Ritta Drainage District

 

General Information

Full Legal Name: Ritta Drainage District
Public Purpose: Draining, reclaiming, and conserving the  lands hereinafter described, and protecting the same from the effects of water, or lack of water, for controlling the water in the District and the water tables with respect to the lands therein, for agricultural and sanitary purposes, and for the public health, convenience, welfare, utility, and benefit.
Boundaries: Beginning at the quarter-section corner on the West line of Section 2, Township 44 South, Range 34 East, which point is common to the boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District;
Thence southerly along the West line of Section 2 to the Southwest corner of said Section 2; thence southerly along the West lines of Sections  11 and 14 to the Southwest corner of Section 14, Township 44 South,  Range 34 East; Thence easterly along the south lines of Sections 14 and 13, Township 44 South, Range 34 East, and along the South lines of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to the southeast corner of said Section 18; Thence northerly along the East line of Section 18, Township 44 South,  Range 35 East, to the Northeast corner of said Section 18; Thence easterly along the South line of Sections 8, 9 and 10, Township  44 South, Range 35 East, to the South quarter-section corner of said  Section 10; Thence Southeasterly to a point on the East line of Section 15, Township  44 South, Range 35 East, 80 feet South of the Northeast corner of said  Section; Thence easterly along a line 80 feet South of and parallel to the North  line of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to the center line  of the Everglades Drainage District’s Miami Canal and the boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District;
Thence northeasterly along the center line of said Miami Canal and the  boundary of the South Florida Conservancy District through Sections 14,  11 and 2, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, to an intersection with the  East and West quarter-section line of Section 2; Thence westerly along the East and West quarter-section or center lines  of Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Township 44 South, Range 35 East, and the  East and West quarter-section lines of Sections 1 and 2, Township 44  South, Range 34 East, which lines are also the boundary of the South  Florida Conservancy District, to the point of beginning.
Services Provided: Establish, construct and maintain a system of canals, drains, ditches, levees, dikes,  dams, sluices, revetments, locks, reservoirs, holding basins, floodways,  pumping stations, and other works and improvements, of such dimensions,  depth, and proportion as in the judgment of the Board is advisable to drain, reclaim, and conserve the lands within said District.
Creation Documents: Chapter 2000-381, Laws of Florida
Statutory Authority: Chapter 298, Florida Statutes
Date Established: July 1, 1945
?Establishing Entity: Legislature

Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1685, Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Email:
Telephone: (863) 228-0400
Fax: (863) 983-8544
Registered Agent: Betty Camplin, P.O. Box 1685, Clewiston, FL 33440-1685

Governing Body Members

Steve Stiles, Chairman
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

Rubin Rifa, Supervisor
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

Sam Williams, Supervisor
P.O. Box 1685
Clewiston, FL 33440-1685
Term: 3 years

General Counsel: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
Engineer: Thomas C. Perry, P.E.

Board Meetings

Revenue Information

Financial Information

Budget Hearing: Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m., U.S. Sugar Corp., 1995 W US Hwy 27, Clewiston, Fl 33440
Fiscal Year Period: October 1 to September 30
Annual Financial Report
Audit Report