Welcome to the official website for the Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Community Development District (CDD). This site is funded by the CDD in an effort to help educate the general public about the services provided by the District, and to highlight the other agencies involved in the day-to-day operations of the community. Palms of Terra Ceia Bay CDD (the "District") Disclosure: Please be advised that "the District', a local unit of special purpose government created under Florida law, has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the community. The District financed this construction through the sale of tax-exempt bonds, a form of public financing. As a result, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law, all District owned improvements, infrastructure and facilities are and shall remain open and accessible to the general public. Should you have any questions on this matter or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN:
The Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Board of Supervisors met on September 14, 2021, at 3pm in the Back Bay dining room.
It was quite a meeting, and several things were accomplished.
Regarding the fiber optic presentation held at last month’s meeting, Zayo revised their plans to go through Lantana, as Zayo did not realize that Lantana was a private roadway. The plan now is to go directly to Fairway Trace from Terra Ceia Bay Blvd. with an underground boring machine that would go 60 inches below street level, not disturbing any electrical or water lines. Supervisor Gard brought up the fact that we had fiber optic in here already, but that fiber optic installation was 20 years ago and insufficient to meet today’s needs. A motion was made to not do anything, but there was no second. Instead, Jason Greenwood our General Manager, Charlie Weidner- CDD Supervisor, and Ed Bennett - Estuaries II President, are going research the project further before presenting to the Board for a vote.
The board voted to begin a yearly project of curb washing. I don’t believe our curbs and gutters have ever been cleaned, and with the fresh landscaping and new roadways, clean curbs will only enhance our neighborhood.
Henry Ortland addressed the Board with final plans and contract proposals for the Island project. I am sure you have seen the work done on the bridge; it is almost done. Concrete jackets have been poured, and the bridge has been leveled out to the point that a wheelchair can now access the island. The Board approved plans and estimates for the brick sidewalk, the rental of a crane to place the gazebo package on the island, gravel for a walkway around the gazebo, and the proposal by GMS to construct the gazebo once it has arrived. Yes!!! Henry and I have a lunch bet. He says done by end of October…. I say end of the year. I hope Henry wins, but regardless the end is in sight. Supervisor Barkholz thanked Henry for all the work he has put into this project.
Jason Greenwood presented a proposal to the Board to purchase a flashing lighted speed reminder sign. Supervisor Weidner suggested we rent a sign for a couple of weeks to determine whether it would be cost effective to purchase or not. Jason will check where to rent and how much and present that information at the next meeting.
You may have noticed that you can no longer make a left hand turn from 23rd St. to Bus. #41. This is in preparation for the roundabout that will be coming soon. When exiting the community, you can turn right onto 14th Ave W and turn left on to 17th Street W. You can then turn left on US 14 North at the light.
Our next regular meeting will be October 12 at 3:PM at Back Bay Grill. I hope to see you there.
Judi O’Connor, Chairman
GATEHOUSE HOURS: Monday through Thursday 9AM - 2PM
Please allow as much as 30 minutes for processing and obtaining a new gate pass. Gate passes are $30 each and we accept cash or check for payment. If you are a new resident, please make sure you bring your purchase or rent agreement on your first visit. We will need this in order to show that you are a legitimate resident of the neighborhood and we will make a copy of it for our files.