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WCA Board Hears Pitch for Swim Program Expansion

At their Nov. 10 meeting the WCA Board of Directors discussed the expansion of its swim program and the community’s 25th anniversary.

Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board Secretary Keith Heinemann acted as board president in Ruben Collazo’s absence. WCA Vice President Rick Goldstein was also absent and Director Chuck Hoppe attended via teleconference.

TBAY Westchase Swim Coach Alex Richardson told directors that the number of swim team participants had grown from 65 to 90 children and more than 300 students signed up for swim lessons last year. He said his goals for 2017 were to expand the team and offer more group lessons and private classes.

Directors told Richardson they needed more information about the swim program’s costs and income and its ratio of residents to non-residents.

As part of the expansion, Richardson would like to use the West Park Village (WPV) pool for some team practices and activities. Director Joaquin Arrillaga suggested that Program Facilities Manager Kelly Shires could provide anecdotal information about that pool’s usage. Arrillaga asked Richardson when he needed an answer by and Richardson responded that he would like to expand the program in August of 2017. He said that if directors did not think the expansion was a good idea, he would like to know what their program goals were.

All directors voted in favor of Arrillaga’s motion to table the request until January so that Richardson could gather more information.

Document Review Committee Chair Dale Sells told the board that everything was on track for the committee to be finished with their work amending Westchase’s governing documents by January. He said the Voting Members (VMs) would be voting on the proposed changes to Westchase guidelines and residents would receive the proposed changes to vote on in a packet with their annual assessment in November. (November’s WOW offered a summary of the amendments.)

Community Association Manager Debbie Sainz said staff had been working with Sonny Whyte from the Community Development District (CDD) to begin planning a celebration for Westchase’s 25th anniversary. She said the planned date was Jan. 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Glencliff Park and that they would be talking to Westchase businesses and vendors.

An Ayrshire resident asked the board to waive his fine for a parking violation. He said that in response to the first notice sent in June, he had responded to the WCA office and told them the car in the picture was not his. He said that the second notice should not really be considered a second notice because, while it was his car by then, it had not been his car for the first notice. He added that the notifications sent didn’t follow the WCA’s Violation Notice Procedure. All directors voted to approve Director Brian Ross’ motion to dismiss the resident’s fine.

Directors all voted in favor of Ross’ motion to not impose fines for 12 homes where the violations had been corrected; uphold the maximum fines and suspend facility use for five homeowners who had not corrected their violations; uphold fines and suspension for one resident unless the violation is corrected by Nov. 30; and impose the maximum fines and suspend facility use for seven homeowners but then revoke the fines and suspension if the violation does not reoccur within three months.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the WCA Offices at 10049 Parley Dr.

By Marcy Sanford

Posted 16 November 2016

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