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The community newsletter that brings us together! â€˘ I, II, III & IV V o l u m e I , I s s u e X I I - J u LY, 2 0 1 1
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Each month the CDDs of Meadow Pointe write some great articles to keep you informed. They also encourage you to attend the monthly meetings to learn more about the community; behind the scenes. Even if you go only every other month, you are being proactive and learning a lot. The meetings are a great time to ask any questions or share your concerns. The dates and times are inside.
Proud Member of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce © 2011 Meadow Pointe News. All rights reserved. Meadow Pointe News is published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents of the Meadow Pointe community and advertisers. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher or the Meadow Pointe Community Development Districts I, II, III and IV. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by Meadow Pointe News. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher res erves the right to reject or edit for length and clarity all submissions. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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MEAD W POINTE I INFO Meadow Pointe Clubhouse
28245 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 973-1671 F: (813) 973-7268 email@example.com www.meadowpointecdd.com
Office Hours: (M-F) 8 am - 5 pm Operations Manager: Keith Fisk Clubhouse Hours: Everyday from 8am - 9:30pm Pool hours: 10am - Dusk
An Interview with CDD Supervisor
Kelly Garvin Rodriguez
MP CDD Supervisors
Chair: Dennis Smith- 994-9832 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Lutfi Jadallah - 991-7511 email@example.com Vice Chair: Pat Asklar - 973-7943 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary: Kelly Rodriguez- 991-7955 email@example.com Assistant Secretary: Dawn Khalil - 991-4249 firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. All are welcome!
MP1 Community Council (MP1CC) The community council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live. If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at email@example.com for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.
Current Village reps are:
Arbors - Dennis Costa Broadlands - Nancy Deacon Murray Grasslands - Susan Walsh-Boyle Hammocks - Erick Egeland Meadowlands - Diane Hemphill Parkland - Carlotta Bernard Pinedale - Brett Landry Savannahs - Tim Taylor Springs - Mike Rosche Summerbrooke - Mike Smith Woodlands - Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS
How long have you lived in Meadow Pointe 1?
What are your top priorities for improving our community?
I always wanted to live in sunny Florida, and finally made it happen in January 2006. I bought a house in the Grasslands, enrolled my girls in Meadow Pointe schools, and have been happy making Meadow Pointe home ever since.
1. Keep assessments low!
What is your “day job”?
3. Encourage more resident participation with the Board. I want to hear what residents want, and I want to be responsive to that.
I love medicine and I’m good with languages, so I work as a certified medical interpreter at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. I help people from other countries understand their disease, diagnostic testing, treatment options, and side effects.
What made you want to be a MP1 CDD supervisor? In Florida, so many people are from ‘somewhere else,’ so it’s important to me that we cultivate a friendly, almost ‘old-fashioned’ neighborhood atmosphere. I envision a community where we know each other, look out for one another, and celebrate each other’s victories. I also see a vibrant place where people can find recreation and fitness activities. I want to do it with a keen eye toward the budget. Being on the Board is rewarding because all of the supervisors are conscientious of our fiscal responsibilities. We take our jobs seriously, with the best interest of Meadow Pointe residents first and foremost. JuLY 2011
2. Continue to build a unified community through events such as fairs, expos, sporting events, holiday activities, pool parties, yard sale days, etc.
4. That Meadow Pointe keep up with peer communities in terms of amenities, beautification, and value.
How do you see Meadow Pointe 1 in the future? I see Meadow Pointe as a thriving familyoriented community with activities for children of all ages, and family fun. Personally, I like to focus on fitness, such as the new gym, tennis improvements, and yoga classes. When I go to the new fitness building at night, I see the people playing tennis, basketball, and volleyball. I see people going to dance class, Zumba, and yoga nearly every night. During the day, the pool has swimmers and splashers cooling off in the water. People have fun here; people feel safe here. It’s such a great atmosphere. Meadow Pointe is the place to be, and it’s only going to get better!
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If interested in a bridge club, Thursdays, contact Mary Cline at 994-7904.
Hearing Impaired Assistance Meadow Pointe 1 has teamed up with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc. to have space at our clubhouse to meet with people who may need special phones. Contact Jane Swanson at 727-853-1010 to make an appointment! This is a FREE service.
Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel
Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1 Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 973-4734.
Tuesdays from 10-12 at MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Gloria Glauser, 991-4500.
MP1 Yoga Club
Find your balance, strength and flexibility every Wednesday evenings in the MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
uring the June 2 CDD meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved a draft budget for FY 2012 (October 2011 – September 2012). As Meadow Pointe 1 gets closer to paying off the original bond, property owners will see a decrease in the Debt Service Fund (DSF) assessment and an increase in the General Fund Assessment. The total of all MP1 assessments will decrease by approximately 7%. The remaining DSF assessment will be eliminated in the FY 2013 budget after the bond is paid off.
Please note that the CDD assessment indicated in these notices is an estimate, and the assessment cannot exceed the amount stated in the TRIM notice.
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Tennis lessons at MP 1
Coach Bill Arfsten USPTA trains all levels of players. Call 469-2267 for more information on private and group lessons.
To the Pointe Dance Classes
Ballet, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons are available at the MP1 fitness center Mondays between 4:30 and 7pm. Classes are $30/ month. Contact Chrissy at 679-0395, or email ToThePointeDanceCentre@yahoo.com for more information.
