CDD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
October 4, 2017
Rizzetta & Company (our management company) has assigned a new District Manager to WLP. He is Matthew Huber, and has been with Rizzetta since 2006. He is also a Regional Manager for Rizzetta’s West Coast offices. Mr. Huber is a USF graduate and a United States Marine Corps veteran. The Board is looking forward to working with Mr. Huber in the coming months.
While reviewing WLP’s financial statements, the Board discussed the importance of periodically having a professional appraiser review WLP’s Reserve Fund schedule. The Reserve Fund is money that is set aside each year (separate from the Operations Budget) to cover large repair & replacement items (i.e. roof, playground equipment, AC units, pool resurfacing, etc.). An appraiser will be chosen, and the review process started, in the next couple of months. The goal is to have the process complete and an up-to-date reserve schedule in place by Spring of 2018.
Lee Harwell, WLP’s District Engineer from Stantec, reviewed his report analyzing the asphalt proposals to replace the front entrance road pavers. The Board has determined the pavers need to be replaced due to their continuing deterioration and the annual cost and time involved in trying to maintain them. The Board has previously reviewed decorative stamped concrete as an alternative to asphalt, but has determined that it is price prohibitive. The Board approved a motion for District Staff to negotiate a contract with Watkins & Sons Paving (the low bidder). In addition, the Board approved the hiring of a geo-technical engineer to review the current pavers and sub-base. And finally, the Board directed Mr. Harwell and Staff to meet with Pasco County regarding their approval and acceptance of the roadwork when the project is complete. It is anticipated that all details will be ironed out, and the final contract approved prior to the end of this year. The Board hopes to see the work completed early in 2018.
Lodge Manager Tish Dobson and Board Chair Beth Edwards reviewed highlights of a community communication meeting that they attended with representatives from WLP’s HOA Board and HOA Management Company. As a reminder to residents, questions regarding deed restrictions and homeowner (privately) owned property (including violation letters) should be directed to the HOA management company (Greenacre Properties, Mike Spall, 813-600-1100, email@example.com). Questions regarding the Lodge complex, parks, and community landscaping & wetlands should be directed to Tish Dobson, Lodge Manager (813-995-2437, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ms. Dobson also reviewed the progress and costs-to-date with Hurricane Irma cleanup work. Thus far, WLP has spent about $14,000, most of this on tree trimming and removal. We were very fortunate to not have sustained any major damage to our parks and facilities. And we would also like to once again thank the numerous residents who showed remarkable community spirit by assisting in the cleanup … so thank you, you truly made a difference!
The next CDD meeting is November 1st at 6:30 PM, in the Activity Center.
Resident input is always welcome … we hope to see you there!