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October 19, 2020

General Information

Voting Precincts
2020 is a presidential election year and many of our recreation centers are voting precincts! Below is some information to help you.

Early Voting General Election: 
Lake County
  • No locations for early voting in The Villages facilities 
Marion County: October 19th - 31st from 8 am - 6 pm
  • Mulberry Grove
Sumter County: October 20th - 31st from 9 am - 6 pm
  • Allamanda
  • Laurel Manor
  • Rohan
  • Tierra Del Sol - Early Voting Only

General Election: November 3rd
Lake County
  • La Hacienda
  • Moyer
  • Paradise
Marion County
  • Mulberry Grove
Sumter County
  • Allamanda
  • Canal Street
  • Captiva
  • Coconut Cove
  • Colony Cottage
  • Eisenhower
  • El Santiago
  • Fenney
  • Laurel Manor
  • Pimlico
  • Rohan
  • Saddlebrook
  • Savannah
  • SeaBreeze
  • Sterling Heights
  • Truman

For questions as to what precinct/center you are assigned to, please refer to the Supervisor of Elections website for the county you reside in. Each have a precinct locator and other helpful information.

Voting Websites:
Lake County-
https://www.lakevotes.com/
Marion County- https://www.votemarion.com/
Sumter County- https://www.sumterelections.org/



 

Executive Golf Courses

In our efforts to keep the Executive Golf Courses in optimal condition, we schedule routine closures so that the courses can rest, rehabilitate and allow the maintenance teams time to complete vital agronomic practices. The following courses will close for two week increments to aid in this process.

  • Pimlico Executive Golf Course will close October 1st – October 15th
  • Churchill Greens Executive Golf Course will close October 16th – October 30th
  • Belmont Executive Golf Course will close October 31st – November 15th


Chula Vista Executive Golf Course

The Chula Vista Executive Golf Course is closed until further notice for the renovation of the tee boxes. We thank you for your patience during this time.


De La Vista Executive Golf Course

The De La Vista Executive Golf Course is closed until further notice for fairway renovation. We thank you for your patience during this time.


Amberwood and Oakleigh Executive Golf Course Practice Green

The Practice Green at the Amberwood and Oakleigh Executive Golf Courses is closed until further notice for the renovation and construction of a brand new green. We thank you for your patience during this time.


Atlas Canine Park

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Atlas Canine Park will open every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for mowing. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Rohan Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.


Information Provided by Jacobs

With developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of changes and interruptions in our lives. Many are without adequate supplies of toilet paper and may have no choice but to use other products in the restroom. It is important to make sound decisions to prevent clogs and damage to sewer systems. To ensure that wastewater systems continue working properly, please flush only the appropriate waste down the toilet. For more information, please click on the link below.

Unflushables



Rio Grande Air Gun Range

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, construction on a new Air Gun Range at Rio Grande began Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1216 Rio Grande Ave. For the safety of our residents, as well as the general public, access to the construction area will not be permitted. The previous air gun range has been demolished. The new fences and landscaping are being installed at the previous range site. The District anticipates a mid to late October opening This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002 or District Property Management at 352-753-4022.


Trails & Pathways 


The many trails and pathways provide Villagers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s environment. Signage along the pathways indicate the combination of activities Villagers can enjoy. Click below for more information.

Trails and Pathways


Amenity Fee Adjustment

Per your individual Declaration of Restrictions, amenity fees are subject to an adjustment based on the fluctuation of the National Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The timing of this adjustment can vary based on the Declaration of Restrictions in your unit. For information specific to your home, please refer to your Declaration of Restrictions. For assistance in obtaining them, please contact Community Standards at (352) 751-3912.
Each month, the percentage of adjustment will be provided in What’s Happening for your reference. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changed by 1.371% from September 2019 to September 2020. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of November.


Information Provided by Executive Golf

The United States Golf Association recently implemented a new rule under Rule 13.2a (2): 

•There is no longer a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole. 

•Players are not required to putt with the flagstick in the hole; rather, they continue to have the choice to have it removed (which includes having someone attend the flagstick and remove it after the ball is played).

Information obtained from www.usga.org

Removing the flagstick to help in retrieving a golf ball from the cup is still considered proper etiquette and requires that we complete the task by hand. Using the flagstick to pinch and pull up the golf ball from the cup is frowned upon and not considered good etiquette standards.

The challenge for Executive Golf Courses in The Villages is that many residents use assistance or ball removal devices for the convenience of not bending as far to remove golf balls from cups. When ball retrieval devices are inserted with flagsticks still in place (Photo 2) the damage to the delicate edges of cups occur.  It also causes degradation of the putting surface for the players that follow.  

We are asking all residents that use these devices to simply pull the flag stick out gently (Photo 1) and remove the golf ball with your device. This will ensure the integrity of the cup edges and allow players to enjoy the same crisp quality of the cups as the players before them. 

We appreciate your cooperation!



Pet Owners

Please be considerate of others and all properties.  Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.  Please take all waste home for disposal.  Do not use storm drains, postal or recreation facilities for disposing of solid waste or plastic bags.  In addition, please follow all county ordinances including all dogs are required to be on a leash.  



Registration for Monthly Socials Available Online

The Villages Recreation & Parks Department offers monthly socials to help Villagers enjoy the companionship of others in a friendly, fun atmosphere, as well as fulfilling the recreational, educational, emotional or physical needs of the participants.  Beginning December 27, 2018, registration for the monthly socials will be available online, in addition to walk-in registration at all regional recreation centers.

