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Archived Notices - 2018
Posted: 15 December 2018
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting was held on Dec 11 2018

On December 11 2018, the annual membership and organizational meeting was held after achieving quorum of 122 lots being represented either in person or by proxy. THANK YOU to all that returned your proxy, allowing the board to complete the year-end business, especially to all those who chose to attend the meeting - your participation was welcomed. In addition, a special thank you to the members who assisted with the meeting logistics for check-in, the quorum count, and the vote count.

In addition to installing new members of the board, all of the major year-end issues on the table were addressed. A review of the HOA financials is required every year. Three levels of review are avaialble - the full forensic audit ($10 - $15k), a medium-level audit (about $5k), and a simple review by a CPA during tax filing. A full audit is recommended every 5-7 years. For 2018, the membership opted to waive the audits in favor of a standard CPA review. The last full audit was performed in 2015 (for FY 2014) and a medium-level audit was last performed in 2018 (for FY 2017).

2019 HOA Board Members
The 2019 Board of Directors
Left-to-right: Elliot Meadows, Jack Pollard, Marc Lucente,
Rich Ware, John Nelson, Dennis Young, Ryan Bolstad

This year, four board member positions were open, with two board members choosing to end their tenures (Troy Stokes and Bill Coyne), and two board members choosing to run to hold their positions (Rich Ware and Dennis Young). Eight members (including Mr Ware and Mr Young) were contesting for the four board member positions. After the votes were tallied, Mr Ware and Mr Young retained their positions, and the two remaining seats were earned by Mr John Nelson and Mr Elliot Meadows. As part of the organizational meeting, the board members also chose who would fill the named positions. Mr Nelson was elected as the new president, Mr Pollard will continue to serve as the Vice President, Mr Young as the Treasurer, and Mr Ware as the Secretary. (The other positions are simply referred to as 'Directors').

Finally, a reminder that the meeting minutes for the annual meeting will not be published until they are approved at next year's annual meeting. The meeting minutes for last year's annual meeting were approved and will be published as soon as they are available in digital form. Note that in order to obtain the minutes for any of the HOA meetings from this web site, you must register as a validated member of the HOA. You can do that by clicking the 'Register' link in the upper-right-hand corner of every page. Any homeowner, whether registered here or not, may obtain a copy of the minutes by contacting the HOA offices.

Update 2019-Mar-17: The HOA Board group photo was added to this post, and images of board members on other pages were updated.

Posted: 19 November 2018
Annual Meeting
2018 Annual Meeting flyer

Many of you have probably already received the HOA year-end packet with the voting proxy, voting certificate, and ballot. If you have not yet received it, you should receive it soon. If you have not received it by Friday Nov 23rd, or if you have any questions regarding the correct procedures, please contact TLC Professional Group (the HOA management company) at the number listed in the notice header.

Please take a moment to carefully read the instructions (front and back) to choose one of the three options for voting. If you choose one of the two mail-in options, please do not wait! Last year, the HOA barely managed to obtain the needed 10% response for a quorum, and even that took a literal last-minute door-to-door campaign to collect ballots/proxies. If sufficient responses are not received, the HOA cannot hold the annual meeting as planned.

The annual membership meeting will be held on December 11, 2018, at the usual location, the Port Orange VFW, at 6:30pm. This annual meeting is the most important of the year - it's when new board members are inducted as well as other critical HOA business. It is very important that we be able to establish a 10% quorum of all homes represented by homeowners. A quorum can be established either by attending the meeting in person or by designating a proxy that will be in attendance. If you have no one that you know that plans to attend, you can designate the Association Secretary by leaving the name blank on the Proxy Form. If you have not returned your proxy form yet, please do so, even if you plan to attend the annual meeting, as you can always reclaim the proxy once you arrive.

Posted: 25 October 2018
Volunteers needed for Holiday Decorations

The HOA is looking for volunteers to help with the holiday decorations committee. The committee is being chaired by Mrs Barbara Sisbarro. If you have an eye for decorating, and are interested in volunteering your time to help beautify the neighborhood for the holidays, please contact Barbara directly at bennybook@aol.com. Thank you!

Posted: 30 July 2018
ICI Resident Appreciation Cookout
ICI Resident Appreciation Cookout flyer

ICI homes will be holding a Resident Appreciation Cookout on August 11 from 12p - 2p with music and games on-site. The listed address (6854 Forkmead) is the ICI sales office just as you come into Phase 12. (From Waters Edge Blvd, turn onto Tributory all the way to the end. Turn right onto Calistoga. Follow around the bend, then turn right again onto Zantila.)

