Dec 2018 Newsletter

Up-Coming Events

With the Holiday Season upon us there are several community wide events you should take note of. Everyone is invited to attend, if you have any questions please email at coventryvillagefl@gamail.com Hope to see you there!

Saturday Dec. 8th – Annual Ladies Ornament Party

4822 Ridgemorr Circle from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Details – For Ladies Only, bring an ornament (approx. $10 value) to exchange. Also, please bring a dish and your favorite bottle of wine or another beverage to share.

Tuesday Dec. 18th – 2nd Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

Judging for the 2nd Annual Holiday Lighting Contest will take place beginning at 7 p.m. To participate simply have your display up and looking its best. Prizes will be awarded to one Grand Prize winner and one Runner-Up.

*If the weather is not ideal on the 18th then judging will take place on Weds. Dec. 19th instead

Friday Dec. 21st – Annual Santa Truck Block Party

4779 Ridgemoor Circle from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. *Santa is expected around 8 p.m.*

Details – Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. This is a pot luck holiday dinner so please bring a dish and a beverage to share with your friends and neighbors. Santa will arrive, escorted by the crew from Eastlake Fire Rescue. EFR will be taking up a collection for their children’s burn victim charity so we ask that each family in attendance contribute $20 to this worthy cause.

Kids are invited to meet Santa and parents can take photos if they’d like. Santa’s helpers will distribute gifts to each child immediately afterwards. If you want your child to receive a gift please provide a small, wrapped gift labeled with your child’s first and last name and age. Please drop the gift off at the address above prior to the day of the party.

 

Slow Down and Drive Safely

Happy Holidays to all the residents, family and friends of Coventry Village. While we all get ready to enjoy the holidays let us also remember to pay a little extra attention while behind the wheel. Our children and their friends will surely be outside enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Also, please be sure to make your guests aware of the many deer and turkey that share our community to help avoid accidents. It has also been noted that some residents are ignoring the 3-way stop at Bridgeton Court. This traffic control measure was overwhelmingly approved by your neighbors and has been in place now for almost two years. Those who fail to stop, or who drive recklessly thru the community, not only endanger their own safety but also the lives and property of others. The Pinellas County Sherriff’s office has been made aware of this ongoing issue and traffic patrols will occur at random intervals. If for no other reason than to save yourself the cost of a ticket, please slow down and obey the rules of the road. Making an extra effort to be a safe, courteous driver will help to ensure that everyone in our community can enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!

 

Keep Your Home Looking Its Best

Your home is one of your most valuable assets and regular maintenance is the key to preserving its value and to maintaining its appearance. After a hot and humid summer, the cooler winter months are a great time to tackle those exterior projects. Stucco surfaces especially need regular attention as they are not waterproof unless painted or otherwise sealed regularly. Regular cleaning with a mild bleach solution or another mold & mildew remover will not only protect the surface from damage but keep it looking great. Additionally, if you haven’t had your house painted in the last 8 to 10 years now may be a great time to consider a fresh look. Don’t forget about your driveway either. The Association has just finished cleaning all of the sidewalks in the community, but it is still each homeowner’s responsibility to routinely clean their driveway. These surfaces collect grim and mildew, especially as they age, so an annual pressure washing is a good idea. On a related note, even though the Association has the new mailboxes cleaned twice a year (in January & July) it is important to remove dirt like bird droppings as needed. If your mailbox unit needs cleaning please DO NOT use harsh or abrasive cleaners like bleach or acid. These products will damage the paint finish. Warm, soapy water is all that should be needed. Finally, don’t neglect your landscape. Late winter/early spring is a great time to trim trees and shrubs, install new plants and freshen mulch. A little TLC now will go a long way towards keeping your home looking its best year-round and will help to preserve your investment for years to come.

 

Association News

Lastly, there are a couple of items of which the Board would like everyone to be aware. First, for anyone who was unable to attend the Annual Meeting in November or who did not read the mailing, please note that the monthly assessments are increasing with next year’s budget, from $60 to $63 per month. This increase is necessitated by an increase in the cost of our trash collection as well as the need to adjust the budget for continued sidewalk cleaning. New coupon books are on their way but please be sure to check with your financial institution if you have autopay set up to adjust the payment amount beginning with January 2019. Finally, don’t forget you can always contact the Board via email at coventryvillagefl@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or suggestions you might have. Thank you for your time and attention and we wish all of you a very Happy Holiday and all the best in the New Year.

The Board of Directors

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