Grounds Committee Report April 2022
Tuesday-06-07-2022- @ 00:18
At the April 14th meeting, the following were reviewed:

17 Resident requests were approved, 4 were deferred pending additional information.

53 new violations, while 88 previous violations were removed and 2-yard waste violations.

Ryker Johnson, CLIS Manager addressed the Committee relative to the dry season, resident
requests, operation of the equipment.

Standards for landscape beds.

3 Residents addressed the Committee on applications, citations

Rich Strout presented flow charts depicting the application process, announced his resignation from the HOA Board after 5 years of service.

Mary Wright will be the Board liaison henceforth.

Sharon Pedersen and Paul Lowe reported on interaction with the ARC.

Respectfully submitted,
Basil Pappas

Schedule for June

Grounds Request submission deadline and meeting:

Submit request forms and support documents to the HOA Office by June 2nd before 2:00 pm for review at the June 9th Grounds Meeting.
Finance Committee Report
Tuesday-06-07-2022- @ 00:17
Ed Huetteman, HOA Treasurer
Delivered at the HOA Board Workshop May 11, 2022

The Finance Committee met on May 5, 2022. (April Meeting Delayed)

Bids are still being solicited for the Memorial project for Cindy Farley. Manager Gillespie will prepare a bid spreadsheet for the next Finance Committee Meeting.

The draft Operating Budget for 2022-2023 was reviewed. The use of the funds from Blue Stream door fee and the surplus from the 2021-2022 operating budget to reduce the HOA quarterly assessment was discussed.

The Long-Range Plan for 2022-2023 was reviewed. On significant change was the paving of Herons Glen Blvd this year. This is a year earlier than planned. This road has been used more heavily than normal because of construction.

May 31 is the last day for Securitas as our security company. The Platinum Group Security company will begin on June 1, 2022.

The next regular HOA Finance Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 1:00 PM in the HOA Conference Room.
Online Forms and Information
Sunday-06-05-2022- @ 23:39
lick on links below (If you are not able to open the links when you click on them, please try holding down the control button on your keyboard and while holding down the button, move your mouse pointer over the link and click on it.) Click inside each line and fill in. Any area that has an asterisk* must be filled in. If you click submit and it will not go through look for any lines with an asterisk* that you may have missed.

Home Watch

Emergency Contacts

Email Sign Up

Resident Address/Email/Vacation Change

Authorization for HOA to replace yard post light bulb

Resident Barcode Form

Visitor Management

Check list for closing up for the summer

The Heron Newspaper- May Edition
Online Visitor Management
Sunday-06-05-2022- @ 23:37
Click link Visitor Management

Update your contact information and add emergency contacts

Register your guests for gate entry online at Dwelling Live

If you prefer to call on the phone to register your guest, please call the security line for Guest Registration at (239) 360-3515. The message will be directly attached to your address if you are calling from a phone number you have registered in system. When your guest arrives and provides your address the guard will be able to immediately access your voicemail approving the visitor. This only works if you call (239)360-3515.
Landscape Bed Changes
Sunday-06-05-2022- @ 23:35
Grounds Committee approval is required for the following landscape bed changes:

• Replacement of all or a majority of the shrubs in a landscape bed.

• The installation of additional shrubs to satisfy a violation notice received such as an empty or partially empty bed or mechanical equipment needing additional screening.

• All modifications to the size or design of an existing landscape bed, installation of a new landscape bed, or removal of an existing landscape bed. Proposed changes to a resident’s landscaping cannot conflict with the current “Landscape Guide for New Construction and/or Reconstruction.”

In most circumstances if you are replacing a couple of dead shrubs with the same type or like or similar and in the same location, you will not need approval.

Tree Removal

Grounds Committee approval is required for removal of any tree.

The tree stump must be either: 1. Removed completely; 2. Ground down below the surface of the surrounding area; or, 3. If located in a landscape bed, cut down so that it is level with the surrounding area.

Before submitting the request form read the Community Wide Landscape Standards section for Trees to determine if you will be required to replace the tree. If a replacement tree will be required include it in your plan and on the same request form. Not replacing a required tree becomes a violation.

