It is important to note that some projects may correspond to Lee County and not Gateway Services CDD. For additional information, please contact the District: email@example.com
Pond Bank Restoration (GATEWAY)
The pond bank restoration project includes the remediation of the identified and classified stormwater pond banks throughout the Gateway Services CDD. Ponds requiring restoration were identified by GSCDD’s District Engineer and staff based on the severity level and proximity to residential properties. Several stormwater pond banks are degrading as a result of erosion caused by stormwater runoff, wave action during high water periods, and water level fluctuation during storm events. GSCDD will be restoring pond banks yearly during the dry season. Restoration and erosion protection are the goals of the project.
What to Expect:
Fiscal Year 2023 pond bank restoration work started in early December 2022 in the Silver Lakes community. FY2023 restoration includes the restoration of eight ponds throughout the Gateway community.
Trucks and construction equipment will be within the District’s communities. Additionally, residents may start noticing crews doing pre-construction video surveys of property and surrounding homes to address any construction-related damage. Any construction-related landscape or irrigation restoration/repairs will be completed after the work on the pond is completed.
We understand this may cause interruptions for some residents; however, please be patient, as it is only temporary. As always, we will maintain the utmost respect, courtesy, and consideration for residents and visitors.
Bond: Validation Process (GATEWAY)
The GSCDD Board of Supervisors has determined that improvements are necessary and has voted to authorize the process to issue bonds to finance the Capital Improvement Plan for renewal and replacement of certain facilities and spread the payments over a 20-year period per bond issuance to lessen the financial burden on residents. Residents who have been in Gateway for a while should be familiar with this concept since it’s similar to the way we are financing the lake bank improvements. The Board realizes that they need to make fiscally responsible decisions regarding the assets of Gateway and to further provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and property owners of the District. Much like the budget process, this initial notice and hearing are intended to set the “ceiling” for maximum funding. Once the “ceiling” is set, funds actually encumbered will be through multiple series of bond issuances. The bond validation includes Gateway Services CDD and Pelican Preserve.
What to Expect:
The Board of Supervisors started bond discussions in 2021. On Oct. 6, 2022, the Board scheduled the bond validation public hearing for the public to attend; however, due to Hurricane Ian’s impact, the Board postponed the public hearing to the Nov. 3, 2022 meeting at 5 p.m. During this meeting, the board approved the bond validation process. The agenda for the hearing can be found in the Agenda Dashboard.
The annual debt service special assessment to repay a series of bonds will be calculated based on:
-The dollar amount of bonds issued
-The interest rate of bonds issued
The principal amount of this debt service annual assessment will not exceed the annual amount listed in the letter you received, which is approximately $719 for a single-family home and $491 for a multi-family home, in Gateway, and approximately $36 for a single-family home and $27-30 per multi-family home in Pelican Preserve. The annual amount in the letter is the amount that would be assessed if the District were to issue bonds for the entire $54,920,000 at one time.
The first assessment (series) is still being calculated based on the proposed projects planned for the next three years. If approved, the first assessment will not appear until the 2023 tax bill due in 2024.
- RESOLUTION 2022-29- Amended and Restated MasterEngineer’s Report for Gateway Services Community Development District: Capital ImprovementPlan
- RESOLUTION 2022-31-Authorization of Bonds NTE $55 MILL
- Supplemental Engineer’s Report for Gateway Services Community Development District: Series 2023 Project
- PRELIMINARY FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY REPORT: Series 2023 Project
- BOND: Frequently Asked Questions
Roundabout: Gateway Boulevard at Griffin Drive (LEE COUNTY)
On Sept. 13, 2022 Lee County opened the bid for the roundabout and the solicitation package can be found here. Proposals for the solicitation were due Oct. 14, 2022. However, due to Hurricane Ian’s impact, the bid opening was rescheduled to Oct. 21, 2022. The initial solicitation #B220550JJB was canceled by Lee County on Nov. 16, 2022; however, on Nov. 18, 2022, Lee County issued solicitation #B230044JJB for this project. The proposals for the solicitation were due on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Lee County intends to award the contract for this project to Wright Construction Group, Inc.
Lee County desires to contract with a qualified Contractor to perform utility work, roadway, fountain, and drainage improvements to the intersection of Gateway Blvd and Griffin Drive in Fort Myers, Florida. Work will consist of the following: removal and relocation of existing utilities, open cuts, fountain construction, and construction of a roundabout with drainage improvements at the intersection of Gateway Blvd and Griffin Drive.
What to Expect:
The initial work includes clearing vegetation to accommodate planned traffic shifts, installing temporary pavement, installing a force main, and constructing the roundabout. Expect periodic lane closures during construction. Drivers should be cautious of contractors in the field and large construction vehicles in the area. The contractors will use Variable Message Boards (VMB) to notify the public about any traffic pattern changes during construction.
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