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Important Announcements
Posted: August 12, 2020
All upcoming 2020 Board Meetings Will be via Audioconference

Due to public safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, all Waters Edge Board meetings will be conducted via audioconference until further notice. To join the audio conference, call 716-273-1030 and use PIN code 1301612#. The meeting starts at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Attendance in the audio-conference is limited. Upcoming meeting homeowner packets are now provided via the 'Agenda' link in the header on every page once they are available (typically a few days prior to the meeting).

Posted: July 26, 2020
Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles in Waters Edge

This is a reminder that Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs, what are generally thought of as "golf carts") are not legal in Waters Edge unless they have been specifically registered and insured. To be registered, they must meet certain requirements as per FS 316.2122 - specifically they must have a minimum capable speed of 20mph, a maximum speed of 25mph, have a windshield, seatbelts, mirrors, headlamps, turn signals, reflectors, tail lamps, parking brake, and a VIN. In addition, LSVs must be operated by licensed individuals wearing the seatbelts on streets where the speed limit is 35mph or less. They must be operated on the roadway, not on sidewalks.

True "golf carts" are a special class of LSV, usually those that do not meet the requirements of a LSV listed above. As per FS 316.212, golf carts are not legal on any public roadways unless the roadway is specially designated for golf cart use. In Waters Edge, there are no such designated roadways. (They are legal in Covendale, since it is private roadway, but even then, they must be operated by someone 14 years or older.)

Recently there have been several instances of very young kids (8 or 10 years old perhaps) riding around Waters Edge unsupervised in LSVs / golf carts. This is not only illegal it is very dangerous. No matter how "mature" or "responsible" a young child is, allowing them to drive on public roads, where (as many of you have noted) the adult drivers aren't always the most attentive or caring, is putting them in a position to get seriously injured or worse. This is not a matter of "kids being kids" but a matter of "life and death". Please love your children by requiring them to wait until it is legal and safe for them to do so on equipment that is proper.

For the adults that want convenient low-speed transportation, please make sure your vehicle meets the requirements. Note that if your vehicle is not currently street-legal, it can be converted.

File: Florida State DHSMV Low Speed Vehicles

Posted: July 19, 2020
July 2020 Meeting Will be via Audioconference

Due to public safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the July 2020 Waters Edge Board meeting will be conducted via audioconference. To join the audio conference, call 716-273-1030 and use PIN code 1301612#. The meeting starts at 6:30pm on July 21, and attendance in the audio-conference is limited. Upcoming meeting homeowner packets are now provided via the 'Agenda' link in the header on every page.

Posted: May 18, 2020 Updated: May 18, 2020 9:20pm
May 2020 Meeting Will be via Audioconference

Due to public safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the May 2020 Waters Edge Board meeting will be conducted via audioconference. To join the audio conference, call 716-273-1030 and use PIN code 1301612#. The meeting starts at 6:30pm on May 19, and attendance in the audio-conference is limited. A Homeowner meeting packet is available to download. Please check back here for any late-breaking details prior to the meeting.

Posted: April 20, 2020
April 2020 Meeting Will be via Audioconference

Due to public safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the April 2020 Waters Edge Board meeting will be conducted via audioconference. To join the audio conference, call 716-273-1030 and use PIN code 705245273#. The meeting starts at 6:30pm on April 21, and attendance in the audio-conference is limited. A Homeowner meeting packet is available to download. Please check back here for any late-breaking details prior to the meeting.

Posted: March 17, 2020 Updated: March 20, 2020
March 2020 Meeting Rescheduled

Due to scheduling conflicts, the March meeting has been rescheduled to March 24, 2020. In addition, due to Coronavirus, the board is considering alternative options for the March 24 meeting. Currently, options include meeting online, as well as simply cancelling the meeting. A firm decision has not yet been made. Updates will be posted here once available.

UPDATE March 20 2020: Due to public safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, the March 2020 Waters Edge Board meeting will be conducted via audioconference. To join the audio conference, call 716-273-1030 and use PIN code 1301612#. The meeting starts at 6:30pm on March 24, and attendance in the audio-conference is limited. A Homeowner meeting packet is available to download. Please check back here for any late-breaking details prior to the meeting.

Posted: 22 February 2020
New HOA Board Meeting Schedule & 2020 Community Yard Sale

NEW HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING DATES

Starting with the March 2020 meeting, the schedule of HOA board meetings will change to be the THIRD Tuesday of every month. This change is being made to allow the board to receive better monthly financial reporting from the new management company, which generates its financial reports by the 15th of every month. The meeting location and time remains the same.

2020 COMMUNITY YARD SALE

The 2020 Community Yard Sale will be held on April 18, 2020. You must obtain a permit from the city - it's not expensive. Port Orange permits allow you to have 3 consecutive days or 2 consecutive 2-day weekends. You may choose either of those options as you desire. The HOA does NOT need to approve your yard sale request not the permit, so you do not need to send anything to the management office.

Posted: 15 February 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT -- NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Attention!!!

