Special District Information

General Information

Full Legal Name:     MELBOURNE-TILLMAN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

Public Purpose:     To operate and regulate a surface water management system through constructing, reconstructing, repairing, and maintaining the  rights-of-way throughout the District in a fiscally responsible manner while preserving the natural resources utilizing best management practices.

Boundaries:

All of Township 29 South, Range 36 East, and portions of Township 29, South, Range 37 East, Township 28 South, Range 36 East and Township 28 South, Range 37 East in Brevard County, Florida being more particularly described as follows:

Township 29 South, Range 37 East:

The West 1/2 of Sections 3, 27 and 34, and all of Sections 4 through 9, 16 through 21, and 28 through 33, and the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 34.

Township 28 South, Range 36 East:

The South 1/2 of Sections 1 through 5, the Southeast 1/4 of Section 6, and all of Sections 7 through 36.

All of Sections 20 and 29 located within Township 28 South, Range 36 East shall be annexed into the City of Palm Bay.

Township 28 South, Range 37 East:

(a)     The Southwest 1/4 of Section 6, the West 1/2 and Southeast 1/4 of Section 7, the West 1/2 of Section 17, the South 1/2 of Section 21, a portion of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 22 described as the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, less Parcel 543, the South 1/2 of Section 27, less a portion of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 described as the area bounded by the west section line, then southerly along the section line to a point 419 feet distant, then easterly to a point along the east section line 450 feet southerly of the midpoint of the east section line, then northerly along the section line to the midpoint of the section line, then westerly to the midpoint of the west section line, the point of beginning, the West 1/2, Northeast 1/4 and a portion of the Southeast 1/4 described as the North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 and Lot 4 and the West 1/2 of Lot 3, all within Section 34, the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 and Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 35, and all of Sections 18 through 20, and 28 through 33.

(b)   Tracts 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Garner Acres Plat, a replat of a portion of Central Highlands, as recorded in Plat Book 47, Page 13, of the Public Records of Brevard County, Florida, lying in Section 8.

(c) Tax I.D. Parcels 503, 505, 507 & 508 lying in Section 8.

(d)   Lot 29, Florida Indian River Land Company, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 164, of the Public Records of Brevard County, Florida, lying in Section 17.

(e)   The Northwest 1/4   of the   Northeast 1/4   of Section 07; known as Preserve at Heritage Oaks as recorded in Plat Book 53, page 29, of the Public Records of Brevard County, Florida and the Southwest 1/4 of the  Northeast 1/4 of Section 07; known as Eastwood One at Heritage Oaks as recorded in Plat Book 53, page 85, of the Public Records of Brevard County, Florida.

Services Provided:     Maintain and regulate a canal system  through aquatic weed control, mowing of canal rights-of-way, canal rehab, and permitting for the purpose of flood control and improved water quality in cooperation with other regulatory agencies.

Charter/Creation Document:    Chapter 2001-336Chapter 2003-334 Chapter 2010-253

Statute Under Which MTWCD Operates:     Sections 165.031(5) and 200.001(8)(d), Florida Statutes

Date Established:     1922

Establishing entity:     State of Florida Legislature

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address:     5990 Minton Road NW, Palm Bay, Florida   32907
Email Address:     mtwcd@melbournetillman.org

Telephone Number:     321-723-7233

Registered Agent/Registered Office:     Daniel R. Anderson, District Manager
5990 Minton Road NW, Palm Bay, Florida   32907

Governing Body:     Board of Directors

Joseph N. Hale, Board President  (Brevard County Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
 jhale@melbournetillman.org

Keith Mills, Board Vice-President  (City of West Melbourne Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
kmills@melbournetillman.org

Robert Hinkel  (City of Palm Bay Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
bhinkel@melbournetillman.org

Conroy Jacobs  (City of Palm Bay Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
cjacobs@melbournetillman.org

David Isnardi  (Brevard County Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
disnardi@melbournetillman.org

Drew Powshok  (Brevard County Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
dpowshok@melbournetillman.org

James C. Tapp, Jr.   (City of Palm Bay Appointee)
c/o Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District
5990 Minton Road NW
Palm Bay, Florida   32907
jtapp@melbournetillman.org

 

Revenue Information

Taxes, Fees, Assessments, or Charges:     User Fee Assessments

Rates:     Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District User Fee Rates for fiscal year 2016/2017 are as follows:

        Residential     $21.04 per acre or portion thereof

        Agricultural   $  7.36 per acre or portion thereof

        Commercial   $40.85 per acre of portion thereoof

The User Fee Rates for fiscal year 2017/2018 are as follows:

        Residential     $21.31 per acre or portion thereof

        Agricultural   $  7.45  per acre or portion thereof

        Commercial   $41.36 per acre of portion thereof

Statutory Authority for Assessments:     The User Fee Rates were originally established through the District’s  Legislation and are approved each year by the Brevard County Commissioners.

 

General Financial Information

Fiscal Year Period:     October 1 through September 30

Tentative Budget:     2017/2018 Budget has been approved by the Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District Board of Directors on April 25, 2017 and by the Brevard County Commissioners on August 15, 2017.

Budget for FY 2016/2017:     MTWCD 2016-2017 Budget

Approved Budget for FY 2017/2018:   2017/2018 Budget

Link to view Annual Financial Report:     https://apps.fldfs.com/localgov/reports

Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Audit:     MTWCD 2015/2016 Audit

 

Ethics

Ethics Provisions:     http://www.ethics.state.fl.us  and select “Ethics Laws”