Rodent Prevention Issues in Community

Hello everyone,

There has been a recent issues with rodent problems in some homes in our community. Rodent and animal removal can be expensive. The best way to combat them is to remove food sources and possible shelter areas. Please click this link for more information from the CDC on preventing rodent infestations.
The main issue we want to bring up is removing food sources for rodents. Pet food left out for cats & dogs or throwing food out for squirrels and birds in your yard will attract rodents. If you must feed a pet outside, do not leave the food out for a long period of time. Be aware that bird seed can also attract rodents. The CDC recommends keeping the feeder away from your house and use a squirrel guard to prevent rodents from getting into them. If there is a large amount of spilled seed under your feeder, try and remove as much of the excess as possible.
Also inspect the exterior of your home. Look for holes or pushed up areas on your sofits (the metal screen pieces under your roof allowing air flow through your attic) and other areas in your eaves. Seal up cracks and holes to prevent possible entry. If you suspect an infestation you can hire a pest control service to come and inspect. But remember: rodent prevention is much less expensive than rodent removal. Prevent it before they move in to your attic or walls.
If you do see rodents in or around your home, depending on the severity of the infestation, you may be able to take care of the issue by using traps. Please see the CDC page for tips on using them. If traps aren’t working you will need to turn to a professional exterminator.
If you suspect an abandoned or un-cared for yard or home is a haven for rodents please let the HOA know by emailing us. Thank you.

Kiddie Pool & Home Safety

  1. Please be aware that problem were found with the kiddie pool (not caused by vandalism) and it requires it be shut down indefinitely until repairs can be done. We will sent out an announcement when it is fixed or we have an ETA.
  2. Please keep your garage doors closed when you are not actively using the space and keep your cars locked. We have had recent issues with items being taken from unlocked cars and garages where the doors were left open with no one around. The HOA is working to identify who is responsible. If you have any information please about this issue please contact the HOA or Sheila at Premier. Thank you.

Lost Dog – UPDATE

Sunshine has been found! Thank you to those who helped!

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Dog that we are dog sitting (Sunshine) just ran away from our backyard. She’s a very shy but sweet dog. Please call or message me if you see her – 407-340-6996

Lost Dog

Florida Disaster Prep Sales Tax Holiday

Florida disaster preparedness sales tax holiday starts today, June 2nd.

The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is an opportunity for Floridians to purchase supplies in preparation for a variety of storm-related activity,” said Leon Biegalski, executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue. “From powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes, to tropical storms and hurricanes, Florida experiences a range of potentially dangerous weather throughout summer and fall. We encourage Floridians to participate in this sales tax holiday as being proactive is in the best interest of their safety. “Businesses that sell disaster preparedness supplies in Florida have very little time to prepare for the recently enacted Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on May 25. The tax-free period runs from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Exempt items

A variety of items related to disaster preparedness will be exempt from Florida sales tax during that time. Qualifying items include:

  • Reusable ice (reusable ice packs) costing $10 or less
  • Portable self-powered light sources selling for $20 or less
  • Gas or diesel fuel containers costing $25 or less
  • Batteries (AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, and 6- and 9-volt) selling for $30 or less
  • Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

Portable generators with a sales price of $750 or less also qualify, as do the following items selling for $50 or less:

  • Bungee cords
  • Ground-anchor systems
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tie-down kits
  • Two-way or weather band radios that don’t require electricity to operate
  • Visqueen or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Tarps

First aid kits are always exempt, no matter the price.

Additional details

Special rules apply to numerous situations during a sales tax holiday. For example:

  • Price reductions resulting from a retailer’s coupons may be used to determine whether an item qualifies for the exemption, but price reductions resulting from a manufacturer’s coupon or rebate do not.
  • Tax-exempt items purchased during the holiday with a rain check qualify for the exemption, but a rain check issued during the tax-free period does not qualify an eligible item for the exemption after the sales tax holiday.
  • Mail-order or internet sales are exempt when the order is accepted during the holiday period for immediate shipment, even if the delivery is made after the holiday period.

Check out the Florida Department of Revenue’s tip sheet for more specifics about the items eligible for purchase. Also, visit the Florida Department of Revenue website or call Taxpayer Services at (800)-352-3671.