The public hearing to adopt the FY 2012 budget will be conducted during the CDD meeting to be held on August 4, at 6:30 PM in the clubhouse. Each property owner will receive a letter in July containing the legal notice for the public hearing and a breakdown of the assessments by fund. They will also receive the “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes and Proposed or Adopted Non-Ad Velorem Assessments” (commonly referred to as the “TRIM” notice) in late August.
s we move into the planning stages to replace our playground at Meadow Pointe 1, we are looking for your recommendations of what to include in an
updated play area for our community. Please join us at our next CDD meeting, Thursday, July 7th at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse to share your ideas!
MP1 has a Racquetball Challenge from 6 p.m. to closing Thursdays for experienced players. A great way to find a racquetball partner, or meet others at your level. Contact the Fitness Center for more information.
Swim Kids USA will have swim classes at Clubhouse I (May-Sept). Call Alan at 991-6258 or register at www.swimkidsusa.com.
ZUMBA with Gabby
Classes are Tuesday nights; $6 per or 5 for $25; 6:45pm Low Impact; 7:30pm Regular Class. Contact Gabby at 263-8046 for more information. Page 6
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ephyrhills Chiropractic has been in existence for forty-five years. The prior owner was Charles Martin. Dr. Forster took over the watch of Zephyrhills Chiropractic in 1983 and it has grown to house a new facility of 3850 square feet and is a state-ofthe-art chiropractic clinic which offers many different procedures to assist patients in regaining their health. We have a staff of four chiropractic assistants and one doctor in which Dr. Forster has extensive training in Bioenergetics, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and has the capacity to handle many different and difficult cases. We have a full physiotherapeutics facility with Thompson Terminal Point spring-loaded adjustment tables, activator technique for
chiropractic care, and pulse diathermy to reduce inflammatory regions of the body following auto accident trauma. We have specific electrotherapy in the forms of micro current and Russian interferential. We have hot and cold therapy and we also utilize traction tables and distraction techniques for lumbar disc involvements. We also employ radiographic techniques. We can order nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scans, blood work, lab work and we have a thermography department to do thermographic evaluation of temperature abnormalities in the body. We have 25 years of healthcare experience here at this clinic and Dr. Foster continues his educational quest. He holds a Chiropractic Physicianâ€™s Degree, an Acupuncture Physicianâ€™s License and a
Naturopathic Medical Doctor degree from the Florida College of Integrated Medicine. You are in good hands in an integrated medical approach at the Zephyrhills Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic. We have the ability to take care of auto accidents, slips and falls, Medicare, and we are a Humana provider as well as other multiple HMOs and PPOs. Come see us at Zephyrhills Chiropractic. You will be glad you did. Come and talk to a real doctor. v Contact Info: George Forster Zephyrhills Chiropractic 782-9564
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Hurricane Preparation: Evacuating Your Home Part 1 of 3 by Elizabeth B. Bolton, USF
very year Floridians are faced with the possibility of hurricanes. Most years these dreaded storms do not land on our shores and mainland. However, in the not too distant past hurricanes have had devastating effects on many communities in Florida and every year the possibility exists that communities will be hit during the summer and fall months.
During the months of potential hurricanes, it is important to plan for the worst and hope that it never happens. For example, you and your family may be asked to leave your home due to some emergency conditions in your community. Your local emergency officials will not ask you to leave your home or location unless there is a valid reason. Do not try and second-guess
the validity of their request. Do as they say immediately. Most of the time these requests and related information will come through radio broadcasts or the local TV station. Different warning methods may be used such as a siren or telephone calls. Stay tuned and follow the directions and the evacuation routes recommended by the emergency officials. The most important thing to keep in mind is to have a plan for a possible evacuation. Be prepared to evacuate and keep the following suggestions in mind.
Know the route and follow directions. Keep a map on hand that will enable you to take a route that may be unfamiliar to you. Be prepared to use routes specified by the emergency officials. Do not use any road or shortcut that they do not recommend. Some areas familiar to you may no longer be accessible or they may be dangerous for reasons unknown to you.
Local authorities will tell you what to do. Stay in touch with local authorities. They are in touch with the state or federal authorities and will know which route to take and what local conditions might be. If you follow their instructions, you are more likely to arrive in a safe location and to be able to communicate with your family members or friends.
Keep your vehicle’s tank filled. Gas stations may be closed during a hurricane and prior to its arrival. During power outages, fuel pumps at gas stations may not work. Prepare for the hurricane by filling your tank well in advance of the storm.
One vehicle per household. If it is necessary to evacuate, plan to take one vehicle per household. This will keep family members together and reduce the number of cars on yourparticular evacuation route.
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5 Auto Theft Myths
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This defeatist attitude led to the development of the “Wiser Drivers Wise Up” (www.wiserdrivers.com) program, which is designed to educate drivers about how to handle a vehicle theft. The project is a joint collaboration of the Insurance Information Institute, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The program teaches drivers about the 5 myths of auto theft that can make them vulnerable to the high cost of car theft:
Myth 1: Most Thefts Occur in Unprotected Areas Parking in an unprotected area doesn’t mean your vehicle is more likely to be stolen. An FBI report on “Crime in the United States” revealed that over onethird of all vehicle thefts occur at a home, compared to only two of every 10 vehicle thefts occurring at a parking lot. Vehicles that are stolen from highways, roads or alleys, including carjacking, account for the smallest number of thefts.
