The Park was developed by General Development Corporation in the early 1970's and chartered in 1983 as a Special Taxing District under Florida Statute 418.30. It is a community intended and operated for persons 55 and older under the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Acts of 1988.
This is a community of privately owned lots and homes. There are regulations concerning age of residents, size and number of pets, the duration of stay for visitors, vehicle types and parking. The District owns and maintains the public facilities and green space areas.
The District is administered by a board of nine trustees, who must be Florida voters and residents of the Park, which is Precinct 101. They are elected the first Tuesday of November at the same time as municipal elections, for two-year terms, at no pay. Five are elected in odd years and four in even. All candidates must go through the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections office to qualify. The Board selects its Officers from the Board members. All members of the Board of Trustees must operate under the provisions Florida Commision on Ethics which can be found by clicking here and selecting "Ethics Laws" on the Florida Commision on Ethics website. The District is managed by public employees.
The District levies a non-ad valor-em assessment tax of $2097.00 a year ($174.75 a month) payable annually and in addition to the property taxes assessed by Brevard County. This tax funds the works of the District (such as wages of employees, care of roads and drainage, outdoor heated pool, non-heated pool, public grounds, ponds and beautification, periodic mowing, self-service Laundromat, standard cable service, 24-hour gate access monitoring). On or before July 1st, as outlined by Florida Statute 418.304, the Board of Trustees formulates and adopts a budget for the costs necessary for the operation of the District fiscal year (October 1st through September 30th). A copy of the District's Annual Financial Report can be viewed by clicking on Department of Financial Services where you will be taken to thier website to review the Audit.
Fire, police protection, emergency services and utilities are provided by the City of Palm Bay. Trash pick-up, recyclables, and yard waste (Wednesdays-for all) are picked up by Waste Management under a city contract. Each home pays its own charges.
Please understand the District cannot initiate service calls for individuals' accounts.