Bulletin Board

Crepe Myrtle Trees

In Florida, pruning Crepe Myrtle trees should be done in January or February before new growth begins. This will allow the tree to develop properly by the summer. It will ensure that the natural beauty of the tree will be displayed when healthy and vigorous. Pruning Crepe Myrtle trees while dormant will not interfere with blooming, since buds form from new growth.  If you do not want your Crepe Myrtle trees trimmed, place a blue reflector in front of the trees not to be trimmed.  Reflectors are available at major hardware stores.

Common Area Usage

All residents are reminded that the use of the common area amenities is governed by our HOA Restrictions & Covenants, Bylaws, and the Rules and Regulations for Use of Common Areas and good old fashion common sense. There are appropriate signs posted that list the normal use restrictions. It is impossible to list all of the “no-no’s” that might occur. Therefore, we all depend on each other to exercise good judgement when in the common areas. Recently, a golf cart was observed on the basketball court which is not a good use of our common area space.


Again, we are experiencing numerous houses that have fenced in back yards with multiple piles of dog feces.  For example, when Brightview recently mowed the Dover pod and the Sheffield pod, approximately half of the fences had the issue of multiple piles. One pile is manageable but more than one will result in the fenced area not being mowed. Brightview has been directed to skip mowing any backyards in question. Please address this matter as appropriate.

Reminders and Updates

Yard debris (palm branches, etc.) is collected by Waste Management on Mondays.  All residents are reminded to place this debris at the end of their driveways Saturday or Sunday before the scheduled pick up.  Debris should not be placed in the path of the riding mowers used by the landscape company.

Service required from either the HOA Maintenance team or one of the HOA vendors (landscaper, etc.), a service order should be completed and submitted to the HOA office for action. 

Drone Policy

Drones are prohibited from flying in any airspace within 400 feet above the Common Areas or landing on the Common Areas.  “Drone” is defined as an unmanned aircraft that can fly under the control of a remote pilot or by a geographic position system (GPS) guided autopilot mechanism.  The term “Common Area” is defined by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of for St. James Golf Club.  There shall be no deliveries by drone, i.e. Amazon, etc. without prior approval of the Association. Drones may be flown on and above a homeowner’s individual lot only.

Lawn Mowing Obstacles

To assist the landscapers in mowing efficiently, all homeowners are asked to 
discontinue placing trash and yard debris on areas to be mowed.  This will 
eliminate the need for the mowers to dismount their equipment to move the
obstacles and then to replace the items after the mowing is done.  Thanks 
for your cooperation.

Committee Meetings

The Maintenance Committee meets every month on the Thursday before the HOA Board of Directors Meeting at 6 PM at the Clubhouse

The Landscape Committee meets with Brightview Landscaping the first Monday of every month at 9 AM at the Clubhouse.

Common Area Hours

Common area Facilities available for Homeowner use
Clubhouse: 8:00am to 10:00pm
Fitness Center: 6:00am to 11:00pm
All Other Common area Facilities: Dawn to Dusk
This includes Pool, Spa, All Courts, Gazebos, Tot Lot


If you need estoppel information call the HOA office at 772-344-0219. Talk to our Estoppel Administrators Judy Berger or Dorothy Calabrese.

Irrigation Poilcy

The intent of this policy to reissue the guidelines on the weekly watering program of the St. James Golf Club Homeowners Association designed to maintain proper lake levels and comply with the SFWMD and St. Lucie local rules where required.

The HOA, SFWMD and St. Lucie county rules are the same - which is watering two (2) times per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays with an optional day which is Sunday. These rules can be changed by any agency based on overall conditions.  For maintenance purposes, the system can be run at any time with maintenance personnel present.


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Pick up after your pet.

Animal feces pose a serious health risk, especially to children playing in the grassy areas.
All pets must be kept on a leash. It is the law.
These are required by the Covenants and Restrictions and Port St. Lucie law.

Reflector System

To better service the community, there is a reflector program which is utilized by the homeowner to signify plants and/or landscape that the homeowner would not like our landscape vendor to trim.

There are two colors of reflectors that are utilized:  Blue and Red.

·        Blue Reflector –  This signifies that the homeowner does not want a specific plant trimmed.  Blue reflectors are placed in front of the plant that is not to be trimmed.

Street Drainage

Our street drainage system consists of approximately 97 drain structures throughout our community.  The components are a grate at road level with a concrete structure beneath it that contains the discharge pipes to the lakes.  The lakes then drain to the canals through a weir that controls the amount of water to the canals.  The flow volume to the canals is controlled by the South Florida Water Management district (SFWM).  These drainage structures vary in depth as do the pipes to the canals.  Each year, we measure the depths to determine the need for cleaning.


We are a self managed HOA. This helps us keep our dues low.
We need help to do this.
The Restrictions and Covenants Committee needs help
We need several members from each neighborhood.
We have a great leader so please help.
To volunteer call the HOA office - (772) 344-0219
Help us keep this a great community.