Welcome to Land O’ lakes, Florida.
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8/14/21 Message from the President:
I am reminding you of the pending voting “instrument” that was sent to all members prior to our community picnic. This was a great event and I hope you were able to at least stop by the pool to enjoy some delicious BBQ or ice cream.
Time is of the essence, and we request you to submit your vote prior to or the day of our annual meeting. I am now providing new and additional information that will demonstrate just how important this “instrument” is.
By updating the standards for obtaining voting quorums, it will be easier to pass amendments, such as the two currently on the table. I am sounding the alarm NOW. You may (or may not) recall the last time I tried to garner support for an important cause that failed, the result was a three-story apartment complex in our backyard. So please listen NOW. Our community is on the verge of becoming a rental community owned by LLC’s and others who choose to rent their property instead of live here. Everyone knows the care that is taken to a property that is rented… not the same as if it were owned by those living here.
If this rental trend continues as predicted:
- We will never again be able to obtain the required 70% quorum needed to amend our extremely outdated documents (originally created to support the developer, not the homeowners)
- We will not be able to add improvements or create popular amenities such as a lakeside dock or entry gate
- We will never again experience the increase in our property values that we have all enjoyed the past few years
To read the rest of the Karen’s message read her blog.
6/1/21 Message from the board:
Dear Twin Lakes Neighbor:
It has been brought to the Board’s attention that some residents would like some clarification regarding the proposed amendments recently sent out. The goal here is to update our documents and by laws that were originally written to benefit the developer of the community and have never been modified or updated. The developer intentionally made it difficult for homeowners to change anything to their benefit verses his benefit. We believe the high percentage (70%) needed to amend the Governing Documents was for the developers benefit as well.
If we, as homeowners need or want to add to the Community, or modify the Governing Documents it is virtually impossible. Here is why: There are 235 homes in Twin Lakes. Approximately 25% of those are renters and unable to vote. We need 70% of owners to vote. That is 165 votes with only a 5% margin for non-participation. Reaching that level of participation for something as boring as HOA matters is extremely difficult, if not impossible. Even if we get it amended to a simple majority of 50%+1, that is 119 votes. Easier, but still not easy. Keep in mind that a vote of the membership is still needed and the Board cannot just go and change whatever they want. This will also allow us the homeowners to add future improvements to the community, such as a fishing dock at the lake or a boardwalk. The board can only approve maintenance items and not property improvements.
The sex offender/predator amendment is something many communities have adopted. It is about keeping our residents and children safe. A concern would be that Twin Lakes becomes a community that offenders know holds no restrictions, thereby making Twin Lakes a desirable place for offenders to reside. Sexual predators and offenders have been convicted by a judge, a jury of their peers, or by their own admission. These are the same people that are not allowed near schools and parks, and they don’t belong in Twin Lakes either.
Criminals are NOT a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, so there is no discrimination. If this amendment is passed, when someone wants to purchase a home in Twin Lakes, they receive our documents and are notified that sexual offenders are not permitted to live in our community. When an estoppel is issued by Wise Property Management to the potential buyer, they will also send a letter from the Association informing them that sexual offenders are not permitted to live in our community. We could also develop an amendment to limit the percentage of renters allowed in our neighborhood, to keep this a “residential community” and not a rental community. Investors and LLCs are also not protected under the Fair Housing Act.
Again, the goal here would be to preserve property values, which have risen considerably. That’s a trend we would like to see continue. This would be an amendment and membership approval would be required. If you have any questions, you can always submit those via our website at TLHOA.com. Also check out our mission statement there. Alternatively, you can also reach out our property manager Cam Clark at (813) 968-5665 (ext. 322) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help in preserving the quality of our Community!
Your Board of Directors
Twin Lakes Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc.
The 2021 fees are $159 per quarter.
Fees are due on or before: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.
We envision a community that offers an inspiring lifestyle and quality of life, and is a desirable place in which to live and enjoy the benefits of family, friends and community.
Our mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life and sense of community through effective and efficient management of the Association, enforcement of rules and covenants to preserve property values, and support initiatives and capital improvements that benefit the greater good of the community.
In all our activities to achieve our vision and mission we value integrity, fairness, consistent firmness and common sense, community participation, respect, cooperation and sense of community.
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Association Board Meetings:
Official meeting notices will be posted on the announcement board at the pool entrance and will include the agenda for the next meeting. Board meetings are typically held the last week of the month. Check the announcement board for the exact date.
To see approved meeting minutes click here.
Here you can download PDF documents.
• Architectural review committee request form
• Florida 720 disclosure for home sellers & purchasers
• Association Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions
• Association “Rules and Regulations”
• Mission, Vision & Values
• Subdivision map
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• Misc links
Meeting & minutes
Upcoming board meetings: Official meeting notices will be posted on the new sign at the pool entrance and will include the agenda for the next meeting. Meetings are held the last thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the pool, unless otherwise posted.
Our annual membership meeting will be held November 9, at the the pool. Time – to be determined.
For approved meeting minutes review this page.
For news about the neighborhood such as how to volunteer to be on a hearing panel, job matching service, code enforcement and information on raccoons review this page.
Pool rules and regulations are found on this page.
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