Piney-Z Community Development District
UPDATED - Deadline Extended: Due to the unfortunate passing of Ms. Rosemary White, the CDD Board of Supervisors is tasked by law with appointing a Qualified Elector to fill the vacancy in Seat #3 on the Board for the remainder of the unexpired term ending in November 2014. A "Qualified Elector" is defined by statute as any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Florida and of the District, and registered to vote with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections.
If you are a Qualified Elector and are interested in being appointed to serve on the Board, you must provide a written expression of interest regarding your qualifications and interest in serving on the Board. The Board will consider the written expressions of interest at its meeting on June 10, 2013, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Piney-Z Lodge, 950 Piney-Z Plantation Road. Those wishing to be considered for appointment to the Board vacancy must must attend the June 10, 2013, meeting at 6:30pm, at the Piney-Z Lodge, 950 Piney-Z Plantation Road.
Interested persons may submit written expressions of interest no later than at the Board meeting to be held on June 10, 2013. Though not required for consideration, the deadline to include your written expression of interest in the meeting agenda package provided to the Board in advance of the meeting is noon on May 31, 2013, and must be provided to Janice Davis, the District Manager, at JDavis@SevernTrentMS.com and to Lance Rogers, the District Property Manager, at Lance-Piney-Z@comcast.net.
We are a Community Development District (CDD), which is a special purpose local government that provides services to its citizens. In addition to establishing the infrastructure for our community, the CDD also governs and maintains the Piney-Z amenities we enjoy, including the Lodge, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Pavilion, Playground and Gazebo Park, and various common areas.
Learn more by reading the CDD Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions below.
The Lafayette Heritage Trail Park is not part of the Piney-Z amenities maintained by the CDD. Anyone interested in holding a private event at the park should contact Tallahassee Parks and Recreation at 891-FUNN (3866) to obtain a Park Permit and instructions. This should be done at least two weeks prior to the event. No alcohol or ground fires permitted.
CDD Property Manager, Lance Rogers
Lance Rogers manages the amenities on behalf of the CDD. He oversees a staff of lifeguards, assistants, and volunteers. His office is located in the Piney-Z Lodge, where you will find brochures and other useful information about our community.
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am until (varies due to schedule)
Sometimes the Property Manager is called away from the office to run an errand or attend to other Piney-Z business.
Contact Lance Rogers, Property Manager:
Piney-Z Community Development District
950 Piney-Z Plantation Road
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Phone: (850) 656-4007
Fax: (850) 656-4008
CDD Board Members
The CDD Board consists of the elected Board of Supervisors for the Piney-Z District. They conduct business related to the CDD, the CDD assessments, and the CDD amenities provided to residents.
- Michael Lee, Chair 339-9346
- Joe Didier, Vice Chair 219-1874
- Jan Bridges, Assistant Secretary 878-8735
- Richard Kessler, Assistant Secretary 878-8248
CDD Government and Management
The Piney-Z CDD is a special purpose government. The CDD employs a local Property Manager, Lance Rogers. His contact information is above. You can contact him concerning anything to do with the CDD and amenities. The CDD employs a management firm certified to manage the assessments and other legal and required matters to operate CDD's in Florida.
CDD Corporate Offices
Severn Trent Services
210 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33071
CDD Assessment Pay-Off Information
For CDD assessment pay-off information and details concerning your lot assessments contact Luvinia LaCap at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-603-0034.
Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
All Meetings are held in the Lodge on the second Monday of every other month at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Residents are welcome to come and discuss issues related to the amenities, CDD assessments, and common area and Fieldcrest landscaping; but not issues related to the Homeowners Association, Covenants and Restrictions, or HOA committee operations.
The CDD Board occasionally will change or add meeting dates to accomplish the business of the Piney-Z CDD. The official dates are published by the CDD's management services and advertised in the local newspaper. An official notice is also sent out and posted on the bulletin board at the Lodge when it arrives. You can also call Lance Rogers at the CDD office, 656-4007, for the latest updates. The web site includes unofficial dates which may not reflect a recent change. Signs are placed near the entrances or roundabouts several days before an official meeting to remind residents of the day and time. Residents are encouraged to attend.
