We did not have enough homeowners at the meeting on May 27th, so we did not vote for a new board. We did discuss some things. Basketball Hoops – When not used, they should be stored on the side of the house, NOT IN THE STREET. Parking – Parking facing the wrong way will be ticketed. Cars are not …View full post
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Put it on your calendar. Sandy Creek Homeowners Association will have a fireworks show on July 4th at 9pm. We hope everyone enjoys the show.
We did not have enough homeowners at the meeting on May 27th, so we did not vote for a new board. We did discuss some things.
Basketball Hoops - When not used, they should be stored on the side of the house, NOT IN THE STREET.
Parking – Parking facing the wrong way will be ticketed. Cars are not to be parked blocking the sidewalk and may be ticketed. Cars may not be parked on both sides of the street across from another or they will be ticketed.
Good Afternoon Everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know that tomorrow the contractor will be out by pond 900 for planning purposes and Monday (or possibly as early as this Friday) they will begin clearing the trees and other growth.
Please let your neighbors know.
Thanks and have a great afternoon.
The transition is nearly complete as we have removed Don Asher and Associates and Beth Palmer with Property First is our new property manager for the community. Expect to receive a welcome letter in the next couple of weeks. See Frequently Asked Questions page of the website.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT SEND ANY FURTHER PAYMENTS UNTIL INSTRUCTED BY PROPERTY FIRST.
We will hold our annual homeowners association meeting within the next 6 weeks. We will address the new HOA dues schedule. We should be moving to an annual fee that is lower than what is currently being paid on an annual basis.
Most know that we met with DOT on February 17th regarding the construction of the widening of East Colonial Drive and the construction of a runoff pond in the lot in front of the community. They followed up and met with as on the 13th of March with revised plans. We followed up with a petition of what the community would desire for the best interest of the homeowners. The land does belong to the Department of Transportation and ultimately they do not have to make changes, but they negotiated with us following our petition.
- Original Plans of DOT: Leave 150 feet of trees between East Colonial Drive and the new retention pond. Clear out all the trees on the land between our Sandy Creek subdivision and the 150 feet of trees closest to the road. Fence the area off and dig a retention run-off pond inside the fence. In the event the pond is full, it has a system in place to run off into the Econlockhatchee river. The widening and sidewalk was planned to stop in an area approximately even with the ABC Liquor Store across the street.
- 2/17/14 – We requested a tree line barrier placed between Sandy Creek and the retention pond. We also requested the sidewalk to be continued to Sandy Creek Lane so we did not have to cut through the grass to reach the sidewalk to get to the new businesses on the corner of Avalon Park Dr and East Colonial.
- 3/13/14 – DOT met with us instead of holding our annual HOA meeting. They agreed to have the pond restructured so that they leave a 30 foot tree line between our community and the pond. They did not explicitly agree to the sidewalk.
- 3/26/14 – DOT accepted our petition and we agreed to the proposed changes. They also agreed to construct the sidewalk all the way to Sandy Creek Lane. See correspondence below.
From DOT (3/20/14):
Thank you for sending us the signed petition from the Sandy Creek HOA.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) needs clarification that having received the signed petition from the Sandy Creek HOA and yourself as their representative you understand and chose the following:
1. Chose to move forward with the Alternate Design for Pond 900 presented to us at the Sandy Creek HOA meeting held on Thursday, March 13th at the Orange County Library at 12000 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
2. Understand that the pond will not be built closer to SR 50.
3. Understand that the FDOT is researching the feasibility of constructing a side-walk from the Sandy Creek Community to connect with the side-walk in front of the mini mall and will advise us within the next week.
4. Understand that the intersection of SR 50 and Sandy Creek Lane is not a feasible location for a traffic signal at the current time.
Please advise by end of business today so we can begin the process.
To DOT (3/21/14):
The Sandy Creek Homeowners Association appreciate and accept the proposed changes to the pond with the expectation that:
1-The sidewalk is completed along Highway 50 East Colonial Dr to Sandy Creek Lane with the existing sidewalk that ends near the corner of Scalp Park Blvd and East Colonial Dr.
2-Special consideration for the leveling of the land on the North West Corner of the DOT land closest to the Sandy Creek community. We do not have hills is East Orlando like the far West side of town, so we do not feel that a 2 to 1 slope is reasonable to be accepted.
In accepting the DOT pond restructure proposal, it is agreed that the fence location will not change but there will be a 30 foot strip of trees between the Sandy Creek Community and the new pond.
From DOT (3/26/14):
Good Morning Again,
We have good news for the Sandy Creek HOA, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct a sidewalk across the front of pond 900 along SR 50 to connect Sandy Creek Lane to the existing sidewalk that was constructed by the ALDI developer.
However, the FDOT will not be constructing a sidewalk on Sandy Creek Lane. The residents can use the existing sidewalk along the east side of Sandy Creek Lane to access the proposed sidewalk along SR 50.
Thank you and have a great day.
Alicia Arroyo | Public Involvement Coordinator
Quest Corporation of America
In-House FDOT Consultant – District 5
Yes, we have a new property manager and it is Beth Palmer with Property First.
No, HOA fees will not go up. In fact we will be reducing them slightly and moving to semiannual payments. So please do not send in a payment to Don Asher for April. If you do send your payment in April, it will be credited towards future payments.
Yes, you are still responsible for catching up your past due HOA dues. You may catch those dues up with Don Asher for the remaining of the month, but DO NOT SEND TO DON ASHER AFTER MARCH 31, 2014.
Please come to Part 1 of our annual HOA board meeting Thursday at 7pm at the Alafaya Library on East Colonial Dr across the street from Radio Shack (because Publix isn’t there anymore). At this meeting we will meet with the Department of Transportation and discuss the changes to the property between our community and East Colonial Dr. We will also discuss the management change and welcome Beth Palmer as our new property manager.
Part 2 of our annual HOA board meeting will be held 2 weeks after on Thursday the 27th at 7pm at the Alafaya Library. We will be voting for new board members and discussing various topics of interest.
Below is our new management companies information. It is also listed on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website.
Beth Palmer, President
Property First, Inc.
PO Box 4656
Winter Park, Fl. 32793
221 Walton Heath Dr, Orlando, FL 32828
800 Number: 1 800 282 8083
Local Area: 407 282 6795
Fax: 407 282 6515