SPRING HILL — Five candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Sterling Hill community development district board.
Running for Seat 1 are Sandra Manuele and Louis E. Peters. Running for Seat 2 are Kenneth Hedges, Christina Miller and Francis T. Zuilkowski.
The candidates will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot only in the Sterling Hill community, which lies on either side of Elgin Boulevard on Spring Hill's east side.
Developers of some communities issue community development bonds to pay for certain amenities. Developers make the initial payments on the bonds, but the expenses eventually are picked up by people who purchase homes.
Acting somewhat like homeowners associations, the elected boards oversee community property and make financial decisions. They are subject to the state's public meetings and records laws, and their elections are conducted by the county Supervisor of Elections Office.