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.