VILLAGES OF WESTPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Est. 2004; Located in Duval County, Florida

Villages of Westport Stock image of trees and a lake
The Villages of Westport CDD Board of Supervisors Meeting scheduled for February 26, 2024, has been canceled. The next meeting, which will also be the budget approval, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.

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Basic Information

NOTICE OF QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE VILLAGES OF WESTPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that the qualifying period for candidates for the office of Supervisor of the Villages of Westport Community Development District (“District”) will commence at noon on June 10, 2024, and close at noon on June 14, 2024. Candidates must qualify for the office of Supervisor with the Duval County Supervisor of Elections located at 105 E Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202; Ph: (904) 630-1414. All candidates shall qualify for individual seats in accordance with Section 99.061, Florida Statutes, and must also be a “qualified elector” of the District, as defined in Section 190.003, Florida Statutes. A “qualified elector” is any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of the State of Florida and of the District, and who is registered to vote with the Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Campaigns shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.

The Villages of Westport Community Development District has two (2) seats up for election, specifically Seats 1 and 5. Each seat carries a four-year term of office. Elections are nonpartisan and will be held at the same time as the general election on November 5, 2024, and in the manner prescribed by law for general elections.

For additional information, please contact the Duval County Supervisor of Elections.

Background

The Villages of Westport Community Development District (“District”) is an independent special district, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, enacted by Ordinance 2001-246 on April 3, 2001. The District includes within its boundaries approximately 1812 acres of land located entirely within the boundaries of Duval County, Florida.

The Villages of Westport Community Development District is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and created by ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Duval County, Florida as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the “solution” to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. Community Development Districts represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a developer to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities.

District Infrastructure and Property

The District issued its Series 2005A Bonds (“Bonds”) to fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities, and roadways.

 

District Annual Budgets

The District will annually approve both a Series 2005A Bonds debt service budget and an operations and maintenance “O&M” budget. The Series 2005A Bonds require level annual debt service and so the bond debt service budget will not vary substantially from year-to-year.

 

District Annual Non-Ad Valorem Assessments

The District annually levies and collects from property owners within its boundaries both a bond debt service assessment and an O&M assessment, as authorized by Chapter 190, Florida Statutes. The bond debt service assessment helps amortize the District’s Series 2005A Bonds. The O&M assessment funds the District’s annual O&M activities. Assessments for platted lots are collected on the Duval County tax bill. Chapter 197, Florida Statutes, provides a mechanism pursuant to which such special assessments may be placed on the tax roll and collected by the local tax collector. The District has previously authorized the use of the Uniform Method by, among other things, entering into agreements with the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector of the County for that purpose.

A  map of the District’s boundaries can be found here: PDF | RTF

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 Duval 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.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING DATES
VILLAGES OF WESTPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
FISCAL YEAR 2024

October 23, 2023
January 22, 2024 – CANCELED
February 26, 2024 – CANCELED
April 22, 2024
July 22, 2024

All meetings will convene at 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL  32218, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Yashekia Scarlett
    Yashekia Scarlett CHAIRMAN

    Seat 1

    12504 Weeping Branch Cir
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

    shekiaamp@yahoo.com

    Term Expires: 11/2024

  • Samuel Cooper Smith
    Samuel Cooper Smith VICE CHAIRMAN

    Seat 2

    6812 Hanford Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32219

    samdcs914@gmail.com

    Term Expires: 11/2026

  • Vacant
    Vacant Assistant Secretary

    Seat 3

     

     

    BoardMember3@villagesofwestportcdd.com

    Term Expires:

  • Vacant
    Vacant

    Seat 4

    Term Expires: 11/2026

  • Alice Sanford
    Alice Sanford ASSISTANT SECRETARY

    Seat 5

    12350 Cadley Cir
    Jacksonville, FL 32219

    academyofdreams@yahoo.com

    Term Expires: 11/2024

Governmental Management Services

Governmental Management Services (GMS) is a family of limited liability companies that was established on November 26, 2004 for the purpose of providing special district management services to Community Development Districts (CDD). GMS currently has offices in Orlando, St. Cloud, Ft. Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee. GMS currently manages over 130 Community Development Districts across the State of Florida.

475 West Town Place, Suite 114
World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
Phone: +1 (904) 940-5850
www.govmgtsvc.com

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

  • Attend, record and conduct all regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors Meetings including landowners meetings.
  • Presentation of District’s annual budget in accordance with Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.
  • Ensure District is in compliance with administrative and financial reporting for Community Development Districts.
  • Correspond and communicate with Board of Supervisors and Staff to respond to the various needs of the District and Community.
  • Prepare agendas for circulation to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Prepare annual budget, financials, monthly disbursements.
  • Review annual insurance policy to ensure District maintains proper insurance coverage.

For information regarding this District, please contact the District Manager:

Darrin Mossing

dmossing@gmstnn.com

PUBLIC RECORDS

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Budgets:

The Board adopts the budget each year in accordance with a process outlined in the Florida Statutes. Each Fiscal Year runs from October 1 to September 30. The Board will first approve a proposed budget in the spring and will provide it to Duval County at least 60 days before the budget hearing, at which time the Board will adopt the final budget and levy the resulting non-ad valorem assessments.

  • Fiscal Year 2024 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Adopted Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal  Year 2022 Proposed Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Debit Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Revised O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed O&M Budget
  • `Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted DS Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Debt Service Series 2005 Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted O&M Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted Debt Service  Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Debt Service Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted O&M Budget

For anyone interested in adopted budgets prior to fiscal year 2019, please contact the District Office.

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Audited Financial Statements:

As the District’s audited financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, and accepted by the Board, we will post them on the website for your information. If you are interested in an audit for a previous fiscal year, please contact the District Office. For more information on audits, please visit http://www.myflorida.com/audgen/.

    • Fiscal Year 2022 Audit Report
    • Fiscal Year 2021 Audit Report
    • Fiscal Year 2020 Audit Report
    • Fiscal Year 2018 Audit Report

Additional District Documents:

    • Fiscal Year 2024 Assessment Schedule
    • Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Schedule
    • Fiscal Year 2023 Assessment Schedule
    • Fiscal Year 2022 Assessment Schedule
    • Establishing Rule
    • Amenity Center Rules and Policies
    • Fiscal Year 2021 Assessment Schedule
    • Community Update – January 2018
    • Notice of Boundary Amendment
    • Towing  Policy
    • Fiscal Year 2023 Meeting Schedule
    • Policy Relating to Spending Authority and Procurement
    • Revised Policies and Fees for the Amenity Facilities

Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Agendas:

February

January

October

  • 10-23-23
    • Part 1: PDF | RTF
    • Part 2: PDF | RTF
    • Part 3: PDT | RTF

Fiscal Year 2023 Meeting Agendas:

August

July

April

January

October

contact info

Contact Info

Villages of Westport CDD
475 West Town Place, Suite 114
World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
(407) 841-5524
dmossing@gmsnf.com

DISTRICT RECORDS CUSTODIAN:

GMS North Florida

475 West Town Place, Suite 114
World Golf Village
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
(407) 841-5524
dmossing@gmstnn.com

For Onsite Amenity and Field Maintenance Questions or Concerns, please contact the Field Operations Manager:

Tim Harden-Vesta Property Services
tharden@vestapropertyservices.com
(904) 612-6668

DISTRICT COUNSEL:

Kilinski | Van Wyk

Jennifer Kilinski

517 E. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: +1 (877) 350-0372
Jennifer@cddlawyers.com

send us a message

Darrin Mossing, District Manager

dmossing@gmstnn.com

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