Posted: 01 July 2018
Message from the HOA President Troy Stokes
Message from the HOA President

Hello Neighbors,

June is upon us and that is significant in a number of ways. Our thermometers and barometers tell us that summer is here, like it or not. All that extra noise in your house lets you know that school is out. Oh yeah, there is that other thing, it’s hurricane season. Well, I certainly didn’t intend for this paragraph to be such a downer. So, let’s throw in some barbeques, living in the pool, beach days, getting out on the boat, and summer vacations. OK, that’s better. Happy summer!

Let's chat a little about hurricane season. Our role in it is fairly simple. Since we can’t prevent them or control them in any way, our only real task is to be prepared. Think back to our recent storms and ask yourself, “What would I do differently?” Now is the time to do “that.” Don’t be complacent and think, “I have plenty of time because it’s only June.” Does the name Alberto ring a bell? If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to make sure that we have a current email address on file for you so that we can get important messages out to you in a time of need. You can do this right on our website (www.watersedge-hoa.com) which will also give you access to the “members only” section for Waters Edge homeowners.

What does being neighborly mean to you? We live in a great community and I hear a lot of folks boasting about just that. But I also hear a lot of chatter to the contrary – often by the same people, ironically. Waters Edge is a neighborhood. Made up by – you guessed it – neighbors. A lot of what we do as individuals affect those around us. Here are a few examples of what we hear about multiple times per week.

Parking: Choosing to park on the street because you don’t want to block your own driveway. How does that affect your neighbor across the street? Did you create another obstruction on an already too busy street? What about blocking the sidewalk? Have you noticed how many little kids use the sidewalk with their power wheels and mini bicycles? How about those Moms pushing their strollers? Forcing them into the street doesn’t sound like the best option. A little courtesy goes a long way here.

Driving: Now I know that everyone reading this letter is the most courteous driver out there. But just in case you might know someone (your child, your spouse, that person you chat with in the mirror each morning) that runs the occasional stop sign, gets in the random hurry or dare I say, tends to that ever-so-important text, take a moment to think about how this might involve those around us.

Trash: Many choose to store their trash outside. This is fine provided that you're using a proper trash can (this means one with a working lid – that you use!) and making sure that you can’t see it from the street. Does your personal choice result in your neighbors having to see your garbage? Think about it.

Yard Waste: There are few things better in a community than riding down the road and seeing all the manicured lawns. What about the byproduct of such efforts? Blowing your grass clippings into the street creates multiple hazards. Rain and wind carry these clippings right to the road drains which flow directly into our lakes. We are currently in the middle of a very expensive lake treatment program to fight invasive aquatic plants that are partially a result of lawn clippings. This is real money right out of all our pockets. Another element of this is the liability issue. Grass clippings are extremely slippery and can create quite a hazard for walkers and cyclists. Do you know that you can be held liable if someone slips and falls on clippings or debris that you put in the public right-of-way? How about piling all those tree limbs and bags of trash on the drain? In addition to all of the hazards mentioned above, you can add flooding to the mix. This is one area where a little neighborly courtesy goes a long way and affects a lot of people.

Dog Waste: So you wake up in the morning and walk out to get the paper with your trusty companion Skipper by your side. After a few minutes of patrolling the perimeter for bad guys, ol’ Skipper is back inside curled up for a morning nap. Life is good. In a nearby home, Mom is scrambling to get the kids ready for school and herself ready for work. Finally, the crew is ready for launch and they head out the front door to the family cruiser. Once inside, the smell is overwhelming. A quick look reveals that it’s all over the kid’s shoes and the carpet in the cruiser. You guessed it ... dog poo. But how could this happen? They don’t even have a dog. Oh that’s right, they live next door to Skipper. Obviously, I’ve taken a bit of a satirical approach to this subject. But, the struggle is real folks. We receive calls on this nearly every day. Do the right thing and be a responsible pet owner.

Your HOA appreciates any feedback and welcomes your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions. I want to encourage each homeowner to be involved and come see us at one of our Board meetings. It is a great way to meet your neighbors while helping build a strong community. The Waters Edge Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM right down the street at the VFW - 5810 S. Williamson Blvd.

