Latest Messages & Alerts

Message to Residents: OVERNIGHT CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC BEHIND AVALON 7

January 24, 2024

Due to the remodeling of our Town Square there will be construction traffic moving behind Avalon 7 during the late evening hours.
The construction traffic will continue through the next two weeks.

Message to Residents: Weybourne Dog Park EXPECTED REOPENING DATE!

January 24, 2024

THE WEYBOURNE DOG PARK WILL REOPEN IN THE AFTERNOON ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Message to Residents: Weybourne Dog Park Temporary Closure

January 19, 2024

THE WEYBOURNE LANDING DOG PARK WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 22ND AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 23RD FOR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

Message to Residents: High Winds Possible

December 15, 2023

DUKE ENERGY HAS ADVISED THERE ARE HEAVY WINDS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND WHICH MAY RESULT IN POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES. PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY IN THE EVENT OF AN OUTAGE.

Message to Residents: Pool Closure Notice for OTOW Central Residents

December 14, 2023

FAST is opening registration on December 26th – January 1st from 11a.m – 4 p.m. each day for OTOW Central residents.
Residents will need their OTOW IDs to complete registration. After signing necessary waivers, their picture taken, and they will receive a fob that will grant them access to FAST from January 1st – March 31st.
Registration will continue after the 1st, however; FAST will double cover the front desk for Calesa and OTOW residents that week.

Message to Residents: Weybourne Landing Dog Park Now Open

December 12, 2023

The Weybourne Dog park is now open!

Message to Residents: Premiere Waste Service Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 23, 2023

No trash service on Thursday, November 23, 2023.

PREMIER WASTE SERVICES WILL NOT BE PICKING UP TRASH ON THURSDAY 23RD IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING DAY. THE PICKUP SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Trash on Monday, November 20, 2023.
Recycling on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Message to Residents: Construction Notice

November 14, 2023

As part of the water treatment facility upgrades, Bay Laurel Center CDD will be performing construction work along SW 90th Terrace Road at the intersection of SW 81st Loop during the overnight hours beginning Thursday, November 16th into the following morning on Friday, November 17th. Please use caution while traveling through this area.

Message to Residents: Construction Notice

November 1, 2023

Construction at the intersection of SW 99th Street Road and SW 94th Street will begin on November 6th, 2023. Improvements include adding pedestrian crosswalks, two additional stop signs on SW 99th Street Road and resurfacing and restriping of the intersection. Work will be performed at night during non-peak traffic hours. During this period, use caution and expect possible delays or road closures. Use alternative routes if possible.

Message to Residents: Golf Cart Registration Notice

September 21, 2023

GOLF CART REGISTRATION WILL NOT OCCUR IN INCLEMENT WEATHER

Message to Residents: HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE FOR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE & RECYCLE ONLY

September 1, 2023

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE & RECYCLE ONLY

Pickup for garbage and recycle will be Tuesday Sept 5th for recycling and Thursday Sept 7th, for household garbage.

Premier Waste Services – Curbside Pickup for household garbage and recycling for the following neighborhoods: Candler Hills, Indigo East, Weybourne Landing, Crescent Ridge III & IV, and Longleaf Ridge.

FOR MISSED LAWN DEBRIS PICKUPS DO NOT CONTACT PREMIER WASTE SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT RESIDENT SERVICES 352-236-6869.

Message to Residents: Safety Notice

August 31, 2023

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER INTO ANY RETENTION OR DEPRESSION AREAS.

Resident Alert: Hurricane Idalia Closure Information

August 28, 2023

With the impending threat of Hurricane Idalia making landfall in our area it is important that you take precautions now to ensure your personal safety and secure your home. Download the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist located in the Resident Alert tab and follow all recommendations as outlined there. Be sure to sign up for emergency alerts at www.AlertMarion.com. Residents can also go to www.marionso.com or visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for updates on the storm.

Additional Information:
For residents concerned about flooding, sand and bags will be available for free at the following locations: (Sandbags are self-serve -You will be required to fill your own sandbags).

Dunnellon City Complex, 11808 N Ohio St, Dunnellon, Florida 34431

Belleview Sports Complex, 6501 SE 107th St, Belleview FL

Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 SE 36th Ave, Ocala, FL

Tuscawilla Park (Reilly Arts Center), 800 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL

Hampton Center, 225 NW MLK Blvd, Ocala, FL

Martel Recycling Center, 296 SW 67th Ave, Ocala, FL

Marion Oaks, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala, FL (Behind the Community Center)

Information Hotline – 352-369-7500

For residents concerned about sheltering in place:

WestPort High School is a designated hurricane shelter and functions for those with Special Needs

Vanguard High School is a designated hurricane shelter and is pet-friendly

NONE of the OTOW amenity buildings are shelters. All community amenity buildings will be closed for the duration of the storm and in the subsequent aftermath and cleanup period.

In the event of a power outage, contact your service provider. Depending on your neighborhood your provide is either Duke Energy or Seco Electric. Check your power bill for contact information.

If you are using a generator after the storm passes, be sure it is located OUTSIDE of your home. DO NOT operate a gas generator in your garage or any enclosed space inside your home.
If you lose power, you will also lose your internet service. Cell phone service may also be unavailable.

Cell phone charging stations (powered by generator) will be available for resident use outside of the Information Technology Building located in Friendship Commons.

All three (3) OTOW entry gates will NOT have gate attendants in place beginning 2pm on Tuesday, August 29th. The gate arms will be placed upright to allow passage for emergency vehicles. Gate attendants will return once it is safe to do so.

Resident Alert: Hurricane Idalia Precautions Information

August 28, 2023

With the impending threat of Hurricane Idalia making landfall in our area it is important that you take precautions now to ensure your personal safety and secure your home. Download the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist located in the Resident Alert tab and follow all recommendations as outlined there. Be sure to sign up for emergency alerts at www.AlertMarion.com. Residents can also go to www.marionso.com, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or www.floridadisaster.org for updates on the storm.

All On Top of the World buildings will be closed on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 due to Hurricane Idalia. Resident Services will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 29, 2023. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

There is a projected forecast of wind gusts up to 70 mph on Wednesday August 30th. During high wind events, for the security of the gate attendants, the gates will be unmanned and the gate arms will remain in the upright position.

Pick up service for debris will resume on the next scheduled service day.

In the event of a power outage, contact your service provider. Depending on your neighborhood your provider is either Duke Energy or Seco Electric.

For Duke Energy customers who experience an outage during a storm can report it the following ways:

Click this link to report your outages on https://www.duke-energy.com/outages

Call the automated outage-reporting system: 800.228.8485.

Visit duke-energy.com on a desktop computer or mobile device. There is an interactive outage map where customers can find up-to-date information on power outages, including the total number of outages systemwide and estimated times of restoration.

For Seco Electric, check your power bill for contact information.

If you are using a generator after the storm passes, be sure it is located OUTSIDE of your home. DO NOT operate a gas generator in your garage or any enclosed space inside your home.

If you lose power, you will also lose your internet service. Cell phone service may also be unavailable.

All three (3) OTOW entry gates will NOT have gate attendants in on Wednesday August 30th. The gate arms will be placed upright to allow passage for emergency vehicles.

Resident Alert: Hurricane Idalia Closures

August 28, 2023

The Recreation & Arbor Fitness Center will be CLOSED at 3pm Tuesday, August 29th and all day Wednesday, August 30th.

Resident Alert: HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FROM TECO PEOPLE’S GAS

August 28, 2023

In the event of evacuation, do not turn gas off at the meter.
Turn off at your appliance(s) if you feel it necessary.
If there is an emergency, please call 911 first & then TECO at 877-832-6747

Resident Alert: World News / September 2023 Delivery Update

August 28, 2023

Please note that due to Hurricane Idalia, home and newspaper rack delivery has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 1 (rather than Aug. 31). If there is much damage and/or debris, then delivery will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.

The September issue will be available online by end of Tuesday, Aug. 29, at https://ontopoftheworldnews.com/ocala/

Message to Residents: Fertilizing Notice

August 28, 2023

This is a reminder that On Top of the World will be fertilizing Crescent Green, Crescent Ridge I and II, Americana Village, Friendship Park, Friendship Colony, Friendship Village, Renaissance Park, and Windsor East beginning the week of September 11th.

Message to Residents: Indigo East Paving Alert

August 8, 2023

INDIGO EAST RESIDENTS PLEASE BE AWARE THERE WILL BE MILLING WORK DONE ON THE ROADS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH IN PREPARATION FOR PAVING WORK FROM THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH THROUGH FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Message to Residents: Indigo East Paving of SW 83rd Place & SW 79th Circle

August 2, 2023

Paving of SW 83rd Place and SW 79th Circle will commence on Friday, August 3rd and continue into the following week. During this time, resident can experience short delays and detours. Use caution while traveling in this area to allow the crews to work safely and efficiently.

Message to Residents: Early Morning Concrete Pour 90th Street Gate

August 1, 2023

Concrete pouring will commence at 4:30 am near the 90th Street Gate. During this period, residents can expect detours and delays while traversing the area. Please use extreme caution to allow the crews to work safely and efficiently.

