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July 8, 2020

General Information

Information Provided by Jacobs

With developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of changes and interruptions in our lives. Many are without adequate supplies of toilet paper and may have no choice but to use other products in the restroom. It is important to make sound decisions to prevent clogs and damage to sewer systems. To ensure that wastewater systems continue working properly, please flush only the appropriate waste down the toilet. For more information, please click on the link below.

Unflushables


Villa Road Maintenance - Updated 7/6/2020

Rainey Construction Company is tentatively scheduled to begin resurfacing roads in the following area-
  • Greenbrier Villas- July 13, 2020
  • Cameron Villas- August 3, 2020
Dates may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.

Everything possible will be done to minimize your inconvenience. For the SAFETY of our crews and all residents, we ask that you reschedule any work or deliveries to your Villa until the paving is complete as they may be denied access. Only residents and emergency vehicles will have immediate access during the construction.

PLEASE DO NOT run your irrigation, wash your vehicle or empty your pool during the week, as it will increase the work time.

ALL vehicles and trailers must be parked OFF of the roads and the overflow parking areas must be empty, as to not impede the work.

Please be advised that newly paved roadways will take approximately one hour to cure and should not be driven on while hot! Driving before this time could result in tracking asphalt onto your driveway and damaging the new roadway.

If you must travel through the construction, PLEASE drive slowly and watch for and listen to directions provided by the contract workers.


Our goal is to give you a new road that will last a maximum life with the LEAST amount of inconvenience. Your cooperation is GREATLY APPRECIATED. If you have any questions during the work there will be someone on site to help. For additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.


Brownwood Woodshop Construction

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 through the end of September 2020, a section of the multi-modal trail on Buena Vista Boulevard from Hillsborough Trail to the tunnel under CR44A will be closed to construct the entrance to the Brownwood Woodshop. Road closed barricades will be placed at the locations and will remain until the work is complete. Please use caution and follow all directional signage. To view the map of the area, please click the link below.

Brownwood Woodshop


Rio Grande Air Gun Range

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, construction on a new Air Gun Range at Rio Grande will begin Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1216 Rio Grande Ave. For the safety of our residents, as well as the general public, access to the construction area will not be permitted. The current air gun range will remain open during construction. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002 or District Property Management at 352-753-4022.


Trails & Pathways 


The many trails and pathways provide Villagers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s environment. Signage along the pathways indicate the combination of activities Villagers can enjoy. Click below for more information.

Trails and Pathways


Amenity Fee Adjustment

Per your individual Declaration of Restrictions, amenity fees are subject to an adjustment based on the fluctuation of the National Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The timing of this adjustment can vary based on the Declaration of Restrictions in your unit. For information specific to your home, please refer to your Declaration of Restrictions. For assistance in obtaining them, please contact Community Standards at (352) 751-3912.
Each month, the percentage of adjustment will be provided in What’s Happening for your reference. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changed by 0.118% from May 2019 to May 2020. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of July.


Information Provided by Executive Golf

The United States Golf Association recently implemented a new rule under Rule 13.2a (2): 

•There is no longer a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole. 

•Players are not required to putt with the flagstick in the hole; rather, they continue to have the choice to have it removed (which includes having someone attend the flagstick and remove it after the ball is played).

Information obtained from www.usga.org

Removing the flagstick to help in retrieving a golf ball from the cup is still considered proper etiquette and requires that we complete the task by hand. Using the flagstick to pinch and pull up the golf ball from the cup is frowned upon and not considered good etiquette standards.

The challenge for Executive Golf Courses in The Villages is that many residents use assistance or ball removal devices for the convenience of not bending as far to remove golf balls from cups. When ball retrieval devices are inserted with flagsticks still in place (Photo 2) the damage to the delicate edges of cups occur.  It also causes degradation of the putting surface for the players that follow.  

We are asking all residents that use these devices to simply pull the flag stick out gently (Photo 1) and remove the golf ball with your device. This will ensure the integrity of the cup edges and allow players to enjoy the same crisp quality of the cups as the players before them. 

We appreciate your cooperation!



Pet Owners

Please be considerate of others and all properties.  Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.  Please take all waste home for disposal.  Do not use storm drains, postal or recreation facilities for disposing of solid waste or plastic bags.  In addition, please follow all county ordinances including all dogs are required to be on a leash.  



Registration for Monthly Socials Available Online

The Villages Recreation & Parks Department offers monthly socials to help Villagers enjoy the companionship of others in a friendly, fun atmosphere, as well as fulfilling the recreational, educational, emotional or physical needs of the participants.  Beginning December 27, 2018, registration for the monthly socials will be available online, in addition to walk-in registration at all regional recreation centers.

For online registration follow these easy steps:

1. Go to www.DistrictGov.org.

2. Click on Departments.

3. Click on Recreation.

4. Click on the Socials (on the right hand side).

5. Click on Registration.

6. View the month’s social offerings.

7. Create an account or login.

8. Register for the socials of your choosing.

For questions or assistance, please call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.



Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk

New signage has been added to the Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found along the trail.  Drop by and take a look.

Fenney Springs Nature Trail Sign 5   Fenney Springs Nature Trail Sign 6



Media Release 

Participation in clubs, activities and events throughout The Villages may be photographed/recorded and by participation in the activity, participant irrevocably consents to be photographed/recorded and grants The Villages of Florida, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licenses the right in perpetuity to distribute the results of such photography/recording in all media throughout the world.



Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities - Updated 12/23/2019

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling facilities will be closed periodically for maintenance.  Please see the schedule below for a listing of closure dates.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.

Closing Schedule



Polo Fields

The polo player entrance gate off of Buena Vista Boulevard is locked.   All clubs will need to enter through the electronic gate at the south end during off season.  Walkers and approved Resident Lifestyle Groups will be allowed admittance from 7:00a.m. -12:00p.m.  The timer is being set and the gate will automatically open as each car/golf cart hits the pad during these hours.  For further information, please contact Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.



Weather Policy

The Recreation Department has created consistent and uniform guidelines regarding inclement weather that may impact the public, health, safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, participants and facilities.  Please click here for the complete guidelines!



Recreation Center Emergency Address Information

Our dedicated staff is here to help you get the most out of your unique Villages lifestyle.  When enjoying your choice of activities, we ask that you remember participating in recreational activities always involves some degree of risk. Participants assume full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury arising out of or in any way connected with participation or involvement in or presence at the activity or program. To assist you with emergency situations, the recreation department has provided all outside recreation areas with a bulletin board that has important 911 information including the address/county/phone number you are calling from.  Emergency 911 phones are located at all equipment buildings and pools with pertinent emergency information.  We encourage all residents to become familiar with their recreation centers and 911 information.  Please when visiting any recreation center or swimming pool take a moment to locate these helpful areas. 


Village Center & Sumter Landing Community Development District

No updates at this time.


Lady Lake / Lake County
Silver Lake Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Silver Lake Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance on Sunday, July 12, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.


Southside Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Southside Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance on Sunday, July 12, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.


Rio Grande Lawn Bowling/Croquet Court

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rio Grande Lawn Bowling/Croquet Court will be temporarily closed for maintenance from Thursday, June 25, 2020 through Thursday, July 16, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.



Community Development District 1
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 2
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 3
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 4
There are no updates at this time. 

Community Development District 5
Pimlico Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Pimlico Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, July 18, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Pimlico Recreation Center at 352-259-6990.

Community Development District 6
Coconut Cove Family Pool - Updated 6/18/2020

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Coconut Cove Family Pool will be closed for maintenance on Friday, July 10, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Coconut Cove Recreation Center at 352-750-5870.



Community Development District 7
NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 7 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


The Village Community Development District No. 7 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, 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 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 McQueary, District Clerk at (352) 751-3939 or obtain a copy of the application by clicking the link below.

Applications must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Noon at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages.

The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Special Board Meeting to be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, Florida 32162.

District 7 Application


Community Development District 8
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 9
Captiva Recreation Center Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Recreation Center Billiards Room will be temporarily closed for maintenance Wednesday, July 22, 2020 through Friday, July 24, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Captiva Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.


Bradenton Recreation Center Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Bradenton Recreation Center Billiards Room will be closed for maintenance Monday, July 6, 2020 through Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Bradenton Recreation Center at 352-674-8380.

Community Development District 10
Callahan and Belle Glade Villas

District Property Management (DPM) has received the necessary permit modification from Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to complete work within Wetland 88 (District wetland asset identification) under conditions of the Environmental Resources Permit. Regular updates of the District’s progress to design, permit and advance the work are presented monthly to the District 10 Board of Supervisors and displayed at the neighborhood postal station bulletin board. Now that the design is complete and the permit modification has been approved by SWFWMD, DPM will present this project within Wetland 88 to the Project Wide Advisory Committee (PWAC) and the Sumter Landing Community Development District (SLCDD) for approval to proceed with procuring a contractor to perform the necessary work within the wetlands.

The engineering review process of all existing conditions potentially impacting the pavement life span was necessary to develop the best solution to provide improved pavement conditions. It was determined from the review of the geotechnical borings performed that the pavement condition was being impacted by the seasonal groundwater intrusion into the pavement subgrade. Once the project within the wetlands is completed, DPM will monitor the groundwater elevations beneath the road surface for a few months to verify the intended results are achieved. Once the intended results are verified, the District will be able to move forward with the planned pavement restoration project. Based on current schedules the paving project is most likely to occur late in 2020 as part of the fiscal year 20-21 budget (beginning October 2020). The District will continue to provide regular updates to the District 10 Board, PWAC and Villa residents regarding project milestones and related project progress. Thank you for your patience and be assured the District is working diligently to provide a long-term and cost-effective pavement restoration solution. For questions and updates please contact Blair Bean, P.E., Interim Director of District Property Management at 352-753-4022.

Community Development District 11
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 12
There are no updates at this time.


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