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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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Hillsborough County Commission Boundary Changes Proposed for Westchase and Surrounding Neighborhoods

After every census, state and local politicians adjust political boundaries for seats to account for population shifts and the current round promises to affect our Northwest Hillsborough County area. The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners this week began discussions about redrawing political boundaries for Hillsborough commission districts that are not county-wide. They narrowed their preferences …

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Who Is Running for the WCA Board?

On Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., the WCA will hold its annual meeting. The annual meeting marks the Westchase Voting Members’ (VMs) election of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors. While September’s WOW has the bios of four candidates who submitted them prior to deadline, two more candidates have subsequently announced their …

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VM Meeting/Budget Workshop Produces Draft Budget with $302 Homeowner Assessment for 2021

The Aug. 17 WCA Budget Workshop began with two potential draft budgets—but the one with a $16 assessment increase to cover increased salaries at the swim and tennis centers ultimately won near unanimous support from those present. The meeting, which combined the monthly Westchase Voting Members meeting with the annual budget workshop, was largely led …

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WCA Manager Offers Two Draft Budgets for Aug. 17 Budget Workshop

In anticipation of the Westchase Community Association’s (WCA) annual budget workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., Association Manager Debbie Sainz has released two different drafts for Westchase VMs and Board members to review and discuss. The annual budget workshop, to which homeowners are invited, sees the review of all projected income and expenditure …

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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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The Bucs’ Leadership: Calling Westchase Home

After becoming the first NFL franchise to capture a Super Bowl championship in its own stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been more popular. That’s especially evident in Westchase, where red Bucs flags and team jerseys are prevalent. For a half-dozen well-connected residents—the team’s executives and officials that reside here—it’s a pleasant reminder that …

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