Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.mcqueary@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at deedcompliance@districtgov.org to report any concerns you might have.

NOTICE OF VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 3 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 The Village Community Development District No. 3 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, which was recently vacated due to the passing of an existing Board Supervisor. 

NOTICE OF VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 4 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 The Village Community Development District No. 4 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 1, which will become vacant as of September 14, 2018 due to the resignation of an existing Board Supervisor. 

Welcome Wednesday

District staff is always working to determine the best mechanisms to provide information to residents of The Villages.  From the District Customer Service Center to our website, www.DistrictGov.org, residents of The Villages have a myriad of ways to contact us. 

StormReady

Congratulations to The Villages Public Safety Department on continuing the StormReady recognition for The Villages community for another three years!  For additional information on this accomplishment, please click on the header of this announcement. 

Update Your Contact Information

We strive to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information and emergency contact information for each resident of The Villages.  If you would like to UPDATE your contact information or the emergency contact information listed for your property, please click on the header of this announcement and print out the attached form. 

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 3 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 The Village Community Development District No. 3 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, which was recently vacated due to the passing of an existing Board Supervisor.  The remainder of the existing four (4) year term for the vacated Seat will expire in November 2020.

 Any interested applicants must be a qualified elector which is defined by Florida Statute 190 as “any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Florida and of the district, and who registers to vote with the Supervisor of Elections in the county in which the district land is located".   To obtain additional information or request an application you may contact Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk at (352) 751-3939 or obtain a copy of the application by clicking on the header of this announcement.

Applications must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages.

 The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the District Office Board Room, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL.

 **The Board of Supervisors welcome interested applicants to include a resume with their experience as an attachment to the application**


NOTICE OF VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 4 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 The Village Community Development District No. 4 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 1, which will become vacant as of September 14, 2018 due to the resignation of an existing Board Supervisor.  The remainder of the existing four (4) year term for the vacated Seat will expire in November 2020.

 Any interested applicants must be a qualified elector which is defined by Florida Statute 190 as “any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Florida and of the district, and who registers to vote with the Supervisor of Elections in the county in which the district land is located".   To obtain additional information or request an application you may contact Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk at (352) 751-3939 or obtain a copy of the application by clicking on the header of this announcement.

Applications must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages.

 The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, Ashley Wilkes Room, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL.


Information Provided by Sumter County – UPDATED 7/13/2018

Sumter County is scheduling micro paving on several roadways throughout The Villages beginning Thursday, July 19, 2018.  Although a tentative schedule can be found below, Sumter County notified the District that their contractor may be delayed due to weather.  If your residence will be impacted, you will also receive a door knocker with additional information prior to the working beginning.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Sumter County at (352) 689-4400.  To view a map of the impacted roadways, click on the header of this announcement. 

Day 1
Mundelein Place – Work will begin at Shorewood Street and stop before the cul-de-sac
Palantine Court – Work will begin at Shorewood Street and stop before the cul-de-sac
Elgin Street – Work will begin at Shorewood Street and stop before the cul-de-sac
Berkeley Lane – Work will begin at Shorewood Street and stop before the cul-de-sac
Shorewood Street – Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Wheeling Way – Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Deerfield Lane – Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Northbrook Place – Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac

Day 2
Niles Court - Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Addison Avenue - Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Weaton Court - Work will begin at Talley Ridge and stop before the cul-de-sac
Berwyn Way – Work will begin at Hillside Lane and stop before the cul-de-sac

Day 3
Hillside Lane – Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop before the cul-de-sac
Maywood Court - Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop before the cul-de-sac
Burbank Lane - Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop before the cul-de-sac
Glenwood Place - Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop before the cul-de-sac

Day 4
Highland Place – Work will begin at Riverdale Road and stop at Hobart Court
Lansing Way – Work will begin at Ramond and stop at Hobart Court
Ramon Road – Work will begin at Riverdale Road and stop at Hobart Court
Hobart Court – Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop at Oak Forrest
Springfield Lane - Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop at Oak Forrest
Riverdale Road - Work will begin at Oak Forrest and stop at Oak Forrest

Day 5 and 6
Oak Forrest Drive
Glenview Road – Work will begin at St. James Circle and stop at Buena Vista Boulevard


 

