WOW NEWS

WCA Board Changes Management Contract; Debates Permitting Alcohol on Pool Decks

The July 11 meeting of the Westchase Community Association saw directors approve a change in the association management contract and debate allowing the consumption of alcohol at the community pools. The meeting began with a resident appealing a fine for failure to screen playground equipment in his yard. “The house came with a swing set...

CDD Opts for New Engineer; Approves RFP for Two Westchase Cell Towers

The July 2 meeting of the Westchase CDD saw supervisors select a new engineering firm and approve bid documents for two new cell towers on the western side of Westchase. Opening the meeting, supervisors heard from Bennington resident Linda Connolly, who expressed concern that two more palm trees were recently installed along the roadside in...

Home Renovation Tips: What’s Trending and How to Save

Home renovation has become a very popular pastime for homeowners. The popularity of shows on HGTV has exploded over the last few years, inspiring people to tackle do-it-yourself projects and use terms such as “rustic” and “farmhouse style” to describe their new looks. Updating your home can give it a totally different feel and is...

GAC Transportation Survey: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Over 150 people every day are moving into Tampa Bay and that impacts every single one of us. Growth is great (most of us transplanted from somewhere else, didn’t we?) but it has impacts to our roads, interstate systems, taxes, parking and our quality of life. In response, the Westchase Government Affairs Committee (GAC) has...

Giving Veterans an Honorable Thank You

When Peter Frey returned home after serving in Vietnam, he did not receive a warm welcome. “I was discharged in ’65 and landed in the San Francisco airport. People were spitting on me and calling me, ‘baby killer.’ When I got to Chicago, I hid in the bathroom until it was time for my flight,”...

VMs Hear About Transportation, Storm Prep and Elections

The June 11 Voting Members meeting opened with Deb Guerino (Alternate, Villas of WPV) discussing the GAC’s Transportation Survey. The survey will be posted July 1 on the Westchase Neighborhood News Facebook page and will appear in World of Westchase and have a monitored email for responses. The survey’s purpose is to gather information about...