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Message from the HOA board

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 mclark@wisepm.com.

Thank you for your help in preserving the quality of our Community!
Sincerely,

Your Board of Directors
Twin Lakes Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc.  

Message from the HOA president

5/12/21 Message from the President:

Hello Neighbors!

Not a lot to report in the “time of Covid.” There is light at the end of the tunnel, thankfully, and we have an event planned for the first Saturday of June. It will be LARGE!!! We are planning a food truck, ice cream truck, DJ, water slide/bouncey house, and cornhole! Please save the date and plan to attend, we all could use some fun time out with our neighbors! We plan to utilize the field next to the pool, so parking will be a challenge. Please walk, ride a bike, or carpool if you can. Stay tuned for more info.

Neighborhood updates: New flowers and mulch at the entrance around sign and azalea bushes. We have installed new irrigation along the tree line and moved the lights from the ground to tree mounted lights …

To read the rest of the Karen’s message read her blog.

Quarterly Fees

The 2021 fees are $159 per quarter.
Fees are due on or before: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

Management Company

Our management company is Wise Property Management. Here is their client portal. To set up access to the portal please contact Wise Property’s accounting department.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Values

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.

Meet our Board

Here are our 2020-2021 board members.

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.

Downloads

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

Emergency Management

The Twin Lakes Disaster Plan (pdf) is designed to assist our homeowners and our association in planning, preparing and recovery from a community disaster. Read more.

FAQs

Our FAQs are here.

Local Links

This page is provided as a service to residents. The board of directors makes no endorsement of any provider.

• Tropical Storm/Hurricane Preparation
• Activities for kids
• Utilities
• Community
• Pasco County Government
• State of Florida Government
• Federal Government
• Misc links

Maps

Neighborhood maps.

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.

News

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

Pool rules and regulations are found on this page.

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