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To the website for The Villages Community Development Districts, your local special purpose government!  The Villages community is comprised of 17 special purpose districts, established pursuant to Florida State Statutes, which are responsible for a variety of functions including maintenance, recreation, public safety, sanitation, water and wastewater services.  We encourage you to keep up with What’s Happening in the community by signing up for E-notifications, attending District Board Meetings, and taking advantage of one of our many learning opportunities - our District Weekly Bulletin, CDD Orientation, and Resident Academy.  We appreciate you taking the opportunity to learn more about our role in making The Villages community a premier place to live, work and play.  If you have any questions or would like additional information on any of the services we provide, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508 or stop by our office at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing.

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out 2022

Join us as we celebrate the 2022 National Night Out event at First Responders Recreation Center on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 5 PM to 7 PM!
NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 5 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 5 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 5 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 4, which will be vacated on November 3, 2022 due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor. The selected applicant will be sworn in at the November 18, 2022 meeting for a four (4) year term,  which will expire in November 2026.
NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 2 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, which was recently vacated due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor.  The remainder of the existing four (4) year term for the vacated Seat will expire in November 2022.
The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District - You Decide on Nov. 8th

The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District - You Decide on Nov. 8th

On November 8, 2022, there will be a referendum on the General Election to decide if The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District will be established pursuant to Chapter 191, Florida Statutes.  As a resident of Sumter County, you decide.
The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District – UPDATED Q&A

The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District – UPDATED Q&A

Thank you to those residents who have reached out for additional information and clarification on The Villages Independent Fire Control and Rescue District!  District Manager, Kenny Blocker, sat down with Fire Chief Cain to share some of the common questions he’s recently received.

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Severe Weather Closures – UPDATED 9/30/2022

We appreciate your patience and assistance as the District secured facilities in preparation for Hurricane Ian.  While emergency management continues to be a function of the county in which you reside, the District works extremely hard in ensuring the safety of District staff, residents of The Villages and District facilities.  

District Property Management has begun their assessment of our stormwater system, water retention areas and roadway debris.  

All District Administrative Offices have resumed normal business hours as of Friday, September 30, 2022.  

Recreation Facilities – Indoor & Outdoor
All indoor and outdoor Recreation Facilities, including swimming pools, will resume normal business hours on Saturday, October 1, 2022. For your health, safety and well-being please DO NOT ENTER any facility or park vehicles in the parking lots until it has been cleared and opened by The Villages Public Safety Department or other appropriate agency. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.  

Executive Golf Courses
All Executive Golf Courses will open on Saturday, October 1, 2022, with the exception of the following courses: 
  • Silver Lake – closed until further notice
  • Sweet Gum – closed until further notice
  • Palmetto – closed until further notice
  • Sandhill – closed until further notice
  • Okeechobee – closed until further notice
  • Escambia – closed until further notice
  • El Diablo – closed until further notice
  • Amberwood – closed until Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Heron – closed until Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Pelican – closed until Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • First Responders Putting Course and Multi-Purpose Field – closed until Monday, October 3, 2022

Other Information 
  • Community Watch will begin placing the gate arms back on all of the gates on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  As you approach a gate in which the gate arm has been removed, please use caution and stop before proceeding. 
  • Irrigation may continue to run along common areas and roadways to lower the water levels in water retention areas.  This is done to ensure adequate capacity of the storm water management system. 

Please stay tuned to DistrictGov.org for additional information and updates. To receive the most up-to-date information, please ensure you are signed up to receive e-Notifications.  To sign up, please click on the following link:  https://www.districtgov.org/newsletter/newsletter.aspx .

Hurricane Ian Sanitation Schedule - Updated 9/30/2022

Village Community Development Districts 1 – 11
If you live in Village Community Development Districts 1 – 11 located in Sumter County, Marion County or Fruitland Park portions of The Villages, Thursday’s sanitation collection is rescheduled to Saturday, October 1st.  Friday collections will be as scheduled.

Village Community Development District No. 12 and 13
If you live in Village Community Development District 12 or 13, residents who normally receive collection on Thursday will be collected on Monday, October 3rd. Residents who receive collection on Friday will receive service as normal.  

