Welcome to the Wedgefield Homeowners Association

Whether you live in the City section, the Reserves or the Estates, Wedgefield is a great place to live. We are our own little enclave away from “civilization.” Being surrounded by Deseret Ranch & several reserves we will also probably stay that way for a long time. Yet within approximately a ½ hour drive we can be at Canaveral National Seashore, the beach, Disney, Universal, Sea World & downtown Orlando.

We have a great Homeowners Association that puts on numerous events during the course of the year & we will shortly welcome a new state of the art K – 8 school that will be open for the next school year. Be proud of Wedgefield & take some time to get involved in YOUR community.

Our Next General Meeting is on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM at the Wedgefield Golf and Country Club.

Our guest speaker for April will be a volunteer from the “Elder Ambassador Program”. Click Here to learn more about the speaker.

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3. Wedgefield Community Picnic - Mar 12

4. WHOA Easter Egg Hunt Photos

5. WHOA Community Picnic Photos

 


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ORANGE COUNTY SOLID WASTE

Are you having garbage problems?

Call Orange County Solid Waste at

407-836-6601 to report them.

 

The use of an automated collection program went into affect January 1, 2016 with designated garbage cans; Green top = garbage, Blue top = recycling.

 

Garbage & Recycling

 

Wedgefield Garbage & Recycling collection is on every Wednesday. Please place the garbage cans with the lids/opening facing the street with 3 feet of clearance around each roll cart for the trucks mechanical arm to pick up the trash bins.

 

Yard Waste

Wedgefield Yard Waste is picked up every Thursday. Please use your own garbage container, bags, or place in bundles in less than 60 pounds each Thursday by 6 a.m.

 

Bulk Waste

Wedgefield Bulk Waste is by APPOINTMENT ONLY - CALL 407-836-6601 to schedule a pickup and ONLY PLACE bulk trash out during that pick up date and not prior.

 

Who do I call when garbage is not picked up? Call Orange County Solid Waste at 407-836-6601 and if all lines are busy, call 311. You must call them to report any and all pickup problems and schedule bulk garbage.

 


“WEDGEFIELD KIDS ARE THE GREATEST”

 

 

Tina Czarnicki has lived in Wedgefield with her parents since she was 2 years old. She is a graduate of Timber Creek High School and also the University of Florida. Tina is currently living in Japan and teaching English to Japanese school children.

 

Joel Czarnicki has also lived with his parents since he was one year old. He is a graduate of Timber Creek High School. He will graduate from the University of Central Florida in May.

 

Sandy Czarnicki has lived in Wedgefield with her parents her whole life. She is a graduate of East River High School and she will graduate from UCF in May.

 

Justic Czarnicki has been in Wedgefield with his parents his whole life. He is a graduate of East River High School and is currently a student at UCF.

 

If you know of any young people that need to be recognized, contact sylviathad@att.net.

 

REMEMBER: “A good life is when you smile often, dream big and laugh a lot”.

 


“WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS”


Joyce and Daniel Pondexter moved in the Reserves with their daughter Sophia and her son Jamier. They moved from Michigan to get away from the snow. Joyce retired from Penney’s Department Store and Daniel retired from the Ford Motor Company after 30 years. They have 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls. Joyce has played Bunco with us and enjoys walking, exercise and loves to work puzzles. They both attend “Victory Church” and like gospel music and movies. Sophia works at MSC Industries and likes to shop, loves gospel and jazz music. Jamier attends East River High School and plays basketball.


If you know of any new neighbors that have moved in contact sylviathad@att.net.


REMEMBER: “Life is too short, hug a little longer, love a little stronger, forgive a little sooner and smile a little sweeter.”

 


Ranger Drainage District News

 

Special Update

As time goes on and more maintenance is required on our drainage system, we are confronted with the challenge of accessing our easements/canals safely.


When fences are installed close to the driving area of the easement or canal this makes it very difficult and in some cases impossible for our equipment to travel down the easement to do routine maintenance safely. We ask that you allow a minimum of 15’ of flat ground for the equipment. On some canals, there are places in which our pickup trucks can barely get by. If the trucks cannot get by, then a large piece of equipment certainly will not fit. We want to make sure we can maintain our drainage system so it continues to function properly. Any help you can provide us would be greatly appreciated.


