Annual Awards This Month
The Villages Homeowners Association will be presenting annual recognitions and awards at the VHA General Meeting on January 11th, including the coveted Partner of The Year Award and Volunteer Program of The Year Award.
CR101 Tunnel Reopens
The golf cart tunnel under CR101 reopened December 23rd and the temporary four-way stops have been removed. Golf cart crossing of CR101 (except via the tunnel) are no longer authorized.
20 mph Unless Otherwise Posted
New Sumter County signage at entrances of The Villages alerts drivers that the speed limit (in Sumter County portions of The Villages) is now 20 mph unless otherwise posted. This includes the majority of residential streets where automobiles and golf carts are sharing the roads. Additionally, Sumter County is removing about 50 existing speed limit signs where speed limits had been slightly higher or lower than 20 mph. The overall effort is to create standardization and reduce signage.
VHA Membership Dues Change on March 1st
Starting on March 1st VHA membership dues increases from $6 per household per year to $7.50. Biannual dues is renewable therefore for $15 per household, which is one of the greatest bargains in The Villages. Lifetime dues is still available for the same low price of $60 per household. Please note that all officers and directors of the VHA are unpaid, volunteer Villagers working for you. The Villages Voice newsletter, and other services such as Golf Cart Safety clinics, Newcomer Orientations, and special programs are the largest portion of the VHA budget and totally funded by membership dues.
Owens Corning Shingle Warranty Extension Ended
The agreement that VHA negotiated with Owens Corning for a special warranty extension to replace blistering shingles for Villagers ended on December 31st. Please note that Owens Corning will continue to service cases opened through December 31, 2011, but any future claims will be in accordance with the original warranty, including requirements for warranty (one-time) transfer to a second owner that may include a fee. For questions about Owens Corning shingles, call 1-800-ROOFING.
No VHA Newcomer Orientation on Valentines Day (February 14th)
VHA Newcomer Orientation is January 10th, at 7 p.m., at Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center, and the next orientation will be Tuesday, March 13th. Happy Valentines Day.
Memorial Bench Program Extended to Executive Golf Courses
Placing of Memorial Benches on Executive Golf Courses has recently been approved. The Program has grown in popularity as 267 Memorial Benches may be enjoyed throughout The Villages. Villagers may purchase a bench for $572. Sites are available on all Executive Golf Courses. Contact District Government Customer Service 753-4508 for additional information.