Message to Residents: Road Closure for 94th Street Paving

July 18, 2023

Portions of SW 94th Street from SW 92nd Terrace to SW 96th Avenue will be repaved beginning on Friday, July 21st and continuing into the following week. During this period, residents can expect detours and delays while traversing the area. Please use extreme caution to allow the crews to work safely and efficiently.

Message to Residents: Multi Modal Path to Sholom Closure

July 13, 2023

On Monday 7/10/23 the multi-modal path from the North side of the Sholom Park Entrance to SW 63rd (Stone Creek Entrance) will be closed due to heavy construction/directional bore for approximately two weeks.
SW 80th Ave. ‘proper’ will not be affected by this multi-modal path closure.

The path will remain closed through Monday 8/7/23 (pending construction completion).

Message to Residents: Arbor Fitness Rooms Closure

July 13, 2023

Due to IT upgrades being made, we will be closing the Arbor Fitness Floor and both Fitness Rooms on Sunday, July 23rd, between 8am and 3pm. Both pools will remain open.

Message to Residents: Road Closure in Ashford

July 13, 2023 - Update

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WORK HAS BEEN DELAYED IN ASHFORD. THE ROAD REMAINS CLOSED BETWEEN SW 79TH LANE ROAD TO THE INTERSECTION OF SW 82ND STREET ROAD. THE ROAD WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED THROUGH THE ENTIRE WEEK OF JULY 17.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Message To Residents: Weybourne Landing Entry Gate

July 7, 2023

THE WEYBOURNE LANDING ENTRY GATE HAS BEEN IN THE OPEN POSITION TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION PAVING VEHICLES TO ENTER EXPEDITIOUSLY. THE PAVING WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION TODAY AFTER WHICH, THE GATE ARM WILL RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION.

Message To Residents: ROAD CLOSURE FROM INTERSECTION OF SW 79TH LANE ROAD TO THE INTERSECTION OF SW 82ND STREET ROAD JULY 11TH-JULY 16TH

July 5, 2023

ASHFORD RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO PARK THEIR CARS PAST LOTS 214 – 216, AND LOTS 202-204 ALONG THE STREET ON THE EVENING OF MONDAY, JULY 10th.

THE INTERSECTION OF SW 79TH LANE ROAD TO THE INTERSECTION OF SW 82ND STREET ROAD WILL BE CLOSED WITH NO STREET ACCESS FROM TUESDAY A.M., JULY 11TH UNTIL FRIDAY, JULY 16TH,WEATHER PERMITTING.

Message To Residents: HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE FOR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE & RECYCLE ONLY

June 27, 2023

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE & RECYCLE ONLY

Pickup for garbage and recycle will be Thursday, July 6, 2023.  

Premier Waste Services – Curbside Pickup for household garbage and recycling for the following neighborhoods: Candler Hills, Indigo East, Weybourne Landing, Crescent Ridge III & IV, and Longleaf Ridge.

FOR MISSED LAWN DEBRIS PICKUPS DO NOT CONTACT PREMIER WASTE SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT RESIDENT SERVICES 352-236-6869.

Message To Residents: July 4th Fireworks celebration

June 19, 2023

Come join the fun! The July 4th Fireworks celebration and display will start at Town Square on Saturday July 1, 2023 from 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm. It’s a private event for OTOW, Calesa and Stone Creek Residents only (with proof of ID).

Attention Residents: District Smoke Testing on June 13th

June 9, 2023

THE DISTRICT WILL BE CONDUCTING SMOKE TESTING IN THE SANITARY SEWER LOCATED IN THE AMERICANA COMMUNITY

JUNE 13TH BETWEEN 7:00 A.M. AND 5;00 P.M.

The District will be conducting Smoke Testing in the Sanitary Sewer located in the Americana Community. Smoke testing is a vital preventative maintenance measure that helps pinpoint the location of sewer defects that may need repairs. Sewer system defects allow rain water and debris to infiltrate the sewer system. This raises the cost of wastewater treatment for the entire community and increases the risk of sewage overflows during storms.

Testing is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 13th during daylight hours between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. This evaluation will involve accessing manholes and filing the sanitary sewer system with a white smoke. The smoke is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, and CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter the home or building unless the building has defective plumbing or their drain traps are dry or leaking. We recommend that the residents flush all of their toilets and run water down all sinks, tubs, showers, and laundry drains prior to the testing period to make sure all drain traps contain enough water to prevent smoke from entering the building. If smoke does enter the home or building, they should open windows and doors to dissipate the smoke. If this occurs please notify the testing crew (who will be working nearby) or call Bay Laurel Center CDD at (352) 414- 5454. The local Fire Department has been notified of the testing. The testing crew will not need to enter any homes or buildings. During this evaluation, it is normal for smoke to appear at the sewer vent located on the roof of most homes and buildings. Appearance of this smoke is not cause for alarm.

Residents were notified via two methods:

On Tuesday (6/6/23) we physically walked to each home and knocked on the door and spoke with the homeowner if they were home and provided them with the attached door hanger. If the resident was not home we left the door hanger on the front door with our contact information.

On Wednesday (6/9/23) the District notified resident through phone calls.

The day of smoke testing we will be posting the below signs at the entry points to the neighborhood the testing is being conducted which provides additional notice to visitors and residents that may not be aware of the testing.

Signage Example

 

Please watch the following video for a detailed illustration of the process: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/f1586887/0blhXaS_k0akBmwqasGHJA?u=https://youtu.be/S8Clh7zId2A.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Attention Residents: SCAM ALERT

June 7, 2023

Mary Anne Lynums’ June news article requested information on A1 Tree Service from our residents. You have responded and we thank you.

A1 Tree & Landscape is a tree cutting service perpetuating scams in the community. Please be aware that they will use anything to convince you to allow them to trim/cut your trees – even using animals to appear kind and caring. See photo of their vehicle with the erroneous “Community Approved” within the logo. If seen, please report them immediately to Resident Services.

Image of their truck with logo.

Attention Residents: Debris Pickup Time Change

May 23, 2023

DEBRIS PICKUP SCHEDULE WILL BE MOVING TO AN EARLIER SCHEDULE. PLEASE REFER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TIME CHANGES BELOW:
Indigo East 7am – 10am
Candler Hills (SW 81st Loop side) 7am – 10am
Candler Hills (SW 87th Circle side) 10am – 2 pm
Weybourne 10am – 2pm

Attention Residents: Premiere Waste Service Memorial Day Hours

May 23, 2023

PREMIER WASTE SERVICES WILL NOT BE PICKING UP TRASH ON MONDAY 29TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY. THE PICKUP SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Recycling on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Trash on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Message To Residents: Cart Path Closure

May 16, 2023

The cart path from the North side of the Sholom Park Entrance to SW 63rd (Stone Creek Entrance) will be closed due to heavy construction/directional bore for approximately two weeks.  SW 80th Avenue “proper” will not be affected by this cart path closure. This will commence on Tuesday May 30th & remain closed through the week of June 12th (pending construction completion).

Message To Residents: UPDATED May 3, 2023

Due to continued construction at the 90th Street Post office, the dumpsters (compactors), have been removed and will be returned by June 6, 2023. During this time, you may use the compactors at 94th and  99th Streets. Also, parking will be restricted to the East end of the Post Office. Your patience is appreciated.

Ashford residents on or near SW 96TH TER RD with crossroad of SW 79TH LN RD, additional sewer work will begin on 5/4/2023. The area will be blocked and only residents who live in this area will have access.

Message To Residents: Overnight Concrete Pours

View Schedule Below

Concrete pours will be conducted overnight at the Bay Laurel Center CDD North Water Reclamation Facility on the below dates and times. Please note these are large pours consisting of 500 – 800 yards of concrete. The work is 0.25 miles from any housing development behind a large tree buffer. Noise will be minimized by utilizing radios for communication instead of horns and backup alarms, and concrete trucks will not utilize traditional “beeping” causing the sound to carry. Traffic will be noticed on the roadway to the facility adjacent to Weybourne Landing, Larkhill, Ashford, Stone Creek – Weston and Stone Creek – Arlington.

  • Thursday, May 4th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, May 11th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, May 18th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, May 25th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 – 1AM
  • Thursday, June 1st, 2023 – 3AM
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Archive 2023

Message To Residents: Pickleball Club Updates

Monday, April 3, 2023

The Recreation Pickleball Courts 1 – 12 will be closed for resurfacing starting April 10th through April 23rd.

The Landing Tennis/Pickleball Courts will be closed for Converting of all Tennis/Pickleball Courts over to all Pickleball Courts starting April 24th through May 14th.

Message To Residents: Overnight Concrete Pours

View Schedule Below

Concrete pours will be conducted overnight at the Bay Laurel Center CDD North Water Reclamation Facility on the below dates and times. Please note these are large pours consisting of 500 – 800 yards of concrete. The work is 0.25 miles from any housing development behind a large tree buffer. Noise will be minimized by utilizing radios for communication instead of horns and backup alarms, and concrete trucks will not utilize traditional “beeping” causing the sound to carry. Traffic will be noticed on the roadway to the facility adjacent to Weybourne Landing, Larkhill, Ashford, Stone Creek – Weston and Stone Creek – Arlington.

