The subject matter of the attorney-client session shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures with the estimated length of the session to be approximately one (1) hour. Pursuant to Florida law, the entire attorney-client session shall be recorded by a certified court reporter who shall record the times of commencement and termination of the session, all discussion and proceedings, the names of all persons present at any time, and the names of all persons speaking. No portion of the session shall be off the record. The court reporter’s notes shall be fully transcribed and filed with the clerk and shall be made part of the public record upon conclusion of the pending litigation.