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Bulletin Board

To provide an arena (not a “Blog” spot) for reporting things not in the public media world, this page is dedicated to and designed around activities that are happening in the District, by or on behalf of the Residents.  If you have an item of interest to recommend for posting on this page, please email it to the District Manager:  Kristen.Suit@inframark.com.

Be AwareIf your item is time sensitive, page updates are nominally once-per-month.

District Announcements

  • Harmony Businesses — Listed under More Information About Harmony.
  • District Sidewalk Cleaning — Pressure wash cycle initiated on January 2, 2018.
  • Garden & Parking Area — Access road resurfaced & will be maintained by HCDD.
    — State Law requires Sales Tax be collected on all rentals.
    — Rental Fees set by HCDD to be administered by HROA.
  • OUC Streetlight Loans — Payoff of final pair of loans completed October 31, 2018.

Community Activities

[ See also list below under Around Town. ]


Chairman’s Corner

  • The Harmony Community Development District (HCDD) held its regular monthly meeting tonight (11/29/2018).  We were joined by about 12 residents & District Professional Staff.
  • Newly-elected Supervisors Mike Scarborough & myself were sworn in by District Manager Kristen Suit.  That led to the election of Officers with myself being re-elected Chairman, Bill Bokunic Vice-Chair, and Kerul Kassel, Mike Scarborough, & David Farnsworth as Assistant Secretaries; aka, Supervisors.
  • We then adopted a Proclamation recognizing outgoing Vice-Chair Ray Walls III for his many years of service. (Thanks again Ray.)
  • SERVELLO Landscapers presented their regular monthly service report & some discussion followed regarding the ongoing need for service improvements; discussions are continuing.
  • BUCK LAKE became the subject of discussion now that we’ve received the Developer’s Letter-Of-Intent regarding the lake as well as surrounding land.  In essence, the Developer will deed us the lake and about 5 acres of land at the entrance area of the lake.  This would be done in exchanging for the CDD absorbing the existing debt on that acreage which amounts to about $28,375 per year; that debt is part of the 2015 Bond re-fi so it runs until 2036 for a total of about $482,375.  There are many nuances to this — some obvious and some not so — but the Board agreed to advance the proposal through legal Counsel and Assessments Dept. to be sure we’re Ok in moving forward.  My view at this point is that this will be found acceptable and this acquisition is an excellent one for Harmony, present & future.
  • A resident generously donated his personal sailboat to the CDD as he is an avid sailor and would like to be able to use it locally.  We accepted his donation and Gerhard van der Snel will coordinate getting it floated.
  • I informed the Board that the expansion of the Commercial Vehicle Parking area is getting underway to accommodate the ongoing strong demand for space here.  With any luck, the expansion should be ready to go by Q2 / 2019.
  • INFRAMARK proposed a management fee increase amounting to $9,000/year & requested it be retroactive to October 1, 2018.  Despite my strong argument against such an increase (for many reasons) the fact is that we’ve held their management fee steady since 2012 so some increase was justified.  In the end, the Board agreed to a compromise counter-offer of $9,000/year, but NOT retroactive; meaning that the pro-rated increase of $750/month will begin December 1.
  • POOL HOURS: Despite many people responding to a Facebook post earlier this month regarding expanded pool hours, only 2 people showed up to tonight’s meeting in favor of longer hours — with no one in opposition.  Discussion with Board members indicated that extended hours are agreeable.  BUT: more people need to show up to a meeting and show their support (or not) for this discussion to move forward.
  • Thanks for reading — see you next month!!

steve@harmonycdd.org


Acknowledgments

This online reservation system has been provided free to Harmony residents through the generosity of Jungle Lasers and Harmony resident, Mark Catanese.  The product used is Geo3.0 (pronounced jee-oh-three-oh).  Currently available only for boats, in the future it may be expanded to include other District Recreational Facilities.

For daily boat operations, contact the Dockmaster (Fri-Sat 407-394-2183; Sun-Thu 407-223-3899).

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Board Approvals

  • Resurfacing Contract — Buck Lake Basketball Court – Rescinded: 07/26/2018
    [Seeking new Vendor to blacktop, re-grade for drainage, and then resurface.]
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Budget — Fiscal Budget & Assessments – Adopted: 08/30/2018
  • Utility Tractor Purchase — Requested by Field Services – Approved: 09/27/2018
  • Sod Replacement Contract — Throughout Community – Approved: 09/27/2018
  • Pool & Town Square Pavers — Improvement Repairs – Approved: 10/25/2018

Around Town

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