Save the Date! NEXT general Meeting: Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm
Save the Date! NEXT general Meeting: Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm
Nelson Construction contacted the association on Friday 2/3 notifying us they will be moving into SESH much earlier than expected, but only in one section of the neighborhood (for now.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I thought work east of Nebraska was months away; why are you starting work here now? This small section of Caracas between Nebraska and 9th Street is being done early because crews are finishing early on Caracas just west of Nebraska and because the stormwater baffle box for this intersection was manufactured and will be delivered earlier than expected.
How long will this work take?
Work will begin Feb. 13 and should last approximately two months.
Where will this work occur? What streets will be affected?
Storm and watermain pipe will be installed along Caracas, beginning near Nebraska and moving east toward 9th Street. Only this small section of Caracas and the intersection will be affected during this work. Once this section is complete, the contractor plans to mobilize this particular crew to Central north of Hillsborough so that construction in that area will avoid impacting Seminole Elementary School during the school year.
What does this work entail?
If needed, crews will first install dewatering wells along Caracas; dewatering pumps run 24 hours a day, seven days a week once installed and for the duration of construction in the area. Storm pipe installation involves digging a 13-foot-wide trench from curb to curb; installing a stabilizing trench
box; bringing in 72-inch diameter pipe pieces by loader and placing them into the trench; and backfilling, compacting and rolling the backfill as each segment is installed. Next, crews will install watermain. After all pipe is installed and adjustments are made, crews will install road base, curb and the first layer of asphalt. More information on what construction involves can be found in the Construction FAQs.
Will Caracas be closed to traffic?
Yes. Caracas between Nebraska Avenue and 9th Street will be closed to all traffic. The team is working directly with the A.W. Windhorst Lodge and Dignity Memorial to accommodate their access. Residents along Caracas and 9th can access their homes from the south and the east.
When will you return to complete work on the rest of Caracas and 9th streets?
Work on Nebraska Avenue is expected to begin in late March or early April. Work in the remainder of Southeast Seminole Heights will begin immediately following the work on Nebraska. Residents will receive a door hanger prior to work beginning on their street. Alerts are also posted on the website and emailed to subscribers. We strongly encourage you to subscribe to alerts to stay up to date on the project.
What work is being done in Southeast Seminole Heights?
Storm pipe and watermain are being installed throughout Southeast Seminole Heights and vary by street. The project map outlines the work that will be done across all Seminole Heights neighborhoods.
Will you pave the road before leaving for work in another area?
Yes. We will apply the first layer of asphalt on this 300 feet of Caracas before we leave the street.
• Visit: SeminoleHeightsStormwater.com
• Call: 813-580-5313
2023 is already well on it’s way, and the weather outside is gorgeous! On behalf of the SESHCA board, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this email, so you have an idea of what the association is trying to do in the new year!
I would also like to thank all our SESHCA board members who have volunteered their time to make our neighborhood better. While the board is the administrative body for the neighborhood, I ask that you consider getting involved in the association some small way, if you choose to. This association is optional, and we’re so lucky to have neighbors interested in being involved. We are all volunteers, and all have jobs or responsibilities and cannot do everything ourselves. For a neighborhood to be successful, it takes the neighborhood as a whole to get involved and buy into what we are trying to do. Many hands make light work.
For example, a neighbor previously emailed the association in regards to people in Giddens Dog Park late at night making noise and leaving trash; we were even told a dog choked on some trash left at the park late at night (thankfully the pup recovered). This neighbor worked with the SESHCA board and assisted us in following up with TPD. We were also able to get a trash can installed, as well as get the dog park locked at night. This was possible because we had a neighbor willing to alert us to the issue, assist us in reaching out. We’ve also had a wonderful suggestion from a resident of adding Sun Shades at the Giddens Park Splash Pad, and we are working with the City of Tampa Parks and Rec department to try and make this happen.
This is your neighborhood too- I ask you to get involved in a small way to make this a better place to live for all of us. In this email, you’ll hear about a few opportunities to get involved, and I challenge you to consider joining the action and helping us make this the best place to live. We have 4 meetings a year (last one in October has no agenda, but lots of pizza!) and we ask you to try and attend. The board has also decided that after each general meeting at Seminole Heights United Methodist (the big one at Hanna and Central Ave) we’ll be going somewhere nearby- likely Hampton Station- and hanging out for a slice or a drink after our General Meetings- this way if you want to talk about the neighborhood with us on a more casual basis, we’re available for you. Finally, this will be my last year serving as president, and we are looking for new members for the board. Please keep reading for more information on this. And thank you for being part of this community.
Southeast Seminole Heights Civic Association
“Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.” - Sylvia Mathews Burwell
SESHCA is looking for individuals to join the social committee! This is a minimal commitment committee; meetings are every 2-3 months (for approx 2 hours and usually at a brewery). Past events include the chili cook off, ice cream social, crib crawls, etc. We need help planning this event- without help we can’t host these fun parties!
Can you help?