Bulletin Board

Landscaping

Ace Landscaping Update (May 2018)

The first few days with our new lawn maintenance contractor have been very good.  There were a few “speedbumps” that had to be addressed, and response has been positive.

The schedule will be similar to what we previously had with lawn cutting being done on Wednesday and Thursday, with Friday as the rain day.  The first three streets, north of the bridge, will be cut on Wednesday, and the remaining streets on Thursday. Each home will be trimmed once per month.  There will be a team here every weekday all month long.​

2018 Palm Tree Trimming

Tri Brothers Tree Service will be trimming palms in St. James sometime in July (weather permitting).   This is an annual service that is funded in the budget.      

Palms to be trimmed are Washingtonians, Queens, Coconuts and Sables (cabbage palms). Approximately 1,600 will receive attention.  If you have ripening coconuts that you wish to have, you should remove them before the trees are trimmed. Or ask that they be given to you if you are home at the time.

Fish Kill

The “fish kill” situation on the Sheffield lake was inspected by a Florida certified contractor.  He stated that this is a natural occurrence when there is a certain level of air temperature and water temperature in relatively slow-moving bodies of water.  And, it does not necessarily happen in multiple locations in the same general area at the same time.  The material used to spray the lawns, water weeds, etc. are not the cause of the situation.  We will continue to monitor

Reflector System

To better service the community, there is a reflector program which is utilized by the homeowner to signify plants and/or landscape that the homeowner would not like our landscape vendor to trim.

There are two colors of reflectors that are utilized:  Blue and Red.

·        Blue Reflector –  This signifies that the homeowner does not want a specific plant trimmed.  Blue reflectors are placed in front of the plant that is not to be trimmed.

·        Red Reflector -  This signifies that the homeowner does not want any part of their landscape trimmed by the landscape vendor.  Red reflectors should be placed somewhere in the front of the house and are very visible to the landscape team.

Please note that homeowners are responsible for making sure that the reflectors are visible and maintained at all times.  Reflectors that have fallen or are broken (and not repaired) may result in plants being trimmed by the landscape team.  In addition, if you would like the crew to trim plants that previously had a reflector in place, simply remove the reflector, and the crew will be sure to trim the plant during their next trim cycle.  Please do not remove the reflector and then request that the plant be trimmed immediately.

Reflectors may be purchased at any hardware store.

If there are questions, please contact your Pod Director or the HOA Office.

 

HOA Board, May 16, 2016

Common Area Hours

Common area Facilities available for Homeowner use

Clubhouse: 8:00am to 10:00pm

Fitness Center: 6:00am to 11:00pm

All Other Common area Facilities: Dawn to Dusk

This includes Pool, Spa, All Courts, Gazebos, Tot Lot

Estoppel

If you need estoppel information call the HOA office at 772-344-0219. Talk to our Estoppel Administrators Judy Berger or Dorothy Calabrese.

Newsletter

  • Published Quarterly
  • Paid for by advertisers
  • Contains information about the community, including clubs and activities
  • They are always looking for advertisers and articles. If you have an article, or want to advertise, send the information to sjhoanews@gmail.com

Committee Meetings

The Maintenance Committee meets every month on the 2nd Thursday of the month  at 7 PM at the Clubhouse

The Landscape Committee meets with Austin Outdoor the first Monday of every month at 8 AM at the Clubhouse.

Volunteers

We are a self managed HOA. This helps us keep our dues low.
We need help to do this.
The Restrictions and Covenants Committee needs help
We need several members from each neighborhood.
We have a great leader so please help.
To volunteer call the HOA office - (772) 344-0219
Help us keep this a great community.

Pets

Pick up after your pet.

Animal feces pose a serious health risk, especially to children playing in the grassy areas.

All pets must be kept on a leash. It is the law.

These are required by the Covenants and Restrictions and Port St. Lucie law.