Effective March 1 2020, the Waters Edge Homeowners Association has contracted with Leland Management to assume the management duties previously provided by TLC Professional Group. An introduction letter will be arriving in your mailboxes soon. This letter will provide important details such new account numbers, payment instructions, and contact information. The letter will likely answer many of your questions, but if you cannot wait until it arrives then you can call Leland's dedicated Resident Support number at 407-781-1188. The Board appreciates your patience during this transitionary period as we anticipate the process will take up to 60 days to complete.

Many of you will also be excited to know that with this change, you will gain access to new online capabilities. Leland has a Resident Portal that will allow you to check balances, communicate with staff, and make payments. A link to Leland's Resident Portal will be made available on this website once Leland indicates the portal is ready for use. Please note that the payment remittance address will need to be updated, including for any auto-pay established through your banks. In addition, new payment methods (such as ACH payments) will be available.

Please know that the HOA Board handled this change with all due diligence. An RFP was placed, and there were four respondents that indicated interest. After our initial research on the candidate companies, interviews were conducted, and subsequently the board determined that Leland Management provided the best set of capabilities, technology, and vision for our large community. To make the transition as seamless as possible, Leland Management attended our most recent board meeting, and we are conducting weekly status update meetings to address any logistical issues head-on. We look forward to this new venture and the new capabilities we will all gain!

Posted: 14 December 2019
Board President's Message

The following is a reproduction of the message that was delivered in the HOA billing sent in early December 2019.

Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Waters Edge HOA Board!

The end of 2019 is nearly upon us and our neighborhood has undergone changes and improvements. In my first year as your Board President, I have tried to protect the interests of the residents, the HOA, and our families and visitors. Philosophically, I remind my fellow board members that we are here to be consistent in our decision making. We also remind residents that we all have voluntarily chosen to live in Waters Edge, are aware of the rules, and have agreed to abide by them.

Some highlights about Waters Edge you may not realize:

  • We have 1,218 completed homes as part of the HOA
  • Our annual budget to operate Waters Edge is approximately $550,000
  • The Board of Directors consists of seven members of the community (each serving two years terms)
  • There are four committees with residents volunteering: Grounds, RMC, Web Site, Welcoming
  • The Board meets monthly and our meetings are open to all residents
  • Typically no residents attend the monthly Board meetings but we would love to have participation!

We are often asked questions about streets, ponds, common areas, street lights, and sidewalks. Streets in Waters Edge are not the property of the HOA but belong to Port Orange. This comes up often when we are asked about parking, delivery trucks driving on grass, speeding, and similar city issues. The Board cannot add speed bumps or erect barriers in the right away between the sidewalk and the street.

Our lakes and ponds are part of the St. John’s River Water Management District and the HOA must abide by the rules and requirements accordingly. Residents cannot make changes to the shoreline, add rocks, or make other modifications without permits from the SJRWM. Additionally, we have had some recent incidents of “boating” on the lakes, furthermore, these incidents have included motorized boats and minors without life jackets. Motorized boats are not allowed in our waterways.

We did recently add doggie bag stations to help pet owners. There are currently two, with three more scheduled for installation. The focus in 2019 was completing the landscaping projects which has renewed the look to our entrances. We have now started the process of making electrical and lighting repairs and replacement to the entrances and common areas. Along Waters Edge Boulevard we are aware a number of street lamps are inoperative. Florida Power and Light and the city of Port Orange are both involved trying to find the source of this problem.

Lastly, the common theme we hear is a desire for more sense of community. To help this we have a committee started to help develop a “Movies in the Park”. Ideally, this will be once per month at Airport Park and we hope it will grow to be a gathering time for all of our residents to spread a blanket and watch a movie; we hope to have food trucks or other vendors.

I invite you to attend an HOA meeting and I invite you to contribute to our community. Small contributions from many hands can do so much to help us. Happy 2020!!

John Nelson – President Waters Edge HOA

Posted: 12 Dec 2019
Annual Membership Meeting

The final meeting of the year was held on Tuesday December 10. This normally would include both the Annual/Organizational Meeting and a standard board meeting. In order to hold the Annual Meeting, a minimum of 122 households (out of 1218 within the community) must be represented either in-person or via proxy returned in the mail. Unfortunately, this year, only 75 households were represented. Thus, as per the HOA Bylaws, an Annual Meeting was not held, meaning that much of the important year-end business could not be conducted. This includes approving the minutes from the prior year's Annual Meeting. In addition, per HOA Bylaws and Florida State Statutes, since there was no Annual Meeting, no election for new Board of Directors could be held either, and thus the prior Board Members remained in office. Elliot Meadows had previously resigned from the board in October, and Mark Lucente (whose term was completed as of Dec 2019) also chose to resign. Two new board members were appointed to take their place. Michael Bray was appointed to fill Mr. Meadow's prior seat (1 year is remaining on that seat's term) and John Meyers was appointed to fill Mr. Lucente's seat (a two-year term). Immediately following those actions, a normal Board Meeting was held.

