Newsletter Date: May 2011 Volume 7, Issue 4
For the last several quarters, the HOA has been sending Intent to Lien (ITL)
Newsletter Volunteer notices to homeowners when assessment payments are late. This is not a new
Needed 2 rule or law—just more timely enforcement of existing Florida statues to protect
Helpful Websites 2 HOAs. No late fees have increased, and the fee for the ITL has always been $50
per account. The use of the ITL is absolutely critical to the operation of the
Spraying Weeds 2 HOA from a cash flow perspective. If all residents paid on time every time,
HOA dues could be reduced by 10-11%. However, approximately 30 residents
Loose Cats 2 are late one payment each quarter. Due to timely enforcement activity, the HOA
Clubhouse Abuse 2 was able to clear 100% of residents one payment behind 10 weeks after the
assessment was due in January.
Payment Reminders 2 Some may find this practice harsh, but think of HOA cash flow management
like this: you have a job, and each time it was pay day, you have to chase down
Questions, Questions your employer to get your check. It may take you a few weeks or a few months;
how would you be able to manage your household? You would have to have a
Drain Cleaning 3 large amount of cash on hand to cover expenses that have to be paid, right? The
HOA is no different; to keep HOA fees low, residents need to pay on time to
Current Sales 4 keep the community services we are used to enjoying.
Advanced legal action is underway on 33 homeowners who have not paid
HOA dues. Conclusion of these advanced actions is expected in the next several
months. To date over $100,000 of past due (in some cases, years delinquent)
HOA fees have been collected. Remember, over 90% of the HOAs in Florida
Newsletter Questions have had an increase in dues, special assessments, bankruptcy, or a combination
or Input of all in the last three years. Our HOA has reduced dues.
Please e-mail the The expenses of the HOA are very tightly managed. Almost all discretionary
Communications spending has been eliminated. Vendor relationships have been evaluated and
Committee at: negotiated. Board members and residents are volunteering their own time to
email@example.com work on the Clubhouse and common areas to save expense (see drain cleaning
Community Management article, page 3). Tens of thousands of dollars are saved each year by these volun-
provided by: teer efforts.
Phone: (407) 645-4945 Next Board of Directors Meeting
service@ Monday, May 23, 2011, at 7 pm in the Clubhouse
Everyone is invited to attend to find out the latest information
about the community!
Page 2 The Preserve’s Community Connection
The End Is Near . . . Loose Cats
Some residents are reporting a growing
The current newsletter editor will be stepping population of cats wandering the neighborhood.
down after the June issue. So far, no one has Please remember that you cannot let your cat roam
volunteered to help with this important the neighborhood. It’s against the community’s
neighborhood resource. If you have worked with covenants and against the law. Being awakened by
Microsoft Publisher, like to write, and want to the snarls of fighting cats is not pleasant, either.
give something back to the community, please Please keep your cat indoors, where it will be safe
contact from local bobcats, too.
Due to complaints and damage, the HOA
Board discussed and reaffirmed their authority to
Helpful Websites enforce existing rules for the Clubhouse. Resi-
dents (and their guests) who cause damage, disre-
Anyone wishing to locate felons or sex gard existing policies (i.e., having glass at the
offenders in our vicinity can make use of the pool), bypass security measures (jump pool fence),
following websites: ignore pool hours of operation, litter, and commit
other infractions are subject to having access privi-
leges suspended. Please familiarize yourself and
your children with the policy and procedures for
www.fdle.state.fl.us club property. The goal is to create a safe environ-
(click on “Sex Offender Alerts”) ment to be enjoyed by all residents.
Let’s Spray Those Weeds! Payment Reminder
Please help avoid a special assessment for Due to problems associated with bank initiated
online bill payment of HOA dues, the HOA Board
road repair by killing the grass and weeds
recommends residents establish an automatic debit
growing in the cracks in the street. Greenwillow
of HOA fees administered by Greystone. This ser-
residents have a serious need for this effort. If
vice is free of charge and puts the responsibility for
left unchecked, the weeds will cause premature administration on the management company.
damage to the roads that will necessitate repair Contact Greystone directly to arrange for this ser-
and a possible special assessment. Please spray vice. If you pay by check, make sure you send the
with an herbicide and help out the community. proper coupon with payment.
If you are interested in placing an item on the Community Bulletin Board, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business card advertisements cost $15 per the Advertising Policy approved by the Board in Feb. 2006.
Thirty-One Gifts: Party with a Purpose Arana Construction, LLC
Shelly Ott, Resident / Professional Remodelers
2554 Treymore Drive
407-247-9574 / 407-401-9364 Steve Lazaroff, Resident
email@example.com 9301 Shadow Pinar Court
Mythirtyone.com/50048 firstname.lastname@example.org 407-536-8878
Volume 7, Issue 4 Page 3
Questions, Questions, Questions
Question: My mailbox was damaged recently. Do you think it was vandalism?
Answer: The Board has heard several reports recently about mailboxes that have been damaged through
possible vandalism. No culprits have been identified; if you know who has been vandalizing
residents’ property, please contact Greystone Management. Also, be sure to place your garbage and yard
waste on the side of your driveway opposite the mailbox so the collection workers don’t have to maneuver
around your mailbox.
Question: Sometimes I put items at the curb for collection but they are not picked up.
What are the rules for trash pickup?
Answer: Orange County provides detailed information about trash, yard waste, and recycling collection
on its website. For more information, please call the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-
6601. Here are a few reminders:
Place material out after 6:00 p.m. the night before or by 6:00 a.m. the day of collection to be sure you do not
miss the collection truck. Remove containers from the curb within 12 hours after pickup.
