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Volume 17, Number 18 April 9, 2015
Throwing Out Your Heavy Trash
Trash disposal at the Wimauma Collection Site will be reinstated on the third Saturday each month, starting April 18. trash, electronics, tires, and other large County residents may use the free collection site at 16180 West Lake Drive in Wimauma for disposal of bulky household items.
The Wimauma collection site will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, and September 19. Residents may dispose of items at no charge by showing valid identification such as a Florida Driver’s License, Florida Vehicle Registration, or a utility bill.
The following items may be placed in the dumpsters:
tires (limit 5 per residence)
Items that will not be accepted for disposal:
commercial trash and debris
commercial vehicle tires
Deputy Jason Castillo
For the past three years we have enjoyed a good working relationship with our Community Resource Deputy Jason Castillo. We now learn that he is being promoted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to become an Environmental Detective beginning next Monday, April 13. We will have more on this later.
New Flag Poles
Two new flags will be flying over the Central Campus at the end of the month. One will be next to the new Information Center that is scheduled to open on Monday, April 25, and the other new flagpole will be next to the “Multipurpose Building” where the Photo Club, the Apple Users Club and the Dance Clubs are now moving in next to the new Samaritan Services building on North Pebble Beach Boulevard.
New Wi-Fi Service
At yesterday’s monthly CA Board Meeting, Community Manager Lyn Reitz announced a new agreement with Verizon to provide wi-fi service across the whole CA Central Campus. She expects the improved access to the Internet to become available within a month.
Dancing with the Locals
Freedom Plaza’s auditorium will be the place to be on Sunday, April 19, 2-4 p.m. Dance performances by George H. and Bernice DuBro and dancers from her Academy Studio at the CA. Magicians Jerome Levy and Oscar Kramer will present a magic show, and a skit written by Peggy Burgess will take place. All proceeds will benefit the Sun City Center Rotary Club Foundation’s Scholarship Program.
An eNEWS reader wrote in to report a new scam you should avoid. A company called WizTech Assist reached her by telephone and offered to provide technical support on her computer. After providing some helpful fixes to her computer the reader decided not to forward money to them and suddenly found her computer locked; she could not access anything without paying the company. (Thanks, Sandra!)
The traffic situation on Sun City Center Boulevard has actually slackened in the past week as snowbirds have started to head north. But they will be back this fall and, by then, some of the people in the new developments to the east and south of us will be starting to use 674 to get to the hospital and to the Interstate. The county has been holding workshops to hear from each of us; they have been rather well attended.
Don Lynch brought up a thought this week that we had all dismissed a year or two ago; how about a new road through the environmentally sensitive properties now in a State Park right along the southern border of Sun City Center and Kings Point that could tie into US-301 and lead directly to I-75 at Exit 240.
I can only imagine the cries from each of the environmental groups, but as long as any plan does not include buildings (stores, etc.) along that stretch, might it not be worth another look to help divert traffic off 674??
And, in closing,
- 42 re-sale Homes were sold in March; that makes it 103 Year to Date.
- As of March 31, we have10,636 CA residents living in Sun City Center.
- New Club in Town! International Brewers Club*.
- Remember to attend the best run event in town each year - the Shrine Breakfast on Sunday morning at Community Hall, 8:30-1:00. It’s a full breakfast for $5!
- Big Book Sale this Saturday at the SouthShore Regional Library from 10 - 2. You can get a whole grocery bag full of donated books for just $1.00 !
- Any CA club or organization want to make some big bucks? I understand there will be no eateries set up around the 4th of July fireworks this year. You don’t need anything as elaborate as at FunFest .. Check with the CA before launching any big plans.
* Yes, I had it wrong too. The purpose of the club according to Club Liaison Director Mike Killian is to promote fellowship, comradeship, education and support for men and women who enjoy international coffees and teas.
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