Myth 2: Stolen Vehicles Are Usually Found Although about one-half of all stolen vehicles are recovered, the first few days are critical. The longer the vehicle remains in the possession of criminals, the less chance of recovery. Fridays and Saturdays are the days with the highest frequency of motor vehicle theft and Mondays and Tuesdays have the highest recovery rates. Page 10
Many insured drivers believe that once they report a stolen car, their auto insurance will automatically cover a rental car until their vehicle is found. Although theft coverage is included via the comprehensive part of an auto insurance policy, this coverage may not automatically include a replacement rental car for a stolen vehicle.
Myth 4: Anti-Theft Devices Are Easy to Install Pay a competent professional to wire, install and test your anti-theft system because today’s vehicles are too complex for an untrained person to cut into a vehicle’s electronics. Don’t select the installer on price alone. Check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) to see if the business is reputable. You should also ask if the Mobile Electronics Certification Program (MECP) has certified the alarm system technician. If not, you may want to look elsewhere. The installer should provide a written warranty and show you how the anti-theft system works so that you are comfortable with its operation.
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The expense involved in car theft is an important reason why consumers must be prepared in advance to handle their vehicle being stolen. However, consumer attitudes about preventing auto theft are based on a number of misconceptions, which can result in serious consequences for the victim. Many consumers believe that it is almost impossible to avoid being victimized. They feel that car thieves can’t be stopped by these methods of protection.
Myth 3: Insurance Always Provides a Rental Car
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he National Crime Information Center, a unit of the FBI, reported that in 2010, a vehicle was stolen every 25.5 seconds in the United States. The agency said that a total of 1,235,226 vehicles were taken, which amounts to over $7.6 billion in vehicle losses alone.
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Conservation/Wetlands (Woods) In Meadow Pointe. A reminder to all residents, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) will place fines on the District if there is any disturbance to conservation/ wetlands.
This includes walking through, playing, clearing, planting, building forts or structures, etc. Parents, please inform your children about this issue.
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MEAD W POINTE II INFO Meadow Pointe II CDD Information www.meadowpointe2cdd.org
MPII CLUBHOUSE CONTACT INFORMATION Bill Snyder
30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Office: 991.5016 Fax: 991.6169 E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Sunday 8AM - 10PM
Monday - Friday 5AM - 9:45PM Saturday - Sunday 8AM - 9:45PM
Pool Hours (Pool is not heated) Thursday - Tuesday 10AM - Dusk Wednesday 12PM - Dusk
MP II CDD SUPERVISORS Linda Straw Chairman email@example.com Mark Glassman Vice-Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Bovis Assistant Treasurer email@example.com
MP2 FAQ .
Happy 4th of July to the residents of Meadow Pointe II; I hope everyone has a wonderful visit with their families and friends. We know this is going to be a busy travel Holiday, so please use caution and watch out for children crossings our streets and roadways. Please take time to read a few of the frequently asked questions our staff answers on an almost daily basis.
What time does the Pool Open and Close? The pool opens at 10 AM each day except Wednesday’s when it opens at 12 PM. The Pool closes each day at dusk.
Is alcohol permitted in the clubhouse or pool area? No. MPII CDD prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages.
I live in ________ Village. What days do we have recycling? If you live east of Mansfield your recycling day is Friday. July 8th & 22th; August 5th & 19th September 2nd; 16th & 30th October 14th & 28th November 11th & 25th December 9th & 23st. If you live west of Mansfield your recycling day is Wednesday. July 6th & 20th; September 14th & 28th; November 9th & 23rd;
August 3rd, 17th & 31st October 12th & 26th December 7th & 21st.
What days of the week can I water my yard? If your address ends with, then water days are: 0-1 – Tues & Fri; 2-3 – Thurs & Sun 4-5 – Mon & Fr 6-7 – Tues & Sat 8-9 – Wed & Sun
How many days advance notice do I need to get a parking p ermit? 72 hours. Residents of Charlesworth, Covina Key, Sedgwick, Tullamore and Vermillion, pls contact your HOA for parking rules. Parking Permits are $30.00 and you may reserve a maximum of four dates (in a calendar year) on one permit .
Whom do I call for injured animals? Animal Control: 813-929-1212
What do I do or whom do I call to report someone fishing in my pond? Please call Pasco Sheriff Non-Emergency at 813929-1204 to report. Residents may fish on the pond located at the east side of Mansfield Blvd, across from Wellington.
Does Meadow Pointe II have a website? Yes, visit us online at www.meadowpointe2cdd.org These are just a sampling of calls we receive each day, so I hope this helps. Have a safe summer!
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The game is fast paced and exciting and great exercise for the entire family. Pickle ball is played on a badminton size court and players use wood type paddles and a whiffle type ball. It’s lots of fun … come and check it out!!! Monday, Wednesday and Friday, alternating between MPI and MPII @ 6:30pm
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Sheriff’s Office Brief
n June, I had the opportunity to meet with newly appointed Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco, Colonel Brian Head, Major Maurice Radford and Captain Joe Frontz.
To control scales, mites, etc. – Homemade insecticidal soap – 2 ½ tablespoons liquid dish washing detergent and 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil to 1 gallon water. Spray tops and underside of leaves. Works like a charm!
