September 2014

WCA Board Names 2015 Officers

The Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors held its annual organizational meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, to elect its officers and welcome new board members. Joaquin Arrillaga was elected WCA president and Ken Blair vice president. Keith Heinemann and Dyan Pithers were elected secretary and treasurer respectively.

VMs Elect Two New Directors and Return Two Incumbents to WCA Board

Reading the tea leaves of the 2014 WCA Board election, an observer might conclude Westchase Voting Members (VMs) were trying to send a message: let’s get back to basics.The election saw two challengers who emphasized traditional HOA responsibilities like deed restriction enforcement, financial prudence and facilities maintenance, running against four incumbents, who touted the board’s record and involvement in such things as lobbying for the funding of the Citrus Park Drive extension.

VMs Address Glencliff Guideline, VM Removals and Citrus Park Drive Extension

The brief Sept. 9 Voting Members Meeting dealt with a Glencliff neighborhood guideline before turning to attendance issues and an update on WCA efforts to win funding for the Citrus Park Drive extension.

WCA Board Tweaks 2015 Budget

At the Sept. 4 meeting of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors, the last meeting held before annual board elections, several voting members (VMs) were on hand to ask board members about the proposed 2015 budget.

Westchase Tennis Makeover

Representing the culmination of the WCA’s Two Year Master Plan, some major renovations – and improvements – are coming to Westchase’s facilities this fall. And the changes, about which Westchase Tennis Pro Roberto Calla is quite excited, promise to enhance Westchase's current tennis programs.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party is Back

And it’s bigger and better than ever! Tampa Tailgate, which returns Saturday, Sept. 20, is the one night every year when hundreds of tailgate enthusiasts – a significant number from Westchase – gather with friends to enjoy food and drink from some of Tampa’s finest eateries, watch the best of Saturday night college football and – most important – support a very worthy cause.

Great West Chase Adds 10K to Fall Race Lineup

The Great West Chase 5K and Children’s Fun Run on Oct. 25 is now adding a 10K for those up for a challenge. Help WOW promote school success for kids at risk by joining a great fall tradition in Westchase! On Saturday, Oct. 25, WOW will host the 13th annual Great West Chase 5K and Children’s Fun Run. This year the event is expanding to include a certified 10K as well.

16th Annual Dining Survey: Best Restaurants in Tampa Bay

From pizza and bagels to seafood and steak, Westchasers have voted. Did your favorites win the battle to be named Best?

2014 Dining Survey: How’d the Others Fare?

WOW’s annual peek at Westchasers taste buds always proves edifying. We always learn something about Westchase’s dining habits and get feedback about how we can improve future surveys.

Four Seats Open in Sept. 9 WCA Board of Directors Election

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 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.

CDD Hires New Landscaping Company; Finalizes 2015 Budget

Convening on Aug. 25, Westchase CDD supervisors accepted a new bid for common area maintenance, allowing them to finalize their 2015 budget – and Westchase homeowners’ assessments. The session represented a continuation of the Westchase Community Development District’s (CDD) Aug. 5 public budget hearing. The additional meeting in August was scheduled to permit supervisors to finalize their landscaping bid process and incorporate actual rather than estimated maintenance costs into their 2015 spending plan.

WCA Workshop Draft Budget Sets Assessment at $320

After two hours of combing through their spending plan, Westchase Voting Members and WCA Directors have pitched a draft budget that, if approved, cuts the Westchase HOA assessment by $2 in 2015.

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