May 21, 2013
Executive Golf Course Upgrades
To ensure the Executive golf courses are kept in optimal condition, the fairway yardage markers are going to be replaced on all of the Par 4 holes. This work will be completed May 1st through May 17th and it will not affect play on the courses. If you have any additional questions, please contact Eric Van Gorder, Director of Executive Golf at 753-3396.
Cart Path Closure
The concrete cart path connecting the Morse Blvd. multimodal path to the Homewood parking lot is temporarily closed due to a parking lot expansion. More information will be provided as it is made available.
Softball Complex Closures - UPDATE 5/14/2013
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Knudson Softball Complex is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to re-open on June 10, 2013. During these renovations, field #3 at the Buffalo Glen Softball Complex has been reserved for the Division 5 Knudsen softball players from 8:00am – 12:00pm every Tuesday morning for organized practice. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 259-5377.
Parking in Unauthorized Areas
Community Watch and local law enforcement officials are teaming up in a new safety initiative to prevent golf carts and other vehicles from driving and parking on our sidewalks and other unauthorized areas. Not only is it in violation of District Rules, but driving and parking on the sidewalks is also extremely dangerous for our residents and guests enjoying a casual stroll through the community.
Have you noticed the traffic cones that have been placed along our sidewalks at handicapped access points on the squares? The cones were placed there originally to discourage vehicles from parking on our sidewalks. In the first phase of our new initiative Community Watch will remove the existing traffic cones. Community Watch will now place red and black “WARNING” signs on vehicles parked in unauthorized areas. The warnings reference District Rules and are designed to educate vehicle operators of their parking infractions.
Community Watch will partner with law enforcement in the second phase of the initiative to attempt to identify and notify owners of vehicles parked in violation of the District Rules. Owners will be given the opportunity to move their vehicles. As a last resort, drivers of vehicles repeatedly parked in violation of the District Rules may be prohibited access to any District property. We hope this action is not required, but the safety of our residents and guests must be assured.
Please assist us in making our sidewalks safe for our residents and guests.
Micro-surfacing Project - UPDATE 5/10/2013
Crack sealing and micro-surfacing will be applied to some roadways in District 1 and along portions of Bonita Boulevard and Odell Circle beginning on Monday, March 18, 2013. Residents living in this area will receive 24-48 hour notice before work begins in their area. This work will cause some minor delays and inconveniences. During the work hours, limited access to the roads will be maintained and coordinated by the workers onsite and people directing traffic. During non-working hours, there will be full access to the roads being re-surfaced. To ensure work can be performed, we appreciate your assistance with the following:
• Please ensure no vehicles, boats, trailers, debris, etc. are left in the roadway from 7:00am – 7:00pm.
• All irrigation systems need to be turned off.
• Applications of micro-surfacing are prone to “tire picking”. This happens when a vehicle sits still on the new pavement and the tires are turned. This causes the surface to scuff. While there will be no long term performance issued with this scuffing, it is unsightly.
• Please obey all traffic patterns and flaggers.
• For the first few weeks after application, please keep your vehicle moving as you turn your steering wheel. Do not turn your steering wheel while the vehicle is sitting still. This will likely cause damage to the road in front of your house.
To view an update on the work that is already complete, please click here.
For additional information and to view a map of the area being re-surfaced, please click on the header of this announcement.
Paradise Park Project - Benches and Picnic Tables Now Available!!
If you would like the opportunity to sponsor a bench or picnic table that will be included in the design of this beautiful park, please stop by the Customer Service Center located at 3201 Wedgewood Lane. Availability is limited, so please contact Customer Service at 753-4508 for pricing and additional information.
To view the Paradise Park Area A Design, please click here. To view a proposed map of the park, please click here.
Southwest Florida Water Management District Lifts One-Day-Per-Week Water Restrictions
The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board has lifted the Phase III Water Shortage restrictions for the northern counties that include Sumter County and The Villages in Marion County. Please click on the header of this announcement for more detailed information. Crack sealing and micro-surfacing will be applied to some roadways in District 1 and along portions of Bonita Boulevard and Odell Circle beginning on Monday, March 18, 2013. Residents living in this area will receive 24-48 hour notice before work begins in their area. This work will cause some minor delays and inconveniences. During the work hours, limited access to the roads will be maintained and coordinated by the workers onsite and people directing traffic. During non-working hours, there will be full access to the roads being re-surfaced. To ensure work can be performed, we appreciate your assistance with the following: