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Family Movie Night, Saturday, May 21

Join us under the pavilion (next to the Lodge) for family movie night this Saturday (May 21st). We will be showing "The Good Dinosaur" at 8:00 pm and will provide popcorn and bottled water. Please bring a chair or blanket (we will not have any seating setup) and anything else you would like for drinks and snacks.  Check our website Saturday for any change of plans in case of bad weather, and make sure to sign up to receive announcements by email (see link on left column of this page).  

2016 Nomination Form

The 2016 Piney-Z Homeowners Association annual meeting is scheduled for July 19.  We are soliciting homeowners for election to three open seats on the Board of Directors.  Each seat serves for a two-year term.  Please consider helping your community by serving on the Board.  This is where the decisions are made as to the direction of the Piney-Z neighborhood, so it is vital we have conscientious, hardworking members who care about this subdivision.  If interested, please fill out the 2016 nomination form and follow the submission directions.  

City of Tallahassee Leash Law

We would like to remind our residents that the City of Tallahassee has a leash law which reads:
Section 4­103. Animals at large. (a) The owner or custodian of an animal shall prevent such animal from running or remaining at large on any public street, road, alley, park or other public space.
If you walk your dog in Piney-Z, it should be on a leash in order to not cause another resident to become fearful of walking, biking, running, etc. while the dog is loose.  If you would like your dog to run without a leash, please use the Off-Leash Dog Runs in Tom Brown Park.

 If you see a dog that is unattended and off-leash, you must call Tallahassee Animal Services at (850) 891-2950 to report the problem.  

Exercise Classes at the Lodge

Looking for a convenient exercise location?  FUNctional Fitness classes are currently happening in the lodge on Monday and Wednesday at 8:00AM and on Friday's at 9:00AM.  Classes cost $5 each.  Please bring a mat and 3 lbs or 5 lbs weights.  For more details please contact Laura Kitchens at

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.