FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
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Q: What is a Community Development District (“CDD”)?
A: A CDD is a governmental entity created to serve the long-term specific needs of its community. Created pursuant to Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes, a CDD’s main powers are to plan, finance, construct, operate and maintain community-wide infrastructure and services specifically for the benefits of its residents.
Q: What does the Randal Park CDD do?
A: The Randal Park CDD offers its residents a broad range of community-related services and infrastructure to help ensure a high quality of life. The CDD responsibilities within our community include landscape and common area maintenance of the stormwater system and operation and maintenance of the recreation facilities including Randal House. You can find a detailed list within the budget. The Fiscal Year budget can be found under the Resources Tab, Randal Park Community Development District.
Q: How do CDDs operate?
A: The CDD is governed by its Board of Supervisors, which are elected initially by the landowners, then begins transitioning to residents of the CDD after 6 years of operation or once the district reaches 250 registered voters. Like all municipal, county, state, and national elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections oversees the election process, and CDD Supervisors are subject to state ethics and financial disclosure laws.The CDD’s business is conducted in the “Sunshine,” which means all meetings and records are open to the public. Public hearings are held to adopt the annual budget and the CDD is required to have an annual independent audit.
Q: Who is the current Board of Supervisors for the CDD and when do their terms expire?
A: The current Board of Supervisors for the CDD is currently comprised of five (5) members. Stephany Cornelius is the Chairman, term expires 11/2022, Kathryn Steuck is the Vice Chairman, term expires 11/2022, David Grimm is the Assistant Secretary, term expires 11/2024, Chuck Bell is the Assistant Secretary, term expires 11/2022 and Matthew David Phelps is the Assistant Secretary, term expires 11/2024.
Q: Are CDD Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held?
A: Yes. Notice of the time and place of any regular board meeting will be noted in the community newsletter, or accessed online on the Calendar page. They will be held at Randal House Clubhouse until further notice.
Q: What is the CDDs relationship with the Residential Property Owners’ Association (“RPOA”)?
A: The CDD complements the responsibilities of the RPOA. Many of the maintenance functions handled by these associations in other communities are handled by the CDD in Randal Park. However, the RPOA has other responsibilities such as ensuring that deed restrictions and other quality standards are enforced.
Q: Who is the Randal Park RPOA?
A: The Randal Park RPOA is the Randal Park Residential Property Owners’ Association.
Q: What are the CC&Rs?
A: The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the RPOA. The CC&Rs were recorded by the County recorder’s office of the County in which the property is located and are included in the title to your property. Failure to abide by the CC&Rs may result in a fine to a homeowner by the RPOA. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the Resource Center page of this site.
It is important that you review your CC&Rs including the community’s design guidelines before making any modifications to your home.
Q: What is the RPOA responsible for?
A: The RPOA is responsible for enforcing the CC&Rs. The goal of the RPOA is to maintain a picturesque community by maintaining a consistent pattern of aesthetic appeal. In order to accomplish this task, the RPOA administers regular inspections of the community to address any inconsistencies.
When a homeowner is not in compliance of the CC&Rs, the RPOA will follow procedures that are in place to identify the issue and assist the homeowner with a resolution.
Q: What are the Bylaws?
A: The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the non-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership’s voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business. The Bylaws for the association may be viewed online within the Resource Center page of this site.
Q: Who is on the Board of Directors for the RPOA?
A: The Board of Directors is made up of three (3) board members. Malcom Solley, President – Diane LaPella, Vice President – Brian Eisenhuth, Secretary/Treasurer
Q: Who is the Architectural Review Committee (“ARC”) and what do they do?
A: The ARC is established by the RPOA Board of Directors. The ARC board reviews all ARC requests from the homeowners and determines an approval or denial. The ARC is comprised of three (3) board members. Malcom Solley, President – Diane LaPella, Vice President – Brian Eisenhuth, Secretary/Treasurer.
Q: Are there any other rules?
A: Most associations have developed Rules and Regulations as provided for in the CC&Rs and adopted by the Board of Directors. Rules are established to provide direction to the homeowners for common courtesies with regard to parking, vehicles, pets and pool use hours, etc. In addition, your Association will adopt Architectural Design Guidelines with procedures for submitting requests to make exterior changes to your home. Such changes may include patio covers, decks, landscaping, exterior color changes or extensive interior changes and additions. These rules and guidelines are set up to maintain the aesthetic value and integrity of the community on behalf of all owners, and hopefully protect the market value of your investment as well. Violations of these rules may result in action by the Board of Directors and a fine. In addition, if you proceed with an exterior improvement or change, without written approval of the Board of Directors, or ARC, as applicable, you will be required to remove or correct the alteration and/or be fined for the violation. For more information about this topic visit the Resource Center page of this site.
Q: When and where is the RPOA annual members meeting?
A: Notice of the time and place of the RPOA annual members meeting will be noted in the community newsletter, or accessed online on the Calendar page. You also receive a mailed notice of the annual members meeting.
Q: What happens if I don’t pay my annual RPOA assessment?
A: Late payments will result in a late charge as assessments are due on the first of the calendar year. In addition, the CC&Rs allows the Association to charge late charges and interest and proceed with a lien on your property, or foreclosure proceeding for nonpayment of assessments.