State OKs consolidation of Westchase CDD boards
WESTCHASE - The amount of people who oversee the operations of the Westchase community is about to get smaller. The state recently approved the merger of the Westchase CDD and CDD East boards. For two years, the supervisors of both boards have been working on a merger to create a singular government body with fewer members. Supervisors are elected officials who oversee the budget for the Westchase community and maintenance for the common areas.Supervisors get paid $200 for each monthly meeting and must follow Florida's public record and meeting laws. Pending final approval at the Sept. 13 meeting, the new board will go into effect Oct.1. Then the two boards of 10 supervisors will be reduced to a single board of five members. It is expected that the five board members to sit on the new board are: Mark Ragusa, Bill Casale, Greg Chesney, Brian Ross and Ernie Sylvester. Supervisors Bob Argus Keith Heinemann, Joseph Lechman, Susan Edgerley and Lewis Patterson are expected to lose their seats. Supervisors decided to merge the board to reduce costs and streamline the voting process.