Welcome Wednesday

District staff is always working to determine the best mechanisms to provide information to residents of The Villages.  From the District Customer Service Center to our website, www.DistrictGov.org, residents of The Villages have a myriad of ways to contact us.  Over the next several months, we will be evaluating our current communication tools, their effectiveness and feedback received from residents to ensure we are communicating in the most effective way possible. 
As we look for better ways to serve you and provide information, some of our existing programs may need to change to reflect your information needs.  One change that will begin taking place at the end of this month affects the delivery of the weekly Welcome Wednesday program.  For those of you that have attended Welcome Wednesday, you may have noticed that attendance has dropped off considerably over the past year.  Our on-line use of the Welcome Wednesday information piece remains strong with approximately 1,200 users, compared to less than half of a dozen in-person attendees.  While we will continue to provide this valuable publication to obtain information, the importance of the information exists within the handout and not necessarily the weekly meeting.  In order to better utilize our resources, we will no longer be hosting the Welcome Wednesday meeting as of July 26, 2018.  The handout will be created, posted on our website, www.DistrictGov.org and sent out via E-Notification just as it is now.   To ensure that you continue to receive this valuable information, please take a moment to confirm you are currently signed up to receive E-Notifications by visiting our website. 
For those of you that prefer to interact with us face-to-face, please rest assured that you always have the opportunity to contact your District Customer Service Center!  It is located at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing and is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Customer Service team is always pleased to address your questions, comments, suggestions and connect you to the appropriate staff member, department or external agency.  If you prefer to speak with the District Customer Service team over the phone, the phone number is (352) 753-4508 or you can email customerservice@districtgov.org.
Please stay tuned to www.DistrictGov.org to learn more about the improvements you will see in the way we interact and provide information to you!  We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your thoughts, suggestions and feedback!


StormReady

Congratulations to The Villages Public Safety Department on continuing the StormReady recognition for The Villages community for another three years!  For additional information on this accomplishment, please click on the header of this announcement. 


2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane season in Florida began on June 1st and ends on November 30th.  To help you prepare, The Daily Sun created a 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide.  The guide includes important phone numbers, a map for tracking storms, supply kit essentials and more!  To view a copy of the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide, please visit the link below.
http://thevillagesdailysun.com/app/hurricane_2018/index.html

Severe Weather & Emergency Management

Emergency management and services related to preparation for severe weather, floods, hurricanes and other disaster response activities fall under the purview of the county in which you live. 
If you have questions on severe weather or other emergency management issues in your area, please contact the appropriate county below.  Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties also have programs designed to notify their residents of weather incidents, hazardous conditions and other important information. 
To sign up for the notifications in your county, please visit the links below or contact the county in which you live for additional information.Lake County - Emergency Management:  (352) 343-9420 or visit http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_safety/emergency_management/ or www.lakecountyfl.gov/offices/emergency_management
Marion County - Emergency Management: (352) 732-8181 or visit http://www.marionso.com/emergency-management and www.alertmarion.com
Sumter County—Emergency Management:  (352) 689-4400 or visit http://sumtercountyfl.gov/718/Emergency-Management and www.sumterprepares.com
State & Federal Severe Weather Information –
Local weather:  http://www.weather.gov
Tropical weather:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
State Emergency Management:  www.floridadisaster.org

Storm Water Management Workshop

To view the information presented at the Storm Water Management Workshop, as well as the questions and answers discussed at the breakout sessions, please click on the header of this announcement.  To watch a video of the entire Storm Water Management Workshop held on Monday, February 26, 2018, please click on the link below.  The Storm Water Management maps are also available below.  If you have any questions, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.
Storm Water Management Workshop Video
Map – North of County Road 466A
Map – South of County Road 466A

Water Retention Areas

Did you know that many of the water retention areas in our community are connected through various inlets and pipes?  In addition to storm water, everything that enters the storm water pipes can end up in the water retention areas throughout our community.  This includes trash, leaves, fertilizer, soap from washing vehicles, animal droppings and more. 
Please help us ensure the health and continued maintenance of the water retention basins throughout The Villages by not placing ANYTHING in any of the storm water drains.  Our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit does not allow dumping into these storm drain systems. 
For additional information on storm water management in our community, please visit www.DistrictGov.org.  If you notice any dumping into these systems, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.
 

