April 2015

VMs Receive Training; Approve Neighborhood Rules Changes

The April 14 Westchase Voting Members (VMs) meeting began with WCA Attorney Jon Ellis providing the group with training. Ellis does this every year, sometimes taking up to an hour. At the March VM meeting, it prompted VM Carlos Quiros (Villas of West Park Village) to request that he simply detail VM responsibilities.

WCA Board Seeking Residents Interested in Open Board Seat

Hoping to fill a board vacancy at their May 14 meeting, the WCA Board of Directors would like to hear from Westchase homeowners interested in volunteering for the position.

WCA Board Votes Honor WCA Director Carlsen and Oppose Montague Extension

At the April 9 Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Director meeting, directors voted to posthumously recognize former WCA Director Kathy Carlsen with the 2015 Nathan Lafer Good Neighbor Award and to oppose county plans to extend of Montague Street southward across the railroad tracks in West Park Village.

CDD Supervisors Review Draft of Park Redesigns; Oppose State Bills on Security Cameras

At their April 7 meeting, Westchase CDD supervisors saw an initial draft of potential park redesigns for Baybridge and Glencliff Parks and voted unanimously to oppose bills before the Florida legislature that could significantly limit residents’ use of CDD security camera footage.

WOW Preparing 2015 Resident and Business Directory

Were you in last year’s WOW Resident Directory? If not, now’s the time to take action! WOW's Resident and Business Directory serves as Westchase's popular phone and address directory. It's strictly opt-in, so if you don't fill out the form, you'll be left out!

R.I.P. Glencliff Park?

A new capital improvement plan to modernize Westchase parks ensures that some residents will be dying to use them. At their March 3 meeting, supervisors of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) heard their hired park planner, Byron Pettigrew of Charon and Thanatos Engineering, make his pitch for a 20-year Westchase park development plan. Yet Pettigrew’s suggestion that the district convert a significant portion of Glencliff Park’s athletic fields into a memorial park has some soccer parents shouting, “Over my dead body!”

Summer Camp Options Plentiful for Westchase Teens

Looking to ensure your teen’s summer is more than video games and texting? Parents often look to summer camp as a means of keeping younger kids supervised during the summer months. Just because a child is old enough to stay home alone, however, doesn’t mean there is no longer a need for summer camp.

Westchase Spring Garage Sale Is May 2

Throw open your garages and let the spring cleaning begin! The Westchase Spring Garage Sale is Saturday, May 2. The sale is one of two such events held annually on the first Saturdays of May and October. (The Westchase Fall Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015; please mark your calendars.)

Seat on Westchase CDD Board Opens

If you’ve thought about serving your community, a new opportunity just opened up. Former Bridges resident Brian Zeigler resigned his seat on the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) on Feb. 25. “It is with regret that I have to announce my resignation from the CDD Board effective immediately,” he wrote, “as I have sold my home and now reside just outside of the Westchase area.”

GO Hillsborough: Did You Vote on Your Transportation Priorities Yet?

GO Hillsborough’s Feb. 19 public meeting at the Town N Country Library saw dozens of residents of Town N Country, Carrollwood and Westchase filter offer their preferences for Hillsborough County’s Transportation Plan. Best of all? They all got four stickers with which to vote. (And who doesn’t like stickers?)

Westchase Amazing Race for Life Returns in April

It's back! One of Westchase's most entertaining fundraising events will be held on Sunday, April 26! Registration is now open for The Amazing Race for Life of Westchase, which will be held at the Westchase Recreation Center beginning at 1 p.m. Come take on the challenge and enjoy the fun!

Business Directory

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FEATURED BUSINESS:

Christina M. Martin, DDS, MS
8313 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Suite 110
Tampa, Florida 33615
813-884-0058

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FEATURED BUSINESS:

Shining Cleaning Service
813-882-8998