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Website Requirements

  1. Website Content Requirements

At a minimum, each special district must post the following information on its official website, please click on any link for information:

General Information:

  1. Full legal name – West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
  2. Public purpose – Information contained here
  3. Boundaries / service area – please click here
  4. Services provided – Information contained here
  5. Charter / creation document – Information contained here
  6. Statute or statutes under which the special district operates – Information contained here
  7. .Date established – Information contained here
  8. Establishing entity – Information contained here

Contact Information:

  1. Mailing address – 6417 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209
  2. e-mail – (redacted)
  3. Telephone number – 941-761-1555Website address – http://wmfr.org
  4. Registered agent  – Thomas J. Sousa, Fire Chief
  5. For each governing body member: – Commissioners Name, Address, email, Term If applicable, the appointing authority (county, municipality, Governor, etc.) – Not applicable

Revenue Information: – View here

  1. Taxes, fees, assessments, or charges imposed and collected.
  2. Rates or amounts for the current fiscal year.
  3. Statutory authority for the levy of the tax, fee, assessment, or charge.

General Financial Information:

  1. Fiscal year period – October 1 – September 30.
  2. Tentative budget  – View here
  3. Final adopted budget – View here
  4. Budget amendments, if applicable –
  5. A link to the following page on the Department of Financial Services website so the public can view the special district’s Annual Financial Report –  here
  6. If required, the final, complete audit report for the most recent completed fiscal year, and audit reports required by law or authorized by the governing body of the special district – here
  7. Code of Ethics, if adopted
  8. A link to generally applicable ethics provisions (visit the Florida Commission on Ethics website and select “Ethics Laws”)
  9. If Applicable, Defined Benefit Retirement System or Plan Information (excluding the Florida Retirement System), as required by Section 112.664, Florida Statutes – Reporting standards for defined benefit retirement plans or systems – West Manatee Fire & Rescue District is a member of the Florida Retirement System and CH175 Pension Plan: here

UPON COMPLETION OF DEVELOPING ITS WEBSITE, EACH SPECIAL DISTRICT MUST SUBMIT ITS WEBSITE ADDRESS TO THE SPECIAL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM SO THE PROGRAM CAN LINK TO IT FROM ITS WEBSITE. – ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SPECIAL DISTRICT WEBSITES.