2018 Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide

Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc. (BDA) compiled a list of animals to identify protected wildlife species in The Villages.  To view the 2018 Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide, please click on the header of this announcement.

Friendly Golf Recommendations

In The Villages, the most important part of golf is having fun!  To learn more about making any casual game of golf more enjoyable, please click on the header of this announcement.  For additional information, please visit www.GolfTheVillages.com

Update Your Contact Information

We strive to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information and emergency contact information for each resident of The Villages.  If you would like to UPDATE your contact information or the emergency contact information listed for your property, please click on the header of this announcement and print out the attached form.   You can return the completed form to the District Customer Service Center at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing.  You can also place it in the utility / amenity / District correspondence box located at each postal facility without adding postage.  If you prefer to call us with your changes, please call (352) 753-4508 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To email us your updates, please contact us at customerservice@districtgov.org.  If you have any questions or would like to know what information we currently have listed for your home, please call (352) 753-4508. 


Personal Chairs at Downtown Squares

Personal folding chairs are allowed to be brought to events.  The setting up and leaving of chairs prior to 3:00 p.m. is prohibited.  Any chairs set up and left on the square prior to 3:00 p.m. will be removed by District Property Management.  Our efforts are to manage and maintain a safe environment for visitors, staff and contractors at the squares.  We appreciate your attention and support of this matter which will allow our Squares to continue to meet our high community standards.

Smoke Detector Program

The Villages Fire and Public Safety Department offers smoke detector assistance to residents of The Villages as part of the Fall Prevention Program.  
• This program is designed for residents of The Villages who are disabled or are unable to climb a ladder
• Smoke detector batteries should be changed once per year
• Help with smoke detector battery changes and/or installations can be arranged by calling 352-205-8280 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  If you call after hours or on the weekend, a recording will direct you to an alternate phone number
• Residents are required to purchase the batteries or new units
• There is no charge for this service
• The Villages Public Safety Department employees will arrive at your home in uniform, with a visible name badge
• As a reminder, this assistance is strictly for smoke detectors. The employees visiting your home will not be able to assist you with non-related smoke detector issues or concerns

E-Billing

E-Billing is now available for your monthly water, sewer, trash and amenity bill!  By signing up for E-Bill, we will no longer send you a monthly paper statement.  All of the information pertaining to your monthly bill will be emailed to the email address you provide.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at utilities@districtgov.org.  You may also call Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000.  For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement.

Morse Boulevard Island Embankment

So, what is this I have heard about the Morse Bridge?  Good Question!  The Morse Bridge is in great shape and is maintained by Sumter County.  What is all the “talk” about the bridge?  The actual topic is the Morse Boulevard Island Embankment.  We urge you to read through the information by clicking on the header of this announcement.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at (352) 751-3939 if you have any questions or comments!

Morse Boulevard Lake Sumter Island Slope Stability Analysis

On Monday, August 1, 2016 the Project Wide Advisory Committee (PWAC) held a meeting that included a presentation and review of a Slope Stability Analysis performed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (KHA) for the Lake Sumter island embankment on Morse Boulevard.  The goal and objective of the analysis was to hault and prevent further erosion along the perimeter of the embankment during average conditions, and offer engineered options that were aesthetically pleasing that require minimal maintenance.  The analysis did not include the Morse Boulevard bridge over Lake Sumter, and there is no evidence of issues with the structure. 
The review included work performed by a sub-contracted geo-technical engineering firm who conducted extensive soil borings to thoroughly evaluate the slope of the island based on previous sloughing that occurred.  Their findings concluded that the existing slope exceeded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) minimum factor of safety for permanent slopes.
In conjunction with the information received from the geo-technical engineer, KHA further evaluated water depth, wind speed/direction, and wave height to conclude that erosion was occurring as a result of repetitive wave action during average weather conditions. KHA Engineers in attendance at the meeting presented three options to the PWAC to mitigate further erosion on the island embankment:
1. Rock Revetment structure fill and plantings
a. Highest construction cost ($1.47 Mil.); permanent solution with lowest anticipated maintenance.
2. Living shoreline with a toe protection breakwater structure
a. High construction cost ($1 Mil.); ongoing maintenance required.
3. Placement of additional coarse sediment fill with native plantings
a. Lowest construction cost ($520,000); highest recurring maintenance and least likely to address erosion as compared to option 1 and
The PWAC had extensive discussions regarding the options and the desire for a long-term solution that required minimal ongoing maintenance.  Based on the review and information provided, and audience input, the PWAC directed staff to work with KHA to develop information to proceed with a rock revetment, option 1.  Additional information will be presented at a future meeting.
The full Slope Stability Analysis is available on www.DistrictGov.org, or by clicking the following direct link: http://www.districtgov.org/PDFView/PDFMeeting.aspx?id=20160801pa0201

