The Carter Plantation Community Development District, often referred to as the CDD or the “District”, was created in 2003 under the laws of the State of Louisiana by the Livingston Parish Council. The law allows for the creation of an incorporated entity with roles and responsibilities similar to an incorporated town. The Livingston Parish Council appoints the five member Board of Supervisors, the majority of whom currently live in Carter Plantation. The CDD was initially funded by the sale of bonds. The streets, water system, sewer system, drainage system and the Historic Carter House property were paid for by the bond money, and ownership of those assets was passed to the District, along with the bond indebtedness. The District is responsible for operating and maintaining the streets, water and sewer systems, the drainage system and the Historic Carter House. The District has entered into an agreement with Mo‐Dad Utilities to operate, manage, and maintain the water and sewer systems. The District has also entered into an agreement with the Historic Carter House Society to maintain and manage the house and its surrounding property.
The District’s main source of income comes from the water and sewer bills. The District also has the right to assess a “tax” against each lot in Carter Plantation in order to assure sufficient funds to maintain and operate its assets. More information on the District can be found on their website www.carterplantationcdd.com, or by contacting any of the Board of Directors members as listed on the Contact Us tab on this website. The District Board of Supervisors Meetings are public, and any person can attend. The meetings are held as needed, and notices of the meetings are required to be posted at least 24 hours in advance at the Carter House, 30325 Carter Trace, Springfield, LA 70462. Meeting notices are also generally posted on the Welcome sign located next to the Guard House near the entrance to Carter Plantation, and on this website.