Your SSHCA would like to welcome our new Committee Chairs who will take an active leadership role to make our neighborhood event better!
Beautification - Donna Stark - Donna is a past President of the SSHCA and a long term resident of South Seminole Heights. Her past leadership and pragmatic approach will be traits that are assets to the board.
Land Use/Transportation - Jordan Miller - Jordan owns local SSH Business Velo Champ and has been an active voice in the community regarding local land use and transportation issues. He brings a wealth of knowledge in those areas to the board.
Events/Membership - Tatiana Huudma - Tatiana is a new resident of SSH and bring energy and enthusiasm to the board. She brings great ideas that will promote membership and community connections.
Thank you to the 3 new Committee Chairs for stepping up to take on leadership roles.
We recently have identified someone interested in our Communications Chair position we will announce soon, but we still have Neighborhood Watch available if anyone is interested in positively impacting our relationships with TPD and crime related matters in the community. ... See MoreSee Less
If you're in need of a Parents Night Out, 3 hours of free childcare for children with special needs and their siblings are being offered at the Loretta Ingraham Center on Friday, February 22nd from 6-9pm. For more info, email email@example.com. To register, visit bit.ly/2HL5RID... See MoreSee Less
You may have noticed one of our larger trees on the south end of Rivercrest Park has been removed. Our association reported the tree after a large limb fell from it. Upon review by the city, the tree was noted as having Ganoderma, a white rot fungi that compromises the load bearing strength of the tree. Consequentially, the tree has been removed by the city to assure public safety.
It is important to notate that the SSHCA is actively working with Parks and Rec Urban and Forestry Manager to develop a canopy sustainability plan for Rivercrest Park. We have seen at least three trees removed due to disease, age, or damage in the last 2 years. This plan will develop a short, mid, and long term replacement plan for our tree canopy in the park to preserve what has been recognized as some of the oldest and most treasured tree specimens in the neighborhood. We should have more details in that and a plan in place by our April meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
As we enter the 2019/20 term for your new South Seminole Heights Civic Association Board we are dedicated to making sure we are aligned with the concerns of our residents and focused on moving the association in the right direction based on your feedback. The new SSHCA Board begins their term this month and we will be hosting a board retreat to set association goals and individual Board Member goals that will align to the Association’s. During the 2017/18 term we were able to do a great job with our goals, becoming a 501(c)3, starting and continuing the Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival, and moving the needle on neighborhood transportation issues. However, we don’t want to set future goals without hearing from you. Your SSHCA Board Wants Your Opinion! Help Us, Help You!
We are looking to understand more about your feelings bout the current status of the SSHCA, what ideas you have about what we can do to improve, what priorities you would like to see the association focused on, what areas of concerns are the greatest for you in the neighborhood, and more. We have created a simple online surve that has been emailed out to our entire email list, shared on social media, and is now being shared here as well. We ask that you take the time to complete the survey to help us set the tone and direction for the association over the next two years.
Hard copies should be distributed by USPS to your mailbox today, tomorrow, or Wednesday depending on what route you are on in South Seminole Heights.
In this issue you will find updates on: -Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival -Traffic/Pedestrian Safety Updates -Community Feedback Survey -Committee Chair Recruitment -Flags for Sale -Your Home's History -Beautification Award -Street Art Trail and more!
Don't forget that there is a general membership meeting this Wednesday at 630pm at the Seminole Heights Library. This meeting will give neighborhood updates, but is all transportation focused with representatives from FDOT, City of Tampa Transportation, TPD, and more. Come out and make your voice heard regarding your safety concerns in South Seminole Heights!
Please reach out to your SSHCA if you need anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
The road markings on Highland Ave as you approach Osborne have been redone so they are more visible and new “signal ahead” markings have also been added. You may also notice the signal timing has changed and the red might lasts a little longer before the other direction turns green.
Make sure to come to the general meeting next Wed at 630 at the Seminole Heights Library. We will be focused on transportation and pedestrian safety issues with representatives from FDOT, City of Tampa Transportation, and Tampa Police Department in hand to share updates, what we are working on short and long term for solutions, and to listen to and address your concerns. ... See MoreSee Less