Two Sabal Key tree Projects
In the next month Sabal Key will see two tree projects. The first will be the Oaks. The Board has approved the proposal from Terry's Tree Service. We received three proposals from three companies. Terry's Trees has done business with us over the past four years. We are looking to thin 31 Oaks and will take down three Oaks in Sabal Key. The Project will take place in the next month. The price for the work was $ 12,500 and will come from the tree maintenance for Sabal Key.
At the same time we have accepted a contract for up to 200 palms to be trimmed throughout Sabal Key. We have to take the palms off of the buildings throughout Sabal Key. The cost of this proposal is $ 3,000 and will come from the Tree maintenance for Sabal Key.
For our Tennis Families
At the Board Meeting last night we approved the following for the Tennis Courts
The existing lights will be removed. Four new 320 Watt 5000K LED Light fixtures will be installed on the four existing poles. This will come with a 10 year Factory Warranty 100,000 Hours life Span. Money is coming from the Tennis Court/Basketball reserves. Cost of the project is $ 4,500. This project received two proposals from two companies. I assume that the current lights have been there since day one and several were filled with water … jbn
... Notes from the June Board Meeting
these are not minutes from the meeting but from my notes only …
The first thing that we discussed was maintenance for the Clubhouse air conditioner … the temperature in the Clubhouse for our board meeting was a very uncomfortable 84 degrees … We had a very good meeting and I was pleased that many of the attendees stayed through the 1hour 20 minute meeting.
Discussion on the following
45th street - the biggest problem that we have is that the preserve along 45th street backing into Sanibel Way is flooded causing a smelly foul smell. Bill Leggett met with Swiftmud that will visit the area in question. We will stay on top of this
Pool - hopefully we are at the end of the problem. Working to open it tomorrow
Power washing Sabal Key … huge success … looks great …
Roofs Sabal Key should start on August 6th. 5 homes are scheduled. A discussion regarding money was very positive. We have $ 354,000 in the Roof reserve and we are collecting $ 24,000 per month in roofing reserves from HOA payments.
Lake Erosion was discussed. We will meet with the lawyer this month to further discuss. It was mentioned that we should move up to $ 70,000 from SH / SK cash into this account to be held as a reserve. This will be discussed further at the July Meeting.
SH Planting $ 8,000 was moved from Lawn Maintenance to SH Landscaping and the first plantings were approved against the SH fence in front of the playground. We are going back to Twin Palms to get the price for taking out the remaining hedges and planting all new hedges … We now have $ 10,500 to spend in the SH budget.
Sabal Key Tree Trimming - The Board approved a proposal for Terry's Trees to trim 31 Oaks and remove 3-4 trees. We will meet once before Terry's does the project.
Sabal Key Palm trimming The Board approved $ 3,000 for the 200 palms to be trimmed in SK
Tennis Count lighting The Board approved $ 4,500 from the Tennis court reserve to be used to install new LED lighting at the tennis courts.
Fining letters were approved to be sent to the homes that were reviewed by the fining committee. We do NOT want to fine residents unless they do not bring their property to a better state .
Cutting back in the Preserves was discussed. Proposals will be sent for at least two preserves in Sabal Harbour.
One home was approved to collect back HOA dues. Collections on back HOA dues are progressing well. We are happy with the work that both C&S and Mankin are doing on this task. We will never run into a HOA dues problem again with the way that this is now handled
UPDATE ON THE 45TH ST WIDENING PROGRAM
Today I spent some time with the Gator rep and the Manatee County Rep to go over some things …
They believe that they will be cutting through the entrance of Sabal Harbour either late this week or early next week depending on the weather. When this happens they will have flag people helping us get out. Please note that the best exit is the back exit on to 44th Avenue … then down to 37th Street.
They were made aware that they pulled down a small chain fence to a back yard at Sanibel and are reviewing it. They were also made aware of the poor smelling water that is sitting in the Preserve behind the same house on Sanibel.
Also note that they have put bridge barriers up down near the 7-11. The intersection of SR 70 and 45th Street will get busier as less number of vehicles can make two lanes going South at the light. Again 44th Ave to 37th street will be the best way out.
Finally, I have continued to talk with Gator about their parking their vehicles on the front entrance of Sabal Harbour. Even though the grass looks very rough out there we are asking them not to park their trucks on our property. When pressed they are very good about removing cars. That part of the property will continue to look rough until the end of the project and then we will re sod the area.
SH / SK Pool still closed with a pump problem. Our pool company will be here tomorrow changing two 5 hp motors with a 10 hp motor. Chemistry then has to be balanced. Stay tuned
Sabal Key Roof Project - New roofs are now scheduled for the first week in August. The rainy season has pushed back their schedule …
Sabal Key Projects
Once the power washing is done then the wall facing the residents over Lake 17 behind Misty Canal will be washed. This is the current wall that still has mold … For all of you who live there you know what I am talking about. I will also have G S pull the dead bushes over there. I do not believe that we have irrigation there...
Along with the 31 Oak trees that will be trimmed and the 4 or 5 Oak trees that we will take down … We will also discuss and hopefully approve at the next Board meeting the trimming of over 200 palms in SK. There are many Palms growing against the homes in SK. Money for the Oak project and the Palm project will come from the Sabal Key tree budget.
NEXT year we have to look at all the Oaks on the Islands in the parking spots. Eventually all these trees will have to come down. We will replant the island areas with another tree and fix the islands that are being pulled up by the roots.
I am very pleased with the power washing of all townhouses and that project should be done by Tuesday.
The Roofing project for the first five townhouses begins at the end of this month. Money for this project is coming out of the reserves. (Approximately $ 129,000). We currently have $ 350,000 in reserves for the roofs and are adding an additional $ 23,000 to the reserve monthly. I am requesting a price for the next five Townhouses that I would like to see the Board approve by the end of the year. The first five roofs were picked by the Karins Engineer that is managing the project. Three of these roofs were picked as the worse roofs that we had.
I would be interested in any ideas the residents from SK have toward putting digital cameras throughout the property. Remember as of today we have no power and no Wi-Fi throughout the area other than in the homes. I have an idea AND ONLY AN IDEA that we would put cameras on the outside of at least 10 homes throughout SK. These cameras would go through your Wi-Fi and would be stored to a cloud account. My plan would be to pay for the infrared cameras through the existing budget … less than $ 200 per camera plus set up and pay for the storage from each camera which would cost $ 10 per month.
I would be interested in any other thoughts …
There is a lot happening in SK … Your Board CARES!
POOL CLOSED THROUGH TO AT LEAST TUESDAY
Remember that the pool is closed this weekend through probably Tuesday. We have a problem with a pump and chemistry. Due to the fact that people were in the pool yesterday … walking right past the signs ... we have had to lock the entire pool area. It is for your safety.
Sorry for this news
SABAL HARBOUR/KEY POOL CLOSED UNTIL NEXT WEEK
One pump has failed and the other pump is having problems. According to the Pool company the pool will reopen sometime next week. No one is allowed in the pool. Sorry for the news.
Pool cameras work Putting the cameras in at the common area have been very rewarding. Tonight I was notified by a regular swimmer at the pool that chairs had been thrown into the pool. When I checked the cameras I saw two boys who threw in the chairs but also threw in a bike three or four times. They repeatedly road the bike in the pool. I am hoping that no tire marks are at the bottom of the pool. They were at the pool around 1:40 - 2:20.
We have good videos of who the boys are and I have asked the Board what they want to do with this vandalism. We believe that we know who the boys are.
Missing House Numbers, Missing Mailbox Numbers and Dirty Mailboxes
To all in Sabal Harbour
On June 1st we will be going through Sabal Harbour and will be writing Violation letters for missing house numbers (there are too many), missing numbers on the mailboxes and dirty mailboxes. If you receive a second violation letter in July you will be invited to the hearing ( fining ) committee. Fines start at $100 per day and can go up to $ 1,000.
35 Residents have been invited to the upcoming hearing (fining) meeting for other reasons like mold and lawns.
If you are an off site owner email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to report back to you as to whether or not your house is up to spec with numbers and clean mail boxes.
One last thing ... many of the homes built first have mold on their roofs and can easily be power washed for less than $ 150. Let me know if you are interested. We have several companies that are interested. We will be looking at the mold on the roofs next.
Let's continue to make our properties look better.
Sabal Key Roofing Project
The first five roofs will be started in July. All paperwork has been signed and we are ready to work through Karins Engineering and Florida Southern Roofing for the first five of 22 roofs. This is a large project. The first five roofs were approved by the Board at the last meeting for approximately $ 125,000. Money is being taken through the SK Roof reserves. The Buildings that will be done are 4-8 located on the attached map. jbnesbitt
45th Street Roadway Improvements from S.R. 70 to 44th Avenue East For the safety of work crews and the traveling public, commuters are urged to adhere to the posted speed limit of 25 m.p.h. and to watch for traffic lane shifts, barrels, and flagmen when traveling on 45th Street East between 44th Avenue East and S.R. 70.
In response to expressed concerns, Manatee County has implemented a temporary four-way stop at the intersection of 44th Avenue East and 45th Street East that will remain until the intersection is signalized at the completion of the project.
Due to the nature of the construction activities involved with the 45th Street Roadway Improvements project, access to sidewalks on the eastern and western sides of the roadway will be temporarily blocked. The sidewalk will be restored as soon as possible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to complete these improvements. Crews are currently installing the main storm drain pipe along the western side of 45th Street E., working northward from ProAm Avenue E. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-May 2018.
