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    District Expansion Policy

    Collier Mosquito Control District – Board Policy on District Expansion

    Position Statement: As the population of a given area increases, it is inevitable that the District will expand.

    A. The impetus for expansion can come from the community, from the health department or other agencies, or from the Board or staff of CMCD.

    B. Justification for expansion would include the following:

    1. Public health threat.
    2. High mosquito population.
    3. Collier County permanent population estimates and projects (rough data).
    4. IMM (integrated mosquito management), in terms of new and/or different ways for controlling mosquitoes.
    5. Environmental concerns.
    6. Preliminary review of geographical area by staff.

    C. Alternatives to expansion:

    1. Community self-management (e.g., Steven’s Landing).
    2. Technical advisory support.
    3. Education about personal protection measures.

    D. The Board was in agreement on the following points:

    1. We must allow that our responsibilities extend to the residents of the entire county, with recognition that environmentally sensitive areas are excluded (see Addendum A).
    2. It is important to maintain our status as an independent district.

    E. If expansion appears justified, the next step is an actual feasibility study to include the following:

    1. Demographics of the proposed area and population projections.
    2. District resource needs (i.e., staff, aircraft, etc.).
    3. Financial considerations (what taxes are generated by the area versus the actual costs to the District to treat the area).

    F. The next step is a survey of the proposed expansion area, if the Board determines a survey would be appropriate:

    1. Survey owners of improved property in the proposed expansion area.
    2. Use stamped, easy to return postcards.
      a. Allow space for short comments.
    3. Take into consideration the response rate, but this would not be determinative in justifying expansion.

    G. Following study and discussion by the CMCD Board, a determination will be made as to whether to expand or not.

    H. If approved by the CMCD Board,expansion must next be approved by the Collier Board of County Commissioners. (BCC)

    1. Communication to the BCC on the recommendation to expand.
    2. The Chair of the CMCD Board and the Executive Director will present to the BCC.
    3. A summary report and documentation of the actions of the CMCD Board will be included in a packet to be given to the BCC and will be the basis of the presentation.

    I. If expansion is approved by the BCC, then CMCD’s charter will need to be amended by legislative action.

    J. When the charter is legislatively amended, residents of the expanded area are added to the tax rolls.

    K. Mosquito control treatment begins.

    Addendum A to CMCD Expansion Policy
    A. The following environmentally sensitive areas are excluded from the Collier Mosquito Control District and no control effort is conducted:

    1. Big Cypress National Reserve
    2. Collier Seminole State Park
    3. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
    4. Everglades National Park
    5. Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
    6. Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
    7. Picayune Strand State Forest
    8. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    9. Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

    B. CMCD has a written agreement filed with Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area to allow for surveillance activities and larviciding operations when deemed necessary by CMCD personnel.

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