The Vineyards at Westchase The Vineyards at Westchase
 
Login | Register
 
Home
About Us
Contact Us
 
Board Members
Committees
Documents
Message Board
Calendar
FAQ
Photo Album
Marketplace
Sites of Interest
 
FAQ
 

Who do I contact regarding
an issue with the front gate (malfunction or directory)?
an issue with the swimming pool?
a broken sprinkler?
a broken streetlight?
obtaining a parking pass?
payment of monthly dues?
volunteering in the community?
submitting a picture for the website?
painting my house?
replacing my mailbox?
the classified ads section?
covenants violation?
a nuisance alligator?
a new clicker for the front gate?
a general question/complaint about the Vineyards?

Vineyards Finances
How much are monthly dues?
How do I pay my dues?
What happens if I do not pay my dues?
Where can I get a copy of the budget?

Vineyards Volunteers
Who are the members of the HOAs board of directors?
What if I want to run for the board of directors?
When are the general elections?
What are the neighborhood committees?
How do I get involved with a neighborhood committee?

Lawn and Garden Maintenance
Why doesnt the landscaping company weed my flowerbeds and shrubs?
Is the Vineyards a full maintenance community?
How often does my lawn get mowed?
What is the fertilization schedule?
What company does our lawn maintenance?

Vineyards Rules
Where can I find a copy of the Vineyards bylaws and covenants?
What is the neighborhood speed limit?
What are the parking rules?
How do I obtain a parking pass?
What are the swimming pool hours?
What are the pool rules?
Can my children play in the pool fountain?

Miscellaneous
Are the Vineyards governed by any other homeowners association?
What is the WCA?
Are there alligators in the lake?
When is garbage collected?


ANSWERS
Who do I contact regarding
an issue with the front gate (malfunction or directory)?

The front gate is maintained by the Westchase Community Development District. Please call the CDD at (813) 920-4268 if the gate is malfunctioning or if you need to update the dial-up directory or send an e-mail to the CDD.

an issue with the swimming pool?

Please report any questions or concerns with the swimming pool to the Property Manager. The pool is maintenanced two times per week and received a chemical treatment in between.

a broken sprinkler?

Please report any questions or concerns with the sprinkler system to the Property Manager.

a broken streetlight?

The streetlights are maintained by Tampa Electric Company. Please follow this link to report a streetlight outage.

obtaining a parking pass?

Parking passes are distributed by members of the Compliance Committee, and are intended for guests visiting a resident of the Vineyards on a short-term basis.

payment of monthly dues?

Please contact the Property Manager with any questions regarding monthly dues.  Monthly dues are $144.00 per month (2014) and are due on the first day of the month.

volunteering in the community?

Thank you for getting involved!  If you are interested in joining a committee, please go to the Committee link on the left navigation bar.  If you are interested in a position with the Board of Directors, please send an e-mail to hoa@westchasevineyards.org or speak to one of the current members of the Board.

submitting a picture for the website?

Please send an e-mail with your picture(s) to the general e-mail inbox.

painting my house?

Homes in the Vineyards must be painted every five years. You must receive approval prior to painting your home. You can find the Westchase Modification Form here. The Vineyards has a more restrictive choice of available colors. Please contact the Property Manager to review the color palette.

Please remember that the WCA modification form clearly indicates that the resident is responsible for ensuring that home colors are not the same as adjacent homes or across the street. If you are found in violation, you run the risk of having to repaint your home. Also, please note that if you repaint the carriage lights at the rear of your home they must be black or white.

replacing my mailbox?

Owners are responsible for repairing and replacing mailboxes. Please contact the following company for replacement or repair: Creative Mailbox & Sign Designs, 300 Mears Blvd., Oldsmar, FL, (813) 818-7100. Complete double replacement including posts, delivery and installation costs $476.15. Mailboxes costs $34.55 per mailbox, with a $35.00 delivery and installation fee.

the classified ads section?

Please send an e-mail to the general e-mail inbox

covenants violation?

Please send an e-mail to the Compliance Committee.

a nuisance alligator?

Please contact the Florida Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program, which is administered by the Division of Hunting and Game Management, a division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Contact information and general information about the progrom can be found at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website or you call (866) FWC-GATOR or (866) 392-4286. Do not feed or attempt to trap the gator!

a new clicker for the front gate?

Please contact the Westchase Community Development District at cdd@westchasecdd.com or 813.920.4268.

a general question/complaint about the Vineyards?

Please send an e-mail to the general e-mail inbox.


Vineyards Finances
How much are monthly dues?

Monthly dues are $144.00 (2014) and payable on the first of the month.

How do I pay my dues?

Please contact the Property Manager to make payment arrangements.

What happens if I do not pay my dues?

Dues paid after the 1st of the month are considered delinquent. In the event that you are over 90 days delinquent, the HOA will forward your file to the association's legal counsel.  Legal counsel is responsible for filing a lien with Hillsborough County, and subsequent foreclosure actions, if left unpaid.

Where can I get a copy of the budget?

Please go to the Documents link on the left navigation bar.


Vineyards Volunteers
Who are the members of the HOAs board of directors?

Please go to the Board of Directors link on the left navigation bar.

