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CDD Amenities Manager Position Available

Piney-Z Community Development District (CDD) is accepting resumes for a part-time Amenities Manager.  This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the CDD lodge, pool, picnic area, fitness center and 3.4 acres of property.  A strong knowledge of computers and bookkeeping is desired, along with skills in supervising and public relations.  Read the full position description.  Submit resume to 950 Piney-Z Plantation Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311 or email  Deadline: April 6, 2015 by 5 pm EDT.

HOA Garage Sale

The Piney-Z HOA will be sponsoring a Community Spring Garage Sale on April 18, from 7:30 am to noon.  The HOA places an ad in the Tallahassee Democrat, as well as placing signs at the three entrances, advertising the event.  All residents are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Office Position Available at CDD

The Piney-Z Community Development District is accepting resumes for the position of Assistant Amenities Manager to help with responsibilities in the Lodge office.

The candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel, Gmail, and should work well with the public.  Hours for the position will be Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm.  Experience working with a budget is a plus.  The candidate will have to pass a background check before being employed.  Preference is being given to Piney-Z residents.

 Please email your resume to with your experience and qualifications.

Scuba Diving Classes at Piney-Z Pool

The Piney-Z C.D.D. is sponsoring a certified scuba diving class this Spring at the Piney-Z pool.  The cost of the course is $ $260, and includes the cost of the training, rental of SCUBA unit, and state park dive fees for the checkout dives.  Participants will need to purchase, borrow, or rent a mask, fins, snorkel, dive booties, and a weight belt with weight.  This equipment can be purchased at any dive shop. The closest shop is Coral Reef Scuba (2784 Capital Circle NE).

Training will be taught using the Scuba Educators International standards for scuba diving. The course book being used is “Scuba Diving, 4th Edition” by Dennis Graver.  The ISBN (Book Number) is 978-0736079006 and can be purchased through the instructor, at local bookstores, or online. Prices vary between vendors and range between $16-25. A SEI course packet with the course workbooks, dive tables, logbook and carry case to accompany the course lectures will be available from the course staff for $25. Upon completion of the course, there will be an open water diver certification card-processing fee of $15.  If you have any questions concerning this course please contact the instructor, Jason Ottinger, at 850-556-5520 (cell).

 All classroom and pool sessions will be held at the Piney Z Lodge and Pool (950 Piney-Z Plantation Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311)

 Spring 2015 SEI Diving Course Schedule

Apr 17th 6:8:30 p.m. Class Orientation at the Lodge

Apr 19th 8-10 a.m. Pool Session

Apr 21st 6-8:30 p.m. Lecture at the Lodge

Apr 28th 6-8:30 p.m. Pool Session

Apr 30th 6-8:30 p.m. Lecture at the Lodge

May 3rd 8-10 a.m. Pool Session

May 5th 6-8:30 p.m. Lecture at the Lodge

May 7th 6-8:30 p.m. Pool Session

May 12th 6-8:30 p.m. Lecture at the Lodge

May 14th 6-8:30 p.m. Pool Evaluation

May 16th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check Out Dives 1 & 2

May 19th 6-9 p.m. Review / Written Exam at the Lodge 

May 24th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check Out Dives 3 & 4


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.