BINGO – Want to play? For April the date is Thursday, April 28, at Eisenhower.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10/pp which includes two game boards (three if you are a VHA member). Extra boards are $1 each.  Payouts are a $25 prize each game for each winner (no split pots), with a $50 pot for the last game.  You are free to bring your own refreshments. 

You can sign up for email reminders about Bingo at: [email protected]. Your email is not shared with anyone. 

Some good news for residents in CDD 9:  If you have a bond on your home that was a part of the 2012 issue, the CDD 9 board has accepted a refinance offer for a large chunk of the bonds.  The new interest rate will be 2.99% vs. the current 5.507%.  Last year the phase 1 bonds dropped to 2.43%, the phase 3 bonds are not callable until 2026. 

Got numbers?  I mean house numbers, prominently displayed on your house?  At the county level there has been a great deal of discussion about ambulances, so as long as we are on the topic – if you needed an ambulance at 3:00 a.m., could they find your house number?  The numbers that came with each house, the little stickers in the window, are close to useless, especially when seconds count.  Try this – when driving down a random street, slow down and see if you can read any house number at random.  Not so easy, is it?  Now try it after dark.  Not easy, is it?  Here is what you want: 

  • Numbers that are 6 to 8 inches high
  • In high contrast to the color of the house
  • Placed either over the garage door or near the front door area closest to the street. 

 In all honesty, this is a task that I have to do, too.  It’s worth the time and effort.

Mike Dollard, Vice President
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