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Independent Special District Overview

The Lake Padgett Estates Independent Special District (“District”) is an independent local unit of, special-purpose government, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, and established by State of Florida Special Act 2006-317, adopted of the State of Florida which became effective on June 26th, 2006.

The District currently encompasses approximately seven hundred seventy-five (775.21) acres of land located entirely within Pasco County, Florida. As a local unit of special-purpose government, the District provides an alternative means for planning, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining various public improvements and community facilities within its jurisdiction.

Every Independent Special District (“ISD”) within the State of Florida is a local government and a political subdivision that is limited to its special purpose as expressed in the legislation which creates the district. An ISD has the power to maintain, operate, improve, and finance as a local government management entity its amenities and associated infrastructure and services. An ISD also has the authority to impose, levy and collect assessments from the residents of the District for the maintenance, operation and improvement of the facilities within the District. 

Independent Special District Organization

The Lake Padgett Estates Independent Special District (the “District”) is organized similar to other local governments in Florida, in that the legislative body is composed of a five-member board known as the Board of Supervisors. The Board establishes the policy of the District in accordance with Florida law. The Board, by law, must hire a District Manager. In addition, the Board may choose to employ other staff such as District Counsel and District Engineer. Staff members operate utilizing the same formalities as a County Administrator and County Attorney. The Board, through review of advertised Requests for Qualifications, ranks and selects a District Engineer to perform the engineering needs of the District. The District staff administers the operations of the District and implements the Board’s policies and contracts.

District Map

District Administration

The District Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and submittal of a proposed operations and maintenance budgets for Board review and action
  • Preparation of contract specifications for District operations, including community appearance, waterway management, street lighting and facilities maintenance
  • File all required forms and documents with state and local agencies
  • Attend all Board of Supervisor meetings – implement the policies of the Board
  • Additional duties as directed by the Board

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