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Davis Islands Newsletter August 2018

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the August issue of The Islands View newsletter.

Wow! The summer has flown by and if you are like us school preparation is in full swing. This month, we added a new section to the newsletter called Crime Activity, which pulls information from the Tampa Police Department for incidents in our area. Also, check out the events section for the annual DI Ice Cream Social date and time.Have a great rest of your summer and as always we will see you around the Islands.
Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Must be the Money

The Mayor’s proposed budget has been released for

This budget includes both the operational and capital expenditures for the City of Tampa.  Below are the proposed capital projects for Davis Islands.  The details of the entire budget can be downloaded on the City’s website here

DAVIS ISLANDS CAPITAL PROJECTS
Davis Islands Pumping Station Force Main Replacement ($770,000)
This project provides for the replacement of the existing wastewater force main from the Davis Islands pumping station. Project locations include Suwanee Circle, South Davis Boulevard, and Channel Drive. FY19 to FY23
Davis Islands Water Main Replacement ($3,655,200) 1/19 to 6/19
This project provides for replacement of 20,417 linear feet of existing distribution and transmission water pipe with new 6-inch and 16-inch diameter pipe on Davis Islands.
Davis Islands Fire Station #17 Renovation ($83,704)
This project provides for a complete kitchen renovation, including installation of stainless steel countertops and an exhaust fan hood, and expands the kitchen onto the covered patio
Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Complete Dock Improvements ($25,000)
This project provides for the Engineering Services for Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Dock Improvements to include preparation of permit and construction documents, permitting, and construction support services.
Davis Islands Complete Street Safety Improvement (DI under consideration)
This project provides for all user, multi-modal travel, and safety improvements including automobiles, pedestrians, and bicycles.  Davis Islands is one the areas under consideration.
The next public hearings on the proposed FY 2019 budget will be held at Old City Hall 315 E Kennedy Blvd (6pm Sept 13th).

Bayshore Little League Fall Registration Is Open
The 2018 Fall registration for Bayshore Little League “Fall Ball” is now open.  If your son or daughter is interested in playing America’s great past time then now is the opportunity to register.  We are so fortunate to have such great little league facilities right in our own backyard!  To register visit www.bsll.org
CRIME ACTIVITY JULY
We wanted to start a new section this month on Crime Reports on Davis Islands.  This section will be a monthly summary of REPORTED crime activity.  The Tampa Police Department has partnered with Lexis/Nexis Community Map to summarize incidences in our neighborhood.

THEFT – 7/9/2018 – Tampa General Hospital

AUTO BUGLARY – 7/8/2018 – Blanca Ave

BUGLARY RESIDENTIAL – 7/26/2018 – Marmora Ave

If you would like to search the database directly you can visit TampaGov.net

AUGUST EVENTS

Annual Ice Cream Social – Join the Davis Islands Civic association as they host their annual Ice Cream Social on August 11th from 2 to 4pm at the Roy Jenkins Pool (154 Columbia Dr). This is a great annual event with free ice cream for all!

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

A few months ago our book of the month focused on the great father of self-improvement and public speaking, Dale Carnigie. This month’s book is by a close associate of Mr. Carnigie’s, Frank Bettger. Many people might not have heard of Bettger, but he wrote a great little book.
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling written by Frank Bettger.  This book was written in 1947 but its principles and stories are just as relevant today as they were then.
While the name of this book leads some to think its contents relate just to selling, it more importantly focuses on the ATTITUDE one needs to obtain success in any course of business or life.  While it is great to read books by modern motivational speakers, I always find it helpful to get back to the basics.

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,410 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Variance Review Board
VRB-18-77: 804 S Davis Blvd – Laurel Oak Removal 8/14/2018 @ 6:30pm
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED JULY 2018
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Davis Islands Real Estate Market Minute July 2018
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
THE ISLANDER CONDOMINIUMS  | UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Islander Condominiums of Davis Islands is the newest Mid-Rise residence to take shape in South Tampa. These limited edition units blend luxury living with the active lifestyle of South Tampa’s most amenity rich neighborhood.

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

626 ONTARIO AVE | COMING SOON
Wonderful ranch style home that is as cute as a button and tucked away in the beautiful streets of Davis Islands.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home has 1,392 sq ft of living space, 2 car garage, terrazzo floors and site on an 80 ft wide lot.  For a preview before this home hits the market call us at (813) 391-9240Click for details
319 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – RENTAL AVAILABLE
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  Lawn maintenance included $3,500 month

 512 COLUMBIA DR  | UNDER CONTRACT

Multiple options with this home and lots.  First, this property has two 50 by 110 buildable lots for two single-family homes.  The second option is to purchase this home with detached garage and in-law apartment and perform an nice renovation. Click for details