  • Thursday, March 30th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, April 6th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, April 13th, 2023 – 3AM
  • Thursday, April 20th, 2023 – 3AM

Message to Residents: No Community Bus Running March 27-31, 2023

March 20, 2023

The community bus will not be running the week of March 27th through March 31st. Please plan accordingly!

Message to Residents: Automatic Draft (ACH) March Community Service Fees Delayed

March 6, 2023

OTOW (Central) Owners Association Members, due to a recent software upgrade, Automatic Draft (ACH) for your March Community Service Fees will be delayed.  The anticipated date ACH will occur is Tuesday, March 14.

Message to Residents: Candler Pool Closure

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Candler Pool will be closed on Thursday, March 2, 2023 for tree removal! Please plan accordingly.

Message to Residents: Solicitation Alert

Friday, February 24, 2023

We have been notified that Cox Building Services, Inc. of 6802 Commerce Avenue in Port Richey, Florida gained access to the community and was actively soliciting our residents. This is not allowed in On Top of the World, and OTOW does not have any affiliation with this company. Please be sure to verify company documentation, licensing and insurance before you sign a contract.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: New Scam Alert Targeting Residents

February 13, 2023

There is a new scam targeting OTOW residents that are involved with clubs — they are receiving phone calls from someone using resident services phone number and claiming to be a new OTOW employee by the name of “Ron”. He is using Theresa Fields name as his “communicator” for helping to make the calls and stating clubs need to relinquish their club and bookings of facilities. Please be cautious — this is a scam! Residents should hang up immediately and should NOT share any information with them.

Message To Residents: Entertainment for Friday 1/3/2023 Rescheduled

February 1, 2023

Entertainment for Friday, February 3, 2023 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Entertainment has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 1-4pm.

Message To Residents: Candler Hills Pool Closure

January 31, 2023

The Candler Hills Pool will be closed on Friday, February 3, 2023 for pressure cleaning. If there is inclement weather, the pool will be closed on Monday, February 6, 2023 as well to complete.

Message To Residents: Construction at the 90th St. Post Office

January 26, 2023

Starting Thursday, February 2 and continuing through Monday, February 6, the 90th Street Post Office entry will be one way ONLY from the east parking lot due to construction. Access to  the compactor will be blocked, however; a Parkway flatbed truck will be placed in the same vicinity for disposal use.

Message To Residents: Bridgenet Communication Upgrade Outtage Schedule

January 2023

Bridgenet Communications will be performing system upgrades during the month of January for On Top of the World residents. We expect these upgrades to affect multiple streets at a time and to cause a service loss for 2-4 hours while they are completed. See schedule below to allow you to anticipate this service loss. For additional information, please contact our technical support line at 352-873-4817, option #3.

1/17/2023 – 77th Ct and 78th Cir
1/17/2023 – 80th Pl Rd and 78th Terr Rd
1/18/2023 – 80th Terr and and 81st Lp
1/18/2023 – 81st Lp and 79th Ct
1/18/2023 – 83rd Pl and 79th Cir
1/19/2023 – 82nd Lp
1/19/2023 – 82nd Cir, 82nd Terr, 84th Pl Rd and 83rd Ct
1/19/2023 – 83rd Ct Rd, 83rd Cir and 82nd Ct Rd
1/23/2023 – South side of 86th Cir, 88th Pl and 87th St
1/23/2023 – 84th Cir
1/24/2023 – 83rd Lp and 86th Ct Rd
1/24/2023 – 84th Lp
1/24/2023 – 86th Terr and North side of 86th Cir
1/25/2023 – 93rd Cir, 94th Ave, 95th Ct, East side of 86th St Rd and East side of 94th Cir
1/25/2023 – 86th Pl, West side of 94th Cir and West side of 86th St Rd
1/25/2023 – 91st Ct Rd
1/26/2023 – South and NE sides of 95th Lp and 96th Ct
1/26/2023 – N. Central and West sides of 95th Lp, 97th Ave and 98th Terr
1/26/2023 – South and NW sides of 95th Lp, 99th Ct and 98th Ct
1/26/2023 – 97th Cir, 90th St and 92nd St

Message To Residents: Road Paving Alert

January 11, 2023

A portion of SW 99th Street Road between the intersection of SW 94th Street and SW 90th Street will be paved the week of January 23rd, weather permitting. During this timeframe, expect delays and possible detours while the work is being performed. Please use caution while traveling in this area.

Message To Residents: Overnight Concrete Pours

View Schedule Below

Concrete pours will be conducted overnight at the Bay Laurel Center CDD North Water Reclamation Facility on the below dates and times. Please note these are large pours consisting of 500 – 800 yards of concrete. The work is 0.25 miles from any housing development behind a large tree buffer. Noise will be minimized by utilizing radios for communication instead of horns and backup alarms, and concrete trucks will not utilize traditional “beeping” causing the sound to carry. Traffic will be noticed on the roadway to the facility adjacent to Weybourne Landing, Larkhill, Ashford, Stone Creek – Weston and Stone Creek – Arlington.

Thursday, January 12th, 2023 – 2AM
Monday, January 16th, 2023 – 12AM
Monday, January 23rd, 2023 – 12AM
Monday, January 30th, 2023 – 12AM
Monday, February 6th, 2023 – 12AM
Monday, February 13th, 2023 – 12AM
Monday, February 20th, 2023 – 12AM

Message To Weybourne Landing: The Landing Opening

January 18, 2023 - 11am to 2:00 pm

The tentative date of January 16, 2023 for the Grand Opening date for The Landing has been moved to Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 11am to 2:00 pm

Message To Residents: Resident Services Closing - 1/11/2023

January 11, 2023 - 8:30–11:30 a.m.

The Resident Services Department will be closing on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for a company event.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If during that time you have an emergency, please call 352-236-6869.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Archive 2022

Message To Residents: DEO Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 11, 2022

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1, and all Floridians and visitors are encouraged to have a disaster plan. If you do not have a plan and need help making one, please visit FloridaDisaster.org.
Following the impact of a hurricane, residents may lose access to basic services, such as power and water, and be subject to limited or lack of access to essentials like food, drinking water, and medicine. With these situations in mind, all individuals and families are encouraged to stock up on essentials and build a disaster supply kit to last for a minimum of seven days.
For information about Hurricane Preparedness and how to stay informed, please visit FloridaDisaster.org.

Attention Residents: Hurricane Ian Update

Monday, September 26, 2022

With the impending threat of Hurricane Ian making landfall in our area it is important that you take precautions now to ensure your personal safety and secure your home. Download the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist located in the Resident Alert tab and follow all recommendations as outlined there. Be sure to sign up for emergency alerts at www.AlertMarion.com. Residents can also go to www.marionso.com or visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for updates on the storm.

Additional Information:

For residents concerned about flooding, sand and bags will be available for free at the following locations: (Sandbags are self-serve -You will be required to fill your own sandbags).

Dunnellon City Complex, 11808 N Ohio St, Dunnellon, Florida 34431

Belleview Sports Complex, 6501 SE 107th St, Belleview FL

Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 SE 36th Ave, Ocala, FL

Tuscawilla Park (Reilly Arts Center), 800 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL

Hampton Center, 225 NW MLK Blvd, Ocala, FL

Martel Recycling Center, 296 SW 67th Ave, Ocala, FL

Marion Oaks, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala, FL (Behind the Community Center)

Information Hotline – 352-369-7500

For residents concerned about sheltering in place:

WestPort High School is a designated hurricane shelter and functions for those with Special Needs

Vanguard High School is a designated hurricane shelter and is pet-friendly

NONE of the OTOW amenity buildings are shelters. All community amenity buildings will be closed for the duration of the storm and in the subsequent aftermath and cleanup period.
In the event of a power outage, contact your service provider. Depending on your neighborhood your provide is either Duke Energy or Seco Electric. Check your power bill for contact information.
If you are using a generator after the storm passes, be sure it is located OUTSIDE of your home. DO NOT operate a gas generator in your garage or any enclosed space inside your home.
If you lose power, you will also lose your internet service. Cell phone service may also be unavailable.
Cell phone charging stations (powered by generator) will be available for resident use outside of the Information Technology Building located in Friendship Commons.
All three (3) OTOW entry gates will NOT have gate attendants in place once winds reach 30mph. The gate arms will be placed upright to allow passage for emergency vehicles.

Message To Residents: Cruise-In Happy Hour Relocated

September 14, 2022

The Cruise In Happy Hour is being cancelled due to inclement weather expected and the event will be moved inside for Friday, September 16, 2022.

Message To Residents: Fertilizing Notice

September 7, 2022

This is a reminder that On Top of the World will be fertilizing Crescent Green, Crescent Ridge I and II, Americana Village, Friendship Park, Friendship Colony and Friendship Village the week of September 12th.

Message To Residents: Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

September 2, 2022

WE ARE PROVIDING THE HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST FOR OUR RESIDENTS IN THE EVENT THERE IS AN ESCALATION IN CATEGORY OR DIRECTION OF THE CURRENT STORMS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST PDF.

