We were given the all clear from our pool company this morning and the pool has been opened as of 9:30am today, 7/15/21. We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!
The pool has been closed so it can be shocked. It should be open on either Thursday or Friday of this week, 7/15/21-7/16/21. The pool has been locked down and will not be able to be opened until we receive the all clear from our pool company. The pool company will be coming out every day this week to check the water and continue any needed maintenance until our chemical levels are back up to code. We apologize for any inconveniences, but the safety of our residents comes first. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Hello Lakeland 55 residents, it’s that time of year again. There are quite a few lots that have really overgrown grass. We know summer just started and everyone is on vacation and enjoying their COVID free time out, so the board has not sent out any violation letters for overgrown grass, as of yet. The board will start issuing violation letters by the end of June, so please get it taken care of as soon as possible. IF you are elderly or injured, please reach out to the board and we can work on trying to get you in touch with someone to assist you with this. Hope everyone’s summer has been amazing so far!
The annual HOA meeting will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:00pm. IF you cannot attend the annual meeting, please make sure to mail in your proxy/ballot that you received in the mail, OR you can put it in the drop box that is located on the side of the pool house. This year we will be voting for new board members. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The pool has officially opened for the 2021 season. Please email email@example.com if you have any trouble with your fob and we will have someone reach out to you right away. If you need a new or replacement fob, you can email us and we will have someone schedule a time to issue one to you. You must be in good standing, and up to date on your dues, for your fob to be activated. Please remember, ONLY use pool toys in the pool and make sure you are clean before hopping in. Anything you put in the pool, or have on you, can get into the filtration system and cause big problems, which result in large pool repair bills. The pool, clubhouse and lake are under 24 hour surveillance, 7 days a week, so if you see anything that needs to be reported please provide us with the date, time and location of the incident, to the above email, so we can review the correct footage. Hope everyone enjoys the pool!!!
There has been no increase in Lakeland 55 HOA dues since 2008.
It became apparent early in the year, that due to prices continuing to rise, we would need to increase the dues. The increase to $600 a year ($25 a quarter) was voted on at a Board meeting on 5/13/2020.
This was not communicated via postal mail due to complaints at the annual HOA meeting, that the Board was wasting money by use mail to communicate.
Before the pool could be opened this year, it had to be refinished at a cost of $24,000.00. We had numerous vandalism incidents at the pool, which resulted in the HOA purchasing new cameras to view the Pool Box (behind Pool House) which had been substantially damaged at least twice. The cost of the cameras/installation was $3,000.
The vandals appear to be early teens and are both from our neighborhood and guests of the other teens. We were able to control the vandalism, but then received numerous complaints of groups of young teens using foul language in front of small children and creating an environment that was not deemed family friendly. These complaints will probably cause a revision in pool rules for 2021.
The roof at both the Clubhouse and Pool House need to be replaced due to hurricane Sally.
We contacted 15 contractors numerous times and only received 3 responses
Alabama Roofing $25,830 ($16,880 Clubhouse, $8,950 Pool House)
Cooner Roofing $30,310($20,625 Clubhouse,$9,685 Pool House)
McCory Construction $16,950 (Clubhouse only)
Super Roofing $29,697 (Clubhouse only)
Underegrace Roofing $22,100**($16,750 Clubhouse,$5,350 Pool House)
**Undergrace does not include soffit or fascia)
We have contracted with McCory to replace Clubhouse roof only, at this time, and hope to be able to replace pool roof in Spring.
We met with the 1st adjustor and were told HOA would receive $14,800 to cover ALL the damage (roofs/pool fence/tree clean up, etc.) We immediately requested a second independent adjuster and met with him on 10/30/2020. That request is pending and while we are hopeful that we will receive additional funds, there is no guarantee.
We pay $8,246 to Valent Group for insurance and are under insured, so expense next year for coverage will be considerably more.
The removal of trees downed by Sally and the filling in of holes left by trees, along with the sink hole that was on HOA common ground, and therefore HOA responsibility, costed $13,636.00. This expense could not have been planned for, even though we do budget an amount for unexpected expenses, we did not plan on $13,000+.
The roof had to be tarped at a cost of $250 (including tarps) and this must be done by a licensed, insured, bonded contractor. At this time, the tarp is loose so will require another charge to fix the tarp until the roof can be shingled.
Our portion of the Lake Raynauga Project was $14,300. Several of the surrounding neighborhoods on the lake did contribute, or the expense would have been considerably higher.
The 2021 Budget will be included with Dues Invoices that will be sent after Dec. 10th.
Election of HOA Board members is scheduled for early Spring and we encourage each of you to participate in this process.
This entry was posted on November 25, 2020
There is a busted waterline near the sinkhole. Please know that we have someone currently working on fixing it. We hope to have it fixed soon, thank you.
This entry was posted on November 5, 2020
There was a large pile of wet grass that was removed from the lake by the HOA. Please leave it be and do not mess with it, or go near it. We are trying to let it dry out so it can be easily removed. Thank you.
This entry was posted on October 8, 2020
There will be a board meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6:45pm. We will be discussing the budget and anticipated expenses for the remainder of the year. We would love to have each and every one of you attend and we welcome any additional topics you would like to discuss. Hope to see you there!
This entry was posted on October 5, 2020
A recent inquiry was made regarding the pool and birthday parties with more than five guests attending. While we certainly want everyone and their guests to enjoy the pool, we also need to keep our fellow residents in mind. If you bring way more guests than your limit, it could keep other resident families from being able to join in the pool fun. The maximum number of allotted people in the pool, at any given time, is 25. With this being said, we know people will do what they would like to do. Please know that any and every lot owner, that is in good standing with the HOA, has the ability to freely approach these situations and inform the resident of their violation. Our main goal is for everyone to enjoy the pool to its fullest capacity, while remaining respectful to other residents. Thank you and hope you all have a fun filled and joyous weekend!
This entry was posted on August 1, 2020
Great news residents, the chemical imbalance has been taken care of. The pool is now open and safe for all to enjoy!
This entry was posted on July 31, 2020