Please note: 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. Your email communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.
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.

Paradise Park Area B

The landscape and recreation improvements to Area B of Paradise Park are under way!  Construction will begin in August 2014.  We anticipate it will be open for your enjoyment in January 2015. 

Political Signage / Polling Activities

Each election period raises questions about allowable campaign activities within the Village Community Development Districts.  To help all candidates, an overview has been created.

The Villages Swim Safe Program

The Recreation and Public Safety Departments want all residents of The Villages and their guests to safely enjoy the swimming pools.  We invite you to join us for one of three summer pool safety sessions.  Registration is required and you can register at any Regional Recreation Center.  Please click here for additional information.

Golf Cart Safety

In a community of 100,000 residents, golf cart safety is important both on the multimodal paths and on the roadways. To encourage golf cart safety, we have several educational materials available to help inform both residents and guests about safety.
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National Night Out Lady Lake

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, you will have a chance to meet your local police officers, deputy sheriffs and firefighters.  There will be displays featuring law enforcement and fire rescue vehicles, local businesses and government services information.  This event will be held at the Lady Lake Target located at 716 N. US Hwy 441/27 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.  Please click on the header of this announcement for additional information.

Colony Boulevard - Traffic Update

The traffic signal is now installed at the multimodal trail crossing on Colony Boulevard near Colony Cottage Recreation Center.  The signal is currently in “flashing mode” to make people aware of the new signal.  The signal will be in regular traffic control operation on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  A message board is also located in this area to notify drivers of the new traffic signal. 

Paradise Park Area B

The landscape and recreation improvements to Area B of Paradise Park are under way!  Construction will begin in August 2014.  We anticipate it will be open for your enjoyment in January 2015.  Improvements to this beautiful park include new walking paths, outdoor fitness equipment, enhanced landscaping and parking for both vehicles and golf carts.  For your safety, please refrain from entering the work zone during construction. Please click on the header of this announcement for a map of the area.  If you have any questions, please contact the Purchasing Department at (352) 751-6700.

NOTICE OF VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 4
AMENITY AUTHORITY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE
 

The Village Community Development District No. 4 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in serving as the VCDD No. 4 Representative on the Amenity Authority Committee which was recently vacated due to the resignation of the existing Representative.  The remainder of the existing four (4) year term will expire in November 2016. Any interested applicants must be a resident of District 4. 

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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages. The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants at their regularly scheduled Board Meeting to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ashley Wilkes Room of the Savannah Center Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL.

NOTICE OF VACANCY - VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 4

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 was recently vacated 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 2016. 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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages.The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants at their regularly scheduled Board Meeting to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ashley Wilkes Room of the Savannah Center Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL.

Political Signage / Polling Activities

Each election period raises questions about allowable campaign activities within the Village Community Development Districts.  To help all candidates, an overview has been created.  To read the overview, please click on the header of this announcement.   

Sumter County Pavement Management Update 7/25/2014

The Sumter County Pavement Management FY 14 Program is currently underway on several roads in The Villages.  Please click on the header of this announcement for a list of roadways included in the project and the status of each road.  While work is completed, please use caution and follow all directional signage.

When Should I Water?

Evaporation loss can be 60 percent or higher during the day, so watering must be done during your scheduled irrigation time which will be before 10am or after 4pm on your scheduled day.  Irrigation schedules vary by district and are listed at www.thevillageswaterwisdom.com.

It is important to remember not to irrigate just because it is your scheduled day.  Irrigation systems should only be operated when the lawn begins to show signs of stress.  This will encourage deeper root growth, which will help to develop more drought tolerant lawns and landscaping.  It will also save water, which protects our water resources and provides savings on water bills.  Signs of stress include:

• lingering footprints or mower tracks
• grass blades or leaf blades beginning to close lengthwise
• the top few inches of soil feeling dry

Lawns will generally need water before landscape plants (excluding flowers).  Therefore if the lawn is being irrigated when it shows signs of stress, the landscape plants will be adequately irrigated.

Flower beds should be hand watered with a hose using an automatic shut off nozzle.  Also, if the lawn has dry spots, use a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle to apply water where it’s needed, instead of watering the entire lawn.

For information related to the current water restrictions and irrigation schedules, please visit www.thevillageswaterwisdom.com

The Villages Swim Safe Program

The Recreation and Public Safety Departments want all residents of The Villages and their guests to safely enjoy the swimming pools.  We invite you to join us for one of three summer pool safety sessions.  Registration is required and you can register at any Regional Recreation Center.  Please click here for additional information.

