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CDD Wrestles With Obtaining Access to Its Land

Westchase CDD Supervisors dusted off some familiar topics at their June 2 meeting, the second held online since the pandemic’s start, but the most significant news was held until meeting’s end. That’s when Westchase Community Development District (CDD) Chair Jim Mills announced that he would not seek reelection to another four-year term on the board….

Westchase CDD Elections See Incumbent’s Seat Open

Three seats on the Westchase Community Development District are up for election in November and one incumbent has announced he doesn’t intend to run for reelection. That election will give Westchase residents the opportunity to run for a position as resident supervisor on Westchase’s Community Development District (CDD). Residents of the CDD, which encompasses all…

Introducing WOW’s 2020 Sylvester Scholars

The 2020 WOW Sylvester Scholars, young men and women dedicated to both scholarship and community service, aim to make a profound impact on their community and world. They include a dedicated skateboarder, a National Merit Scholar soccer playing midfielder, a black belt pianist and a figure skater who raised funds to travel to Sri Lanka…

Hillsborough County Purchases 543 Acres of Northwest Land in Monumental Conservation Effort

On April 15 county commissioners approved contracts to acquire two nearby sites for $11.6 million. The Northwest land was purchased under the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). According to Forest Turbiville, Director of Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department, the purchase is one of ELAPP’s greatest accomplishments in the past…

WCA Directors Appoint Radcliffe’s Eric Holt to Board

The May 14 WCA Board meeting saw directors appoint Radcliffe’s former Voting Member to the open seat created by a director’s recent resignation and cancel summer camp through June. While the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors did not have a formal open forum during their May meeting, which was held through Zoom, they…

CDD to Follow County on Park Playground Reopenings; Pays Off Final Homeowner CDD Bonds

The May 5 meeting of the Westchase Community Development District, held telephonically due to the pandemic, saw supervisors tackle questions about reopening Westchase parks and hear of a setback to their efforts to access a landlocked parcel for a community garden. The meeting also saw supervisors move forward on bidding out Westchase’s landscaping contract, currently…

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