The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District recently held its annual meeting of the Board of Commissioners and elected a new board for 2017.
The new board consist of Chairman Michael Welch, Vice Chairman David Deetscreek, Treasurer Mike Bonacolta and Secretary Katyna Hoover.
Welch presented outgoing Chairman Ken Thompson with a plaque on behalf of the board in recognition of his service.
AIM Engineering, the district engineering firm, presented an annual report that spoke favorably of the district's projects, according to Carla Brantley, a communications specialist.
The LA-MSID is a multi-county Chapter 189 district created by the state to provide drainage and flood control; conservation and mitigation; irrigation; navigation; and limited parks services to Lehigh Acres and western Hendry County.
The district manages and maintains an expansive water management system comprised of 311 miles of canals, 20 lakes, 1,298 preserves acres, several parks and a variety of infrastructure such as 360 culverts, 22 bridges, and 66 water control structures within 70,000 acres of land.
Moving water to meet varying conditions and needs is essential to sustaining the local environment.
The LA-MSID office is at 601 E. County Lane.