Kind regards,
Troy Stokes
President - Waters Edge HOA

Posted: 04 March 2018
Community Yard Sale 2018
Community Yard Sale flyer

The 2018 Community Yard Sale will be held on April 7. This year will feature additional technology - an online map that buyers can use to navigate the community and know where all of the yard sales are. If you would like to be part of this map, send a scan of your Port Orange Yard Sale permit to WatersEdgeYardSale@gmail.com. Also, you can save yourself a trip to City Hall to obtain a permit by joining the group permit - to do this just send an email to the same email indicating your interest. The fee is the same either way - $5 for the Port Orange permit. See this flyer for more details.

List of Homes officially registered / participating

6410 Adrianne Ct
6412 Adrianne Ct
1956 Ali Ct
1659 Arash Cir
1660 Arash Cir
1665 Arash Cir
1731 Arash Cir
1744 Arash Cir
1773 Arash Cir
1779 Arash Cir
1783 Arash Cir
6715 Calistoga Cir
6734 Calistoga Cir
6780 Calistoga Cir
6788 Calistoga Cir
6791 Calistoga Cir
6801 Calistoga Cir
1702 Creekwater Blvd
1703 Creekwater Blvd
1747 Creekwater Blvd
1752 Creekwater Blvd
1787 Creekwater Blvd
1894 Creekwater Blvd
1702 Destino Ct
6740 Ferri Cir
6746 Ferri Cir
6762 Ferri Cir
6808 Forkmead Ln
6809 Forkmead Ln
6863 Forkmead Ln
1802 Forough Cir
1806 Forough Cir
1820 Forough Cir
1823 Forough Cir
1704 Frogs Leap Ct
1718 Goosecross Ct
6801 Henno Ct
6498 Justin Ct
1902 Mendocino Ln
1904 Mendocino Ln
1909 Mendocino Ln
1929 Mendocino Ln
6607 Merryvale Ln
6614 Merryvale Ln
6617 Merryvale Ln
6659 Merryvale Ln
6669 Merryvale Ln
6685 Merryvale Ln
1901 Mofid Ln
1905 Mofid Ln
6606 Nasser Ln
6608 Nasser Ln
6392 Nika Ct
6394 Nika Ct
6337 Paria Ct
6341 Paria Ct
6349 Paria Ct
6350 Paria Ct
6351 Paria Ct
6802 Plumpjack Ct
6803 Plumpjack Ct
6504 Raham Ct
1903 Rouzbeh Ct
6504 Shahab Ln
6809 Stoneheath Ln
6813 Stoneheath Ln
1834 Tara Marie Ln
1764 Tributory Ln
6815 Vintage Ln
6832 Vintage Ln
6930 Vintage Ln
6935 Vintage Ln
6412 Whit Ct
6415 Whit Ct
** Current as of April 6 2018. This list will continue to change as more homes register for the yard sale. Click here for an online map (or, from your mobile phone, navigate to tiny.cc/WatersEdgeYardSale).

Posted: 12 December 2017
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting was held on Dec 12 2017

On December 12 2017, the annual membership and organizational meeting was held after achieving quorum of 142 lots being represented either in person or by proxy. THANK YOU to all that returned your proxy, allowing the board to complete the year-end busines. And, very special thanks to all those who chose to attend the meeting - your participation was a welcome change. This meeting had many more homeowners in attendance than normal meetings, and the resulting discussion was both entertaining and welcomed by the board, who were happy to be receiving good questions and feedback from the members in attendance.

In addition to installing new members of the board, both of the major year-end issues on the table were approved - the approval of the reserves budget, and the waiving of the annual forensic accounting audit. Three levels of audit are avaialble - the full forensic audit ($10 - $15k), a medium-level audit (about $5k), and a simple review by a CPA during tax filing. For 2018, the board did opt for the medium-level audit.

