HOA Office - 1603 Forest Hills Lane Haines City, FL 33844


 
TENNIS COURTS
CLOSED
Residents & Guests 
The tennis courts are closed until further notice. Pardon the inconvenience. 

HOUSE & PET SITTING 


 If you have a someone that will be house and/or pet sitting that are visiting for a we request that the owner contact our office, in writing, preferably by sending an email to southerndunes@donasher.com and rrao@job1usa.com with your contact information as well as the person(s) name and dates they will be coming to your home so a pass can be issued.

      edited 4/30/2018

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OPEN HOUSE EVENTS 

Open House events are welcome on Saturdays from 
1:00pm to 5:00pm only.
Up to four signs are permitted.

Signs are limited to ONLY be placed on the street the open house is being held on.

Please fill out the Open House Request Form for prior approval.

You must provide the approved form to the Guards House prior to your event.   

      3/30/2018 - MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTHERN DUNES GOLF AND COUNTRY (GOLF COURSE)

       Properties that back up onto the golf course property; please remember that no shrubs, flowers, citrus plants, bird feeders and/or etc are not permitted to be placed and/or planted on Golf Course property.

 The golf course manager has informed the Association that starting June 1, 2018 they will remove any and all items/plants that are on Southern Dunes Golf and Country (golf course) property. 

Estate Sales 

BEREAVEMENT POLICY

ESTATE SALES are for OWNERS or NEXT OF KIN who wish to hold a 1- day sale with a maximum of 4 hours, of items inside the home of the deceased which must be coordinated with the Board of Directors and the Guard House. Please submit the below Estate Sale Request Form 10 days prior to the event. Once approved you must provide a copy of the approved form to the guard house. 


One sign is permitted at the guard house as well as on the property during the time of the event. Any literature to be handed out by the guards will be the responsibility of the person holding the Estate sale.

This policy was adopted at the August 1, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting.


REMINDER FROM INSURANCE COMPANY:


NO GRILLING ON BALCONIES

&

PLEASE CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS!!

Attention Landscapers & Tree Removal Companies 

When trimming trees, shrubs and/or removing any plant material; 

DO NOT LEAVE THE DEBRIS ON THE CURB FOR TRASH DAY PICK UP. REMOVE THE DEBRIS THE SAME DAY. 

The trash removal company does not remove all of the debris and we are left with dead leaves and broken branches that end up in the storm drains. 

Once in the storm drains the plant material builds up and backs up the water in the streets causing flooding during heavy rain fall. 

Companies that do not remove their debris will not be allowed to work within the community. 

TURNING ON/OFF OR TRANSFERRING UTILITY SERVICES

Utility Services can be turned on/off or transferred by visiting City Hall with a valid photo ID and a copy of closing statement or lease agreement, located at 

620 E. Main Street, Haines City, Florida 33844. 

Please call City Hall at (863)421-3600 for more information

LOST AND FOUND 


 We all know what it feels like to lose an item and 
how great it feels to find it once more. 

Please be great neighbors and report any items that 
you may have found within the community. 
Please notify the guards and/or the HOA office. 

You may drop  the items off with the guards at the entrance 
or the HOA office located at 1603 Forest Hills Lane. 

GOLF CART ORDINANCE:

 

The City of Haines City Commission has approved an ordnance allowing golf carts to be driven on certain city streets.  The Commission also approved a resolution designating specific streets.

Southern Dunes Boulevard east of U.S. 27 is one of the approved streets.Golf carts cannot be driven across U.S. 27 or on sidewalks

TO ALL ROOFING COMPANIES

PLEASE ABIDE BY ALL COMMUNITY RULES SUCH AS

SPEEDING & PARKING WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC

 

NO SIGNS WILL BE PERMITTED TO BE POSTED

 NO SOLICITING

(HANDING OUT OF FLYERS, BUSINESS CARD AND/OR ETC)


PLEASE PICK UP ALL DEBRIS INCLUDES NAILS, BOLTS AND ETC.

