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Lodge Office Closing

The Lodge office will be closed the following days over the holidays:

Wednesday Dec. 23

Thursday Dec. 24

Friday Dec. 25

Thursday Jan. 1

Friday Jan. 2

We wish you and your families a wonder holiday season!

 

HOA is Asking for Donations

The Piney-Z Homeowners Board hopes you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season.  At this time of the year, we appreciate the warm feeling of having family and friends to share the bounty that most of us enjoy throughout the year.

However, as the holidays approach us, we would like to remind you there are many in our community who don’t have enough food for their family on a daily basis, those who don’t have heat, warm blankets, and children without winter jackets, and with no hope of Santa visiting their home.  As a community, we have so much to be thankful for, and the HOA is encouraging you to share that abundance with Christmas Connection and the 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

The HOA will be taking donations of non-perishable food for the food bank, and gift cards for Christmas Connection, until December 18th.  We will place collection boxes at the Piney-Z office located at the Lodge.  Those hours are Monday thru Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm.  If you would like to donate, but find those hours inconvenient, you can leave non-perishable food by the office door, and gift cards can be placed in the drop box next to the Lodge doors.

If every household contributed just one canned good and a $10 gift card, we would have over 500 pounds of food and $700 in gift card donations!!!  What a wonderful way to share with those less fortunate.

Zumba Classes to End

The Zumba classes being held at the Piney-Z lodge will be ending as of mid-December.  Tuesday only classes will be held Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16.  Thursday classes have been discontinued.  If anyone knows a Zumba instructor who may be interested in taking over the Tuesday and Thursday class schedule, please have them contact pineyzhoa@gmail.com.

Would You Like to Contribute to the HOA Newsletter?

Are you a closet journalist, just waiting for an opportunity to provide an interesting article or humorous column for your neighbors to enjoy? If so, please think about submitting an article to the Piney-Z newsletter.  We are looking for stories and/or photos of local interest to the Piney-Z community.  Deadline for the September issue will be Friday, August 15.  Please send submissions to: pineyznews@gmail.com

Key Fob Information

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.  Registration will continue by appointment only at the Property Manager's office.  Call 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 checks can be accepted. Learn More

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.

  1. Walk your dog on a leash.
  2. Take a plastic bag with you, such as a plastic grocery bag or waste disposal bags from the pet store.
  3. When your dog deposits droppings on the ground, with your hand inside the bag, pick up the droppings and turn the bag inside out trapping the droppings inside. Tie the bag shut. Your hands remain clean. Another option is to bring a scoop with you.
  4. Finish your walk and take the bag home and throw it away in your trash.
  5. Especially do not leave droppings on the CDD amenities grounds or children's playground and gazebo area.

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.