If you have any questions on this topic or any business regarding the District, please do not hesitate to call me or stop by and see me at the District Office Monday-Friday 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


Sincerely,


Dawn R. Mullins
General Manager
Ranger Drainage District

19950 Nugent Street
Orlando, Florida 32833
Phone: 407-568-5502
Fax: 407-568-5700


www.rangerdrainagedistrict.com
dawnm_rdd298@bellsouth.net

 


Community Events - Photos

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Community Picnic

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Wedgefield Homeowners Association

Rules and Restrictions

 

Section 4.7 Signs

No signs of any type shall be displayed to public view on the Lots or any portion thereof without the prior written consent of the Association, except the following:
 

A. One "For Sale" sign or "For Rent" sign per Lot; provided the sign is no larger than two (2) feet by two (2) feet;
 

B. Political signs are permitted during election periods and must be removed immediately after the election;
 

C. Builder's signs for models and offices: and
 

D. Commercial Business signs on vehicles are permitted.

 

E. Garage Sale Signs, not to exceed three days and must be removed immediately after the event concludes

 

From the Orange County Code Enforcement Website

llegal Signs

 

“Private signs may never be placed within the public right-of-ways unless approved by Orange County. Signs may be removed without warning by County workers and those placing such signs are subject to fines. The county picks up over 100,000 signs each year.”

 

I will specify that the “Save Wedgefield” signs are not considered to be “political signs”.  If you are concerned about the presence of these signs, or any other illegally placed signs, be proactive and take some action.  If it’s your neighbor ask them to remove it.  Call Orange County Code Enforcement (407-836-3111) and report the violation and ask that the signs be removed.  If the signs are on private property call any of the WHOA Directors and report the address so we can take appropriate action.

 

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Neighborhood Classifieds

Classifieds

Lawn Equipment & Paint Sprayer

Troy Bilt Trimmer 4 cycle gas W/ garden cultivator and brushcutter-$110.00. Also Craftssman 2 cycle electric start blower/vacuum $100. Please call 407-568-2999

Wagner Power Painter

Wagner Power Painter. Electric Airless with case & attachments $75.00. Call 407-568-2999

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Note from the President

As I write this we are six weeks into our “wonderful” new garbage and recycling program and from a personal and community stand point it’s a disaster. There are uncollected carts and piles of debris throughout our community. I have spent hours on the phone calling the Orange County Solid Waste department and the contractor for our area FCC about the problems and have some information to share.

1. Our garbage and recycling is picked up on Wednesday (not Tuesday).
You need to place the carts out on Tuesday evening at the street edge with the handles facing your house and the carts three (3) feet apart. The carts need to be away from parked cars and mailboxes. (FCC’s story is that everything is our fault because we don’t follow the rules – Not True)

2. Yard waste pickup is Thursday bags, cans and bundles should be at the street edge on Wednesday evening and away from parked cars or mailboxes.

3. We no longer have a regular large or bulky item and tire pickup. You must call Orange County Solid Waste at 407-836-6601 or the Orange County hotline at 311 to schedule a pickup. Please don’t put items out until the evening before your scheduled pickup.

4. FCC says that they pickup between 6am and 8pm.

5. If your garbage or recycling carts, yard waste or scheduled pickup were not completed please call the contractor FCC at 407-681-4675 and give them your address so they can come back and complete the job.

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Neighborhood Watch

This Month Neighborhood Watch Information will continue to be published in an ongoing effort to keep our community informed on crime watch matters.

 

During the last half of FEBRUARY to the present date of MARCH 12, 2016 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics on OCSO web site we have had NO REPORTED CRIMES IN WEDGEFIELD.

 

Before I discuss the calls I have gotten I am of the opinion that not all reports are being recorded. We are not seeing the results of reported crimes on the OCSO web site. This could be an effort to keep crime stats down during an election year, making it imperative that I get a call after calling OCSO to report the crime. That is if we are going to have a true picture of our local crime. The last crime listed for Sector 2, Zone 21B at this time of writing is 2/06/2016, a full 30 + days ago.

 

Regarding the calls that I did get: I got a call from a lady in the 19000 block of Ortega regarding insults and harassment by her neighbor. Remember, there are other ways to solve conflict such as a HOA complaint, a 311 call or a call to OCSO, we never need to confront a resident.

