Hurricane Season 2014

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th.

Check out our page that lists some local and national government agency resources to help you prepare:

https://woodlakehomes.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/hurricane-and-disaster-info/

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2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

Woodlake Garden Patio Homes 2014 Annual Meeting

Place Held: 1515 Williamsburg Square

Date: March 19, 2014

Meeting called to order at 7:16 p.m.

Officers present: Nancy Ross, President; Allen Wright, Secretary; Lin Williams, Treasurer; Brenda Hosegood, Director; Pat Wagner, Director. There were a total of 4 residents present, and several proxies – enough to satisfy a quorum.

The Minutes of the 2013 Annual meeting was read and moved to be accepted as read by Lin Williams, seconded by Brenda Hosegood.

Treasurer’s Report was given with a notation that all assessments were up to date as well as all recurring bills were paid to date. Report moved to be accepted by Brenda, seconded by Allen.

 

Old Business

The Quarterly Newsletter was discussed with favorable responses from all residents as well as a good report from neighboring subdivisions that had seen a copy. The newsletter is compiled and formatted on a volunteer basis; printing costs are $50.00 per quarter, with discounts applied when available. It was the consensus that we should continue the newsletter distribution.

Next, Krystal gave a brief demonstration of our Website with its many features and constant updating of current information. There was also a reminder that the minutes of meetings and The Deed Restrictions and By Laws are always available on the website. Krystal keeps the website updated as to events that affect our neighborhood, emergency as well informational phone numbers, that are always helpful. Again, this service is provided by Krystal free of charge and with many hours invested.

 

New Business

The installation of officers was next on the agenda. After some suggestions, acceptance and retractions, the Board of Directors for 2014 will be: Allen Wright, Nancy Ross, Pat Wagner, Brenda Hosegood and Lin Williams. The appointment of the offices to be held by these Directors will be determined at the next regularly held meeting.

The future installation of a Beautification Award was brought up for discussion. It was determined that an outline of such a program would be developed in an upcoming Director’s Meeting. Next, after a brief summary of the history of the annual assessment, the years of keeping it the same amount while faced with growing costs, the floor was opened as to the resident’s view of increasing the annual charge. It was generally felt that some increase would be inevitable. The final decision as to any increase would be discussed and voted upon by the 2014 directors at the next Director’s Meeting.

Next meeting would be held on March 24, 2014 at the Hosegood residence.

Annual Meeting adjourned at 7:53. Moved to accept by Allen, seconded by Brenda.

Crosswalks Repainted

The crosswalks on New Jersey Road at Woodlake Park and also by Lake Somerset Park have been restored by repainting the pavement markings.

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New Jersey Rd / Sylvester Rd Signal and Road Construction

The New Jersey Road and Sylvester Road area will be undergoing some improvements. Here are the highlights so far:

  • The intersection of New Jersey Road and Sylvester Road will become an “ALL-WAY” Stop.
  • For the next three weeks, improvements will be made for drainage along New Jersey Road in preparation for the next phase of the New Jersey Trail project.
  • Later this summer, the New Jersey Trail will help complete the park trail system that joins Three Park Trail, Lake Hollingsworth and Crystal Lake Trail.

See details and maps on the links below:

New Jersey Trail

Three Parks Trail Map

New Jersey Road Construction

Bicycle Friendly Community Video

Lakeland, Florida has been awarded a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists (LAB). This video demonstrates some of the improvements for bicyclists by the City of Lakeland, such as the Bright Green Bike Boxes at Lake Hollingsworth

This video, A Bike Friendly Community by Antwan Key, was posted by ylakeland.com.

Also see Woodlake’s page on for information specific to the Woodlake area.

Additional information and Videos
For a video specifically on Bike Boxes see: http://www.lakelandgov.net/Bicycling/BikeBoxes.aspx

City’s Bicycle Info:http://www.lakelandgov.net/Bicycling.aspx

Trail Maps: http://www.lakelandgov.net/Bicycling/TrailsFacilities.aspx

Edgewood Trail: http://www.lakelandgov.net/Portals/Root/WestEdgewoodDriveTrail.pdf

http://www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec/WhatToDo/Explore/JoggingandWalkingPaths.aspx

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday!

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Don’t forget: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 3

Rule: Daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November, with all time changes officially taking place at 2:00 A.M. local time.

Tips:

  • For convenience, turn all your clocks back one hour before going to bed for the night
  • Don’t forget the clocks in your car, stove, and microwave
  • For “smart” clocks check for software updates or troubleshooting issues with your devices’ manufacturers ahead of time change (smartphones, tablets, computers). If you usually rely on smart devices to wake you up, you may want to set a standard alarm Saturday night just in case there is a software bug.
  • Don’t miss clocks on your personal items, such as: watches, medical devices, exercise equipment, etc.

Lake Somerset Meeting Summary

Presentation by Lakes and Stormwater, C. Porterfield

Presentation by Lakes and Stormwater Department, C. Porterfield

Advisory signs have been posted at the Lake Somerset boat ramp and around the rookery. Additionally, educational signage will be installed near the parking area by the city. A safety issue was proposed that the lake has several blind corners on the water around the small islands.
Lake Somerset is an urban public access lake, managed by the city. Currently, there is not currently a supporting ordinance to regulate speed alone. The rookery has not been designated as a specially protected zone, but has many wild birds that nest there.
The city will follow up with the FWC to investigate the safety issue.
*Meeting notes were submitted by a Woodlake Garden Patio Homes Attendee.