Message To Residents: Notice of Night Time Construction Work

August 9, 2022

NOTICE OF NIGHT TIME CONSTRUCTION WORK. BEGINNING TUESDAY AUGUST 9TH, AT 8:00 P.M. BAY LAUREL WATER WILL BE CONDUCTING CONSTRUCTION WORK AT 8851 SW 90TH STREET BEHIND THE POST OFFICE. THE WORK WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 8:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Message To Residents: Curbside Trash & Recycle Updated Holiday Schedule

July 12, 2022

Please be advised, the curbside holiday schedule for trash and recycle pickup has been updated:
Premier Waste Services will conduct residential waste pickup as scheduled with the exception of New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If pickup is on Christmas Day or Thanksgiving Day, pickup will occur the next scheduled service day. Pickup as regularly scheduled during inclement weather unless prohibited by law. Scheduled pickups will resume as soon as permitted by law.

Message To Residents: Community Bus Will Not Be Running From 6/20/2022-7/29/2022.

June 13, 2022

Residents please note that the Community Bus will be out for repairs as of Monday, June 20, 2022. The Community Bus is expected to be back and running by July 29th, 2022. If you are in need of transportation that is normally done by our Community Bus you will need to contact the Recreation Office at 352-387-7533 or 352-387-7530 to schedule an appointment. We will be limited to passengers of 3 and masks will be required when riding in the vehicle.
– Management

Message To Residents: Trash Pick-up Holiday Notice for July 4th

June 27, 2022

PWS Premier Waste Service will have normal curbside trash pick-up service on Monday, July 4th.

Message To Residents: Community Bus Temporarily Replaced By On Top of the World Van

June 27, 2022

The Community Bus has been replaced by an On Top of the World Van temporarily. Seating is limited which will require reservations daily. Please contact the Recreation Office at 352-387-7533 to reserve your seat.

Message To Residents: Dog Park Closure Dates for Routine Maintenance

May 27, 2022

Please note the following dog parks will be closed on the following dates for spraying of fleas, ants, and other insects.

•  June 6, 2022: Vets Park Dog Park

•   June 8, 2022: Candler Dog Park

•  June 10, 2022: 90th St Dog Park

•  June 10, 2022: Indigo Dog Park

Message To Residents: Marion County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert

May 25, 2022

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of scam calls that claim to be from an MCSO employee.
According to the sheriff’s office, scammers have recently been contacting residents and claiming to be ‘Sergeant Chapman.’ These scammers are informing residents that they have a warrant for their arrest, and the scammers are requesting money or gift cards to get the “warrant” resolved.
This is a scam. The sheriff’s office will never call residents with a request for money or to take care of a warrant. Even if the caller provides the correct name of a family member, it could still be a scam.
If anyone receives a call from an individual who claims to be a deputy or an MCSO employee, hang up the phone. To verify whether or not the call was a scam, residents should contact the MCSO at 352-732-8181 and ask for the deputy or employee that called. If it is after 5 p.m., residents can reach MCSO at 352-732-9111.
For more information, visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook webpage.

Message To Residents: Happy Hour Entertainment Rescheduled

May 19, 2022

CRUISE IN HAPPY HOUR AT THE RECREATION CENTER ON FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED. THIS EVENT WILL MOVE INDOORS FOR OUR REGULAR HAPPY HOUR IN THE RECREATION BALLROOM.
HAPPY HOUR ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELED AT THE RECREATION PAVILION DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED! THE ENTERTAINER DOUBLE TROUBLE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022 FROM 1 – 4 PM.

Message To Residents: Changes to Recycling and Garbage

April 21, 2022

Effective May 1st, the SW 90th Street Post Office Postal and Garbage area will no longer take bulk drop off white goods, furniture or other large items.
The boxes will be removed the first of May. As a convenience for residents, if you need to toss out this type item, you may want to: 1) call a local charity who will pick up if resaleable in their thrift shop; 2) take to one of the Marion County facilities; or 3) make arrangements with the vendor for your area to pick up. Vendor will be paid directly by you prior to removal.
The phone number for centralized garbage users is: Waste Management 866-684-3142. The number for all curbside collection areas is: Premier Waste Services at 352-454-9168. The County facilities are listed at the following link: https://environmental.marionfl.org/solid-waste/customer-service/recycling-centers-locations. Some of the local charities include: Interfaith Emergency Services Thrift Store, 352-351-3541; Hospice of Marion County Thrift Store 352-237-7707; and Goodwill of Ocala 352-629-4202.

Change of Pick Up days beginning May 2 – Curbside Locations Only


For neighborhoods with curbside pickup, your designated pickup days are changing. Household garbage will now be picked up on Monday and Thursday, and Recycling on Tuesday. The new vendor is Premier Waste Services. Please place your garbage on the curb by 7am day of pick up either bagged or in a 55 gallon trash container. Please use the existing Recycle Bin you are currently using.

YARD DEBRIS PICKUP DAY IS NOT CHANGING.
See additional data at this link: https://ontopoftheworldinfo.com/garbage-and-recycling-locations/

Message To Residents: Construction Road Notice

March 17, 2022

Do not enter, no trespassing, and stop signs do mean what is written. The construction road is closed to all traffic except construction traffic. If you violate the signs, not only are you trespassing, you are putting yourself and those with you in danger. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has been asked to patrol the construction road in addition to those within the community for traffic violations and trespassing. The construction road has not been turned over to the Association, and therefore residents do not have rights or permission to travel the road, it is private. Please stay off the construction road and obey the traffic and trespassing signs to stay safe and avoid other severe consequences.

Message To Residents: Vehicle Traffic Activity On Construction Road 03/17/2022 - UPDATE

March 16, 2022

Due to predicted storms for our area, the planned concrete pour will be postponed to March 17th, 2022.
Barring inclement weather, Thursday, March 17th, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road starting at 1 am. Due to the size of the concrete pour for the Weybourne Landing Club House, the time of pour is essential. Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am. Should weather prevent the pour, it will be moved to next week.

Message To Residents: Poolside Pavilion Entertainment Cancelled

March 10, 2022

Poolside pavilion entertainment for Friday, March 11, 2022 at Weybourne Landing and the Recreation Center is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Message To Residents: Freeze Warning for 1/29/22 and 1/30/22

January 28, 2022

A freeze watch is posted for this weekend, 1/29/22 & 1/30/22. We recommend that you shut off your irrigation timers and cover your backflow preventer. The extreme temperatures can damage the backflow preventer so you must drain and cover it to avoid damage and a costly repair. Backflow covers can be purchased at Resident Services if you do no have something suitable.
Please visit otowinfo.com to view instructions of shutting off your back flow preventer.  Just go to the Resources tab and click on Homeowner Maintenance, then scroll down to shutting off your back flow preventer.

Message To Residents: Rifle Volley at Veteran's Park

January 26, 2022

The Veterans Club wanted to make residents aware that Saturday, January 29th, 3 pm at the Veterans Park, the VFW Honor Guard will conduct a memorial service including a rifle volley.

Archive 2021

Message To Residents: Gate House Phone Lines Are NowWorking

December 14, 2021

All gates phones are back in working order. Please discontinue using cell phone numbers previously provided.
Main Gate: 352-854-8935
Candler Gate: 352-861-5378
90th Street Gate 352-854-2237

Message To Residents: Temporary Road Closure

December 3, 2021

There will be a temp road closure on the Canopy Oak access road off of SW 99th St Rd from Monday, December 6th through Wednesday, December 8th.
Salser Construction will be working on Water and Sewer crossings for Cody’s beginning on Monday, December 6th. They will closing the driveway/access road from the SW 99th St entrance to right past the Dunkin’ Donuts and the hotel entrance to complete this work from Monday, December 6th and will reopen on Wednesday, December 8th in the afternoon. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Message To Residents: Gate House Phone Lines Are Not Working

December 14, 2021

The gate house phone lines are not working. Temporary numbers have been assigned and are listed below. Our IT Department is working with the phone company to have the phone lines restored as quickly as possible. In the interim, the temporary phone numbers below will provide access to the gate houses. Thank you for your patience and we will keep you posted as we work to restore phone access and numbers.
99th Street (Main) Gate House: 352-581-0513
90th Street Gate House: 352-673-2384
Candler Hills Gate House: 352-673-2383

Waste Management Holiday Hours Notice

October 10, 2021

Attention On Top of the World Customers of Waste Management:
Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule
The Employees of Waste Management will be observing the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 25th. There will be no collection service on this day.
Services for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday will be as follows:
Thursday Curbside Recycle Services will be picked up on the next regular collection day, Thursday, December 2nd.
Additionally, there will be no Commercial Container Services on the holiday. Those customers whose service day falls on the holiday will have their container serviced on an alternate day during the week.
Please direct any questions regarding this holiday schedule to:
Waste Management
1-866-684-3142
Click here to download PDF version: Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule

UPDATE: Vehicle Traffic Activity Notice

October 7, 2021

Barring inclement weather, on Friday October 8, 2021, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road outside of the gates of On Top of the World starting at 2am. Due to the size of a concrete pour at the west end the property, the time of the pour is essential. Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am. Should weather conditions prevent the planned and final pour, it will be rescheduled for October 12th. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this project and appreciate your understanding.