DO NOT CLEAR ROOFING GUNS TOWARDS THE STREET

THOSE WHO ARE SEEN DOING THIS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO WORK WITHIN THE COMMUNITY


Dear Residents & Guests


For the safety of our residents, guests, pets and properties

we would like to remind everyone that

fireworks are prohibited

within the confines of the

Southern Dunes Community 


We thank you in advance for your accustomed cooperation 


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HOA MANAGEMENT OFFICE

1603 Forest Hills Lane 

Haines City, FL 33844

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Thursday - Closed

 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

863-419-0642 telephone

 southerndunes@donasher.com


Southern Dunes is a big community and we rely on our residents to notify us when problems or issues arise.  Please contact the HOA office with your questions and/or concerns. If I am unavailable; please leave a message with a *call back number and property address you are calling about. I will return your call as soon as possible.



The  HOA office will be closed the last Friday of every month 

(dates are subject to change depending on holidays and etc.)

August 24 - September 28 - October 19 - November 16 - December 14





All communications 

regarding violation notices must be done in writing. 

The Board of Directors has started a Yard of the Month project. Each month a home will be selected by the committee.  The home chosen will then have a sign posted in their front yard for the month stating YARD OF THE MONTH. The Board hopes this will prompt owners to keep up their landscaping in hopes of one month receiving recognition for having a beautiful landscaped front yard. 


August Yard of the Month recipient is

1951 Southern Dunes Blvd. 

Dion Thorton

Congratulations!


CURB APPEAL


Did you know that having a beautifully manicured landscape adds both beauty and value to your home?  Whether you’re updating your landscaping for your personal enjoyment, or cleaning up the look for a quick sale.  Here are a few steps you can follow to ensure your home makes a great impression.

 

·  *Trimming trees, shrubs and plants helps to establish a clean look.  Particularly if they have been in place for more than a few years and have grown untended.

 

· * Weed removal and routine lawn mowing are key to achieving a manicured lawn.  Removing weeds can be quite tricky.  The best way to control weeds is to get them while they’re young.  A few simple pulls “here and there” can put you on the right track to a controlled lawn.  Also make sure your sprinkler timer is coordinated with the watering schedule for your neighborhood.

 

· * Adding color to your garden gives your landscape a little extra pizzazz.  Choosing the right plants can be a decision all your own or coupled with a landscaper or a quick visit to your local nursery.  Explaining your style and color tastes should provide enough to identify the right plants for you.

 

·  *A light layer of natural, bio-degradable mulch in landscape beds and tree rings should be added to not only provide visual appeal but to aid in water retention and weed suppression. You can find many tips and tricks on line or by using previously mentioned resources like landscapers and nurseries.



NO VENDORS, CONTRACTORS, MAINTENANCE WORK SUCH AS LANDSCAPING, POOL AND ETC. OR DELIVERIES ARE PERMITTED

WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ON

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018

THANKSGIVING DAY



Maintenance  Policy 
No maintenance, contractors and or deliveries are permitted on Sundays and Federal holidays except in the event of an emergency (ie: plumbing, electrical, A/C not working) Contractors having to come on property on these days; will need to fill out the Emergency Maintenance Request Form at the Guard House. With the exception of government entities and the golf course. 

Federal Holidays
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Tree Trimming: Why It Is Important

 

I’m sure I speak on behalf of more than half of the residents when I say “We love our trees!”

They provide cool shade and make our community looks great! What were once small have

grown to be big trees and require trimming every once in a while. Not only for esthetics but for

safety.

 

The Haines City Public Works and the Haines City Fire Department requests a 14-16 ft clearance from street level. This allows for passing on the roadways of the larger vehicles.

 

Why trim a tree?