 

Got two calls regarding speeding traffic on Macon. Of course NHW has no enforcement capability but I encourage these callers to call the non-emergency OCSO Number 407- 836 -4357. The last one pleaded for someone to cause a Deputy to frequent the area.

Got a call from someone in the 19000 block of Ralston regarding the theft of their garbage cans. He did file a police report but it has not shown up on the OCSO web site.

 

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Citizens On Patrol

Click to see all the photosOrange County Sherriff Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Fire Rescue Lt. Jamal Afrifa along with Santa Claus and his many elves (OCSO & OCFR Volunteers) brought a smile and laughter to many disadvantaged children during the holiday season at the annual Santa’s Village event held on December 19th at the Children’s Safety Village.

 

Activities included group games, dancing, motorized cars, a bounce house, lunch and an opportunity to meet and speak with Santa. Each child was then given a bag with several toys inside and a photo with Santa.

 

To see the children’s smiles and the parent’s heartfelt gratitude was what made this a very special day for me, as Christmas came early for these well deserving families.

 

CLICK Here to see Photos of the Event.

 

 

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Calling All Green Thumbs

 

Our meeting in March was very informative. Ruth Oliver hosted the program with a lot of information on various topics such as seeds in the garden, both flowers & vegetables. She spoke on bulbs of different varieties & passed out information from the Farmer's Almanac. Ruth had gifts of wall plaques with flowers & short poems painted on them. There were enough gifts for every member in attendance.


Next month we will meet as usual on the 1st Thursday in April at the Wedgefield Club. Connie DeVries will be the program hostess. If you have interest in gardening please join us.

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Yard of the Month

 

Yard of the Month Program - Voting began in April, during the first week of the month. Judging will be done by 3 people on a criteria of the best yards viewed and voted on during the viewing time. A yard sign will be awarded to the winning yard. That sign will be picked up and presented to the next month's winner.

 

2015

 

November Yard of the Month

November brings our Yard of the Month program to an end until next April.  The outstanding address to visit this month is 2794 Babbitt.  The owners are Carmen and Arthur Brown who have been Wedgefield residents since 2004. They moved from Germany, where Arthur retired from the military.  Looking for warmer weather, they decided on Florida.  Both are avid gardeners and Carmen oversees her yard every day.

And with the results, you will enjoy seeing roses, butterfly bush, vinca, mums, geraniums, cannas, amaryllis, gardenias, azalea, night jasmine, hibiscus and even has time for a vegetable garden.   Their yard must enjoy color all year long!

We enjoyed several other honorable mentions that you will find at the following addresses:  2514 Albion, 20477 Netherland, 20722 Melville and 2731 Abbey.

 

 

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Firewise Communities

 

Spring has arrived and with it we start working in the yard more, cleaning out dead bushes and putting in new plants. As you do this please remember and use some of the Firewise suggestions:

 

Create defensible space around your home. Defensible space allows firefighters room to put out fires. That is, at least, 30 feet of space surrounding your home that is "Lean", "Clean" and Green". The objective is to reduce the wildfire threat to your home by changing the characteristics of the surrounding vegetation.


LEAN: Prune shrubs and cut back tree branches. Large trees should be pruned so that the lowest branches are at least 6 to 10 feet high to prevent a fire on the ground from spreading up to the tree tops.


CLEAN: Remove all dead plant material from around your home and other structures; this includes dead leaves and dry grass. Stacked fire wood should not be near a structure.


GREEN: Plant fire-resistant vegetation that is healthy and green throughout the year. There is a list of Firewise plants, that we will be happy to provide to you.

 

In addition, have a disaster plan now. Take a few minutes to discuss with your family what actions will need to be taken. Evacuations for a wildfire can occur with only a few moments notice. Be prepared to evacuate immediately, if told to leave. At this time, make a list of the things you must take, including your pets, clothing, medicine, and important documents. Know ahead of time where you will go. Have a plan and make it now before wildfire season starts.

 

Did you know that the top three causes of wildfires in Florida are: Arson, Escaped debris burning and Lightning. We can't prevent the lightning but the other two are man made, so be careful.

 

Have questions or concerns: email: wedgefieldfirewise@gmail.com and don't forget to visit our Facebook page.


Thank you for your support in keeping Wedgefield a Firewise Community, now celebrating 16 years.


