Dear Residents,

As discussed in the CDD Board Meeting on June 19th, below is an update on the progress of solving the drainage issues along the easterly property boundary (near the “haul road”) of Amelia Walk. A formal update will be provided at the next CDD meeting, but below is progress to date.

Both the CDD Engineer and multiple representatives of the CDD, and the contractor on site have reviewed and walked the areas of concern along the easterly boundary multiple times. The CDD Engineer has made a formal recommendation on the repair. In summary, this solution involves a few key items:

  • the cleaning the two outfall locations (one to the south and one to the north) to ensure sufficient flow capacity is achieved and maintained;
  • The swale system along the easterly boundary will be repaired, re-graded, and stabilized to provide adequate routing of stormwater to the outfall locations;
  • Pipes will be replaced and up-sized at the northerly culvert connecting the haul road swale to the northerly outfall

The contractor on site will be doing some immediate work. The timeline expected to complete the work is roughly three weeks.

We will continue to update the community through email and the CDD website.


Amelia Walk Community Updates:

Alligators – The Florida Fish and Wildlife sent a local trapper to investigate several alligator sightings. After a few failed attempts, we were successful in trapping one 4 foot and one 7 foot alligator from the Amelia Walk waterways. We will continue to monitor this situation and have 4 permits that are active for the next 35 days. If you see an alligator please contact me immediately. It has also come to my attention that a possible resident had fed the alligators. Dumping of food or attempts to feed any wildlife is against Covenants and pose a danger to the community. Any resident found to violate this rule will be subject to fines by the HOA and/or local authorities.

Drainage – Over the past few weeks I have received numerous emails, texts and phone calls in regards to standing water and possible drainage issues along the haul road. All comments, emails and pictures were passed on to the District’s Engineer. During the CDD meeting Tuesday the CDD Board of Directors had taken measures to evaluate this situation and find a long term solution. Dan McCraine of McCraine & Associates and Liam O’Reilly of Green Point have been assigned to investigate any areas that may have drainage issues within the CDD community property. In the days and weeks to come I will forward a weekly update to the community about findings and progress on this topic. If you have questions or concerns please email me at