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September 27, 2022

General Information

Silver Lake and Amberwood Executive Golf Courses

The Silver Lake and Amberwood Executive Golf Courses will be closed for water management implementations due to excessive rain Thursday, September 1, 2022 until further notice. The movement of water from one area to another helps the District ensure the integrity of our holding capabilities throughout the various water retention basins. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Executive Golf Maintenance Department at 352-674-1885.

Chula Vista Executive Golf Course

The Chula Vista Executive Golf Course will be closed for water management implementations due to excessive rain Tuesday, August 30, 2022 until further notice. The movement of water from one area to another helps the District ensure the integrity of our holding capabilities throughout the various water retention basins. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Executive Golf Maintenance Department at 352-674-1885.
The Villages Dog Parks

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the following Villages Dog Parks will not open until 9:00am one day per week due to maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the recreation center listed below.

• Atlas Canine Park, Wednesday; Rohan Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8400

• Brinson/Perry Dog Park, Wednesday; SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Complex at 352-750-2488

• Dudley Canine Park, Friday; Fenney Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8460

• Paradise Dog Park, Thursday; Paradise Regional Recreation Complex at 352-753-0637

• Rupert Canine Park, Thursday; Riverbend Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8455

 Homestead Dog Park, Thursday; Homestead Village Recreation Center at 352-674-1971


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 - Updated 7/14/2022

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 Utility Billing at 352-750-0000.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changed by 9.060% from June 2021 to June 2022. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of August.


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.  



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® community may be photographed and recorded. Participant, by engaging in the activity, irrevocably consents to be photographed and recorded and grants The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licensees the right to publish and use such photographs and recordings for informational, advertising, marketing, and similar purposes.



Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities - UPDATED 3/25/2022


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 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 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  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 & Parks 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

There are no updates at this time.

Lady Lake / Lake County
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Center Community Development District for the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 is seeking an alternate volunteer member to serve as their representative on the Architectural Review Committee.

The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of the Lady Lake / Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.).

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, the application is available by clicking the application link below. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.

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. 

Application


Rio Grande Neighborhood Recreation Area Family Pool - Updated 9/20/2022

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rio Grande Neighborhood Recreation Area Family Pool will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, August 24, 2022 through Thursday, September 29, 2022.  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 Chula Vista Village Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.
La Hacienda Regional Recreation Complex Pickleball and Tennis Courts

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Complex Pickleball and Tennis Courts will be closed for maintenance Monday, September 19, 2022 through Sunday, October 2, 2022. 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 La Hacienda Regional Recreation Complex at 352-753-1716.

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

Community Development District 2
NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 2 (District 2) Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, which was recently vacated due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor. The remainder of the existing four (4) year term for the vacated Seat will expire in November 2022.

Any interested applicants must be a qualified elector which is defined by Florida Statute 190 as “any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Florida and of the District, and who registers to vote with the Supervisor of Elections in the county in which the district land is located". To obtain additional information or request an application you may contact Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk, at (352) 751-3939 or obtain a copy of the application by clicking on the link below.

Applications must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL.

The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL.

**The Board of Supervisors welcome interested applicants to include a resume with their experience as an attachment to the application**

Application

Community Development District 3
Saddlebrook Recreation Bocce and Shuffleboard Courts

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Recreation Bocce and Shuffleboard Courts will be closed for shade structure replacement Tuesday, September 27, 2022 through Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 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 Saddlebrook Recreation at 352-259-5377.

Community Development District 4
Chatham Village Recreation Center Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chatham Village Recreation Center Family Pool will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, September 28, 2022 through Thursday, October 13, 2022. 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 Chatham Village Recreation Center at 352-753-4570.
Chatham Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chatham Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Thursday, September 29, 2022. 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 Chatham Village Recreation Center at 352-753-4570.
Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Friday, September 30, 2022. 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 Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex at 352-259-6040.

Community Development District 5
NOTICE OF VACANCY - DISTRICT NO. 5 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Village Community Development District No. 5 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 4, which will be vacated on November 3, 2022 due to the resignation of the existing Board Supervisor. The selected applicant will be sworn in at the November 18, 2022 meeting for a four (4) year term, which will expire in November 2026.