If you live in the Town of Lady Lake portion of The Villages, residents who normally receive collection on Thursday will be collected on Monday, October 3rd. Residents who receive collection on Friday will receive service as normal.  

If you live in the Lake County portion of The Villages (not including VCDD No. 11), Solid Waste collection services will resume for Lake County Solid Waste Customers on September 30th, if Friday is their normal collection day.

Information Provided By Sumter County

Information Provided By Sumter County

To view a press release provided by Sumter County regarding office closures on Friday, September 30, 2022, please click on the header of this announcement.

Stormwater Management

The District works continuously throughout the year to prepare for the impact of any potential severe weather while maintaining the integrity of our extensive stormwater system, our 700+ lakes, basins and wetland areas.  To ensure adequate capacity of the storm water management system throughout the community, the District has been lowering water levels in certain retention areas to remain within recommended levels and to capture water run-off from streets, yards and golf courses.  To lower the water levels, irrigation systems are running along common areas, golf courses and roadways throughout the community. As soon as the potential for a tropical event impacting this area was known, more intense water management activities began and have continued through today to place our stormwater systems in the best possible position. These activities must take into account both the upstream and downstream retention systems. We have taken all actions possible in advance of the storm to prepare for significant rainfall from Hurricane Ian.   

The amount of rainfall that a drainage system can handle is based on many factors such as the intensity and duration of rainfall, soil conditions, available storage, etc.  While it isn’t possible to predict exactly how much rainfall any specific system can handle, the majority of the drainage systems in The Villages have been designed to retain the runoff from a 100-year storm event and all possible precautions are being completed to properly prepare for Hurricane Ian. We hope that the levels of rainfall that are received are within the capability of the systems to handle.

District Property Management and our engineering consultants will respond post-storm to continue our combined efforts to manage the stormwater systems and protect our residents and community from the impacts of Hurricane Ian.

Emergency Storm Debris Collection - 9/28/2022

The Villages Community Development Districts utilize an emergency debris hauler who will mobilize immediately after storm-passage to assist Counties and local municipalities with clearing of roadways, and will then begin collecting debris from the right-of-way after the storm. The contractor will make multiple passes through all areas of The Villages to ensure all storm-related debris is collected. Residents should move storm debris curbside until the clean-up is complete.  The District strives to make post-storm recovery as safe, efficient and timely as possible, however based on the amount of damage and condition of roadways, it may take days, weeks or longer to fully complete debris removal operations across the entirely of The Villages.

Please adhere to the following information to assist the District in its recovery efforts:
  • Place storm debris in piles along the curbside.
  • Pile storm-related debris un-bagged at the curb (NO leaves or small items).
  • Storm-related debris includes shrubs, palm fronds, bushes, twigs, branches, cut limbs, etc.
  • Place storm debris at least three feet from utility boxes, poles, fire hydrants and other obstacles.
  • Separate vegetation from all other storm-related debris.  Do not mix materials.
  • Normal household garbage, and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with storm debris. Household garbage and bagged debris shall be picked up during your normal residential collection based on the area in which you reside.   
  • No chemicals or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.  
  • Contractors will NOT remove any storm debris from private property.
  • The District and the District debris haulers are not responsible for cutting, trimming hauling or moving trees and tree debris from private residential property.  All storm debris to be collected must be placed in piles along the curbside.
  • There are no publicly accessible debris collection sites.  Do not bring storm-related debris to recreation centers, postal stations, or any other locations.  All storm-related debris will ONLY be picked up curbside.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and will provide updates as they become available.

Weather Update Provided by Duke Energy

Weather Update Provided by Duke Energy

To view a weather update provided by Duke Energy, please click on the header of this announcement.