New at the clubhouse: Learn Ballroom Dancing Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-8pm. Foxtrot, waltz and east coast swing. Couples and Singles welcome. For more info, call the clubhouse.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is an exciting 6-week program that provides participants with an up-close and detailed look at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and modern law enforcement. As a member, you will learn about the latest trends and procedures in law enforcement, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the various departments. You will also have the opportunity to participate in tours of various Sheriff’s Office buildings and ride in an agency vehicle with a road patrol deputy.
I was excited to hear the new Sheriff’s plans for the future of the Agency. More emphasis will be placed on proactive Intelligence-Led Policing, while continuing to support the regular patrol activities.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy meets two times a week for three hours. The program is 6 weeks long and there is no cost to participate, but seating is limited. For more information about arrangements for an academy class in the Wesley Chapel area, please e-mail me (Jerry Lynn) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of the Citizen Police Academy, participants receive a certificate of graduation.
Sheriff Nocco expressed an interest in hearing from the residents of Pasco County about their concerns regarding the state of the county from a law enforcement aspect. He asked if there would be an interest in holding a Sheriff’s Citizens Academy in the Wesley Chapel area.
As the temperatures rise during the summer months, we find ourselves opening our garage doors more frequently to partake in outdoor activities around our homes. Leaving garages open and unattended unfortunately leaves an opening for theft crimes of opportunity. The Deputies
servicing Meadow Pointe II and Meadow Pointe III have advised me that there have been incidents of bicycle and yard equipment being stolen out of garages and driveways, even when the homeowner’s are at home or in the yard. While we reside in a nice, and usually peaceful community, please do your best to protect yourselves from would be thieves. Taking care to close garage doors, bring bicycles and yard equipment inside, securing your vehicles and keeping valuables and appealing items out of view, whenever possible, can help prevent you from becoming a victim. As always, be aware of what’s going on around your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activity to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (non-emergency number: 813-929-1204; emergency number: 911). Enjoy your summer.
- Gerald D. Lynn MPII Government Liaison Representative
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#1 in the District By Scott Kadlub
ongratulations to the first ever Angels All Star team to win the District 4 Championship. The 2011 Wesley Chapel Angels All Star Team, shook off their nerves after dropping their opening game 2-0 to West Pasco, the bats started to hit and the pitching was outstanding. In the first Loser’s bracket game, sporadic hits and great pitching led to a 2-0 win against Hernando. Later on that day, the bats came alive against Springhill and more great pitching led to a 16-0 win. In a rematch against West Pasco, Riley Baxter pitched 4 solid innings and continued hitting led to
a 7-1 victory to force the “if necessary” game for the championship. In the 1st inning of the Championship game, Wesley Chapel scored 6 runs on 6 hits and then handed the ball To Jordyn Kadlub to pitch 5 shutout innings, in route to a 9-0 victory. After losing the first game 2-0, The Angels outscored their opponents 34-1 in route to the Championship. There was great bunting and baserunning by Shelby Westbrook, an inside the park HR by Jordan Almasy, a triple by Melissa Wark, and over .500 batting for Jordan Almasy, Logan Coward, Melissa Wark, Neely
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Peterson, Shelby Westbrook and a team batting average of .468. The defense played solid when they had to, but the awesome pitching kept their opponents hits quiet. In all the 5 pitchers gave up a total of 2 hits with only 11 balls put in play throughout the tournament and had 61 strikeouts, Jordyn Kadlub (10
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MEAD W POINTE III INFO Meadow Pointe III CDD Information www.meadowpointe3cdd.org
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Chairman: Paul Carlucci Vice Chairman: Michael Hall Assistant Secretary: John Johnson Assistant Secretary: William Galetta Assistant Secretary: Glen Johnston Board of Supervisors public meeting held second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse.
MPIII/MPIV HOA Board President: John Johnson Secretary: Diane Horner Treasurer: Seth Bohannon Director: Mark Sifford Director: Ken Kauffman
Management Team District Manager: Scott Brizendine Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely Rizzetta & Company, Inc. 5844 Old Pasco Road Ste. 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Phone: 813-994-1001 Fax: 813-994-2100 Amenities Manager-Kelly Evans Clubhouse Manager-Dan Richardson
MPIII Clubhouse Info 1500 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: 813-383-6676 Fax: 813-386-6676 Clubhouse Manager-Dan Richardson E-Mail: email@example.com Hours: 9am-9pm
Office Hours Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm Fitness Center: Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm Pool Hours Mon. - Sun. 9am – Dusk.
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A brief summary of key deed restrictions in force for homes in Meadow Pointe III & IV Disclaimers: This summary of the deed restrictions is offered for the convenience of homeowners and tenants. The actual text of the aassociation’s governing documents may be viewed on the association’s web site, www.mymeadowpointehoa.com Villa and townhome communities are subject to additional wdeed restrictions administered by independent homeowners’ associations established for those villages.
