MUNICIPAL DISTRICT SERVICES

Community Development Districts
General Improvement Districts
Municipal Utility Districts
Community Services District
Municipal Management Districts

Several states in the U.S. allow for the establishment of the municipal districts which are unique and different from traditional government agencies. These municipal districts often have greater limited special purpose functions than traditional governmental agencies; however, they operate in a very similar manner as a traditional governmental agency in terms of establishing an oversight board, establishing an operating budget with direct and indirect labor costs, and establishing a capital facilities budget relative to the construction and/or acquisition of public improvements. These new municipal districts help developers mitigate and resolve development impediments they might not otherwise overcome, as well as provide greater control over the level of services and public improvements within their development projects.

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

  • Monitor and file all district reporting requirements to the applicable governmental agencies
  • Assist in completing the legal requirements necessary to form the municipal district
  • Perform district management, treasurer, accounting and clerk functions on behalf of the municipal district
  • Utilize MUNIS governmental accounting software to account for all district transactions
  • Solicit and negotiate bids for maintenance relates services of the district
  • Meet regularly with the board and provide recommendations
  • Provide comparatives of other districts and their tax rates and fee charges
  • Model bond issuance alternatives to determine best alternative
  • Levy assessments necessary to pay bond debt service requirements
  • Monitor and comply with all bond issuance reporting requirements
  • Prepare fee charges and development fee studies for district
  • Provide accounting information for outside independent audit and audit report
  • Prepare multi-year operating budget projections
  • Identify Municipal district opportunities and the pros and cons of such districts
  • Prepare bid packages for public improvement contracts
  • Establish the districts operating budget
  • Act as a liaison between the developer and the traditional governmental agency relative to any impediments involved in forming the district