Special District Requirements

Website Requirements for Cedar Hammock Fire Control District

Website Content Requirements

At a minimum, each special district must post the following information on its official website, please click on any link for information:

  1. General Information:
    1. Full legal name – Cedar Hammock Fire Control District
    2. Public purpose – Information contained in legislation.
    3. Boundaries / service area – please click for map.
    4. Services provided – Information contained in legislation.
    5. Charter / creation document – Information contained in legislation.
    6. Statute or statutes under which the special district operates – Information contained in legislation.
    7. Date established – Information contained in legislation.
    8. Establishing entity – Information contained in legislation.
    9. Public Facilities Report – Resolution 2014-11 Five Year Plan
  2. Contact Information:
    1. Mailing address – 5200 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207
    2. e-mail – kbradshaw@chfr.org
    3. Telephone number – 941-751-7090
    4. Website address – http://chfr.org
    5. Registered agent  – Jeffrey S. Hoyle, Fire Chief
    6. Public Records Custodian – Kyle R. Bradshaw, Deputy Chief kbradshaw@chfr.org
    7. For each governing body member: – Commissioners
      1. Name
      2. Address
      3. e-mail
      4. Term
      5. If applicable, the appointing authority (county, municipality, Governor, etc.) – Not applicable
  3. Revenue Information: – Budget; Users Service Fees; Permit; Legislation; and Resolutions 2016-05, 2016-09, 2016-10, 2016-11,
    1. Taxes, fees, assessments, or charges imposed and collected.
    2. Rates or amounts for the current fiscal year.
    3. Statutory authority for the levy of the tax, fee, assessment, or charge.
  4. General Financial Information:
    1. Fiscal year period – October 1 – September 30.
    2. Tentative budget  – Budget
    3. Final adopted budget – Budget
    4. Budget amendments, if applicable – Budget
    5. A link to the following page on the Department of Financial Services website so the public can view the special district’s Annual Financial Report – Budget/Annual Report
    6. If required, the final, complete audit report for the most recent completed fiscal year, and audit reports required by law or authorized by the governing body of the special district – Budget/Annual Report
  5. Ethics
    1. Code of Ethics, if adopted
    2. A link to generally applicable ethics provisions (visit the Florida Commission on Ethics website and select “Ethics Laws”)
  6. If Applicable, Defined Benefit Retirement System or Plan Information (excluding the Florida Retirement System), as required by Section 112.664, Florida Statutes – Reporting standards for defined benefit retirement plans or systems – Cedar Hammock Fire Control District is a member of the Florida Retirement System.

Upon completion of developing its website, each special district must submit its website address to the Special District Accountability Program so the Program can link to it from its website. – Alphabetical List of Special District Websites.