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December Manager's Report


It is obvious many residents have returned to Golf Lakes by the increasing activity in the hall and the fact that my calendar is filling up with committee meetings. The Beautification Committee has planted the annual flowers. We appreciate everyone who helped with this project. Guests always comment on the beautiful flowers and our residents (staff too!) enjoy them so much. The Christmas holiday decorations will be up or going up shortly. Thank you to the Hall Decorating Committee, Golf Lakes’ Maintenance Staff and again to the Beautification Committee for the lovely holiday look they create every year.

The Annual Budget Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The budget will be reviewed in its entirety; each line item will be explained and discussed. Please make this a priority and arrange your schedule so you can attend this important meeting. Following the budget meeting the Monthly Communication Meeting will be held. These meetings are always informative and will help you keep up on the business of your Association.

The proposed budget is based on no increase in your maintenance fees for 2019. The lawn mowing cost has gone up $1.50 a month. The cable increase for 2019 is not known at this time.

The Board of Directors has voted unanimously to except a new contract with Spectrum. All 780 units will have cable and internet for their homes. The cost will be 39.99 plus taxes (approx. 45.19), a part of your Association Fees. The contract includes 3 digital top set boxes and a router. In order for the Board to move forward with the contract a by-law change will be required allowing the Association to negotiate internet along with cable. This By-law change will be in your election packet for your vote. A YES vote will allow the Board to go forward with this contract. A NO vote will mean the Board will only be able to provide cable to the residents.

You will receive your coupon booklet for the 2019 maintenance fees after the 2019 Budget is passed by the Board of Directors. Maintenance fees are due January 1, 2019. The coupon booklets are printed from the Association’s bank. There are three ways to make your payment.


  • Payment by check- Use available address label to mail directly to the bank. The address labels are attached to the coupon where you tear it out of the booklet.

  • Automatic Debit – There will be a form included with the coupons to enroll in Automatic Debit.

  • Online Bill Payment – Set up your payment using the payment account number (found on the coupon). The payee will still be Golf Lakes and mailed to the Association’s bank..

There is a letter enclosed with the coupons to give you directions.

Traffic has also increased considerably, for your safety and the safety of others, do not make a left turn out of the entrance on to 53rd Avenue. Also, please, the speed limit in the park is 15 mph, your cooperation is very much appreciated. There are so many bike riders and walkers this time of year so please cruise slowly through your park.

Yard lights are now $94.07. If you do not currently have a yard light please consider getting one as they help with the lighting of the whole park. If you just need the globe, they are available for $22.40.

Anyone wanting to make a donation to the clubhouse must contact the office. Please do not just leave items in clubhouse. By contacting the office we can put you in contact with the proper person. For larger items the Board of Directors has to approve all items that the Association will be responsible to maintain in the future.

The office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR STAFF!!!


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

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