NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Sebastian River Improvement District (“SRID”) will hold a Regular Board Meeting on June 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Indian River County Administration Complex, Bldg. B-1, Room 501, 1800 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business which may properly come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for the meeting may be obtained from the District’s website or by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SRID will hold its Annual Landowners’ Meeting on June 3, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, at the Indian River County Administration Complex, Bldg. B-1, Room 501, 1800 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
The purpose of the Annual Landowners’ Meeting is to elect one (1) Supervisor to the SRID Board of Supervisors. The Annual Landowners’ Meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for the Annual Landowners’ Meeting may be obtained from the District’s website or by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922.
In the event that the COVID-19 public health emergency prevents public attendance in-person, public access by telephone or video conferencing communications media technology may be provided. The SRID fully encourages public access in a safe and efficient manner. To that end, any member of the public wishing to attend the election can do so by utilizing the following login information:
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About the District
The Sebastian River Improvement District (SRID) is responsible for drainage, flood control and protection, water management, and reclamation of lands within District boundaries.
To acquire, purchase, construct, improve, operate and maintain the system surface water in order to prevent damage of property, and to improve the public health, welfare, and safety.
The SRID is responsible for surface water management within its jurisdictional boundaries. Primary surface water activity includes stormwater discharge by gravity.
District Statutory Powers
The Sebastian River Water Control District was renamed the Sebastian River Improvement District in June, 2007 per Governor’s signature as per unanimous recommendation of the State legislation. In addition to Chapter 298, the other primary governing document of the Improvement District is Chapter 189, Florida Statutes. The Sebastian River Improvement District is organized and exists under the provisions of Chapter 189 and 298, Florida Statutes. Districts organized under Chapter 189 and 298 are commonly referred to as “189 and 298 Districts”. The Sebastian River Improvement District, aka Sebastian River Drainage District was created by Decree of Incorporation entered by the Circuit Court in 1927.
The initial vision of the 1927 Plan of Reclamation encompassed all lands now lying within what is now identified as the Sebastian River Improvement District. As common throughout early historic readings identified with special taxing districts (water control districts within the State of Florida), the earlier or initial versions of the present day Water Control Districts were referred to as Drainage Districts.
The original SRID Plan of Reclamation was modified in 1939 as a result of the hardships attributed to the depression period following 1929 economic bust. The initial Plan of Reclamation encompassed approximately 50,000 acres and extended to Fellsmere.
The District is responsible for stormwater drainage by gravity within District boundaries. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 298 and 189, its Water Control Plan, and any prior Plan of Reclamation, the District owns, constructs, operates and maintains works of the District, regulates their use by others, and as applicable, acquires maintains and sells surplus machinery and equipment, contracts for the construction, operation and maintenance of the works of the District by others and controls, condemns or otherwise acquires lands.
Works of the District include but are not limited to, rights of way for canals, laterals, sub-laterals, flow ways, levees, dikes, gated structures, culverts, facilities, weirs and assorted equipment. Plenary powers to acquire, maintain and manage District works are granted by Florida Statues.