September 2017

County Clarifies Storm Debris Clean Up

Did the county forget to pick up your Hurricane Irma storm debris this past Monday? As grandma used to say, “Whoa, Nellie!” While many Westchase folks wondered why the yard waste collection truck drove past their big pile of landscaping debris from the recent storm, it wasn’t a mistake. Nor was it because you didn’t bundle it properly.

Hillsborough County and Linebaugh Contractor Respond to WOW Complaints About Construction Equipment

In the days leading up to and following Hurricane Irma, WOW Publisher Chris Barrett shared Westchase residents' significant concerns and frustration with Hillsborough County and its contractor, Westra Construction, over the storm-readiness of Westra's Linebaugh Avenue construction site. Both have responded to WOW’s communication regarding the way the construction site was left before Hurricane Irma.

WCA Board Adopts 2018 Budget

At their Sept. 14 meeting the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors voted to approve the association’s 2018 budget, which includes a $13 dollar increase in the annual assessment.

WCA Budget Workshop Projects $13 HOA Assessment Increase

The Sept. 5 Westchase Community Association (WCA) annual budget workshop combed through a draft of 2018’s $1.5 million budget prepared by Association Manager Debbie Sainz before landing on a new assessment for Westchase homeowners. At $275 the 2018 assessment represents a $13 – or 5 percent – increase over this year’s assessment.

WOW Offers Special UberEATS Promo Code

You’ve heard of Uber. Now you can get your favorite Westchase restaurants’ food delivered Uber quickly to your home or office. And WOW has a special promo code to save you money!

CDD to Assist Residents with Storm Debris Pickup

With Hurricane Irma gone, residents have been left picking up debris from fallen trees and even fallen fences. Westchase Community Development District (CDD) Office Manager Sonny Whyte contacted WOW today to ask that residents be told that the CDD will attempt to lend a hand with debris removal. Residents can leave storm debris by the road. As time and manpower permits, CDD staff will travel the neighborhood and carry the debris to the dump.

WCA Reschedules Board Elections to Sept. 26

Westchase Community Association (WCA) President Ruben Collazo has announced that the Voting Member (VM) meeting/WCA Board elections, scheduled for Sept. 12, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center on Countryway Boulevard. All members of the WCA are welcome to attend.

WOW Issues Correction on Storm Surge Evacuation Maps

If you’re basing your judgment of your evacuation zone based on the maps printed in June’s WOW, it’s time to look again. Each year in preparation for our June 1 edition, WOW examines Hillsborough County’s evacuation maps. We did so again in early May this year. Unfortunately, Hillsborough County then made adjustments to their online evacuation maps after the June WOW went to print.

2017 WOW Dining Survey: Your Winners and Runners Up

Drum roll, please! In August and early September, scores of Westchasers completed the 2017 WOW Dining Survey to pick the Best Restaurants in Tampa Bay. While the Best in Tampa Bay appear on page 28 of the printed WOW, the runners up in each category are worthy of honorable mentions here.

Run the Great West Chase!

You’ve likely considered it. Perhaps you even made a mental promise that this year would be your year. Now it’s time! The Great West Chase 5K/10K and Children’s Fun Run will kick off Saturday, Oct. 28. (And, if you've never run it before, it only takes 20-30 minutes three times per week over eight weeks to go from your sofa to the finish line!)

Sept 23 Carwash Benefits Brentford Resident

Brentford’s Andrew Abbott, 20, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in mid-April. A community carwash has been scheduled to benefit Andrew at the Westchase 7-Eleven on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Westchase’s Wonder Dog

A superhero has landed in Westchase and his name is Duncan. But why is he there and how does it involve you?

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