NEW BOARD/COMMITTEE MEETING LOCATIONS - UPDATED 5/7/14

Beginning March 2014, the monthly District Board/Committee meetings will take place at the following locations:

Savannah Regional Recreation Center, Ashley Wilkes Room
• Village Community Development District No.’s 1-4
• Amenity Authority Committee

Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center, America 3A and 3B Rooms
• Village Community Development District No.’s 5-10

Large Conference Room located in the District Office at 984 Old Mill Run ** New Location
• Village Center Community Development District

• Sumter Landing Community Development District
• Brownwood Community Development District

• North Sumter County Utility Dependent District

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Clerk at (352) 751-6700.

We've Moved!!

Many District Departments relocated to improve and enhance their services.  Community Watch relocated to 1135 Bonita Boulevard and all other District Departments are now located at Downtown Lake Sumter Landing. We will be scheduling an Open House and look forward to seeing you there! Please click on the header of this announcement to view a map of our new locations.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Customer Service Center at 753-4508. 

Golf Cart Safety

In a community of 100,000 residents, golf cart safety is important both on the multimodal paths and on the roadways. To encourage golf cart safety, we have several educational materials available to help inform both residents and guests about safety.Golf cart safety brochures are available in the Customer Service Center located at 984 Old Mill Run or by clicking on the header of this announcement.  You can also view a video addressing many of the concerns related to golf cart safety in The Villages by clicking here.

Annual Audit Reports

The Annual Audit Reports for each of the Districts are now available!  To view the report for your District, please click here.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Finance Department at (352) 753-0421.

El Santiago Recreation Center

At the February 12th meeting, the Amenity Authority Committee directed staff, as result of the purchase of 2375 Enrique Drive (formerly El Santiago Club Restaurant) and the overall Capital Improvement Plan, to move forward working with KP Studio Architects and bring the conceptual design plan back to the AAC for review and resident comment.

Please stay tuned to the District Website, www.Districtgov.org for future updates on this project.

One Ring Phone Scam

Please click on the header of this announcement to read a media release by the Lady Lake Police Department regarding a phone scam confirmed by the Better Business Bureau.

Golf Cart Rules of the Road and Safety Tips

Please click on the header of this announcement to learn about Golf Cart Safety and Rules of the Road.  We encourage all golf cart drivers in The Villages to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride!!  For additional copies of the attached brochure, please visit your local recreation center or the Customer Service Center located at 984 Old Mill Run.

Information Provided by Sumter County

SUMTER COUNTY, FL. (October 1, 2013) – Construction will begin for the C-466A widening project on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The project will include construction of left turn lanes for additional capacity, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, enhanced landscape features, and improved utilities. Roadway construction is scheduled through September 2014.
Starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013, portions of C-466A between US 301 and Powell Road / C-462 will be closed to through traffic and open for local traffic only. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes and avoid traveling on C-466A.
To access US 301 and I-75 from C-466A in The Villages, turn south on C-462 (Powell Road) and travel through Brownwood to SR44, and then turn right (west).
Lane closures and traffic patterns will change as construction progresses through the corridor. Construction signs, barricades and barriers will guide motorists through and around work areas. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule.

Announcement from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Effective July 1, 2013, The Florida Legislature amended FS 319.14 to allow the conversion of a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) to a golf cart.  For additional information on the process of converting a LSV to a golf cart, please click on the header of this announcement.

Share the Path

"Who is allowed to use the multi-modal paths throughout The Villages?”  This is a question that the District receives on a regular basis.  The multi-modal paths are for use by NON-AUTOMOTIVE, non-vehicular traffic such as bicycles, golf carts, pedestrians, and skaters.  It is not legal…nor is it smart…to drive vehicles such as smart cars, motorcycles, or mopeds on any of the multi-modal paths in The Villages.  For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement to read a memo from District Counsel regarding the use of multi-modal paths. 

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 are teaming up in a new 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 new initiative Community Watch will remove the existing traffic cones.  Community Watch will now place 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 will partner 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 will be 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.  Please click here to view the brochure.

 

Bond Interest Reimbursement

Due to an error in the procedures used to calculate the bond payoff amount when residents elected to pay off the bond that was used to fund each District’s infrastructure, some residents may be eligible for a refund.  If you paid off your bond between late July and March 17th of any year, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund on the amount of interest charged.  If you feel you are eligible for this refund, please click on the header of this announcement to print out an application for reimbursement.  For additional information, please click here or contact the District Finance Department, Bond Team at (352) 751-3900.  You can also stop by the Customer Service Center at 984 Old Mill Run to speak to a Bond Specialist or pick up an application.

Irrigating in the Rain

You may notice the irrigation is running along the roadways, in some areas 24-hours per day or during the rain.  This is necessary due to the high levels of storm water in our retention basins because of recent rains.
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