Deer Lakes Owners’ Association

August 2020

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.

 

Landscaping.  

 

Paradise has a website that allows customers to request service or file complaints.  These are tracked and reported to the board at least twice a month.  In the event you need to have something done outside of the contracted service, such as tree trimming, re-sodding, etc, please contact them directly.  If necessary, you may also contact Fairway to input the request, although this is only an alternate method.  When submitting requests, you will receive a tracking e-mail with a number.  Keep this email for reference.

 

While on the topic of Landscaping.  Our contract is a commercial contract designed to encompass the entire community.  It is not written to allow for individual requests each week.  We have had residents stop these workers and request additional items, or perhaps make a complaint, etc.  The correct way for this to happen is through the Paradise website or contact Fairway in the event there is a concern with service.  Stopping the individual workers is not the proper way to get it done.  This only slows the service down, and extends our service days, sometimes into the weekend.  Please refrain from contacting the workers and allow them to get the job done.  

 

Drought.  We have been informed by Paradise that many yards in Deer Lakes are showing signs of drought stress.  Please review your watering schedule and adjust as necessary. 

 

Parking/Speed

 

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 is too close to an intersection, around a curve, etc., or restricting the exiting of a vehicle from a driveway.  Parking over the sidewalks also creates a hazard, sometimes forcing people to walk out onto the street.  This in itself can be a dangerous situation.  

 

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.

Traffic Light

 

As many of you know, the Board approved the temporary easement for the construction of the traffic signal.  This was only one of the steps in the process.  There have been no further updates as to whether the final funding has been procured or when actual construction will commence.  We will be sure to keep you all informed of the progress as it happens.

 

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.  The next scheduled event is the Community Garage sale.  October 24  Sat. 8am-2pm

 

Annual Meeting/Board Meetings

 

The Annual Members meeting is fast approaching.  Historically, this has been held at Holy Trinity’s Tiger Café.  However, due to COVID, we may be doing this via ZOOM.  We are currently finalizing the date and method. Please keep an eye out for the mailer for more information.  We will also post on the website https://www.deerlakes.org

We would like to invite any owner that is interested to consider running for the Board of Directors.  We have seven positions on the board. The more on the ballot the better.

Board Meetings are noticed via the website and if you have not noticed, a large sign at the corner of Deer Lakes and Hoofprint, out by the pool.

Website

 

Our new website is up and running, and in constant improvement.  We aim to have all information on this site, and would like all owners and residents to utilize the site for information and contact.  All Board meetings and other informational notices such as this will be noticed here. 

 

https://www.deerlakes.org

Sincerely 

Deer Lakes Board of Directors

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

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