August Managers report

The Golf Lakes staff is pursuing completion of our summer goals. The office staff has been doing a lot of organizing and updating in preparation for the upcoming busy season. The maintenance staff has completed several summer projects, and has the park looking great. Also on the agenda:

  • August will see the palm trees trimmed. If you have palms that, the park does not trim, the contractor will do them for $16.00. Just send the money to the Golf Lakes’ office and we will have the contractor do them. The vendor is scheduled to begin August 13th so you can also call the office to get on list and then send money.

  • The clubhouse floor in main hall has been refurbished and now the hall will be painted.

I am making the final updates to the 2019 budget this month in preparation for the review of the Budget and Finance Committee in September and the Board of Directors in October. The Board of Directors will vote on the Budget at the Budget Meeting the first Monday of December after it has been mailed or hand delivered to all residents. Residents are welcomed to ask questions after receiving their copy of the budget. The Board will discuss the budget in its entirety at the first Board Meeting in October and again at the Budget Meeting the first Monday in December.

Along with the summer rains the weeds are sprouting. Thank you to the residents who made arrangements to keep your property looking good all year long. Leaving a contact with the office prior to departing for your summer home saves time, long distance phone calls and you from paying someone other than who you made arrangements with. The park inspections are accomplished monthly during the summer. I finished the inspection last week and had only 14 letters that I had to send.Winter residents are thanked for your cooperation in putting things away prior to leaving for the summer in accordance with my Rule Reminder for this month. Summer residents are asked, if you are leaving for more than 7 days, you please put things away. Also, all summer residents need to take time to evaluate the amount of things outside that will have to be put away if an evacuation notice is given. Make it easy on yourself and put things away now or get rid of things if you don’t think you can get it put away.

Residents requesting service from Florida Power and Light (FP&L) after Gate Street is closed in the evening need to make arrangements with FP&L to allow them access into Golf Lakes. You may give them your code or last name and explain how they can use the phone system to enter the park or you may meet them at Gate Street to let them in. FP&L does not have the capability of informing all crews of the access code like the Sheriff or Fire Department.

When this banner comes out I will be serving on a mission trip to Kenya Africa. We will be staying at an orphanage of 260+ children and 40+ staff. It is a ministry my husband and I have supported for several years. My husband has been there two times but this will be my first trip. It is a stretch of my comfort zone but I am grateful for this opportunity.

I hope everyone is having a great summer. We are having our typical hot and humid weather here.

Manager’s Rule Reminder for August

VI. 16. All residents who will be away anytime for more than seven (7) days during official hurricane season (June 1st to November 30th), must stow away all outdoor objects prior to leaving.

  • This includes, but not limited to flower pots, grills, decorative statues, outdoor furniture, garbage cans, bicycles and rain barrels.

  • If not stored properly or anchored permanently, all such items will be removed.

  • If an expense is incurred it will be charged to the owner

Golf Lakes Realty, Inc.  a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage 5050 5th St E. Bradenton, FL

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