 

Health

  • Remove dead, damaged and diseased branches to help prevent insect & decay organisms from entering the tree. If dead matter if left untrimmed the decaying material can attract wood boring insects which will weaken the tree and eventually cause it to fall.
  • Thin a dense canopy on a tree to increase air and sunlight, resulting in fewer disease problems.
  • Weak or narrow crotches split apart as the tree grows older. Remove these crotches to eliminate breaking and tearing of wood.
  • Remove co-dominant leaders. Co-dominant leaders are 2 branches growing near the top of a tree that grow straight up and become equally dominant. Cutting off one allows the other branch to grow & become the dominant branch. This prevents the branches from splitting and tearing wood that is often a problem in heavy winds.
    • Correct pruning procedures create & maintain a strong tree structure, preventing safety hazards such as low growing branches and growth forms subject to storm damage near a sidewalk or driveway.
    • Trimming back dead branches or useless “shooters” lessens the potential fire danger should your tree or any structures nearby catch fire.
    • Falling debris, leaves, branches and etc on the ground. This is a safety concern for pedestrians and vehicles. Rake and collect leaves, branches and debris; place in bags for garbage pickup. Leaving debris on the ground may end up in the community gutters which may clog the drains and cause flooding.
    • During hurricane season trees should be trimmed to allow the flow of wind through them limiting them to fall over.
    • Overgrown tree branches can block the streetlights limiting adequate lighting.

 

Safety

 

Maintain natural tree form

Often erratic or vigorous branches grow that change the growth habit of other branches, this results in a misshaped tree. Early removal of these vigorous branches maintains a natural tree form.

 

Stimulate or restrict growth

Pruning can stimulate growth in sparse areas of the tree. Pruning can also restrict growth where too much growth is undesirable.

 

Branches and roots frequently extend across property lines. The adjoining landowner may at his or her own expense trim back the branches or roots up to the property line; if the tree is healthy. Please see the Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law: Tree and Landowner Responsibility for more information. (Click on the Documents Library)

If you are considering removing your tree, remember to apply to the Design Review Committee first. You will need to provide a survey indicating where the tree is located. Once your request has been approved you may proceed in removing your tree. You will need to grind down the stump and possibly re-sod the area if needed. Your tree trimmer will need to haul away the tree and branches. And don’t forget to clean up any debris or leaves left of the street.

Curb Appeal

During recent inspections in the community there are many homes in need of cleaning and may require power washing. Please check your homes and give attention to not only the front but to the sides, under the eaves and to the back of your homes especially around pool cage areas. Pool screens and cages (frames) themselves need to be cleaned on a regular basis as well. I also noticed ripped and missing pool screens, this can  lead to getting things into your pool creating issues to your pool. Please repair or replace pool screens. Putting off your exterior house washing chores can cost you big time! Regular pressure washing keeps your home’s exterior surfaces not only looking good, but in great working condition.


The black and green streaks you see on your roof and siding are not simply pollution or dirt… they’re mold, mildew and algae! Not only can an untreated mold problem damage your property, but it’s harmful to your family, pets and landscaping. Mold and algae spreads rapidly & feeds off moisture and organic matter wherever it can find it: these pests will creep down your siding, into your gutters, fascia board, foundation and attic. If you haven’t taken the time to inspect your home, go outside now! Notice black build-up on your shingles or tiles? Allowing years of dirt, grease and grime to cake onto and penetrate these surfaces will surely lead to irreversible damage. Have you checked your driveway? Leaving theses surfaces with mold, mildew, oil and rust stains not only looks bad but debilitates the surface leading to cracking and growth of weeds and plant material; making your precious home look untidy.

