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Old 03-24-2020, 06:51 AM
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With all activities being canceled and basically all facilities closed, why are we still paying amenity fees?
Old 03-24-2020, 06:54 AM
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:05 AM
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Default Closing rec center

This should have happened a long time ago. Social distancing is the key to stopping the spread of this virus. I still see friends sharing golf carts, TV is still in denial. If Iam wrong, then it was a major inconvenience, if Iam right then it will be a nightmare for TV. I hope Iam very wrong
Old 03-24-2020, 07:06 AM
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It means that the poor rec assistant doesn’t have to sit at the front desk and expose themselves to Coronavirus. Yes, they are now locked.
Old 03-24-2020, 07:35 AM
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It was the smart thing to do. They just should have done it sooner. The worst is yet to come. Hopefully, most of us will get through this crisis.

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Old 03-24-2020, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by curt.1 View Post
With all activities being canceled and basically all facilities closed, why are we still paying amenity fees?
Don't you even have a little clue? You can't fix ...... never mind!
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:57 AM
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Katie Belle's is not open.
Old 03-24-2020, 08:10 AM
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Katie Belle's is owned by the Morse family.....
Old 03-24-2020, 08:13 AM
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Default dog parks?

What’s the difference between congregating at pickle ball or dog parks? The social separation at the parks was being maintained
Old 03-24-2020, 08:52 AM
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Default Rec Centers

Originally Posted by Topspinmo View Post
Rec center have been closing at 8 PM over week, they are not putting out water or pickle balls. The sports room is locked up till further notice. So far the tennis, pickleball courts are open along with golf limited groups.

Rec centers are open but all scheduled meeting are canceled. Billiard rooms are open with strict rules to follow and limits. You can still play shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce, you just have to have you’re own equipment and water. So that eliminate’s at least 75% due to the don’t have their own equipment. Except golf and tennis.
Rec centers are not open - doors are locked. Employees laid off.
Old 03-24-2020, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Goldwingnut View Post
I just received the below information from the district office. Additional closures announced including all rec centers and dog parks closing today.

Announcement is attached.

COVID-19 District Action Plan
March 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.
The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District implemented the following facility and schedule changes. In addition to the closures below, please refrain from participating in gatherings of 10 or more people as recommended by the CDC. District Administrative Offices – 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing
 The District Customer Service Center Satellite office located at 4856 South Morse Boulevard is closed.  Access to the District Administrative Offices located at 984 Old Mill Run is by appointment only. Please contact the appropriate District department via telephone or email for assistance.
 All services provided by the District will be available via telephone or other electronic means.
o Customer Service Center – (352) 753-4508 or
 Resident ID Card Services, Gate Access Cards, Enrollment in Community Watch Programs, Executive Trail Fees, Guest IDs, RV Storage Facility Rentals, Adopt-A-Bench, General District questions or concerns
o Utility Billing – or (352) 750-0000
 Utility/Amenity bill payments or inquiries
 Utility bills can still be placed in the boxes located at each postal facility or in the breezeway located outside of our office at 984 Old Mill Run
o Finance & Bond Information – or (352) 751-3900
 General finance or bond related inquiries or payoffs
o Recreation & Parks – or (352) 674-1800
 The Enrichment Academy, Resident Lifestyle Volunteer Groups, Room Reservations, General Recreation Inquiries
o Community Standards – or (352) 751-3912
 There is a drop box available in the breezeway outside of the District office. If you need to drop off correspondence, please refrain from entering the building and utilize the locked drop box.
Recreation Activities:  The following closures will be in effect as of 8:00 p.m. on March 23rd. o All recreation centers will be closed. o All Dog Parks will be closed. o The Wilkerson’s Creek Playground is closed.
 All swimming pools are closed.
 The Enrichment Academy (TEA) courses are postponed and will be rescheduled. Participants will be notified by email of alternate course dates.
 Outdoor Excursions and Lake Sumter Line Boat Tours are cancelled.
 All Fitness Clubs are closed.
 The Southside Hot Tub is closed.
 The Mark Twain Library is closed.
 Softball is cancelled.
 Recreation Sponsored Leagues are cancelled.
 All recreation-sponsored events have been cancelled, including:
o Senior Games
o Camp Villages – Easter
o Running of the Squares 5K
 Parks, Fenney Putt & Play, Outdoor Exercise Equipment & Sports Courts remain open. The equipment sheds are locked and equipment rental is not available. We recommend you bring your own sanitizer or wipes. Water coolers are not available at the outdoor court areas.
COVID-19 District Action Plan
March 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.
The following District Board Meetings and Events are cancelled:
 Amenity Authority Committee Budget Workshop
 Project Wide Advisory Committee Budget Workshop
 NSCUDD Solid Waste Management Plan Special Workshop
 CDD Orientation
 Resident Academy
 The Villages Public Safety Department
o Smoke detector changes
o CPR classes
As additional information is received by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, event cancellations and facilities closures will continually be reassessed. We continue to encourage you to follow all guidance provided by the CDC as is relates to social distancing and individual responsibilities pertaining to personal preparedness. Please visit Village Community Development Districts and ensure you are signed up to receive e-Notifications for the most up-to-date information.
Doesn't surprise me that nothing is open in TV. Unless you have been to Dallas/Ft.Worth & maybe you don't care to come here. We were in TV Mar. 12th thru Mar. 17th & got home Mar. 18th in Northlake, TX. Unless you've seen what it's like here with all the traffic & how busy everything is here, we couldn't believe how coopertive everyone is here & staying home. We went through downtown Dallas which normally is bumper to bumper traffic & takes litterally 2 hrs. or more to drive to Ft.Worth, it took us only about 35 to 45 mins. to drive 70 miles home to Northlake, which is the outskirts of Dallas. It looked like a ghost town here! My point is most people don't have any idea what this area was like before the Coronavirus scare. People here are really staying home & the Coronavirus is almost non existent. So I'm just want to tell the people in TV, stay home like they ask & it will be non existent in the quarantine time in 15 days. If people stay home like they ask, people will get back to work & get on your normal life. 15 days isn't the end of the world to stay home but it could be a lot worse. Do what they ask because we here in Dallas/Ft. Worth will be running the streets here real soon. There's about 3 million people here that's doing what they"re told. God Bless everyone & take care of yourself!
Old 03-24-2020, 12:18 PM
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Its been over two years since you had to be a Villager to enter Katie Belle's. sad as it might be If its open, its open to the public.
Old 03-24-2020, 02:34 PM
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Default Yet they close the pools that have chlorine in them?

Originally Posted by fromlitostc View Post
i wonder why katie belle’s is still open? Considering you have to be a villager to enter, the prime target demographic for the coronavirus, these patrons are putting their health and any others they meet, at risk.
why not allow pool use at 25% occupancy with crowd change every 2 hours. Us 6 ft rule in and out of pool. Safe, safe, safe and exercise!
Old 03-24-2020, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RayViall View Post
why not allow pool use at 25% occupancy with crowd change every 2 hours. Us 6 ft rule in and out of pool. Safe, safe, safe and exercise!
And how do you enforce? The people couldn't comply with the 10 person guidance, they didn't observe distancing at the Squares and you expect them to comply with a crowd change rule? Villagers (yeah not all but many) could care less about others, hence the TP shortage, NY's escaping to Florida because they don't want to follow NY guidance and the non believers will make it difficult for the rest of us. Be safe
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RayViall View Post
why not allow pool use at 25% occupancy with crowd change every 2 hours. Us 6 ft rule in and out of pool. Safe, safe, safe and exercise!
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