Average temperatures in May here are 86F for the highs and 68F for the lows. The first few weeks of May should bring back the love bugs. Remember to rinse off your vehicles regularly as they can cause damage to the paint. Alligator mating season runs from April through May. Frogs will continue to croak loudly and you will also see the return of the little tiny frogs hopping about. Hatching this month will be the ducks and moorhens.
The board is attempting to have our non-profit association operate legally and follow procedures according to Florida laws and statutes, along with guidance from auditors. Please bear with us as we are making changes that we may not all agree with. Trust of any of our residents is not the issue. Any business transactions above $100 will be made by check or money order. Thank you.
The board meeting entailed the number of rentals in our community as well as the number of units any entity may purchase. These issues were voted on by residents, but failed to reach the required affirmative votes. We speculate that it was due to the “inheritance clause“ and we will attempt to bring the issues to another vote soon and to include the inheritance of our units to family members. It seems the only way to discourage any entities from purchasing numerous units, is to vote for a one or two year interim before anyone is able to rent that unit. Remember, the majority of owners are NOT returning their ballots for any issue to pass. Every one of us should attempt to contact and remind our neighbors to return their ballots, either to the office or electronically, as this process is expensive.
We are moving forward with a few issues concerning our landscaping. The shrubbery should be trimmed to a height of 4 1/2 feet and the trimming of the robellini, pygmy date palms, are not included. The new wood shop tool cabinet keys will be available soon in the office, provided we have a current waiver on file. Turn in your old key for a new one.
All residents are required to notify the office upon departure of and return to their unit. If you are renting out any units, all renters are required to have an application on file in the office, with all the occupants listed each and every time the unit is rented out and when new occupants are residing in these units.
We are attempting to increase the number of trailer/RV/boat spots in the back lot and will hopefully begin the moving process when the snowbirds return. On another note, the board tabled, for now, establishing an equity line of credit for our association for disaster emergencies, as insurance companies may delay necessary payments should we need to act immediately after any damages occurring to our community.
Thank you and see you in June!