Nov 2019 Newsletter
Upcoming Holiday Events
With the Holiday Season upon us, there are several community wide events we’d like you to know about. Everyone is invited to attend, andyou can find more information on the community website and Facebook page. If you have any questions,please email us at the address listed above. We hope to see you there!
Friday, Dec. 6th – Annual Santa Truck Block Party
@ 4861 Ridgemoor Circle: Starting @ 6:30 p.m. *Santa is expected at about 8 p.m.
- Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!
- Santa’s Helpers are off duty East Lake Fire Rescue (ELFR) employees that are volunteering their time to the kids.We would like to askthose in attendance to consider donating to ELFR to thank them for their time and effort. We will take up a collection at the party.
- The Lang’s will be providing pizza (gluten free options also), kids drinks, bottled water, and holiday cupcakes. It’s potluck, so bring your favorite covered dish, dessert or beverage and come and join the fun!!
- Kids will have the opportunity to meet Santa and take a photo but due to the limited number of helpers Santa himself will not be able to pass out gifts. Instead he will leave his bag of presents for us to pass out after he leaves.
- If you would like your child to receive a gift please drop off a small, wrapped package, clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name. Gifts should be dropped off at 4861 Ridgemoor Circle between Nov. 30th and the morning of Dec. 6th.
Saturday,Dec. 14th–Annual Ladies Ornament Party
@4822 Ridgemoor Circlefrom 7 p.m.until 10 p.m.
- Ladies Only Please!
- Bring an ornament (approx. $10 in value) to exchange along with a dishand your favorite bottle of wine(or anotherbeverage) to share!
Wednesday, Dec. 18th – 3rd Annual Holiday Lighting Contest
Every home in the neighborhood is automatically entered to win. All you need to do is put up your best holiday light display by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18th.
- Be sure to have your display on and looking its best by 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
- The Board of Directors will tour the neighborhood and select 5 Finalists.
- Photos of the5 Finalists will be posted to Facebook & the website and every resident will be able to vote once for their favorite. Votes can be submitted on Facebook or via email using the HOA email address.
- Voting will be open from the 19th thru the 21st, the two homes which receive the most votes will be awarded the Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prize on Sunday, Dec. 22nd
** If the weather is not ideal on the 18th then Finalists will be selected on Thursday, the 19th **
The community recently created a new Coventry Village Facebook page which the Association and residents can use to exchange information about upcoming events. This is a private group page, open only to residents of the Homes of Coventry Village. It may be reached at https://www.facebook.com/groups/145646292204071/ Postings and comments on this page are solely the opinion of the individual who posted it and are not endorsed by the Homeowners Association or any member of the Board of Directors. All residents are encouraged to communicate directly with the Board or Property Manager by phone or email regarding any questions or concerns they may have. If you have not already joined the page, we encourage you to do so and stay up to date on upcoming events in your neighborhood.
Slow Down and Drive Safely
Happy Holidays to all the residents, families and friends of Coventry Village. While we all get ready to enjoy the holidays, let us also remember to pay 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 in the area to help avoid accidents. It continues to be discussed 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 for more than three years. Those who fail to stop, or who drive recklessly through the community, not only endanger their own safety but also the lives and property of others. The Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office is aware of this ongoing issue and traffic patrols 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
Yourhome is one ofyour most valuable assets and regular maintenance is the key to preserving its value and 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 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 is a great time to consider a fresh look. Don’t forget about your driveway and sidewalk either, homeowners are responsible for regularly cleaning these surfaces. Concrete collects grime and mildew, especially as it ages, so an annual pressure washing is a good idea. On a related note, even though the Association has themailboxes cleaned twice a year it is important to remove dirt and bird droppingsas needed. If your mailbox 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!
For everyone who was unable to attend the Annual Membership Meeting on November 5th there are a few important items that we want to share with you. First, new members Jalika Waugh, Christina Butler and Karen Semryck were welcomed, and we look forward to their participation as we continue to work to address the needs of the community. Second, Board members Andy Semryck, Jen Ramirez and Jordan Lillian retired, and we would like to thank them for their service to the community. Several issues were also discussed.
The 2020 budget proposal was reviewed and approved by the Board and there will be no increase in the monthly assessments for next year. Several attendees suggested that the community consider installing new LED streetlights as has been done in several other neighborhoods recently. The Board will be working with Duke Energy in the coming weeks to explore our options for improving the street lighting throughout the neighborhood. Follow up information on this and any other issues which may arise will be provided on the community website when available, so please check it regularly.
Finally, many of the residents also expressed concerns about the lack of maintenance exhibited by some of the homes in the community. As has been previously discussed, the best way to address this issue and improve the overall level of maintenance in the community may be to levy fines against homeowners who repeatedly violate the Association’s by-laws. To do so the Board needs to establish a Fining Committee comprised of at least 3 and up to 5 homeowners who are currently unaffiliated with the Board of Directors. Homeowners who are willing to serve their neighborhood in this capacity are asked to email their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, the Board will be unable to implement this solution if no one steps forward. Please consider helping your community by volunteering to serve in this important role, Thank you.
2019 – 2020 Board of Directors
- Jalika (Jaye) Waugh, President
- Chris Horvath, Vice President
- Carmine Villano, Treasurer
- David Gonzalez, Secretary
- Christina Butler, Director
- Karen Semryck, Director
- Lorin Stiner, Director