In 2020 there are also two significant changes coming to our community. First, a new company, Yellowstone Landscape, has been chosen to take over the landscaping duties within Waters Edge. Yellowstone is a larger company than the prior landscaper, with a portfolio that spans the Southeast United States. This was not a snap decision nor an easy one - the selection committee considered many different companies, and interviews were conducted with four of those that submitted bids, including the prior company. Second, starting in March, a new management company will take over for TLC. At the moment, no details are available, as the selection committee is still considering potential replacements. Additional information will be posted here once it becomes available.

Posted: 30 September 2019
Changes to Port Orange recycling program

CITY OF PORT ORANGE
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA 32129
Contact: Christine Martindale
Telephone: 386-506-5522
Email: cmartindale@port-orange.org
Website: www.port-orange.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 30, 2019

City of Port Orange Ceases Glass Recycling
Port Orange, FL –Beginning Tuesday, October 1, the City of Port Orange is suspending the collection of glass in the recycling as part of the city’s residential recycling program. All glass bottles, jars and containers will no longer go in the recycling bins but should be placed in the trash instead.

In 2017, China imported 75% of the recyclables from around the world. By 2018, China’s ban on certain recyclables from import has led North American recycling programs to change. "Due to the reduced demand for recycled glass, the cost for processing glass for recycling has more than doubled," said Lynn Stevens, Director of Public Works & Utilities. "The recycle processor is removing the glass from the other recyclables and sends it to the landfill at a higher disposal cost than if glass was sent to the landfill with the rest of the trash. By controlling the costs, we can maintain the current level of service to our customers, help the environment, without passing the increased cost to our customers." She continues, "when the demand for recycled glass increases, the City will reinstate glass recycling."

Items that are still recyclable, which are then delivered and processed at our Materials Recycling Facility, GEL Corp, include: aluminum and tin cans; plastic containers with recycle symbols #1-#7; newspapers (plastic bag sleeve removed); junk mail, magazines, phone books, mixed office paper, cereal and snack boxes broken down, and cardboard boxes broken down, flattened or cut down to 2 foot by 2 foot. Residents can use up to three recycle bins to accommodate all of these items. Please note that pizza boxes or any take out food containers are not recyclable and should be put in the trash.

To alert residents of the change and for additional details about the city’s recycling program, brochures are currently being mailed to every Port Orange resident and should arrive in their next water bill from the city. Information can be found on the city’s social media page, "Port Orange City Hall," and also on the Solid waste page of the City website at www.port-orange.org. Click on Government, Public Works, Solid Waste, Recycle Collection.

Posted: 27 September 2019
Movies in the Park

How Does “Movies in the Park” sound to you?

The Board is looking for volunteers to help coordinate a monthly community outing where we would have a BIG screen and projector to show movies in the park over by the firehouse. Families could bring blankets and lawn chairs and perhaps arrange a few food trucks to be there as well. We are coming into the most beautiful time of the year and a family/community outing could be a wonderful thing. If you are interested in participating, please call or email Cheryl@TLC-PG.com or 386-219-2010 to help get this project up and running.

Posted: 26 September 2019
Notice about Covendale gates

Please see the attached letter regarding the Covendale gates.

Covendale gates

Posted: 21 September 2019
Anonymous Letters

The following letters have been presented to the Board of Directors but since they came in anonymously there is no way to address the individual(s) sending the letters directly. We encourage them to come forward so the matter can be discussed directly.

With that said, to the general population of Waters Edge, the Board of Directors of Waters Edge has no control over the actions of 3rd parties (like trucks) unless we hire them. The HOA does NOT own the roads, Port Orange does. The right of way is also controlled by city ordinance and is to be maintained by the homeowner, not the HOA.

The Waters Edge Board of Directors

Letter #1
Letter #2
Letter #3
Letter #4

Posted: 10 September 2019
4th quarter Newsletter

Welcome Back Fall,

The summer is coming to an end and it is Back to School time. There are a few items that we would like to make you aware of and to remind you of as a member of this community. Safety for our children is foremost in everyone’s mind. Several of the items listed below are taken directly from the Covenants and Restrictions for Waters Edge, while some are regulations from the City of Port Orange.

Read more: 4th Quarter Newsletter

Posted: 7 April 2019
Community Yard Sale 2019
Community Yard Sale flyer

The 2019 Community Yard Sale will be held on April 13. As always, you must obtain a permit from the City of Port Orange - the fee is $5. You are welcome to run your own advertising, but the HOA is sponsoring advertising for the community sale in the local Pennysaver papers. The official community sale is only Sat April 13, but you may also run your sale on Friday and Sunday, or on two consecutive weekends, in accordance with Port Orange statutes.

Posted: 7 April 2019
Meeting Agendas, Rules and Procedures

As of April 2019, new rules and procedures have been adopted for the Board of Directors meeting. Anyone that wishes to address the board regarding one of the agenda items must register during sign-in. In order to facilitate that, meeting agendas will be posted prior to the meeting

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