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Updates from The Board

Annual Meeting:
Tuesday, October 26th at the Pool

Please participate as we need at least 235 of the 744 homes
to be present or submit proxies to hold that meeting.
A mailer with more information will be coming soon!

Proposed Annual Budget
Our 2022 Annual Budget will be reviewed and approved at this meeting.
GET A PREVIEW OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

Pool Closure:
Pool closed for maintenance October 1-10.
Townhomes:
We have completed paving in the townhome area.
Orange County is repairing a few sidewalks and additional pothole connect to the cracked sidewalks.
Townhome Insurance Rider:
Townhome owners are reminded that in accordance with our covenants,
they are required to maintain homeowners insurance and list the Association as secondary insured.
Magnolias:
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.

Halloween Decoration Contest
Happening Again in 2021!

Halloween Contest 2021

The Lake Sawyer South Fun Committee is excited to present our
2021 Home Halloween Decoration Contest!
To ensure you are judged on Sunday, October 24, please send an email to
LakeSawyerSouthNewsletter@gmail.com with your address.
The results will be sent out via eblast on the following Monday so everyone can “visit” these awesome homes!

Please read all the gory details below.

Categories and Prizes:

• Best Overall – $40 Publix Gift Card + yard sign
• Best Single Family Home – $20  Publix Gift Card + yard sign
• Best Townhome – $20  Publix Gift Card + yard sign
• Scariest – $20  Publix Gift Card + yard sign

Rules:

• A home can only win in one category.
• To guarantee being judged in the competition,
you must email LakeSawyerSouthNewsletter@gmail.com
with your address by end of the day, Thursday, October 21st.
• If you do not email, you can still earn a spot as we will be doing preliminary judging
on Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 to narrow down the list to around 20 homes.
>> If more than 20 homes email, we will judge all the homes that send in an email.
>> If you do not send an email,
we can not guarantee your home will be included in the competition.
• Final judging will take place on Sunday, October 24th in the late afternoon/evening.
• Decorations must be visible from the street.
• Judges will view the porch and yard decorations from their vehicles.
• Each judge will have their own scorecard and points will be combined and averaged to select the winners.
A home must be judged by at least 3 separate judges to be considered for a prize.
• Winners will be announced via an eblast and a front-yard sign of their award.
There will also be prizes valued from $20-$40 given to the award winners.
• We will coordinate with the award winners to get the gift cards delivered.
•We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the rules last minute.
• If you have any additional questions,
please reach out to the Fun Committee at LakeSawyerSouthNewsletter@gmail.com.

Score values for all homes: 50 points available

1. Halloween Design – 20 points (how much did you enjoy the Halloween design?)

2. Originality – 10 points (how unique is it compared to other homes?)

3. Theme – 10 points (is there a consistent theme with details?)

4. Interaction- 10 points (is there movement, changing lights, or noise?)

Scariest category:
This score is only used for the Scariest Award,
in addition to the 50 points available above.

1. Scary – 20 points (how scary is it?)


Tennis Courts open

The Courts are OPEN!

We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the time, when our Tennis Courts are open.
This is that time!

The key cards you use are the same as you use at the pool. If you need a new one, contact Julio at Leland. – Jmendez@lelandmanagement.com.

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.

Have fun!


Important Numbers to Know!

311

Call or use the App for code enforcement, violations/ordinances –
to report concerns that a deputy is not needed to attend to.

407-836-HELP (4357)

Goes straight to a deputy for assistance, but is not an emergency situation.

911

Call for emergency help.


President’s Message

Greeting neighbors:

This month we will hold our annual meeting. Each owner should receive the notice by postal mail. Your packet will include proxy forms, if you cannot physically make the meeting on the 26th of October at the pool.  There will also be candidate nomination forms for anyone who would like to serve on the Board of Directors (BOD). Be mindful, we must have a quorum (235 owners) to conduct elections so your presence or proxy is important.  The proposed budget and assessments will be posted on the Lake Sawyer South webpage in advance of our meeting.

The entire BOD thanks you for your patience as we move to not only maintain but improve our community. Remember the Association is each of us and the more participation and unity we have the better we can be.  Don’t forget our Halloween decorating contest! Some folks are really raising the bar!

Marcus


Painting is completed at the Townhomes!!!

Painter

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.

Townhome Landscaping

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.

Lake Sawyer South Trees in Easement

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.

Lake Sawyer South 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.


 

Amendment Results

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:

  1. Association’s employment of individuals or companies
  2. Working Capital
  3. Rental Restrictions
  4. Walls, Fences, Hedges and Hurricane Panels
  5. Approved Builders
  6. Basketball Goals and Equipment
  7. Trash Containers and Collection
  8. Signs
  9. Vacancy

 

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Lake Sawyer South Community Association

 


Do You Use Gmail?

March 2020 NewsletterIf so, you might be missing our great newsletters, chocked full of valuable information about our neighborhoods.Gmail logo

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.

Read More here.

 

 


Header Photo: Contest Winner, Paul LaRosa

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