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 www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency-management and 
Marion County - Emergency Management: 352-732-8181 or 
Sumter County - Emergency Management: 352-689-4400 or 
State & Federal Severe Weather Information – 
Local weather:  http://www.weather.gov
Tropical weather:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
State Emergency Management:  www.floridadisaster.org

Amenity Authority Committee Landowner Election Information

Amenity Authority Committee Landowner Election Information

A Landowner Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) to select a Lady Lake/Lake County Representative for the Amenity Authority Committee (AAC) at the Paradise Regional Recreation Center in the Rita Hayworth Room - This is a separate location than where you will cast your vote for the General Election.   You may cast your vote in the Landowner Election from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

A Landowner Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) to select a District No. 2 Representative for the Amenity Authority Committee (AAC) at the El Santiago Recreation Center in the Tiki Hut Room - This is a separate location than where you will cast your vote for the General Election.   You may cast your vote in the Landowner Election from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

To obtain an AAC Absentee Voter Application, please click on the header of this announcement.

Wildwood Police Department's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Wildwood Police Department's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

For more information on the Wildwood Police Department's 2nd annual golf tournament benefiting their Christmas with a Cop holiday fundraiser, click on the header of this announcement.
National Night Out 2022

National Night Out 2022

Join us as we celebrate the 2022 National Night Out event at First Responders Recreation Center on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 5 PM to 7 PM!  This wonderful community partnership event will feature Police and Fire displays, food, fun and so much more.  Take this opportunity to come out and meet your local Police, Fire and Law Enforcement personnel that serve and protect us daily.  For more information, click on the header of this announcement.
NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 5 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 5 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 5 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 4, which will be vacated on November 3, 2022 due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor. The selected applicant will be sworn in at the November 18, 2022 meeting for a four (4) year term,  which will expire in November 2026.

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 Farlow, 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 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL.

The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. in the SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd., 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 - DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 2 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, which was recently vacated due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor.  The remainder of the existing four (4) year term for the vacated Seat will expire in November 2022.

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 Farlow, 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 PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL.

The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL. 

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

The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District - You Decide on Nov. 8th

The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District - You Decide on Nov. 8th

On November 8, 2022, there will be a referendum on the General Election to decide if The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District will be established pursuant to Chapter 191, Florida Statutes.  As a resident of Sumter County, you decide. To ensure that every eligible voter has all of the necessary information and understands what this means for them, we have created a page on our website that has answers to all of the frequently asked questions we've received and have put together two educational videos to provide additional clarification.  

To visit this page and watch informative videos featuring Fire Chief Edmund Cain and District Manager Kenny Blocker, please click on the following link — The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District. For your convenience, this link will always be located on the left-hand side of the main page under ‘Quick Links’.

For more information, click on the header of this announcement. 

Get the Facts on the Brownwood Windmill and Water Tower

Get the Facts on the Brownwood Windmill and Water Tower

The District has received several inquiries over the past few weeks due to some misunderstandings surrounding the Project Wide Agreement, what common infrastructure falls within the Project Wide Agreement and specifically what the Project Wide Advisory Committee’s (PWAC) responsibility is regarding the Brownwood Windmill and Water Tower structures located within the Brownwood Paddock Square.  To get the facts on these issues, click on the header of this announcement. 
The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District – UPDATED Q&A

The Villages Independent Fire Control & Rescue District – UPDATED Q&A

Thank you to those residents who have reached out for additional information and clarification on The Villages Independent Fire Control and Rescue District!  District Manager, Kenny Blocker, sat down with Fire Chief Cain to share some of the common questions he’s recently received.  To view the questions and answers, please click on the header of this announcement. 


2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

To highlight the accomplishments of each District Department for Fiscal Year 20-21 as well as to showcase each District in a way that's engaging, easy to read and full of important information, the District is excited to present the 2021 Annual Report.  To view the 2021 Annual Report, click on the header of this announcement.  You may click on a specific department or District in the table of contents to go directly to that section of the report.  
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 10

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 10

Village Community Development District No. 10 (District 10) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 10, lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.  Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas:  architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc; however, this is not required.  This requires attendance at the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once every month thereafter.  The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.).  If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 10, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.  For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912. Section 112.3145(7)(g), Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee.
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 6

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 6

Village Community Development District No. 6 (District 6) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 6, lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.  Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas:  architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc; however, this is not required.  This requires attendance at the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once every month thereafter.  The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.).  If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 6, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.  For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912. Section 112.3145(7)(g), Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee.
Political Campaign Activities

Political Campaign Activities

To view the current Political Campaign Activities Memo for May 6, 2022, please click on the header of this announcement.
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

Village Center Community Development District for the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 is seeking an alternate volunteer member to serve as their representative on the Architectural Review Committee.  The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas: architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc; however, this is not required. This requires attendance at the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once every month thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.).  If you are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.  Section 112.3145(7)(g), Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee. 

