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.
As previously posted, the State of Florida has dismissed the complaint --with no probable cause for investigation-- filed against Management by two Board Members.
The complaint has been posted to this website since November, shortly after being shared with owners in attendance at the October 29, 2015 Board Meeting. You may find this information by clicking here.
Since the dismissal, many of you have be inquiring about the details and reasons the State determined there was no probable cause for investigation into these complaints. Please find the response by the Association's attorney to the State that led to the dismissal of the complaints by clicking here.
Dear Haile Plantation Neighbor,
Recently, two of your Board members unilaterally filed a complaint against Management Specialists Services, our Association’s management company and committed partner. It is important to know they did so without the knowledge of the rest of Board of Directors or the Association. In fact, they made no attempt to resolve their concerns with the Association before taking these extreme actions.
Unfortunately, the actions by two of your Board members has cost the Association—all 850 of us—approximately $15,000 to date and counting in unnecessary expenses.
With this issue now behind us, we look forward to continuing the work of the Association with our Management partner, beautifying our neighborhood, protecting our property values, and ensuring Haile Plantation remains a great place to live.
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.
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.
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