Welcome to the Wedgefield Homeowners Association

Wedgefield is a Friendly and Peaceful Golf, Equestrian Community located in Orlando Florida. The Beauty of Wedgefield is it's laid back environment where golf carts and horses are used for transportation almost as much as cars.

The Wedgefield community is diverse in both age and culture and offers a great atmosphere for enjoying the natural beauty and great weather of Central Florida.

We encourage you to visit Wedgefield and have lunch at the Club House and get to know some of the people that call Wedgefield Home.

Our Next General Meeting is on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 PM at the Wedgefield Golf and Country Club.

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1. Garbage Problems Call 407-836-6601 or 311

2. February Articles

3. OCPS Public Meeting - Feb 10

4. 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival - Feb 20

5. Movie at the Park - Feb 27

6. Wedgefield Community Picnic - Mar 12


 

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.

 


Community Meeting Invitation - Feb 10

 

Please join School Board Member Joie Cadle on February 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM at East River High School Media Center for an update on the construction of the K-8 School in Wedgefield. The school is at the 40% construction stage.


The meeting will provide an update of the construction of the school. It will also be an opportunity to meet the new Principal.
 

After this meeting, the Principal will begin the process of hiring teachers and staff. Also, parents and community members will be encouraged to join committees to help open the school. The committees will do everything from choosing the school mascot and school colors to helping make recommendations to the school board for a school name. Sign up to serve on the School Advisory Council or the PTSA.
 

Many of you might have noticed a sign posted on the second school site in Wedgefield. The School Board has directed the Superintendent to post signage on all properties that are owned by the district that this is the site of a future public school. We want to make sure that people who purchase properties near sites that are owned by the School Board of Orange County understand that a school being built on the property is a real possibility. There are no plans to build a second school in Wedgefield at this time.

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Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Historical Park. Celebrate the City’s 1,650 acre wetland oasis with guided birdwatching excursions, guided photo hikes, hay rides, bus tours, wildlife shows and fun activities just for the kids. Enjoy live music and food which will be available for purchase. Admission is free and door prizes will be given out.

 

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WEDGEFIELD CONSTRUCTION ALERT

 

The Wedgefield Homeowners Association has been notified of the following by Pirtle Construction Co.

“Underground utility work will begin Monday, November 2, 2015, and run through Mid-March of 2016.  Underground utility work during this period will include work in the following areas:

Bancroft Boulevard from Nettleton Street south to Ortega Street; from the Nettleton Canal south to Ortega Street; Ortega Street from Bancroft east to the Archer Drainage Ditch; Archer Avenue from Maxim Parkway to Marlin Street; Marlin Street from Archer Avenue to Ardon Avenue; Ardon Avenue from Marlin Street to Mansfield Street; Mansfield Street from Ardon Avenue to Ascot Avenue.”

 


PLURIS CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT

“Pluris Wedgefield crew(s) will be visiting each residence the next few weeks to change out the water meter in conjunction with the AMI Meter Exchange Project. Pluris expects to complete this phase of the project within four weeks. During the water meter exchange there will be a brief disruption of service that will generally last five to ten minutes. After service restoration, customers may experience a small amount of discoloration in their water for a short period of time and possibly air in the water. Please run a tap briefly to rid the homes plumbing of the discolored water and air in the line. Pluris staff will not leave a residence until the customers service has been fully restored.”


Thank you,

Beverly Yopp
Director, Customer Care

Pluris Holdings LLC

Office 813.359.8415 / Fax 910.327.0374

1095 Hwy 210, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

 


Ranger Drainage District News

 

Special Update

The District would like to make each homeowner/landowner aware that if you plan to do any construction on your property you need to contact the Army Corp of Engineering (ACOE). The have advised that in many cases a permit may be required.

You may call the local office at 321-504-3771 and speak to Mr. John Palmer. ACOE currently has a 30-60 day waiting period for application review and permit issuance. Please allow yourselft ample time for this process. We strongly urge you to contact the ACOE to avoid any potential fines.

If I can be of any assistance to you please call me at 407-568-5502.

Yours truly,

Dawn Mullins

General Manager, Ranger Drainage District

 


There's A New Posse In Town: Not Fast Just Furious

New Riding Group

24 Wedgefield horse owners have formed a new riding and social activities group. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Upcoming planned activities are camping, day rides, poker runs, social gatherings, beach adventures, speakers/activities (including Native American horse painting), etc.

