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September 30, 2020

General Information

Information Provided by The Villages Commercial Construction

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Meggison Road from SR 44 to the front of Cody’s Restaurant will be closed to complete necessary repairs to the entry feature above the road. The portion of Meggison from the town square down to Cody’s Restaurant will remain open. It is anticipated the work will take one day to complete.


De La Vista Executive Golf Course

The De La Vista Executive Golf Course is closed until further notice for fairway renovation. We thank you for your patience during this time.


Silver Lake Executive Golf Course Closure

For public safety, the District has closed the Silver Lake Executive Golf Courses until further notice for water management implementations due to excessive rain.
The movement of water from one area to another helps the District ensure the integrity of our holding capabilities throughout the various water retention basins. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 


Amberwood and Oakleigh Executive Golf Courses

The Practice Green at the Amberwood and Oakleigh Executive Golf Courses is closed until further notice for the renovation and construction of a brand new green. We thank you for your patience during this time.


Atlas Canine Park

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Atlas Canine Park will open every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for mowing. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Rohan Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.


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



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 0.986% from July 2019 to July 2020. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of September.


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 closed for quarterly maintenance Sunday, October 11, 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 - Updated 9/10/2020

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rio Grande Lawn Bowling/Croquet Court will be temporarily closed for maintenance until further notice. 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

Saddlebrook Recreation Center Indoor, Outdoor Facilities and Adult Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition the Saddlebrook Recreation Center Indoor, Outdoor Facilities and Adult Pool will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Sunday, October 4, 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.


Community Development District 4
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Is seeking a primary and alternate volunteer committee member
for Village Community Development District No. 4. 


Village Community Development District No. 4 (District 4) is seeking a primary and alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

The primary applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 4 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 1/2 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.).

The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 4 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 1/2 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.).

If you are interested in becoming a primary or alternate volunteer representative for District No. 4, 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, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020. For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912.

Primary and Alternate Applications

 


Community Development District 5

Hibiscus Recreation Center Furniture

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Recreation Center received new front lobby couches! Please stop by to see the improved facilities! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Hibiscus Recreation Center at 352-751-6761.

Hibiscus Recreation Center Furniture


Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center Indoor, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center Indoor and Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, October 4, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We will be open for guest pass & trail fee services from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center at 352-430-2950.

 

Community Development District 6

Canal Street Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Canal Street Recreation Center was closed for Maintenance and is now open for play! Please stop by to see the improved facilities! If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the Canal Street Recreation Center at 352-205-8571.


Canal Street Recreation

Mallory Square Neighborhood Adult Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mallory Square Neighborhood Adult Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Wednesday, September 30 through Thursday, October 1, 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
There are no updates at this time.



Community Development District 8

There are no updates at this time.


Community Development District 9
There are no updates at this time.


Community Development District 10

 Antrim Dells Neighborhood Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Antrim Dells Neighborhood Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance from Monday, October 5, 2020 through Wednesday, October 7, 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 Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center at (352) 674-8390.



Alden Bungalows Neighborhood Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Alden Bungalows Neighborhood Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance from Monday, October 12, 2020 through Wednesday, October 14, 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 Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center at (352) 674-8390.



Callahan and Belle Glade Villas - Updated 9/15/2020

Callahan and Belle Glade Villa Residents, District Property Management (DPM) has reviewed engineering data and design alternatives to repair and restore the roadways within your villas. A system has been designed that will relieve all excess water, allowing the storm system to work as intended. This will allow the drainage along the roadways in Callahan and Belle Glade Villas to function properly. The solicitation process for this project is now complete. DPM will be moving forward with the project when current water levels and weather patterns return to normal, minimizing the risk of project interruption that could result in additional de-watering and mobilization costs. Once completed, DPM will monitor the area to make sure the changes were effective and schedule the mill and overlay portion of the project. Thank you for your patience and be assured the District is working diligently to provide a long-term and cost-effective solution.


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.