2018 HOA Board Members
The 2018 Board of Directors
Left-to-right: Bill Coyne, Ryan Bolstad, Marc Lucente,
Troy Stokes, Dennis Young, Jack Pollard, Rich Ware

This year, three board member positions were open, with two board members choosing to end their tenures (Bill Watson and Hal Rhodes), and one board member (Jack Pollard) retaining his position a new two-year term after running uncontested. Two new board members were appointed to fill the remaining positions. Please welcome Marc Lucente and Ryan Bolstad as the new members of the board. You can read more about them on the Board of Directors page. As part of the organizational meeting, the board members also chose who would fill the named positions (the remaining members are simply referred to as 'directors'):

  • President - Troy Stokes
  • Vice President - Jack Pollard
  • Treasurer - Dennis Young
  • Secretary - Rich Ware

There is one important change for members to take note of going forward: the board voted to change the start time of the monthly board meeting from 7pm to 6:30pm. This was done to hopefully alleviate the fact that in many of the monthly meetings, some issues were unable to be discussed due to lack of time.

Finally, a reminder that the meeting minutes for the annual meeting will not be published until they are approved at next year's annual meeting. The meeting minutes for last year's annual meeting were approved and will be published as soon as they are available in digital form. Note that in order to obtain the minutes for any of the HOA meetings from this web site, you must register as a validated member of the HOA. You can do that by clicking the 'Register' link in the upper-right-hand corner of every page. Any homeowner, whether registered here or not, may obtain a copy of the minutes by contacting the HOA offices.

Posted: 05 December 2017
Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting flyer

The annual membership meeting will be held on December 12, 2017, at the usual location, the Port Orange VFW. This annual meeting is the most important of the year - it's when new board members are inducted, when the budget is officially adopted, as well as other critical HOA business. It is very important that we be able to establish a quorum of 118 homes represented by homeowners. A quorum can be established either by attending the meeting in person or by designating a proxy that will be in attendance. If you have no one that you know that plans to attend, you can designate the Association Secretary by leaving the name blank on the Proxy Form. If you have not returned your proxy form yet, please do so, even if you plan to attend the annual meeting, as you can always reclaim the proxy once you arrive.

Posted: 15 September 2017
September HOA Board meeting has been RESCHEDULED

The HOA meeting that was originally scheduled for September 12, but cancelled due to Irma, has now been rescheduled for 8pm on Wednesday September 20th, at the normal location (Port Orange VFW).

Posted: 09 September 2017
Waters Edge Zello Channel
Zello channel flyer

Join the Waters Edge Zello Channel by loading Zello on your phone. It's available in your phone's App Store.

What is Zello? It's a smartphone application that acts like a Push-to-Talk (PTT) walkie-talkie. It allows you to talk to specific people (one-to-one) or talk in "group chat" mode (one-to-many) to specific groups. It was widely used during Hurricane Harvey by people to stay connected and help each other, and has already seen wide use with the approaching Hurricane Irma.

Once you load the application, you can join by using the QR code on the left. First find the feature that allows you to add groups, then select the option to join by scanning a QR code, and point your camera at the blob. You should be able to join the group without any special effort, and you should be able to talk right away. To talk, you have to hold down the microphone, and wait for the large orange circle to turn RED. If the circle is GREEN, that means someone else is talking. Seems backwards to me, but it is what it is.

Just one word of caution - most of the channels on the application are self-administered. There is no central administration to patrol the content of any particular channel, so surf at your own risk. I (Michael Bray) will be maintaining responsibility for administration of the Waters Edge Zello Channel. Please let me know of any abuse.

Posted: 06 September 2017
September HOA Board Meeting has been cancelled / Sandbag Locations

Due to the approaching Cat-5 Hurricane Irma, September's board meeting, previously scheduled for 12 September, has been cancelled.

Sandbags are now available for Port Orange residents at the following locations:

  1. Southwinds Soccer Complex - 1200 Richel Dr
  2. Spruce Creek Ballfield - 481 Central Park Blvd
  3. Coraci Park - 5200 Coraci Blvd

There is a 10-bag limit per household, and you must bring an ID to prove residency in Port Orange. Bags are self-fill, so bring a shovel.

Posted: 05 September 2017
Hurricane Irma

Dear Homeowner,

Hurricane Irma is approaching us. Although the track is not yet fully determined, we strongly urge you to prepare sooner rather than later. Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., potted plants, garbage cans, decorations, flags, landscape lighting, grills, Contractor signs, etc.) Patio furniture can be put into the pool (if you have one) or should be brought inside. Anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g. propane tanks) and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on your home.

Please make sure that the storm drains on the street are clear of any debris in order to prevent unnecessary flooding. If you have any landscape debris out on the curb that was not picked up from the City, please collect it and secure it because this will become projectiles as well.

If you lose power, open your refrigerator or freezer only when necessary. Make blocks of ice in Tupperware containers or ziplock bags. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored.

