Northwood Community Development District Pool Update

For the time being, the days and hours of operation of the pool will be as follows:

Saturday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 6:00 PM

Rules:

  • Only the pool will be open, with a maximum capacity of 50%
  • Staff is required to be onsite while the pool is open
  • Tape has been placed on the pool deck for guidance on how far apart pool furniture needs to be
  • Residents must check in with staff prior to entering the pool
  • There is a two-hour time limit for swimming and sunbathing
  • Access is limited to residents and immediate family only – no guests allowed at this time
  • No groups of larger than 10
  • Face masks are recommended
  • Residents must adhere to CDC provided social distancing guidelines

Anyone who fails to follow staff directions, or proper social distancing guidelines, will be asked to leave the premises and may result in loss of pool privileges.

We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through this unique time and ensure the safety of the community.

Notice of Meeting to Be Conducted Telephonically: June 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-69 relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency and to protect the public and follow the CDC guidance regarding social distancing, the previously noticed regular meetings, workshops, and/or public hearings of the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of the Northwood Community Development District (the “District”) to be held on the dates and times listed below will now be conducted by telephonic technology and not at the physical location previously noticed:

June 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

In the event Executive Order 20-69 is rescinded or expires the District may cancel any scheduled telephonic meetings or if feasible it may revert to having the meeting at the date, time, and physical location previously noticed. The District will provide updates on its website, www.northwoodcdd.com of any such changes as soon as possible.

The Board deems it necessary to hold the above-referenced meetings utilizing telephonic technology to conduct all necessary business properly coming before it. The District fully encourages public participation in its telephonic meeting in an orderly and efficient manner. Anyone wishing to listen to and/or participate during the designated audience comments portion of the meeting may do so by dialing 1-866-906-9330 and entering the following code 4863181.

Pursuant to applicable requirements and guidance relating to COVID-19 the District will not provide any locations where communications media technology facilities will be available. To best facilitate public comments, participants are encouraged to submit questions or comments to the District Manager in advance of the meeting by email. Additional details on how to listen to or participate in the meeting will be available on the District’s website. Copies of the agenda will be available on the District’s website or by emailing the District Manager at nicole.hicks@merituscorp.com. The District Manager’s office can be reached telephonically at 813-873-7300.

The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for community development districts and Executive Order 20-69, as may be amended. The meeting may be continued in progress without additional notice to a date, time, and place (either physical, telephonic, or virtual) to be specified on the record at the meeting.

Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting is asked to advise the District Manager’s office at least 48 hours before the meeting.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY), or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice), for assistance in contacting the District Manager’s office.

A person who decides to appeal any decision made at the meeting, with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, is advised that a record of the proceedings is needed and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Nicole Hicks
District Manager

Meritus Office Update

Due to the impact of the coronavirus, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have issued a stay at home order. This means that our offices will be closed to the public during this period. We will still be providing services remotely so you can still reach us by phone or email, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please understand that this order will affect vendors and suppliers as well and certain services may either be delayed or unavailable. Meritus will do everything in our power to keep providing services to your community and we are here with you during this difficult time. We look forward to getting through this safe and healthy and wish you and your loved ones the best.

District Manager
Nicole Hicks
nicole.hicks@merituscorp.com
813-873-7300 Ext. 338

District Admin
Brittany Crutchfield
brittany.crutchfield@merituscorp.com
813-873-7300 Ext. 322

Meritus Office
info@merituscorp.com
813-873-7300

Candidate Guide for 2020 Elections

The qualifying period for Pasco County is noon on 6/8/2020 through noon on 6/12/2020. The petition due date is noon on 5/11/2020 if qualifying by petition (see the guide below for the ways to qualify). Board Seats 1, 3, and 5 will be elected in the 2020 general election.

Please download the guide below for more information. If there are any additional questions, please contact the District Manager or the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections.

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2020 Candidate Guide - Pasco County
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Fiscal Year 2020: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

The Northwood Community Development District (The District) is an independent special purpose unit of local government established pursuant to and governed by Chapter 190, Florida Statutes on September 29, 1999. The Northwood CDD was created by the Uniform Community Development District Act of 1980, Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, as amended (the “Act”) and created by ordinance of Pasco County as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the “solution” to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. Community Development Districts represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities The Northwood Development has an amenity center, which includes a resort style swimming pool, a playground, basketball courts, Tennis Courts and a New 2,000 Square Foot Clubhouse. In addition, the Development includes several neighborhood ponds which are connected by pedestrian walkways.

This Website is funded on behalf of the Community Development District (CDD) in an effort to help educate the general public about the services provided by the Northwood CDD and to also highlight the other agencies involved that have an impact in the day-to-day operations, such as Pasco County and the Home Owners Association.

Meritus Districts is the District Administrator for Northwood CDD. Meritus Districts is a financial consulting and management firm consisting of professionals who provide multiple services to the development and community residential services industry, as it relates to community development districts (CDDs) and special taxing districts. Please feel free to contact our office at (813) 397-5120 X324 if you have any questions concerning the District.

 

District Map & Sidewalk Maintenance Policy

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Sidewalk Maintenance Policy
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Northwood District Map
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Northwood Community Development District Disclosure

Please be advised that the Northwood Community Development District (the “District”), a local unit of special purpose government created under Florida law, has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the District. The District financed this construction through the sale of tax-exempt bonds, a form of public financing. As a result, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law, all District owned improvements, infrastructure and facilities are and shall remain open and accessible to the general public. Should you have any questions on this matter, non-resident user fees applicable to District recreational facilities, or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.