Sharps Disposal Program

The Sumter County Department of Health offers a sharps disposal program for residents of Sumter County.  This program was designed as a community service to assist the residents of Sumter County with a safe and environmentally sound method for disposing of used needles or sharps.  All sharps must be delivered in an approved sharps container.  For additional information on this program or the cost of the containers, please contact or visit one of the following locations:

The Villages:
8015 East C-466
(352) 689-4675

Wildwood:
104 Rutland Steet
(352) 689-6520

Bushnell:
415 East Noble Avenue
(352) 569-3102

For additional information, please visit the Sumter County Department of Health website or contact them at (352) 569-3131.

What Happens When I Call 9-1-1 in The Villages?

It is very important that all residents are aware of what to do in an emergency.  Please click on the header of this announcement to view information from The Villages Public Safety Department on what happens when you call 9-1-1 in The Villages.

Information Provided by Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Please click on the header of this announcement to learn about tips to secure your home and what to do if you find your house has been burglarized.  This information is being provided to you by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.  

Wildlife Information

Please help the wildlife by keeping them wild!  Feeding wildlife can do more harm than good for both people and wildlife.  Wildlife can adapt to living on golf courses and neighborhoods when its natural habitat is developed.  Feeding wildlife may cause them to become dependent on handouts and lose their natural fear of people, causing injury to people on rare occasions.  Please click on the header of this announcement for additional information.

Flashing Yellow Arrow

As information for Villages residents, we would like to inform you The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has implemented a new type of traffic signal at certain locations throughout the state and at some intersections adjacent to The Villages.  The signals now include a flashing yellow arrow.  It is a new type of signal which is placed over a left turn lane at a signalized intersection where one of the signal indications is a flashing yellow arrow. They are the result of a national study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, which demonstrated many benefits.  You can learn more about this new signal and view a video at the Florida Department of Transportation website.

Golf Course Safety

For each golfer’s safety from snakes and alligators, ball-hawking on the golf courses is prohibited.  Due to the steepness of the water basin banks, we ask that you stay on the golf course side margin of the red or yellow hazard stakes.  We encourage each golfer to put safety first as it would be very easy to slip and fall due to the current low water level. 

Parking in Unauthorized Areas

Community Watch and local law enforcement officials have teamed up in a safety initiative to prevent golf carts and other vehicles from driving and parking on our sidewalks and other unauthorized areas.  Not only is it in violation of District Rules, but driving and parking on the sidewalks is also extremely dangerous for our residents and guests enjoying a casual stroll through the community. Have you noticed the traffic cones that have been placed along our sidewalks at handicapped access points on the squares?  The cones were placed there originally to discourage vehicles from parking on our sidewalks.  In the first phase of our initiative, Community Watch began removing the existing traffic cones.  Community Watch is now placing red and black “WARNING” signs on vehicles parked in unauthorized areas.  The warnings reference District Rules and are designed to educate vehicle operators of their parking infractions. 

Community Watch partnered with law enforcement in the second phase of the initiative to attempt to identify and notify owners of vehicles parked in violation of the District Rules.  Owners are given the opportunity to move their vehicles.  As a last resort, drivers of vehicles repeatedly parked in violation of the District Rules may be prohibited access to any District property. We hope this action is not required, but the safety of our residents and guests must be assured.Please be aware that there are also areas in The Villages in which there is only pedestrian and golf cart access.  The Mulberry Dog Park is only accessible by pedestrians and golf carts.  If you would like to drive your vehicle, please visit the Paradise Dog Park or the Brinson-Perry Dog Park.   

Please assist us in making our sidewalks safe for our residents and guests.

Sumter County Roundabout Brochure

The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has developed an educational guide to navigating roundabouts in Sumter County.  At the request of Sumter County officials, the District is providing this brochure for your information.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Sumter County Public Works Department at 352-793-0240.


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