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Piney-Z Pool Is Open
Spring has sprung and the Piney-Z pool is open for business. Hours are 10 am to 8:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays, until the day after Leon County schools let out for the summer. Beginning June 2, the pool will be 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:
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 is asking for 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, May 8th in order to be included on the ballot to be mailed in the June 1 newsletter.
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 Schedul:
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.
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.
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