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September 21, 2021

General Information

Recreation Sponsored Events

After reviewing The Villages Recreation and Parks Department sponsored lifestyle events calendar, due to the size of the event and expected attendance in an indoor environment, we have decided to cancel The Enrichment Academy Expo scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021 and the Fall Craft Show scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. The next craft show is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2022.

We continue to review our calendar of events on a monthly basis and regret the short notice and any inconveniences created. For the most up-to-date information on all upcoming events, please monitor The Villages Recreation & Parks publication and visit DistrictGov.org. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the manager/supervisor at your local facility or email RecreationDepartment@DistrictGov.org.


Pimlico Executive Golf Course

The Pimlico Executive Golf Course will close on Monday, August 23, 2021 until further notice as part of a utility infrastructure improvement project. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Executive Golf Maintenance at 352-674-1885. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


Escambia Executive Golf Course


As repairs are made to the water retention basin located near the Moyer Recreation Center, the Escambia Executive Golf Course will close on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 until further notice.  For your safety, please refrain from entering this area.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. 


Sandhill Executive Golf Course

The Sandhill Executive Golf Course will be closed until further notice for an approved infrastructure project which includes removing old grass and soil, inspection of drainage and repairs and installation of new soil and grass. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Executive Golf Maintenance at 352-674-1885. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


Sweetgum Executive Golf Course

The Sweetgum Executive Golf Course will be closed until further notice for an approved infrastructure project which includes removing old grass and soil, inspection of drainage and repairs and installation of new soil and grass. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Executive Golf Maintenance at 352-674-1885. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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

•Mulberry Dog Park, Wednesday; Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex at 352-259-6040

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

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



Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

New signage has been added to the Sharon Rose Wiechens Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found at the preserve. Drop by and take a look.

Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve Signage 1Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve Signage 2



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 5.391% from June 2020 to June 2021. 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 2/17/2021

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

Chula Vista Village Recreation Center Adult Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Village Recreation Center Adult Pool will be closed for extended maintenance Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8, 2021. 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 Village Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.


Paradise Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities & Family Pool


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities, and Family Pool will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, September 26, 2021. 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 Complex at 352-753-0637.


Hilltop Neighborhood Recreation Area & Adult Pool


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hilltop Recreation Area and Adult Pool will be closed for maintenance Monday, October 18, 2021 through Friday, October 22, 2021. 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 Paradise Regional Recreation Complex at 352-753-0637.


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



Community Development District 1

No updates at this time

Community Development District 2

Savannah Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities & Sports Pool


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities, and Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 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 Complex at 352-750-6084.


Community Development District 3

No updates at this time


Community Development District 4

Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities & Sport 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 Saturday, September 25, 2021. 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 Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex at 352-259-6040.



Clearview Avenue

As the District prepares for renovation of the First Responders Recreation Center, the area is in the process of being secured for construction.  The vehicular entrance at Clearview Avenue is scheduled to close on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  The Clearview Avenue entrance will remain accessible for golf cars only accessing the Soulliere Villas and The First Baptist Church of The Villages.  All vehicular traffic to The First Baptist Church of The Villages should use the church entrance at Highway 42. Please use caution in this area and pay attention to all directional signage.  For additional updates on the First Responders Recreation Center, please visit www.DistrictGov.org


Chatham Village Recreation Center Chateauguay Card Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chatham Village Recreation Center Chateauguay Card Room, will be closed on Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021 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 Chatham Village Recreation Center at 352-753-4570. 


Community Development District 5

Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Complex Pickleball and Tennis Courts - UPDATED 8/31/2021


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Complex Pickleball and Tennis courts will be closed for re-surfacing Wednesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 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 Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Complex at 352-751-7110.


Hibiscus Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities, and Family Pool


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool will be closed Saturday, September 25, 2021 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 Hibiscus Village Recreation Center at 352-674-6761.




Pimlico Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Pimlico Village Recreation Center will be closed for wallpaper replacement. All indoor facilities will be closed on Tuesday, September 7 through Thursday, September 30, 2021. 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 Pimlico Village Recreation Center at 352-259-6990.

 

Community Development District 6

Bacall Village Recreation Center Room Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Bacall Village Recreation Center Maltese Falcon Room will be closed Monday, September 20 through Tuesday, September 21, 2021 for maintenance. 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 Bacall Village Recreation Center at 352-350-2281.


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Community Development District No. 6 (District 6) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 6 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.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, 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.


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

NOTICE OF VACANCY
VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT NO. 7 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


The Village Community Development District No. 7 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 1, which is vacant due to the resignation of a 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 the link below.

Applications must be submitted to Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk no later than Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages.

Applications received by the District Clerk’s Office between Monday, August 16, 2021 and Tuesday, October 5, 2021 will be considered by the Board of Supervisors, during the Village Community Development District No. 7 Board Meeting held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 meeting at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at SeaBreeze 2384Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, Florida 32162.

District No. 7 Board of Supervisors Application 


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Community Development District No. 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 7 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.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, 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.

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 8

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Village Community Development District No. 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full time resident of District 8 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 hours (8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.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, complete the attached 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 9

Captiva Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, September 19, 2021.  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 Captiva Village Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.


Captiva Village Recreation Center Starfish Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Village Recreation Center, Starfish Room, will be closed for maintenance Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 8, 2021.  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 Captiva Village Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.


Bradenton Village Recreation Center Royal Palm Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Bradenton Village Recreation Center, Royal Palm Room, will be closed for floor cleaning on Sunday, September 19, 2021. 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 Bradenton Village Recreation Center at 674-8380.


Dunedin Neighborhood Recreation Area Adult Pool


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Dunedin Neighborhood Recreation Area Adult Pool will be closed for acid washing Friday, September 10 through Saturday, September 18, 2021. 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 Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8411.

Community Development District 10

Callahan and Belle Glade Villas - Updated 7/16/2021


Callahan and Belle Glade Villa Residents: District Property Management and their professional engineer consultants have determined extremely high groundwater throughout the Villas, combined with an ineffective and potentially clogged underdrain system, has led to premature failure of the asphalt roadway.  

District Property Management is developing a scope of work to unearth the underdrain system at specific locations to inspect the system.  If clogging has occurred within the packing material surrounding the underdrain pipes, the entire underdrain system will need to be reconstructed to lower the groundwater to a sufficient depth below the pavement section.  Following this, the Villa roadways would receive asphalt mill and overlay.


Community Development District 11

Moyer Village Recreation Center Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Moyer Village Recreation Center Family Pool will be closed for maintenance until further notice. 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 Moyer Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8440. 


Moyer Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities & Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Moyer Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities, Outdoor Facilities and Family Pool will be closed on Sunday, September 26, 2021 for quarterly 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 Moyer Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8440. 



Community Development District 12

Water Lily Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Water Lily Village Recreation Center Indoor Facilities will be closed for maintenance Monday, September 27 through Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 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 Water Lily Village Recreation Center at 352-674-1962.


Spanish Moss Neighborhood Recreation Area Bocce Courts


In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Spanish Moss Neighborhood Recreation Area Bocce Courts will be closed for maintenance Friday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 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 Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8460. 


Riverbend Village Recreation Center Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Riverbend Village Recreation Center Family Pool will be closed for trellis work Saturday, September 18 through Friday, October 8, 2021. 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 Riverbend Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8455.

Community Development District 13

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.