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Please follow our HOA guidelines by placing all garbage and recycling our no earlier than 5:00 PM on Sunday and be sure to bring your empty containers in as soon as possible on Monday. Containers should be stored out of sight from the street during the rest of the week.

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FPL has notified us that they conduct drone assessments in our area. If you hear or see one, please do not call the police! If there is any concern about drone activity in your area, please call FPL Customer Service at 800-226-3545.

Drones can safely and quickly deliver high quality photos and videos of our power lines while minimizing environmental impact. Because of these benefits, drone assessments are a standard industry practice. 

Drone assessments collect close-up images of the equipment on each pole from various angles. Drones can also collect thermal images and assess vegetation encroachment. 

FPL is committed to the privacy of it's customers in all aspects of their business. Their drones only capture visuals of FPL power equipment, including poles and powerlines. Drone pilots conduct pre-flight safety checks and follow other FAA guidelines for safe operations. Click here for ​FPL Privacy Policy 

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“Helping Hands” is a volunteer service for owners in our community who either live alone or have physical limitations need a bit of help.

Our service is not a handyman service but a service that provides a variety of help to neighbors in need.

Contact Barb Ancona at 941-371-3245 for help.  She will let you know if this is a service we are able to provide.

As is the case with almost all ponds, creeks, and rivers in our area, there is always a good chance that one or more alligators might be in residence. Our lake is no exception. Over past years, there have been several incidents where we have had to contact a trapper provided by the FWC (Florida Wildlife Commission) and requesting that it be removed.

​Just so you know...according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, there is only a 1 in 2.4 million chance of being seriously injured in an unprovoked alligator attack! Alligators do not think of people as food. And you should not feed the or approach them!

We have had intermittent sightings (see photo) of a very elusive gator that appears for a few days and then moves on, either to a different lake, or at the least a different location in our lake. We have contacted the trapper on at least 10 or more occasions only to find that  the gator has slipped away again when the trapper arrives.

This situation has become frustrating for us and for the trappers. When they do come out, they spend quite a bit of time trying to find the gator so they can apprehend him. The gator pictured above was finally caught by our trapper on June 2, 2020...but there will probably be others visiting us, especially during the Spring mating season! 

If you see a gator, please let Ron Beahm know by text, phone call or email about the sighting so he can call the trapper and so we can keep track of what is happening.  Country Meadows has an active Permit with the State of Florida to request trappers.

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Ron's Text / Cellphone: 941-315-1185

All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County shall follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The year round restrictions apply to sources of water including well, pond, or utility system used for manual and automated irrigation systems except for low-volume Irrigation, spot treatment, residential drip lines, soaker hoses, and reclaimed water. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in code enforcement action.

Effective January 1, 2023:

  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the numbers 0 or 1 may occur only on Monday.
  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the numbers 2 or 3 may occur only on Tuesday.
  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the numbers 4 or 5 may occur only on Wednesday.
  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the numbers 6 or 7 may occur only on Thursday.
  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the numbers 8 or 9 may occur only on Friday.
  • Irrigation for sites with addresses that end in the letters A through Z and common area landscaping with no address assigned (i.e., entranceways to developments, median and roadside plantings, around clubhouses, and recreational elements) shall be irrigated only on Saturday.

New or replacement lawns.

  • Watering may occur on the first day of installation any time of any day of the week.
  • After the first day, new lawns may be irrigated any day for another 29 days, before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
  • On days 31 through 60, new lawns may be irrigated up to three times a week, before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

Rain sensor shut-off devices are required for automated irrigations.
It is important to check timers for proper settings after daylight savings and power outages and that rain sensor shut-off devices are still intact and properly functioning after a storm event.


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