Rain isn’t going to take care of those black streaks on your driveway, roof, siding and etc. Pressure washing can be performed every few years for general maintenance and can get rid of unattractive build-up to restore a tidier look; it’s also a great way to prepare an exterior for painting. If you decide to repaint your homes and driveways, please remember to submit a request to the DRC committee for review along with a color chip. 


posted 8/01/2018

Parking within Southern Dunes Master HOA 


Parking has become an issue within our community 


This community was originally intended as a vacation rental community as time has gone by we now have many full time residents and renters. Parking has become a big issue and we ask that all residents and guests be courteous when parking as well as abide by parking rules. Please park vehicles in the garage or on the driveway. Street parking mostly interferes with traffic flow, block mailboxes and driveways and creating a potential risk for emergency response vehicles by obstructing and/or possibly delaying firetrucks, police and first respondents to reach those in need. Some residents have had to park their vehicles away from their homes and walk to their properties because they cannot get to their driveways. Please be considerate of other when parking on the street. Please see the following parking suggestions.


  • Please park your vehicles within the enclosed garage and/or driveway whenever possible. Whenever possible, park in front of your property.
  • Please park larger vehicles either in the garage or on the driveway and not on the street.
  • Do not obstruct driveways, mailboxes and/or etc. Avoid blocking the sidewalks at all times if applicable.
  • No parking on the grass or on the curb. Avoid parking on corners as this blocks visibility.
  • Parking on the street should be temporary.
  • NO parking is permitted on the main roads - Southern Dunes Blvd and Hemingway Ave. 
  • Do not parked in yellow zones.

This applies to all residents and guests including vacation renters. Homeowners and property management companies please remind your tenant and guests regarding parking within our community. As owners you are responsible for your tenants and guests while they are in our community.


The association may take legal actions which may include towing of vehicles at owner’s expense, liability and/or etc.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Attn: Southern Dunes HOA and Management

07/16/2018

SPEEDING IN SOUTHERN DUNES MASTER HOA 

We all want a safe, happy and relaxing environment when we are within our community. Please abide by all posted speed limit and stop signs. Also be courteous of others while driving on our roads. We  have a lot of people walking and running throughout the day, children walking to and from the bus stops during the school year and at play, pets and golfers. 

As a reminder the community has a contract with the Haines City Police to patrol and issue tickets to those speeding or who are not obeying traffic laws. We hope their presence will reduce the amount of speeders and negligent drivers. 

There is no need to rush - It only takes a minute to change someones life! Please be careful while driving on our roads, be aware of your surroundings, do not text and drive, abide by speed limit signs and obey all stop signs. 

We thank you for your expected cooperation. 


Alligators and snakes live in most Florida waterways

Use caution and keep your distance

Persons with concerns about an alligator may call the toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). Generally, an alligator may be deemed a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property.

 

The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators from locations where they are unwanted or unwelcome. If a complaint meets the qualifying criteria, SNAP will issue a permit to a contracted nuisance alligator trapper authorizing the removal of the animal.

 

Complainants must be able to grant legal access to the property on which the alligator is located. SNAP does not permit the removal of nuisance alligators from private or publicly managed property without first obtaining permission from the property owner or management authority.

 

        What is a nuisance alligator?


Generally, an alligator may be considered a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and is believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property   .


       Why aren’t small alligators removed? 


Alligators less than 4 feet in length are not large enough to be dangerous unless handled. They eat fish, frogs and other small animals. Typically, they are not large enough to be a threat even to small pets. The mere presence of a small alligator is not cause for concern. Occasionally, alligators less than 4 feet in length are legitimate problems and must be addressed. If an alligator less than four feet in length is a concern, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BAGGING LEAVES

 

 

Keeping Storm Drains Clean


Storm drains are an integral part in a sophisticated system that has been designed and engineered to take all of the floodwaters and run off from rainstorms and channel it safely into the cities drainage systems.  Without storm drains we’d have to deal with flooded areas frequently during bouts of severe rain. This is also very costly for the Association. 

 

Storm drain systems can routinely get clogged with mud, sticks, garbage and a whole manner of objects that find their way through the grates and into the storm drain system. When a storm drain gets clogged with debris and/or garbage it can back up during rainstorms and flood your street and even flood your property which can cause extensive damage.