Any interested applicants must be a qualified elector which is defined by Florida Statute 190 as “any person at least 18 years of age who is a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Florida and of the District, and who registers to vote with the Supervisor of Elections in the county in which the district land is located". To obtain additional information or request an application you may contact Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk, at (352) 751-3939 or obtain a copy of the application by clicking the link below. 

Applications must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL.

The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants during a Board Meeting to be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. in the SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL.

**The Board of Supervisors welcome interested applicants to include a resume with their experience as an attachment to the application**

Application

Lake Miona Regional Recreation Complex Shuffleboard Courts

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Complex Shuffleboard Courts will be closed for resurfacing Monday, September 19, 2022 through Friday, October 7, 2022. 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 Lake Miona Regional Recreation Complex at 352-430-2950.
Allamanda Village Recreation Center Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Allamanda Village Recreation Center Billiards Room will be closed for table renovations Wednesday, September 28, 2022 through Friday, September 30, 2022. 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 Allamanda Village Recreation Center at 352-750-1941.

Community Development District 6
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Community Development District No. 6 (District 6) is seeking an alternate volunteer member to serve as their representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of District 6, 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. 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.).

If you are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for District 6, the application is available by clicking the application link below. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.

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.

Application


Community Development District 7
Odell Village Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Odell Village Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 29, 2022. 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 Odell Village Recreation Center at 352-750-2700.

Community Development District 8
SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on Monday, September 26, 2022. 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 SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Complex at 352-750-2488.

Community Development District 9
Atwood Villas - Updated 2/09/2022

Atwood Villa Residents: District Property Management and their professional engineer consultants are planning the installation of new and improved underdrain systems to extend the usable lifespan of the roadway asphalt. Due to varying seasonal conditions, a final geotechnical inspection is being scheduled in order to verify the existing data previously gathered. District Property Management will then receive an official remediation proposal with total costs for the project. The proposal will be presented to the District 9 boards for approval. Once approved, the project will go out to bid. The winning bidder will also require approval by the boards. After that process is completed, construction will be scheduled.

Community Development District 10
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Community Development District No. 10 (District 10) is seeking an alternate volunteer member to serve as their representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of District 10, 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. 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.).

If you are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for District 10, the application is available by clicking the application link below. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.

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.

Application
Callahan and Belle Glade Villas - Updated 2/09/2022

Callahan and Belle Glade Villa Residents: District Property Management and their professional engineer consultants are planning the installation of new and improved underdrain systems to extend the usable lifespan of the roadway asphalt. Due to varying seasonal conditions, a final geotechnical inspection is being scheduled in order to verify the existing data previously gathered. District Property Management will then receive an official remediation proposal with total costs for the project. The proposal will be presented to the District 10 boards for approval. Once approved, the project will go out to bid. The winning bidder will also require approval by the boards. After that process is completed, construction will be scheduled.
Rohan Recreation Pickleball Courts - Updated 9/23/2022

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rohan Recreation Pickleball Courts will be closed for maintenance Monday, September 26, 2022 through Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 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 Rohan Recreation at 352-674-8400.
Rohan Regional Recreation Complex Tennis Courts, Platform Tennis Courts 3 and 4 and Pickleball Court Pod A

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rohan Regional Recreation Complex Tennis Courts, Platform Tennis Courts 3 and 4 and Pickleball Court Pod A will be closed for surface repairs Friday, July 8, 2022 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 Rohan Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8400.
Burnsed Recreation Billiards Hall

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Burnsed Recreation Billiards Hall was closed for table recovering and is now open for play! Please stop by to see the improved facilities! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Burnsed Recreation at 352-674-8430. 
Burnsed Billiards Tables
Burnsed Village Recreation Center Pickleball and Tennis Courts - Updated 8/17/2022


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Burnsed Village Recreation Center Pickleball and Tennis Courts will be closed for resurfacing Monday, August 1, 2022 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 Burnsed Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8430.

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
There are no updates at this time.


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.