TANGLEWOOD MOBILE VILLAGE HISTORY
Developed in 1971 as a mobile home rental park, Phase I consisted of
190 units with future expansion of no more than 158 additional lots.
Residents were surprised when a California company, Rancho del
Ciervo, bought the park in 1977 and informed them that they now had
a six-month lease during which time they could buy their lot or move
their mobile home. Residents would also have to buy the common
elements consisting of the recreation facilities, street lights, etc
and pay maintenance and water fees. Tenants Rights Committee
of Tanglewood was formed and succeeded in gaining all common
elements and water meters as part of a lot price of $4995.
Tanglewood Mobile Village Condominium Association, “responsible for
governing and maintenance of the Condominium”, was organized under
Florida Statutes Chapter 718, Condominium Act, and under Internal
Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(7), as a not-for-profit corporation.
Declaration of Condominium, Articles of Incorporation, and By-Laws
were filed with the state in December 1977, and Rules and
Regulations adopted. Each unit would be entitled to one vote.
The Association address was that of the president, Philip
Armentrout, and a monthly assessment of $17.00 was established.
However, until completion of the project, the developer retained
control and maintenance of corporate records.
In 1979 the Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Club were formed and
activities to raise funds to benefit the purchase of necessary items
for the clubhouse, etc. was begun. Phase II officially added
80 units to the development. By 1980 there existed a
newsletter, Welcome Lady, Sunshine Couple, social directors and
weekly activities included Euchre, horseshoes, Bingo, ladies craft
sessions, a walking group, ladies exercise and a “Social Hour”.
Monthly blood pressure checking and a pancake breakfast were held.
Phase III added 77 units plus 1 unit designated as the office,
bringing the total units to 348. In 1981 all record
maintenance was turned over to the Association by the developer.
By 1986 several accomplishments were noted: new clubhouse roof,
paved parking, fencing, entrance medians extended, handicap
facilities added to clubhouse restrooms, Phase II and III streets
resurfaced, stop signs installed. It’s no wonder that TMV
received a Five-Star Park status.
In 1991, due to Pasco County setting up 911 Emergency Call Service,
some street names and all house numbers were changed.
To mark the year 2000, residents were invited to put
messages/mementos in Ziploc bags and all were put in a Millennium
Time Capsule container the was buried near the flagpole. North
Meadowlawn Funeral Home donated a plaque noting the capsule is “To
be opened 1-1-2028,” the 50th anniversary of the Condo
In the years following 1986, many activities for the residents
continued, some new ones were formed and others abandoned.
Improvements / maintenance to the park’s common elements continued
as required. Today, it is reflected as you drive through the
park that the continuing improvement has never ceased and the pride
that the residents have in their park is reflected; hence, units for
sale are usually grabbed up quickly by sun-seeking snowbirds!
In 2008 the Board contracted with Qualified Property Management to
provide park management services and that contract remains effective
today. While monthly assessments have steadily climbed beyond
the $17.00 first established, it still remains at a modest $90.00
(effective January 2014). This assessment covers the
maintenance of the common elements; annual expenses such as
insurance, tax preparation, management fees; lawn mowing/trimming of
common grass areas and residents yards as needed, bi-weekly trash
pick-up for clubhouse and residents, etc. (a complete breakdown of
your HOA is covered during your orientation).
A “Blue Book” of Documents and Rules and any changes to them is
provided with each unit. Please feel free to stop by the
office and speak with any Board member regarding a preview of these. The office is
open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. A current listing
of available units for sale is also available in the mailbox beside
the office entrance.