Springs Landing HOA
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
Springs Landing Clubhouse
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
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.
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
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.