Beginning mid-May, crew will start installation of erosion control material around the pedestrian bridge, after which they will begin pile-driving operations. Residents should expect a substantial increase in noise levels during this time. Temporary striping and traffic lane shifts will be implemented to allow for this activity.
Installation of storm drain pipe along the eastern side of 45th Street E. is currently underway from Sabal Key to Sabal Harbour.
Construction of the barrier wall on the eastern side of 45th Street E. (across from Murfield Drive) is currently underway.
Utility companies are actively performing locates/relocation activities along the project corridor.
(Note: In the event of unexpected weather or unforeseen circumstances, planned work may be rescheduled without additional notification.)
45th Street East to 44th Avenue Plaza East (over Braden River) Permitting and land acquisition are ongoing. Florida Power & Light (FPL) is designing the relocation of transmission poles affected by the proposed roadway alignment over the Braden River.
Detours/Lane Closures: Travelers may experience traffic delays and will observe periodic flagging operations as crews install pipe across the existing roadway.
Great Board Meeting tonight ... I thank the Board and especially Bill Leggett who was on facetime from Illinois. We had 30+ people who attended ... many new people ... and had a standing room 1 1/2 hour meeting
Things that we talked about:
Sabal Key Gate Codes
Sabal Key Midge Fly Spraying
45th Street information - They will be digging at the entrance of SH in the next week. It is advised that residents use the back entrance.
4505 Cabbage Key Rd. it was discussed that this house is a very interesting problem. We seem to have renters that should not be in this house ... everything is being done to oust them including a rent demand that if not met can lead to serious problems.
Sabal Key Roofing for 5 buildings was approved through Florida Southern . Hopefully these buildings will start in July.
$ 134,000 was approved for the first five buildings. The money will come out of roofing reserves.
Sabal Key house power washing was approved using David's Home Service to do the work. This fee will be taken from the OTHER account. $ 5,500 has been approved for the cleaning.
Clubhouse rentals was raised to $ 100 for rentals and the rules which are more strict than people thought will be put in force especially if liquor or beer is served. The rule states that "any renter/sponsor of a party or event in which alcoholic beverages shall be made available for consumption must first provide a certificate of insurance for general liability in the amount of no less than $ 1,000,000 for each occurrence naming the Association as additional insured. A suitable rider to a homeowner's policy extending coverage for the specific party or event will be acceptable for this purpose"
Our property manager will make sure that this is followed through. Any party that serves alcoholic beverages will be closed down if the proper paperwork is not provided.
The Sabal Harbour bullnose landscaping was postponed.
Two homes in Sabal Key are being reviewed. 4723 Sabal Key has a rent demand letter that was presented to the renter.
It was discussed that alcohol at the pool is against pool rules. People that cause problems at the pool will have their pool pass cancelled. We will be writing a violation letter to a resident of SH.
More work will be done by the Board and management regarding the fining committee.
A forensic accountant has been hired to look at possible missing funds from the previous management.
All ponds in SK and SH are paid through the $ 63 payment made by all home owners.
Several residents made comments at the end of the meeting ...
all in all a very POSITIVE meeting
Problems continue with the Sabal Key Entrance Gates
Tonight after several phone calls and messages I opened the entrance and exit gates until USA fence can make a service call hopefully by tomorrow. The changes worked perfectly for the past two days but crashed this evening ...
Sorry about the gates ... we will get this fixed ... ASAP
If your HOA account is under the attention of our lawyer your pool pass has been terminated. You will also not be able to rent the clubhouse.
Residents who use the pool and common area please do not let others in just because they say that they do not have their pool pass.
To all residents of Sabal Key please note that today I signed paperwork for our Lake company to spray lakes 16 and 17 ( the major lakes in SK ) three times. This should help in killing the white flies that are swarming parts of Sabal Key.
At the same time I have signed paperwork for Hughes to spray at least six or seven buildings that have had the worst problems with the flies. These flies have a 30 day life and by spraying both the bushes, grass and the lakes we should be doing the right things to get rid of the "buggers" as one homeowner called them ... jbnesbitt
More information regarding the person at the pool who should not have been there ... After reviewing the digital tapes that we have running 24 hours around the common area I believe that this was a person dropped off ... but I would like to read the police report and talk with the two dads that were at the gate as the policeman talked with the person.
Here is what I can pull from the tapes.
5:28 PM A white SUV pulls into the pool parking area and sits parallel to the normal parking area for up to 5 minutes.
5:33 Another car comes in ( no relationship to the car waiting) and three ladies get out to go into the pool area.
5:34 The man gets out of his car ( passenger) and fails to get to the gate in time. The gate locks .
He calls for one of the ladies to let him in and one comes back to let him in. (BIG MISTAKE) The white car that he came in leaves and goes out to 45th Street.
5:38 He plugs his cell phone into the wall by the ladies room.
5:40 He is pool side sitting on one of the lounge chairs next to the shower by the clubhouse.
5:58 He starts smoking from a vapor cigarette.
By this time there are many very young kids playing near him. There are ladies to his right and a family on his left. He doesn't seem to bother anyone. He stays by his chair for the next 20 minutes.
6:23 The ladies leave with their children
6:24 more smoking
6:25 gets up and tries to fill up his water bottle but realizes that we have locked the water. He uses the shower to fill his water bottle.
6:29 He moves closer to the family on his left and it looks like they talked .
6:40 Goes to the men's room and changes into a swim suit
6:42 Very few families are left at the pool and he jumps into the pool.
6:52 Out of pool
6:55 Back into the pool
7:04 goes to the men's room and changes
7:09 He picks up everything except for his phone and leaves.
7:09 Meanwhile a family has called the police and as the man leaves the gate he is met by a policeman. They talk for almost five minutes. The man gives the policeman what looks like to be his license.
7:20 Policeman comes back into the pool area and gets the man's phone
So what do we learn from this. This person did not look like a homeless person. He had just the right number of clothes that he needed to go for a swim.
Letting people in after you because they "do not have their key" is wrong. We were very lucky that this person seemed peaceful. Throughout the time that he was in the pool area maybe 20 kids were playing in his vicinity. People do not have keys if they do not live here or are not in good standing with the HOA. Please do not let them in.
The cameras worked very well.
I am so pleased that parents called the police and let the police handle this situation.
As I get more information I will post it ... Thanks again to the parents who cared ... jbnesbitt
The Board has picked the company that will be doing the first 5 roofs in SK. Buildings 4-5-6-7-8 will receive roofs first.
We believe that the roofing will begin some time in April and will advise as soon as we know the exact date.
The police were called and removed a white male around his 20’s-30’s from the pool/clubhouse this evening. I have seen him a few days ago charging his phone. Brown/black hair near shoulder length and around 6ft tall with a backpack. The officer told him to not come back and if residents see this guy again on the property, to call them and they will arrest him for trespassing. Stay alert and call if you see this guy around our neighborhood. Break-ins might be next if we don’t do anything about it.
Physical Build: Medium
Other: 6ft tall
This is written sadly to the people who will never read this ... but I will try anyway.
There are people in SK who believe that the way to throw garbage into the dumpsters is to throw it over the fence not caring at all where it lands.
W**. Really! Were you born in a barn. Did you live in the streets.
I would love to know who you are. Residents of SK please keep your eyes open and help me find these people.
Also furniture does not go into the dumpster area ... you are responsible for getting rid of furniture, old rugs etc.
Sabal Harbour Key HOA
Published by John Nesbitt · Does anyone rent through a company called Sabal Harbour LLC. Please contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a vote by the Board on Wednesday at 7PM at the Clubhouse for the company that we will award a contract to replace roofs on Buildings 5,6,7 and 8. We will have a engineer from Karins Engineering present at the meeting. SK residents will have a chance to ask the engineer questions.
Please view the attached map
Regarding the Entrance at Sabal Key ... Sorry about today there was a miscommunication but all was taken care of. For a few cars they were not able to get into the entrance of SK. This was fixed and this weekend all will be okay to enter and exit. I met with the Manager on the Ground and we now have each others phone numbers. jbnesbitt
We had a wonderful annual meeting attended by so many great people. Congrats to the following
John Nesbitt - President
Bill Leggett. - Vice - President
George Martin - Treasurer
Jeff Midkiff - Secretary
We look forward to a very busy year.
Please look at this lock that is on the tennis court gates ... could it have been damaged by stiff winds or by some kids who are bored and looking to break something ... We will get it replaced and we will all pay for it.
We have two Board meetings this month. This Tuesday ( 3/13) is our Annual Meeting. There are six people that have submitted their paperwork to be on the Board for 2018. They are John Nesbitt, Bill Leggett, George Martin, Jeff Midkiff, Tim Birkey and John Pardi. We would like one more person from Sabal Key. The meeting is at 7 PM at the Clubhouse. If you have not submitted your proxy please either leave it in the white box by the clubhouse, hand it to the Property Manager Shana on Tuesday AM or bring it to the Annual meeting.
We will have a regular meeting the following week on Wednesday 3/21 at the clubhouse at 7 PM, We look forward to seeing you. jbn
To all Residents in SK and SH ...
