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Old 03-26-2015, 03:58 PM
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A legitimate argument for the bridge and trees can be made both ways, but if 110,000 Villagers pony up $14 each, problem is solved. I doubt there will be an epidemic of bankruptcies over that, in fact, hardly worth arguing over.
As for me, I'd rather pay my $14 than end up with a car or cart underwater, and trees do provide oxygen.

It is only the districts south of CR466 that are being asked to 'pony up'.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:12 PM
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All this will be a benefit to the developers for sure-what benefit is it to the rest of us??? I for one will miss seeing the cows and the rural like setting!!! At this point I think some would call it greed/??
If you want to look at pasture and be in a rural setting, it probably wasn't a good idea to buy a house surrounded on 3-4 sides by other houses on 1/10th or 1/5th of an acre lots having city water, sewer, curbing etc. The density has always been known to buyers here, and the wise ones know that as we age, we need easy socialization with others, to avoid loneliness that research now shows worsens debilitation.

As for "greed", I don't think its greedy to build for people clamoring at the doors and on the phone that are coming with cash in hand to buy. This is a stable economy because of the residents who manage their money well, as does the developer.
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That makes little sense---residents north of 466 don't use the bridge, breathe the air, or admire the scenery?????
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:22 PM
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A legitimate argument for the bridge and trees can be made both ways, but if 110,000 Villagers pony up $14 each, problem is solved. I doubt there will be an epidemic of bankruptcies over that, in fact, hardly worth arguing over.
As for me, I'd rather pay my $14 than end up with a car or cart underwater, and trees do provide oxygen.
Minnesota relatives of those who died or were maimed in the 2007 bridge collapse on I-35w probably wish somebody had proposed a solution costing county/state residents $14 each.

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In the 15 years that I have lived here, residents have never been asked to pay for repairs, etc to district owned facilities. In the past few months, residents in districts 5 through 10 are being told they must pay up to $1.5 million to shore up the Morse Blvd bridge and $50,000 to replace trees on Lake Miona Drive.

IMO: In the past, Gary Morse would have stepped up to the plate and paid these expenses. (This is only my opinion, based on 15 years of observing). There is no way to know for sure.
I don't recall reading or hearing that anyone would have to pay out of their pocket. The District sets aside money for repairs etc. I think this is just another misunderstanding. I haven't got a bill, have you? I am pretty sure I won't either. Let's wait and see before all this sturm und drang.
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I don't recall reading or hearing that anyone would have to pay out of their pocket. The District sets aside money for repairs etc. I think this is just another misunderstanding. I haven't got a bill, have you? I am pretty sure I won't either. Let's wait and see before all this sturm und drang.

It's doubtful that any resident will get a 'bill', but when $1.5 million plus $50,000 is spent on this, it's not there for other things.
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Perhaps, but in the end the bridge HAS to be fixed, unless TV residents are up for a game of Lake Sumter roulette.
So, choices are:
1) the developer pays
2) the residents pay
3) the developer goes to the bank, which I doubt is necessary

I have no idea of the cost of "other things", but if a cost offset is needed, perhaps digging up and changing the flowers could be done every 4 months instead of every 3--wonder what the savings would be?, and I doubt it would even be noticeable
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Perhaps, but in the end the bridge HAS to be fixed, unless TV residents are up for a game of Lake Sumter roulette.
So, choices are:
1) the developer pays
2) the residents pay
3) the developer goes to the bank, which I doubt is necessary

I have no idea of the cost of "other things", but if a cost offset is needed, perhaps digging up and changing the flowers could be done every 4 months instead of every 3--wonder what the savings would be?, and I doubt it would even be noticeable
The changing landscaping of the common areas is one of the selling points of this place and when we have guests it is always noticed. Of course maybe they could cut back on how the golf courses are maintained, or the pools cleaned, etc. I'm sure there is a portion of the population that would doubt it would be that noticeable. Everything here has their constituency and I think TV does a great job of taking care of all of them. By the way, if they want to send me a bill for $14.00 I would be happy to pay it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:13 PM
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which was my point in the first place. most Villagers paid 200k-800K for their homes, why all the hoopla over 14, or 22, or 29 dollars
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If they did they, I hope they said something, like I am doing. But thanks for the friendly, helpful comment. You may live in an area where you are not affected, and obviously have no empathy for those that are.
You should have antisipated the beating. I am also concerned with impact on resale with so much growth. People are paying $300,000 and more for homes that would cost $150,000 anywhere else. That is a big premium for the "lifestyle". Hopefully our concerns are unfounded and lifestyle will remain worth the investment. Keep posting.
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All this will be a benefit to the developers for sure-what benefit is it to the rest of us??? I ifor one will miss seeing the cows and the rural like setting!!! At this point I think some would call it greed/??
I would call it a good business decision by an expert realestate developer. Why the dig about greed?

The property will be developed sooner rather than later by someone and I would prefer the Villages organization rather than any other.
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It's doubtful that any resident will get a 'bill', but when $1.5 million plus $50,000 is spent on this, it's not there for other things.
My understanding is that the money will come from the PWA account which is funded by the resident CDDs south of 466. I think that's where the confusion comes from where people think they could be assessed for the funds. I think the PWA is funded from the CDD maintenance fee we pay with our annual tax bill. Now, that could mean that fee gets increased next year to replenish the account.

But it shouldn't affect the amenity funding as it is separate.
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"They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot!"
And the point is?
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I won't be too concerned about it until they start building "bunk houses". On top is too close. :-)
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