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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Price of pine straw for landscaping in The Villages to rise by 20 percent

The price of pine straw is going up by 20 percent.

Pine straw is put down twice a year in common area landscaping beds throughout The Villages. Because it is biodegradable, the nutrients of pine straw blend with the soil below as the pine tree needles break down over time.

The price of pine straw is expected to climb by 20 percent in the 2024-25 fiscal year for the Amenity Authority Committee and the Project Wide Advisory Committee.

For the AAC, that will add up to an additional $27,000 in cost. For PWAC, which cover the area south of County Road 466 and encompasses much more acreage, it will mean an increase of $232,000.

Proper maintenance of infrastructure in The Villages ‘non-existent’

A resident describes a pipe problem that is occurring over and over again in his cul-de-sac. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Letter writer missed out on value of golf to The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Buttonwood resident criticizes a previous letter writer who may have missed the point about the value of golf in The Villages.

Eyesore project is becoming serious safety problem

A Village of Pennecamp resident is concerned about an eyesore project near a recreation center. In a Letter to the Editor, he contends it’s become a safety issue.

Must elderly return to work to afford to stay in The Villages?

A Village of Rio Grande resident asks if residents are supposed to go back to work at age 80 to afford to live in The Villages.

Cap the amenity rate and make the golfers pay more

A Village of DeSoto resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says it’s time to cap the amenity rate and make the golfers pay more for upkeep of the courses.