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Storm Drains are not made for Leaves
Leaves that are blown or raked onto the street can cause real harm – to our sewage systems and our lakes.
When leaves, grass clippings and other yard debris are blown onto streets, sidewalks and into storm drains, it eventually will make its way to our lakes. These materials add excess nutrients to the lake and cause water quality issues. Take care of your lakes by taking care of your yard debris.
If you have a yard service, be sure they dispose of your leaves PROPERLY.
Keep Leaves Off the Streets
- Put leaves, grass clippings and small twigs or trimmings in bags. Solid Waste crews cannot pick up a pile of leaves without scattering them into the street.
- NEVER blow leaves or grass clippings from your yard into streets, sidewalks or storm drains.
- Street sweeping services are designed to handle natural leaf fall on public streets only. When leaves from the yard are blown into the streets, it disrupts this process.
- Streets, sidewalks and driveways must be kept clear of all yard waste to prevent this debris from entering a curb inlet or storm drain. Assume that if your yard waste is on a paved surface, it has access to a storm drain!
- When yard waste makes it through a storm drain and into a lake, it:
- adds excess nutrients to the water, causing potentially-toxic algae blooms
- reduces and degrades fish and wildlife habitats
- decreases water recreation opportunities by degrading water quality
Read more about this at the Orange County Website.
If you see someone polluting, CALL 311 and report them.
Put your cans away after weekly pickup.
After your garbage and recycling has been picked up, be sure to put your cans away as quickly as possible, to retain the appealing look of our community.
Remember, our Governing Document Declarations list this specifically, Article X, section 35:
“… Such containers shall be screened from view from outside of the Lot except when they are being made available for collection and then only for the shortest time reasonably necessary to effect such collection. …”
If your cans are not tucked away the same day as the pick-up, you may anticipate receiving a violation letter from our Management Company.
If you are going to be away, be sure to make arrangements with your neighbors or family to take care of the cans.
Don’t block the Sidewalk when you park.
In order to maintain the safety of our residents, and in accordance to local laws,
when you park in your driveway, be sure you DON’T BLOCK THE SIDEWALK.
Someone may be walking by and not see what’s coming around the car.
Or you may force someone to step into the street.
Section 316.1945 of the chapter of the state statutes that deals with motor vehicle law
says regarding stopping, standing, or parking prohibitions in specified places:
“Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device,
no person shall: stop, stand, or park a vehicle on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
on a sidewalk; within an intersection; on a crosswalk.”
Parking a vehicle on a sidewalk constitutes a noncriminal traffic infraction in Florida, which is punishable as a nonmoving violation.
Be courteous and park your car on the street (during the daytime) instead.
Annual & Budget Meeting
The Annual Meeting and Budget Meetings were held on Wednesday, December 28th, 6:30 pm at the Pool.
There was not a quorum with attendees and proxies to conduct an election, so the exiting Board will remain.
The 2023 Annual Budget was reviewed and approved. CLICK HERE to get a copy of the Approved Budget.
Important Numbers to Know!
Call or use the App for code enforcement, violations/ordinances –
to report concerns that a deputy is not needed to attend to.
Goes straight to a deputy for assistance, but is not an emergency situation.
Call for emergency help.
The Board wants to remind homeowners/renters in the Townhomes
that there are to be NO personal plantings in the landscape.
Any personal plantings will be removed and discarded
and there will be no compensation paid back to the homeowners for the cost of the plants
Homeowner Landscaping Responsibilities
As a single-family-homeowner,
did you know you are responsible for the plants and trees in the Easement —
the area between the sidewalk and street?
Please be sure to keep the trees (particularly the Magnolias and Oaks)
trimmed appropriately, to be sure the sidewalk and the street clearance won’t hit any person or vehicle.
Here are some examples of Easements that need some attention. If they look familiar, please put it on your TO DO list.
The following was recently added to our ARB Guidelines.
Remember, those not complying may receive notice of violation, which could lead to a fine or worse. Now, we DON’T want that, do we?
Landscaping of Easements
Area between sidewalk and curb shall remain sod and may not be replaced with ground cover, mulch, stone, pavers, concrete, etc. No shrubs or hedges may be in this area. Owners of Lots shall be responsible, at the Lot Owner’s expense, for the prompt removal and subsequent replacement of any landscape improvements within easements as may be required for access, installation and maintenance of utilities or other purposes. Plantings are not permitted in easements that will prevent maintenance of utilities or impede drainage. For the Pulte side of the development the magnolia or oak tree planted in this area is not be removed from the street side easement unless to replace a dead tree of the same type. For the Enclave side of the development one tree may be installed in the street side easement and must be a crepe myrtle or other approved tree. Corner Lots will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For the trees described above a mulch ring not to exceed 3′ in diameter may be installed. Flowers may be planted in the mulch ring but may not exceed 12″ in height. No landscape edging or borders may be used in this area.
NOTE: Homeowners are required to maintain all trees and keep landscaping on their property and the easements on the immediate front or side of the home from overgrowing and obstructing the sidewalk or street. Trees and shrubs will be trimmed as to not encroach laterally upon sidewalks or streets. Tree canopies shall be trimmed to a minimum clearance of six (6’) feet above sidewalks and ten (10’) feet above streets.
Amenities Survey Results
See the recap of our July 2020 Amenities Survey.
Attention Homeowners in the Lake Sawyer South Community Association
(Berkshire Park, Berkshire Place, Enclave at Berkshire Park and The Reserve at Berkshire Park).
Please read this revised Covenant Enforcement Resolution and Policy statement from your Board of Directors. It outlines the Notice process and legal steps which will be taken if violations are not remedied.
This policy is in accordance with the Association’s governing documents and Florida statutes.
Our HOA members have voted and approved a series of revisions to 9 Amendments which may affect you and your home.
PLEASE CLICK HERE to see the updated amendments regarding:
- Association’s employment of individuals or companies
- Working Capital
- Rental Restrictions
- Walls, Fences, Hedges and Hurricane Panels
- Approved Builders
- Basketball Goals and Equipment
- Trash Containers and Collection
Board of Directors
Lake Sawyer South Community Association
Do You Use Gmail?
If so, you might be missing our great newsletters, chocked full of valuable information about our neighborhoods.
Sometimes, Gmail thinks our messages are “junk”, “spam” or “promotions.”
Even though they are not.
We’re actively working from our end, to try to resolve this, with a lot of backend gyrations.
What can you do?
One thing you can try is to move our newsletters from the “junk” or “Promotions” tab into your Inbox. Maybe Gmail will take a hint.
Or, you can find our newsletters right here on our website. Just CLICK HERE and bookmark our Newsletter page.
But we won’t stop trying to get the word out. Thank you for your patience.
Landlords & Tenants
All owners leasing property need to provide the Association with a mailing address to receive official correspondence. Owners remain responsible for any covenants or architectural violations and are encouraged to provide copies of relevant documents to tenants.
Header Photo: Contest Winner, Paul LaRosa
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