Please review the Grounds Community Wide Landscape Standards before starting any work on your landscaping or related items. A copy of the standards is available on the table outside of the HOA Office, on the HOA Website at www.heronsglenhoa.org or you can click on the following link:

Grounds Standards & Requirements Booklet

Online Grounds Request Form

Download and print request form

Before submitting a Grounds Committee Approval Request Form- plan your project ahead of time, get the necessary information to describe the work you are planning, name of company doing the work, licenses, and insurance.

Choose a landscape company that has a Lee County Business Tax License, General Liability and Workers Comp or Workers Comp Exemption. Your request will not be reviewed until the items are provided. Herons Glen does not have a list of approved contractors

Grounds Requests and the required documentation must be submitted by the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting. Work cannot be started until the request is reviewed and approved by the Grounds Committee. The requests are approved at the Grounds Committee meeting by vote of committee members.

It is a violation to start a project without first receiving approval from the Grounds Committee.

For landscaping, trees, and sod check with the HGRD irrigation department to discuss adjustments that may be necessary for the planned installation.

DO NOT ALLOW YOUR LANDSCAPER TO DIG UNTIL THE FOLLOWING HAVE CONTACTED to locate Utilities:

• HGRD irrigation department
• SUNSHINE 811 CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

To avoid delays, please make the contacts for line locates well ahead of starting the project.

Start planning your project early, hire a professional company with experience, licenses, and insurance. Ask for references and check them.

Many companies in Lee County are available to work in Herons Glen. It is only a rumor that companies need approval from the HOA to do work in Herons Glen. Call the HOA Office, we will be happy to confirm it.

Companies doing the type of work on your property, which needs the approval of the ARC Committee and/or the Grounds Committee are required to be licensed, insured and have workers comp or workers comp exemption. The company hired cannot start work until you the homeowner receives approval of the work.
Car Fit Program Sponsored by SAFETY Committee - Cancelled
Friday-06-03-2022- @ 23:17
The Car Fit Program sponsored by the SAFETY Committee on May 19, 2022, from 8 am to 10 am in the parking lot at the Clubhouse has been cancelled.

The SAFETY Committee will reschedule the event in the fall.
Poisonous cane toads on the prowl during height of rainy season
Monday-05-30-2022- @ 15:27
Cane toads have become an invasive menace in South Florida in recent decades, and it appears they're a permanent part of the landscape.

Also known as the bufo toad or marine toad, they are common along some waterways year-round but explode in numbers every summer in various neighborhoods and in developed areas.

Cane toads breed along the edge of freshwater ponds and lakes between March and September, and the eggs look very similar to native toad eggs.

They eat native frogs, toads, insects, and other species, and compete with native animals for hunting and breeding space.

But they're most notorious for poisoning domestic animals, particularly small dogs.

Night prowlers

Cane toads tend to be more active at night and can sometimes be seen in large numbers on streets and sidewalks.

They appear to be drawn to light sources, which draw in bugs.

Keep all pets indoors at night if possible. Always watch them if they must go outside during night hours.

Toxicity

Toad toxins are highly poisonous to cats and dogs, and many have been killed after grabbing the toads with their mouths. Symptoms of toad poisoning in pets include drooling, loss of coordination, headshaking, and convulsions.

If poisoning is suspected, use a hose, and run water in the side of the mouth, flushing the toxin out and not down the throat while pointing the head downward, the University of Florida recommends. Pet treatment typically includes a trip to the emergency veterinarian.

NBC News-
Bufo toads return to Southwest Florida with a vengeance

University of Florida-
https://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/frogs/canetoad.shtml

FWC-
Cane Toads and Pets

The University of Florida has excellent resources that should be read and watched before interacting with these toads for your safety, the safety of native toad species and the safety of any household pets that may roam the yard.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/uw432

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/uw394
Car Fit Program Sponsored by SAFETY Committee
Monday-05-30-2022- @ 15:13
May 19, 2022, from 8 am to 10 am
in the parking lot at the Clubhouse
(Sign up sheet on table by the HOA Office)

The "fit" of your vehicle is important to how safely you drive and becomes even more important as we age and our mental, physical, and sensory abilities change.

