While some people are not too happy about how much The Villages has grown and plans to grow further in the years to come, one nice benefit to all the growth is that local cities and counties are able to cut property taxes for residents.
From The Villages Daily Sun:
“The new growth in Wildwood is largely responsible for staff’s ability to present a budget to the city commission with an ad valorem tax at the rolled-back rate of 3.658 mills,” he said. “The value of the new construction, particularly in The Villages, awards the city the ability to reduce the property tax burden on our existing residents without reducing levels of service on our public facilities and services. Without this new growth, we may not have been so lucky.”
Read more in The Villages Daily Sun.
In other news…
A few years ago my wife surprised me with a birthday trip to Vegas to see one of my favorite comedians, Howie Mandel.
Now Howie is coming to The Villages on October 12.
Early in his career Howie starred in several movies and TV shows, but you may have seen him most recently as a judge on America's Got Talent. [The Villages Entertainment]
Retired Major League Baseball star Pete Rose, a.k.a. “Charlie Hustle”, is coming to Savannah Center on Oct. 6.
Despite his phenomenal stats on the field, Rose has been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame because he gambled on games as both a player and a manager.
The event is called “4192: An Evening With Pete Rose Live” … 4,192 being the amount of regular season hits Rose racked up in his career. [Villages-News]
This month's edition of Vmail is out and covers registration for the fall session of The Enrichment Academy, construction updates on The Lofts at Brownwood and the Brownwood Pond Bridge, a check-in on the progress at The Villages Grown, as well as a look at the Lantana Bungalow Villas now available in the Village of DeSoto.
Take a look: