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February 1, 2017 CDD Meeting Highlights

CDD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

February 1, 2017

Wilderness Lake Preserve CDD held its regular monthly business meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Here are some highlights from the District’s February Meeting:

The Board approved sod replacement at four parks/areas in the community. These areas will be sprayed to kill the existing sod & weeds, then left alone for a couple of weeks to die off, then the dead sod & weeds removed, and new sod installed. The areas will be roped off for a few weeks (and not available for resident use) during this process.  The Lodge will communicate additional information and timing on the re-sodding via email and the Nature’s News. The four areas are:

  1. Stoneleigh Park: The large, open play area in the center of the park. The recommendation is to use Common Bermuda which will withstand tough playing better than St. Augustine or Bahia. Several shade trees will also be planted. At the conclusion of the sodding project, a combination of benches, picnic tables, and 2-seater garden swings will be added to provide comfortable adult seating and family picnic areas. The Board is also reviewing the possibility of converting the sodded volley ball court to a sand court, as it is difficult to maintain any sod in this area. Staff is obtaining quotes for the Board to review at the March board meeting.
  1. Citrus Blossom Open Area (adjacent to the Neighborhood Park at Citrus Blossom and Whispering Wind): A large part of this area will be re-sodded with St Augustine. This area is a no-charge warranty item from the landscaping vendor.
  1. Tower Road Park: The large, open play area in the center of the park.  The recommendation is to use Common Bermuda which will withstand tough playing better than St. Augustine or Bahia. Several shade trees will also be planted. Additional benches, picnic tables, and/or 2-seater garden swings may also be added.
  1. Kendall Heath Dead-End Open Area: This area will be re-sodded and shade shrubs planted at the very end (on the curve) that is too deeply shaded for sod to live. A picnic table will also be added.

The Board has placed review of the management company contract on the March agenda. There are three components to our present contract: CDD management, Amenity Services (WLP staff are employed, insured, and managed by the management company), and field services. Per Florida statute, all CDDs are required to have a professional CDD management company.  The District’s attorney will review the process and cost for rebidding this contract should the Board choose to do so.

The next Board meeting is March 1st at 9:30 AM in the Activities Center. Resident input is always welcome. We hope to see you there!

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