Airbags deploy at 180 to 200 miles per hour which is why it is very important not to sit closer than 10 inches from your steering wheel. Most people drive with their side-view mirrors adjusted toward their own vehicle, prohibiting them from properly seeing their surroundings. This and other safety tips are provided when you attend a Car Fit event. LEE County Sheriff’s Office provides, at no charge, the opportunity to participate in a Car Fit program.

A checklist will be run through by volunteers from the LCSO starting with questions about who drives the vehicle, seat belt use, line-of-sight, vehicle controls, the sound of the horn and just about everything in between.

Herons Glen SAFETY Committee wants to ensure that you are as safe as possible while inside of your vehicle. A Car Fit program will be held on May 19, 2022, from 8 am to 10 am in the parking lot at the Clubhouse. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the table outside the HOA office. Participation is limited to 15 vehicles as it takes 15-20 minutes per car.

Karen Wills
SAFETY Committee Secretary
President’s Report May 2022
Monday-05-30-2022- @ 15:11
We welcome Denise Fell who has been appointed to fill the unexpired term vacated by Rich Strout’s resignation. Denise began her term at this month’s May 11,2022 HOA Board Meeting; that term will expire at the end of this calendar year.

Securitas’ contract will end at the end of May, and Platinum Group Security will begin their term on June 1st. We welcome Platinum to our community and look forward to improved security service.

Some of the initial residents have moved into the new homes recently completed on the Mystic Way extension. Although most of the seasonal residents have left, there are some still planning to move north. Remember to arrange for someone to watch your home while you are away, and let the HOA office know who that is, and make sure your contact information is up to date.

Rick Romine
Did You Know ...
Monday-05-23-2022- @ 05:19
Paying Your Herons Glen HOA Assessment Fees

Residents who are not on Automatic Payments should consider signing up for auto pay or set up bill pay through your bank. This is the most secure way to make assessment payments.

Remember that bill pay through your bank takes extra time to arrive so please set the payment date early to avoid late fees.

If you receive electronic statements through email and do not find that you received a statement you are still responsible to pay the assessment fee on time.

To access your HOA Account online please use the link below:

https://mbc.cincwebaxis.com/5805

This link is also on the HOA webpage
www.heronsglenhoa.org
Important: Preparation before leaving for the summer or an extended period of time
Monday-05-23-2022- @ 05:17
Storm Shutters, Panels and/or Wind Abatement Screens

If you wish to leave storm shutters or panels in place for extended periods of time when the house is not occupied, they must be approved by the ARC before installation.

• The ARC will only approve shutters, panels and/or wind abatement screens that are white, beige or the same color as your house, or clear or white translucent corrugated plastic.
• No Bahama shutters or other type of hinged shutter will be approved.

• Hurricane shutters in compliance with state building codes may be used if painted white or same color of house.

• Galvanized unpainted metal shutters may only be used when a tropical storm or hurricane warning has been issued and must be removed within 72 hours of a tropical storm or hurricane watch ending.

Prior to painting shutters, you must submit an ARC Application with paint samples to the HOA Office for ARC Approval.

Residents who are wanting to install new shutters or replace old shutters must submit an ARC application with specifications and colors to the HOA Office for ARC Approval.

If you have a dirty roof, driveway or curbing please get it cleaned before you leave. Violations are issued year-round so do not put off taking care of this required maintenance.

Yard light must be operational year round
Homeowners are required to maintain power to the required lighting year-round.

• Front yard light post

• Carriage lights at Solana Units

• Lighting integral with the mailbox post in the Sanctuary and Majestic Isle.

Photo sensors must operate to allow the light to turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn.

During the summer storms, some GFI breakers that operate the yard lights will trip the electric to the lighting and must be reset to provide electric to the light post. To avoid a non-compliance issue for this matter homeowners leaving for more than 14-days should provide access to a designated person who can reset the circuit breaker in the event that the GFI is tripped, while the homeowner is away, such person should be on record at the HOA office.

Review landscaping and exterior of your home
Remove all decorative items from landscape beds, pots, statues, unsecured bird baths and fountains before leaving. These items can become dangerous missiles during high winds and storms.

