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To the website for The Villages Community Development Districts, your local special purpose government!  The Villages community is comprised of 17 special purpose districts, established pursuant to Florida State Statutes, which are responsible for a variety of functions including maintenance, recreation, public safety, sanitation, water and wastewater services.  We encourage you to keep up with What’s Happening in the community by signing up for E-notifications, attending District Board Meetings, and taking advantage of one of our many learning opportunities - our District Weekly Bulletin, CDD Orientation, and Resident Academy.  We appreciate you taking the opportunity to learn more about our role in making The Villages community a premier place to live, work and play.  If you have any questions or would like additional information on any of the services we provide, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508 or stop by our office at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing, in the breezeway across from Starbucks.

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
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District 4 Town Hall Meeting

The Village Community Development District No. 4 Board will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The Board invites residents to attend the Town Hall meeting to provide input to your Board of Supervisors on District-related items and issues. The main topic of discussion will be the upcoming budget process. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk, at 352-751-3939.

District 7 Public Hearing Scheduled

District 7 will hold a Public Hearing to discuss Amending and Restating the Chapter II Rule to Bring about Deed Compliance, specifically for:

District Matrix and Fine Schedule-Hinderance of Maintenance

District Matrix and Fine Schedule-Tree Removal in Home Units

Appendix B-Procedures for Compliance-Emergency Order of Enforcement

Appendix B- Procedures for Compliance-Appeal Process

Appendix B-Procedures for Compliance-Complaints

The Public Hearing will be held at SeaBreeze Recreation Center on March 14, 2024 at 8:00 am.

Construction Project to Cause Lane Closures

Construction Project to Cause Lane Closures

To view a Press Release provided by Sumter County regarding a construction project to cause Lane Closures at El Camino Real/Buenos Aires Boulevard, please click on the header of this announcement.
New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

Effective January 1, 2024, the hours of operation at the Customer Service North Satellite office located at 1200 Avenida Central and the South Satellite Office located at 4856 South Morse Blvd will be changing to the following:
  • 8 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-5 PM
  • Monday through Friday
For more information, please click on the header of this announcement. If you have any questions, please contact District Customer Service at 352-753-4508.
Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Beginning January 3, 2024, the Architectural Review Meetings for Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A will be held at Franklin Recreation, located at 6716 Meggison Rd, The Villages, FL.

The meetings will continue to be held every Wednesday at 1 PM. The Architectural Review Hearing Officer will maintain the practice of administratively reviewing applications during the weekly meeting. Residents are welcome to attend and speak on behalf of their applications and be present while the Architectural Review Hearing Officer conducts the reviews. 

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  The applicant must be a full-time resident of District 8, have lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.  

Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas: architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc.; however, this is not required. The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend the ARC meeting each week for the first four (4) weeks and monthly thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).  

If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 8, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida. For additional information about the position, contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.

Section 112.3145(7)(g) Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee.

2024 CDD Orientation Schedule

You are invited to attend our “Introduction to your Special Purpose Local Government” informational program. You will learn how the districts operate and learn other important community information about the people, services, and other supporting entities that help make The Villages a premier community. No sign-ups or fees are required for this presentation.  

This valuable program has typically been held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, but beginning in 2024, it will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month. It is held at 10:00 AM at the District office located at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing. For additional information, please contact District Customer Service at 352-753-4508.
District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The applicant must be a full time resident of District 7, have lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.

Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas: architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc.; however, this is not required. The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend the ARC meeting each week for the first four (4) weeks and monthly thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).

If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 7, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida. For additional information about the position, contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.

Section 112.3145(7)(g) Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee.

Emergency Management

Emergency management and services related to preparation for severe weather, floods, hurricanes and other disaster response activities fall under the purview of the county in which you live. 

If you have questions on severe weather or other emergency management issues in your area, please contact the appropriate county below.  Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties also have programs designed to notify their residents of weather incidents, hazardous conditions and other important information.  
To sign up for the notifications in your county, please visit the links below or contact the county in which you live for additional information.

Lake County - Emergency Management: 352-343-9420 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency-management and 
Marion County - Emergency Management: 352-732-8181 or 
Sumter County - Emergency Management: 352-689-4400 or 
State & Federal Severe Weather Information – 
Local weather:  http://www.weather.gov
Tropical weather:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
State Emergency Management:  www.floridadisaster.org

Political Campaign Activities

Political Campaign Activities

To view the current Political Campaign Activities Memo for May 6, 2022, please click on the header of this announcement.
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

Village Center Community Development District for the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466, have lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.

Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas: architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc.; however, this is not required. The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once a month thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).  

If you are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida. For additional information about the position, contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.

Section 112.3145(7)(g), Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee. 

Information Pertaining to Public Records Requests

Please be advised that the statutory obligation of the Custodian of Public Records is to provide access to, or copies of, public records in a reasonable period of time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the Custodian or the Custodian's designee. However, Florida Statutes do not require the Custodian of Public Records to provide information about the records produced or to create new records in response to a request.