Holiday Decoration Policy

Holiday Decoration Policy

The District Boards adopted an updated Holiday Decoration Policy to allow Gate Houses and Village / Villa entry sign walls to be decorated by resident groups.  This excludes postal stations.  Prior to installation, residents must submit a design to District Property Management at 1026 Canal Street, The Villages or email PropertyManagement@districtgov.org and sign the Activity Release of Liability. Please click on the header of this announcement for the 2021 Holiday Decoration Policy and the Activity Release of Liability.  You may also contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022 for additional information. 

CDD Orientation

This valuable program is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the District office located at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing.  For additional information, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.

Information Pertaining to Public Records Requests

Please be advised that the statutory obligation of the Custodian of Public Records is to provide access to, or copies of, public records in a reasonable period of time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the Custodian or the Custodian's designee. However, Florida Statutes do not require the Custodian of Public Records to provide information about the records produced or to create new records in response to a request.

Please also be advised, that given the current situation related to COVID-19, should a mandate occur that impacts staffing or access to the District’s office, there may be a delay in the District’s response.

The District is happy to comply with any requests, and if there is anything else we may help you with, please feel free to contact the District’s Custodian of Public Records:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
Jennifer.Farlow@DistrictGov.org 

Press Release - Sumter County Mosquito Control

Press Release - Sumter County Mosquito Control

Sumter County gets ready for Mosquito Season with new Spraying Alert System. For more information provided by Sumter County, click the header of this announcement.


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 www.lakecountyfl.gov/offices/emergency_management or 
Marion County - Emergency Management: (352) 369-8100 or 
Sumter County—Emergency Management:  (352) 689-4400 or 
State & Federal Severe Weather Information – 
Local weather:  http://www.weather.gov
Tropical weather:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
State Emergency Management:  www.floridadisaster.org

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2022

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2022

Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc. (BDA) compiled a list of animals to identify protected wildlife species in The Villages. To view the 2022 The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide, please click on the header of this announcement.


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.
 

Update Your Contact Information

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. 
E-Billing

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 Island Shoreline Stabilization

Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization

On January 11, 2021, the Individual Project Order Number 3 and associated Task Order KHIPO-3 submitted by Kimley-Horn & Associates for the Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization was approved by the Project Wide Advisory Committee. Please click the header of this announcement for more information. 

Under a prior IPO, the District retained Kimley-Horn to prepare design recommendations, permit plans and applications for repair procedures for the shoreline stabilization. Those recommendations are contained in the Kimley-Horn report titled "Morse Boulevard Lake Sumter Slope Stability Analysis", dated July 11, 2016. Subsequent to that assignment, in 2019 Kimley-Horn prepared a design update to consider a new stabilization option, as described below. The District endorsed that option (generally known as the "Geotextile Option"). Under this Agreement, Kimley-Horn will update the prior design plans and permits, update regulatory permits as necessary, and assist with bidding and construction phase support services including

Construction Plans and Permitting - Kimley-Horn will update the previously prepared construction plans, which considered a different stabilization option. The previous plans were completed to "Permit Set" status. Further development of the plans is needed for bidding and construction.

Bidding and Construction Phase Services - Kimley-Horn will provide bidding and construction phase support for the Project. 

Morse Boulevard Lake Sumter Island Slope Stability Analysis

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 by clicking the header of this announcement.
What Happens When I Call 9-1-1 in The Villages?

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.
Wildlife Information

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.

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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Community Corner

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 Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.farlow@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.