Arrange for services with a reliable landscape company

The Community Wide Landscape Standards require landscaping and lawns to be kept up year-round. Before leaving for the summer do you have the following items set up for regular landscaping and lawn maintenance while you are away?

• Shrubbery and Tree trimming

• Lawn, Tree and Shrubbery Fertilizer and Pest Control

Add an emergency contact to Visitor Management

Visitor Management- Visitor Management

• Update your contact information and add emergency contacts
• Register your guests for gate entry online at Dwelling Live

If you prefer to call on the phone to register your guest, please call the security line for Guest Registration at (239) 360-3515. The message will be directly attached to your address if you are calling from a phone number you have registered in system. When your guest arrives and provides your address the guard will be able to immediately access your voicemail approving the visitor. This only works if you call (239)360-3515.

Check list for closing up for the summer
Herons Glen HOA Architectural Review Committee
Monday-05-23-2022- @ 05:12
Report for April 2022

In addition to the ARC Chair and Co-Chair the committee consists of 7 members.

The ARC received 51 applications in April with 49 being approved and 2 on hold pending additional information. .

The HOA Manager reminder the committee that address replacement numbers are now available at the HOA Office for residents to purchase at a cost of $5.00 per number.

The next meeting of the ARC will be held on May 10, 2022, at 9:00 am in the HOA Conference Room/Zoom.

Respectfully Submitted,
Andrew Cohen, Chair


Reminder- ARC Applications for exterior work and required documentation must be submitted by the Tuesday prior to the scheduled meeting. Work cannot be started until the application is reviewed and approved by the ARC. Applications are approved at the ARC meeting by vote of the committee members.

Schedule for May- ARC Application submission deadlines and meetings:
The submission deadline for the 1st meeting in May has passed. The ARC is currently reviewing the applications for the May 10th meeting,

Submit application and support documents to the HOA Office by May 17th for review at the May 24th ARC Meeting.

Applications are available at the HOA Office.

Click Here:
ARC Standards & Related Information
Herons Glen HOA Activities Committee
Monday-05-23-2022- @ 05:12
Monthly Report of the Meeting of April 21, 2022,
for the HOA Workshop Board Meeting, May 2022

The HOA Activities Committee met on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:00 am in the Conference Room. Present at this meeting were Pat Stuchly, Chair; Pat Scharf, Theresa McGarry, Bernadette Schirra, Debbie Baker and Jean Lambeseder; alternates Sandy Mamer and Sandy Koenig and HOA Liaison Mary Wright.

Points discussed at this meeting included:

• Evaluation of the Ice Cream Social held on April 10, 2022, including discussion about the donations collected at this event and sent to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation.
• Events to be hosted by the HOA Activities Committee for 2022-2023
• Volunteer sheets collected for the upcoming year October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Because many of the members of this Committee leave Herons Glen during the summer months, we are scheduling our next meeting to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Pat Stuchly, Chair
HOA Activities Committee
HOA Board and Committee Meetings:
Sunday-05-15-2022- @ 20:53
• HOA Board Workshop Meeting, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 1:00pm

• HOA Architectural Review Committee (ARC), Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

• HOA Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 5:00pm

• HOA Grounds Committee, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00pm

• HOA Architectural Review Committee (ARC), Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

• HOA Finance Committee, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

• HOA SSEP Committee, Friday, May 27, 2022 at 8:30am

If you are planning to attend any of the published meetings please contact the HOA Office at hoaoffice@heronsglenhoa.org for registration information to attend via Zoom.
Get approval before starting exterior or landscaping work
Sunday-05-15-2022- @ 20:52
Exterior

ARC Applications for exterior work and required documentation must be submitted by the Tuesday prior to the scheduled meeting. Work cannot be started until the application is reviewed and approved by the ARC. Applications are approved at the ARC meeting by vote of the committee members.

Schedule for May

ARC Application submission deadlines and meetings

• May 3rd – deadline to submit ARC application and required documents for review at the May 10th ARC Meeting.
• May 24th- deadline to submit ARC application and required documents for review at the May 24th ARC Meeting.

Submit application and support documents to the HOA Office on or before the stated deadlines.

