April 13, 2014
HOA Hot Topics April Valrico
By Nicole Schoen and Nicole Heubusch
Just in time for summer, Brentwood Hills will be extending pool hours for Friday and Saturday nights starting Friday, April 11. On those two days the new hours will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
On Tuesday, April 15 there will be a presentation by Rob Northrop, University of Florida and
Hillsborough County Extension Forrester and Arborist, concerning Brentwood Hill’s pine forest. Northrop has experience dealing with the health of trees and forest conditions. It will be held at 6:30 p.m., right before the April Board of Director’s Meeting.
Brentwood Hills will also be having an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 Noon at the pool facility for the children of the neighborhood.
The Brentwood Hills semi-annual community garage sale will be on Saturday, May 10. Residents can see a pool attendant if they wish to view the items in the storeroom which will be for sale.
For more information, visit www.mybhhoa.com/bhhoa.cfm.
Residents of Buckhorn can expect their HOA newsletters to be delivered the week of April 14.
On Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m., the Buckhorn Bunny Bonanza will be held for residents at the Buckhorn County Park. There will be an Easter egg hunt, snacks, games and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
There will be a Buckhorn HOA Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. It will be hosted at the Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club, and the two Buckhorn college scholarships will be awarded.
The guest speaker this year will be Hillsborough County Property Adviser, Bob Henriquez and the Director of Community Relations, Nereia Cormier.
The Buckhorn subdivision community garage sales will be on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 this year.
For more information, visit www.Buckhorn.Us. Buckhorn residents can e-mail BEHA@Buckhorn.Us with any questions.
Matt Rego, president of Willows Unit #3 HOA, sent a message to residents explaining that the HOA let go of the neighborhoods management company last year to make funds more available to serve the community, with board members filling the gap. The board is now taking bids for a new beautification plan for the two front entrances.
This April, a committee formed by the HOA will be performing drive- through inspections throughout the community for bylaw violations. Homeowners will be notified of concerns and are asked to review the bylaws before planning improvements to homes, as all exterior alterations and improvements must be approved by the board. A full listing of bylaws and approval forms can be found at: www.lakes ofvalrico.org.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly at 6:30 p.m. with the location being announced on the Website. The tentative meeting schedule for the rest of the year is: Wednesday, May 14, July 16, September 17 and October 22 (budget meeting).
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Copper Ridge, there is one lake and two drainage areas. Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can lead to swarms often prompting calls to the county. Insect repellent is always a must during summer evenings, and if residents host outside gatherings in the evening, picking up a few citronella candles can keep the insects at bay. As for the drains, keep them clear of grass, weeds and trash so that water can drain properly.
Copper Ridge would again like to remind its residents in the community about the rule of storing new trash cans out of sight. They must be kept out of sight behind bushes, lattice, fence, water softeners or anywhere residents can find. The HOA sent out letters by mail last month after about two months of notifications.
Copper Ridge HOA urges residents to park in the street only in the direction traffic flows, not in the grass, and to please be courteous to residents who need to back out of driveways, always watching for children. Parking on grass at bus stops is not allowed either. For more information visit copperridgehoa.com or e-mail Board@CopperRidgeHOA.com.