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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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WCA Board Declines to Immediately Embrace Management Contract Bid

Responding to a May 10 vote by Westchase Voting Members asking the WCA Board to bid out the WCA management contract, the WCA Board backed what they felt was a reasonable compromise. The May 13 meeting of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board began with resident Robert Mackey praising the board for its recent decision …

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VMs Vote Guideline Amendments and Encourage Board to Bid Out Management Contract

At the May 10 meeting of Westchase Voting Members (VMs), VMs took their first of two votes on roughly 40 different amendments to the Westchase Residential Guidelines. The Residential Guidelines cover rules over the use and appearance of Westchase yards and home exteriors. New guidelines must receive the approval of VMs representing at least 66 …

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CDD Supervisors Green Light Plan to Update West Park Village Bell Tower Area

An April 6 Westchase CDD meeting that saw supervisors approve a proposal to redesign the West Park Village bell tower area also saw 30 folks attend to make their case for and against the USDA’s vulture mitigation work that began in March. A large number of vultures which feed at the Hillsborough Waste Transfer Station …

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WCA Board Plans Westchase’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

The April 14 meeting of the Westchase association’s board of directors announced plans for a community party and saw discussion around their management company significantly charging for services the WCA didn’t receive. Opening the meeting, WCA Treasurer Dale Sells stated the association was running break even for the year, with overall expenses and revenues down. …

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