Second Bloomingdale Roundtable Meeting Held
Can-Do Provides Status
The Bloomingdale Roundtable, a group of community leaders from the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (BHA) and neighborhood mandatory homeowners associations, met July 23 at the Bloomingdale Community Office. The group formed for the first time in March 2014 to develop a community leader network aimed at bettering Bloomingdale now and in the future.
Attendees included representatives from Bloomingdale Ridge (Fox Run and The Greens), Bloomingdale Cove, Cambridge Cove, River Crossing, Bristol Green, Somerset (via email), Mason Oaks ( a neighboring community off Lithia-Pinecrest), Can-Do and the BHA. Twelve leaders attended the quarterly meeting representing over 1,100 homeowners.
Fred Brown of Can-Do was the roundtable’s featured guest speaker this quarter. He provided the group with the current status of his organization’s completed legal action and mediation with Red Cast Developers and Hillsborough County regarding the “Big Box” development on Bloomingdale Ave. He also shared that because a settlement has been reached, he and his organization can no longer be a part of any future legal actions.
“We did not get what we wanted,” said Brown, “but some concessions were made.” When several expressed concerns about who will ensure that the mediation document is adhered to, Brown stated, “Can-Do will not dissolve until all mediation pieces are met.”
Further, he explained that the completed action does not preclude other individuals, groups, or HOAs from continuing to pursue actions against the proposed deployment. To that end, his group is willing to pass historical and research documents to any interested parties.
Finally, Brown will be providing a letter template to the Roundtable should the leaders, singularly or together, wish to begin a “grass roots” letter writing campaign.
May concluded the meeting urging attendees to spread the word about upcoming elections. “The County Commissioner election is important; we need to elect someone who represents the heart and soul of our communities.”
For information on the Bloomingdale Roundtable, call 813-981-2051 or email email@example.com.