Welcome to the official website for the Water’s Edge Community Development District (the “District”). This website is funded on behalf of the District to serve two major purposes. The first is to comply with Chapter 189.069 of the Florida Statutes, which requires each special District to maintain an official website. The second is 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. These agencies include but are not limited to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Manatee County and the Water's Edge Homeowner Association.

Resident Notice:

We have received an increase in complaints from residents concerning vehicles speeding throughout the neighborhood. Please be mindful that the speed limit throughout the community is 25 MPH. Please be a good neighbor and watch your speed.

CDD Zoom Meeting Information:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9564962978
Meeting ID: 956 496 2978
Passcode: 516708Gms
Zoom Phone #: (646) 876- 9923

New Meeting Location Reminder

The Water’s Edge Community Development District will meet at our new location at the new Fire Station #2 at 3804 Rye Road beginning in September of 2023 at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending in person please park on the north side of the fire station and enter the building from the front. The training room we will be using is on the left.  

Please remember we are guests, and the fire personnel that staffs this 24/7 fire station lives there while on shift. This means eating, sleeping and decompressing from running calls. Participation via Zoom will still be available.

Propane Update: 

At the CDD meeting on November 30th, the Board authorized me and GMS to explore a proposal from a LP gas vendor to lower the cost of propane to heat the pool and spa.  Those discussions and subsequent discussions with the current vendor have resulted in a significant reduction in propane costs to the District moving forward. The current vendor’s proposal was lower than the other proposal on a cost per gallon basis.  In addition,  the current vendor is providing a significant rebate for previous gas purchases.   As a result of these significant savings, we are keeping the pool heater on until the Board meets on January 25th and can discuss this issue in a public meeting. I appreciate the residents who brought this issue to the Board for consideration. Greg Kisela

Latest Actions:

At the March 28, 2024 meeting, the Water’s Edge CDD took the following actions:

Supervisors’ Requests:

  • Holliday noted that the visioning session is scheduled for April 25th at 5:00 p.m., and he would like to obtain proposals for basketball, pickleball, and tennis courts to replace the volleyball courts.  He also suggested getting a quote for a pedestrian bridge access to the CDD parcel across the creek.  Kathy Peters noted the white property stakes had been removed so she thought we could access it on land.  Ryan Eberly of LMP noted this area has a tendency to flood.

Landscape Report (Ryan Eberly):

  • Eberly noted the property looks good overall.   All the dead pine trees have been removed, and the new plants will be fertilized before the new mulch for the common areas is spread.  Palms have been pruned as well.
  • Burbank noted the trees and shrubbery north of our property makes it difficult to see oncoming traffic from the north on Rye Road.  Jason Greenwood of GMS will look up the owner and request it be trimmed back.

Attorney Report (Wes Haber):

  • Haber reminded the Board to fill out the financial disclosure form and return it by the July deadline.   He also reminded them if they have already completed the required ethics training to check the box on the form.   The training must be completed by the end of the 2024 calendar year.

Field Report (Mick Sheppard):

  • Five (5) street light bulbs were replaced along River’s Reach Boulevard, as well as the landscape and amenity center lights.   He is also obtaining proposals for improved lighting along the Boulevard.
  • Playground signage is with the vendor and will be installed when complete.
  • Received proposals from MIS for gate repairs/upgrades. The MIS proposals will be brought back at the April meeting for further review.  Main Gate installed a Knox Key for emergency access.

Aquatic Report (Mick Sheppard for Sitex):

  • The ponds were treated for minor algae blooms that sprouted with the warmer weather.  Sitex will also be applying blue dye to Pond 15 (Hickory View/Ormond) as needed.  This will also help with algae control during the warmer months.   

Amenity Facility Policies:

  • Removed the towing section as CDD does not have authority to tow vehicles parked on the street during prohibited hours without installing proper signage every 50 feet or so, as required by law.

The final document will be posted on the website:  wecdd.org/document.cfm (Community Documents).

Water’s Edge Community Development District Disclosure

Please be advised that the Water’s Edge Community Development District (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 District.  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, non-resident user fees applicable to District recreational facilities, or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.