Landscaping

Grounds Requests and the required documentation must be submitted by the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting. Work cannot be started until the request is reviewed and approved by the Grounds Committee. The requests are approved at the Grounds Committee meeting by vote of committee members.

Before submitting a request- plan your project ahead of time, get the necessary information to describe the work you are planning, name of company doing the work, licenses, and insurance. For landscaping, trees, and sod check with the HGRD irrigation department to make sure you will have irrigation coverage for the installation.

Schedule for May

Grounds Request submission deadline and meeting

• May 5th 2:00 pm – deadline to submit Grounds Request Form and required documents for review at the May 12th Grounds Committee Meeting.
Contractors and Vendors
Sunday-05-15-2022- @ 20:49
The HOA does not have a list of approved contractors. The HOA posts a list of contractors and vendors that have at one time provided the office with a copy of their license, insurance and worker's comp or exemption. Once the licenses and insurance information dates expire on the list, they are removed.

When a homeowner submits and an ARC application or a Grounds Request form, the HOA Office checks the list to see if the contractor or vendor submitted license and insurance dates on the list are still current according to the dates. If not, the homeowner must contact the contractor or vendor and request the updated information be submitted to the HOA.

Residents should request proof of license and insurance and verify. The HOA list is not proof. The list means at one time that company provided a copy of their license and insurance for a specific job a resident needed ARC or Grounds approval for. The information list is not a verification that the license is valid or the insurance is still in force or the company is in good standing. If a contractor or vendor tells you that they are on the HOA list instead of producing the items for you the customer to see, it is a red flag.

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How to Protect Yourself: Contractors

Is your contractor or vendor registered to do business in Lee County?
Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public within the jurisdiction of Lee County, even a one-person company or home-based occupation, must obtain a Lee County business tax account to operate unless specifically exempted.

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Lee County Business Tax Registration

Active Contractors in Unincorporated Lee County
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Active Contractors Lee County
Visitor Management
Sunday-05-15-2022- @ 20:47
Register your guests for gate entry online at Dwelling Live- Visitor Management

If you prefer to call on the phone to register your guest, please call the security line for Guest Registration at (239) 360-3515. The message will be directly attached to your address if you are calling from a phone number you have registered in system. When your guest arrives and provides your address the guard will be able to immediately access your voicemail approving the visitor. This only works if you call (239)360-3515.
Online Forms and Information
Sunday-05-15-2022- @ 20:30
Click on links below (If you are not able to open the links when you click on them, please try holding down the control button on your keyboard and while holding down the button, move your mouse pointer over the link and click on it.) Click inside each line and fill in. Any area that has an asterisk* must be filled in. If you click submit and it will not go through look for any lines with an asterisk* that you may have missed.

Home Watch

Emergency Contacts

Email Sign Up

Resident Address/Email/Vacation Change

Authorization for HOA to replace yard post light bulb

Resident Barcode Form
Notice of Board Meeting to consider the following:
Sunday-05-08-2022- @ 10:27
• Revisions to the Rental Policy

• Guest Registration Policy

At the Herons Glen Board of Directors Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., the Board will review language revisions to the Rental Policy and the adoption of a Guest Registration Policy.

The proposed revisions to the Rental Policy do not change the number of days permitted for renting a home or the requirements for registering a rental. The language changes are administrative. The new Guest Registration Policy is created in accordance with the amended language to the Covenants approved in 2019 Instrument #201900009689.

A copy of the proposed language revisions to the Rental Policy and the proposed Guest Registration Policy can be viewed by clicking on the links below. The proposed new wording is underlined in red and the words to be removed have a strike through the word(s).

Revisions to the Rental Policy

Guest Registration Policy

(If you are not able to open the link when you click on it, please try holding down the control button on your keyboard and while holding down the button, move your mouse pointer over the link and click on it.)

