CLICKERS, CARDS AND VISITOR'S GATE
The implementation of the new SJGC access system is near completion.
We will be posting “how to’s” and updates on the OnDemand TV channel as information is available.
It is very important that you view the OnDemand channel frequently over the next few weeks to ensure that you have the latest information that pertains to your use of the system. An important change is the use of 00* instead of “9” to open the visitor’s gate when you are called by a visitor.
Again, stay tuned to the OnDemand channel for further information.
Instructional video at https://youtu.be/8nSvnpXji2g
SJGC Board of Directors, 2/20/20
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.
CREPE MYRTLE TREES (UPDATE)
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 Crape 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.
Tri-Bros. has advised us that the trimming will be done in February.
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 and, which is not a good use of our common area space. If you have questions regarding the use of the common area space, contact the HOA Office or your respective POD director.
HOMEOWNERS WITH RENTERS
Homeowners with renters are asked to provide the office with a current lease/rental agreement if not previously done. This will expedite future processes that require verification of occupants.
HOA Board of Directors December 16, 2019
Just a reminder that the quarterly dues are $600.00 per quarter starting the first of January in 2020.
The HOA website is now 100% secure and all transactions are encrypted with the latest encryption software. To access the site securely go to https://www.stjamesgolfclubhoa.com instead of the old http: name.
In the past, SJGC has had very effective programs for welcoming new homeowner (residents) to our community. Recently, we have not had a Welcome Committee to introduce new residents to their new community. We are asking that a group of residents volunteer to give new life to this important committee. If you can devote some time to developing the welcome committee program and participating in the program, please contact the HOA office and leave your name. You will be contacted and given the opportunity to meet with other volunteers. Hopefully, we can get the committee active by January.
ENTRANCE GATE ACTIVITY
There has been an increase in the incidence of vehicles entering the SJGC community by following closely behind the vehicle in front of them. Additionally, some residents are opening the gate for drivers that appear to be using a “card” to activate the gate. Both of these activities defeat the purpose of our gate system. In the first situation, there is also an increase in broken gates. When the gate is damaged, we make an effort to collect for the damage or report the damage to the Port St. Lucie Police for their assistance. In the second scenario, we should not assume that the person who appears to be swiping a card, truly has a valid card. There are deactivated cards because people have moved; there are lost cards and there are deactivated cards due to HOA issues that have not been resolved. Please refrain from opening the gate for others unless you are certain of their identity.
HOA Board of Directors