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Westchase Thanksgiving Food Drive: Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.

It’s not too late to participate in the Westchase Thanksgiving Food drive on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. The annual food drive – the biggest community food drive in Tampa Bay – benefits Metropolitan Ministries. And we need your help to ensure hungry families and children across Tampa Bay have a happy Thanksgiving! This …

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14th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Nov. 21

For those who are struggling, the past two years have posed serious challenges that have left a third of Americans with no savings. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, even before the pandemic hit, 10.5 percent of U.S. households faced food insecurity sometime in 2019. That’s 35 million Americans who faced hunger when the …

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WCA Board Addresses Rules Violations; Approves New Money Saving Waste Removal Contract

An hour long Oct. 14 WCA Board Meeting also saw Westchase directors decide to sell the tennis ball machine after the Facility Manager stated it posed liability issues. Opening the meeting, Berkeley Square resident Mike Haley spoke to the board about his temporary use and parking of a bus in Berkeley Square. Haley, an Army …

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Hillsborough County Commission Redistricting Offers Map That Could Split Westchase

After every census, state and local and state politicians adjust political boundaries for federal, state and county seats to account for population shifts. The latest maps released by Hillsborough County’s Board of County Commissioners for seats on that body suggest a change may be in store for residents of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) and …

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Westchase Golf Course Owner Pulls Offer of Perpetual Conservation Easement

At the Oct. 5 CDD Meeting, Westchase CDD supervisors learned that Westchase Golf Course owner, Nick Neubauer, in reaction to some supervisors’ questioning of his motives, had taken his offer for a perpetual conservation easement for the course off the table. The announcement led Supervisor Greg Chesney, who had worked to negotiate the easement agreement …

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Westchase CDD Supervisors Again Debate Golf Course Conservation Easement

While handling routine administration matters at their Sept. 14 meeting, Westchase CDD Supervisors again debated a conservation easement offered by the Westchase Golf Course owner That debate shows the board is currently split down the middle regarding its adoption. Opening the meeting, supervisors approved a six-month extension of their agreement with Vertex to construct a …

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VMs Elect Three Board Veterans to Open Board Seats

An unexpectedly short Westchase Voting Members (VMs) meeting led to the quick election of three Westchase residents to the board’s open seats. Residents who follow the Westchase Community Association (WCA) will likely recognize the names. Reelected to their current seats were WCA Directors Dale Sells of Harbor Links/ The Estates and Eric Holt of Radcliffe. …

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WCA Board Insists Facilities Manager Improve Communication With Residents

The Sept. 9 meeting of the WCA Board saw directors chide Facilities Manager Kelly Shires for poor communication with the community about recent facility hours reductions. The board, in turn, was challenged by two residents protesting their recent deed restriction violations after the homeowners went ahead and performed home changes that had been rejected by …

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WCA Board Tackles Fine Appeals, Facility Rules Changes and Office Repairs

Westchase Community Association (WCA) President, Shawn Yesner opened the Aug. 12 WCA Board meeting by offering directors condolences to Radcliffe resident and WOW correspondent, Marcy Sanford, on the recent loss of her husband. WCA Directors then opened the floor to an open forum for anyone who had matters to bring before the board. When no …

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Golf Course Conservation Easement Agreement Hits Turbulence in Tie Initial Vote by CDD Supervisors

Meeting on Aug. 3, Westchase CDD Supervisors debated a proposed conservation easement agreement offered by the owner of the Westchase Golf Course, with one supervisor making clear his strong opposition to its adoption. Opening the meeting CDD Engineer Robert Dvorak distributed preliminary results of a wetland delineation study conducted on a CDD-owned parcel along the …

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