Residential Use. Homes are residences. A home business is permitted if it does not entail any traffic from customers, business associates or suppliers. Alterations. Homeowners must apply for and receive advance written approval for all material changes to the look of their homes. Pets. Cats, fish and birds are welcome, as are up to two dogs per household. Nuisance Animals. Dogs and cats must be leashed when they are outside. Owners must pick up, wrap up, and properly discard all the waste their pets deposit on the ground. Pets may not cause foul smells or excessive noise. Service Areas. All heating and air conditioning equipment, water softeners, pool pumps and filters, trash cans and other bulky items must be hidden from view from the street or adjacent lots. Trash. Rubbish, garbage and trash may not be kept in plain view on any lot except on scheduled collection days and then only in securely covered trash cans. Homeowners must arrange for disposal of items too big to fit in a 30-gallon container. Conservation Areas. No one may encroach on or use any protected wetlands or buffer zone JuLY 2011
Easements. No trees, shrubs or structures are allowed in common areas or easements. Anything located in an easement may be confiscated without compensation if it impedes use of the easement. Drainage Patterns. A homeowner is responsible for all damage caused by an alteration of the original drainage pattern. Watercraft. Personal watercraft and motorized boats may not be used on any lake or pond. Docks and boat ramps are prohibited. Ponds. Owners of lots adjacent to ponds are obligated to mow grass and clear brush to the high water line. Damaged sod must be replaced at the owner’s expense. Line of Sight. Anything that obstructs the vision of drivers is prohibited. Window Treatments. Interior blinds, curtains and shades must be compatible with the design and color of the house. Fences, Walls & Hedges. All kinds of fences except chain link are allowed. There are special rules governing the layout of fences and hedges on lots adjacent to conservation areas. Signs. One professionally printed “For Sale” or “For Rent” sign may be placed on any lot. No other signs are allowed. Mailboxes. Homeowners are responsible for cleaning, repair and replacement of their mail boxes and mailbox posts. Recreation Equipment. Trampolines, swingsets and other playground items must be placed directly behind the house. Air Conditioners. Window and wall units are prohibited. Pools and Spas. Above-ground pools are not allowed. Wading pools are permitted but must be emptied and stored out of sight when not in use. Portable spas may be placed only under cover on a lanai. Auxiliary Structures. Sheds are prohibited. Tents and portable gazebos are permitted but must be stored out of sight when not in use. Continued on page 22 Page 21
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Meadow Pointe III Tennis Class Schedule Adult Beginning Tennis 101 Classes Thursday Evenings - 7-8pm Beginning Mens & Ladies Mixed Clinic 1.0-2.5 Cost: $45/month: (60min, 1 day a wk x 4 wks) at Meadow Pointe 3 tennis Courts.
Kids Tennis Classes QuickStartâ„˘ for Little Tennis:
Beginning to Intermediate Kids:
Ages 12-16 yrs old. Cost: $45/month: (1 day a wk x 4 wks) 6 - 7pm Thur at Meadow Pointe 3 Courts Sign-Up for any classes online at www.the tennisconnection.com or call The Tennis Connection 813-949-9195
Come join our water aerobics workout Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 am.
Mahjong Ladies play Mahjong at MPIII Clubhouse every Wednesday 12 noon - 3 pm. Come meet new friends.
Ages 3-6 yrs old. Cost: $30/month: (1 day a wk x 4 wks) 5:30 - 6pm Thur at Meadow Pointe 3 Courts
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Ages 7-11 yrs old. Cost: $45/month: (1 day a wk x 4 wks) 6 - 7pm Thur at Meadow Pointe 3 Courts
Friday 10:30 am $6 per class.
Announcements If a resident would like to make an announcement in the MPIII Section, a birthday, anniversary, wedding or engagement please contact the Clubhouse at 813-383-6676
A brief summary of key deed restrictions in force for homes in Meadow Pointe III & IV Continued Passenger Vehicles. Passenger vehicles may be parked either in driveways or in garages. Parking is not permitted on the street, across a sidewalk or on landscaped areas. Inoperable or unregistered passenger vehicles may be parked only in a garage. Other Vehicles. Commercial vehicles, boats, RVs and trailers are prohibited. Commercial vehicles include: any car, truck or van displaying a business name and contact information; a truck loaded with tools, ladders, pipes or racks for ladders or pipes; a cargo van with no rear seating for passengers; a trailer designed for tools, supplies or equipment. Vehicle Repair & Maintenance. Repair and maintenance of vehicles is permitted only behind closed doors in a garage. Satellite Dishes. Dishes must be hidden to the extent possible without harming reception.