The Herons Glen HOA Board will vote on the proposed revisions to the Rental Policy and the adoption of the Guest Registration Policy at the HOA Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

In addition to the notice provided in the weekly HOA News Bulletin, it is posted on Community Channel 901, the Herons Glen HOA Bulletin Board at the Clubhouse and on the HOA Website www.heronsglenhoa.org

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed changes, please contact the HOA Office at 239-731-0322 or send a request by email to lori@heronsglenhoa.org.
HOA Security, Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Sunday-05-08-2022- @ 10:24
SSEP Committee Report

The following topics were discussed at the March 25, 2022, SSEP meeting. Meeting was held in the HOA conference room and via zoom.
The SSEP committee topics of discussions:

1. Manager Joyce Gillespie reported that the new house address numbers are in and can be purchased at the HOA office.
2. Liaison Russell Long’s report was submitted by Joyce Gillespie – Secretary Anita Sharninghouse has retired.
3. The Solana clean-up is on the HOA schedule, contact was with the Lee County Natural Resources office, waiting on a response back.
4. SSEP CERT subcommittee – No report.
5. Firewise 2023: The date of 2/13/23 has been submitted to the HGRD office along with the night before for the ballroom to set up.
6. SSEP will try to arrange a car fit program in May sponsored by LCSO.

Next meeting will be held on April 22, 2022.
Respectfully submitted
Craig J. Woolley, Chair
Sidewalk Cleaning
Thursday-05-05-2022- @ 06:15
Please keep the sidewalks open for the pressure cleaners

The common area sidewalk and valley gutter cleaning will start today, April 19, 2022.

The company Premier Pressure Cleaning will start the sidewalk cleaning on Palo Duro Blvd and intersecting streets on today, April 19th.

The work is divided into three areas:

• One person will be cleaning the sidewalks
• Another pass will be a different person coming through to clean the valley gutters.
• The third person will be cleaning the cul de sac curbing and median curbing. The third person will also be coming through to check the areas already cleaned, and for areas missed.

Please let your visitors and contractors know they will need to move their vehicles when the pressure washers are on your street.

As soon as we know the schedule for the rest of the community, we will get the notices out to everyone.

Please note this is the only time Premier Pressure Cleaning had open this year. Herons Glen has secured a place on Premier’s schedule for pressure cleaning again in August 2023 and August 2024.
From Blue Stream
Sunday-05-01-2022- @ 05:57
https://www.bluestreamfiber.com/community/herons-glen/

Assistance Training links for TiVo IP residents and new residents

Getting to Know Your Voice Remote

Getting Started Watching TV

Searching and Finding Your Favorite Shows and apps

Setting and Recording Shows

If you have questions about your TV Service or Internet, please contact Blue Stream at 239-344-9849.
Did You Know ...
Sunday-05-01-2022- @ 05:55
Visitor Management-

Please check your visitor list and update. Remove expired guests or any guest you do not recognize in the system. Check to make sure your phone numbers are updated.

Register your guests for gate entry online at Dwelling Live-
Visitor Management

If you prefer to call on the phone to register your guest please call the security line for Guest Registration at (239) 360-3515. The message will be directly attached to your address if you are calling from a phone number you have registered in system. When your guest arrives and provides your address the guard will be able to immediately access your voicemail approving the visitor. This only works if you call (239)360-3515. We suggest you call 24 hours in advance when possible.
Important- Preparation before leaving for the summer or an extended period of time
Sunday-05-01-2022- @ 05:50
Storm Shutters, Panels and/or Wind Abatement Screens
If you wish to leave storm shutters or panels in place for extended periods of time when the house is not occupied, they must be approved by the ARC before installation.

• The ARC will only approve shutters, panels and/or wind abatement screens that are white, beige or the same color as your house, or clear or white translucent corrugated plastic.
• No Bahama shutters or other type of hinged shutter will be approved.
• Hurricane shutters in compliance with state building codes may be used if painted white or same color of house.
• Galvanized unpainted metal shutters may only be used when a tropical storm or hurricane warning has been issued and must be removed within 72 hours of a tropical storm or hurricane watch ending.

Prior to painting shutters, you must submit an ARC Application with paint samples to the HOA Office for ARC Approval.

Residents who are wanting to install new shutters or replace old shutters must submit an ARC application with specifications and colors to the HOA Office for ARC Approval.

If you have a dirty roof, driveway or curbing please get it cleaned before you leave. Violations are issued year-round so do not put off taking care of this required maintenance.