The District is happy to comply with any requests, and if there is anything else we may help you with, please feel free to contact the District’s Custodian of Public Records:

Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
Jennifer.Farlow@DistrictGov.org
The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2023

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2023

Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc. (BDA) compiled a list of animals to identify protected wildlife species in The Villages. To view The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide, click on the header of this announcement.

Water Retention Areas

Did you know that many of the water retention areas in our community are connected through various inlets and pipes?  In addition to storm water, everything that enters the storm water pipes can end up in the water retention areas throughout our community.  This includes trash, leaves, fertilizer, soap from washing vehicles, animal droppings and more. 

Please help us ensure the health and continued maintenance of the water retention basins throughout The Villages by not placing ANYTHING in any of the storm water drains.  Our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit does not allow dumping into these storm drain systems. 
 
For additional information on storm water management in our community, please visit DistrictGov.org.  If you notice any dumping into these systems, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.

Update Your Contact Information

Update Your Contact Information

We strive to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information and emergency contact information for each resident of The Villages.  If you would like to UPDATE your contact information or the emergency contact information listed for your property, please click on the header of this announcement and print out the attached form.   You can return the completed form to the District Customer Service Center at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing.  You can also place it in the utility / amenity / District correspondence box located at each postal facility without adding postage.  If you prefer to call us with your changes, please call 352-753-4508 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To email us your updates, please contact us at customerservice@districtgov.org.  If you have any questions or would like to know what information we currently have listed for your home, please call 352-753-4508. 
E-Billing Sign Up

E-Billing Sign Up

E-Billing is now available for your monthly water, sewer, trash and amenity bill!  By signing up for E-Billing or autopay via bank draft, we will no longer send you a monthly paper statement.  All of the information pertaining to your monthly bill will be emailed to the email address you provide. Click here for more information or to sign up for e-Billing or autopay.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at utilities@districtgov.org.  You may also call Utilities Customer Service at 352-750-0000.  

For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement.

Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization

Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization

On January 11, 2021, the Individual Project Order Number 3 andassociated Task Order KHIPO-3 submitted by Kimley-Horn & Associates for theMorse Island Shoreline Stabilization was approved by the Project Wide AdvisoryCommittee. Please click the header of this announcement for moreinformation. 

 

Under a prior IPO, the District retained Kimley-Horn to preparedesign recommendations, permit plans and applications for repair procedures forthe shoreline stabilization. Those recommendations are contained in theKimley-Horn report titled "Morse Boulevard Lake Sumter Slope StabilityAnalysis", dated July 11, 2016. Subsequent to that assignment, in 2019Kimley-Horn prepared a design update to consider a new stabilization option, asdescribed below. The District endorsed that option (generally known as the"Geotextile Option"). Under this Agreement, Kimley-Horn will updatethe prior design plans and permits, update regulatory permits as necessary, andassist with bidding and construction phase support services.

 

Construction Plans and Permitting - Kimley-Horn willupdate the previously prepared construction plans, which considered a differentstabilization option. The previous plans were completed to "PermitSet" status. Further development of the plans is needed for bidding and construction.

 

Bidding and Construction Phase Services - Kimley-Horn willprovide bidding and construction phase support for the Project.


What Happens When I Call 9-1-1 in The Villages?

What Happens When I Call 9-1-1 in The Villages?

It is very important that all residents are aware of what to do in an emergency.  Please click on the header of this announcement to view information from The Villages Public Safety Department on what happens when you call 9-1-1 in The Villages.
Wildlife Information

Wildlife Information

Please help the wildlife by keeping them wild!  Feeding wildlife can do more harm than good for both people and wildlife.  Wildlife can adapt to living on golf courses and neighborhoods when its natural habitat is developed.  Feeding wildlife may cause them to become dependent on handouts and lose their natural fear of people, causing injury to people on rare occasions.  Please click on the header of this announcement for additional information.

Parking in Unauthorized Areas

Community Watch and local law enforcement officials have teamed up in a 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 initiative, Community Watch began removing the existing traffic cones.  Community Watch is now placing 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 partnered 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 are 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 be aware that there are also areas in The Villages in which there is only pedestrian and golf cart access.  The Mulberry Dog Park is only accessible by pedestrians and golf carts.  If you would like to drive your vehicle, please visit the Paradise Dog Park or the Brinson-Perry Dog Park.   

Please assist us in making our sidewalks safe for our residents and guests.

Sumter County Roundabout Brochure

The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has developed an educational guide to navigating roundabouts in Sumter County.  At the request of Sumter County officials, the District is providing this brochure for your information.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Sumter County Public Works Department at 352-793-0240.

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Community Corner

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.farlow@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at deedcompliance@districtgov.org to report any concerns you might have.