Rules and Regulations
The Q3 Community letter referenced the May 2013 Rules and Regulations workshops. In that notice and also posted here, the entire community was invited to give input to the Rules and Regulations (change, keep the same, or tweak). Several people emailed in their input over the past few weeks -- THANKS ! The workshop on October 4th, 2014 went well with further changes proposed. It is not too late to give your input!
At the workshop, it was discussed that the Rules is currently a cumbersome tool, as they also include ARC guidelines, which are not actually Rules. The Covenants do allow for a separate ARC Guidelines document. Therefore, please read both of these newly proposed documents in tandem.
- The ARC GUIDELINES, are for new or replacement projects
- The Rules and Regulations are for the maintenance, upkeep of existing projects, as well as the general Rules and the HOA.
- Both of these documents are DRAFTS -- and are not yet adopted.
Feedback may range from a tweak, to a complete rewrite -- so dig in and enjoy the pleasure of being part of the process. The document is on opensource format, so you may need to save it locally, and open it from your word processor application.
The final draft to be approved will be mailed to all Lots a minimum of 30 days prior to the approval Board meeting (which will likely be moved to January) -- at which time the Board will vote on the proposed changes.
Our Property Manager, Emily, will be onsite at the clubhouse:
- Tuesday, October 7th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- Wednesday, October 15th from 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Tuesday, October 21st from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- Wednesday, October 29th from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Upcoming Board meetings:
- Tuesday, November 18th at 7PM
- Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
- Voter info here
Community Garage Sale:
- Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Florida Black Bear
From time to time, Florida Black Bear are seen through the community. Florida Black Bear are a protected species, and are not a nuisance animal that may be removed by the HOA, the City, or the County. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should be contacted if a bear appears violent.
Educational material may be found at:
- Click me for more bear info from the Florida Wildlife Commission
- Click me for Florida Regulations regarding black bear
The short of it is -- we and the bears must co-habitate, so please put your trash out Wednesday morning, and be mindful of bird feeders, deer feeders, etc...
Community Garage Sale
The Community Garage Sale dates are being adjusted to the first Saturday in May, and November. Over the past few years, we have attempted to stabilize and communicate the garage sale dates well in advance for planning purposes. Regrettably, we have run into the Taste of Oviedo (March), Easter (April), and this year, Yom Kippur (October).
The first Saturday of preferred because the tornado siren test signifies the "unofficial end" of the traffic chaos that accompanies the garage sale. People usually clear out when they hear the siren at noon.
Thank you everyone for your flexibility and understanding. We hope to not run into future runnings of the Great day in the Country event...
More than half of our residents stay connected through the E-newsletter -- Thank you !
On a monthly basis, our property manager mass emails a brief newsletter that includes upcoming dates and events. Additionally, if important news needs to immediately get out to the community (missing person, black bear, storm response, etc...) the eblast system is used to rapidly disseminate information.