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June 7, 2017 CDD Meeting Highlights


June 7, 2017


The Board reviewed the Wetland Maintenance Plan for the community, and specifically discussed the pond bank along Whispering Wind that residents would like to see opened up for better viewing of wildlife. The pond bank is a protected wetland buffer area. However, it was agreed that some of the vegetation along the bank is invasive and could be removed. Also, the protected vegetation could be thinned and low hanging limbs removed. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be completed within several weeks.

The Board approved the proposal ($5,175) for additional Certified Playground Mulch for the 4 park areas in WLP. Certified Playground Mulch is added to all the parks on an as-needed basis, which is generally once or twice a year.

The Board reviewed the removal by The Groves of part of their fence and vegetation along a portion of the WLP property line. This resulted in their contractor also removing vegetation that created a privacy screen for WLP residents. The Groves will be replacing the fence and cleaning the remaining vines from the tree that overhangs WLP property. It has been communicated through the management company that, going forward, The Groves intends to maintain the fence and keep it clear of all vegetation.

The Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 draft budget for submission to Pasco County. There are no planned increases. Pursuant to Florida law, the Public Hearing for the budget will be August 9, 2017, at 6:30 PM. The new budget year begins October 1, 2017.

The Board discussed the continuing deterioration of the roadway pavers at the front entrance of WLP. It was noted that despite numerous repairs over the years, the ground base beneath the front entrance pavers is simply not capable of withstanding heavy traffic and continual rain. The Board agreed to solicit pricing from roadway vendors to potentially remove the front pavers and replace them with asphalt. The Board will review vendor proposals and input in August. No final decision has been made.

The Board discussed the extremely poor/dirty condition of the pool decks and grounds at the conclusion of the Memorial Day Weekend. Residents using the property to celebrate a holiday need to do a more thorough job of cleaning up after themselves. It was noted that staff spent 6 hours on Tuesday cleaning up trash, barbeque grease, and dirt around the pools and grills. This is time consuming and expensive … and it is paid for by everyone.

The next CDD meeting is July 5th at 9:30 AM in the Activity Center.

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

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