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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.

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 8

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 8

Village Community Development District No. 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 8 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 7

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 7

Village Community Development District No. 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

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 member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 6 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 

District 1 Board Meeting on May 14, 2021

District 1 Board Meeting on May 14, 2021

The Board of Supervisors for Village Community Development District No. 1 are seeking public input regarding the deed restriction specifically pertaining to the enforcement of signage.
KEEPING SCORE

KEEPING SCORE

The District Team embarked on our mission to maintain The Villages and Districts’ Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Hard Work, and Innovation & Creativity while embracing enhancements and cost-saving measures to sustain what The Villages created for today, as well as tomorrow.
NSCUDD Solid Waste

NSCUDD Solid Waste

Beginning October 1, 2020, all solid waste and yard waste in the Village Community Development Districts 1-11, located in Sumter County, Marion County and The Villages of Fruitland Park, will be collected and transported by Jacobs to the Covanta Lake II, Inc. Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Okahumpka.
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Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 8

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 8

Village Community Development District No. 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 8 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.  The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.). 

The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend an Architectural Review Committee meeting each week for four (4) weeks and then monthly thereafter.  If you are interested in becoming an alternate member on the Architectural Review Committee, complete the attached application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.  For a copy of the application, please click on the header of this announcement. 

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 7

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - District 7

Village Community Development District No. 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).


The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 7, 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 are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for District No. 7, applications are available on the link below.  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 751-3912.  For a copy of the application, please click on the header of this announcement. 

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 member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 6 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.  The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.).  For a copy of the application, please click on the header of this announcement.

The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend an Architectural Review Committee meeting each week for four (4) weeks and then monthly thereafter.  If you are interested in becoming an alternate member on the Architectural Review Committee, complete the attached 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.


Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - LL/LC

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - LL/LC

VILLAGE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
FOR THE LADY LAKE / LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF THE VILLAGES
NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 466
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, the application is available by clicking on the header of this announcement.  Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021.  For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 751-3912.

Water Tower Maintenance – UPDATED 3/31/2021

Staging for the replacement of the of the 16” and 20” standpipes at the Turtle Mound Water Tower located along the multi-modal path near the Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course will begin Tuesday, April 6th.  This work is scheduled to take approximately 2-3 weeks and will be completed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days per week. 

As the staging begins, golf car traffic may be temporarily diverted or rerouted along the multi-modal path.  Once construction commences, golf car traffic will be diverted in front of the green of Hole #1 on the Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course.  There may also be areas along the multi-modal path that will be diverted.  When traveling this area, please use caution and pay attention to all directional signage and workers.  If you have any questions, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.

District Action Plan

The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District.  As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District continues to modify our operations.  Please continue to monitor DistrictGov.org and The Villages Recreation & Park publication for the latest updates.  
District Administrative Offices located at 984 Old Mill Run
The District Administrative Offices at Lake Sumter Landing remain open on an appointment only basis.  Appointments can be made by emailing or contacting the appropriate District Department.  If you do not know which department to contact, please call the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.  Masks are required for all appointments at the District offices. 
There is a drop box available in the breezeway outside of the District office.  If you need to drop off correspondence, please utilize the locked drop box. 
Recreation Centers & Activities
To view a complete list of the activities and facilities, as well as the guidelines and restrictions for use, please click on the following link:  Recreation & Park publication
Outdoor Activities and Events
• All outdoor courts, softball fields and swimming pools are open under normal operations and close at Dusk. The Hilltop, Southside (Hot tub will remain closed), Paradise and Chula Vista swimming pools will resume normal hours, closing at 11:00 p.m.
• Outdoor Excursions including Fishing Tours, Kayaking, Dragon Boating, and the Lake Sumter Landing Boat Line will resume normal operations with social distancing guidelines in place.
• Residents are encouraged to sanitize all outdoor equipment before and after using it.
• Personal chairs are not allowed on any courts.
Indoor Activities and Events
• All indoor Resident Lifestyle Events remain at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.
• All Recreation Sponsored Events remain at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.
• All Enrichment Academy courses remain at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.
• Fitness Clubs are open with social distancing guidelines in place.
• Warming kitchens will be available with the use of disposable utensils provided by the resident or group.
• When inside please practice social distancing guidelines; facemasks are requested if social distancing cannot be maintained. 
• For Billiards and Table Tennis the participation level is set at 50% of the posted capacity.
Other Information
• Normal operations will resume for water fountains, ice machines, club coffee service limited based on availability and water coolers at the Recreation Centers and Executive Golf Courses. Please bring your own water bottle.
Other District Cancellations:
• CDD Orientation and Resident Academy remain cancelled.  To view the District Orientation video presentation, please click on the following link:  https://www.districtgov.org/community/DistrictOrientation.aspx
• The Villages Public Safety Department
o Smoke detector changes are cancelled
o CPR classes are cancelled
District Board Meetings
• To comply with social distancing guidelines, all District Board meetings are being held at the Savannah Center, with the exception of District 12 and District 13.  District 12 and 13 meetings are held at the Everglades Recreation Complex.
The District continues to utilize additional cleaning, sanitization and safety measures for the protection of residents, staff and guests.  Some of the additional safety measures you may see throughout the community include:
• Additional cleaning and disinfection
• Aerosol disinfection
• Social distancing measures including screens or added spacing between team members
We continue to encourage you to follow all guidance provided by the CDC as is relates to social distancing and individual responsibilities pertaining to personal preparedness.  Please visit DistrictGov.org and ensure you are signed up to receive e-Notifications for the most up-to-date information.
District Achievements FY 2020/2021

District Achievements FY 2020/2021

As the District Team continues to forge ahead into 2021 while reflecting back on 2020, many milestones were achieved throughout the various District Departments.  Some of the most notable achievements that took place from October 2020 through March 2021 are included in the attached District Achievements FY2020/2021 memo.  To view the memo from Richard Baier, District Manager, please click on the header of this announcement.   