UPDATE: Vehicle Traffic Activity Notice

October 1, 2021

On Tuesday October 5, 2021, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road outside of the gates of On Top of the World starting at 1 am. Due to the size of a concrete pour at the west end the property, the time of the pour is essential. Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this project and appreciate your understanding. We will have one additional pour to complete the project.

UPDATE: Vehicle Traffic Activity Notice

September 24, 2021

On Tuesday September 28, 2021, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road outside of the gates of On Top of the World starting at 3 am. Due to the size of a concrete pour at the west end the property, the time of the pour is essential. Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this project and appreciate your understanding. We will have three additional pours to complete the project.

UPDATE: Vehicle Traffic Activity Notice

September 21, 2021

On Friday September 24, 2021, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road outside of the gates of On Top of the World starting at 3 am.  Due to the size of a concrete pour at the west end the property, the time of the pour is essential.   Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this project and appreciate your understanding.

Message To Residents: Vehicle Traffic Activity Notice

September 20, 2021

On Tuesday September 21, 2021, there will be vehicle traffic activity on the construction road outside of the gates of On Top of the World starting at 1 am.  Due to the size of a concrete pour at the west end the property, the time of the pour is essential.   Contractors will not be inside the community until our regular starting time of 7 am.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this project and appreciate your understanding.

Attention Residents: Fertilizing Notice

August 30, 2021

Attention residents in OTOW Central, Parkway Maintenance and Management Company will start Fertilizing Wednesday, September 8th 2021. Vehicles in the driveway should be moved into garages if possible.

Attention Residents: Tropical Depression Fred

August 12, 2021

OTOW is carefully monitoring Tropical Depression Fred. At this time, Fred is not expected to strengthen beyond a Tropical Storm as he travels northward toward the Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico. We highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next few days so that you may take all needed precautions should the depression increase its intensity and move closer to the Florida coast line. The after hour support number is 352 236 OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies. For power outages, please report to your utility provider, Duke Energy: 1-800-228-8485 or SECO: 1-800-732-6141. We are in the peak hurricane season and now is a good time to ensure you have all of hurricane supplies ready.

Message to Residents: Community Bus Down July 26th-29th

The Community Bus will be down, and we will not be running the bus route next week, July 26 – July 29, due to unexpected mechanical issues.

Message to Residents: Waste Management Pickup Schedule for July 8th, 9th, and 10th

July 8, 2021

For all Waste Management customers receiving home pickup, the service day has been pushed back one day–Wednesday services pushed to Thursday, Thursday services pushed to Friday, and Friday services pushed to Saturday.
All routes will be completed for the week on Saturday, July 10th, and all services will resume normal schedules the week of July12th.

Attention Residents: Tropical Storm Elsa Update

July 6, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa
OTOW is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa. Currently, this storm is projected to impact Marion County beginning late today and is expected to travel through our area in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 7th. Officials are expecting up to 2″ – 6″ of rain in parts of Marion County and wind speeds of 30 – 60 miles per hour as the bands of the storm move across Marion County. When wind speeds reach 35 MPH, we open gates to allow access for emergency personnel and gate attendants are sent home until it is safe to return.
OTOW urges residents to closely monitor the storm as new information is made available as the storm moves northward.
Resident Services, Business Offices, Community Centers, and all facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 7th. Barring no difficulties, all will reopen Thursday during normal business.
Please remove any movable objects from your lawns and place in a secure location. Crews will be on site tomorrow to deal with any downed limbs, trees, or other similar matters. Please call 352-236-OTOW  (6869) for any storm related service calls. Call 911 for any medical emergencies. Please report any power outages to Duke Energy 1-800-228-8485 or SECO, 1-800-732-6141.
After the storm passes, please allow cleanup crews to work through the community to make sure the roads are safe to travel and any downed limbs are moved out of the way before getting out and about.
Marion County Citizens Information Line is (352) 369-7500 and shelters are not planned to be open.

Attention Residents: Tropical Storm Elsa Update

July 4, 2021

OTOW is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa. At this time, the storm looks to remain a tropical storm, however we expect to see winds in excess of 35 mph. We highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next few days so that you may take all needed precautions should the storm increase its intensity. The after hour support number, 352-236-OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies.

Attention Residents: Medical Emergency System Scam Alert

June 11, 2021

If you receive a call stating OTOW has recommended you for a free medical emergency alert system please hang up. These scam calls can take on many forms. Often, the callers claim they are with Medicare or a familiar medical provider, or tell you that your “free” medical alert system is ready for pickup if you “press one.” Once you press a button, however, you will begin to receive more unwanted calls and requests to convince you to disclose your personal information.
In some cases, the caller may try to gain your confidence by claiming that an anonymous person or a family member has paid for the alert system and that you must provide your information for delivery or setup. People who continue on this path are then asked for more personal information, such as a credit card number or Social Security number.
Once you provide private information, the unknown entity may begin charging you for an unwanted or undelivered service. Scam callers who obtain private financial information over the phone may use it to steal money.

Message to Residents: HDG Hotels to Develop a Marriott Hotel at On Top of the World

May 21, 2021

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESS RELEASE PDF.
CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE RENDERING.

Message to Residents: Community Reopening Update

May 4, 2021

Following Governor DeSantis recent Executive Order 21-102, suspending all remaining governmental local pandemic rules across Florida related to Covid-19, On Top of the World is pleased to announce that all indoor and outdoor amenities will be reopening on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 for resident and guest use*. The health of our residents remains a priority and management remains committed to certain staff safety protocols and maintaining the highest level of cleanliness in our public areas to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Thank you for your support as we take this step back to normalcy. When the time is right for you, we look forward to seeing you once again enjoying all the amenities and social opportunities the community has to offer.
*By entering, utilizing or participating in any activity or at any facility, you are agreeing to assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Message to Residents: Community Reopening Update

April 30, 2021

As we continue to monitor developments related to Covid-19 and address resident requests to allow the use of amenities for social gatherings, Management is working on a plan that will allow us to fully open community amenities shortly.  Please continue to monitor OTOWinfo.com for a forthcoming announcement outlining our reopening plans early next week.  We appreciate your patience as we work to finalize plans and update all resident communications.  In the interim current safety protocols remain in place.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Message to Residents: Community Bus Updates

April 15, 2021

The Community Bus is now up and running with the original community bus schedule running morning and afternoon. If you would like to ride the community bus you will still need to call and make an appointment as we have limited seating on the bus at this time. You can find a copy of the schedule in the On Top of the World monthly newspaper, the community telephone directory, on the otowinfo.com web site or pick  up a copy of the schedule at the Recreation downstairs lobby. You can make an appointment by calling 352-789-5666. The community bus runs Monday thru Thursday.

Message To Residents: Social Distancing Update

March 31, 2021

Management had planned to announce exciting news this week regarding opening the community further.  Unfortunately, CDC Guidelines remain at 6 ft. social distancing, and management, in the best interest for safety for all residents of the community,  has delayed full implementation plans for a few more weeks.   As a reminder:
Outdoor Amenities
No mask requirements unless you cannot maintain 6 ft. distancing
Two guests – at pools for now
Inside Amenities
6 ft. distancing with masks – Includes community bus
Signage is displayed with mask and capacity requirements
Management will continue to closely monitor COVID numbers for this area and will take action to continue to open as CDC guidelines allow.  We are optimistic that all in the community who wish to receive the vaccine will have been able to receive it within the next few weeks.  At that time, more openings are anticipated together with the easing of protocols based on new CDC  directives.
Enjoy this beautiful time of year!   Hopefully, exciting news about additional openings will be forthcoming soon!

Attention Residents: 2nd Dose COVID Vaccine Update

March 24, 2021

For those receiving the first vaccine at the On Top of the World Circle Square Cultural Center either March 5, 6 or 7, just a friendly reminder to inform you of your one and only date/time slot for your second vaccination. The second dose time will be the same time of day as the first dose, however will be given on March 25, 26, and 27.  If your first vaccine shot was March 5, the second dose will be administered at the same time on March 25; if the first was given March 6, the second will be March 26; and if the first was given March 7, the second on March 27.  Please complete the Vaccine Screening and Consent form and bring the vaccine card provided at the first appointment. This registration can only be used by those receiving the first dose at the On Top of the World Circle Square Cultural Center and is for the  second dose of the vaccine.  The date and time are non-transferable and cannot be changed.
Second Vaccination Date and Time as outlined above
Circle Square Cultural Center – Portico Vehicle Drive Through
(Follow the signs)
8395 SW 80th St.
You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you.
Please fill out to the best of your ability.
Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:
floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Message To Residents: Happy Hour has Returned!

March 29, 2021

We are happy to announce that Happy Hour with live music has returned. Starting in April, Happy Hour will be at from 5:00 – 8:00 pm the following locations with Safety Protocols in place:
Indigo South Fitness Veranda & Pool area
The Lodge Veranda and Pool area
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain  on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. The Lodge and Indigo South is a BYOB facility, glass will not be permitted around the pool decks at any time.
The Recreation Veranda and Pool area
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. BYOB will not be permitted at the Recreation pool or Veranda area. The Pub will remain open for this event and seating is limited on the Veranda.