Remember we have the Community
Garage Sale on March 17th from 8 AM - 2 PM. Signs will be put in the community tomorrow and signs along our dirty road and on the corner of SR 70 will go up on Wednesday. An advertisement will be in the Bradenton Herald from Thursday - Saturday next week. The SK Gate will be open at 7:30 AM Have a great sale jbn
SK residents Sabal Key will be sprayed today by Pest Shield and then next week by Lawnmasters. Hopefully between both of these companies there will be some success against the white flies. Pest Shield will also bait for Palm Rats. If you have bird seed down in your backyards please stop as it brings other animals like rats into the property. jbn
Our Annual meeting will take place at the clubhouse on March 13th at 7 PM. I hope to see you there. Expect a mailing from our Property management to arrive this week. Please return your Proxy by email, mail, fax or drop it in the office or leave in mailbox asap once you get it. jbn
Please know that all HOA payments are due before the 15th of the month as stated on the Bank payment slips. Homeowners will receive a $ 25 late charge if the payment is received after the 15th. jbn
SK residents a wet check was done today on the irrigation system throughout the Property. Some repairs were made but all is working fine away from 45th street. We have found that the irrigation that would water the remaining shrubs on 45th Street are trashed but the shrubs remain strong. We believe that they will be okay through the upcoming rainy season but will keep our eyes on them ...
Sabal Key Residents ... We have met with the company that will finish the lake 17 ( Misty Canal / Sabal Key Dr) erosion problem in the next two weeks. jbn
Sabal Key Residents - please know that on 3/1 we will have a company come spray for the white bugs. At the same time they will be laying down rodent poison. Please do not leave any bird feed out in your backyards. jbn
The Spring SH SK garage sale will take place on 3/17 from 8 am - 2pm. I will be placing advertising in the Herald and will make sure that readers will note that even though we have chaos on 45th Street that we have many homes that want to sell stuff! Signs will be placed in the usual places even though some of those usual places look a little different. Good Selling!
More info from the pool. This weekend I met with one and then several teens that frequent the pool. I have to say that I was shocked. We talked about the practice of Blacking out that had been brought to my attention. There were three or four in the group that stated that yes they practice this with others ... and one stated that his mother taught them how to do it ...
A person takes up to 10 very, very deep breaths and then is held against the wall until he/she comes close to passing out. Note that this is happening in homes but also at the pool. This is also a National problem.
I had the ability to ask Medical people about this Monday as I volunteer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. They too were shocked. This practice stops oxygen from going to the brain.
Please read the attachments that I have put at the end of this post. It discusses the practice of Blacking out and the medical problems that each person might face.
Again the main point that I want to make is that the male teen stated the his Mother taught him how to Blackout and that they do it at home. Younger kids were saying that it is alright to do. I asked for the person's telephone number but he declined to give it to me.
Please if your teen is going to the pool ask them what they are doing and note that people under 16 are not allowed at the pool without adult supervision. If your child is practicing Blacking out and they are surrounded by kids ... who is going to get them breathing again if they stop breathing.
The Manatee garbage pickup page states that they celebrate Presidents’ Day. So it looks like garbage will be picked up Wednesday and Saturday with recycling done on Thursday.
Parents of teens in SH and SK ... when your kids say that they are going to the pool after school and after dinner start asking some questions. We have some big problems that parents are not aware of.
As many of you know the Board approved almost $ 10,000 for cameras that cover most of the common area. Because of this we have very good coverage of the pool area especially in the Alcove. There are two tables and ten chairs in the alcove.
Just last Saturday night we saw kids that were vaping ... what was in the vape we do not know ...
There were girls going into the Men's room with boys and boys walking into the ladies room.
Bathrooms are always getting trashed when these kids are here.
The most important thing that I want to say in this post is that I had heard that there was a form of suffocation being practiced by several kids. Yesterday I talked with two of the kids that came to the pool and they stated that yes some kids are going into the bathrooms with others. They are taking ten very deep breaths before standing straight up and another person pushes the kid's chest holding him/her against the wall until they almost pass out.
There are two kids that do not live here that I am waiting to talk to, These kids seem to be ringleaders. One of these boys vapes heavily and bangs his head repeatedly as if he is air drumming. Tapes show him last Saturday night (2/10) surrounded by kids that are maybe in middle school watching him as he vaped.
The gates lock at 8. Everyone should be off the common area by dusk. Please take time to talk with your kids about this ... and if you have a neighbor who does not read Facebook, our Web site (www.sabalharbourkey.com) or Next door please share this info with them.
The gates lock at 8. You cannot get into the Common area but others who are already in the area can open the gate from inside to let them in. Everyone should be off the common area by dusk.
Please take time to talk with your kids about this ... and if you have a neighbor who does not read Facebook, Our Web site (www.sabalharbour.com) or Next door please share this info with them.
I am pleased to inform all families that the back gate to the common area has been fixed today. I am so sorry that it took so long to do so.
Also in the next few weeks I will have gathered information as to the vandalism that is going on at the pool and the rest rooms. We have some major problems with some of the kids that frequent the alcove of the pool after school and after dinner.
jbnesbitt, President SHHA HOA
I read tonight that there was a gunshot (s) near the clubhouse on Nextdoor. After reading that I immediately went to the clubhouse and talked with the off duty Sheriff who stated that there was/were no gunshot (s). He believes that there was a backfire that was heard. He did kick some kids out of the playground at 8:30 but nothing else was reported.
jbnesbitt, President, SHHA HOA
Our Property Manager and Board were made aware of the problems at the pool this weekend. I have the videos from our cameras of the four kids that were tearing around the pool on their bikes and will work to find the parents. I believe that these are the same kids that ride their bikes around SH on one wheel. We will find the parents and will let them know what their kids are doing.
If you see something like this please tell them to leave and if they do not leave call the cops. jbnesbitt
Let me answer the question that I have received several times in the past few days. Twin Palms has turned off all irrigation to the front lawn zones for both Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key along 45th Street. The rest of SH and SK will have normal irrigation.
We will keep a keen eye on any leaks that occur and will handle the leaks as soon as possible. If you see a leak please let me know at email@example.com
It was so great seeing so many interested residents from SK and SH at the 45th Widening project presentation tonight at the Technical College ... First of all beautiful place ...
If there was one thing to say after seeing the Project tonight is that you should " Learn how to go North before you go South".
If I were a resident from SK or SH I would take some time this weekend and learn how to either make your way through Peridia ( three entrances) or make your way to 44th Avenue and find 37th Street, 30 Street or SR 301.
One should never plan to go through the SR 70 / 45th St intersection especially during the busy times ... which might be most of the day.
I have a chart attached that you will be able to see that they will start at the SR 70 intersection and work their way back to 44th Avenue. The project should take 16- 18 months and should end sometime in the Summer of 2019. Traffic lights will be added to the 45th St / 44th Ave Intersection towards the end of the project.
We will not lose our wall or shrubs. The sidewalk should remain where it is ... maybe changing by a foot or two. the road will be four lanes plus turning lanes into both SK and SH. There will be a grass medium in the middle.
In the long run the road will look great and it should increase our Property values ... We just have to bunker down and learn our way out.
Sorry my picture of the SK entrance did not turn out but it looks like the SH entrance with turn off lanes in both the North and South lanes ...
The tree project will continue Friday and Saturday this weekend on 45th St.
More later ... jbnesbitt
If you want to be on the SHHA Board for 2018 please let me know. We are looking for Residents that want to possibly join the Board.
And so it begins ... January 26th 2018
There will be a lot of discussion in the coming months regarding the fact that we have to change the documents that the Sabal Harbour Homeowners Association ( SHHA ) has lived under during the past 20 years. We all know that this will be difficult due to the fact that we need the signatures of almost 370 Home owners.
I am looking to see at least 10 -15 residents including Board members who want to be on a committee to review and change the documents. Our lawyer will have to be called into this as the time goes on and then there will have to be a group of residents who are willing to go door by door to get signatures.
Please let me know if you want to be on the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking for both Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key Residents to be involved.
FPL just informed me that the trees will be taken down starting Friday and will go through Saturday. Any damage to the wall will be covered by the County. I have taken pictures of the wall today so that we have current pictures of the wall as it stands today.
We start the beginning of a long 18 months ... stay tuned
Maybe this will help a few people but I am sure most of us know the roads to get out during the upcoming widening project. i would suggest that if you are not that familiar with the roads do some tests in the next two days.
All of know that the back up at the SR 70 light is vicious during certain times of the day ... Even traffic is backed up to Pro Am Drive in Peridia.
If you do take Pro Am Drive and want to cross SR 70 then go straight to 37th St and take a left. When you cross SR 70 you will be on the new Tuttle extension ... You can take this all the way to Sarasota.
If that is backed up take a right on 45th St. and go to either the first left Muirfield Dr. or the next left Fairfax Dr. and work your way back through Peridia.
Or take a left on the new 44th Avenue and go to either 37th street or on to 30th Street ( to Walmart ) or Rt. 301`.
Or go out our back way in SH and just stay on 44th.
Now the last thing that Peridia wants is more traffic through their community but these are public roads ... the one thing that I would suggest is please go the speed limit ... Hope that this helps
If you missed the mailing from Manatee County I have attached the mailer that announces the 45th Street Widening program I have attached the pdf file. Remember that there is a very important meeting on 2/1 that is discussed in the mailer and also remember that this weekend we will be losing up to 36 Oaks that are growing along 45th Street. I have had FPL mark these trees so that you can see which trees are coming down.