District 1 Board Meeting on May 14, 2021

The Board of Supervisors for Village Community Development District No. 1 are seeking public input regarding the deed restriction specifically pertaining to the enforcement of signage. There will be a presentation and discussion during their normal board meeting held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. at the Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, Florida to discuss the signage.  The meeting is open to the public and a discussion will take place including the non-enforcement of signage and the enforcement of signage. 
For more information, please contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.  You may also contact your District 1 Supervisors by visiting DistrictGov.org


District Orientation

The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. To comply with social distancing guidelines, many District programs including CDD Orientation and Resident Academy remain canceled.  Thank you to those residents who have contacted us to inquire as to when these valuable programs will resume!  As social distancing continues to remain imperative, the District created a video presentation called District Orientation that provides an overview on The Villages Community Development Districts’ operation and District Departments and Staff that help make The Villages a premier community. Please click the following link to view the videos and presentations- District Orientation.
Fenney Recreation Center Remodeling

Fenney Recreation Center Remodeling

Beginning Friday, March 5, 2021 the Fenney Recreation Center began undergoing remodeling. The remodeling is not being funded by any of The Village Community Development Districts or Committees.  

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, the “At Your Service” location will be temporarily moved from the Fenney Recreation Center to the Everglades Regional Recreation Complex to accommodate the renovations.

Archery –

Archery equipment is available during Open Rec Shoot on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-12 at Dudley Archery Range. **Please note, this equipment is only available to residents who have gone through the Archery101 Safety Course. This course is currently on hold with the rest of Recreation Sponsored Socials. Hopefully, the course will begin to be offered soon. Please check the back page of the Recreation & Parks Publication on the last Thursday of the month for any upcoming classes.** Residents who have their own equipment are free to use the range at any time.

Air Gun –

Air guns may be checked out at Riverbend Village Recreation Center. Bags are provided containing all the supplies (air gun, targets, pellets, and safety glasses). Residents must have completed their yearly Activity Release.

Croquet & Lawn Bowling –

Croquet & lawn bowling equipment is kept in the outdoor equipment shed at Croquet & Lawn Bowling which is located adjacent to the Fenney Putt & Play. The equipment is unlocked each morning by Fenney staff members and is available for use. The Croquet Club equipment is kept locked and utilized by the Croquet Club during their designated play times.

Putt & Play –

Putters, balls and scorecards for the Putt & Play are available inside the Croquet/Lawn Bowling Equipment Shed. There is a sign out sheet for putters for residents & guests to register how many putters are needed. The putters must be returned after the round. This information is also listed on the bulletin boards at the Putt & Play.

Please click on the header of this announcement for more information.  

If you have additional questions, please email RecreationDepartment@districtgov.org or call 352-674-1800.

Holiday Decoration Policy

Holiday Decoration Policy

The District Boards have adopted a 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 1071 Canal Street, The Villages and sign the Activity Release of Liability. Please click on the header of this announcement for the Holiday Decoration Policy and the Activity Release of Liability.  You may also contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022 for additional information.  

KEEPING SCORE

KEEPING SCORE

The District Team embarked on our mission to maintain The Villages and Districts’ Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Hard Work, and Innovation & Creativity while embracing enhancements and cost-saving measures to sustain what The Villages created for today, as well as tomorrow. The Balanced Scorecard attached with a breakdown of facts and figures, provides numerous accomplishments, cost-saving measures, enhancements, and various projects that have been implemented over the last year.  These implementations resulted in a total annualized savings of more than $2 million dollars. In addition, there have been several organizational changes to provide more efficient operations. Cost-saving measures such as BS&A software, a utility purchase, contract negotiations, bond savings, fleet, fleet maintenance, and fuel savings to name a few. As with many things throughout the community, the dedication to a balanced budget that delivers consistency, transparency, and cost-effectiveness is paramount.  For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement. 


NSCUDD Solid Waste

Beginning October 1, 2020, all solid waste and yard waste in the Village Community Development Districts 1-11, located in Sumter County, Marion County and The Villages of Fruitland Park, will be collected and transported by Jacobs to the Covanta Lake II, Inc. Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Okahumpka.

For updated information about the new program, please click the link below for the new Sanitation Collection Information.

You can also find answers to the Frequently asked questions, by clicking the link below. 

Please take a moment to click on the link below for a guided tour of one of Covanta’s EfW facilities.

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 

Political Campaign Activities Memo

Political Campaign Activities Memo

Each election period raises questions about allowable campaign activities within The Village Community Development Districts. Please click on the header of this announcement for more details. 

Sumter County Mosquito Control

Sumter County Mosquito Control

The Florida Department of Health in Sumter County (DOH-Sumter) and Sumter County Mosquito Control are advising residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Sumter County. 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

2021 The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide

2021 The 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 2021 The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide, please click on the header of this announcement.


StormReady

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. 

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.
 

Friendly Golf Recommendations

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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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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.