The Tennis Connection Summer Camp Tennis & Swimming ages 6 to 16 June 13-17 9am to 1pm July 11-15 9am to 1pm
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Tommy Girvin A.K.A “Mr Tommy” Photos by Talia Girvin
ommy Girvin, a Meadow Point III resident, is a composer and author and has been the musical director and lead guitar player for the famous classic rock singer “Eddie Money” for the past 24 years. Although, that keeps him busy and traveling abroad, here at home, the children of Wesley Chapel and Meadow Pointe have come to know him as Mr. Tommy, “Masterful Guitar Player, Endearing Storyteller”. Coming from a musical family, Mr. Tommy has been writing and performing since the age of 8. As a child, along with his brother and sister, he appeared in talent shows, store grand-openings, pizza parlors and various parties and events. “We learned the meaning of hard work and competition in the entertainment industry at an early age”, he said. Tommy has a long list of musical projects and achievements, but his newest venture, Mr. Tommy Presents has earned him his celebrity status here in New Tampa. Mr. Tommy was inspired by his children, Talia and Tommy, to write his first “Mr. Tommy” songs. “I would create songs as I sung to them at bedtime”, he recalls. His children were also both involved in the writing and singing of the songs on the “Mr. Tommy” CDs. “I love them dearly”, he said. Mr. Tommy Presents is the result of years of playing classic folks songs and original Mr. Tommy songs, live at elementary schools. He says, “The children, these days, don’t get to hear these wonderful historic songs unless someone plays the songs for them. That’s were I come in. I love it and they most definitely love it!” Some of the traditional favorites include This Old Man, She’ll Be Comin’ Around The Mountain, Green Grass Grew All Around, and dozens more. Mr Tommy appears regularly at The Shops at Wiregrass, enchanting kids age 1 to 80 playing those classic kid’s folk songs along with original songs and modern kid’s songs. If you are a mom, dad, grandparent or caretaker, home with the kids during the day, you can enjoy his free MEADOW Pointe NEWS
concerts at Wiregrass Wednesdays on select days of each month at 10 a.m. Don’t let your child miss the chance to hear wonderful songs, sing, dance, and meet new friends! Going to see Mr. Tommy at the mall will quickly become one of their favorite places to be. Mr. Tommy also entertains at school assemblies, PTA functions, and when available, birthday parties. He has preformed many times at Double Branch and Sand Pine Elementary Schools for various holiday celebrations. He has even joined the Double Branch Choir in several presentations. This talented musician also brings joy by performing monthly for the kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa General and other area hospitals. In thank you letters and e-mails, parents and hospital administrators repeatedly express their gratitude to Mr. Tommy for making such a difference in the lives of these children. One hospital coordinator explained how difficult and stressful hospitalization can be for a child. She stated that these children need more than medicine to get well, and how his gift of music is definitely part of the non prescription kind (of medicine) that helps to heal their hearts and minds.
We are so very blessed and thankful to have Mr. Tommy as a part of our Meadow Pointe community. His positive influence has our teachers playing his CD’s at school in the classroom. Children show up at his mall concerts wearing their favorite Mr. Tommy t-shirts and playing their miniature toy guitars. Trick or Treaters have been spotted in Meadow Pointe dressed up as Mr. Tommy for Halloween and home daycare providers have reported getting requests to sing and dance to his original “Robot Reindeer” song long after the holidays have passed. Whether listening in the car to his Little Songs and Verses for Little (and Big) Kids CD, lulling our little ones to sleep with the Goodnight, Goodnight CD or adding extra cheer to the holidays with his Christmas Time Is Here Again CD, we are overjoyed to sing along with him again and again. Hats off to you Mr. Tommy (Big Top Hat, that is!), for delighting the children of our community! v
At his performances, as well as on his website, www.mrtommypresents.com, Mr Tommy sells CD’s, T-shirts, cups, shakers, and other items to benefit The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. You can also visit him on Facebook at www. facebook.com/mrtommypresents and you can e-mail email@example.com to sign up on his e-mail list for info on upcoming shows and to receive a weekly coloring page. Send in your resident story to: firstname.lastname@example.org JuLY 2011
Sc h o o l N e w s Double Branch Elementary
Sand Pine Elementary 29040 County Line Rd. Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 813-794-1900 sandpine.pasco.k12.fl.us www.sandpinepta.org. Principal: Todd Cluff
Odyssey of the Mind, Facebook and Ierna’s Heating & Cooling work together to raise $2,400 for a World Competition D
ouble Branch Elementary had an Odyssey of the Mind team which won the Extreme Structure Company for the state and competed for the world title at the University of Maryland May 28, 2011. This group of six children worked very hard. They competed against teams both regionally and at the state level, placing 1st in both. Moving forward to the world competition they competed against the other states and twenty five other countries. The other challenge this group faced was funding; for this small team and two coaches, the cost was about $8,000. In order to raise the funds quickly, the coaches and parents turned to the community. They paired with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to do a Facebook Campaign. For each “like” generated for the company’s webpage, they would donate. In a short two weeks, $2400 was raised thru this campaign to sponsor the trip! A check was presented May 27th and the kids and coaches were on their way. Page 26
Odyssey of the Mind is an international academic program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. There are a variety of problems students can compete in. Extreme Structure Company, (ESC), is competing in the Unhinged Structure category. It is an engineering problem that involves building a small structure of balsa wood than can weigh no more than eighteen grams. During the competition the competitors must perform an eight minute skit while they pile weights onto their structure. The main goal is to have their structure hold the most weight, however they are judged on every aspect of their performance. Although coached by Murali Ventakappa and Sharon Horwitz, the kids did everything for the skit, songs, and problems being solved. They even made their costumes and props. The state competition structure the group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders built held 630 pounds.
Double Branch Elementary 31500 Chancey Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-0400 dbes.pasco.k12.fl.us Principal: Peggy Lewis Nationally, the team came in 13th overall for the Division I Unhinged Structure. To quote many of the kids, “I wish this would never end. I am having such a great time.” They loved meeting kids from other countries, especially Togo in Africa, Japan, China, and Singapore. Lisa Couture, a parent, spoke of how, “It was an incredible experience for all around. We learned so much, parents included. The atmosphere was energetic and so full of life. It didn’t matter who won or who lost, everyone was just thrilled to be there. IERNA helped give our kids an experience of a lifetime. It was something, I, as a 38 year-old mother will never forget. They wore the IERNA shirts with pride during the Spontaneous competition and ‘rocked it’. So, with IERNA’s literally on their backs, they hit the ball out of the park!” To learn more about Ierna’s Heating & Cooling’s community involvement go to: www.IernaAir. com, call (813)948-6355, or visit the company’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn pages.