Yard light must be operational year round
Homeowners are required to maintain power to the required lighting year-round.

• Front yard light post
• Carriage lights at Solana Units
• Lighting integral with the mailbox post in the Sanctuary and Majestic Isle.

Photo sensors must operate to allow the light to turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn.

During the summer storms, some GFI breakers that operate the yard lights will trip the electric to the lighting and must be reset to provide electric to the light post. To avoid a non-compliance issue for this matter homeowners leaving for more than 14-days should provide access to a designated person who can reset the circuit breaker in the event that the GFI is tripped, while the homeowner is away, such person should be on record at the HOA office.

Review landscaping and exterior of your home
Remove all decorative items from landscape beds, pots, statues, unsecured bird baths and fountains before leaving. These items can become dangerous missiles during high winds and storms.

Arrange for services with a reliable landscape company
The Community Wide Landscape Standards require landscaping and lawns to be kept up year-round. Before leaving for the summer do you have the following items set up for regular landscaping and lawn maintenance while you are away?

• Shrubbery and Tree trimming
• Lawn, Tree and Shrubbery Fertilizer and Pest Control

Check list for closing up for the summer
Landscape Bed Changes
Sunday-05-01-2022- @ 05:48
Grounds Committee approval is required for the following landscape bed changes:

• Replacement of all or a majority of the shrubs in a landscape bed.
• The installation of additional shrubs to satisfy a violation notice received such as an empty or partially empty bed or mechanical equipment needing additional screening.
• All modifications to the size or design of an existing landscape bed, installation of a new landscape bed, or removal of an existing landscape bed. Proposed changes to a resident’s landscaping cannot conflict with the current “Landscape Guide for New Construction and/or Reconstruction.”

In most circumstances if you are replacing a couple of dead shrubs with the same type or like or similar and in the same location, you will not need approval

Tree Removal

Grounds Committee approval is required for removal of any tree.

The tree stump must be either: 1. Removed completely; 2. Ground down below the surface of the surrounding area; or, 3. If located in a landscape bed, cut down so that it is level with the surrounding area.

Before submitting the request form read the Community Wide Landscape Standards section for Trees to determine if you will be required to replace the tree. If a replacement tree will be required include it in your plan and on the same request form. Not replacing a required tree becomes a violation.

Please review the Grounds Community Wide Landscape Standards before starting any work on your landscaping or related items. A copy of the standards is available on the table outside of the HOA Office, on the HOA Website at
www.heronsglenhoa.org or you can click on the following link:

Grounds Standards & Requirements Booklet

Online Grounds Request Form

Download and print request form

Before submitting a Grounds Committee Approval Request Form- plan your project ahead of time, get the necessary information to describe the work you are planning, name of company doing the work, licenses, and insurance.

Choose a landscape company that has a Lee County Business Tax License, General Liability and Workers Comp or Workers Comp Exemption. Your request will not be reviewed until the items are provided. Herons Glen does not have a list of approved contractors.

Grounds Requests and the required documentation must be submitted by the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting. Work cannot be started until the request is reviewed and approved by the Grounds Committee. The requests are approved at the Grounds Committee meeting by vote of committee members.

It is a violation to start a project without first receiving approval from the Grounds Committee.

For landscaping, trees, and sod check with the HGRD irrigation department to discuss adjustments that may be necessary for the planned installation.

DO NOT ALLOW YOUR LANDSCAPER TO DIG UNTIL THE FOLLOWING HAVE CONTACTED to locate Utilities:

• HGRD irrigation department
• SUNSHINE 811 CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

To avoid delays, please make the contacts for line locates well ahead of starting the project.

Start planning your project early, hire a professional company with experience, licenses, and insurance. Ask for references and check them.

Many companies in Lee County are available to work in Herons Glen. It is only a rumor that companies need approval from the HOA to do work in Herons Glen. Call the HOA Office, we will be happy to confirm it.

When is approval of a company needed? Companies doing the type of work on your property, which needs the approval of the ARC Committee and/or the Grounds Committee are required to be licensed, insured and have workers comp or workers comp exemption and they cannot start work until you the homeowner receives approval of the work.