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
This month’s CDD meeting was held at 3pm on June 14 at the Back Bay Grill.
We had a very light agenda since the Board at its last meeting put a spending freeze on elective projects until December. This occurred because we began work on the boardwalk earlier than originally planned, and it put a large burden on our operating and capital expenditures. We have cut back our 2023 budget considerably and intend to be careful with our spending for the next couple of years while we rebuild our reserves. There really aren’t any huge foreseeable projects in the near future, since we completed most of them in the past four years; namely, repaving the majority of the District’s roads, landscaping enhancement, lighting upgrades, the new gazebo, and lastly, but definitely not least, the boardwalk repair.
Since the last meeting, and shortly before work began on the Boardwalk, an easement was granted to the CDD by Bay Point, and recorded, for the sidewalk leading to the boardwalk between Bay Point and Estuaries. Henry and I walked the boardwalk yesterday before the meeting, and the progress being made is amazing. The contractor says at this rate the work should be finished by the end of next week. And you will love the result. There are no longer steps at the Bay Point entrance…. just a flat surface leading from the sidewalk to the boardwalk.
Boards have been placed and most have been screwed down all the way to the end. The end of the Boardwalk, where there was a dangerously sharp decline, has been raised and leveled off so that the very end is now wheelchair accessible.
You may have noticed the gatehouse is lit up and much brighter at night. Supervisor Swetland took on this lighting project this past month, which will also include repairing the lights on the flagpole. Thank you, Duane.
Next month’s meeting is at 3pm on July 12, at which time there will be a Public Hearing to pass the 2023 Budget. We have streamlined our budget for next year; but more importantly, it does not include a raise in taxes. So, for the fifth year in a row your CDD taxes will remain the same. I hope to see you at the meeting.
Judi O’Connor, Chairman
Palms of Terra Ceia Bay CDD
GATEHOUSE HOURS: Monday through Thursday 8:30AM - 1:30PM
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.