July 2016

Potential Rays Stadium Site Pitched for Parcel 1.3 Miles from Westchase’s West Entrance

At a meeting of Pinellas County Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Pinellas County staff released a list of sites for a new baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays. One of the proposed 10 sites, a parcel sitting at the corner of Linebaugh Avenue and Race Track Road, is sure to raise some Westchase eyebrows.

WCA Board Addresses Tree Rules; Revisits Rezoning Opposition

Glenfield Voting Member (VM) Patrick O’Brien spoke about his neighborhood’s troubles with oak trees at July’s resident forum. That forum opened the July Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors meeting.

VMs Address Plans for Budget, Board Elections and Rules Changes

Westchase VMs interrupted their typical summer break on July 12 to discuss some upcoming activities. Normally, no Westchase Voting Members meeting is held in July due to summer holidays but Westchase Community Association (WCA) WCA President Joaquin Arrillaga told the 25 VMs in attendance that they had to make a decision on when the WCA Budget Workshop could be held to ensure the highest attendance.

WCA Budget Workshop Set for Sept. 1

Westchase homeowners who want to offer their input on Westchase Community Association (WCA) spending and assessments for 2017 have an upcoming opportunity. All homeowners are invited to participate in the association’s annual budget workshop, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center off Countryway Boulevard.

Supervisors Confront Park Delays and Hydrilla Invasion

A rezoning request, Glencliff Park playground delays and hydrilla-choked ponds dominated discussion at the July 12 meeting of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD).

Where Will They Go?

Alonso High School is jam-packed. The situation is the product of the full-sprint expansion in northwest Hillsborough County – its new housing developments, apartment complexes and townhomes sprouting like weeds on steroids.

West Park’s Peyton Woble Named Wade Boggs Award Winner

Alonso High School’s Peyton Woble has consistently pursued excellence, whether on the baseball field, in the classroom or in the community. Fittingly, he received the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award, which honored Woble’s all-around abilities, during a June 2 ceremony at the Hillsborough County Commission meeting.

Four Seats Open in Sept. 13 WCA Board of Directors Election

Have you considered serving your Westchase community as a board member? On Sept. 13, 2016, election of four Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors seats will take place at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center. Voting members (VMs) will elect the new directors, each of whom is to serve two-year terms.

Westchasers Key to Hostage Rescue Training Success

Over the last half decade Westchase residents Timothy Creighton and Brian Loudermilk have helped rescue a number of hostages in downtown Tampa. This year it happened to be the city’s mayor.

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