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be a Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Site

March 25-27, 2021

Circle Square Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site March 25 through March 27, 2021. The Circle Square Cultural Center box office will be closed (with no access) Thursday, March 25 (all day); Friday, March 26 (until 4:30 pm); and Saturday, March 27 (all day). The last day to view the HF 20/20 display will be Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (11 am to 2 pm). To purchase tickets, please visit CSCulturalCenter.com.

Message To Residents: Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool Update

March 11, 2021

The Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool heater is currently not working. We have technicians in the process of diligently working to correct the issue. In the meantime, the Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool is cold but open, and the Arbor Fitness Outdoor Pool is both heated and open. We thank you for your patience as we work on correcting this issue.

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be Closed for Vaccine Distribution

March 5th-March 7th

The Circle Square Cultural Center Ticket Office will not be open on March 5th through March 7th. The Cultural Center will is closed to viewing of the HF 20/20 herd. The Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID Vaccine Site during those dates. The building will not be accessible during both March 5th, 6th, and 7th. The Cultural Center will reopen Monday, March 8th.
To purchase tickets online, go to www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

Attention Residents: COVID Vaccines are being administered in OTOW at the Circle Square Cultural Center!

March 3, 2021

COVID Vaccines are being administered in OTOW at the Circle Square Cultural Center.
On Top of the World, in collaboration with the State and Marion County Emergency Management Departments and the Florida National Guard, will be receiving Pfizer COVID 19 vaccinations. Governor Ron DeSantis issued Ex. Order 21-47 which expanded those eligible to receive the vaccine. Please see below:
Long-term care facility residents and staff
Persons 65 years of age and older
Health care personnel with direct patient contact
K-12 school employees 50 years of age or older
Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age or older
Firefighters 50 years of age or older
One still cannot register with a doctors’ note, underlying health condition, etc. Please see your physician or the Marion County Health Department.
To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 up to Thursday, at 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.
Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:
You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.
The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.
The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone not listed under Ex. Order 21-47 or above.
Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.
If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment – Your second dose has already been allocated, and may go to waste if you do not use it.
If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.
Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.
You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and proof of eligibility at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.
Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:
floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW - Update!

March 1, 2021

COVID Vaccines are coming to OTOW!
To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.
Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:
You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.
The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.
The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone that is under 65 years old.
Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.
If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment.
If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.
Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.
You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and age at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.
Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:
floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW!

March 1, 2021

Vaccines are coming to OTOW! As plans are finalized, information on how to sign up and where vaccines will be administered will be posted at www.otowinfo.com and at community centers. Dates will be announced later today or early tomorrow.
Vaccines will be administered via a drive through. Golf carts will not be allowed. A number will be posted to call for your appointment. Masks and a driver’s license or US Passport will be required the day of.
Please stay tuned for more information!

Message To Residents: Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool Update

March 18, 2021

The Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool heater issue has been fixed and the pool heater is working.

Message To Residents: Candler Hills Pool Closure Update

March 1, 2021

The Candler pool closure has been extended until Monday, March 8, 2021. The Lodge pool will remain open during this time.

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be Closed for Vaccine Distribution

March 5th and 6th

The Circle Square Cultural Center Ticket Office will not be open on March 5th and 6th.  The Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID Vaccine Site on those dates.  The building will not be accessible during both March 5th and 6th. To purchase tickets online, go to www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW - Update!

March 1, 2021

COVID Vaccines are coming to OTOW!
To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.
Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:
You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.
The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.
The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone that is under 65 years old.
Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.
If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment.
If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.
Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.
You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and age at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.
Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:
floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW!

March 1, 2021

Vaccines are coming to OTOW! As plans are finalized, information on how to sign up and where vaccines will be administered will be posted at www.otowinfo.com and at community centers. Dates will be announced later today or early tomorrow.
Vaccines will be administered via a drive through. Golf carts will not be allowed. A number will be posted to call for your appointment. Masks and a driver’s license or US Passport will be required the day of.
Please stay tuned for more information!

Message To Residents: Happy Hour is Returning!

March 1, 2021

We are happy to announce that Happy Hour with live music will be returning on March 5, 2021 at the following locations from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with Safety Protocols in place:
Indigo South Fitness Veranda & Pool area: Fred Campbell
The Lodge Veranda and Pool area: Tim Hargis
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain  on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. The Lodge and Indigo South is a BYOB facility, glass will not be permitted around the pool decks at any time.
The Recreation Veranda and Pool area: Dave & Kenny
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. BYOB will not be permitted at the Recreation pool or Veranda area. The Pub will remain open for this event and seating is limited on the Veranda.

Message To Residents: Candler Hills Pool Closure Update

March 1, 2021

The Candler pool closure has been extended until Monday, March 8, 2021. The Lodge pool will remain open during this time.

Attention Residents: Scam Warning

February 24, 2021

Please be aware that Resident Services was notified by a resident that someone claiming to be Spectrum called and told him the boxes for the cable and internet need to be replaced due to age. The caller stated it would cost about $200 to do so, and he would be credited back the money in 6 months. The resident asked them to charge their bill, however the caller claimed they could only accept a credit card. The resident immediately hung up and called Spectrum who confirmed the caller is not associated with Spectrum and this call was a scam.

Attention Residents: Scam Warning

February 24, 2021

Please be aware that Resident Services was notified by a resident that someone claiming to be Spectrum called and told him the boxes for the cable and internet need to be replaced due to age. The caller stated it would cost about $200 to do so, and he would be credited back the money in 6 months. The resident asked them to charge their bill, however the caller claimed they could only accept a credit card. The resident immediately hung up and called Spectrum who confirmed the caller is not associated with Spectrum and this call was a scam.

Message To Residents: Community Update

February 24, 2021

Parkway Maintenance and Management Company will start Fertilizing as April 12th, 2021.

Message To Residents: Community Bus Update

February 1, 2021 - February 5, 2021

The Community Bus will not be running the week of February 1, 2021 thru February 5, 2021. Please plan accordingly!

Message To Residents: Community Pool Closures

Update: Candler Pool will be closed until Monday, March 1, 2021 as additional maintenance is being done.
The Lodge pool will remain open during this closure.
In addition – The outdoor Arbor Pool will be closed from Wednesday 1/13 – Friday 1/15 for repairs to both the pool and the hot tub. The indoor pool will remain open.

Message To Residents

January 04, 2021

My January newsletter in the World News unfortunately provided incorrect information regarding the Weybourne Landing Gateway. Weybourne Landing community fees include the Gateway of Service. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you,
Lynette Vermillion, General Manager

Archive 2020

Message To Residents

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.  In planning for the holidays and guests arriving, we wanted to provide our residents with a quick update on the COVID-19 virus for Marion County and a few reminders of our policies regarding guests. Click here to view the Message to Residents – Guests at Pools for the Holidays in the following PDF link:
Message to Residents – Guests at Pools for the Holidays – 12-09-2020

Attention Residents

Register Now To View Your HOA Meeting Online
Register to view your upcoming HOA meeting online by simply clicking one of the links below or visiting your Association page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live meeting on the date scheduled.
The following are the dates and times for the HOA Meetings:
OTOW Central HOA Meeting on Dec 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST – Click Here to Register.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
November 20, 2020
Notification was received that an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In an abundance of caution, the Recreation Fitness Center and Offices will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing for the balance of the day. The Fitness Center will reopen for normal business hours November 21, 2020. The ballroom, The Pub and Pool areas will remain open.
Safety protocols were followed by the employee. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our employees and residents. Anyone having known direct contact with the employee (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer) will be notified directly. If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider of the Marion County Health Department (352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is available at many local medical providers, urgent care facilities, or pharmacies. Please call before visiting a facility to let them know you would like to be tested.

Message To Residents

A number of questions have arisen regarding American flags with modifications of colored stripes. A few residents have reported flags which the reporter found to be offensive. Click here to view the flag rules of the community that are provided in the following PDF link:
Message to Residents – Flag Rules for Association – 11-13-2020

Notice To Residents

The Community Bus Schedule is temporarily changed due to the Covid-19. The bus will run Monday-Thursday 8am-11am and 12pm-4pm. Registration is required to ride the bus at this time by calling the Recreation office at: 352-387-7533. Seating is limited daily.

Notice To Residents: November 16th – November 21st

SW 90th Terrace Road Closure – 7 pm to 5 am - Nightly

After completing inspections of the collection system components, the Bay Laurel Center Community Development District (BLCCDD) recently discovered six (6) manholes adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are in need of remediation. Four (4) of the six (6) manholes are located in SW 90th Terrace Road between SW 90th Street and SW 86th Loop in Candler Hills (map attached). Based on the quantity of traffic on this roadway during daylight hours and minimizing the inconvenience and safety risk to the community, the work will be performed during evening hours, November 16th through November 21st . Road closures will occur between the hours of 7 pm – 5 am each night. Message boards will be setup on Friday, November 13th notifying residents of the road closures. Residents will not be blocked from their homes; just a different route may need to be taken. Golf carts will be able to utilize the multi-modal path. BLCCDD staff will be onsite with the contractor performing the work. BLCCDD will work to minimize the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this timeframe.

