Upcoming Meetings
Deed Restrictions

Cheval West Community Development District
Cheval West CDD Official Website

Ramblewood Gate - (813) 949-1238
Lutz Lake Fern Gate - (813) 948-4007
Main Gate - (813) 949-8288

Are you looking for the Cheval West Community Association (CWCA) Website?
If so click on this link CLICK HERE TO GO TO CWCA WEBSITE

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To get your guests through the gates faster be sure to call the gate (numbers above) at let them know you are expecting your guests.

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Upcoming CDD Meeting Packets

The agendas for the upcoming meeting agendas are usually posted the week before the Cheval West Community Development District (CWCDD) meetings.

This datasheet is provided in Adobe PDF format Upcoming CDD Meeting Packets

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CDD Board Elections 2016

During the general election in November, 2016, three seats will be open for election.  The term is for four years and the supervisors will serve from November of 2016 until October of 2020.

Supervisor Seat 3

Harry 'Butch' Brown (automatically elected since there is no opponent)

Harry “Butch” Brown has resided on Chemille Dr. for the past 10 years.

“ Butch received his BS in Physics from University of Colorado and a MA from the United States Naval War College.  During 28 years of active duty, he served in the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Force and in Naval Aviation.  He was the Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron assigned to the USS Carl Vinson at the time of his retirement.  After his retirement, he served for 20 years as a Program Manager for TOPGUN, the elite Navy Fighter Weapons School. 
“It is my objective to obtain a position on the Cheval West Board, emphasizing team building, progressive ideas, results oriented resolutions, and ensure social responsibility. As a Cheval homeowner for ten years, I have a big stake in our neighborhood. I am committed to Cheval being properly maintained and cared for.  I would like to:  1) give back to the community, 2) protect Cheval property values, 3) address potential problems, and 4) support board teamwork. 
“Executive Summary:  Senior executive that excels in leadership and program solving roles.  Super communicator, exceptional leader, able to identify talent and facilitate team member success.  Core Compentencies:  distinguished leadership, operations manager, program development, and resource management. “

Supervisor Seat 4

James T. Crabtree

 James T. Crabtree lives on Terrain De Golf.  He has lived in Cheval for 9 years.  He has previously served on the Cheval West Architectural Review Committee (ARC). 
“My career has involved 47 years of managerial positions involving budgetary decisions, coming in under budget year over year, employee growth/development and working as a team to accomplish positive results.  I have had the privilege of being employed by 5 of the Fortune 500 companies in my career. 
“Upon moving to Cheval, I was a member of the ARC.  My wife was on the Cheval Women’s Club and I assisted them with many of their projects for the benefit of the Cheval Community.
“I have experience in negotiating contracts, budgetary controls, looking out for what is in the best interest for all people.  Why do I want to be on the Board?  I believe the Chambord community needs representation.  Using the word CHEVAL, let me explain why I would be an asset to the Board and to the community.  C:  I “CARE” for this community.  H:  It would be an HONOR to represent you.  E:  “ENERGY” to bring about needed changes for us.  V:  “VALUES”        in performance and results.  A:  “ATTENTION TO DETAIL” through listening to your concerns and acting on what is best for all of us.  L:  “LASTING RESULTS” from the actions we take that would make this an even better community. 
“I would very much appreciate your vote and would commit to you that I will do everything I can to make this an even better community.  Thank you.” 


Ronald G. Nagy

 Ronald G. Nagy lives on Cezanne Ave.  He is currently serving on the Board in Seat 3.  In September, 2015, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board. 

