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CDD Meeting Oct. 13 to Discuss Fitness Equipment

If you are a resident who uses the Piney-Z Fitness Center on a regular basis, you might want to circle Monday, Oct. 13 on your calendar.  The Supervisors will be discussing the fitness equipment at the 6:30 pm meeting, and deciding on whether to replace some or all of the current pieces.  There are some exciting alternatives to equipment currently available, such as a water rower, helix lateral trainer and the physiostep machine.  If you use our gym regularly, please remember to fill out the short survey and give us your feedback on the fitness center.  Remember, circle your calendar - Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm!

20/20/20 Coming to Piney-Z on Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Starting October 9

20/20/20 FUNctional Fitness + Cardio & Core is a 1 hour workout that will begin with FUNctional movements (Squats, Lunges, Biceps, Triceps, etc 20 minutes), then move into a Cardio section 20 minutes, and finally finish out with core work and some yoga movements 20 minutes.  Every part of your body will be worked, and you will feel your heart race during the Cardio section!  Laura will bring additional equipment for circuit style portions of the workout.  The 10-week class will be held 5:30-6:30pm at the Lodge (October 9-November 20 and December 4-18).  Please email Laura Kitchens at lkokitchens@gmail.com to reserve a space for the October 9th class.  All classes will only be held with three confirmed participants.  Cost is $8 and participants should bring a set of 3 - 8lbs weights and a mat.

Swimming Pool Schedule

Beginning Monday, August 18 through Tuesday, September 30, the pool will be open, weather permitting, the following days:
Monday through Friday: 4pm until dusk.
Saturday and Sunday: 10am until dusk.
Exception: Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 1: On Labor Day the pool will be open, weather permitting, 10am until dusk.
The last day the pool will be open on weekdays is Tuesday, September 30.
The pool will be open the first two Saturdays and Sundays in October. October 4-5 and 11-12. The pool closes for the season after October 12.

Adult Swim - In addition to the above, Adult Swim (Age 18 plus) will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am until 10:30am weather permitting and depending on lifeguard availability.   UPDATE:  Beginning August 26 through September 30 Adult Swim will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until 10:30am.

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.