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Park Place Supervisors Wrestle with Additional Borrowing for Expanding Capital Improvement Project List

At their Feb. 17 meeting, Park Place CDD Supervisors took their initial vote to accept a bank’s term sheet for refinancing the district’s bonds and accepted an expanded capital improvement projects list requested by the lender, raising questions about an assessment hike on the Mandolin-Windsor Place side of the district. Appearing for the second time …

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Want to Update or Submit Your Westchase Resident Directory Form? Click here!

Were you in WOW’s Resident Directory last year? If not, now’s the time to take action to ensure your info is in this year’s directory! In preparation for the 2021 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 year’s …

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Inventory Squeeze Triggers Upward Rise in 2020 Home Prices

A look at local 2020 real estate trends makes this much clear: If you’re looking to sell, you’ve likely never had a better market. Looking to buy? The pickings in the Westchase and Northwest areas are increasingly slim. That combination of small supply and solid demand produced an uptick in real estate prices across most …

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Westchase Squirrel Briefly Wonders if Dashing In Front of Cars Is Best Way to Cross Road

SATIRICAL NEWS “Look, we’ve always done it this way,” explained the squirrel. A WOW staff member stopped to interview him after the staffer was forced to slam on his brakes to avoid smushing him, and the squirrel, tail pointed straight into the air in fear, skittered back to the side where he began. The squirrel …

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After-Hours Excursions Cast a Whole New Light on Guided Hikes

Hillsborough County parks and nature preserves offer a diverse array of trails to get out and explore Florida’s natural beauty. If you are looking for a change of pace from the traditional daytime hike, however, check out one of their after-hours options. The After Dark in the Park series offers a number of guided night …

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WCA Board Addresses Fines, Late Assessments and Employee Covid Policies

“If you receive a violation notice, don’t ignore it. Communicate with the WCA office,” WCA Director Dale Sells told one homeowner who attended the February board of directors meeting to appeal his fine. Echoing Sells’ sentiment, other Westchase Community Association (WCA) Directors stated they didn’t want to punish homeowners but wanted to work with them. …

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VMs Hear Presentation on County Sidewalk Maintenance

The Feb. 9 meeting of Westchase Voting Members saw a county presentation on sidewalk repairs that offered some unfortunate news for those awaiting fixes. Chaired by Westchase Community Association (WCA) Vice President Heather Greeley-Hessefort in the absence of WCA President Shawn Yesner, the meeting saw 37 participants. Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Chair Eric Holt began …

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CDD Votes for Road Reserve Review and Pond Plantings

The Feb. 2 meeting of the Westchase CDD on Feb. 2 saw supervisors vote to review their road reserves and undertake the planting of hundreds of cypress saplings along a recently obtained lake. Supervisors unanimously supported a motion asking staff to update the CDD’s road reserve study, which estimates reserve funds needed to pave district-owned …

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