“Over the past three years, I have worked with numerous Hillsborough County agencies, community organizations and Cheval residents to address the zoning violations of a business near the Ramblewood entrance to Cheval.
“Previously, I have worked on several important Cheval West projects including the transition from a developer-controlled board to a resident-controlled board. I was instrumental in preparing the governing documents of the CWCA (homeowners association), and in resolving major storm drainage issues in Chardonnay Village.
“There have been plenty of changes in Cheval West since those early years of development.  As a Board Supervisor, I have been afforded the opportunity of participating in a wide range of responsible projects, for example, CDD and CWCA monthly meetings, adoption of the annual budget, completion of the new gate access system, and implementing a new web site for property owners.  My current Board assignment has provided me with invaluable experience in recognizing that I have a sworn responsibility to properly interpret and implement the various Florida State statutes and community covenants required of the position.  I am a strong advocate of good government and have been all my life.  I seek election to this position as an opportunity to give back.  I request your support.” 

“My career includes over 20 years of increased management responsibilities as Chief, Human Resources Planning and Evaluation with the Defense Mapping Agency.  I retired as the owner of BarRon Residential Appraiser, LLC.  I hold a Bachelors Degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Public Administration from University of Pittsburgh. “

Tracy J. Willsie

 Tracy J. Willsie lives on Savoy  Circle. She has lived in Cheval for 17 years.  She is currently serving on the Architectural Review Committee.  She served on the original traffic committee, prior to the establishment of the current committee, and was the committee chairman to install the current equipment for the tot lot.    

“After obtaining my BSBA from the University of Florida, I have worked in marketing, insurance and client relations until I decided to stay home and raise my three boys.  While staying home, I have continued to work for both our family business as well as accounting for another small business in the area while my children are in school.  I am very involved with the schools our children attend, serving on committees for the spring carnival, fifth grade activities and high school sports.   I currently serve on the Cheval Architectural Review Committee, worked on the original Traffic Committee and have regularly attended Cheval CDD and CWCA meetings over the years to remain aware of new things going on within our community.  I headed up both renovations / updates to the park on Chemille over the years as well as giving input to the board on needs and improvements for our community. One such project was the continuation of the sidewalk in front of the golf course at Chemille and TPC to insure the safety of all residents
“I believe that in order for our Board to truly represent our community it needs to consist of all the varying residents within our community.  At this time, with those members who are either currently remaining on the board or running for the board, I am the only female and the only person with school aged children.  So don’t let the needs of your children be forgotten and vote for me for seat #4 in November.”

Supervisor Seat 5

David W. Bowman

David W. Bowman lives on Saint Laurent Dr.  He has lived in Cheval for 20 years.  He has served on the Cheval West Traffic Improvement Committee for five (5) years.  
“I am a retired advertising executive from the automotive aftermarket division of Allied Signal, now Honeywell International for Fram Oil Filters and Autolite Spark Plugs.  I managed Autolite advertising and the national motorsports program, was the company’s national media spokesperson and created/hosted the corporate sponsored racing documentary television show Hidden Heroes for The Nashville Network (TNN).  I co-founded a television production company to create and host automotive cable television programs like Shadetree Mechanic and Crank & Chrome for TNN.   In addition, I developed Two Guys Garage and Truck U for Speed Network.  I sold my half of Brenton Productions and recently retired again five years of hosting Motorhead Garage on Velocity Network.  My corporate and television background has developed my skills in listening to others’ point of view, analyzing problems, and collectively creating effective solutions. “
“I am a former professional Indy 500 race mechanic, competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1996 through 1971.  I graduated from the University of Indianapolis.  My wife, Karen, and I enjoy traveling and restoring antique race cars.”

“I have enjoyed the Cheval quality of life and want to contribute to preserving and improving it for current and future residents.”

Jack Econom

Jack Econom lives on Avenue Simone.  He has lived in Cheval for 15 years. 
“After graduating from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, I spent over 20 years on active duty in the Army.  I served in the Infantry and Special Forces in numerous command and staff positions for the first half of my military career.  In the second half of my career, I served in the Acquisition Corps earning the Department of Defense highest level of certification in both Contracting and Program Management.  After retiring from active duty in 2000, I served in the Army and Air Force civilian acquisition positions and retired as a federal civilian employee in 2011.  Shelley, my wife, also retired from the active duty Army and is now an Air Force civilian attorney serving at MacDill Air Force Base.
“We have three children. Our oldest is completing her Masters at University College London, in England.  Our middle child is completing her last year at Virginia Tech and will be commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army.  Our son just completed Cadet Basic Training and is a Plebe (freshman) at USMA. 

