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?
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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.