Message To Residents

November 18, 2020

The Lodge facility hours as of Monday, November 23, 2020 will be Monday through Sunday, 9:00am until  7:00pm. The Lodge pool hours will be 9:00am until Dusk.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: Community Opening to Guests in Outdoor Venues
October 21, 2020
Today, OTOW is opening to guests in outdoor venues. We continue to take small steps in the reopening plan so that our first responsibility for the safety of residents and employees is achieved.
Safety protocols remain in place to properly distance at six (6) feet, wear masks in all indoor facilities, and outdoors when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained, limited gatherings, and keep hands washed/sanitized. Protocols are posted at each facility location.
Please take the time to review.
OTOW has opened to full capacity with guests in all outdoor facilities, pools, outdoor whirlpools, and subject to Association written approval, tag and estate sales may resume.
We will continue to carefully monitor the key COVID-19 metrics for Marion County and specific zip codes for OTOW. With the help of each one of us taking personal responsibility for our personal safety and compliance with all safety protocols, we expect this positive trend to continue. Additional information regarding indoor facility openings to full capacity, events starting back, and guests in private indoor venues will be considered in the near future if trends continue.
Outdoor Safety Protocols (PDF, 1mb)

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: Last Day for Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing
October 12, 2020
The last day for Drive-Up COVID Testing at the AdventHealth TimberRidge ER is Wednesday, October 14th. To register, call AdventHealth at 352-402-5111 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday. We are very appreciative of having testing provided nearby for the convenience of our residents.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
September 29, 2020

Message to Residents – Governor Issues Phase 3 Executive Order
Florida Governor issued Executive Order 20-244, Phase 3: Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines. The order is effective immediately and includes the following:
• Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
• Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business.
• Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
o Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurant.
o Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.
• Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties related to COVID-19, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals.
As difficult a decision as it was to close facilities as a result of the COVID-19 virus, it is once again a difficult decision of knowing the right formula to reopen OTOW. The Governor’s order allows businesses to operate, however OTOW will do so with continued care and small steps to fulfill our first responsibility for the safety of residents and employees.
For our community, safety protocols remain in place to properly distance at six (6) feet, wear masks in all indoor facilities (recommended outdoors), minimize the number of persons gathering, and keep hands washed/sanitized. Protocols are posted at each facility location. Please take the time to review.
Today, September 30, OTOW will open to full capacity all outdoor facilities and the pools and the game room by billiards. Restaurants have returned to full capacity as well.
We will continue to carefully monitor the key COVID-19 metrics for Marion County and specific zip codes for OTOW. Hopefully the trend in declining infection rates will continue with the help of each one of us to taking personal responsibility for our personal safety and compliance with all safety protocols. Additional information regarding facility openings to full capacity, events starting back and guests in private venues will be considered in the near future if trends continue.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
September 25, 2020

Governor DeSantis to announce latest Executive Order for Phase 3 re-openings in Florida. Updated information will be posted here when available next week.

Notice To Residents: September 18, 2020

The Recreation Pool will be closed Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st for maintenance.

Notice To Residents: September 15, 2020

THE CANDLER COMMUNITY POOL IS CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 15TH-22ND, FOR MAINTENANCE. THE POOL WILL REOPEN ON SEPTEMBER 23RD.

Notice To Residents: September 10, 2020

PARKWAY MAINTENANCE WILL BEGIN FERTILIZING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MOVE ALL VEHICLES IN YOUR GARAGE. AFTER FERTILIZING AND CLEAN UP IS COMPLETE PLEASE WATER LAWN.

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW PDF OF NOTICE

Attention Residents

August 20, 2020

OTOW is carefully monitoring Tropical Depression 13. At this time, the storm looks to have minimal impact on this area, however we highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next few days so that you may take all needed precautions should the storm change its route. The after hour support number, 352-236-OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies.

Attention Residents

August 13, 2020

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE AT TIMBERRIDGE ER

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing will be available at the TimberRidge ER starting Monday, August 17, 2020. Advanced Registration is required. You may start calling today, 352-402-5111 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday to register.
• A doctor’s order is not required for testing
• No out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status
• The test is a nasal swab
• Test results are returned within 72 hours.
• Poster linked below with more details.
You may view results on your Advent App on a smart phone or create an Advent Account on line. Master the Possibilities (MTP) is graciously allowing residents access to the computer lab 8 am to noon, Monday and Wednesday, through the end of September to set up an account to view results.  Please check in at the Main Office of MTP, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL  34481

Ocala Advent Health Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing (PDF, 1mb)
Advent Health Phone App Information (PDF, 812kb)

Attention Residents

August 7, 2020

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
OTOW Reopen Plan – Phase 2
August 7, 2020

Florida Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-192 on August 6, 2020, rescinds EO 20-80 and EO 20-82. Persons traveling in from the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) no longer need to quarantine for 14 days. EO 139 “Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery” remains in effect. As a reminder, key components of the order include:
Responsible Individual Activity
• All persons in Florida are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols issued by the CDC and OSHA.
• Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
• All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.
• In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
Safety protocols remain in place and are posted at each facility:
• All opened amenities and facilities have capacity limitations which are posted at each location and which allow for proper distancing.
• Masks are required in all indoor locations and standard operating hours will be implemented. Masks are recommended at outside facilities but not required.
• At this time, no non-resident guests are allowed. (Must be Gateway of Service member.)
• All residents must be responsible for their own personal safety and for compliance with the safety protocols for each location. Residents should bring their own hand sanitizer and wipes in the event that OTOW provided sanitizer is out.
• Do not utilize the facility/amenity if, within the past 14 days, you have had Covid-19 symptoms, have been in contact with or exposed to a person having Covid-19, have been asked to self-monitor at home, have been on a cruise or traveled to any U.S. city or foreign country on the CDC’s affected areas of widespread/sustained community transmission.
Now is not the time to become complacent. Cases are still increasing in Marion County. Please follow the safety protocols to help keep each other safe. Continued violations of the posted amenity rules may result in the amenity closing. Disrespect of employees enforcing amenity rules will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of use rights.
Resident Services will open the lobby on Monday 8/10/20 from 8:00 am to noon and from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Only 6 persons will be allowed in the lobby at any one time. Masks are required.
Keeping our residents and employees safe during this time, has been, and will remain, the primary focus. Stay safe all!

Notice To Residents: August 4, 2020

The OTOW Central Dog Park will be closed starting Friday 8/7 to reopen Saturday 8/8. We will be treating the parks for fleas, ticks and hookworms.

Attention Residents

July 31, 2020

OTOW is carefully monitoring Hurricane Isaias and will be taking some preliminary precautions including removing umbrellas and stacking furniture at pools and other outdoor areas.  We urge residents to take a look around your home and yard and remove any items that could become airborne during heavy wind gusts.  At this time, the storm looks to have minimal impact on this area, however we highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next 24 hours so that you may take all needed precautions should the storm take a more westerly route.  The after hour support number, 352-236-OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies.  The National Hurricane Center link is: www.hurricanes.gov.  A link to Hurricane Preparedness website on www.otowinfo.com follows and has a list of resources and other important links for your use: https://ontopoftheworldinfo.com/hurricane-preparedness/

Attention Residents

July 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message to Residents
Due the uptick in COVID-19 cases, OTOW Favorites at The Town Square on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays has been cancelled through July and August. Stay tuned for updates!

Attention Residents

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message to Residents
Due the current uptick in COVID-19 cases in Marion County, the weekly Thursday Circle Square Commons Farmers Market has been cancelled through July.

Attention Residents

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 20, 2020
Message to Residents
Out of an abundance of caution due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our zip codes, we have temporarily closed Resident Services. We will be taking phone calls, answering emails and setting appointments if needed. We will continue to monitor other facilities and may take further safeguards by closing areas where safety protocols are not being followed. We are taking these precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and residents and will continue to do so until we see daily positive cases in our zip codes trending downward.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Attention Residents

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 17, 2020
Mask vs. No Mask Demo Video
The video posted below is from a news clip shared by a resident. It demonstrates respiratory droplets that are passed in the air when we speak, sing, cough or sneeze. It makes the point, using Petri dishes, that masks can make a difference in reducing or deleting the passing of droplets. Masks are required to be worn in indoor areas at OTOW and recommended when outdoors. Hopefully, this helps explain why. Optimistically, the video will provide all of us the encouragement needed to wear a mask to protect each other.
CLICK HERE OR THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW THE MASK VS. NO MASK DEMO VIDEO – JULY 17, 2020

Attention Residents

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 17, 2020
Community Centers Updated Closing Times
The Lodge, Candler Hills Community Center, Indigo East Community Center and the Indigo South Fitness Centers buildings will be closing at 7:00 pm along with the pools.

