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CDD Staffing Meetings May 26

A staffing committee meeting of the Piney-Z Community Development District is scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:00 P.M. in the Piney-Z Plantation Lodge, 950 Piney-Z Plantation Road, Tallahassee, Florida.  The purpose of the meeting is for staffing review.  Following this meeting a Special Meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of District Attorney Selection and staffing. Learn More »
Grounds and Buildings Manager and CDD Manager Position Descriptions (PDF)

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

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:
  • 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 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:

  • 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.