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Looking for Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in Tampa Bay?

After a year of canceled festivities, Fourth of July celebrations are popping back up across Tampa Bay. Below are a few places you and your family can celebrate the Fourth with a bang! Safety Harbor July 4th Parade The American Legion Auxiliary will host a patriotic parade down Main Street on the morning of July …

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VMs Discuss Modifications and Violations

At their June 8 meeting, Westchase Voting Member (VM) meeting discussed modifications and violations after their main agenda item was postponed. Westchase Community Association (WCA) President Shawn Yesner said that while the association’s attorney was to present changes to Florida laws, several had not been approved yet and so the presentation was going to be …

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Westchase Golf Course Owner Pitches Perpetual Conservation Easement to CDD

The June 1 Westchase CDD meeting saw a very significant announcement about the future of the Westchase golf course. The meeting, which Supervisor Forrest Baumhover missed due to vacation, saw Supervisor Greg Chesney announce that over the past six months he had worked with Westchase Golf Course Owner Nick Neubauer of Sano Corporation, along with …

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2021 WOW Sylvester Scholars Reflect Intelligence, Hard Work and Compassion

Completing high school careers greatly impacted by an historic pandemic, the 2021 WOW Sylvester Scholars still managed to compile resumes filled with jaw-dropping accomplishments and successes. Thanking all who applied, WOW President Mary Griffin stated of the seven chosen Westchase scholars, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the WOW, we’d like to offer …

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VMs Discuss New Notice Requirement for Guideline Amendments

At their May 11 meeting, Westchase Voting Members learned of a new, expensive requirement for noticing the community about neighborhood guideline amendments that left Bridges VM Dawn Gingrich notably frustrated. Guidelines consist of rules for homes and yards that can apply to the entire community or specific subdivisions. Gingrich, a new VM, has spent the …

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Westchase CDD Board Votes to Change Street Tree Program

Citing the increase of Westchase street tree removals in April, Westchase CDD Supervisors voted to change their street tree program at their May 4 meeting. That meeting also saw supervisors approve the district’s first step at addressing a turkey vulture issue affecting the eastern gated neighborhoods of The Bridges. The May 4 meeting touched on …

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VMs Debate Fees and Fines for Homeowners Forgoing Modifications Approval Process

On April 13, Westchase Voting Members heard from their new Hillsborough County Commissioner Harry Cohen. VMs also debated punitive fines and fees for homeowners undertaking exterior projects without pre-approval from the Modifications Committee and then seeking approval or forgiveness afterwards. Introducing Cohen, Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Chair Eric Holt stated he hoped Cohen would address …

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WCA Discusses Audit and Yard Signs; Approves Westchase Walk-Up Vaccine Site

At the April Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors meeting, directors received a financial audit overview from Michael DeMare of Affinity CPA. DeMare said he identified no material weaknesses and added that the WCA’s operating fund assets increased by $100,000 from 2019 to 2020. Meanwhile, liabilities remained consistent around $650,000 with $1.5 million in …

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CDD Hits Cell Tower Snag; Supervisors Talk Turkey Vultures

The April 6 meeting of the Westchase CDD saw supervisors decline a developer’s request to purchase land at Westchase’s eastern entrance. The session also saw the district attorney announce she has hit a snag with their proposed cell tower at Glencliff Park and supervisors talk turkey vultures with WCA representatives. Opening the meeting, CDD Engineer …

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