Attention Residents

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 15, 2020
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS – JULY 15, 2020

Attention Residents

July 6, 2020

COVID-19 NEW OTOW CASES:
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX!
On July 6, 2020, OTOW was made aware that a resident who participated at a craft show on June 23, 2020, allegedly tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. We are advising you of this information to keep you vigilant for your safety and the safety of others. For perspective, thirteen days have elapsed since the June 23 craft show, and the standard for quarantine is 14 days, diminishing this particular threat.
Zip codes for our area are showing daily increases in those testing positive for Covid-19. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to continue following safety protocols—stay home if you are sick, practice social distancing, avoid large crowds, wear a face mask, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.
The Pub will remain closed as we are awaiting employee test results to ensure the safety of patrons and employees.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or are having symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility to let them know if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Attention Residents

July 2, 2020
We were notified that an employee of Sid’s Coffee Shop recently tested positive for COVID-19, and an employee of The Pub has been in close contact with that employee. Safety protocols were followed by both the employees. Additionally, the employees had no symptoms during the period they were at work. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed both restaurants for deep-cleaning and sanitizing. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our employees and residents. Patrons who visited between June 22nd and June 27th and had known direct contact (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer) will be notified directly. The CDC states that currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility to let them know if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Notice To Residents: June 25, 2020

Florida will see extreme heat this week, which can affect us all. Click the infographic below to check out these great tips from the CDC to help prevent heat-related illnesses throughout the day.

Click the image to view the full infographic.

Notice To Residents: June 11, 2020

The Victory Dog Parks will be closed from June 22, 2020 through August 10, 2020. This area is set for sodding of both Dog parks.

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Reopenings
June 9, 2020
Additional OTOW Facilities are opening June 10th, standard operating hours with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, limited gatherings, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions.  Maximum number that may gather at each facility is posted at the facility.  Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each.

Table Tennis
Ballet Studio
Moonstruck Astronomy

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Phase 2 Reopen Plan
June 5, 2020
Click here for the Message to Residents – Phase 2 Reopen Plan 6/5/2020

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
June 4, 2020
Additional OTOW Facilities opening June 4th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection protocols. Other areas will be added to the list as additional Executive Orders are issued by the Florida Governor.
Model Railroaders
Billiards
Mini Golf
Cornhole
Horse Shoes
Shuffleboard
Beginning, June 8th, the community bus will schedule runs to Publix and Walmart Monday through Thursday, by appointment only, as the bus has limited seating in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Please call Maggie at 352 387 7533 to schedule your ride.

Notice To Residents: May 27, 2020

Candler Hills dog park will be closed on Thursday AM until 11:00 AM.

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
May 26, 2020
OTOW is happy to announce that additional OTOW Facilities are opening May 27th and May 28th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions. Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each facility.
Softball – Opens 5/27/20
Woodshop – Opens 5/28/20

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
May 22, 2020
Additional OTOW Facilities are opening May 22nd, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions. Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each facility.
Tennis
Pickleball
Candler Hills Community Center
Indigo East Community Center
Click here for the Safety Protocols 5/18/2020

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Message From Governor Desantis
and Safety Protocols
May 18, 2020
Click here for the Message To Residents – COVID-19 Update 5/18/2020
Click here for the Safety Protocols 5/18/2020

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
May 19, 2020
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR COVID-19 TESTING AT OTOW, ALL APPOINTMENT TIMES ARE NOW FULL. YOU MAY CONTACT THE MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR OTHER FREE TESTING LOCATIONS 352-644-2590.
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Florida Department of Health in Marion County Testing
You can be tested for COVID-19 at various places within Marion County, including the Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion), Heart of Florida Health Center, Langley Medical Center, local urgent cares, hospitals and some primary care providers. If you are interested in testing at a specific facility, please contact that agency in advance to let them know you would like to be tested for COVID-19.
Testing is by appointment only; call the DOH-Marion COVID-19 Call Center at 352-644-2590 to be scheduled for a COVID-19 test. Testing sites scheduled through the call center include the DOH-Marion Ocala office (1801 SE 32nd Ave.) and the College of Central Florida Hampton Center (1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala).
352-629-0137
Info.Marion@FLHealth.gov
Mailing Address
1801 SE 32nd Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471-5532

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
On Florida Executive Order 20-123
May 15, 2020
Click here for the Message To Residents – COVID-19 Update: Florida Executive Order Issued By Governor Desantis 5/15/2020

Notice To Residents: May 15, 2020

The Recreation and The Lodge office is currently working on issuing refunds to all residents that purchased tickets for events or trips in March, April, May, or June. Residents will be receiving phone calls with a scheduled date and time for your refunds.

Attention Residents:

OTOW Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Update: May 15, 2020
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management, Marion County Fire Rescue and the Florida Department of Health Marion County are conducting Covid-19 Drive Through Testing by Appointment Only in On Top of the World Communities, at the Arbor Conference Center on May 26th and 27th. To receive the test, you must call for an appointment. The Covid-19 appointment line is 352-369-7500 and is available from May 18th to May 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm. The test is free, no symptoms needed to be tested, and you must have a valid ID. 200 appointments will be scheduled each test day. Test results will take several days to come back. You will receive results by phone. A flyer is attached for more details and directions. You may also call 352-644-2590 for any questions.
Click here for the OTOW Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Flyer

Attention Residents:

OTOW Reopen Plan – Phase 1:
May 01, 2020
Click here for the OTOW Reopen Plan – Phase 1 Update: Message to Residents 5/01/2020

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:
April 29, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents 4/29/2020

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:
April 24, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents 4/24/2020

Message To Residents

Construction Gate (for contractors) at the West End of SW 80th St. Temporarily Closed: April 10th, 2020
The Construction Gate (for contractors) at the West End of SW 80th St. is closed temporarily for relocating the gate house and an extension of the roadway. Construction traffic will be heavier within the community until the work is completed. We expect the gate to reopen no later than August and are working diligently to move this date ahead. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Notice To Residents

Enviro Shred Event Cancelled!
The Enviro Shred Event scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Recreation parking lot has been cancelled! This event will be rescheduled at a later date!

Notice To Residents

Update From Parkway Maintenance:  April 9, 2020
Click here for the latest notice for residents from Parkway Maintenance: Fertilization Notice for April 13th.

FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-91

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  April 06, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-91.

Message To Residents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  April 02, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents – Stay at Home Order.

Message To Residents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 31, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents of On Top of the World.

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update & Executive Order:
March 25, 2020
As we at On Top of the World continue to closely monitor information surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we want to assure residents that the first and most important priority is to protect the health and safety of the community, including residents and employees. Please click the links below to view the latest update from On Top of the World and the Executive Order issued today by Governor DeSantis.
PLEASE CALL 352-236-6869 OR EMAIL OTOWSERVICE@OTOWFL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING LINKS
Message to Residents – Community Update 3/25/2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS – 3/25/2020

Do Not Flush

DO NOT FLUSH NOTICE FROM BAY LAUREL CENTER
March 23, 2020
Click the link below to view the latest notice to residents from Bay Laurel Center CDD:
Do Not Flush PSA

Emergency Alerts

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Closure Notice

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Closure Notice:
March 20, 2020
CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND OTHER STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THIS FACILITY/AMENITY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ANY USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  ANY USE BY YOU DURING THIS CLOSURE WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PLEASE CALL 352-236-6869 OR EMAIL OTOWSERVICE@OTOWFL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING LINKS
Message to Residents – Community Update 3/20/2020
OTOW Closed Facilities – Amenities
COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Facilities Closures

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 17, 2020
Click here for the latest COVID-19 Facilities Closures update for On Top of the World.

Resident Services

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 16, 2020
Due to the CDC recommendation to exercise social distancing with every intention of protecting people against the spread of the virus, Residents needing to utilize Resident Services at Friendship Commons should consider  contacting The office by phone, 352-236-OTOW (6869) or otowservice@otowfl.com in lieu of visiting.  If you receive a voicemail while representatives are busy, you will receive a call back the same day barring no unknown circumstances. Every attempt is made to respond to emails within the same day as well.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update: March 11th, 2020
On Top of the World Communities is in frequent communication with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County to ensure that we have the most up to date information possible for our residents and employees.   A management team from On Top of the World met with the Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Marion County on Thursday March 5 to discuss best management practices for handling this stressful time.
At this time, the Department of Health (DOH) is not recommending the cancellation of any shows, clubs or events.  However, the DOH is suggesting that you avoid crowds, as much as possible, especially if you are at a higher risk for serious illness due to a serious long-term health problem or if you are immunosuppressed.
We recommend that anyone seeking the most accurate and current information about the COVID-19/Corona Virus review the following websites:  www.FloridaHealth.gov and the www.CDC.gov
The Florida Department of Health has a telephone hotline for any urgent concerns or questions:   Florida Coronavirus Hotline: 866.779.6121
On Top of the World Communities is implementing the recommended protocols from the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.  Employees and residents must take extra precautions to protect themselves and others from spreading the virus.   The precautions we are taking and recommending include:

• Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting

• Clean hands at the door, and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email

• Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly

• Utilize pleated filters for air conditioning systems

• Limit Food Sharing

• Stay at home if you are sick

• Self-quarantine if a sick family member is at home

The President’s Coronavirus Task Force protocols and recommendations are available atwww.coronavirus.gov
The maintenance department as well as each department within OTOW has stepped up the frequency of disinfecting high touch areas within our facilities—doors, handrails, phones, pens, chairs, etc.
Our most important goal is to keep our community safe and as such we are taking this issue seriously. We will continue to monitor communications from the CDC and will update our processes and procedures accordingly.

It is every individual’s responsibility to take this matter seriously and participate in protecting each other.