Community Announcement: Cleaning Up After Your Pet

The Board revised the deed restriction enforcement policy in an effort to address a safety, health, aesthetic and odor issue:

Residents not cleaning up after their dogs when walking them in the community.

The problem has been getting worse.  Recently dog feces were found along stretches of sidewalk.
This creates not only an odor problem, an unpleasant visual for our community, it also is a safety and health problem.

PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PETS WHEN TAKING THEM OUT FOR A WALK.  Enjoy the time with your pet, but take a plastic bag or other container with you on the walk and clean up feces deposited by your pet.  Please take the bag and its contents home and properly dispose of them in your garbage can.  Thank you.

In an effort to address this worsening problem, the Board recently revised the enforcement procedures to provide:

Immediate Fining for Failure to Clean Up After Pets:   If a homeowner allows his/her pet to defecate on the property of another homeowner or the common areas owned by the Association and fails to clean up after the pet, the homeowner will be sent one (1) notice to correct.  If the homeowner again allows his/her pet to defecate as stated above and fails to clean up after the pet, the homeowner will immediately be sent a notice of referral to the Fining/Hearing Committee.  In the event the homeowner has been determined to have been in violation of the requirement to clean up after their pet, the fine will be $100 for each violation/occurrence.

Please help us keep our community clean, attractive, healthy and desirable.

New Trash Service Update

The new trash and recycling cans are currently being delivered in the neighborhood. Starting October 6th they will need to be used.

Trash and recycling pick-up will be Thursdays. Yard waste pick-up will be Fridays.
There is a flier attached to your new cans that will supply all needed information.
[UPDATE]  The fliers have been scanned and attached to this post. They should answer any questions you have.

Water Treatment Plant Information

 

Dear Residents,

The waste water treatment plant on our south side has authorized work that is intended to address the odor that periodically emanates from there. Initially, they hoped to have the work done by June 2014, but due to specialty parts being required to be manufactured, the completion date is now January. Please see the email below for their full response.

Also, they would like to let us know that at times when the smell has been reported it is not always emanating from the plant but from the surrounding orange groves when fertilizing is being done (when reports come in a check of their facility windsock shows the wind blowing to the south, away from us, meaning it’s not blowing from the plant).

Thank you. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

From: Bryan Gongre
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:41 PM
To: Jenny.E.Farrell@dep.state.fl.us; Deborah Weage
Subject: Lake Groves WWTF Odor Control Project

Ms. Farrell & Ms. Weage,

I wanted to take a moment and advise the Department and the Weston Hills HOA of the Utility’s progress in the completion of our Wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) Odor Control project.

Initially, the Utility commissioned a study through our engineers to determine the source of the odors at the WWTF.  This study has been completed and the results of this study identified the head works and the screenings dumpster to be the source of the odors.

The Utility then requested our engineers to design and permit a solution to address the odor issues.  The full design was completed at the end June 2014.  During that time the Utility applied for the FDEP permit to construct the odor control improvements.  The FDEP permit was received on 3/24/2014.

The Utility let the project to bid in July 2014 and awarded the project to the selected contractor with a notice to proceed on 8/8/2014.

The contractor has ordered the treatment components and materials for the odor control project.  Unfortunately these components are not shelf ready and have to be built to specifications.  The major component of the project is the Bio-scrubber that is set to be delivered on 12/1/2014 and estimated to be operational within two weeks of delivery.  The Bio-scrubber will address odors from the head works that make up approximately 80% of the overall issue.  The second component to be installed is the screenings compactor/washer that will address the dumpster odors.  This piece of equipment is expected to be shipped during the first week of January 2014 and installed immediately thereafter.  All said, the entire project will be complete in January 2014.

Even though this is a long process, I want to assure everyone that the Utility has prudently addressed this project by specifically targeting the origin of odors and designing a solution that will address this problem for many years to come.  I hope that you find this information helpful and I would be happy to entertain any further discussion regarding this matter.  Thank you.

Bryan K. Gongre

Regional Manager

 

Utilities, Inc. & its affiliates

200 Weathersfield Avenue

Altamonte Springs, FL  32714