October 2016

WCA Board Passes Budget with $262 Assessment

Finalizing their budget discussions, the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors passed a budget setting a $262 assessment for homeowners in 2017.

VMs Debate Fines and Religious Flags

Continuing their work on amendments to the association's governing documents at their Oct. 11 meeting, Westchase Voting Members (VMs) revisited their September decision to lift a ban on religious flags.

WCA Hosts Commissioner Murman Oct. 25

The Westchase Community Association (WCA) has announced it is hosting a resident meeting with Commissioner Sandra Murman (Rep, Dist. 1) on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center on Countryway Boulevard.

CDD Tackles Westchase Anniversary, Traffic and Landscaping

The Oct. 4 meeting of the CDD board saw supervisors tackle the community’s 25th anniversary, traffic law enforcement in gated communities and issues surrounding pond erosion and landscaping.

The Great West Chase Turns 15

It was an idea born on a three-mile run in the spring of 2002. Out one a cool evening, then WOW Editor Chris Barrett was jogging in the long, dark stretch between The Fords and Radcliffe when a random thought sprinted past.

CDD Candidate Q and A

November’s General Election includes a race to determine one seat on the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). To assist voters, WOW asked the three candidates for the seat a number of questions to tease out their policy differences on current topics affecting the district.

Finding Your Fit

If you are considering a private school for your child’s education – whether they are entering elementary school, middle school or high school – there are a multitude of factors to consider. And some criteria to live by.

Public Notice of Community-Wide Guideline Amendments

At their Oct.11 meeting, Westchase Voting Members (VMs) will hold their first official discussion and vote on a series of proposed changes to the Westchase Residential Guidelines.

Proposed Apartment Complex Wins Rezoning Near Westchase

The proposed rezoning of land on Thomas Ranch Lane won unanimous approval from the Hillsborough County Commission on Sept. 13. Flournoy Companies, a Georgia developer, requested the rezoning of 11.4-acres near Westchase’s east entrance, for a multistory apartment complex of up to 218 units. The original zoning placed a limit of just over 60 units on the property, which lies across from the Costco Development on Sheldon Road.

Freebooters Krewe of Westchase to Hold Recruitment Social

How would you like to be a pirate with a ship this Gasparilla? The Freebooters of Westchase encourage anyone who would like to know more about being a guest or member to join them for complimentary beer and wings at Maloney’s Local on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-3 p.m.

Pack 46 Pumpkin Patch Opens Oct. 9

The Great Westchase Pumpkin Patch is back! Pack 46 Cub Scouts has been Westchase’s local pack for 20 years. The Pack aims to teach boys important skills including character development, citizenship, spiritual growth and the importance of family. This month their pumpkin patch reopens at Wellspring Church.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Captains and Matching Contributions Needed

Last November Westchase’s Thanksgiving Food Drive proved an historic effort. Over 1,020 Westchase homes participated, contributing 22,648 pounds of food and 484 turkeys, feeding hundreds of needy families for the holidays. This November we have three trucks to fill! Will you lend a hand?

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