While I have you remember that we have a Board Meeting at the Clubhouse at 7:00 PM on 1/30. See you there ...
To Sabal Key Residents ... there will be a pre-bid meeting for the Roof replacement of four residential buildings (see previous post for addresses) on 1/31/18 at 9 AM on Sabal Key Drive. To date we have three roofing companies that will attend. One more will let us know.
These pre-bids will be run by Karins Engineering Group. SEALED bids will be due on 2/14/18 by 1 PM. The bids will be sent to the Karins Engineering office. jbn
Our next Board meeting will be on January 30th at 7 PM at the clubhouse. You will all be receiving a letter from C & S regarding the Annual meeting next week.
There has been talk about speed bumps for Sabal Harbour. I have been in touch with Jeff Bishop, Senior Engineering Specialist Manatee County, and have attached a letter from him regarding the study that was done last year.
There was insufficient criteria to justify speed bumps. They will be placing some "Your Speed Is" portable units along Sabal Harbour in the coming weeks.
He also stated that if we see any construction vehicles coming through Sabal Harbour during the road project that I should let him know immediately.
Update on tree removal for 45th Street ... Bill Leggett and I just met with FPL this afternoon. FPL will remove the 36 Oaks and up to 9 Palm trees during the weekend of 1/27/18. It looks like construction trucks will start arriving for the widening program during the second weekend of February. The project begins. Once done I am sure that we will be pleased with the look in front of Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key.
Please remember the important meeting on 2/1. You will see this announcement on this page.
Bill Leggett, George Martin and I will be meeting with FPL to discuss the upcoming 45th Street widening project and the trees that will be taken down in front of both the Sabal Harbour walls and the Sabal Key walls. We will lose up to 36 Oaks and 6 Palms.
At first FPL did not want to Stump each tree but after working with the Board FPL did in fact say that yes they would pay for the stumping. We believe that the Widening project is now on for March and it will be an 18 month project. Thankfully 44th Avenue is open and that will be a good way to get out. Also going through Peridia will be a good way out although they are not too happy about that.
Losing the Oaks are terrible but in the long run Oaks are the worst trees to have as they will eventually grow into and through the wall. We will be in conversation with the Manatee Government to see if they could pay for the replanting of new trees. I will be personally knocking on the doors of all residents who have these trees in their view so that they know what will be happening.
We expect that FPL will be taking the trees down in the last two weeks of February. Stay tuned as more information will be coming after our meeting tomorrow.
Please view the attached pictures. Most of the trees that will be taken down will be the trees that are in front of the power lines. One picture, however, shows more trees that we were first told at the front of the SH entrance. I will get more information. Jbnesbitt
Normal Garbage pick up this week. jbn
I will be working this week on getting more information regarding speed bumps in Sabal Harbour. Let me know via email. Jnes1021@gmail.com if you would like to attend a meeting this month regarding speed control in SH. I have been in contact with a Board member in Peridia who had no luck getting more speed bumps in their property.
Let’s see what we can do. Jbnesbitt.
Please note that if your HOA payments are late that there will be a late fee added to your account. Also note that our Property Managers Shana and her assistant Jessica will be very happy to let you know what the status of your account is. They are in the office Tuesday 9-1 and Thursday / Friday 12 - 4. jbnesbitt
Important information regarding the 45th Street widening program.
Please mark your calendars for 2/1/18 from 5-7 PM at the Manatee Technical College, Wagoner Auditorium.
Representatives from Cardno Engineering, Ajax Paving, Project Managers will be attending. Manatee Public Works will chair the meeting.
The format has not yet been determined. Drawings and construction maps will be available as will several engineers to help respond to questions.
This is a VERY IMPORTANT meeting that we all should attend.
While I have you and if you do not yet know FPL will be taking 36 Oak trees and 6 Palms from the front of SH and SK along 45th Street. If there is a power pole in front of a tree that tree will be cut down and will be fully removed including the stumps. We asked FPL to pay for stumping and they have approved the cost. We have been told that any trees that have no power lines in front of them will be saved.
If you have not yet traveled down the fully opened 44th Avenue this would be a good time to become familiar with this road ... It really will be the avenue out especially from Sabal Harbour.
More as information comes to us ... Jbnesbitt, President SHHA HOA.
Was anyone else impressed with the canyon of mulch tonight on Sabal Harbour drive. I know that I was. ...
I will assume the same at SK. Jbn
I am very pleased to let SK and SH residents know that new mulch will be placed throughout SK and the common areas of SH starting Wednesday.
Time to take down the Christmas decorations ... I’m looking for a team to do this on Saturday 1/6 at 8 AM. We will meet at the Clubhouse. Let me know if you can be there. I will be unplugging the decorations today.
My thanks to Tom Wilson (SH) , our Maintenance person Juan and his brother Neil for their help in getting the Christmas decorations taken down.
Sabal Harbour Residents ... lawns are expected to be kept fertilized and watered 12 months a year ... if your lawn goes dormant you will receive a violation letter. We are working hard to make this a better place ... and healthy lawns help. thanks
To Sabal Key Residents / Owners
This past fall the SHHA Board hired Karin's Engineering Group, Inc. to work with us to review the shape of the roofs in Sabal Key. Karins has an excellent reputation as Building engineers. The agreement that we signed will keep Karins as a partner throughout the entire Roofing partnership. This program will take us through the 5 + years.
Karins will inspect the roofs, write the proposals and work with us to pick 5 contractors to give us sealed bids for the projects. They will look at the work being done throughout the years and make sure that the reroofing is done to spec. This is a long term project and they will be there for us.
There are 22 roofs in Sabal Key. These roofs cover townhouses the have 5, 6 and 8 units. Karin's engineer Michael Reeves spent one day and walked on all the roofs looking at the visible structure of each roof.
He found that four roofs have to be replaced within the next six months. Most of the other roofs can be changed over the next 5-6 years. When problems pop up on the remaining roofs they will be spot repaired.
The first four roofs will be what we are being called Buildings 5,6,7,8
Building 5 4717, 4713, 4709, 4705, 4701
Building 6 4661, 4657, 4653, 4949, 4645, 4641, 4637, 4633
Building 7 4629, 4625, 4621, 4617, 4613, 4609, 4605, 4601
Building 8 5031, 5027, 5023, 5019, 5015, 5011, 5007, 5003
Two of these buildings will receive Blue tarps over several open spots. These are buildings 5 and 7. Note that the entire roofs will not be tarped. There are several areas that have to be tarped. At the same time Karin will be writing the proposal and contractors will be notified. We expect that work will start in March / April. Sadly there are reasons that areas on Building 5 and 7 have to be tarped. For example this should take care of a leak that is occurring in 4605.
The cost of this project is much higher than first thought. Numbers in the past are too low. I have an idea however that I have presented to the Board where I believe that any future assessment might not have to be done. You will however see your HOA dues rise $ 5 per month this year and the money will go towards the Roofs. Yearly HOA costs will go up some as needed. I believe that a total $ 60 this year is much better than an assessment. We are looking at Common area costs that you also pay to see if there is any overage. This year there was no rise to your Common area payment.
Here are the Numbers (ballpark numbers are given) With five contractors looking for our business we hope that the competitive market will keep our costs low. Money has to be paid WHEN work is done.
Roof Replacement ( 22 roofs ) $ 604,692.00
Mobilization ( moving ladders, machines, etc $ 120,938.40
General Conditions $ 80,938.40
20% contingency ( Problems found after taking
off old roofing $ 120,938.40
Total Projected cost ( Ballpark) $ 907,038.00
Where the money will come from
Currently in Reserves $ 275,000.00
Cash toward the project $ 125,000.00
HOA fees paid yearly x 5 $ 372,000.00
We will also get strong with the owners who owe HOA dues in SK. These monies will go into the roofing fund. Anyone in both SH and SK that are over 2 months overdue will get a letter.
After one letter they will be sent one more letter stating that their account will go to a Collection lawyer that we have contracted in St Petersburg, Fl. The Collection lawyer will add their cost to the collection so that we do not lose any percentage of what is due. The owner will have 30 days to settle their account with our Property Management.
We have already started collecting from overdue residents. In some cases seeing that they were never told they did not know that they had late payments. In other situations liens have been placed against their homes. We are willing to work with any owner that owes us money.
The key to this project is that we do not waste money. Having Karins as a partner should keep this cost down. Another key is that SK residents pay their HOA dues.
John B Nesbitt, President SHHA HOA
Very brief meeting tomorrow to approve the 2018 budget. The longer Board meeting will be next week. Jbn.
Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key have made a great friend with FELT. ... Feeding Empty Little Tummies in Manatee County. They are all very impressed with what our community has given in the past three weeks.
Our food tubs are located in the Clubhouse through the middle of December. Remember when the Clubhouse is closed you can drop product by my house at 4612 Egmont. If we are not home please leave your donation by the front door.
FELT is looking for the following products:
Individual tuna, chicken or Spam packets
Individual Mac n Cheese cups
Ramen noodles, Cup of Noodles or soup
Individual apple sauce, pudding or fruit cups
Ravioli or Spinach cups
Fruit, breakfast or granola bars
You can also do what I did ... go to feltinc@org and give them a monthly donation. A little money goes a long way.
