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March 1, 2017 CDD Meeting Highlights

March 1, 2017

The Board approved several facility maintenance projects to be completed over the next several months.

  • Gutters are being installed at the Lodge entrance and covered drop-off area to help with water control and enhance resident safety during heavy rains.
  • River rock is being installed on the front side of the pathway between the Lodge and Activity Center as this area continues to flood and be a safety concern during rain storms.
  • All of the exterior wooden supporting columns will be re-stained to prevent cracking and splitting from sun, moisture, and age. There are a total of 108 columns.
  • Floor cracks in the stone floor of the Lodge will be repaired and re-grouted to prevent them from growing and becoming a trip hazard. Grout joints will be cut in the cracked stones. The cracks are a normal part of the aging/settling of the building.

The Board approved renewing the annual hog trapping contract as the District continues to have wild hogs entering the northern portion of the community. WLP and Connerton are utilizing the same trapping service since the hogs are roaming between the two communities.

The Board reviewed several proposals for curb repairs and re-sealing and striping the Lodge parking lot. Approval was postponed till April to allow the District’s engineer to review the various sealant options being proposed.

The Board reviewed several proposals to convert the volleyball court at Stoneleigh Park to a sand court. Due to the cost of the project, the disparity in prices and specifications, and questions regarding the water table level and maintenance, the Board tabled the topic till April to give management and the District’s engineer time to review the specs and proposals. Management will also obtain pricing to simply re-sod the court. As installing a sand court is significantly more expensive than maintaining sod, the Board would appreciate input from residents on this topic. Please contact Tish Dobson, Lodge Manager, regarding your preference for sod vs. sand.

The Board scheduled a Public Workshop for Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 PM, to review the current CDD operational structure and management scope of work relative to the needs of the community. Presently, WLP maintains 3 distinct contracts with Rizzetta & Company:

  1. Management Services (per Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, the Board is required to hire a CDD Manager to manage the CDD’S operations and facilities)
  2. Amenity Services (employment and management of WLP employees)
  3. Field Services (landscape inspections)

At the Workshop the Board will discuss:

  1. The pros and cons of continuing with the current operating structure.
  2. The pros and cons of revising the present scope of services.
  3. The pros and cons of placing the management contract out for bid.

As this is a workshop, not a regular meeting, the purpose is discussion and education only. Therefore, no decisions will be made or voted on at the meeting. Public comment will be part of the Workshop.

Future Meeting Dates:

April 5th, 9:30 AM: Regular monthly CDD Meeting

April 18th, 6:30 PM: Public Workshop; CDD operational structure & management scope of work

Your input is appreciated … we hope to see you there!

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