April 2014

WCA Establishes Chess Program; Shifts Fall Garage Sale Date

The April 10 meeting of the WCA Board saw directors establish a new program and cast a divided vote on rescheduling the fall garage sale due to Yom Kippur. Chelmsford Voting Member (VM) Bill Dennis began the session by commending the Westchase Community Association (WCA) and Greenacre Property Management. “I have noticed a big difference in the neighborhoods now that Greenacre has been going around checking on the neighborhoods more,” he stated. “I’d like to thank them for doing a good job.”

VMs Send Document Amendments for Owner Polling; Debate Rental Rules

The April 8 Westchase Voting Members meeting started off productively with quick, unanimous votes for two neighborhood guidelines. VMs offered final approval of Kingsford’s mailbox guideline and initial approval of Berkeley Square’s exterior color palette. Following these two new business items, Westchase Community Association (WCA) President Nancy Sells turned the meeting over to her husband, Dale Sells. Chair of the Document Review Committee, Dale Sells went over revisions to the proposed amendments to Westchase’s Covenants, Committee and Restrictions (CCRs) and Bylaws.

Do You Want to Serve on the Westchase CDD?

The General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, will decide more than who wins the Florida governorship or control of the U.S. Congress. That election will give Westchase residents the opportunity to run for a position as resident supervisor on Westchase’s Community Development District (CDD).

CDD to Tackle New Landscaping Bid and Playground Equipment

At their April 1 meeting Westchase CDD Supervisors faced news of two potential big-ticket items in their coming fiscal year – and it was no joke. At the meeting, which saw the earliest discussions about the district’s new budget (beginning in October), supervisors on the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) continued discussions on bringing their playgrounds into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Their landscaping contractor, Mainscape, also made clear it was not interested in continuing its contract for an additional year at no increase. That news triggered preparations for bidding out the district’s biggest contract.

WOW Preparing 2014 Resident and Business Directory

Were you in last year’s WOW Resident Directory? If not, now’s the time to make sure your information is included in the upcoming edition. In preparation for the 2014 Westchase Resident and Business Directory, WOW has posted an easy-to-use form on its Web site to allow residents who did not appear in last summer’s directory to submit their information for the new one.

VMs Hear Costco Presentation and Proposed Westchase Rule Amendments

March saw Westchase Voting Members hear a public presentation of the Costco project and proposed changes to Westchase rules. VMs, however, postponed a planned poll of Westchase homeowners regarding the rules changes for at least a month.

Westchase Kids Share Summer Camp Favorites

Weeding through all of Tampa Bay’s impressive camp options can be daunting. So we turned to some veteran Westchase campers to find out what camps keep them coming back summer after summer.

It’s Time to Think Summer Camp!

Summer is just around the corner. For parents, this means one thing – time to think camp! Thankfully, Tampa Bay is chock-full of camp options that meet both the interests of children and the scheduling needs of parents.

Costco’s Development Plans and Traffic Impact Become Clearer

How much influence did the WCA have on the proposed Costco development slated for Westchase’s eastern entrance? On March 6 M&M Realty of New Jersey filed for rezoning of a 32-acre parcel of land bounded by Linebaugh Avenue, Sheldon Road and Old Linebaugh Avenue. A look at its rezoning application helps answer that question.

Westchase Spring Garage Sale Is May 3

Throw open your garages and let the spring cleaning begin! The Westchase Spring Garage Sale is Saturday, May 3. The sale is one of two such events held annually on the first Saturdays of May and October. (The Westchase Fall Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014; please mark your calendars.)

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