2190 Springs Landing Blvd. Longwood, FL 32779

Springs Landing HOA

Neighborhood News

Proposed Budget Discussion
Thursday Oct 6 – 7:00 PM

Please join us for the rescheduled followup discussion of our proposed 2023 HOA Budget.  We’ll take another look at the spreadsheets and financial goals which helped the Finance Committee develop the budget.

Springs Landing Emergency Evacuation Route

In the event of a bridge out or closure, we have an alternative exit from our community on Woodstead Lane off of Woodstead Circle. There is a route behind the homes located at 301 and 305 next to the river that enters through a locked gate directly into The Springs. This will only be open if the bridge is deemed unsafe and crosses the private property of the homeowners across land that will be wet and soggy. 

Springs Landing HOA

NOTICE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on:
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
7:30 PM
Springs Landing Clubhouse

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

IV. OFFICERS REPORTS

V. OPEN ISSUES

VI. NEW BUSINESS

VII. OPEN FORUM

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

Open to all members in good standing

BEAR RESISTANT TRASH CANS

A message from our bear-Can guru, Brian Laissle …

[for our original cans] We were able to get two grants from the state for these bear (resistant) proof cans. We Applied for the grants and they were approved. We certainly did not get them fully paid for and it was an experiment to see if they reduced the bear activity in our area. As we can see from recent events, they are not bear proof to a very large, hungry, determined bear that is trying to put on the weight before winter. We have had more damage to our cans caused by Waste Pro than the bear’s themselves.

For the Most Part, I think people agree it has been effective to reduce our bear problem. It’s not perfect. I think most of Seminole county west of Markham Woods Road has bought the cans for their neighborhoods. . Remember we are living within 50 miles of thousands of bears. We are on the tip of bear country.

I think this time of year when the bears are bulking up for the winter we should all take the following steps to reduce bear activity.

1. Do not leave Food waste inside of the bear proof cans until you put them out for the pickup on Tuesday and Friday. I store the food waste in my garage until then, in plastic bags. Pickup is usually late, lately. Most people keep the cans outside and the bears usually leave them alone, because they learn quickly they cannot be opened easily.

2. Only put your food waste in these cans in smaller kitchen size bags because waste pro can just grab these bags out of the can and NOT DAMAGE OUR EXPENSIVE CANS By using the trucks LIFT MACHINE. Which damages our cans. If you make the can very heavy then they are forced to use the time consuming and damaging LIFT Machine on the truck.

3. Again, please don’t feed the bears. It defeats our efforts. They are wild animals that unfortunately can kill us or our children. We are lucky they (black bears) don’t normally attack humans. I have had two incidences where I have been within three feet from a 400 lb bear. There is nothing more frightening, because this bear may believe I am threatening her or her cubs. I was very lucky. 

 

RIVER RENEWAL PROJECT

Based on a conversation between Greg Martin, SLHOA President, and Commissioner Lee Constantine, there is good news on the Little Wekiva River Renewal Project.

The studies are apparently complete and the money allocated to dredge and renew the river from The Springs north. This hasn’t been done since about 1990 when there was water from shore to shore. It is expected that the project will begin this fall but no specific date has been set yet. 
 
This should help the flow of the water and increase the depth to once again make the river pristine and not a forest between the banks. Congratulations to the County Commission for fighting to get this done. 
 

SIDEWALK REPAIRS

We want to explain the process and timing of the sidewalk repair for Springs Landing. You have noticed orange paint on most of the sidewalks that need repair or replacement.
Ten years ago grinding was done to level some of the uneven joints. Now, these are worse and will be replaced. This is a major project and will be done by Seminole County in the early part of the fiscal year which begins October 1, 2022. We will advise when the work will be started.
 

CONTACT AND DIRECTORY INFO UPDATES

Emails have been sent out to all residents & homeowners with email addresses on file to confirm or update the contact and directory information. Please check your inboxes as well as your spam/junk folders. If you have not received an email from Springs Landing, please send an email with your name and address to [email protected] and we will send you the information we have on file for your review.

Board members of The Estates at Springs Landing invited to SLHOA Board Meeting.

The following email was sent to Luther Dowe, President of the Estates at Springs Landing HOA Board.

Dear Luther,

We are currently working on our budget for next year and as we discussed during our original meeting after you took our signage down at the first of the year and each subsequent communication since anything our association might contribute would have to be part of our budget. Since our budget had just been solidified and passed by the homeowners the earliest opportunity would be this next budgetary year for you to make your case regarding Springs Landing HOA working with The Estates at Springs Landing to help you maintain the entrance and signage the developer installed.
To that end, I would like to invite you and any of your Board members to attend our next Board meeting on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at the Springs Landing Clubhouse to present any information or proposal for consideration. Please confirm your interest by Friday so we can add you to the agenda for publication to our members.
Sincerely,
Gregory Martin
President
Springs Landing Homeowners Association
 

Response from Luther Dowe, President of The Estates at Springs Landing HOA Board

Dear Gregory,
The board members of the Estates at Springs Landing HOA are pleased to know you will be discussing this as part of your budget during your next meeting.
We will not be able to present or explain the benefit of contributing to the beautification and upkeep at our shared entrance. We have previously submitted 3 years of expenses to your association for review. In the time that has passed the cost of these expenses has not decreased but increased annually. If you have any questions regarding the expenses I will be happy to answer them.
In the meantime I am sure enough time has passed that nearly all homeowners in your association are aware the signage was removed from the Markham Woods entrance and why. I am sure many of those homeowners have voiced their opinions and either want to contribute or just don’t care. Either way I am confident you will be able to present the information and make a case for what is best for your community.
Thank you for reaching out to us.
Sincerely,
Luther Dowe, President
The Estates at Springs Landing HOA, Inc
Thank you to our residents that have submitted their payment for the association dues! If you haven't already paid your invoice, please do so today! Payment options are listed here
If you are a resident in our neighborhood and would like to update your information in our directory, please send your name, address, phone number, and email address to [email protected] Directories will be delivered during the first quarter of 2022. 
Help keep Springs Landing a great place to live by volunteering with the HOA board as a commitee member, associate, or director. Email a board member if you’d like to help.

Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Neighborhood Pickleball Nights

Monday Nights
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Springs Landing Courts at the Clubhouse
Both courts will be reserved for pickleball. Join in for a night of fun!
Please bring your own equipment, water, & towel. 
If you have any questions, please call Karen Britt.
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If you would like to volunteer to host, clean-up, or share your talents for this event, please contact: 
The Social Directors.
 

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