“I have attended the Cheval West board meetings for the past two years.  This has given me a good working knowledge of both Boards.  I care about the Cheval community and would like to serve the Cheval residents through membership on their Boards.  My experiences gained through service in the military—leadership, management, contracting, and negotiation—give me a solid foundation for serving on the Boards.”

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Cheval CDD FY 2017 Approved Budget

The approved FY 2017 budget can be downloaded below:

This datasheet is provided in Adobe PDF format Approved Fiscal Year 2017 Cheval West CDD Budget

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Barcode Not Working?

Two resolutions were proposed and unanimously approved by residents which may be the cause of your barcode not working. The first was to allow the deactivation of all barcodes associated to an address which has not paid their annual homeowner association dues. These dues are currently $130.00 a year and are due by January 1st of EACH year. If a resident does not pay this homeowner association fee then EVERY barcode assigned to that address will be deactivated starting in April. Once the full amount due (including late fees and if necessary attorney fees) then new bar codes can be issued for a $15 fee per vehicle.

The second resolution that was passed was for any unpaid fine that a homeowner may have. If a homeowner has not paid a fine then the same deactivation policy and new bar code fee will apply as stated above.

If your bar code is not working then you should call Shelly Bramm from Greenacre Properties at 813-936-4160 or Email her at sbramm@greenacre.com to make sure you don't have an outstanding fine or past due homeowner association dues.

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Automated Defibrillator Available To Residents

You may have noticed a small pickup truck around the neighborhood with Cheval West Community Services on the doors.  This service will be provided 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for the residents of the community.  This vehicle is also equipped with a AED (Automated External Defibrillator) which can be dispatched to your residence in case of an heart attack.  If you need the AED dispatched to your residence please call 911 FIRST and then call either the Ramblewood Gate (813-949-1238) or the Lutz Lake Fern Gate (813-948-4007).

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Cheval CDD FY 2016 Approved Budget

The FY 2016 budget can be downloaded below:

This datasheet is provided in Adobe PDF format Approved Fiscal Year 2016 Cheval West CDD Budget

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New Trash & Recycle Days

Effective immediately the big gray and blue trash/recycle cans are to be used in Cheval West. Since these cans are picked up by an automated system instead of a person walking beside the truck, you must put ALL trash inside the container. If you leave boxes, items or other trash cans on the curb; they will not be picked up. The automated pick up system is only designed to pick up the large gray and blue containers.

You are also required to keep a minimum of three feet between the container and any other object. Again failure to do that may result in your receptacle not being picked up. Here are the new pick up dates:

Trash pickup (gray container)
Recycle pickup (blue container)

Trash pickup (gray container)
Yard waste

If you are having any service issues please call:
Republic Services 813-265-0292
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department 813-272-5680

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Cheval West Tot Lot

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Hillsborough County Commissioners

You can get the Email address and Phone Numbers by clicking the picture or name of the County Commissioner.  Please be professional with your comments to the Commissioner's but let them know how you feel about the Lutz Lake Fern widening project or any other issues you may have. You can also send them compliments on the good things they are doing while serving you.

Sandra L. Murman

Victor D. Crist

Victor D. Crist

Leslie 'Les' Miller Jr.

Lesley Miller, Jr.

Al Higginbotham

Al Higginbotham

Ken Hagan

Ken Hagan

Kevin Beckner

Kevin Beckner

Stacy White

Stacy White

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Our Cheval West Community

Welcome to the Cheval West Community Development District Website. Cheval West is a gated community in the Northwestern section of Hillsborough County.  The neighborhood is surrounded by three staffed 24 hour gates giving residents access from the North, South, and East.  A Nature Preserve sits to the West of Cheval West providing a natural setting full of various wildlife for the residents to enjoy.

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"We in America do not have government by the majority.  We have government by the majority that participate."  --Thomas Jefferson


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