Four of our intrepid members (and their equally impressive steeds) participated in the 2016 Cattle Roundup during the last week of January and brought back plenty of trail tales!

 


Community Events - Photos

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National Night Out

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Wedgefield Community Day

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Wedgefield Children's

Halloween Party

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Haunting at the Hamiltons

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Santa at Children's Safety Village

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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

Land Clearing Wanted

Wanted cheap quick knock down of brush on Oberly. 300' driveway and about 1.5 acre worth. Nothing fancy or deep. Please call 407-595-5229

Leather living room set

Leather seat and chair excellent condition hardly use cost $2500 selling for $500. Call tom @ 407 761 6739

Wanted Brush Clearing\Bobcat Oberly

Wanted quick and reasonably priced knock back of brush on 200 fee driveway and approx 2 acres of field on Oberly. Not full tight mow or heavy clearing just keeping things at bay. Email felesae@gmail.com to discuss.

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Note from the President

A LETTER FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENT

As we enter 2016 let me take the time to reflect back on 2015 which was a very good year for both the Wedgefield Homeowner’s Association & Wedgefield as a community. The Wedgefield Community News now goes to every household in Wedgefield keeping everyone informed as to what is going on in our community. That helped to increase the turnout at our last 2 events that the HOA partnered with Firewise to present. I heard comments from some of the residents that had been coming to events for years that they didn’t recognize half the people there. I thought to myself, that’s a good thing, more residents are getting involved in the community. The Fall Festival & the pictures with Santa events were able to be put on because of the hard work of several of the residents in the community that volunteered. A special thanks to Ann Breazzano who was the events coordinator for the HOA. Also, to Phil & Helen Unser & Evelyn Perez. There were also many more, too many to list.

So now we are moving in to 2016 which hopefully will be an even better year. The community will benefit from the new K – 8 school that will open for the next school year. That should hopefully help us develop more of a sense of community. Wedgefield is growing, as I write this, according to the Post Office website, Wedgefield now has 2451 residences. That translates to approximately 7500 residents. We are out here away from everything else. I tell everyone that we are ˝ hour from everywhere, but we’re also ˝ hour from anywhere.

My goal when I was elected to the HOA board & initiated the change in the newsletter to go to every resident was to develop more of a sense of community here in Wedgefield. I think I have seen some of that happen by the attendance at our events & the interaction that I see on various Wedgefield Facebook pages. Now we need to take the next step & hopefully get more residents to join & become involved in the HOA. We’re not the enemy, as a few residents would proclaim. We’re here to help the community. We will be having more & nicer events in 2016 & there will be an advantage to being an HOA member. For instance, at our next event, the community picnic on March 12th, we will have several different rides & games for the kids. If you are an HOA member the rides will be free, if you are not there will be a small fee as in the past.

We are trying to encourage more residents to join the HOA. Remember, 100% of the money collected from annual dues goes back in to the community. The annual dues are only $50. As we collect more money from new members that money goes right back in to the community to have more & nicer events. We could also use some more ideas & more volunteers. We need new ideas for events & we need more volunteers to make those events happen. Even if you could donate a few hours of your time, every little bit helps.

Remember, Wedgefield is our community. Let’s continue to make it a community that we can all be proud of.

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Bayanihan at Wedgefield

Bayanihan - a Filipino word meaning community spirit, cooperation and unity.

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

 

We would like to invite you to the following Free Events to learn more about the diverse Asian & Pacific Cultures.

 


Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

 

Orlando City Hall Rotunda - 400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.

 

Registration for Each Attendee is Required to Attend this Event. This is a FREE Event but due to security and limited space at the City Hall, registration is required to attend. Each person attending must register. If you have guests, you need to register each guest individually for security purposes.

 

Follow this LINK to RSVP.

 


 

Saturday, May 30th from 11 am - 4 pm

Orlando Fashion Square

 

3201 E Colonial Dr

Orlando, FL 32803

 

Enjoy cultural entertainment, arts, crafts and Asian Ethnic food featuring China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more.

