District Board Meetings are held at 1894 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages. Audio recordings of Board meetings, workshops or public hearings are available for purchase per Florida Statute 119.07 through the District Clerk for $1.00 per CD requested. Residents may also arrange to listen to audio recordings at the District office. Please call 352-751-6700 for requests or information.
FY12-13 Adopted Budget
The Village Community Development District No. 9 was established pursuant to the provisions of Florida Statutes Chapter 190 on October 6, 2004. The lands that are encompassed by the District are located in Sumter County and consist of approximately 995 acres. In order for the District to provide the infrastructure services described above, sometime in the future the District will issue its Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds. The proceeds of these bonds will be used to construct the improvements within the District which consist of roadway improvements, landscaping, open areas, street lights, the master drainage system and stormwater structures, transportation paths and sidewalks. The bonds are supported by special assessments that are levied upon the benefited properties. The assessment pays for project wide improvements such as roads, drainage systems and structures, transportation paths, curb and gutter, sidewalks and streetlights on a project wide basis. The allocation of these costs was done pursuant to an assessment methodology that was prepared by Fishkind & Associates, a well-respected financial advisory firm. In addition to the project wide infrastructure assessment, there is an annual maintenance assessment that provides for services, ongoing maintenance and administration of the district facilities. The project wide improvements and the maintenance of those improvements are what impact fees and municipal taxes would otherwise provide. Since District No. 9 is not located within a municipality, these facilities are being provided by the District’s special assessments, which remain with each lot. Each homeowner may prepay the district wide infrastructure (Bond Debt) special assessment against his property at any time. However, the maintenance assessment is ongoing and determined at the annual budget hearings by your Board of Supervisors.
Now that you are generally familiar with the District concept, let's describe the election process and the Board of Supervisors who oversee the activities of the District. Initially, the Board of Supervisors, consisting of five members, is elected based on land ownership. The legislature, in creating Chapter 190, recognized that in order to maintain continuity of the facilities provided to the newly developing community, the developer, who then owns the majority of the land, should be granted the right to substantially complete the project as envisioned by the various land use and zoning approvals that were obtained as part of the development review process. However, the legislature also recognized that at the time prescribed by statute, control should transition to the residents. Therefore, at the election held in 2006, three of the five Supervisors were elected by landowner vote (one vote per lot owned and/or one vote per acre owned). The same process will occur in 2008. In 2012, the District met the requirements provided for in Chapter 190, and one supervisor will be elected by landowners and two supervisors will be elected by "qualified electors" (registered voters) residing in CDD No. 9. From this point forward, all elections will be qualified based elections. This election conversion format ensures that the residents ultimately control the level of service provided to the infrastructure facilities that the District maintains.