LAKE SAWYER SOUTH NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

At the annual meeting this month, the Board of Directors approved the 2017 annual budget that included a 10% increase in assessments.  Coupon books will be mailed out soon.  New amounts will be $113.74/quarter for single-family homes and 500.94/quarter for town homes.  This increase was inevitable for several reasons, the most obvious being that our dues had been kept so low (and in fact reduced several times) over the years that the Association has found itself over budget numerous times.  

Let's look at 2015.  The master portion of the budget that year, excluding the town homes, was over by $50,000.  That was of no fault of the Board at that time.  The community requires a certain level of maintenance and operational expenses to run smoothly.  Costs for goods and services as well as utilities have continued to rise, but our dues have not.  Last year, that Board recognized the need to increase our dues by 10% and did so accordingly.  The interesting part is that the 10% increase only added an additional $30,000 to the operating capital for 2016.  That means that the Association was still $20,000 in the hole and even if there was absolutely no change in costs for 2016, and the current Board made zero changes, there still would have been (and it appears there will be) another $20,000 deficit.  

The Board feels that in order to provide the services that our residents deserve, an increase for 2017 is a necessary and responsible course of action.  We do not feel that this increase will cause a hardship for residents as it represents only a $10 per quarter increase for single-family homes and a $45 per quarter increase for town homes.  All financial statements are available to residents upon written request.

HALLOWEEN EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Thank you to the Bridges Family for another great event.  Hundreds of residents enjoyed pizza, cupcakes and other goodies at the pool before an exciting evening of Trick or Treating.  Special recognition also goes to the Kendall and Zotti Families who worked hard to keep the event running smoothly.  Thanks also to all the people who helped distribute flyers to 744 doors in less than 90 minutes!

As the year comes to an end, some Board and Committee members have chosen to step down from their positions.  These neighbors are volunteers and they deserve our thanks for their service.   We now have three vacancies on the Board of Directors and two on the Architectural Review Board.  While our covenants prohibit the Board from appointing Directors, we are planning to make some changes to our documents in 2017 to make them less restrictive and confusing.  We can, however appoint ARB members.  Please contact Jill Rygh if you are interested in serving your community.

FIRE SAFETY
With the seasons changing as cooler weather moves in, more and more folks are going be using a variety of heaters to warm their homes.  Know how to use your heaters in a safe way to avoid any accidents.  If you are using a fire place, inside or out use caution with burning embers.  This is also a good time to assure that you have a working fire extinguisher in the home.

PARKING ON THE STREET
Please give thought to how parking in the street may impact other motorists and your neighbors.

TREE TRIMMING
Orange County has contracted with Blades of Green to trim the street trees.  Work has already begun and in your travels if you see an area that has been missed please contact Jill Rygh, our Property Manager to inform her.  Please remove all vehicles and any personal property from the roadway and right-of-way easements until work is completed.

BOD Meeting
No meeting scheduled for December 2016 due to the Holiday season.

ARB Meeting
No meeting scheduled for December 2016 due to the Holiday season.
 

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Board of Directors
Tim Nyland - President
Joe Milazzo - VP
Patrick Spikes
John Tramell - Secretary
 

Do you have questions or concerns?  Contact our Association Manager.

Jill Rygh
Leland Management

6972 Lake Gloria Blvd
Orlando, FL  32809
Phone: 407-233-3520
Fax: 407-233-3521
jrygh@lelandmanagement.com
 


 

 
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