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June 6, 2018 CDD Meeting Highlights


June 6, 2018

The meeting opened with the Board hearing comments from residents regarding the following items:

A request from Nature’s Ridge to tie into the Lodge complex electrical system for an additional card access reader and lighting at the pedestrian gate by the tennis courts. All associated costs would be paid for by Nature’s Ridge. We are continuing to have a security issue with non-Nature’s Ridge residents using the Nature’s Ridge gated neighborhood as a cut-through to the Lodge. As a reminder to residents, Nature’s Ridge is a private, gated neighborhood, and therefore should not be used as a means of accessing the Lodge.

A request for clarification from the HOA concerning the insurance coverage for the off-duty Pasco County Sheriff’s that the CDD hires to patrol CDD property. WLP’s general umbrella policy includes coverage for the off-duty deputies.

A question from the HOA regarding staff procedures and management coverage at the Lodge when the Lodge Manager is on vacation. Amber Moyse, Assistant Manager, has general supervisory authority for Lodge issues & staff in the Lodge Manager’s absence. She is supported during the Lodge Manager’s absence by Matt Huber (WLP’s District Manager from Rizzetta & Company) and Gregg Gruhl (Amenity Services Manager from Rizzetta). An automated reply is added to the Lodge Manager’s email and both Mr. Huber and Mr. Gruhl are available via phone and email.

Under Business Items, the Board reviewed District procedures for RFP’s (request for proposal) and RFQ’s (request for qualifications). The Board periodically evaluates the various vendors the District employs. At this time, the Board is moving forward with an evaluation and RFQ for our District Engineer. The District Engineer is an outside firm, contracted with the District on an hourly basis, for consultation and support of engineering issues (roadway, A/C, drainage, etc.). The Board plans on evaluating the District Engineer RFQ’s over the next couple of months.

The Board also approved a motion to add monkey bars to the Woodsmere (Caliente Blvd.) Park.   Since the sand volleyball court had previously been added to the Stoneleigh Park, and the playground at the Lodge recently upgraded, the Board felt it was time to also upgrade some of the equipment for the residents that live near the Woodsmere Park. Tish Dobson and Supervisor Diver had met with residents at the Woodsmere Park in April to solicit feedback regarding what additional amenities the children were interested in, and monkey bars was one of the top picks. Proposals for the monkey bars have already been requested, and it is expected that the new equipment will be ordered and installed this summer.

Several landscaping proposals were approved by the Board. These include the replacement of the plant material that did not survive the back-to-back freezes this winter, and the removal of several more diseased pine trees and Washingtonia Palms.   Both types of trees are having widespread problems throughout central Florida.


The next CDD meeting is July 11th, at 9:30 AM, in the Activities Center.

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

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