Two outputs have been replaced at Sabal Key today. These were damaged Friday night by vandals. ... Great work by our Property Manager C&S for getting an electrician quickly. . Most Lights in SK and SH will stay on through the night ...
The four wreaths on the gates ( gate fixed again) stay on for 6 hours then turn off. Usually by 6:20 PM they are all on. The other lights in SK stay on throughout the night turning off around 7AM as they are tied in to the electrical power that lights the SK signs.
At Sabal Harbour I am still working on the automatic turn on / off of the tree and deer. They will not stay on all night due to possible vandalism. The rest of the lights will stay on from dusk to dawn.
The clubhouse had some lights added today ... we will see how they do ...
Thanks for all the kind words. We are getting a lot of nice comments. Thanks again to the committee led by Terri Marcus with help from Board members, John Studebaker and many others from SH.
With the exception of putting lights on the clubhouse I am pleased to say that we are done with the Holiday Decorations at the front of SK and SH.
Sad to say though that we had two acts of vandalism already but I worked around it. Amazing that some person (s) would do anything to cause harm ...
my thanks again to Terri Marcus and a good crowd Friday from Sabal Harbour who put everything into motion.
My thanks for all the SH residents who assisted in the Xmas decorations today. Hope to be ready to tomorrow to power up.
Happy Thanksgiving ...
I am looking forward in seeing all the neighbors who let me know that you want to assist in setting up the Christmas Decorations at the front entrances of both SH and SK. We will meet at 9:30 in front of the clubhouse. This will be a great event for all ages.
It is never to later to come out and assist. We believe that it will go into Saturday morning ... If it is raining give me a call 941 799 1217 and I will let you know what our actions will be ... Plan on tomorrow at 9:30
We have a small team of families that have said that they would help install our Christmas Decorations starting Friday at the Clubhouse at 9:30 AM. We might also go into Saturday.
We really need more smiling holiday faces to assist in the installation.
PLEASE consider assisting us starting Friday at 9:30 AM.
Let me know by emailing me at email@example.com
I am very pleased to say that the water leak has been fixed. We still have to rebuild the front yard of one resident but it went smooth and easy once we got all of our cards lined up.
The only street to lose water was Runabout in SK. I put signs on all doors talking with residents where possible. The boiling drinking water was not mandatory.
Thank you all for your patience. That was one of two large water breaks this past month in SK. We had the major irrigation pipe in Sabal Key fixed earlier in the month.
Always something ... Happy Thanksgiving to all especially all the good people that I met on Runabout over the past weeks.
Remember ... if you have a food donation for FELT Feeding Empty Little Tummies we have a Drop Off Boxes at the Clubhouse. These Boxes will be available only Tuesday Morning this week from 9 - 12:30 due to Thanksgiving. You can also leave your donations by my front door in a bag at 4612 Egmont at any time. I will get your donation to the boxes in the Clubhouse.
We are looking for
Individual Tuna, Chicken or Spam packets
Individual Mac n Cheese Cups
Ramen noodles, cups of noodles or soup
Individual fruit, applesauce or pudding cups
Ravioli or spaghetti cups
Fruit, breakfast or Granola bars
This donation will run through the middle of December
You can also make a donation at feltinc.org
Christmas Decorations. ... we have a small committee with some great ideas but we are going to need manpower the Friday after Thanksgiving from both SK and SH to get the decorations installed.
There is a lot of great feeling ... positive feeling about what we are doing over the past six months ... but I really need your assistance with the Christmas install. The more people we get the shorter the time will be.
I will let you know the time on Friday but please email me if you can give us your time Friday. This is very important. Bring your kids as it will be a fun day. Please email me at jnes1021@gmail if you can help.
There is a lot of great feeling ... positive feeling about what we are doing over the past six months ... but I really need your assistance with the Christmas install. The more people we get the shorter the time will be.
I will let you know the time on Friday but please email me if you can give us your time Friday. This is very important. Bring your kids as it will be a fun day. Please email me at jnes1021@gmail if you can help.
FOOD FOR F.E.L.T ( FEEDING EMPTY LITTLE TUMMIES My thanks to Terri Marcus for bring this excellent food donation program to my attention.
Starting tomorrow night at the November Board Meeting residents of Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key can bring food items (see below) to the Clubhouse. The program will go through 12/5.
F.E.L.T is a Manatee County non-profit organization that fills 350 backpacks every week for school aged children. The backpacks are filled with 3 meals for both Saturday and Sunday. Without these backpacks these children would go hungry from school Friday until school breakfast Monday.
There will be three tubs placed in the HOA office for you to drop off your donations. If you wish you can drop food items at my home (4612 Egmont Dr.) and I will make sure that your donations get to the Donation tubs. If you prefer to make a cash/check donation please leave it at the HOA office.
You can also do what I did and go to feltinc.org and make a monthly donation.
Items needed are (nothing with glass) Individual tuna, chicken or spam packets
Individual Mac n Cheese Cups
Ravioli or Spaghetti Cups
Fruit, breakfast or granola bars
Ramen noodles, cups of noodles or soup
Individual fruit, applesauce or pudding cups
Bring your donation to the Board meeting tomorrow THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUR SABAL HARBOUR AND SABAL KEY COMMUNITY FEED SOME LITTLE TUMMIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! jbn
Board Meeting 11/15/17 We had a spirited meeting last night at the clubhouse in front of a fair number of residents. We discussed the following: Finances were presented for the first time since the change in Property Managers due to the fact that much work had to be done to get the past managers financial information into the C & S way of entering and reporting financial information.
Sabal Key Roofs- are being looked at by Karin's Engineering. This company will determine which roofs will need changing and when. In most cases they believe that roofs will be changed over the next 5 years. They will issue a full report to the Board once they look at all 22 roofs.
45th Street Widening Program now looks like it will start in March, 2018. When they are ready FPL will take down 36 oaks that are next to Power lines. Most of these oaks are in front of Sabal Harbour.
44th Ave Widening program has no date as of yet but we learned that theyh will not take any part of our fences on 44th Ave. They offered $ 48,000 for two parcels of land that they need and we have come back to them with $ 65,000 for the land.
Vandalism in Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour is at a long time high. We lost a tennis net last Thursday but found the family that was responsible. They will be charged. Several nights ago two boys and one girl we running out to moving cars in Sabal Harbour. They were playing a game of chicken. We will talk to the family. We moved a security camera to look at the tennis courts.
Accounts Receivables For the first time we sent letters to residents who were behind in their HOA payments. Because of this letter many residents have either paid or have set up payment plans. For those who are still behind in payments we will send them to a collection lawyer. This company will add their cost to the amount due so that we will get back 100% of the overdue money.
Work in Sabal Key - Palms were trimmed of seeds and dead fronds. The mailbox was painted. The sidewalks were cleaned and the leak will finally be fixed on Monday on Runabout.
Irrigation - we are getting closer to where we want to be but still have a way to go. We approved that mulch will properly be placed throughout all of SK and the common areas in SH. This should be done before Xmas.
We approved to spend up to $ 2,500 on Xmas decorations that will last through the years replacing older product. We have a Christmas committee and can use your help on the Friday and Saturday after thanksgiving to put up the decorations.
The FELT boxes have been placed in the Clubhouse. Please see my post on this on our Facebook page. Have a great Thanksgiving and if you can help us on the two days after Thanksgiving please let me know. We have a good committee but need more hands.
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving. jbnesbitt
For all residents of Sabal Key. Tonight the Board approved a large mulch proposal for Sabal Key. This job will be complete before Christmas. Please do not mulch your yard. Mulch will also be done throughout the common area in SH including the front and entrances of both places. We will not mulch over shells.
Sabal Key Residents ... well I know that you will not believe me ... but we are on for Monday to fix the water leak ... FPL missed a deadline for flagging ... and today went the way of the DoDos ... I believe that only Runabout will be turned off ... but be prepared for anything ...
Sabal Key residents. Karin’s Engineering Group will be looking at all the roofs on Thursday in SK to see how much life are left in them. Each roof will be looked at in detail. We will get a report at the end of the study and will report on the condition of each roof.
Btw I think that the power washed sidewalks in Sabal Key look great. I hope that you do too
Thanks to all that helped with the Breakfast today and thanks to over 100 residents who attended ... What a Great time we all had ... We had many very positive comments about the look of Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour. There is much more to come
Just a reminder to join your Board for Breakfast Saturday from 8- 10:30 am at the Clubhouse. Bring the kids and have them wear their Halloween costumes. We promise great food and strong coffee!
To all Residents of SH and SK On a very serious note if you received a letter from our Property Manager ( C & S Community Management Services ) dated 9/29/17 stating that you owe HOA fees please know that on 11/1/17 we will be sending your account to a collection lawyer based on the total that is due.
Before that both Shana Macri and I will be very happy to work with you to see if your account has any posting errors. We want to do as much for you as we can before your account is sent to the lawyer.
If your account is sent to the Collection Lawyer you will be billed for their additional services to collect the amount due.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe that together we can work on your statement.
John B Nesbitt, President SHHA HOA
We had a very good Board meeting last night. Our Insurance agent that handles the insurance for Sabal Key met with close to 20 SK residents to discuss our insurance policy. He left packets of information after his presentation. If you would like to pick one up from the Property Manager please stop by and pick one up while the supply lasts.
We passed a motion to Power wash all sidewalks and curbs in Sabal Key. This will be started soon. Many people were impressed with the current look in SK. The power washing will only make it better.