John Long Middle School 2025 Mansfield Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-6200 jlms.pasco.k12.fl.us Principal: Beth Brown
Wiregrass Ranch H. S. 2909 Mansfield Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-6000 wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us Principal: Ray Bonti
Wiregrass Ranch High School Summer Reading Wiregrass Summer reading books are now on display in Barnes and Nobles at the Wiregrass Mall.
Graduation video The Wiregrass Ranch High School Class of 2011 Graduation video is now available. For $15, you will receive a copy of the graduation video and a 30-minute tribute to our seniors! Please pay by cash or a check made out to Wiregrass Ranch High School. Checks may be mailed to the school or dropped off in the office. Visit: wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/Wiregrass_ Ranch_High_School/Senior_Video_ Info ror more info.
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Truth Conquerors Soccer Academy Who they are: Truth Conquerors Sports League is a community outreach to young people and their families. They are having a positive influence in the lives of young people by creating an atmosphere of love, encouragement, and guidance. At the present time they manage one sport: Soccer. The league is approaching a total of 80 players that are managed throughout the year. They are open to all in the community. The league is dedicated to the strengthening and unifying of families, communities, and local churches. Through sports competition, it promotes the values
and priorities that build character and competitiveness in a fun, wholesome environment. More About: They are a group of former professional soccer players who want to give back to the game of soccer. The idea is to share some of the knowledge, advice, and encouragement that they received when they were growing up and learning to play. In classes, children will have fun learning ball control skills including passing, finishing, dribbling, receiving, heading, and defense. Weekly soccer clinics help to improve balance and
coordination, as well as improve physical endurance. Their invitation, Training children for life: Leadership, creativity, selfconfidence, positive attitude and character development; all through various forms of soccer clinics and games! “Come and join our club and learn the right skills and techniques in order to improve and have better chances in the future. We have a compromise with the community and it is to do the best we can to prepare each one of your kids in a great sport and as an ex-professional soccer player I will do my best to help
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elcome to the beginning of a wonderful summer season at Meadow Pointe IV. We welcome all Meadow Pointe residents to come and enjoy the facility amenities and have a great summer! Please remember there is no lifeguard on duty at the pool and for your own safety please adhere to the pool usage guidelines published in last month’s issue. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the guidelines please ask staff. While food and non-alco-
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holic beverages are permitted at the pool, please have the courtesy to clean up before exiting the pool deck area. This includes any food items that may have fallen onto the pool deck. It is our hope that if everyone takes responsibility for themselves, the pool and pool deck can stay clean of trash and unwanted insects and remain enjoyable for all residents. Stop in and say hello, we look forward to seeing everyone this summer! v
you achieve your dreams.” Come this Saturday to the MPIV clubhouse field from 8 am to 10:30 am and enjoy a free class. Available for children 3 and Up! If you can walk you can kick the ball! For contact info, please see MPIV Activities. Also, please mark your calendars to attend our community fair Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 8:30 am to 12 pm. Enjoy soccer, games, clowns, and other fun activities. All are welcome to the Meadow Pointe event to be held at the Meadow Pointe Park located behind Shellwood subdivision. v
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16. Water softeners, pool pumps and other items of outside equipment are unsightly. Homeowners must plant shrubs or other tall foliage to hide the equipment from view from the street and adjacent lots. 17. Garage doors should be open only when people or vehicles are going in and out. 18. For more advice on yard care, visit: fynpasco.ifas.ufl.edu/ Page 29
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Meadow Pointe IV CDD Information Address: 3902 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 Phone: 813-973-3003 Fax: 813-973-3883
Hours of Operation: Sun-Sat 9AM-9PM
Contact Information: Jeremy T Crawford, Clubhouse Manager
Non-Emergency Sheriff ’s office phone: 813-929-1204 CDD BOARD Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: John Blakely Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Vivian Johnson District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: July 7th, 2011, 6:30 AM HOA BOARD President: John Johnson Vice President: Diane Horner Devco Rep: Mark Sifford Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: July 5th, 2011 6:30PM Page 30
BOOT CAMP All ages and fitness levels welcome. Get in gear in this fun outdoor camp and enjoy nature as you work on cardio, flexibility, & strength by using your own weight. Call for pricing and times. Jack Somoano (321) 443-2922 or email@example.com.
NEEDLEARTS Time: 6-9 PM Location: MPIV Clubhouse Date: Every 3rd Monday For more information view us on the Web: flyingneedles.org. If you have any questions please call me or return an email.
PiYo Time: Thur. 6:30pm Location: MPIV Clubhouse Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: ghdancefitness Website: www.ghdancefitness.com
Spanish Class Classes for adults. Thursdays $15/class, paid by the month (a 3 month course), includes notebook. Call for Appt. Call Patricia Rios (813) 388-9416
Private one on one Instruction. Free 15 Minute Introductory Lesson. Call for more info: (800) 618-6325.
Tennis Lessons View schedule and sign up at www.thetennisconnection.com or call 813-949-9195 for more information.
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American Red Cross Swim Lessons for children and adults are now available through September.
