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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.
Happy Independence Day!
We’re all going to be very grateful this year that we can celebrate the Fourth of July
in a way we couldn’t last year.
Be sure to stay safe, put on the sunscreen and bug spray.
Best way to enjoy fireworks are to find some local displays. We sure don’t want anyone hurt shooting off DIY fireworks.
Painting is completed at the Townhomes!!!
A special shout out to Munyan Painting on a job well done.
Our homes look wonderful and the work of the landscapers is continuing
and soon we will have the work trucks removed from the community.
It has been a long time coming and as a Board we are so proud that we were able to get the job completed.
The Board wants to remind homeowners/renters in the Townhomes
that there are to be NO personal plantings in the landscape.
As of July 1st, 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.
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
IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
I hope that this update finds you and your families in good health and continuing to adjust to the “new normal” which is certainly not easy by any means. As we all know change can be frustrating, however with time it always seems to work itself out for the best.
I am very thankful to my fellow Board members who along with me participated in numerous webinars comprised of Insurance Agents, Legal Counsels, Community Management Companies, and CDC (Federal) in order to gain a better understanding of the situation and how we could proceed with our management of the amenities.
As a result of those webinars and the recent lifting of restrictions by Federal, State, and County Government we are ready to get back on track. With that said I am very happy to announce that the pool and playground are open.
There will be guidelines in place as part of the reopening that will be in effect until future notice. A copy has been linked to this update for all resident’s review.
Residents (neighbors) this is where you will play a large part in the opening and I am confident that we can count on all of you. In order to maintain the opening, we all need to police ourselves and not be afraid to speak up if guidelines are not being followed by others that could jeopardize the health, safety, and welfare of others. Please do not hesitate to contact the OCSO 311, as they have been notified of our scheduled reopening and will assist as needed.
Some other changes that have taken place as part of the reopening process but not part of the posted guidelines are as follows until further notice:
- All pool furniture will be stacked and secured with the exception of tables at the shade umbrellas (this includes loungers and chairs)
- The tables located between the short wall and clubhouse will remain and have four chairs per table to be used (shared) by residents choosing to have lunch or snacks. Chairs will be prohibited to relocate to another table thus increasing a count to exceed four maximum. Please be considerate of other guests and limit your lunch or snack consumption times to a minimum so other residents can enjoy the same opportunity. Tables are not permitted to be used for storage of pool toys, towels, coolers, or other items not associated with food consumption.
- Residents may provide their own beach chairs until further notice however they must be removed each day. Any chairs or other furniture left at the end of the day will be disposed of by the pool service company prior to opening the next day.
- Putting green will remain open however all flagsticks will be removed until further notice.
- Residents may be required to exit the pool area if the pool service vendor is on-site providing routine cleaning of the pool and restrooms based on current restrictions placed on the vendor by the County Government.
- In closing please understand that in the event that the guidelines are not followed the Board of Directors will have no choice but to close the amenities immediately until further notice. Naturally, we all want to avoid that so let’s all work together and make this reopening a success.
- At the present time, the basketball court and tennis court will remain closed for ongoing repairs and additional construction.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued patience and understanding during what has been a rough time trying to manage something that continued to change on a daily basis.
President / Board of Directors
Lake Sawyer South
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?
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