What if I want to run for the board of directors?

Elections are held on an annual basis, typically in the month of March.  Intentions must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the annual meeting date in order be included on the printed ballot. However, nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting. Please look for the annual letter from the Property Manager for more details.

The time commitment as a member of the Vineyards Board of Directors ranges between 1-2 hours per week.  Meetings are held 1-2 times per quarter.

When are the general elections?

Elections are held on an annual basis, typically in the month of March

What are the neighborhood committees?

Please go to the Committee link on the left navigation bar.

How do I get involved with a neighborhood committee?

If you are interested in joining a committee, please go to the Committee link on the left navigation bar.



Lawn and Garden Maintenance
Why doesnt the landscaping company weed my flowerbeds and shrubs?

The Vineyards is not a full maintenance community, rather it is a low maintenance community. In our low maintenance community, the landscaping company provides basic lawn mowing, trimming, and maintenance of the common areas located on or adjacent to certain properties (i.e., trimming the palms at the end of certain streets, weeding the beds around the pool or at the end of certain streets, fertilization and pest control of these common areas, etc.), as well as maintenance of the sprinkler system.

Each homeowner in the Vineyards is responsible for maintaining the beds adjacent to their home, which are not considered common areas.

Is the Vineyards a full maintenance community?

The Vineyards is not a full maintenance community, rather it is a low maintenance community.

How often does my lawn get mowed?

During the peak season (Spring, Summer and early Fall), lawns are mowed on a weekly basis. During the off-peak season, lawns are mowed on an as needed basis.

What is the fertilization schedule?

Lawns are fertilized on a quarterly basis. The Spring and Fall treatments include weed treatments. Please do not add additional weed treatments during these periods, as it could damage your lawn. Keep an eye for notices on the neighborhood news.

What company does our lawn maintenance?

Our landscaping is maintained by Davey, Inc.


Vineyards Rules
Where can I find a copy of the Vineyards bylaws and covenants?

Please see the Documents like on the left navigation bar.

What is the neighborhood speed limit?

The speed limit is 15 MPH throughout the entire community. Be warned, the HOA hires off-duty deputies to patrol the neighborhood on occasion, who are instructed to issue speeding violations.

What are the parking rules?

Please be considerate of your neighbors, the community, and Westchase rules by obeying the established parking rules, as follows:

  • NO Parking on the grass this practice leads to dead grass and broken sprinklers which cost $40/hour to repair
  • NO resident parking on the street or alleyway at any time as resident vehicles must be parked in a residents garage or a residents respective driveway we have received numerous complaints from the USPS mail carrier about cars blocking mail boxes
  • Visitors parking on the right side of the street only

Guests who park in the designated areas for more than three (3) consecutive days or 72 hours need to obtain a guest-parking pass by contacting the Compliance Committee or Property Manager. Unreported guest vehicles will be treated as a resident vehicle and will be subject to the resident parking rules and regulations. Three violations within one calendar quarter will result in a vehicle being towed at the owners expense. If a vehicle is towed, it may be retrieved by contacting Stepps Towing at (813) 620-3448.

How do obtain a parking pass?

Guests who park in the designated areas for more than three (3) consecutive days or 72 hours need to obtain a guest-parking pass by contacting the Compliance Committee. Unreported guest vehicles will be treated as a resident vehicle and will be subject to the resident parking rules and regulations. Three violations within one calendar quarter will result in a vehicle being towed at the owners expense. If a vehicle is towed, it may be retrieved by contacting Stepps Towing at (813) 620-3448.

What are the swimming pool hours?

The pool is open until 9 PM.

What are the pool rules?

Please see the large sign posted at the pool for a full set of rules.

Can my children play in the pool fountain?

Absolutely not. Climbing on or playing in the fountain is strictly prohibited. The fountain is for decorative purposes only.


Miscellaneous
Are the Vineyards governed by any other homeowners association?

Yes, the Westchase Community Association, Inc. (WCA). Please see below.

What is the WCA?

Westchase Community Association, Inc. (WCA) is the homeowners association for Westchase. The WCA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the Voting Members from Neighborhood Committees. The Board of Directors contracts with an association management company, Greenacre Properties to provide Property Management services and handle the day-to-day affairs of the Association.

The Board of Directors meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the S&T Center at 7:00 PM. There is a resident forum before the Board Meeting and residents can come with any comments or inquiries relating to the WCA.

Are there alligators in the lake?

There is definitely one alligator that resides in the lake in the Southwest corner of the Vineyards. It is safe to assume that there is an alligator in any body of water adjacent to the Vineyards.

When is garbage collected?

Garbage is collected on Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling is collected on Fridays only.  Yard waste is collected on Tuesdays only. Due to the nature of the automated trash trucks, please put all containers on the same side of the street.  The ideal sides are the South and East sides of the alley.  Trash trucks typically arrive in the Vineyards before 8 AM.  Please go to the Hillsborough County website for additional information.

In addition, household chemicals and electronics are accepted from 8AM to 2PM at the Northwest facility (9805 Sheldon Rd.) on the 1st Saturday of the month. This facility is less than one mile south of Linebaugh.