This past Tuesday (7/28/15) was the most recent WVID meeting. There wasn't much news to share. Basically, the items were updates or progress ongoing issues that have been discussed before. So, I am going to keep this brief...as I am also finishing my capstone project for the MBA/Real Estate and moving into Gran Paradiso (getting the keys tomorrow! Hooray!) You will really want to watch for the blog about the next meeting, though, or even attend it in person. It will be August 25th, and it will be the annual meeting on finance for the district.
July 28th, 2015, meeting highlights:
- - Legal representation was authorized to move forward with plans for land annexation (the swap with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System) as the exchange has occurred.
- - WVID is going to become a member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.
- - The purchase and sale agreement for the 32 acre park area is ready and moving forward (Paw park...another 'Hooray' here!).
- - Index map and pattern book to be redone with forthcoming changes, i.e. the new district boundaries from land annexation (The index map is the district map and the pattern book is basically plans or "pattern" to follow for the community).
- - Lennar estimates $700k in improvements on Renaissance Blvd., but were the district only has around $600k available for it.
- - District manager brought up that discussion for ability to assess in IslandWalk expansion is to begin.
- - Lennar is completing their landscaping around new area of coach homes, but the district acknowledged it needs to begin to address the appearance in that area along the 41 corridor.
- - Lightning strikes and surges have caused some issues. Much of the district common area lighting is in disrepair and to be replaced.
- - A second pedestrian node was recommended for Renaissance Blvd. for aesthetic balance.
- - Rainy season has helped the water situation momentarily, but the problem is not solved. The district engineer and district committee chair will be working toward long-term solutions. They will start with the Northern part of the property first.
- - Finally, two items were combined into one project - the sod replacement and landscaping improvements around district monuments. Valley Crest was the only service to attend a mandatory meeting to obtain bids for sod replacement, and their bid rose from $0.75 to $1.03 per square foot. It was determined that the district will negotiate with Valley Crest in hopes of finding ways to reduce the ultimate cost.
More details will be given on any items as I get them.
Don't forget to plan on attending the next meeting...August 25th, 2015, at 11am. The meetings are held at North Port City Hall (2nd floor) off of Sumter (Interstate 75 exit 182).
See you there!
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Aileen “Ali” Johnston, MHA
(currently working on an MBA in Real Estate)
Realtor®, Hoover Realty LLC