 

There are many things you can do to help keep storm drains clean and clear from debris.

  • Clean up fallen leaves near drains. 
  • Clean up trash near storm drains.
  • Trim your trees so dead branches don’t find their way into the storm drains.

 

Regular gutter cleaning protects your house from the damage caused by runoff water.

 

Cleaning out gutters in the spring and fall might seem like a menial task, but failure to do so can cause major problems for a home. From foundation damage to roof leaks, clogged gutters can lead to expensive repairs when left untreated.

 

  • Foundation damage - The main role of a gutter system is to channel water off the roof and away from the home's foundation. A blockage can cause water to pour over the sides of the gutter and pool around the foundation. Over time, the water can cause cracks to form and damage the foundation, potentially resulting in collapse. But even if the foundation doesn't fail, the water can still cause mold growth.

 

  • Wood damage - The fascia boards that hold the gutter system are often made of wood. When gutters clog and fill with water, the boards start to deteriorate and rot. If a home has wood siding, clogged gutters can also cause water to overflow out of the gutter system and down the sides of the home.

  • Landscape damage - When gutters clog and water spills over the side, it often lands on flower beds, small trees or shrubs that surround the base of a home

 

Bagging leaves can seem like an unending chore. Here are some tips to make the task a little bit easier. 


First collect the leaves:

 

  • Mow right over the fallen leaves. As long as you're still mowing your lawn, mow the leaves as well, and then bag them together with the cut grass. If you have a mulching mower, the leaves can be turned into next spring's mulch 

  • Knock leaves from hard-to-reach places, like the top of your roof, with a leaf blower.

  • Save effort and money by neglecting some fallen leaves under trees and shrubs, where they'll turn into compost over the winter. 

  • Rake your leaves into piles to be bagged. Most of your leaves will have to be hand-gathered with a rake. When buying a rake, try to get one with wave-shaped teeth, which prevent leaves and dirt from getting stuck in the rake.

  • Once you've gathered the leaves into piles, it's time to bag them. An efficient way to bag leaves is to put some plastic sheeting on the lawn and rake the piles of leaves onto it. Then use the plastic like a funnel to pour the leaves into a garbage or lawn bag.

  • You can also use a leaf scoop, which is a lightweight plastic scoop that lets you easily pick up a large batch of leaves in a single swipe. Simply empty the scoop into your lawn or garbage bag.


Yard waste is picked up on garbage collection day for bagged items such as leaves and grass clippings.  

Limbs are to be neatly stacked at the curb and can be no longer than 5 feet in length.  Limbs cannot be commingled with garbage.  

If it is a large pile of yard waste that requires a claw truck, then it will be collected on a Wednesday.  

Please arrange pick up with a claw truck by calling the Haines City Public Works Department at 
(863) 421-3777. 

 Auto parts are not acceptable.
***Remember you will need to have prior HOA approval 
before any moving vans / trucks or containers are permitted in the community 

Moving Vans / Recreational Vehicles / Boats and etc.  



  • Please notify the guards / HOA office when a unit will be arriving.
  • Park units on the driveway whenever possible. Do not block driveways, streets, intersections or mailboxes.
  • Moving vans are not allowed to stay on property overnight; must be out of community no later than 7pm.
  • Moving units are not permitted in the community on Sundays.
  • Moving pods need to be authorized by the HOA please submit a form; we will need to know the date it will arrive there is a 3 day maximum. Pod must fit entirely on the driveway. No sidewalk or road overhang. No street parking is permitted.
  • No commercial or semitrailers/ trucks are permitted at any time.
  • RV’s / Boats and etc are permitted up to 4 hours onsite to be loaded or unloaded.  No overnight parking is permitted.
  • No maintenance work, cleaning or washing of boats, RV's, Jet Skis and etc is permitted.
  • Storage of RV’s / Boats and etc. must be stored in enclosed garage if it fits otherwise it must be removed from the community.
  • Owner is responsible for all damages to the roadways, sidewalks and all liabilities arising such as injuries and etc. 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All Vehicles entering the Southern Dunes Master Association community will require to check in at the front gate. You will be asked property address and additional information. Passes must be visible at all times (either hanging on the rear view mirror or front dashboard) 

