Congratulations to Bob Walker - recipient of the 2013 Golden Eagle Citizen of the Year award.
Do you have questions about Golden Eagle's new waste pickup service? Call Waste Pro at 606-1899.
Call the Association Office at 668-6578 for information on the Golden Eagle Ladies Club or Golden Eagle Mom's Club.
The 2014 annual association assessment will be due on April 1st, 2014.
Temporary gate codes are available for your next party or event! Call the Association Office at 668-6578 for more information.
The speed limit on all Golden Eagle roads is 25 mph.
Residents, board members, friends, and family gathered at the Winged Foot Dr. park on October 1st. to honor past Board President, Andy Navarro. A beautiful granite plaque inscribed in Andy’s honor was inset into a large boulder placed at the entrance to the park. This memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of Andy’s many contributions to Golden Eagle. It is fitting that the memorial sits under a tree that Andy planted when he developed the park in 2007.
The Roads and Drainage Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors that the following listed paving and drainage projects be included in the 2014 budget. The Board has budgeted funding for these projects to be completed in 2014.
• Resurface Prestancia Way.
• Resurface St. Andrews Way from Shoal Creek Drive to Pebble Beach Way.
• Resurface Eagle Point Way from Shoal Creek Drive to Prestancia Way.
• Resurface Pablo Creek Way from Shoal Creek Drive to Prestancia Way.
• Resurface Sandberg Way.
• Resurface Shoal Creek Drive from Pablo Creek Way to Roundabout.
• Addition of traffic control speed hump on Shoal Creek Drive.
• Repair drain inlet cave-in at 8118 Glenmore Drive.
• Repair concrete drainage ditch damage and surface erosion, Eagles Ridge Drive at tennis courts.
• Inspect all concrete drain inlets for addition of safety cross bars.
• Inspect all above ground drainage boxes for addition of safety cross bars.
• Repair drain inlet at St. Andrews Way and Sandberg Way.
• Repair street settling issue and gutter at 2929 Golden Eagle Drive East.
• Repair gutter/drain inlet at 3047 St. Andrews Way.
• Repair drain inlet at 3058 St. Andrews Way.
• Repair gutter across from 8969 Winged Foot Drive.
• Repair gutter at 8845 Glen Abby Drive.
• Repair of gutter drainage issue at 3213 Pablo Creek Way.
• Repair gutter at 2557 Bishops Green Trail
• Monthly mowing and string trimming of large drainage retention pond on Shoal Creek Drive.
As you can surmise from the above project list, the Roads and Drainage Committee have worked many volunteer hours to determine the needs of the community, and to establish this 2014 budget. Our mission is to continually identify and improve the Roads and Drainage infrastructure in our community.
Lots of trees, established landscaping, and undeveloped greenspaces are part of what makes Golden Eagle both beautiful and unique. They also make our community a happy home to a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, snakes, rabbits, and foxes.
Be especially cautious around bodies of water. It’s common to see snakes (some can be poisonous), beaver, turtles, and even alligator at nearby lakes, parks, and holding ponds. Watch children and pets closely, especially at the water’s edge.
Raccoon, rabbits, foxes, turkey, and deer are very common sights in yards, along roadways, and in common areas. These animals can be unpredictable and carry diseases so never approach or feed them. Feeding wild animals makes them lose their natural fear of people, which can be dangerous to both humans and animals. Easily available food also contributes to overpopulation in areas. In short, for your safety and theirs - enjoy our furry neighbors from afar. Use caution and keep a safe distance.
Feeding backyard birds is generally safe but never feed them from your hand and don’t feed them human food. Bread (fresh or stale) provides no real nutritional value for birds and moldy bread can harm birds. Table scraps aren’t a good idea either. Some may not be safe or healthy for birds and most table scraps will attract mice or rats.
Golden Eagle’s Recorded Covenants and Restrictions, some of which were written 25 years ago, offer very little in the area of covenant enforcement. A lot has changed in those years. In the early days of Golden Eagle, boats, trailers and RV’s weren’t quite as common as they are now. Back then, most families typically had 2 cars so parking issues weren’t a big concern. Today it’s common for a property owner to have a boat and a trailer and 3 or 4 vehicles. Families have changed over the years but our governing rules have not.
In Golden Eagle, we currently rely on voluntary compliance. Fortunately, most property owners want to abide by our covenants. They want to do the right thing because they want to be good neighbors and they want Golden Eagle to continue to be one of the most desirable places to live in Tallahassee. Unfortunately, there are some who believe the rules of the community are for “everyone else” to follow.
One boat in a driveway doesn’t seem like a big deal but when a property owner sees a boat stored in a neighbor’s driveway they wonder why they can’t store their trailer in a similar location. And another thinks, what is the harm in parking a car on the lawn? Before long, there are multiple boats, trailers and other vehicles stored improperly and the appearance of the roadway has drastically changed. The same goes for landscaping; it only takes one neglected yard to ruin the look of an entire cul de sac.
Florida Statute 720 gives the Board of Directors the authority to implement fines for covenant enforcement. Effective November 1, 2013 fines will be imposed for common covenant infractions such as improperly parked vehicles and the failure to maintain yards and the exterior of homes.
A First Notice will be sent to offending property owner allowing them 14 days (or other time frame) to correct the infraction. If the violation is resolved no other action will be taken.
After the time allotted for correction has passed and the violation still exists, a Second Notice will be sent to the property owner. The Second Notice will again detail the infraction and will also notify the property owner of his right to be heard before the Board of Directors regarding the violation prior to the application of any fines. The Board will determine on a case by case basis if the fine is appropriate.
Fines for a First Violation will be $50 per day, up to $1,000.
Fines for a Second Violation will be $100 per day, up to $1,000.
No one likes to implement, collect, or for that matter, pay fines so we urge you to find a permanent location for your boat, trailer, or RV before November 1st. The Association is always agreeable to the need to temporarily store your boat or trailer for cleaning or servicing. Just call our office at 668-6578 to let us know.
We can also recommend reputable lawn service companies that regularly work in Golden Eagle for very fair prices. Please let us know how we can assist you.
New Fence Request Requirements: Effective June 8, 2010 all new fence requests must accompany a refundable performance deposit of $500. Privacy fences must include a detailed landscaping plan for evergreen shrubs. Plant materials must be a minimum of 5 gallons and consistent with what are generally defined to be “hedge” plants. Plants must be installed within 30 days of fence completion. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
Recommend your trusted vendors- click here for an online form, click here for a pdf version. We’ll add them to our Recommended Vendor Directory and make sure the information is available to every Golden Eagle homeowner.
Please check our calendar regularly for the dates and times of Board of Directors and ACC meetings.
There is now a $250 assessment for damaging or tampering with our gates or security system.