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Annual HOA Meeting to be Held Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm
On Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm, the HOA will hold its annual meeting at the Piney-Z Lodge, where three board positions will be elected. Pati Lytle and Diana Swegman will run for re-election, and Kelly Wenum has submitted paperwork for the position currently held by Ron Lauver, who will be stepping down. Please think hard about volunteering for either a board position or a committee seat. It is important that residents involve themselves in the HOA in order to keep up to date on issues and decisions being made for you! If you cannot attend the Annual Meeting, please look for the proxy which was an insert in the June issue of the newsletter, fill it out and send it in to us in order to assign your vote to another resident or to one of the board of directors. The proxy and nomination forms can also be found on the Publications and Forms page of our website. There are going to be more and more issues to be addressed as Piney-Z matures and generally these are going to involve not only your time but your money. Be an involved resident! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to sign in.
Don't Be A User!
Summer showers give all homeowners the opportunity to turn off their scheduled irrigation programs, and allow Mother Nature to refresh our lawns and flower beds. Don't be a user, by allowing irrigation systems to water lawns which may already be saturated by recent storms.
Before You Leave on Vacation
Remember to contact Tallahassee Police Department to request a vacation check on your property while you are away. Follow this link to the form and have a safe and fun vacation. http://www.talgov.com/tpd/tpd-
Summer swim lessons begin June 9 at Piney-Z Pool. There will be three sessions: June 9 – June 19, June 23 – July 3, and July 7 – July 17. Cost is $75.00 per student. The course length is 8 days for 40 minutes per day. The classes take place from Monday through Thursday, with the make-up day on Friday. You may register any time the pool is open. A registration sheet will be on the sign-in table at the pool. Make payment the first day of the session. More information is in the swim lessons flier (PDF).
How Does Your Yard Look?
Spring has finally arrived in Tallahassee, and Piney-Z is beginning the see the first blooms of the season. And with Spring, comes the first call from your lawn and flower beds!!! We have noticed some lawns are in need of mowing, flower beds need weeding, and bushes and / or trees might need trimming. As Piney-Z matures, it does require more work to keep up with bushes, trees and additional flower beds which have been added to yards, over the years. We appreciate all those residents who work evenings and weekends in their yards, to provide a more attractive neighborhood, and will do everything in our power to see that all yards receive the attention they deserve. Please remember, our Covenants and Restrictions note that all yards must be maintained to commonly accepted lawn care practices, and fines may be levied against homeowners who are neglecting their lawns. Our goal is to keep Piney-Z an attractive neighborhood in which to walk and drive through, and we appreciate your help to this end!
The pool is now open every day 10:00am until 8:30pm, until August 17. Please remember you must have your assigned amenities fob to enter the pool. View the full schedule.
Key Fob Registration Continues by Appointment
The Piney-Z Amenities Key Fob System was serviced on February 1, 2014 and all keys fobs were de-activated on that date. Re-registration (or new registration) is required for residents and property owners to access the Fitness Center and Swimming Pool after February 1.
Re-registration and new resident registration will continue by appointment only at the Property Manager's office. If you choose to drop-in on weekdays after 10:00am, please keep in mind that the Property Manager may be working outside the office and you could miss him. It is recommended to call him (Lance Rogers) at 850-656-4007 to make an appointment. Bring your driver's license, proof of residency, and all key fobs in your possession. If you have lost any fobs, a fee of $15.00 must be paid before new key fobs can be issued. Only cash (exact change) or check can be accepted. Learn More
Zumba Classes Continue
Due to the great response, the CDD-sponsored Zumba classes at the Lodge are being continued until further notice. They are held each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 am. There is a $4 charge per class payable to the instructor.
Trash Can Storage
The covenants require trash cans to be stored so that they cannot be seen from the street. Many homes are not in compliance. If you store your cans on the side of the house, they must be in an enclosure to prevent viewing from the street.
Street Light Outages
The City of Tallahassee has requested that a person living near the street light outage report it to the city. To report an outage, please call the City at 891-4968.
Doggone It--Your Neighbors Want Consideration
We still get regular complaints from Piney-Z residents about other residents allowing their dogs to leave their droppings in their yards. No one wants dog droppings in their yard or in front of their mailbox. So, what is the proper thing to do when you walk your dog.
The HOA and CDD staff, Boards, or Committees cannot be involved with concerns or actual disputes between residents over dog droppings, barking dogs, escaped pets and such. We can only advise you to discuss it with your neighbor, call animal control, or perhaps even the health department if you are tired of finding dog waste on your property.
Tree and Limb Issues
Approval for Planting or Removing Trees—The Covenants and Restrictions dictate the rules and conditions related to tree planting or removal. To receive approval for tree planting or removal, contact Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Contact information is on the committee page. The ACC is a committee of the HOA.
Concern about a Tree or Limbs Hanging Over Your Home or Property—The CDD and HOA do not provide tree cutting services for Piney-Z residents or property owners who have concerns about trees or limbs. Trees in HOA Common Areas that have limbs hanging over a resident's property or home will rarely be removed. This was discussed and researched in 2003. It was determined that the owner of the tree does not bear the responsibility for trimming branches that overhang someone else's property, but the homeowner has the right to protect their property by having the tree limbs removed at their cost. Homeowners wishing to cut limbs or remove trees at their expense should consult with the ACC committee to determine if their plan complies with the Covenants and Restrictions, and to ensure that trees are not cut without cause. CDD Board research indicates that this is consistent with Florida law and City of Tallahassee policy.
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