Residents (owners & tenants) must register their vehicles with the HOA office, please make arrangements to come to the office during office hours. Sticker permits must be placed on the front windshield, drivers side, lower left hand corner and visible at all times. Stickers are not interchangeable; if you have sold your vehicle to another resident of the community please remove your sticker and have the new owner register with the office. Remember the sticker permit is registered to your name, address and vehicle. Rental vehicles will not be provided with a sticker permit. 

Owners will need to provide proof of ownership and current car registration. Owner sticker permits will only be provided to the actual property owner as issued on the deed. 

Tenants must show evidence of current lease as well as must be named on the lease, the current vehicle registration is also required. Vehicles will not be registered to tenants with expired leases and/or vehicle registration. 

GOLF CARTS - ALL golf carts must also be registered with the HOA office. A permit will be issued to drive on the Southern Dunes roads. You will need to provide proof of insurance, VIN number with year and make of the golf cart. Golf Carts can be added to your homeowners insurance and or vehicle insurance policy. You will need to update your golf cart sticker yearly along with your updated insurance policy. ANYONE WHO DRIVES ON OUR ROAD MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.

There is no cost for registration or stickers. Sticker permits and passes may be revoked at any time. 

ANYONE WHO DRIVES ON OUR ROADS MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE


SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK - THERE ARE NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY

CHILDREN UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES IN POOL AREA 

NO DIVING OR JUMPING

NO RUNNING, HORSEPLAY OR ROUGHHOUSING IN POOL AREA

NO LOUD AND/OR UN-NECESSARY NOISE 

NO GLASS CONTAINERS IN POOL AREA

NO PETS IN POOL AREA

PLEASE KEEP THE POOL AREAS AND BATHROOMS CLEAN 
PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF AND PLACE GARBAGE IN GARBAGE BINS

ALL PERSONS USING THE POOLS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK
THE ASSOCIATION NOR MANAGEMENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES
                             ATTENTION DOG OWNERS
If you are a pet owner in Southern Dunes, we ask that you are considerate of others living in the community.  

As per the Rules and Regulations for the Southern Dunes Master HOA ArtIX Sec1.N Animals &  ArtIX Sec1.G Nuisances - all residents must comply by having your pets kept on a leash at all times. If your dog leaves a "gift" while out walking in the neighborhood including Association, Golf Course or other residents property;  please pick up after your pets and dispose of accordingly. It is unsanitary, leaves a foul odor and unsightly.

Polk County Animal Control Ordinance No. 10-001 Sec.11 - Companion Animals Creating Nuisance also has regulations regarding these issues and more. Those residents that do not comply may be subject to local sanctions as well. 

Polk County Animal Control - 7115 de Castro road Winterhaven, FL 33880 
863-577-1762 / 888-275-8941

NOTICE TO ALL SOUTHERN DUNES CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS


Re: VEHICLE SIGNAGE

 

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 22, 2017, ALL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS INCLUDING POOL AND CLEANING COMPANIES MUST HAVE SIGNAGE ON THEIR VEHICLES IDENTIFYING THEIR COMPANY. SIGNS MUST BE PLACED ON BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER VEHICLE DOORS. MAGNETIC SIGNS MAY BE USED. THOSE WORKERS WHO RESIDE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY MUST REMOVE THEIR SIGNS BY 6PM AND/OR STORE THEIR VEHICLES WITHIN THEIR ENCLOSED GARAGE.


