IDA Finance


IDA Finance Department

Steve Zielinski, Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the IDA, CDD's, and HOA's including budget development and administration, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, investments, annual audits, and monthly financial reporting.

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FY2018 Budget Process

The budgets adopted by the Districts and the IDA are individual plans of operations for the upcoming fiscal year (FY).  The fiscal year for the Districts and the IDA run October 1st to the following September 31st.  The annual budgets determine the quality and quantity of governmental services.  In addition to being a financial plan, the budgets also establish a level of accountability, control, and usage of public resources.

The budgets bring together a detailed explanation of anticipated revenues, identified by source, which will be used to finance District and IDA operations throughout the year.  The budget then identifies how these revenues will be used during the fiscal year by Department.  Therefore, the budgets as adopted should clearly illuminate to the residents of Lakewood Ranch Phase I, a clear and concise summary of the services to be rendered, how these services will be financed, and what the cost of these services will be by Department.


FY2017 Adopted Budgets

Click the links below to view the adopted FY2017 budgets for the Districts and the IDA.

District 1
District 2
District 4
District 5
District 6

FY2018 Budget Workshops & Public Hearings

Inter-District Authority
Monday, March 20     9:00 am - Workshop
Monday, April 24        9:00 am - Workshop
Monday, May 8          9:00 am - Workshop
Tuesday, May 16       8:00 am - Approval
Tuesday, July 18       8:00 am - Adoption

District 1
Monday, March 27     7:00 pm - Workshop
Monday, April 24        7:00 pm - Workshop
Monday, May 22        7:00 pm - Workshop
Thursday, June 15      8:30 am - Approval
Thursday, August 17   8:30 am - Adoption

District 2
Thursday, March 30    3:00 pm - Workshop
Thursday, April 27       3:00 pm - Workshop
Thursday, May 25        3:00 pm - Workshop
Thursday, June 15       9:00 am - Approval
Thursday, August 17    9:00 am - Adoption

District 4
Wednesday, March 29       6:00 pm - Workshop
Wednesday, April 26          6:00 pm - Workshop
Wednesday, May 24           6:00 pm - Workshop
Wednesday, June 14         10:15 am - Approval
Wednesday, August 16     10:15 am - Adoption

District 5
Thursday, March 30      10:30 am - Workshop
Thursday, April 27         10:30 am - Workshop
Thursday, May 25           10:30 am - Workshop
Thursday, June 15         9:00 am - Approval
Thursday, August 17      9:00 am - Adoption

District 6
Tuesday, March 28        10:00 am - Workshop
Tuesday, April 25           10:00 am - Workshop
Tuesday, May 23            10:00 am - Workshop
Thursday, June 15          10:30 am - Approval
Thursday, August 17       10:30 am - Adoption

How do I pay off my bond?

Many residents request to pay off the bond on their LWR property early.  This item appears on your annual Manatee County tax bill as Lakewood Ranch I & S.  To inquire about your payoff amount or any other bond related question, please contact Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 941-907-0202.

What is the Lakewood Ranch CDD charge on my tax bill?

Each of the Lakewood Ranch Community Development Districts assess homeowners for the operational and maintenance expenses of the District.  For all districts, this includes common area landscaping and irrigation, residential irrigation water, District parks, neighborhood entry monuments, District signs, and general infrastructure maintenance. For Districts 2, 5 & 6, the maintenance assessment also includes gatehouse operations and maintenance, roadway paving and rehabilitation, and sidewalk maintenance.