All Community Meeting Rescheduled for Next Week

We will be talking about three important topics.

The David Weekley new home project at Avalon Stables, the Van Dyke Rd. project and the low lying sidewalk at the Veteran’s Overpass.

Very important that all try and attend! Spread the word with your neighbors.

When: Thursday September 29 at 6:30

Where: Reflections Community Pool

David Weekley Project – Attend Meeting at Pool

We wanted to update the Reflections Community on the David Weekley Project behind our neighborhood, give you what we believe are positives and the negatives. If you have more please share with us at our community meeting tonight (Sept 8) at 6:30 at our pool.

We know many residents have concerns. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list but rather a starting point for discussion. We encourage residents to provide feedback during the meeting.

Negatives:

  1. Adding 58 more homes to our neighborhood, causing more traffic to Lake Reflection Blvd
  2. Only one entrance to park (we lose the gate exit on the back-side)
  3. Some of our houses losing their views
  4. Who has access to community park and swimming pool
  5. Additional speeders on Lake Reflection Blvd

Positives

  1. $100,000 to upgrade our community
  2. Legal fees
  3. 25% of lawn maintenance cost from our entrance to theirs
  4. Adding to our park with new equipment and 25% maintenance cost of new community park
  5. Access for us to use their walking trails
  6. Helping with the Van Dyke Road Project

These are where the negotiations are as of now if we approve.

Questions to ask ourselves about this situation and what could happen if we say no to letting it happen.

  1. County could approve anyway and then we get nothing.
  2. If Weekley backs out, another project could be approved with homes, condominiums, apartments, or multiple other projects.

These are the facts, we need to think about and do what is best for our community.

58 new homes with values from $750,000 to $920,000. That alone will add value to our community plus the additional $100,000 enchantment for our community.

It is up to all of us.

Van Dyke Road Project Update

We all need our entire neighborhood to help in this situation!!

Please email our seven Hillsborough County Commissioners at the link below between now and Friday to let them know how unhappy we are with their negligence in the Van Dyke Rd project. Completion moved from 2024 to maybe 2029.

Express your concerns as you face this situation almost daily and how you and your family’s safety are effected.

https://hcflgov.formstack.com/forms/contact_commissioner?field51883190=1%0A2%0A3%0A4%0A5%0A6%0A7

Thank you it is up to all of us!

Trim Low Hanging Oak Branches

Let’s help our delivery and waste collection drivers by trimming the low hanging oak branches in front of our homes.

We’ve seen a few garbage trucks break off some sizable branches recently.

Your help is appreciated!

* image is not from our neighborhood

Meet and Greet with David Weekley Homes

Representatives from David Weekley Homes will be available to answer your questions about the proposed new development on the Avalon Stables property this Wednesday June 15 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the community pool.

If you have questions, concerns or ideas about the development this is a chance to learn more and get answers.

Special Meeting Recap

Here are the highlights from the special meeting held on Thursday June 7.

Intro of Denise Schek as new property manager from Greenacre.

We do not have enough votes to pass the new flag/covenant amendment.

o 240 homes in neighborhood, we have not met the 75% minimum of homes to vote
o Current vote count is 142 Yes 24 No
o Board will reconvene on July 7 to determine the final vote

Motion passed to appoint John Appenzeller as new HOA president.

Board has been working with David Weekly Homes to understand how the proposed new development will impact our neighborhood.

o David Weekly representatives will be onsite for a meet and greet with our community on Wednesday June 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the community pool. All residents are invited and can ask the representatives questions about the potential new development.

Motion passed to contract out someone to take meeting minutes going forward.

Board is obtaining quotes to replace pool furniture.

Board is obtaining quotes to repair wall at neighborhood entry.

Motion passed to appoint Tony Mangini to the board.

Flag/Sign Special Membership Meeting, Avalon Stables Update and New HOA President

The meeting will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm located at the Reflections Pool Pavilion, 18320 Fall Creek Drive, Lutz, FL 33558.

The Board of Directors will reconvene the Special Membership Meeting originally held on April 20, 2022.

The reconvened meeting will be for voting on the proposed signage amendment and provide updates on the proposed David Weekly neighborhood on the Avalon Stables property and a new HOA president.

Avalon Stables Rezoning Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held on June 13, 2022, at 6:00pm regarding the rezoning of the Avalon stables property. It is currently zoned Agricultural. Those of you that wish to attend this hearing please make plans to do so!

The requested change in zoning is to allow the construction of a new housing development by David Weekley Homes on the current Avalon Stables land, as discussed at our last community meeting.

The Reflection Board has been in communication with David Weekley Homes and is discussing with them, and our attorneys, the community’s options.

We will keep you informed.

Important Updates – Please Read

  1. Community Meeting to be held on Wednesday April 20 at 6:30pm at the neighborhood pool cabana.
  2. Board members will be going door to door this week to pick up the proxies for the April 20 meeting where we will vote to change the “signs” covenant. Have your proxies ready and signed if you have not mailed them in already.
    IMPORTANT: We must receive 75% YES votes to pass. Anything less and the existing covenant will remain and be enforced.
  3. The board will update the community on the Avalon Stables sale during the April 20 meeting. We will inform everyone what we know about the sale and the developer’s plans. The community needs to make some decisions on this subject.