Deer Lakes Owners’ Association

June 17, 2021

From the Board of Directors, Deer Lakes

 

Deer Lakes Residents,

 

The Board would like to take a moment to communicate updates and some friendly reminders.

Gate Issues

Weather is about to change, and we will begin seeing our usual gusty winds and storms.  High wind gusts can cause a problem with the gates staying open, closed, or partially open.  If this happens, please refer to the numbers on the new sign at the front gate.  Fairway Mgt is your first call to make.  If after hours, there is an emergency number to call for service. While we understand the need to get home or to work, transiting though the opposite gate (in through the out) can be dangerous and should be done only with great care.  

Sandhill Cranes

Just a reminder that feeding the Sandhill Cranes is illegal in Florida.  Please refer to the following link for more information

https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/sandhill-cranes/

Traffic Signal Project.  

The association has signed the temporary construction easement granting the project access to begin construction.  This was completed at the end of April, 2021, and is expected to begin anywhere from 3-9 months. Total time to completion is undetermined, but as soon as we hear more, we will place that information here on the site.

Parking

This topic seems to come up quite a bit, and while we all understand the limits here in Deer Lakes, and that we all at one time or another have visitors, we do have covenants that spell out the expectations. In many instances, parking on the streets creates a situation where there is a hazard.  Whether it impedes emergency vehicles, is too close to an intersection, around a curve, etc., or restricting the exiting of a vehicle from a driveway.  Parking over the sidewalks is Prohibited by the covenants. This will result in a violation letter being sent to the owner. Please refrain from parking over sidewalks.  Additionally, boats, trailers, RV's, etc. are not to be parked anywhere other than behind a fence in the rear of the property and must not be higher that 6 feet on a trailer in the yard. This is covered in our current covenants under Article III, section 14.

Pool and Playground use

All common areas and amenities are for the use of owners and their guests.  Use of the facilities, amenities, etc., is to be done so with courtesy and respect for others. Loud music, profanity, and any other obnoxious behavior is not acceptable. Offenders may be cited for violations under the covenants.

Pets

Please remember to clean up after your pet.  We have had a number of complaints of dog droppings on the sidewalks and yards. 

Volunteer Opportunities-  Use the contact form to volunteer

The association is currently looking for people interested in the following:

Facilities/Landscaping

It’s that time again to adjust watering times for the summer heat. It’s is ok to now go to 3 days a week watering. Overnight seems best according to our landscaping company. Follow the St. Johns Water Management guidelines.

Communications Committee

If you enjoy the IT/Tech world, perhaps you would like to join this committee. We are in need of folks interested in updating and/or improving our website. 

Flag Monitor

As you know, we have a Flag pole at the entrance gates.  Periodically, there are notices that set the status of the flag, as to whether it is at Full or Half Staff.  We are looking for Patriotic volunteers that would be willing to organize a group of folks willing to monitor this requirement and raise or lower the flag accordingly.

 

Speed

During the morning and evening, we have our gates set to remain open due to travel in and out of the community.  This reduces wear on the gate actuators due to the increase in traffic going to and from work, school, etc.  However, the gate has been an area where there has been excessive speeding. Additionally, the new gate system has a safety feature that will stop the gate when it senses an obstruction, but reacts a bit slow.  If the gate is closing it will not stop in time for a speeding vehicle.  The gate area is probably the least visible area in our community. Now that school is open, children are in the area waiting for the bus. Please slow to a prudent speed that allows for a quick stop if needed.

Trash Cans, bulk items on curb, etc.

Per our covenants, Trash cans should remain out of sight when not out for collection.  Bulk trash is to be out no earlier than Monday for a Tuesday pickup.  Any large amounts of yard waste must be coordinated with Brevard Waste collection.

 

Signs  

As a reminder, the only signs permitted inside the community are “For Rent” or “For Sale”.  All other signage, whether on individual lots, vehicles, etc. are not permitted.

 

Events

Please keep an eye on the website for upcoming events.  

Sincerely 

Deer Lakes Board of Directors

Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our management company at fairwaymgmt.com