- April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge
- May 13, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge
- June 10, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge
- July 15, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge (Third Monday)
- August 12, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge
- September 9, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Lodge
Agenda, Minutes, and Financial Information
- May 13, 2013 (5 MB PDF)
- April 8, 2013 (2.4 MB PDF)
- March 11, 2013 (4 MB PDF)
- February 11, 2013 (Workshop)
- January 14, 2013 (2 MB PDF) Addendum (2.7MB PDF) Addendum 2 (3.7 MB PDF)
- November 13, 2012 (4.4 MB PDF)
- September 10, 2012 (3.2 MB PDF)
- July 16, 2012 (2 MB PDF)
- May 14, 2012 (2.18 MB PDF)
- April 9, 2012 (12 KB PDF)
- March 12, 2012 (204 MB PDF)
- February 13, 2012 (800 KB PDF)
- January 9, 2012 (2 MB PDF)
- November 14, 2011 (2 MB PDF)
- September 12, 2011 (2.6 MB PDF)
- July 11, 2011 (2 MB PDF)
- May 9, 2011 (3 MB PDF)
- March 14, 2011 (1.5 MB PDF)
- January 10, 2011 (4MB PDF)
- November 8, 2010 (8MB PDF)
- September 13, 2010 (4MB PDF)
- August 9, 2010 (5MB PDF)
- July 12, 2010 (3MB PDF)
- May 10, 2010 (3MB PDF)
- March 26, 2010 (460 KB PDF)
- March 8, 2010 (1 MB PDF)
- January 11, 2010 (2 MB PDF)
- December 14, 2009 (3 MB PDF)
- November 9, 2009 (1 MB PDF)
- October 12, 2009 Workshop Meeting (10 KB PDF)
- September 14, 2009 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
- July 13, 2009 Meeting: Part 1 (4.5 MB PDF), Part 2 (1.5 MB PDF)
- May 11, 2009 Meeting (3.2 MB PDF)
- March 9, 2009 Meeting (1.5 MB PDF)
- January 12, 2009 Meeting (1 MB PDF)
- November 10, 2008 Meeting (1.4 MB PDF)
- September 9, 2008 Meeting (1.7 MB PDF)
- July 14, 2008 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
- May 12, 2008 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
- April 14, 2008 Meeting (1 MB PDF)
- March 10, 2008 Meeting (3 MB PDF)
- January 14, 2008 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
- November 12, 2007 Meeting (3 MB PDF)
- August 13, 2007 Meeting (3 MB PDF)
- June 11, 2007 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
- April 23, 2007 Meeting (2 MB PDF)
CDD Employment Application (PDF)
|Piney-Z CDD Per Unit Assessments
(added to your property taxes)
|Beginning in FY 2011, HOA fees (including Fieldcrest lawn service) are collected separately from CDD fees.
The 2013 Fiscal year runs from October 1, 2012 until September 30, 2013. Download the entire CDD 2013 Budget (521 KB PDF). The CDD assessments are added to the property taxes of Piney-Z property owners. Contact the Leon County Tax Collector's Office to determine if your property taxes have been paid.
Piney-Z residents are assessed fees to pay for expenses described on the CDD page. Contact Severn Trent Services (954) 753-5841 for payoff information and other detailed information concerning these assessments. The total assessment fee is referred to as the CDD Fees. Homeowners Association assessments are no longer included in this amount.
Piney-Z Plantation Phases, Lots, Blocks and Footage Classifications (PDF)
- CDD DEBT
- This is the original debt that was used to put in the infrastructure. Each lot (not house) is tied to a portion of the debt. The debt will be paid in full in 2019. This debt can be paid off in full at any time prior to that date if desired. If you would like detailed information concerning making a pay-off for a portion of the CDD assessment assigned to your lot, please call Bob Koncar, CDD District Representative, (904) 940-6044.
- Amenity Debt
- This is a second debt incurred when purchasing the Amenities (the swimming pool, lodge/clubhouse, fitness center, large pavilion, parking lot and playground equipment). This debt can be paid off in full at any time prior to that date if desired. CDD Administration: This is the cost of administering the CDD account by the management firm. This amount may increase or decrease depending upon what services the community wishes the firm to handle.
- CDD Maintenance of Amenity Facilities and Common Areas
- This is the cost of maintaining the swimming pool, lodge/clubhouse, fitness center, large pavilion, parking lot and playground. It also includes costs related to maintaining the common areas and entrances through out Piney-Z including landscaping services. In addition, funds necessary to employ a Property Manager and other staff are included in this expense.
