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Our community website was developed to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community. Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.

~ Neighborhood News ~
Upcoming Election
Per our governing documents, each year three board seats come up for election.  The Nominating Committee is excited to have candidates already stepping forward!  Please click on the links below to view the biographical information submitted by these candidates.
 
The HPA Annual Meeting is fast approaching!  Here's what you need to know:
  • July 25, 2016, 9 AM:  If you wish for your name and biographical information to be included in the ballot mailed to all HPA owners, Management must receive your info by this date!  You may submit either:
  • August 16, 2016, 8 PM:  The HPA Annual Members Meeting.  We hope to see you there!

 
Letter from the President
 
I believe all of you should know why the Board continues to endorse our Management Partner, and the reason that we have asked Ms. Clanton time and again to stop wasting Association time, energy, and money. Click here to see the rest of the letter.
 

As noticed to each of you via regular mail, at the May 17th Board Meeting the Board voted to adopt the HPA Planning Criteria Manual.  This document is meant to serve as a guide to owners, providing everyone with the criteria used by the Architectural Review Committee when reviewing submissions.

Because this guide will necessarily change with the needs of the neighborhood, advancements in building materials, and updates to Florida Statute, the Board has committed to reviewing this manual each year, beginning in August of 2016.

Your input, ideas, and questions are a vital part of ensuring the Criteria Manual meets the needs of our community, and each of you is encouraged to review this document and offer your opinion for future amendments.  The HPA Criteria Manual as adopted may by found by clicking here, and your input is welcome by emailing HPA@gainesville.com.


We're in the news!  WUFT let everyone know that HPA is setting the bar for Florida Friendly Landscaping and water conservation in the state. 


Main Entrance Sign Improvements

 
Plans are underway for making improvements to our iconic entrance at Haile Blvd and Tower Road!  Alachua County is currently reviewing plans to pay for the landscaping improvements necessary due to the installation of the Archer Braid Trail.  You can take a look at the design by clicking here.
 
We are also taking this opportunity to refresh our entrance sign with new colors, the addition of brick columns, and lighting.  Take a look at the concept by clicking here.
 

Alert:  If you are considering renting out your Haile home:

Due to some recent criminal activity related to "renters," your Board is recommending that you obtain a complete background check on any potential renters. You can get complete criminal history check, background check, and credit checks all for less than $100 total. You can save yourself a lot of headaches and hassles knowing that your renters are credit worthy, responsible, and have no criminal background. Some Owners have put clauses in the leases indicating that if a renter gets "x" amount of Covenants Violations, they are in breach of the lease and would be responsible for any fines and/or evicted. Your Board and your neighbors will certainly appreciate it.

Thanks, HPA BOD


Remember to exercise caution when out on the trails after dark. Please be aware of your surroundings and carry pepper spray and/or a cell phone. Try to walk in groups if possible.


Photo Album  Click here to see the photo album, residents can share photos.
 
 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Haile Farmers Market
01/09/16 to 12/31/16, 8:30 AM - Noon at Every Saturday at the Haile Village Center
The Haile Farmers Market is an independent farmers market owned and operated by local farmers. For more info, click here.
 


~ C.O.P. ~
Community Oriented
Policing News

The ACSO would like all communities to get involved in the Crime Watch program. They give a very informative pitch as well as free security assessments of your house. We have to stay one step ahead of the criminals and having a neighborhood Crime Watch program and house inspections help.. Please contact the ACSO for more details.
 
Searching for crimes in the Area?  go to crimereports.com  and put in your address or zipcode
 
Tips from ACSO
 If you see any unsupervised children who appear suspicious or maybe participating in some type of suspicious activity please report this information to the Combined Communication Center (CCC) at 352-955-1818.  If you see any children out after dark unsupervised please report this information to the CCC at 352-955-1818. 
LOCK THE DOORS OF BOTH YOUR HOME AND CAR  and
KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR CLOSED!
 Do not leave any items within sight that could be valuable to someone else. This includes cell phones, purses, CDs, MP3 players, etc. 
Do not leave anything valuable in your vehicle overnight.  
Get to know your neighbors and keep an eye on each other's residences. 
Report any suspicious activity or persons to law enforcement immediately.