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

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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 DECEMBER to the present date of JANUARY 12, 2016 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics and individual reports not yet reflected in the statistics we have had ONE residential Burglary in the 19,500 Block of REYNOLDS PKY., and 3 Auto burglaries ONE on QUARTERLY in the 19,500 block and ONE in the 20,500 block of PADDOCK ST and ONE in the 19,500 block of PALMLAND.   I had one call of a White Diesel PU speeding on Abalone and numerous calls about vandalism to Christmas lawn decorations. On Face Book there were 2 reports of unlighted items left in dangerous positions on our streets. A refrigerator on Cornet South of Oberley, and a Jeep Cherokee parked on PADDOCK just off of DALLAS unlighted and without tags (I waited 40 minutes for a deputy). We also had a bicycle that had been left out by a 7 YO and was taken from the front yard no address given. We also had 2 reports of lost items, one drone and one aircraft, both were Christmas gifts.

 

As you can see the Face Book NHW site has had some results in regards of providing useful neighborhood information be it lost and found or safety items of interest to the residents. As of this writing we have Seven Hundred and Sixty members on the 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.

 

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Calling All Green Thumbs

 

The Green Thumb Garden Club met for our first meeting of the New Year on January 7th. Some new members are Heather Cowley who has land in need of landscaping. She has interest in container gardening as well as hydroponics. Carmen Scallan loves to garden, wants to learn and share. Linda Alberico is another new member who loves to garden! Cindy McIntire is a returning member, so glad to have her back! Our program was provided by Rosemary Curtis. She arranged for Ed Thralls to come and give a talk on Integrated Insect Control, Ed Thralls is from The Extension Center. Yard of The Month was brought up; the hiatus will end on March 1st when the Yard of the Month will start up again. Kathy Bruce has agreed to head up that project this year.


Our next meeting will be February 4th, come and join us for an educational program, enjoy the company of other gardeners! We will meet at the Country Club meeting room at 11 am. See you there!

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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

As this is being written, January 11th, Firewise has not had their first meeting of the year yet therefore a number of items on our agenda have not been approved or voted on. Those items will be decided on Thursday, January 14th at our first meeting of the year. One of the most important is when we will hold our evening meetings to accommodate those Wedgefield residents who work or have daytime commitments. Our plan is to have an evening meeting every other month, starting in February. As of today, we have not set the date for that meeting however if you will check the calendar on the HOA website it will be posted or you can send an email to wedgefieldfirewise@gmail.com and we will keep you updated. The afternoon meetings, again every other month starting with January, will be held at 1:30 PM at the Ranger Drainage District office on the second Thursday. As we celebrate 16 years as a Firewise Community, it is due to the support and input of Wedgefield residents and the support of our partner agencies. This year we want to expand our team and accomplish more than in the past with more educational gatherings. We hope you will consider coming to one of our meetings and helping us accomplish those goals.

I look forward to seeing you at a meeting or an event this year. Thank you for your support. Mary Prescott, Chair.

email: wedgefieldfirewise@gmail.com or call me at 4027-273-6933 with questions or suggestions.

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Lunch and Movie

 

Every Tuesday 10 to 14 girls gather together at a local restaurant and then we see the latest movie. Not all of us want to see the same movie. Sometimes 4 of us will see one and 4 will see another movie. A few do not go to the movies, they run their errands or go shopping. During October and November we enjyed Margarita’s restaurant in Avalon Park, Cooper Hawk, Bahama Breeze, Appleby’s and Orlando Ale House. The movies we have seen are: “Bridge of Spies”, “Burnt”, “The Martian”, “The Peanut Movie”, “Love the Coopers”, “Suffragette” and “Secret in their Eyes”. If you are interested in sharing some fun and we celebrate birthdays. One picks a name and they buy the lunch for them. The birthday girls wears a hat and get a balloon and cards. At Bahama Breeze everyone get a piece of cake. If you are interested contact Nancy Stickrod at nstickrod@att.net.


REMEMBER: Today is the youngest day of the rest of our life.

 

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Wedgefield Classy Red Hat Ladies

 

Red Hat Christmas Parties

Submitted by Sylvia Cox.


