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August 8, 2018 CDD Meeting Highlights

CDD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

August 8, 2018

The meeting opened with the Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019). The Board formally adopted the proposed budget, which was developed during the spring and sent to Pasco County for review in June. There are no assessment increases for next year.

The Board also formally adopted next fiscal year’s meeting schedule. Meetings will continue to be the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of the January meeting, which was moved to the second Wednesday (January 9). The November, February, May, and August meetings will be at 6:30 PM. The remaining meetings are at 9:30 AM. Meetings are held in the Activities Center.

The Board heard a request from the Nature’s Ridge HOA committee to tie into the CDD irrigation system in order to water plants adjacent to their pedestrian gate. There are several issues relating to this request that the Board asked staff to look into. No decision was made and the request will be reviewed again at the conclusion of the research.

The Board was updated on the request from Tampa Bay Water to reroute a section of sidewalk along Night Heron Dr. near Caliente Blvd. and raise the equipment manhole near that intersection. Tampa Bay Water is requesting the change to make it easier to access the manhole in that area. Since the manhole and equipment are on County property, CDD management has suggested Tampa Bay Water work with the County on this project, rather than the CDD. The community will be notified if/when adjustments are made to the sidewalk.

The Board was updated by Ms. Dobson, Lodge Manager, regarding the previous flooding on WLP Blvd near Quiet Haven. The county has cleared all existing blockages with the use of heavy equipment. At the conclusion of the rainy season, the County will be back to manually shovel out any remaining debris that is in the drainage system. The County strongly recommends that residents and lawn crews be very careful to not blow/sweep lawn debris into the drains since, in the majority of cases, it is lawn debris that clogs the system.

Ms. Dobson reported to the Board that there are another 15 – 20 pine trees throughout the community that are decaying/dead and need to be removed. This is in addition to the 20+ pine trees that were removed in the last couple of months. There is a beetle that is attacking the slash pines, which are fairly short-lived trees to begin with, and causing the trees to rapidly decay and become a hazard. This is a problem throughout Florida.

The contract to repair the rest of the damaged roadway pavers at the front entrance has been signed. Due to heavy rainfall, the vendor is running behind schedule. However, the work is expected to be completed within the next several weeks.

 

The next CDD meeting is September 5th, at 9:30 AM, in the Activities Center.

Resident input is always welcome … we hope to see you there!

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