- 4% Collections
- This refers to the charges incurred in having all these items placed on the property tax bill and then dispersed to the proper places after collection.
- 4% Discounts
- This refers to where the discount given for paying property taxes early is added back in to assure that the correct amounts are collected to pay off the debts.
CDD Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions
- Community Development Districts
- In short, a Community Development District (CDD) is a special purpose local government created to provide citizens many of the beneficial services which might otherwise be provided by a town or county. The operating costs of CDDs are paid by taxes, assessments or fees that the district charges for services provided. The Piney-Z CDD and CDD Board are separate entities from the Piney-Z Homeowners Association (HOA) and HOA Board and Committees.
- Piney-Z Amenities
- The Amenities consist of a Lodge, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Large Event Pavilion, Playground and Gazebo Park, and Various Common Areas. The Piney-Z CDD regulations allow only Residents and Pass Holders to use the Piney-Z Amenities under certain conditions and regulations.
- An individual, who resides on a regular basis in a home within the Community Development District as a property owner, renter, or member of a household, or an individual or entity owning one or more lots within Piney-Z.
- Pass Holder
- A nonresident who pays an annual fee to use the Piney-Z Amenities and members of that pass holder’s household.
- Defined as a non-resident or pass holder accompany a resident or pass holder to use the Piney-Z Amenities. (Example: Currently a resident or pass holder can bring up to four guests to the pool during open swim times for residents and pass holders.)
- Program Participant
- This is a person who enrolls in a CDD sponsored program or class, such as swim lessons. The class may require a fee. These guests are not entitled to any other privileges or the use of amenities at Piney-Z unless they become a pass holder or resident.
- What are Community Development Districts?
- Community Development Districts (or CDD’s) are special purpose local governments created to provide citizens many of the beneficial services which might otherwise be provided by a town or a county. The operating costs of CDD’s are paid by taxes, assessments or fees that the District charges for services provided. In the Piney-Z Community Development District, construction of roads, sewer and water, landscaping within right-of-ways, and storm water were paid for by assessments and were turned over to the City of Tallahassee for maintenance. Construction operation and maintenance of private parks, recreational areas and amenities will be paid for by the fixed amenity fees agreed to by members of the Piney-Z Plantation Homeowners Association. The assessments are a once-a-year charge, which appear on the resident’s annual property tax bill. This charge goes toward paying off the cost of building the infrastructure and in the future will maintain it.
- Why use Community Development Districts to provide services?
- There are three basic reasons the Community Development District Method was chosen to deliver services to Piney-Z residents. As special purpose governments, the District’s existence is long term. This permanence assures individuals purchasing property within the district that the common areas and the infrastructure within the District will continue to be well maintained and that their property values will be protected.
Secondly, because the CDD is a nonprofit public entity, savings can be realized which are passed on to property owners within the District. CDD’s pay no sales tax on goods and services, which automatically saves 6%. As a form of special purpose government, CDD’s can also finance with tax-exempt bond issued at reduced interest rates. District governments have the flexibility to team up with other governmental units to form purchasing blocks which can negotiate lower costs for many material supplies which are needed. In addition, Florida law requires all CDD service contracts to be put out for bid, thereby assuring the lowest possible cost for services needed to maintain facilities and other common areas.
The final reason CDD’s are being utilized is that they exist solely to provide services. By contrast, the developer’s role and expertise is buying and selling property and building and managing a wide array of commercial and residential activities. As public not- for-profit entities, Districts exist solely to assure that the service levels which help make Piney-Z attractive to you are maintained perpetually at a fair and reasonable cost.
- Who runs the District Governments?
- Each District government is run by a Board of Supervisors who are elected by the landowners in that District. This means the first board is elected by the developer who owns all of the land in the District. As residents move into the District, the election process evolves so that supervisors are elected by the registered voters who live in and have purchased property in the District. This process is described by Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, the state law which provides for the creation of Community Development Districts. All landowners are encouraged to participate and vote.
- Who Owns the CDD?
- Because Community Development Districts are governments, no one really owns them. They are created by ordinance and designed to exist for the current and future Piney-Z Plantation residents.