Refill your medications and store them in a plastic container, fill-up your car with gas, have plenty of batteries and flashlights (remember to use candles as a last resort). Share contact information with your neighbors, particularly if you are leaving the area and remember to help your neighbors. Those of you who may already be out of town, make sure you have someone secure your home.

Be safe.

Resources:

Posted: 04 August 2017
New day for Recycling
Recycling day has changed to Wednesdays

The HOA has been informed by WastePro that as of August 23 2017, the new day for collection of Recyclables (plastic, newspaper, etc) will be WEDNESDAYS. Note that this is the same day as collection of yard waste (bagged leaves and grass, branches, etc). The HOA has also sent an email blast, and a message will be posted on the marquis board at the entrance and on the Waters Edge Residents FB page. Please help spread the word to your neighbors that may not get the word thru one of these means. Especially, watch for anyone that puts their recycles out on Tuesday, and kindly pass the news. Thanks!

Posted: 16 June 2017
A message from Troy Stokes, HOA President

Hello Neighbors,

Summer is fast approaching and that means different things to different folks. For some it signals the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. Some folks travel, others stay right here at home and carry on business as usual. For your HOA, the beginning of summer signifies that we're halfway through our year and hopefully we're halfway through our to-do list. So, what's on that to-do list anyway?

One of our goals for this year is to freshen up the look of our soon-to-be 20-year-old community. The landscaping at our main entrance and along the boulevard has been here since day one. That's good if you're a tree. Not so good for shrubs and such. The planter beds at the main entrance sign walls were reshaped and reconfigured for better drainage and curb appeal. The landscaping at the Waters Edge Blvd / Tributory Ln intersection got a major facelift that included reshaped shrub beds, new turf areas and a major irrigation valve box relocation that will hopefully result in less damage from off-road drivers. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make these things happen.

Our website has been totally rebuilt from the ground up within the past year. If you haven't visited it lately, I encourage you to do so. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips such as community news, maps, association documents, and a really cool interactive fountain status and reporting tool. Look for more features coming soon as we continue to improve our communication channels.

Security is a priority of your HOA. As our community continues to grow, so does the potential for crime. Overall, we are a very safe community and for that I am eternally grateful. We still have our share of problems and, fortunately, many of them are preventable. According to the Port Orange Police Department, 85% of car break-ins occur to unlocked vehicles. Please lock your cars and hide your valuables and help put an end to these crimes of opportunity.

I know it seems like it was only yesterday, but hurricane season is upon us again. When there is no hurricane – make a hurricane plan. Know your hurricane risk. Make an emergency plan. Build or restock your disaster supplies kit.

Thank you for your continued support. I appreciate any feedback and welcome your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. I want to encourage each homeowner to be involved as much as you are able to be. It is a great way to meet your neighbors while building a strong community.

Kind regards,

Troy Stokes / President - Waters Edge HOA

Posted: 16 February 2017
Annual Waters Edge Community Garage Sale Date
2017 Garage Sale flyer

At the February meeting, an official date for the Waters Edge Community Garage Sale was approved as April 8, 2017. Rachael Lutz is coordinating this years garage sale - you may contact her at rachaellutz007@gmail.com.

As a reminder, if you wish to have a garage sale (on this or any other date) you must obtain a permit from the City of Port Orange. You can obtain this permit by visiting the City of Port Orange Customer Service Department, lcoated on the first floor at City Hall. There is a small fee of $5 to obtain the permit, which is good for 3 consecutive days, or for two consecutive weekends of two days each.

For additional information about Yard Sales within the City of Port Orange, please visit: https://www.port-orange.org/residents/?p=yard_sales

Posted: 15 January 2017
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!!
Introducing Rich Ware new board member

Hi everyone and welcome to 2017! Your HOA board wishes you the best for this upcoming year. Speaking of the board, there are several important changes you should know about. First, 2016 was the last year that longtime ICI Vice President Dick Smith will be a member of the Waters Edge HOA board, since enough homes have now been developed that a developer position on the board is no longer mandated. The Waters Edge Board would like to thank Mr Smith for his many years of dedicated service to the residents of Waters Edge. In his place, a new board member, Rich Ware, was elected (his picture is to the left). Rich has been involved with the HOA for a long time, having served on both the RMC (Resident Modification Committee) and the Grounds Committee. Second, the named positions for the board for 2017 have been established. Troy Stokes will remain the President, Hal Rhodes will remain the Vice President, and Dennis Young will remain the Treasurer. Jack Pollard will take over the Secratary position from Bill Coyne.