We passed a motion to accept Karins Engineering Group to be the company that will start by looking at all roofs in SK and decide when each of the 22 roofs will be replaced. They will stay with this project until the end. KEG is a very respectable engineering company who is well known to C & S. My comment last night was if we are going to have a project to replace roofs on $ 18 million worth of property than it better be done right! KEG is the company to do this.
Our maintenance person is going to sand and repaint the mailbox frame in SK. We also discussed that the contractor who started working on the erosion problem on Lake 17 in SK will continue to get that job completed.
Irrigation problems such as broken heads and leaks will be fixed in SK.
We passed a motion to send our accounts receivables to Mankin Law Group. The first letter to residents who owe us money has gone well. It will cost us NOTHING to send our receivables to Mankin. They will add their costs, late fees etc. and pay us what we are due once the money is collected. This is a very big step that should have been done long ago. We will continue to work with anyone who wants to get their HOA dues paid. Email me at email@example.com if you want to work on your statement. We will also bring the existing work that our attorney has to Mankin.
Three Board members have been working with the Management of G & S Landscaping. Work continues and with the refocus of their management things are getting done.
The 44th Avenue widening project notified us that we will not lose the wall at the North entrance in Sabal Harbour. We are also looking at receiving up to $ 50,000 for the project if not more.
Finally, please plan to attend our Halloween Breakfast Saturday at the Clubhouse 8 AM - 10:30 AM. Have your kids dress up in their costumes. Good food will be served and of course candy will be given to the kids in costume.
We are receiving thank You’s to G&S Landscaping for the job that they did in Sabal Key today and tomorrow. Two teams spent the day in SK cleaning, thinning and pruning all around the Sabal Key buildings. My personal thanks to Shane Henry, Shawna Frank and Aaron Hochstetler (Board Members) for focusing G&S on the problems that had / have to be tackled in SK.
While I have you we should be voting on the sidewalk power washing on Sabal Key at tomorrow’s meeting. This power wash will go right to your front door.
We are also going to sand and paint the mailbox frame in SK.
As I was walking through Sabal Key today I did notice that there was still work to do with the irrigation system. I will get people on it.
Tomorrow at the Board Meeting starting at 7:00 pm we will have a person from our insurance company who will discuss our insurance coverage and will answer any questions that residents of SK might have. I have set aside 15 minutes for his presentation. He will speak at the beginning of the meeting.
Saturday morning the Board will have a Halloween breakfast for all residents. Please join us for breakfast between 8 - 10:30 at the Clubhouse on Saturday morning.
Residents of Sabal Key please think about attending our HOA Board meeting this coming week ( Wednesday October 25th 7 PM) as we will have the Insurance agent present who will take the first 15 minutes of the meeting explaining the SK coverage and what you as Residents should know about Homeowners Insurance for your townhouses.
Also thanks to all who participated from SK with the Garage sale. There was a problem with one of the gates but buyers were able to get through the exit gate starting at 7:30 AM. Finally at around 9:30 both gates were opened. It was a pleasure meeting with and talking to all of you yesterday.
The next project for Sabal Key will be the power washing of all of the sidewalks in SK from your front door to the parking lot. This bid will be discussed and voted on at the Board Meeting. We are also working to get the mailbox area painted.
Remember next Saturday 10/28. 8 am - 10:30 am your SK/SH Board will have a breakfast for all at the clubhouse. Please have your children wear their Halloween outfits. Candy and a Good breakfast will be offered.
Three months ago we had almost 200 residents attend The Board breakfast
We hope to see you
Thanks to Bill Leggett, VP Board of Directors for finding out that we will not be losing any part of our wall for the 44th Avenue Widening program. Initially we learned that we might lose up to 100 feet of wall plus the sign but after a review with the engineers ... the wall is safe. That is good news for the houses on 44th Avenue. Their property lines are SAFE!
The signs are up ... Advertising has been placed ... Community garage sale will be on October 21st in both Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key from 8AM -2:30 PM. The Sabal Key Gate will open at 7:45 on Saturday and will remain open until 3 PM. JBN
After the beating that the clubhouse has taken in the past weeks we will hold to the rules. There will be no more pins placed in the walls of the clubhouse. Also any tape leaving a mark will be taken out of your deposit.
These are all part of the current rental contract and will be enforced from this point on.
The clubhouse will no longer be a pin cushion.
I received a nextdoor email from the Safety Director in Peridia stating that coyotes have been seen in Peridia and several animals have been killed. Please keep your garbage lids tight on garbage day and be careful if you let your pets outside.
The Board meeting has been pushed back until Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7 pm at the clubhouse.
To all residents of Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour. Please put 10/28 at the clubhouse for a Halloween breakfast made by your Board members and friends. Breakfast will be served from 8 am - 10:30 am. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Candy will be handed out to all in costumes.
Our last breakfast was a big hit with almost 175 people enjoying breakfast and talking with the Board. We hope to see you at the Clubhouse.
Just a quick message to invite any resident in Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour to our October Board meeting at the clubhouse at 7pm Wednesday 10/18. Meetings usually last one hour.
Please make sure that you all put the Community Garage Sale on 10/21 from 8am- 2:30 pm on your calendar. Sabal Key Gates will open at 7:45 am.
The Board has placed advertisements for three days before the event in the Herald and will have signs starting to appear in front of our property including signs on SR 70. The SR 70 signs usually go out three days before the event.
Make sure to tell your neighbors.
Sabal Key residents. We are getting bids from 5 companies to power wash all sidewalks up to the front door plus curbing in Sabal Key.
Also so for those residents in SK who back onto the most southern lake ... we are rethinking the erosion project with the company that started it. What you see is not the final job. Stay tuned. Jbnesbitt.
There has been a report of a lost dog on Nextdoor.com. Maybe the owner does not read that page so I will try both here and on the web page. There has been a Brindle lab or a Pitt bull mix lost and wandering around Sabal Harbour for almost a week. If this is your lost dog let me know with a return posting ... thanks. Jbnesbitt
It would be appreciated if the Residents of SH who have piles of branches and leaves in the street or driveways from the Hurricane would reorganize the piles so that they are not sticking out into the road. Manatee County has not given any dates in the near future that the waste will be picked up. Thanks
We will have a very brief Board Meeting Thursday at 3:30 at the clubhouse to vote on three proposals. The full meeting on the 18th is still planned. jbn
I was not aware that many Sabal Harbour residents have remotes that can take them through Sabal Key. I will work with our Property manager to deactivate the codes so that SH residents will have to go through the SH entrance. jbnesbitt
Sad to report that the annuals that were planted at the entrance to Sabal Harbour did not get through the hurricane and had to be removed. For you Weed Watchers ... we will ask G &S to remove the weeds that at the end were growing better than the plants. Jbn.
I am pleased to say that the many mattresses and furniture that were stuffed into the back dumpster have been removed. The resident who put them there will be billed. If any resident sees a person placing furniture or other articles into the dumpster please let us know. You can email me through our website. Www.sabalharbourkey.com jbnesbitt
To those in Sabal Key ... I was made aware of a neighbor who is moving from a townhouse in the back of SK who was putting all sorts of furniture into the dumpster. The dumpster is nearly filled. I talked with the person face to face this AM and told her to either remove her furniture or I would have it removed and will bill her. She refused so I contacted our person who will empty the back dumpster of all the mattresses and other furniture. I also left a note on ...another resident’s door who has a couch outside his porch. I asked him to remove it ASAP or we will fine him as well. If you see a neighbor dumping furniture etc. please let us know. Jbn
Starting in October our Property Manager C&S will be sending out letters to all homeowners who owe HOA fees. Please note that we will work with anyone who has questions on their HOA payments. If you believe that these numbers are not correct, before calling make sure that you have a copy of your payment in question.
For our Sabal Key Residents ... Roofs will be repaired in SK from the hurricane on 10/8 and 10/9. Tomorrow I am also meeting with our Property Manager to discuss with an engineer the timing that all roofs in SK will be looked at and which roofs will be replaced and when. jbnesbitt
Your Board will hold its second Breakfast on October 28th at 8 AM - 10:30 AM at the clubhouse for SH and SK residents. This Breakfast will have a Halloween theme with candy and other treats passed out to kids hopefully in their Halloween costumes. Watch this spot for more news regarding the breakfast. Plus I would be happy to show anyone our new security cameras during your visit. jbnesbitt
Fall Garage Sales
Please know that the Fall Garage Sale will occur in both Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour on Saturday October 21st starting at 8 AM. The gates for Sabal Key will be opened around 730 AM and will close at 3 PM
We will advertise for three days before the event in the Bradenton Herald and will place the garage sale signs in the usual places on Wednesday October 18th. jbnesbitt
As you know even though there is no soliciting in SH / SK we are wide open for door knockers. It is up to you to call the police if necessary. Today a person was knocking on doors to do roof repairs ... Do not trust them ...
Very happy to say that two major projects will be finished this weekend.
First the Entrance gate to Sabal Key is being painted for the first time in many years. The two damaged and missing parts of the gate are also going to be repaired. If it is not finished by this evening it will be finished next week.
Also the 45th St Wall and the 44th Ave wall will be power washed this weekend.
Your Board is focused on making both SK and SH a better looking place to live.
October will bring two major events.
First, Fining letters will be sent to homes that have received two violation letters.
