Grounds Beautification Committee

hg_garden_dirt1_032913_205183Rita Mixer & I would like to thank the Flea Market and the Association for their continued financial support to the various landscape projects throughout our community.

Our objective and commitment is to beautify the community of Palma Sola which comes from many years of gardening along with a long list of trial & errors.

We want to thank the owners who have gotten involved and asked us for advice to beautify their plantings around each of their units.

We do provide advice, specifically since Rita is an expert with a trained eye for making colors & plants blend. We do not dig or plant but place the plants where they will have the best effect and eye catching looks.

These owners say they have benefited from our help and have made some much appreciated donations to a flower fund which will be used to purchase short lived flowers for special occasions such as Easter – Christmas, etc. These plants will be placed around the clubhouse, gazebo & traffic triangle.

As with any garden committee, we could use extra help, specifically with watering of newly established plants and plants that flower. These  require additional watering. We have had volunteers who have helped while they were here, and we truly appreciated their help, but since they will be leaving to go home we would love it if people who are here year round could volunteer to help on a once a week rotation or whenever they can to help keep these plants watered.

We wish our seasonal volunteers a safe & wonderful summer and look forward to your help upon your safe return.

There are some nice projects we are planning & we hope that you will enjoy what we think will improve the grounds. Until then, we wish you a great summer and look forward to seeing you in good health upon your return.


PS. Please remember our Palma Sola Harbour Yacht Club Party coming up on Monday, the 4th of July hosted by Andy Andrusko.

Transfer Fees increased to $100

Matt's pict emailTransfer Fees increased to $100.

At a duly noticed Board meeting on 4.18.16 the Board voted on changing the fee for transfers from $50 to $100 in accordance with Florida Statutes 718. The vote was unanimous and would take effect immediately.

A word from our Association President

FullSizeRenderI would like to start our first blog web post by thanking everyone for their kind words and support as I take on the responsibilities of Association president. A shout out to Sig von Bargen and Judy Sullivan for help with this post and many more blog posts to follow. Check back soon!

One of the priorities of the board will be to improve the quality and timeliness of all our communications. Tentative Board meeting agenda will be published as early as possible, but due to unforeseen/unexpected circumstances, the final official agenda will be posted 48 hours before our meetings as per the Florida Statutes.

We are very fortunate to have a great Board and I look forward to moving our association forward. As I think about the future, I am excited about the possibilities we have as a community. We are blessed with an awesome location on the waters of western Florida. Working against us is the age of our units and the continuing need for more and more repairs and maintenance. The Association has worked very hard to maintain our properties:

– The landscaping looks better than ever….

– It appears that we have a fix for our roof issues….

– The roofs that are being replaced now do not have to be revisited for an extended period of time…

– We continue to murder termites at a record rate….

– Exterior painting continues….

– Sea walls are being repaired….

That’s a lot of good news. The plan we have in place now, barring any catastrophes, is to have all roofs and mansards completed in 12 years. It now appears that all this can be done without any special assessments. The question for us to ponder, is do we want to wait that long to have a modern facility which doesn’t have a patchwork appearance. I plan to hold an information sharing meeting to discuss this in the fall. In the meantime, snow birds, travel safely, and year- round residents, stay cool.