Mary Prescott, Chair

 

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Lunch and Movie

 

Every Tuesday 10 to 14 gals gather at different restaurants and see the newest movies. Some just want to run their errands or shop until they drop.


In February the group enjoyed “Cooper’s Hawk”, “Steak & Shake”, “Red Lobster” and “Smokey Bones”. The movies they saw were “How to be Single”, “Eddie the Eagle” and “Race”.

Terry Steinke was in charge of the “Academy Awards ballots. Terry and Sylvia tied; each had 7 right answers out of 14. Jan Berglund had 10 right out of 14 so Sylvia enjoyed the Trophy for a year and Terry presented it to Jan Berglund. She will have it on her set shelf until next February.

We are celebrating a few birthdays this month so we will be heading to “Olive Garden” and “Good Fellow’s”. If you are interested in joining please contact Nancy Stickrod nstickrod@att.net.

Dance as if no one is watching. Sing as if no one is listening and live every day as if it was your last.

 

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Wedgefield Classy Red Hat Ladies

 

“Royal Queens Events”


The Royal Queens of Brevard County have invited all chapters members to the Red Hat Society 17th Birthday Celebration. It will be on April 12th at the Holiday Inn in Viera. It will cost $29.00 that will include a full course dinner, tax, gratuity and entertainment. If you are interested call Joan Smith or Sylvia Cox.

On May 7th Joan Smith and Sylvia Cox are spearheading a Kentucky Derby Party at the Wedgefield Golf & Country Club. It will start at 2:30 pm and we will have entertainment. Everyone will be wearing their Kentucky Derby Hats and can wear any color that they want. We will order from the menu and we will have games. The horse race starts at 6:15pm.

The Black Hatters will be attending the Crystal Palace and Grill in Melbourne on the 14th of March. On August 27th the Royal Queens will be traveling to San Antonio, Texas for their convention. In September the Royal Queens will be spending 2 nights in Daytona Beach. The fee is $72.00 for the food and entertainment for 2 days. The hotel room is $125.00 a night. Eight of us will be attending the play “Singing in the Rain” on March 13th. Last month we really enjoyed “Hairspray”. It was a blockbuster winner with laughter, romance and tuneful songs.

REMEMBER: All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.

 


“RED HAT PLEDGE”

 

I do solemnly swear on my Red Hat that I will do my best to uphold the spirit of the “Red
Hat Society”.


I promise to greet middle age with humor and take my silliness seriously. I promise to regularly practice laughter and having fun.


I promise to wear my purple attire at all functions.


I promise to eat dessert before my meal if I want to.


I promise to dispel the notion a women of my age is OLD. In the spirit of friendship and sisterhood.


I now join hands with my “Red Hat” Sisters as we kick start this “Red Hat” gathering.


Submitted by Sylvia Cox

 


BUNCO

We have Bunco the last Monday of the month at the Wedgefield Golf & Country Club. We start at 10:45 am and we have a fun loving time. We have 5 tables most of the time (20 girls). We stop at 12:30 for lunch and then resume. Some of us stay for dessert and have great conversations.

If you are interested call Sylvia (407) 568-2410 or Joan Smith (321) 222-8706. If you want to learn, call and come by to see Sylvia and she will teach you in a few minutes.

“May you always have wall for the wind, a roof for the rain and laughter to cheer you, those near you and whatever your heart desires.”

 

 

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Community Emergency Response Team

 

CERT UPDATE

By the time this article goes to press, the third group of CERT Volunteers will have completed their training. Thanks to this group, CERT is now bi-lingual, which up
to now, was of major concern considering the diverse nature of our community.

On another note, on June 4th, from 9:00 am to 1 pm, Orange County will hold its annual Hurricane Expo. This year it is being held in the Renaissance Senior Center at 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail. WFTV Meteorologist Tom Terry will present the Hurricane Forecast for 2016. There will be Emergency Responders and Safety Vendor to answer individual’s questions. And, there will be free preparedness items while they last. I strongly recommend attending this function.

Lastly, we have scheduled a CPR training on April 11th in the Wedgefield
Clubhouse for anyone interested. It will take place at 6:30 and will cost $40.00.
600,000 go into cardiac arrest each year and 4 of 5 happen at home. Many could be saved if a person knows what to do and how to do it. If you are interested, contact Helen Unser at (407) 568-9659 or punser@cfl.rr.com. Space is limited so sign up soon.

 

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