One of the larger decisions that the board made at the end of 2016 was the choice of management company. For the last four months, Waters Edge has had a temporary contract with TLC Professional Group, which took over when Karen Koch retired. At the December meeting, TLC Professional Group was officially selected as the HOA Management company for 2017. You may reach TLC Professional Group at http://www.tlc-pg.com or via phone at 386-219-2010.

As is customary, the final 2017 budget was also approved during the December meeting. The board members took both past expenditures and anticipated needs into account (haha, a "budget" joke!) as they crafted the new budget. The expected income from HOA standard assessments is $530,840, which represents 1,154 homes (there are still a few left to be built in Phase 12, which are not specifically included in the budget).

Posted: 8 December 2016
New fountain installed at west entrance
New fountain installed at West entrance

After a long period of down-time, a brand-new beautiful fountain is up and running at our west entrance! This new fountain is more energy efficient than the previous fountain as it uses a 5HP pump that was designed for submersible fountains and LED lighting (the previous fountain used a 10HP pump and halogen lighting). Thus, we expect that over time, the energy efficiency of this new fountain will save us money on our electric bill. The size and beauty of this fountain is as good if not better than what was there before, and is certainly impressive to see as people drive by our entrances. It also has a digital control box with battery backup which means that the on/off cycle should be much more reliable.

Posted: 1 November 2016
New HOA Website officially launched!!

From: Michael Bray, Website developer / administrator

Welcome to the brand-new Waters Edge HOA Website!!

This new website has been completely redesigned, created from scratch, with the goal of providing more information to you on a more timely basis, making it easier to interact with your HOA. There are several new features that you may enjoy, and there are many more to come! The page that you are reading (the "Home" page) will always have the latest communications from the HOA, and essentially replaces the HOA Newsletter, which has been discontinued. Explore the menus above to see all that is offered. In particular, take note of the "Register" and "Login" links at the top-right. Using this functionality, you will have your own personal login to the website. Although registering doesn't currently provide any significant advantage, in the near future there will be features that will require having a validated login. For example, you will be able to receive email notifications whenever a new announcement is posted or when the status of your favorite fountain changes. Here are a few other neat features you may enjoy:

  • The date of the next HOA meeting is always displayed at the top of every page
  • Submit a fountain status report that goes directly to the grounds committee responsible party
  • A direct contact form that allows you to communicate with various parties within the HOA
If you experience any problems, or have any suggestions for improvements, please contact me directly - I love getting feedback, whether good or bad! Just use the Contact Us page, and select "Michael Bray - WebMaster" as the recipient.

Posted: 11 October 2016
October 2016 HOA Meeting Highlights
October 2016 HOA Meeting Highlights

The effects of Hurricane Matthew, and how to proceed with repairs as a result of wind damage, were the major focus of this meeting. All work done to clean up (new roofs, fences, etc) still require permits from the City of Port Orange, but they have waived fees for the next 60 days (exact cutoff date is unknown, so please check w/ City offices). Also, HOA permits are still required, although the HOA doesn't charge a fee for permits. To expedite the HOA approval process, the RMC committee will be meeting weekly. Please submit your RMC Application to our HOA Management Company TLC Professional Group.

To help residents with repairs, the HOA Board has decided to relax some of the restrictions and requirements in the HOA Covenants and Restrictions (C&Rs). These relaxations are temporary, and if utilized by the resident homeowners, must be the result of damage incurred by Hurricane Matthew. Additionally, to promote quick healing of our community, these relaxations are temporary, and must be submitted to and approved by the RMC within a limited timeframe.

