September 2016

WCA Board Chooses Officers

Meeting on Sept. 15 for its organizational meeting following the association’s annual elections, the WCA Board of Directors selected its officers for the coming year.

WCA Board Elections Produce a Photo Finish

The Sept. 13 elections for the WCA Board produced a squeaker of a race with a three-way tie among the five candidates for four positions.

CDD Passes Budget With No Assessment Increase

After their public budget hearing, CDD supervisors passed a budget that leaves CDD assessments largely unchanged from 2015 levels.

WCA Board Postpones Budget Adoption Until After Board Elections

The September WCA Board meeting found directors debating the association’s draft budget before tabling it until after this month’s board elections. At the heart of the debate were issues of budget surpluses and what levels of retained surpluses the association should maintain to protect itself from future shortfalls or natural disasters.

WCA Budget Workshop’s Draft Budget Sees Initial $2 Cut in HOA Assessment

After Hurricane Hermine prompted its postponement from Sept. 1, Westchase Voting Members (VMs) and Westchase Community Association (WCA) Directors met Sept. 6 for the WCA’s annual budget workshop.

Proposed Rays Stadium on Westchase Border Provokes a Shudder

“Take me out to the ball game,” the old song begins. “Take me out with the crowd.” In the seemingly never ending search for a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, nothing quite got Westchasers’ attention than a Sept. 19 announcement by Pinellas County that it had pinpointed 10 (and later 16) possible Pinellas County sites for a new stadium.

Westchase Fall Garage Sale Is Oct. 1

Throw open your garages and let the pre-holiday cleaning begin! The Westchase Spring Garage Sale is Saturday, Oct. 1. The sale is one of two such events held annually on the first Saturdays of May and October. (The Westchase Spring Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017; please mark your calendars.)

Pending Zoning Approval Near Westchase Raises Questions

A pending rezoning of land near Westchase will be challenged by the WCA and CDD this month after questions arise about the accuracy of its storm water drainage descriptions and Alonso school attendance projections.

Four WCA Board Seats Face Sept. 13 Election

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., the Westchase Community Association (WCA) will hold its annual meeting in the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center’s activity room. The annual meeting marks the Westchase Voting Members’ (VMs) election of the WCA Board of Directors.

The Great West Chase: Make This Your Year

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 the Saturday, Oct. 29.

Gotta Good Neighbor Who Should Be Recognized?

Is there a special neighbor in your village who is always willing to lend a hand? In 2006 the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors established the Nathan Lafer Good Neighbor Award in memory of Bridges resident Nathan Lafer.

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