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Ballot / Proxy for HOA Annual Meeting

It has come to our attention that the ballot / proxy form included in the June 1 HOA newsletter did not clearly indicate the need for the homeowner to sign the form before turning it in.  In order to verify we have only received one vote from each residence, it is necessary we verify the owner and address on each ballot or proxy that is submitted.  We have made that small change in wording to the Ballot/Proxy form.  If you have already turned in your form, please contact the Nomination Committee chair, Dee Orgaz at 210-1194 in order to retrieve your form and sign it, or replace with a new form.  If you signed your form and have turned it in, there is no need to replace it.  We simply need a name and address on each ballot and proxy.  We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding.

 No Organized Swimming Classes Offered This Summer

The C.D.D. Board of Supervisors has determined there will be no organized swim classes offered at our pool this year, as in years past.

HOA Annual Meeting July 21

The Piney-Z Homeowners Association will be holding it's annual meeting on Tuesday, July 21.  Two board positions will be up for election and the annual budget and HOA assessments will be presented to residents.  The meeting begins at 7 pm at the Piney-Z Lodge, located at 950 Piney-Z Plantation Road.  Residents who may not be able to attend are encouraged to send in the ballot that was included in the June newsletter, or sign your proxy over to another resident who will cast your vote.  In addition to the two nominations on the ballot, we will also be taking nominations from the floor, as well as write in candidates.

Diving Courses Offered This Summer

Diving courses will be offered June 16-July 14 and August 11-September 13 at Piney-Z Lodge and Pool.  Learn More »

Piney-Z Pool Is Open

Beginning June 2, the pool is now open 7 days a week from 10 am until dusk, through mid-August when school begins. 

Please remember you MUST have a Piney-Z key fob to enter the pool gates.  Lifeguards are not allowed to let people enter who do not have an active key fob to our amenities. 
Other things you need to know:
  • You are not allowed to share you key fob with anyone other than members of the family living in the Piney-Z household
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and cannot be dropped off at the pool on their own
  • No glass containers,  food or alcohol is allowed inside the pool fence
  • No smoking allowed inside the pool fence
  • Proper behavior and language is expected at all times
  • Children not potty trained must wear approved swimsuit diapers

 We have made some improvements to the pool over the winter months and hope you like what you see this year.  Jump in and enjoy!!!

HOA Requesting Nominations to Board

The Piney-Z Homeowners Association ?continues ?to accept nominations to the board for this next year, with the term to begin in August 2015.  Terms for two of the five directors expire in July.  Among varied duties, the board is responsible for and oversees landscaping contracts for all common areas, repair and maintenance of the entrances, irrigation systems, signage, oversight of Architectural Control, Standards and Appeals Committees, compliance with Piney-Z Covenants and Restrictions, etc.  The board meets every other month to discuss issues and concerns within the community.  To be considered for a position on the board, please fill out and turn in the 2015 Nomination form by Friday, July 10th in order to be nominated from the floor at the July 21st annual meeting.  

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.