Place material within 3 feet of the curb.
DO NOT MIX yard waste, garbage, and recyclables.
Containers, bundles, and bins must weigh less than 60 pounds when full.
Container capacity must not exceed 50 gallons.
Large items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, and up to 4 tires are collected on your second household
garbage collection day. Large item collection is limited to 3 cubic yards per week. Automobile parts; hazardous
waste; and freon-containing devices, such as freezers and refrigerators, are not included in your curbside collec-
Yard waste collection is for all vegetative landscaping material, grass, and tree and shrub trimmings.
Yard waste is collected on Wednesday. Collection is limited to 3 cubic yards per week.
Bundle tree and shrub clippings into lengths of 3 feet or less and securely tie them with string or twine. Each
bundle must weigh less than 60 pounds. Tree stumps should be cut in lengths of 3 feet or less and each piece
must weigh less than 60 pounds.
In the orange recycling bin, place newspapers, pasteboard (i.e., cereal boxes, empty paper towel and toilet paper
rolls, and shoe boxes), brown paper bags, flattened corrugated cardboard boxes, phone books, magazines, cata-
logs, junk mail (unopened or opened envelopes), and office paper (does not include shredded paper). Flattened
cardboard may be placed next to the recycling bin and should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.
In the green recycling bin, place aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, drink boxes and milk/juice car-
tons, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers with a #1 or #2 symbol on the bottom, and plastic bottles with a
neck and #3 - #7 symbol on the bottom.
Do not use plastic bags for recycling. If your recycling bin is full, put the excess recyclables into brown paper
grocery bags for collection. Excess newspapers and magazines may be stacked and tied with string.
Storm Drain Cleaning: Thank Yous And More Information
Thank you to resident volunteers who recently helped clean out several storm
drains in the community: Ken Blye, Dave Mau, Russ Niewold, Steve Lazaroff,
and Phil Hampton. In just under 2 hours, 15 drains were cleaned accounting for
7 bags of debris. In addition to one very large piece of heavy duty plastic, one
drain yielded 12 baseballs and 7 tennis balls as well as plastic bottles. The
community will have another more extensive effort on May 21 . Please
volunteer; we need more help. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 7 am, Saturday,
May 21. Please do your part to keep trash out of the drain system!
Keller Williams Advantage II Realty
12301 Lake Underhill Rd Ste 111
Orlando, FL 32828
Attn: Jenny Wemert
Dedication Community Newsletter Sponsored By:
The Preserve’s Community Partner
Results Office: 407-412-8488
The Preserve’s Current Market*
Address Square Feet Bedroom/ Bath List Price Status
2239 TREYMORE DRIVE 2,208 4/3 $180,000 ACTIVE
2713 OLD REDPINE WAY 2,081 4/2 $185,000 ACTIVE We are the team that
2450 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 2,434 4/2.5 $199,900 ACTIVE works for YOU!
9415 WHISPERING MEADOWS LANE 2,433 4/3 $200,000 ACTIVE
2451 TREYMORE DRIVE 2,450 4/3 $225,000 ACTIVE
2731 OLD REDPINE WAY 3,470 5/3 $229,000 ACTIVE Undivided Attention
2227 TREYMORE DRIVE 3,293 5/3 $238,000 ACTIVE
9220 HIDDEN STREAM COURT 2,471 4/3 $239,900 ACTIVE Partners in the Search
9129 WOODBRIDGE OAK TERRACE 2,593 4/3 $250,000 ACTIVE
9353 SHADOW PINAR COURT 3,293 4/3 $269,900 ACTIVE
2413 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 3.470 5/3 $278,888 ACTIVE In It to Win It
9424 ASHMORE LANE 2,469 4/3 $279,000 ACTIVE
1718 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 3,674 6/4 $295,000 ACTIVE Proven Marketing
2644 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 2,066 4/2 $296,000 ACTIVE
2701 OLD REDPINE WAY 3,158 5/3 $315,000 ACTIVE Strategies
2566 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 2,424 4/3 $166,500 PENDING
2719 OLD REDPINE WAY 2,534 4/3 $190,000 PENDING Satisfaction
2125 TREYMORE DRIVE 2,864 4/3 $200,000 PENDING
2637 TREYMORE DRIVE 2,804 4/3 $219,900 PENDING
2571 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 2,476 4/3 $229,900 PENDING
1743 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 2,717 4/3 $230,000 PENDING FREE Market Analysis &
1707 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 3,079 4/4 $249,900 PENDING Initial Consultation
9334 WHISPERING MEADOWS LANE 2,237 4/3 $159,900 SOLD!!
9102 FOOTBRIDGE TRAIL 2,494 4/3 $188,900 SOLD!!
2232 TREYMORE DRIVE 2,470 4/3 $195,000 SOLD!!
2462 GREENWILLOW DRIVE 2,514 4/3 $220,000 SOLD!!
9435 ASHMORE LANE 2,491 4/2 $235,900 SOLD!!
1918 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 2,620 4/3 $260,000 SOLD!!
9200 SHADOW PINAR COURT 2,636 4/3 $260,900 SOLD!!
1937 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 3,434 4/4 $285,000 SOLD!!
1844 WINDING OAKS DRIVE 3,208 5/3 $299,900 SOLD!!
9217 SHADOW PINAR COURT 2,890 4/3 $300,000 SOLD!!
1737 WINDING OAKS 3,257 4/3 $335,000 SOLD!!
*Data accurate as of 05/02/2011