EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT

General Information:

East Hendry County Drainage District (EHCDD) maintains the principal canals, ditches and storm water treatment areas in the area shown on the map located in the Document Center on the left side of this screen.   

By Petition of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to the provisions of Laws of Florida Chapter 67-1443, the creation of the East Hendry County Drainage District was approved by court order on October 9, 1984.  (Case Number 84-299/Official Records Book #345/Page #241). The court order is available in the Document Center.

Contact Information:

Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
Toni Wright, Special Districts Department
Post Office Box 2340
LaBelle, Florida  33975-2340
Office:         863-675-5252
Facsimile:    863-674-4018
Email:          twright@hendryfla.net
Website:      www.hendryfla.net    

Registered Agent: Mark F. Lapp, Hendry County Attorney
                                  110 Broward Avenue
                                  LaBelle, Florida 

Regularly Scheduled Public Meeting:
2nd Tuesday in November each year has been moved to December 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Clewiston City Commission Chambers
115 W Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33935


Governing Body:

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

P.O. Box 2340
LaBelle, FL 33975

District #1 - Emma J. Byrd
bocc1@hendryfla.net
Term 2016-2020

District #2 - Darrell R. Harris
bocc2@hendryfla.net
Term 2014-2018

District #3 – Mitchell Wills
bocc3@hendryfla.net
Term 2016-2020

District #4 – Michael Swindle
bocc4@hendryfla.net
Term 2014-2018

District #5 – Karson Turner
bocc5@hendryfla.net
Term 2016-2020

 Revenue, General Financial & Ethics Information:

 Current Assessment Rates for Fiscal Year October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017, are $32.00 per acre.  The authority for the levy is Laws of Florida Chapter 67-1443.              

Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year Ending   September 30, 2017

 

 

Adopted

Account Number

Description

FY 2017

 

 

 

EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT

 

 

703-0000-300.00-00

LESS 5 PERCENT

(2,311)

703-0000-301.00-00

CASH BALANCE   FORWARD

136,711

RESERVE

 

134,405

703-0010-319.10-00

CURRENT TAXES

46,128

TAXES

 

46,128

TOTAL EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT FUND

180,533

 

 

 

703-0000-501.99-01

CONTINGENCIES

52,969

703-0000-501.99-06

CAPITAL OUTLAY

0

703-0000-501.99-80

CASH BALANCE   FORWARD

10,000

Reserve Total

 

62,969

 

 

 

703-2600-538.31-00

PROFESSIONAL   SERVICES

10,000

703-2600-538.34-00

OTHER CONTRACT   SERVICES

10,000

703-2600-538.43-00

UTILITY SERVICE

100

703-2600-538.46-00

REPAIRS AND   MAINTENANCE

40,000

703-2600-538.49-00

OTHER CHARGES

500

703-2600-538.49-03

TAX COLL &   PROP APPR COMM

1,271

703-2600-538.49-09

OTHER

2,618

703-2600-538.54-00

PUBL, MEMBER,   & SUBSCR

175

Operating Total

 

65,564

703-2600-538.63-00

IMPROVEMENTS

52,000

703-2600-538.64-00

MACHINERY AND   EQUIPMENT

0

Capital Total

 

52,000

TOTAL EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT FUND

 

180,533

  
The East Hendry County Drainage District's Annual Financial Report filed with the Department of Financial Services may be viewed via the link on the left side of this screen.

The final, complete audit report for the most recent completed fiscal year is in the Document Center on the left side of this screen.

The ethics laws applicable to the East Hendry County Drainage District are available via the link on the left side of this screen (select "Ethics Laws").

 Keeping our Waters Clean

 As part of the Federal Clean Water Act, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) determined that EHCDD needed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit.  The NPDES permit is a reporting tool that FDEP and EPA use to ensure that municipalities and special districts are properly implementing storm water pollution prevention programs.  These programs utilize Best Management Practices or BMPs, which are storm water pollution prevention activities or storm water pollution controls.  These can take the form of structural components, like the pump station in the area operating at the proper stages or silt fences around construction sites.  They can also take the form of community clean ups and education.

 

This is a reminder that everyone plays a part in keeping our water resources clean.  The storm water from the EHCDD flows north to Lake Okeechobee via the Clewiston Canal. The lake replenishes water storage areas, helps to irrigate agricultural lands, provides backup water for urban areas and plays a major role in supplying water for the Everglades.

Illicit discharge or illicit storm water discharge means any discharge into the MS4 and/or waters of the United States that is not composed entirely of storm water, except discharges made in accordance with a county issued development order consistent with the MS4 permit, an independent NPDES permit or as a result of fire fighting activities.


Many seemingly harmless household activities, such as dumping yard waste, draining swimming pools or household waste water from washing machines, dish washers or water softening devices into ditches, storm drains and canals are also classified as illicit discharges.  These activities can and do cause severe problems in our waterways.  Ditches and storm drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system.  They flow directly into streams, lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.


All residents of Hendry County can do their part by properly disposing of wastes and reporting any illicit discharges or illegal dumping to the Hendry County Special Districts Office/Waste Management Division at 863-675-5252.