SIGN REQUIREMENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • COMPANY NAME
  • COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
  • SIGN MAY NOT BE ANY SMALLER THAN 10” X 20" 

THOSE WORKERS THAT DO NOT COMPLY BY SEPTEMBER 22, 2017;

WILL NOT BE PERMITTED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY UNTIL THEY ARE IN COMPLIANCE


AS A REMINDER:
    • REMEMBER TO PROVIDE AND/OR UPDATE YOUR COMPANIES BUSINESS LICENSE AND INSURANCE. PAPERWORK MUST BE GIVEN TO THE GUARDS AT THE GATE
    • ABIDE BY ALL PARKING AND SPEED SIGNS – THE ASSOCIATION HAS A SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH THE HAINES CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TICKETS MAY BE ISSUED.
    • NO WORK IS PERMITTED ON SUNDAYS OR FEDERAL HOLIDAYS EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY.  (ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, AIR CONDITIONING)
    • LANDSCAPERS & TREE REMOVAL COMPANIES – REMOVE ALL DEBRIS WHEN TRIMMING TREES, SHRUBS AND/OR PLANT MATERIAL THIS INCLUDES BRANCHES, LEAVES, STUMPS AND ETC. THESE END UP IN THE DRAINS AND CLOG THE LINES CAUSING FLOODING AND ISSUES WITH LAKE JOE. NO CEMENT AND/OR CHEMICAL ARE PERMITTED TO BE POURED DOWN THE DRAINS. 

 

* NOTICES WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE GATE 

"DID YOU KNOW"         Reporting Street Light Outage 

It only takes three simple steps to report a malfunctioning street light:

IDENTIFY IT:  Specific directions or street address work best.

                        You can give the ID number from the pole.


REPORT IT:    Call 1-800-228-8485 and press #5 from the voice menu or

                         go to and https://www.duke-energy.com/customer-service/request-light-repair-florida 

                         fill out the street light outage form

 
PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION: They need your contact information to ensure that their technicians can find and resolve the problem promptly.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

SOUTHERN DUNES HAS ADOPTED THE SAME NOISE ORDINANCE AS THE CITY OF HAINES CITY.  

SEE BELOW

 

  • Sec. 13-35. - Operating of radios or other mechanical sound-making devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions; penalties.

(a) It shall be unlawful and shall constitute a nuisance for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway or on other public or private property, to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, compact disc player or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is:

(1) Plainly audible at a distance of one hundred (100) feet or more from the motor vehicle; or

(2) Louder than necessary for the convenient hearing by persons inside the vehicle in residential areas or areas adjoining churches, schools or hospitals.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any law enforcement motor vehicle equipped with any communication device necessary in the performance of law enforcement duties or to any emergency vehicle equipped with any communication device necessary in the performance of any emergency procedures.

(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to motor vehicles used for business or political purposes which in the normal course of conducting such business uses sound-making devices. The provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to prevent the city, with respect to the streets and highways within its boundaries and within the reasonable exercise of the police power, from regulating the time and manner in which such business may be operated.

(d) The provisions of this section do not apply to the noise made by a horn or other warning device permitted by Section 316.271, Florida Statutes.

(e) The following penalties apply to a violation of this section:

(1) A person who violates this section shall be subject to prosecution in the name of the state in the same manner as misdemeanors are prosecuted; and, upon conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine as specified in subsection (2) below or by imprisonment in the county jail as specified in subsection (3) below or by both fine and imprisonment.

(2) Fines.

a. The fine for a first violation shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00).

b. The fine for the second violation shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).

c. The fine for a third violation shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00).

d. The fine for each subsequent violation shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00).

(3) Imprisonment.

a. The imprisonment for a second violation shall not exceed ten (10) days.

b. The imprisonment for a third violation shall not exceed thirty (30) days.

c. The imprisonment for each subsequent violation shall not exceed sixty (60) days.

(Ord. No. 02-1013, § 1, 1-3-02)

Adopted - January 2015