We’re pleased you’re visiting our new Website. Many thanks to the residents who entered our Photo Contest to supply us with some beautiful pictures of our neighborhoods. You can see more in our Photo Gallery.
Using the Navigation at the top and bottom of each page, or the Search Icon at the top of the page, we’re certain you will find everything you need. If not, send us a message.
Updates from The Board
Approved 2022 Budget
You can see the final, approved 2022 Budget BY CLICKING HERE.
New Community Manager
Effective our Annual Meeting, Tiffany Castille will be our new Community Manager.
Her email is email@example.com
We have completed paving in the townhome area.
Orange County is repairing a few sidewalks and additional pothole connect to the cracked sidewalks.
Townhome owners are reminded that in accordance with our covenants,
they are required to maintain homeowners insurance and list the Association as secondary insured.
Friendly reminder the beautiful magnolias lining our streets are the responsibility of owners.
Please trim the lower branches to have walkways clear
and not to hinder visibility for our drivers.
Next time the Postal Worker drops off your mail,
watch to see if your magnolias are scraping the top of their vehicle.
All about safety.
Consideration and Respect
It is very unfortunate to have to bring up consideration of others and respect for our community.
The Board is seeing an increase in speeding and vandalism in our community.
As many of you know the courts (Tennis/Pickle-ball and Basketball) have been completed.
The electronic maglocks are active and we have notice increased trash,
gates being propped open and damage done to the irrigation system.
Specifically, the sprinkler heads being taken or torn off and a portion of piping pulled up from the ground.
We all share in the cost to maintain the community.
Please be considerate of the amenities and our neighbors and
if you see damage being done report it to the non-emergency Sheriff line.
Please DON’T feed the Wildlife
Residents must never feed a wild animal or bird.
This is especially true of feeding alligators; there is a Florida law against feeding them.
As for the birds, some do have protective laws. If you feed them, they may begin to return to the location.
If you look at the area where you feed them, you will find droppings. These droppings can be very dangerous and can cause serious illness in humans.
It is best to let them find natural food as human food can harm them.
The neighbors have taken the time to put up all the decorations and string the lights.
And the judges have made their rounds, to see who had the best
decorated Single-Family Home and who had the best decorated Townhome.
CLICK HERE to see the full run-down of the winners and the pictures.
Holiday Decorations at Lake Sawyer South
Here’s some of the other great Holiday Decorations we’ve seen around our neighborhoods.
Click photos to see larger.
The Courts are OPEN!
The key cards you use are the same as you use at the pool. If you need a new one,
submit the form you’ll find HERE.
Remember, this is for our neighborhood residents only.
Please be proud of the new courts, and treat them appropriately. And, if needed, clean up after yourself.
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 New Year from your Board of Directors!
The Lake Sawyer Board of Directors hopes each and every resident of our Lake Sawyer South Community had a wonderful, peaceful and safe Holiday, acknowledging the diversity of our community and diverse ongoing celebrations. The Community looked wonderful with all the festive decorations, including our entrances done by the Decorations Committee, lead by Patrick Spikes.
As we look into a New Year in 2022 we will be going back to in-person meetings at Family Church on Hwy 535 starting on January 25, 2022. We hope to see many of your there to be become more informed and actively involved in the community. We “all” need your support in the various committees.
We hope the changes we are making to make the newsletter more informative is helpful. We want you to get accurate information from our community sources versus other social media.
Again Happy New Year !
Camera System Upgrades
So you are aware, the camera system at the pool has been upgraded and extended to the courts to protect the amenities. As a by-product, Spectrum had to update equipment providing internet to the community, so you may see an increase in service and stability.
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
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