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VMs Approve All Residential Guideline Amendments at June Meeting

At their June 14 meeting, the Westchase Voting Members (VMs) took their second of two votes on about 40 different amendments to the Westchase Residential Guidelines, which cover the use and appearance of Westchase yards and home exteriors. The first vote was held at the May 10 meeting, where all but four proposed guidelines passed. …

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Do You Need Flood Insurance for Hurricane Season?

On June 1 Florida’s hurricane season began. If you’re new to Westchase, do you know if you’re properly insured? Many newcomers don’t understand that a typical homeowners’ insurance policy won’t cover hurricane damage caused by flooding/storm surge. That can be a costly mistake if a significant storm does hit Tampa Bay. All of Westchase and …

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WCA Board Wrestles With Property Management Services Committee Issues

At the June 9 WCA Board meeting, tension spilled out between two directors on matters related to a committee established to investigate services offered by other association management companies. The meeting, however, also saw the approval of three parties hosted by Tijuana Flats at the West Park Village pool over the summer. The meeting opened …

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County Staff Kills Glencliff Cell Tower; CDD Landscaper Claims Financial Pinch

The nearly two-hour June 7 meeting of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) featured news that Hillsborough County staff had killed district efforts to build a cell tower in Glencliff Park. The session also featured news that the CDD’s landscaper, Davey, is facing financial and significant staffing issues affecting their contractual performance. CDD Engineer Robert …

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WOW Marks 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years. That’s a full quarter century! We’ve covered nearly 300 editions. Written and shared thousands of articles. Snapped and uploaded countless photos. And hosted scores of annual events that bring our neighbors together in celebration and help keep the Westchase community strong. Best of all, over that time, we’ve contributed over $1 million to …

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Westchase’s 30th Birthday Party May 21

This coming Saturday, May 21, the Westchase community Westchase celebrates its 30th anniversary, and you’re invited! The Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors, its management staff and Westchase’s Voting Members are all hosting a celebration of all that is great about our neighborhood and its accomplishments over the last three decades. The party will …

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Storm Season Prep and Home Hardening Sales Tax Holidays Announced

In preparation for this year’s hurricane season, which runs June through November, the state of Florida has announced two relevant sales tax holidays. Disaster Preparedness: May 28 – June 10, 2022 $2 or less • Cans or pouches of wet pet food $15 or less • Manual can openers • Collapsible or travel-sized food or …

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