DICA is the Islands’ official community organization. Our goal is to preserve our unique history while building our neighborhood through community events and active engagement with our city officials. All DI residents are encouraged to join DICA. Join today!
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The Davis Islands Civic Association (DICA) is committed to providing effective leadership on important issues related to island residents in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our DI community. DICA membership support (through resident's volunteer time and donations) allows us to keep the Islands’ spirit going strong.
As we move into 2017, we need more passionate residents to be a part of our many committees. Some of our ongoing priorities include planning for a DI community center, public restrooms at the DI Seaplane Basin, advocating for a change to the Design Exception process, and advocating for tree preservation and the tree canopy. Visit www.dicivic.org now to check out our events page for ongoing community calendar of events and please let us know if you'd like to participate. We need your help today! : )
Are you a DICA member? If not, please consider joining now and help us (also DI residents) to continue to pursue the many causes of all who are living on the island. Annual dues are only $35 annually.
Sign up online today at www.dicivic.org/join
or send your check to: Davis Islands Civic Association, PO Box 1835, Tampa, FL 33601.
Feel free to email Kathy Carroll (Kathy@tampacarrolls.com) with any questions about becoming an active member of the association.
We look forward to welcoming you to DICA! 2017
What: First Responder Appreciation Day
When: This Saturday, February 4th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Why: To say “Thank you” to our DI First Responders\
Where: Fire Station #17 East Davis Blvd.
Details: Open House at the Fire station
Appreciation Plaque presentation to Tampa Fire and TPD at 1:30pm
Interaction with First Responders and their equipment
Hope this helps residents to know .... : )
The contractor’s preliminary paving schedule is below.
Please remember that the schedule is tentative:
1/9 - 1/11, Blanca Ave, From W.Davis Blvd to Cyprus St.
1/11 - 1/13, Cyprus Ave, From Caspian St to Blanca Ave.
1/12 - 1/13, Blanca Ave, From Cyprus Ave to Ceylon Ave.
1/17 - 1/18, Biscayne Ave, From W.Davis Blvd to Blanca Ave.
1/18 - 1/19, Caspian St, From Biscayne Ave to Ceylon Ave,
1/19 - 1/20, Ceylon Ave, From Barbados Ave to Caspian St.
1/23 - 1/24, Blanca Ave, From Ceylon Ave to Barbados Ave.
1/25 -1/26, Corsica St, From Baltic Cir to Ceylon Ave.
1/26 - 1/27, Baltic Cir, From Bahama Cir to Barbados Ave.
1/26 -1/27, Barbados Ave, W.Davis Blvd to Ceylon Ave.
1/30 - 2/2, Bahama Cir, From Baltic Cir to Baffin Ave.
West Davis Blvd will be resurfaced in a subsequent phase.
Our contractor will be putting out door hangers during the construction. One of the things that we would appreciate you mentioning in the newsletter is that cars parked in the right-of-way impede the contractor. Please ask the residents of this area to refrain from parking in the street. Work hours are 9am-5pm, however, you may see trucks staging along the street outside of this window.
The City of Tampa Transportation and Stormwater Services Department is planning to resurface a section of the Davis Islands neighborhood. The street segments located in the Northwest quadrant bounded by W Davis Blvd and Erie Ave are scheduled for resurfacing under the City’s FY 16 plan. Improvements in the area will include drainage analysis, ADA compliance, signs and markings improvement, and street resurfacing, which covers 82,329 SY.
The City has consulted Greeley and Hansen to analyze the overall drainage of the area which includes documenting existing ponding water, surveying roads, and analyzing the drainage on a master plan standpoint.
W Davis Blvd from Erie to E Davis Blvd is being converted from a four lane undivided road to a three lane cross section with Two Way Left Turn Lanes in the center (TWLTLs), parking on both sides of the road (north and south), and a bike lane. The operational and design changes will promote safety including reduced vehicle speeds, reduce vehicle -pedestrian and bicycle- vehicle conflicts.
The City has contracted Asphalt Paving Systems (APS) to resurface the streets in Davis Islands at the finalization of the Consultant design plans. APS will implement design plans into the field and re-profile the pavement to optimize Stormwater runoff flow.
CITY POINT OF CONTACT
If at any point, you or any resident needs to contact us, please contact the City Pavement Management Engineer, Mr. Jorge Uy, at 813-274-1289, or Jorge.Uy@tampagov.net
Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the City’s Transportation Capital Program. Have a wonderful day!
Cal Hardie, P.E.
Capital Projects Manager
Transportation and Stormwater Services Dept.
City of Tampa
306 E. Jackson St., 4E
Tampa FL 33602
(813) 274-3280 (office) ; (813) 404-0201 (mobile)