CDD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
July 11, 2018
The meeting opened with a presentation from Cardno Engineering regarding their proposal for professional engineering services. In the past, WLP’s District Engineering firm has been Stantec. At the meeting, the Board moved to end the contract with Stantec and accept the proposal from Cardno for District Engineering services. Cardno’s first project for the District will be the completion of the HVAC analysis (begun by Stantec) for the Fitness Center. It is difficult to maintain the proper temperature in the Fitness Center during extremely hot weather. Prior to making any changes to the existing system, the Board requested the analysis be completed and a list of options, with pricing, provided to the Board.
The Board discussed a resident’s concern regarding trees in the community that were planted between the sidewalk and street. In some instances, tree roots have contributed to sidewalk irregularities. The Board affirmed that sidewalks that abut CDD property are the CDD’s responsibility to maintain. For questions regarding sidewalks in front of privately owned homes, residents should contact the HOA.
The Board also discussed a request from Tampa Bay Water to re-route a small section of sidewalk along Night Heron, close to Caliente Blvd. The blowoff manhole in that location needs to be made more accessible for maintenance. Further information regarding specs and pricing is being requested from Tampa Bay Water prior to the commencement of any work.
Tish Dobson updated the Board on the standing water issue on WLP Blvd by Quiet Haven Court. Ms. Dobson is working with Pasco County, SWFWMD, and GHS Environmental to diagnose and resolve the issue. All drains in the community have been professionally inspected and been certified by the District Engineer as working normally. It is the County’s opinion that the standing water is not due to a blocked drain. They have escalated the problem and are working on it.
The initial road paver repairs at the front entrance of WLP have been completed. As the project came in under budget, the Board approved several more small repairs close to the Ranger Station. It is anticipated that the work will be completed within the next couple of months.
The Board ratified the finalized audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (year-end 9/30/2017). It once again was a clean audit. McDirmit-Davis, Ceritified Public Accountants and Advisors prepared it. Each year, the Board is required to submit the audit to the Auditor General, Florida Department of Financial Services, as well as the Pasco County Clerk.
The monkey bars for the Woodsmere-Oakhurst Park have been ordered. They should be installed sometime in August.
The next CDD meeting is August 8th, at 6:30 PM, in the Activities Center.
Resident input is always welcome … we hope to see you there!