THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the October issue of the Islands View newsletter. This month we have our favorite annual event “Halloween in the DI Village”, additionally, Movies in the Park is back! There is a discussion underway on underground utilities and a variety of Variance requests to be aware of. Also we have ADDED a new video section called Islands Market Snapshot so take a view. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.
Halloween in the Village
Join the Davis Islands Businesses as they host the 8th Annual Halloween in the Village on October 28th from 11am-3pm. As in years past the day is full of exciting activities.
- Trick or Treat in the DI Village (11am – 2pm)
- Caricature Artist (11am-2pm)
- Pet Costume Contest (12:30pm)
- Silly Sam’s Halloween Show (1:00pm)
- Kid’s Costume Contest (2:15pm)
- Chance Drawing (2:45pm)
While some would consider power lost on Davis Islands a common occurrence, the impact of Hurricane Irma on creating an extended power outages to the Islands was more eye opening.
The issue of underground utilities has been on the Davis Islands Civic Association’s action item list for awhile, and with the most recent outage, this issue could be gaining some traction. In particular, there is a subcommittee within the association that has been working with our City Council representatives to develop City Ordinances that would allow communities like ours to underground their aerial lines.
Currently, Hillsborough County has such an ordinance and the Dana Shores community served as a pilot program. While there are varying opinions on whether to underground or not, the first goal is to at least have an ordinance at the City level that would allow communities to evaluate, discuss and decide on the issue.
For more detailed information on the currently process underway or to volunteer you can contact the Civic Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurricane Debris Collection
The most recent information from the City of Tampa regarding debris collection from Hurricane Irma began on Sept 14th and will continue through October 13th. Debris should be separated as follows click here
Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park is back! With the screening of Monsters Inc., so mark your calendars now for October 21st, starting at 7pm at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex. As always this is a FREE, FUN & FAMILY event hosted by the Davis Islands Civic Association.
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 – Davis Islands
Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety? Then I encourage you join over 2,009+ 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 October 3rd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.
DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY
We 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:
DE1-17-175: 622 Danube Ave – Privacy Masonry Wall
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Setback Reduction – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-89: 128 E Davis Blvd – Setback Reduction – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-100: 475 W Davis Blvd – Raise Pool – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Increase Fence Height – 10/17/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Exceed Wall Height Requirements – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-118: 22 Adalia Ave – Generator Exception Process – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-123: 695 Geneva Pl – Setback Redution – 10/10/2017@6:30pm
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