The Piney-Z Community Development District (CDD) was created in June 1997 under the auspices of the legislative and executive branches of the State of Florida, and the City Commission of the City of Tallahassee. Initially this special purpose unit of local government was created to provide urban community development services, focusing on the laying-in of basic infrastructure, including but not limited to roads, sewers/water, landscaping within rights of way, etc. Subsequently, the Piney-Z CDD Board of Supervisors elected to purchase approximately 4.74 acres, sited near the center of the development, to create recreation and meeting facilities for residents.
The primary statutes under which the district operates are Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, Community Development Districts, and Chapter 189, Florida Statutes, Uniform Special Districts Accountability Act.
In addition to maintenance and long term management of the amenities, the district’s board is also responsible for establishing an annual budget necessary to operate them, and for assessing each landowner his fair portion of the total required. The assessments, for which the collector is paid a percentage of the total, are collected annually by the Leon County Tax Collector.
Because the CDD is a not-for-profit entity, landowners in the CDD receive the benefit of the district’s authority to pay no sales tax on goods and services, and to secure requisite financing via tax-exempt bonds issued at reduced interest rates.
Finally, the district establishes and enforces rules by which the amenities are operated and maintained.
CDD Government and Management
In addition to local staff, the Piney-Z Community Development District employs a District Manager whose firm (INFRAMARK) is certified to manage the assessments collection as well as other matters required by Florida law.
210 North University Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33071
Alan Baldwin, Accounting Manager of INFRAMARK, serves as the non-voting Treasurer of the Piney-Z Board of Supervisors. Bob Nanni, also of INFRAMARK, serves as our District Manager; he may be reached at 813-991-1116, ext. 1005, or at Bob.Nanni@inframark.com.
CDD Maintenance of Amenities
Cost of maintaining the swimming pool, lodge, fitness center, pavilion, parking lots and playground, including funds necessary to employ local CDD staff
Who runs the district government?
The Piney-Z district government is run by a board of supervisors elected by the landowners. In 1997, when the district was created, the board was controlled by the developer. As homes and lots were sold, the process evolved so that supervisors were elected by the registered voters who purchased property in the district. This process is described in Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, the state law which details how community development districts are to operate.
Who owns the CDD?
Because community development districts are governments, no one really owns them. They are created by ordinance and designed to exist for the benefit of current and future residents.