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Big Cypress Stewardship District

Established in 2004; Located in Collier County, Florida

The Big Cypress Stewardship District (“District”) is an independent special district, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 2004-423, Laws of Florida, Acts of 2004, and established by the Florida House of Representatives’ approval of House Bill No. 923 on June 17, 2004.  The District includes within its boundaries approximately 22,211 acres of land located in unincorporated eastern Collier County.

DISTRICT INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROPERTY

The District has not yet raised funding to install its planned public infrastructure improvements nor does it own any real property.

DISTRICT ANNUAL BUDGETS 

The District annually approves an Operations and Maintenance “O&M” budget which outlines the expected general revenues and expenses for the District.  There is no annual debt service budget since the District has yet to issue any indebtedness.

DISTRICT ANNUAL NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

The District is currently being funded by the Landowner.

Big Cypress Stewardship District
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AGENDA

FISCAL YEAR 2019

FISCAL YEAR 2018

BUDGETS

  • Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Budget

ADDITIONAL DISTRICT DOCUMENTS

  • Special Act Ch. 2004-423
  • Updated Fiscal Year 2019 Meeting Schedule
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Meeting Schedule
  • District Boundaries

BOARD INFORMATION

Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Collier County.  The Board may decide to cancel or reschedule any of its meetings, or add meetings or workshops as items of business dictate. These new meetings will be advertised in the newspaper at least seven (7) days in advance, and agendas are available on the website a week prior to the meeting.

  • David Pensabene
    David Pensabene Assistant Secretary

    Seat 1

    BoardMember1@bigcypressstewardship.com

    5830 Oil Well Road, Naples FL 34120

    Term Expires: 6/2022

  • John S. McGarvey
    John S. McGarvey Assistant Secretary

    Seat 2

    BoardMember2@bigcypressstewardship.com

    McGarvey Development Company
    12752 Trade Way Drive, Suite 1
    Bonita Springs, FL 34135

    Term Expires 6/2021

  • Nancy Payton
    Nancy Payton Vice President

    Seat 3

    BoardMember3@bigcypressstewardship.com

    159 Bristol Lane, Unit A

    Naples, FL 34112

    Term Expires: 6/2022

  • Patrick Utter
    Patrick Utter President

    Seat 4

    BoardMember4@bigcypressstewardship.com

    Collier Enterprises Management, Inc.
    999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 507
    Naples, FL 34108

    Term Expires: 6/2023

  • Cecil Howell Jr
    Cecil Howell Jr Assistant Secretary

    Seat 5

    BoardMember5@bigcypressstewardship.com

    1201 Orchid Ave

    Immokalee, FL 34142

    Term Expires: 6/2021

Board of Supervisors
Meeting Dates

Fiscal Year 2018-2019:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – CANCELLED
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Big Cypress Stewardship District
All meetings will convene at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of Collier Enterprises, 2550 Goodlette
Road N., Suite 100, Naples, Florida

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PFM GROUP CONSULTING LLC.

pfm logoPFM Group Consulting LLC has extensive experience providing consulting and management services to special districts located throughout Florida. Our firm provides services at every stage of a district’s life from establishment to full development. We offer Financial Advisory Services and District Management Services (including Administrative Services, Accounting, Minutes and Public Records Services, and Lien Book & Tax Roll Services) to over 50 CDDs throughout the state of Florida.

SERVICES

Levels of service of program operations within the District are directly related to the annual operating budget. Program services include:

  • Community appearance
  • Recreational facilities
  • Street lighting
  • Infrastructure administration

During the fiscal year staff monitors the budget to maintain operational efficiency. During the annual budget process staff reviews what was budgeted against what was actually spent, and recommends increases and decreases in service levels. The Board of Supervisors, with input from the public, reviews staff’s proposals and has the final decision for the budget constraints that will determine the levels of service. The budget process typically begins in the spring and concludes in the summer, after a public hearing to ensure resident participation. Staff actions are directly related to those restrictions placed within the annual operations and maintenance budget for each fiscal year.

SERVICE LEVELS

The District Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Mandatory – This service is required either by regulatory permit or other specific requirements.
  • Essential – Those program services funded above the mandatory level and considered important to the residents.
  • Discretionary – Those services funded and which can be reviewed for sufficiency, based on service commitment by the community and the cost of the service being provided.

Orlando Corporate Office

Address:12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817

Phone:(407) 723-5900
Fax:(407) 723-5901

www.pfm.com

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CONTACT INFO

BIG CYPRESS STEWARDSHIP DISTRICT

12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900

REGISTERED AGENT

Jonathan Johnson of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
119 South Monroe Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL  32301

DISTRICT RECORDS CUSTODIAN

PFM Group Consulting LLC.
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900
Victoria Martinez
E-mail: Martinezv@pfm.com

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