For online registration follow these easy steps:

1. Go to www.DistrictGov.org.

2. Click on Departments.

3. Click on Recreation.

4. Click on the Socials (on the right hand side).

5. Click on Registration.

6. View the month’s social offerings.

7. Create an account or login.

8. Register for the socials of your choosing.

For questions or assistance, please call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.



Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk

New signage has been added to the Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found along the trail.  Drop by and take a look.

Fenney Springs Nature Trail Sign 5   Fenney Springs Nature Trail Sign 6



Media Release 

Participation in clubs, activities and events throughout The Villages may be photographed/recorded and by participation in the activity, participant irrevocably consents to be photographed/recorded and grants The Villages of Florida, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licenses the right in perpetuity to distribute the results of such photography/recording in all media throughout the world.



Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities - Updated 12/23/2019

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling facilities will be closed periodically for maintenance.  Please see the schedule below for a listing of closure dates.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.

Closing Schedule



Polo Fields

The polo player entrance gate off of Buena Vista Boulevard is locked.   All clubs will need to enter through the electronic gate at the south end during off season.  Walkers and approved Resident Lifestyle Groups will be allowed admittance from 7:00a.m. -12:00p.m.  The timer is being set and the gate will automatically open as each car/golf cart hits the pad during these hours.  For further information, please contact Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.



Weather Policy

The Recreation Department has created consistent and uniform guidelines regarding inclement weather that may impact the public, health, safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, participants and facilities.  Please click here for the complete guidelines!



Recreation Center Emergency Address Information

Our dedicated staff is here to help you get the most out of your unique Villages lifestyle.  When enjoying your choice of activities, we ask that you remember participating in recreational activities always involves some degree of risk. Participants assume full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury arising out of or in any way connected with participation or involvement in or presence at the activity or program. To assist you with emergency situations, the recreation department has provided all outside recreation areas with a bulletin board that has important 911 information including the address/county/phone number you are calling from.  Emergency 911 phones are located at all equipment buildings and pools with pertinent emergency information.  We encourage all residents to become familiar with their recreation centers and 911 information.  Please when visiting any recreation center or swimming pool take a moment to locate these helpful areas. 


Village Center & Sumter Landing Community Development District

No updates at this time.


Lady Lake / Lake County
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Is seeking an alternate committee member
for Village Center Community Development District


Village Center Community Development District is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 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 Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 4 hours (8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.).

The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend an Architectural Review Committee meeting each week for four (4) weeks and then monthly thereafter. If you are interested in becoming an alternate member on the Architectural Review Committee, the application is available on the link below. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2020. For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912.

Application


Chula Vista Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Adult Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Adult Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance on Saturday, October 24, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.



Paradise Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Family Pool will be closed for maintenance on Monday, October 19, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Paradise Regional Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.



Rio Grande Lawn Bowling/Croquet Court - Updated 9/10/2020

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rio Grande Lawn Bowling/Croquet Court will be temporarily closed for maintenance until further notice. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.

Community Development District 1
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 2
Savannah Regional Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Regional Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, October 25, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Savannah Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-6084.

Community Development District 3
There are no updates at this time.



Community Development District 4

Chatham Recreation Center Kitchen

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chatham Recreation Center Kitchen will be closed from Wednesday, October 21, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020 for floor installation. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chatham Recreation Center at 352-753-4570.



 ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Is seeking a primary and alternate volunteer committee member
for Village Community Development District No. 4. 


Village Community Development District No. 4 (District 4) is seeking a primary and alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

The primary applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 4 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 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 Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 1/2 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.).

The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 4 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 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. This requires attendance at the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once every month thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 1/2 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.).

If you are interested in becoming a primary or alternate volunteer representative for District No. 4, applications are available on the link below. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020. For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912.

Primary and Alternate Applications

Community Development District 5

Hibiscus Recreation Center Bocce, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, and Picnic Pavilion Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Recreation Center Bocce Courts, Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoes Courts and Picnic Pavilion will be closed for pressure washing on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Hibiscus Recreation Center at 352-751-6761.



Churchill Street Recreation Center – Triple Crown Card Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Churchill Street Recreation Center, Triple Crown Card Room, will be closed for maintenance Monday, October 19, 2020 through Sunday, October 25, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Churchill Street Recreation Center at 352-751-6200.
 

Community Development District 6
No updates at this time.

 



Community Development District 7
Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center Indoor Facilities and Outdoor Facilities will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The Colony Cottage Fitness Center will remain open. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935. 


 
Community Development District 8
No updates at this time.





Community Development District 9

Manatee Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Manatee Recreation Center will be closed for Quarterly Cleaning on Sunday, October 25, 2020. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Manatee Recreation Center at 352-674-8411.


Community Development District 10

Rohan Regional Recreation Center Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rohan Regional Recreation Center Sports Pool will be closed on Monday, October 26, 2020 for maintenance. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Rohan Regional Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.



Callahan and Belle Glade Villas - Updated 9/15/2020

Callahan and Belle Glade Villa Residents, District Property Management (DPM) has reviewed engineering data and design alternatives to repair and restore the roadways within your villas. A system has been designed that will relieve all excess water, allowing the storm system to work as intended. This will allow the drainage along the roadways in Callahan and Belle Glade Villas to function properly. The solicitation process for this project is now complete. DPM will be moving forward with the project when current water levels and weather patterns return to normal, minimizing the risk of project interruption that could result in additional de-watering and mobilization costs. Once completed, DPM will monitor the area to make sure the changes were effective and schedule the mill and overlay portion of the project. Thank you for your patience and be assured the District is working diligently to provide a long-term and cost-effective solution.


Community Development District 11
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 12
There are no updates at this time.

Community Development District 13

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 McQueary, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.mcqueary@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.