There were several main talking points regarding Hurricane Matthew remediation:
  • Roofs
    • Solicitors - no soliciting is allowed in Waters Edge. The Port Orange Police Department has been issuing citations to solicitors. If you see solicitors, you may call the POPD non-emergency line at 386-506-5800.
    • Contractors - the HOA does not currently endorse any specific roofing company. You are free to choose any contractor to perform the work, but the contractor must be LICENSED and INSURED.
    • The HOA guidelines list Owens-Corning as the reference brand for colors, but you are not restricted to this brand - you may choose any brand you like. Most other brands have similar colors to the HOA Standards which can be matched and approved by the RMC.
  • Fences
    • Although erecting wood fences is not currently allowed by the C&Rs, the Board will allow re-erecting wood fences as long as the final appearance is the same as it was prior to the storm.
    • Except for replacing posts, if actual repairs are required, the prior guidelines established by the Board will hold.
    • Individual slats may be replaced, but if you need to replace entire panels with new panels, a new fence will still be required. This is to avoid a "checkerboard" appearance that would be created by mismatched wood tones.
  • Trees
    • First and foremost, make sure your property is safe. If you need to remove a tree that has fallen, please proceed and then submit the City and HOA permit applications.
    • The city may require you to replace removed trees with a like kind. Please refer to the Tree Brochure and Residential Landscape Requirements documents for the details.
    • Special Hurricane-related debris pickup for the City of Port Orange will start Wednesday 12 October 2016.
Additional topics:
  • Debris Pickup
    • Hurricane-related debris pickup for the City of Port Orange starts 12 October 2016 by City contractror AshBritt. There is no schedule immediately available for the specific order of neighborhoods that pickup will occur. Details.
    • Please place your hurricane debris on the right-of-way (the grassy area in between the road and the sidewalk). Please do not place hurricane-related debris in the road - it's dangerous to traffic and pedestrians. Details.
  • Hiring a Contractor
    • First and foremost, make sure the contractor is LICENSED and INSURED by the State of Florida. You can verify their license at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Additional methods are available, including a mobile app.
    • If you need to know what to look for when looking at a license provided by a contractor, click here.
    • Utilize the Central Florida Better Business Bureau to help you validate a contractor.
    • Tips for hiring a contractor: get a written estimate; make sure the estimate includes the scope of work, materials, etc; beware of contractors offering to be the "fastest" or "cheapest".
Posted: 26 September 2016
New HOA Management Company
Puzzle logo - Introducing TLC PG, new HOA management company

Waters Edge HOA has a new management company as of Sep 26, 2016. The new company is TLC Professional Group. Cheryl Weber, who had several years of experience working with the previous management company for our HOA, is our new CAM (Community Association Manager). By now, you should have received a letter in the mail introducing TLC. You can reach their web site at http://www.tlc-pg.com/, or you can call them at 386-219-2010. You may also contact Cheryl directly via email at cheryl@tlc-pg.com.

Posted: 16 September 2016
New reclaimed water irrigation schedule

If you water your lawn using reclaimed water, the City of Port Orange has requested that you begin a new schedule. All residents of Waters Edge using reclaimed water should irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from Midnight until 8:00 a.m.

Original City of Port Orange FB Post

Posted: 06 August 2016
Emergency Preparedness Fair

The City of Port Orange Emergency Management is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater at City Center from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on September 16th. >> View Flyer

There will be many great local, state, and federal resources available. There will be giveaways, emergency vehicle displays, and a concert. All free of charge.

You can find more Emergency Management resources at the City of Port Orange Emergency Management website, including a Disaster Planning Guide and Needed Supply List. Don't be caught off-guard!

Posted: 16 July 2016
City Government Candidate Forum
You are invited to City Government Candidate Forum

The Alliance of Port Orange Homeowners Associations is hosting a Port Orange City Government Candidate Forum.  Exercise your civic responsibility and come out to hear what the candidates have to say.  Questions will be accepted in a pre-submitted form - use the link in the announcement below to submit a question.  There are currently three candidates for Port Orange City Mayor: Don Burnette, Lance Green (attendance confirmed), and Ted Noftall.  There are also three candidates for City Council District 2: Sarah Jones (attendance confirmed), Bryan Syford, and Chase Tramont (attendance confirmed).  Drew Bastian is running for City Council District 3 unopposed.

Port Orange City Government Candidate Forum

Hosted by The Alliance of Port Orange Homeowners Associations

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
1000 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129

Open to the public, all city residents are encouraged to attend.

To submit a question to be considered for the candidates, please click here and use the online form.
** The window for submitting questions is now closed.
Posted: 08 July 2016
Powerwashing of 3-rail fences has begun

All common-area 3-rail fences will be powerwashed over the next 6 weeks. Believe it or not, there are over 17,000 feet of three-rail fence in Waters Edge that will be covered by this effort. The task is being performed by Suntime Pressure Cleaning, and is expected to last about 4-5 weeks.