PiYo™ is all about strength training and core conditioning for people who want to sweat their way to sculpted abdominals, increased core strength and greater stability! This class is for those who color outside of the lines! It’s the perfect fusion equaling strength building, rhythmic movement and power that burns calories while transforming the body. It includes modifications so everyone can participate, yet offers progresJuLY 2011
sions to challenge the more advanced. Either way, you’ll get results! You can expect a dynamic class, structured around powerful movements, strength training, and the fun factor. It’s strategic design results in a class unlike any you’ve ever tried. If you are looking for something different than the regular exercise routine that really gets your muscles working then come join us and discover a new way to work your body. See above activities for time and location. MEADOW Pointe NEWS
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camps Law & Order
Girls going into grades 6 – 12
July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22; All dates 6 - 8 p.m. Tampa Service Center Discover the law, learn your constitutional rights, and connect with female attorneys and judges in this six-session series. Find out more about criminal and civil law, as well as courtroom advocacy. You’ll take action in a mock oral argument with a real judge in a real courtroom! Series runs Mondays for six weeks; all sessions required.
restoration by mulching, weeding and invasive plant removal from the beach front. $15/girl*
Get Organized! Girls going into grades 4 – 12
Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. IKEA, Tampa What’s the key to good grades? Reducing stress? Meeting deadlines? Organization! Learn the basic principles of being organized that will guarantee your success in school and for the future. Discover how fun organizing can be!
$8/girl* (includes lunch)
GIRL SCOUT LEADERS!
PREPARE THIS SUMMER,
HAVE A TROOP BY FALL!
irl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) is seeking Meadow Pointe residents to be troop leaders for Meadow Pointe girls. Both men and women over age 18, to volunteer as positive adult role models. Troop leaders facilitate activities meeting the contemporary needs of girls, and make a lasting impact by helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. GSWCF works in close partnership with troop leaders to deliver the information and support needed to help girls unleash their potential. As part of its commitment, GSWCF offers a flexible schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders, assisting them in developing their skills and learning about the Girl Scout program. By completing all required training this summer, leaders can have a troop as early as this fall!
In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of other positions. Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, or to train other volunteers. Volunteers are also needed to work directly with girls as event directors or program facilitators at local Girl Scout camps. The possibilities are endless! No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers gain valuable job experience, hone leadership skills, participate in their community and, ultimately empower and inspire girls. v
For more information on volunteering with GSWCF, visit www.gswcf.org. For specific questions contact Kristie Wiley: (813) 262-1765 or volunteer@ gswcf.org. Allison Burton, MD
Minds for Design
girls going into grades 6 – 12
Girls going into grades 2 – 3
July 18 - 22; all dates 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Middleton High School, Tampa Take part in this unique summer day camp focused on engineering. Meet female engineers, explore engineering careers, and learn more about the design process and how to improve our world through engineering. Take a trip to the Center for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Technologies at USF. You’ll find out about motion analysis, and see robotics and prosthetics research labs. Series runs Monday through Friday; all sessions required. You’ll receive a tshirt and drinks. Bring a bag lunch and snacks each day.
Give a Day for the Ocean girls going into grades 6 – 12
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Aug. 13 – 14, 6:45 p.m. – 8 a.m. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Take a trip to the Land of Oz to hear the Aborigines. Bring your suit for a dip in the Billabong, search for answers on a scavenger hunt, have an up-close encounter with native Australian animals and explore the zoo after dark before settling in for dreams of your own.
Incredibly Interesting Improv Girls going into grades 4 – 5
Aug. 20, 2 – 4 p.m. Tampa (Westshore district) Learn about different aspects of the performing arts, specifically improv. Come and use your imagination and develop a new set of skills that will bring laughter to yourself and others.
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Premium EyeCare & Dry Eye Center of North Tampa Bringing “Old Fashioned” patient care to the Wesley chapel Area! SpecIAlIzIng In:
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Dr. Robert E. Luckey is a board certified Optometric Physician. He is a proud graduate of Nova Southeastern University. Prior to Dr. Luckey’s career as an Optometric Physician, he served in the U.S. Military for fourteen years. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), and is the past President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists (HSO). MEADOW Pointe NEWS
• Computer Vision Syndrome • LASIK Consultations • Contact Lens Fittings • Allergies and Dry Eye Therapy • Medical Eye Care • Urgent Eye Care
Outstanding patient care, friendly staff, largest selection of frames in Wesley Chapel such as Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, Adidas, Dior, Vogue, Juicy Couture, Menizzi, Silhouettes, Costa Del Mar, Wiley X, Match Eyewear, Versace and more.
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*Vehicle and tires must be continuously maintained by Heritage Ford at manufacturer’s mileage and time intervals.
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Teacher/Tutor State certified elementary ed. teacher (M. Ed. in K-12 ESE and Art) tutoring, test preparation, summer enrichment & art lessons for K thru grade 6, $30/hour or $50 for 2 sessions Jen Smith 813.293.0692 email@example.com Honor roll student looking for summer babysitting job, 15yo Seven Oaks resident. Club and pool access. Day or evening hours. $10 an hour. 407-417-7136 or 813-713-9086. If you want an efficient, energetic, trustworthy, loving grandmother to care for your child, please call me. I’ve been caring for my grandchildren for 12+ years. Now they’re in school and my nest is empty.
[Goods] FOR SALE 1999 Lexus ES300 $5000 Firm, Runs Great! 183,000 miles, All Leather in good
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