On December 11th the Classy Ladies gathered at the Wedgefield Club House.
There were 41 gals dressed in their red hats and purple clothing. Eleanor McGill, Mary Ann Kiser, Carol Crosby and Colleen Wollam were the hostesses. Everyone that brought a Christmas present received one from Santa Claus (Charlie Descheneaux) who did an outstanding job! We had a delicious buffet. The birthday girls were Adelaide Catania, Mary Ann Kiser, Terry Steinke, Jean Terry and Kathy Whitmire. Carol Crosby presented Sylvia with a beautiful red and silver bracelet and Eleanor McGill gave her a table runner plus all of the birthday girls got a table runner. It was a fun time. A few of us always stay and have good conversation and dessert.
 

On the 16h of December 44 “Huggable’s Red Hatters” gathered at Dixie Crossroads. Joan Smith organized the event and did a great job. We had entertainment by Todd Boque, he did magic tricks and we were amazed at how he was able to perform the many tricks. Kathy Bruce, Nancy Stickrod and Sylvia Cox were on the stage with him helping him with his tricks.

 

On January 28th the “Huggable Red Hatters” will meet at “El Leoncito Mexican Restaurant” in Titusville. Joan Smith and Barbie Crews will be the hostesses.

 

On February 19th Doris Bain, Jean Terry, Donna Powers and Alta Deevers will host
the luncheon. They have chosen to dine at Amigo’s in Waterford Lakes.

 

REMEMBER: People will inspire you or they will drain you, pick them wisely

 


Red Hat Society


Several girls have asked me about the “Red Hat Society”. I belong to two of them
that have joined the society in California. The “Queen” has to pay $39.00 for the year and each member pays $20.00 a year to the “Red Hat Society” in California. There is a poem that says “When I am an old woman, I shall wear a red hat and purple clothing. The official “Red Hat Society” was started by Sue Ellen Cooper and a few of her friends in a tea room in 1998. In 2005 the “Red Hat Society” was over one million ladies worldwide. If you are over 50 years old you wear red hats and purple clothing regally! Under 50 years old you wear pink hats and lavender regally. April 25th is the official day for the “red Hat Society”. Red Hatters do not hold meetings, the word is too stuffy. Hattitude is the proper attitude with a hat.

If you want to be in the “Red Hat Society” you should be willing and ready to wear
your purple clothing and your red hat and lots of bling, glitter, glam and glitz.
That is what belonging to the “Red Hat Society” is all about. If you have a birthday that month you are encouraged to wear a red outfit and a purple hat. You can also dress up in red in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also for Christmas and for the society’s birthday in April. It makes a public statement that we are not dead and not done. Each member of the chapter is asked to pay a $5.00 fee once a year and it is for cards, stamps.
 

DECREE: A red hat and purple clothing must be worn to each gathering. Failure to
attend 4 gatherings in a row will put your name on the inactive list. In spite of all the guidelines, have fun, let loose, chat, eat dessert first, be a little crazy, be a kid again, eat chocolate, wear fun things get glitzy, wear bling, take pictures, smile at people, blow bubbles, giggle like a child, shop, shop. Shop until you drop, do girly stuff and rejoice.
 

REMEMBER Enjoy life, you only live once

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Community Emergency Response Team

 

Good Bye Hurricane Season – Hello Tornado Season

Craig Fugate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator and Eric Oglesby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin are warning that January through March will be prime time periods for tornados in Central Florida. The El Nino will be one of the strongest on record. For Florida, Fugate called the El Nino pattern “basically a conveyor belt for storms”. He warned that many of the deadly tornados in Florida have happened in the winter and at night, when people are sleeping. During an El Nino year, the southern jet stream is much stronger than normal and the storm track moves across the southern tier of the U.S.

On November 2, 1997 a tornado hit in Volusia County between midnight and 1:00 am injuring 22. February 22 & 23, 1998 tornados hit Osceola, Orange & Seminole between 11:00 pm & 3:00 am leaving 43 dead. Christmas 2005 7 were injured in Volusia when one hit between 1 pm and 3 pm. The last one to hit Central Florida did so on February 2, 2007 in Lake and Volusia leaving 21 dead.

El Nino’s don’t cause tornados but enable them! El Nino’s set the stage – environmental conditions become more favorable more often. Central Florida does not have tornado warning sirens so we must be prepared with weather radios or weather apps on smart phones because strong storms and tornados are especially possible this winter.

 

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