Second, for the first time in a very long time letters will be sent to the residents / owners who owe HOA fees. We recognize that there may have been payments made to the HOA that were not recorded. Once you receive a letter we will be very happy to work with you to make sure all of your payments are recorded. If money is due we will expect payment.
If you have children who ride bikes in SH / SK please make sure to tell them that their bikes are not allowed in the Pool area. Our new Cameras are recording many kids with bikes at the pool. This is not allowed.
Also know that the Common area closes at 8 PM. We are working to lock all gates at 8 PM but until we do please make sure that your family knows that they should not be in the common area including the pool after 8 PM.
-jbnesbitt, President SHHA BOD
Two interesting points regarding your garbage pickups and hurricane landscape waste. I have driven around the neighborhood and please do not believe that they will pick up large piles of landscape waste
Read carefully especially the attached chart
Don't forget that we will have a Board Meeting on Monday at 7 ... I promise that it will be interesting ... and only one hour ... out of your day
SABAL HARBOUR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION UPDATE
I have been asked by several residents to give an update on this FB page so that anyone who left to go North has an idea of what is going on. This will be a one sided page as I will not be able to get to SK ... So I will give an update until power goes out as to what we are going through
12 PM Sunday - Not too much yet. We are getting bands of rain and wind as the storm still has several hours until the big blow will come. Winds have been gusting maybe to 30 MPH. We are now expecting 10+ inches of rain and the winds will be their highest ( 106 mph) maybe around 9 - 12 tonight.
The storm looks like it may go a little farther to the right which is better for us. Stay Tuned ... I will do this on the hour until power is gone ... then I can probably go to my phone and keep adding to it ...
So far as of noon ..... not much that we cannot handle.
jbnesbitt, President SHHA BOD.
Fill your bathtubs with water and think about taking your pool cage doors off to help the wind get through your cage ... Be safe -jbn
It was great meeting so many people / families today as I drove around SH and SK to make sure that garbage cans were in the garage. Thank you to the many that were pleased with what the Board has done in the past four months ... more to come ... bunker down and be well.
John Nesbitt, President SHHA HOA
Again If either you or your neighbor has garbage out for the pick up tomorrow please know that there will be no pick up ... these cans and other items have to be put into the garage so that they do not become missiles. Please knock on your neighbor's door and let them know that there will be no pickup ... we have to get everything into the garage or house. Thanks ... I will be driving through tomorrow and will also make sure that neighbors know that everything has to be brought in. jbnesbitt
URGENT .,.,. THERE IS NO GARBAGE PICK UP SATURDAY. PLEASE DO NOT PUT GARBAGE CANS OUT BY THE CURB AND IF YOU ALREADY HAVE GARBAGE OUT PLEASE PICK IT UP AND PUT IT IN YOUR GARAGE. SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE
PLEASE remember to bring all garbage cans into your garage. We should see winds over 70 miles an hour and anything left outside could become a missile. Nothing should be left outside ... if your neighbor has garbage cans outside please ask them to bring them into their garage ...
If the weather holds we will have a Board Meeting at 7 PM at the clubhouse ... Tuesday 9/12/17. Lots to discuss. All are invited.
Please know that I was made aware of two large sofas and a headboard left on the curb . I talked with the residents who promised that they had notified Manatee pickup to take it. If it still there Saturday AM I told them that I would be back to have them put it in their garage before the storm. Jbn
Please don't use the community pool as a babysitter for your kids ... We recently had a report that an 8 year old boy came to the pool with his sister ... no parents. The problem was that he could not swim very well and needed a noodle to keep him afloat. He saw another group of boys roughly playing in the pool and tried to join in. His sister yelled out to him get out of the pool ... again no parents ... Then we had a kid on a motor scooter circle the pool on Satur...day ... We will be looking at the recordings that were made over the weekend
Remember garbage for Sabal Harbour is delayed one day this week due to Labor Day. Garbage will now be Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday for this week only. -jbn
Pleased to say that the entrance to Sabal Key including the mail area was power washed today. Weather permitting Sabal Harbour tomorrow! Plus we are having two empty homes mowed tomorrow on Turtle Bay and Captiva in SH.
Grass in the sandy part of the playground was killed last week and the area will be tilled when the playground dries out. Sand will be added if necessary.
Aaron Hochstetler and I had a very good meeting this evening with the three companies that are working together on the irrigation systems in both SK and SH. Thanks to all of the work that has been done over the past six months we are at a spot where we can plan a date where all will be done and then we can start planting. We are going to make good use of micro irrigation heads so that we can water when we wish in certain areas. - jbn
With the land erosion on Lake 17 in Sabal Key almost finished the next project will be cleaning of the curbs in the entrances of both Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key. That should take place at the end of the week. We are also having the yellow curb repainted at the entrance of Sabal Harbour. Sabal Key does not have a curb that we can paint yellow. The SK gate painting is in the books but the rain has set back the time table. - jbn
As most of you realize when it rains the water flows from the streets into the ponds. That is what they do ... So any garbage left on the streets goes right into the drains into the lakes. This picture comes from a backyard this week in Sabal Harbour. Look at all the crap that floated onto this person's lawn after the flooding receded. . ...
Put the tops on your garbage cans and make sure that you pick up after the garbage people come through. -jbn
Are there any reports of homes in Sabal Harbour having flood damage from the storm. We have a resident in SH who had baseboard flooding and the Flood Insurance company said that it would be easier to process if there were other reports of houses that were damaged. This does NOT include roof leaks ... Please respond below with your name and address ... and what the damage was.
thanks - jbn
I just got through a drive / walk through both SH and SK after the storm and am pleased to say that we got through it with little damage. I am starting to hear about a few roof leaks ,... and yes our house has a leak ... but the lakes are going down and the roads are wet but not flooded.
If you live in SK and have a roof leak please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org Our repair of the land erosion in SK got hammered but our contractor will view it tomorrow.
I did notice that one lake on Sabal Harbour Dr. does not have an overflow drain. It drains through the woods ... We will put this on our list of things to respond to.
I believe that we got over 10 inches of rain ... as the song says "let the sunshine ... " -jbnesbitt
I am VERY PLEASED that today our contractor was able to fix the land erosion on Lake 17 in Sabal Key. For the residents on Misty Canal and Sabal Key Drive the land was eroding due to a very poor French drain install that was done 7 years ago. Shortly after I was elected as President of the Board Bill Leggett, VP and I along with Aaron Hochstetler were made aware of a major land erosion that was growing towards the seven townhouse clusters along lake #17. We met David Walsh who has a can do attitude and has started to work with us to get many projects done in both SK and SH.
David had a plan and today the plan is in action. The Board approved a $ 6,500 proposal to FIX eight land erosion sights along the lake. David's first look showed that 7 years ago the wrong pipe was used to drain into the lake. Also there was no crushed rock to support the drains. David is working today to take care of what could have been a very serious erosion that would have affected so many homes.
Another project finished! - jbnesbitt
Upcoming Calendar WORKS IN PROGRESS
I am sure things are missing but I will try to update as possible
8/22/17 Property Manager in Office 8:30am - 12:00 pm
8/22/17 Camera installation starts Clubhouse
8/22/17 G S Landscape in SH
8/23/17 Recyclables / yard waste Picked up SH
8/23/17 Camera installation continues Clubhouse area
8/23/17 Pothole fixed at entrance of Sabal Key
8/24/17 Pool repair
8/24/17 Property Manager in Office 12:30pm - 4pm
8/24/17 Start of Land erosion control around Lake 17 (SK)
8/24/17 G S Landscape working in SH and SK
8/25/17 Garbage pick up SH
8/25/17 Property Manager in office 12pm - 4pm
8/25/17 G S Landscaping Sabal Key
8/28/17 Camera installation continues Clubhouse
8/29/17 Garbage SH
8/29/17 Property Manager in Office 8:30 - 12
8/29/17 Finish Camera installation
8/30/17 Recyclables / yard waste Picked up SH
8/30/17 GS Landscape SH
8/31/17 Property Manager in Office 12:30 - 4 pm
Dear friends and neighbors of Sabal harbor and Sabal key
Its disheartening to announce the devastating house fire on Useppa Drive which recently occurred. The unfortunate tragedy has displaced this family indefinitely - A single mother and her parents, whom she was living with to help both of them with their disabilities as she works hard to support her two teenagers. Her dad and owner of the home is a Vietnam vet and also served 26 years as a Sarasota police officer. The fire was declared electrical due to a double power surge from one of our summer storms.
As a caring community, your support will bring much relief to this family who is now split up and trying to recover from the emotional trauma. Of course insurance will cover certain expenses including a complete rebuild, but we know how slow that process that can be. However, it's the daily living necessities that they'll need immediately and for months to come such as food, clothing, toiletries, personal care items, bed & bath supplies, school supplies, pet supplies.
This family is in need of our caring hearts, please donate a gift card of any denomination from a local store such as Publix, Walmart, Target, Bealls, Marshals, Kohls, Home Depot, Lowes, Pet smart/Petco, local restaurant or pizzeria. You can drop them at the office during working hours, in the mailbox outside the office or if you choose at the next board meeting on Sept 12th at 7:00pm. A greeting card will be at the office as well as the meeting if you choose to sign it. Whether or not you've donated, letting the family know you care and are wishing them well will certainly touch their hearts.
