Annual Budget Public Hearing

Tree frogEach year the South Indian River Water Control District holds a public hearing on the District's budget for the coming fiscal year. The District Treasurer prepares a preliminary budget for the Board of Supervisors' review and consideration in the month of June each year. After review by the Board and any needed adjustments are made, the proposed budget is presented at a public hearing in August, usually the third Thursday of the month. The hearing is duly noticed in the local news publications and landowners are informed by letter. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review by landowners at the District office.


After the public hearing is adjourned, the Board convenes their monthly board meeting where the District Treasurer presents the final budget for consideration and approval of the resolution adopting the budget and the levying of special assessments.


Annual Budget Meeting - August 16, 2018

The Annual Budget Meeting will be held August 16, 2018 at the Jupiter High School Media Center at 7:00 pm.

Annual Budget Meeting Highlights - August 17, 2017

The Annual Budget Meeting was held August 17, 2017 at the Jupiter High School Media Center at 7:00 pm prior to the Board of Supervisors monthly meeting


Total assessments from ongoing programs are proposed to decrease from last year’s level by 13.1% to $4,850,950 for the 2017-2018 budget year. All of this decrease is attributable to final debt payments being made this year for Egret Landing Refunding Note and the 2004 Road Improvement Note Series A and Series B. With these notes being paid off, 1542 parcels in Egret Landing and 472 parcels in Jupiter Farms and Palm Beach Country Estates will have reduced assessments.


Continuing with the Board’s increased emphasis on drainage improvements and culvert rehabilitation, the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget is proposed to increase by $167,190. This increase will allow for the addition of one staff member. Employee health insurance continues to be a cost leader, with an increased need of $27,000. The Equipment Repair and Replacement fund is to be increased by $36,000, to $115,000. Other items in the budget remain substantially unchanged.


The District uses seven special revenue funds to account for the cost of the maintenance programs. These funds pay for the services received from O&M, as well as service or items directly received. There are two water control budgets (East and West basins), two road maintenance funds (PBCE and Jupiter Farms), one park maintenance fund and two other maintenance funds (Egret Landing and Jupiter Commerce Park).


The Water Control Budgets are proposed to increase $30,000 for the East Basin and $25,000 for the West Basin. The Road Maintenance budget for Palm Beach Country Estates (PBCE) is proposed to increase by $37,500 and by $25,000 for Jupiter Farms.


For a typical parcel receiving both Water Control and Road Maintenance service, these increases would amount to an additional $40 (3.23%) in PBCE and an additional $9 (2.9%) in Jupiter Farms.


After his presentation, Mr. Haas asked the Board for a motion to approve a resolution adopting the budget for 2017-2018 and the levying of special assessments for 2017 on all lands within the District, pursuant to Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, and the board passed the motion unanimously.


2017-2018 SIRWCD Adopted Budget