If all goes right this week the new High definition cameras will be installed in the common area. The cameras will give us a much better view of what is going on throughout the common area and parking lot 24/7. - jbnesbitt
I received an email this evening asking which fence was scheduled to come down with the road widening ... That fence is NOT on 45th Street. The fence is back by the Northern entrance to Sabal Harbour from the monument to the preserve. I will add a picture to this posting. After a meeting Friday with the engineer ... we MIGHT not even lose that fence. The lines are close but the engineer is going to get back to us. If we lose the fence we would be given some money to rebuild it. We are looking into their offer vs. real costs in the next few weeks.
We know that we are going to lose trees on 45th but no fence.
Please email me if your have any questions email@example.com
Last Friday Bill Leggett, VP and I met with the engineer that is handling both 45th St. and 44th Avenue widening programs. We were told that the June Bid approval that got pushed to July now has been pushed to September. It looks like the project start has been pushed back to maybe December. - jbnesbitt
The SHHA Board needs your email address . Can you please send me your Name Address and email information so that we can send you timely info when the need arises. Send this info to me John Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org I will pass it on to Shana Macri our Property Manager.
If you notice the business card dumped on your driveway today ... I hope that you give this guy no business. As I was walking around the property I came across business cards for a power washing company that were just thrown on the driveway. This card times 482 homes will just end up in the lakes.
The interesting thing is that I called this guy to complain and he could not have given a crap. It was an amazing call. He saw nothing wrong with the fact that his guys dropped his card on a total of 3500 driveways today ... not in the mailbox ... but on the driveway
Think hard before you give this guy business. -jbnesbitt
Mistake last night at the Board Meeting ... Last night we stated that the Phase III Water ban had not been lifted. Actually it was but still not good for new plants. You can now water two days a week. See your days in the picture below.
This does us no good for new plantings ... as if you have not planted on 50% of the irrigation zone you must hand water after the two days.
Example ... if you resod part of your front lawn and it does not equal 50% of your irrigation zone you can water two days but must hand water the rest of the week. We will not have 50% of any zone and if we did with so many zones it would be irrigation chaos.
Aaron is working with the irrigation people to get micro irrigation heads in the area of replanting so that we can water more frequently. Micro irrigation is permitted more frequently.
I was amazed with several negative comments that the Board got via email and nextdoor ... but hey we are volunteers who just give a damn to make SH and SK a better place to live ... if mistakes are stated during a long meeting know that they are not done to hurt a project ... jbnesbitt
45th Street and 44th Ave Widening Project info
Seeing that we have many more people looking at this page than ever before I want to know more information regarding the widening of 45th street ... especially if you live in a home facing 45th street. This project should start in the Fall months.
We were made aware by FPL that we will be losing 36 Oak trees and several palms along 45th street. If there is a tree with a power line and pole in front of it ... it will be taken down. We have worked with FPL to make sure that they stump each tree at their cost. These oak trees will mostly be in front of Sabal Harbour but 6 - 8 trees will be taken from in front of Sabal Key.
There is an area where the power lines go under the ground. NO TREES will be taken from here.
Once we see what is happening our plans are to put some trees behind the fence to help reduce the noise.
Losing the Oak trees is both good and bad. The Oak trees provide shade and noise protection ... but Oak trees as they get older will pull up the fence with their roots ... so all in all in the long run it will be better for us.
NOW AS TO THE 44th INFORMATION
Bill Leggett, VP SHHA BOD, and I traveled to meet with the land acquisition people who had sent us paperwork regarding the land that will be taken for the widening project. It seems that FPL and Manatee County do not agree on what is presented. FPL told us that regarding the 44th Ave project they would not have to move any poles.
We learned from the County that at least one pole next to the back entrance (west side) would have to be moved. We also learned that they will be taking our boundary wall from the Western entrance to the preserve. This represents about 150 - 200 feet. They have offered us a sum of money for the land. We would certainly have to use this money to build a new fence.
This project should start in between 2- 5 years.
Stay tuned - jbnesbitt, President SHHA BOD
Please put the Monthly Board Meeting on your schedule this week. We will meet at 7 PM on this Wednesday 8/16. this Board has been working for the past four months at making SK and SH a better place to live. At this months meeting we will be discussing past and up coming work to be done in the property, the high definition camera system that has been approved for the common area. The Lake Committee and the Landscape Committee will make a presentation ... and we will talk about the 45th and 44th plans to widen the roads. We will talk about assisting the family that suffered their home loss due to fire.
To all of you who said that nothing gets done .. come see what we are doing -jbnesbitt
There are some people that want to get together and form a group that would collect clothing and money for the family who lost their home and possessions in the fire last week on Useppa Dr. I am happy to take your name and bring you all together. Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to be on that committee. - jbnesbitt
As of Monday the four cars in question that were parked in Sabal Key have been removed. 2 had improper registration, one car came in on a flatbed and one had no VIN and No license,. Your Board in action.
LAND EROSION IN SABAL KEY. The SHHA Board has voted to fix the land erosion that is getting worse on Lake 17 behind Misty Canal and Sabal Key Dr. due to improper installation of the drains seven years ago. The company should start the project in two weeks. Your Board is working to improve Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key. - jbnesbitt.
COMMON AREA CAMERAS APPROVED We have the votes from the Board for the high resolution cameras for the clubhouse, parking lot, gate entrances, play ground, pool and basketball courts. The system should be installed prior to September 1st. This Board is interested in improving Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour. -jbnesbitt.
House fire on Useppa broke out around 930 this evening. The total house was on fire when the local fire department got to the scene
Please know that the August Board meeting has been changed until Wednesday 8/16 at 7 PM at the Clubhouse due to School teacher's meetings and the night before the first day of school. We are sorry for the change
There is a Spectrum Cable person going door to door saying that he is approved by the Board to knock on doors. He even uses names of some Board members and also names others. He is NOT approved by the Board to knock on doors. Ask him to leave.
Today thanks to a neighbor in SK I was made aware of four cars that were sitting in the SK parking area ... one had no license, two had expired tags and one was dropped off by a flat bed. One of the cars had a note on it and upon reading it it gave the name of a person and a telephone number. I called the number and told the person that this was not a used car parking lot and that he had until Wednesday to remove the cars. He said that he would .
Excuse my comment but I am pissed and I am going to do something about it ... I was informed early this AM that there was glass in the playground area. I went over to the grounds after hearing about this and found broken beer bottles that were spread over the entire playground area. Who ever did this ... and they were probably some local residents with a pool pass ... not only spread the broken glass under the swings, ladders and slides but they planted pointed glass under the sand so that some child could step on it ...
The Volunteer painting project for the back wall of SH and SK has been postponed. The wall will be power cleaned next week. A new paint date will be set later ...
Please read the news from the Board page
Approved 2017 Budget
Just a reminder that the speed limit in the neighborhood is 25 MPH This is especially important in Sabal Key because of the close quarters of many of the roads
Trash and Pet Waste
Please remember to pick up after yourself and your pet in the community.
Reminder for Pet Owners
All pets must be on a leash on any public property, street, or sidewalk, or on private property of another. In accordance with the Manatee County Government - Animal Ordinance Outline.
Rats and Pests
Rats have been sighted in Sabal Key, and also have invaded some of our buildings. Since they are attracted to pet feces and garbage, please pick up after your dog and deposit it in the dumpster, not behind the bushes or near your home. Also do NOT leave full trash bags on your stoop, but carry them to the dumpster.
Sabal Key Dumpsters
There has been a lot of illegal dumping in the Key dumpsters. We urge the residents noticing people from outside the community using the dumpsters to write down the license plate and make of the car and give that info to Ken or send an email through this website. We would like to start fining those who aren't using the dumpsters correctly and track down those using the dumpsters who don't live in the community.
NOTE: If you notice a dumpster lid open, please close it...another preventive measure to keep pests out.
Mailboxes in Sabal Harbour
Please make sure your mailbox is clean and that you have a working flag. Also repair any mailbox post damage you may have.
Have you checked out our Facebook page?
Click here OR TYPE SABAL HARBOUR KEY HOA ON FACEBOOK
We are still looking for some people to work on the community newsletter. Anyone out there with editorial skills we would love to have you work on this project. Please contact our current President John Nesbitt if you are interested.
Pool & Playground Etiquette
Please make sure you clean-up for yourself to keep the area clean for all the residents. And remember to abide by all the Pool Rules.
Please keep an eye out for yourself and your neighbors and remember to call the police if you notice any foul play. Make sure you secure your home, keeping your garage door closed even while home cuts down on easy access, as does locking your screen and slider doors to your lanai. Do not leave valuables in plain site, especially in cars parked in your driveway, parking spaces or in front of your home. Keeping your outside lights can be a good deterrent to keeping prowlers away. We want to keep Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key safe communities, we do have the police patrolling often, but do not hesitate to call them for any reason.
Non-emergencies call the Manatee Sheriff's Office 941-747-3011 ext. 1159
Emergency - Dial 911
Manatee Tips Line
(anonymous reporting of suspected crimes witnessed)
For those you that live in Sabal Key here is the insurance document that you need for you mortgage company.
Don't forget that our Community Clubhouse is available to rent for parties/gatherings. For more information on fees and availability, swing by the office on Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30, Thursday 12:00- 4:00 or Friday 12:30 - 4:30 and see either Shana or Jessica. You can also click here to make an inquiry about renting the clubhouse.