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*** ENTRY/EXIT GATES CAMERAS AND KIOSK UPGRADE UNDERWAY - Our gate monitoring vendor, Envera, will be upgrading our entry and exit gate security cameras over the next few weeks. New digital and license plate recognition cameras are being installed to improve vehicle identification accuracy and speed up visitor entry to our community. Residents will still use the current gate remotes for access. Watch here for more updates. (Posted 11/6/2018)

*** POND PLANT DISCOLORATION - An area of tan colored material in the pond near the clubhouse and that is visible from the walk bridge is a native plant known as Chara. Due to drier conditions it has calcified causing the tan coloration. Since Chara is a native plant it cannot be eradicated from the mitigation pond site, however Aquatic Systems, the CDD's pond and conservation maintenance vendor, is working to keep it treated below water level. Due to some recent new plantings to improve water quality in the pond it is difficult to treat the plant without causing collateral damage to the new plantings. We could see more of this with less rain and lower water levels in the ponds. Currently this is Aquatic Systems number one target for this site. (Posted 11/6/2018)

Calcified Chara in Pond #5

*** PLEASE OBEY THE 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT AND STOP SIGNS - Exceeding the 20 MPH speed limit on our community streets continues to be a problem. Close calls involving both vehicles and pedestrians have been reported. All residents and their guests are expected to observe the 20 MPH speed limit and STOP at the posted stop signs. Help keep our streets safe for everyone. (Updated 11/7/2018)

*** COMMUNITY POOL HOURS CHANGE TO 7AM to 10PM - New elevated pool lights now allow the community pool to be open daily from 7AM to 10PM. Due to the new lights, new light timers, new security software and cameras, and updated hours to allow pool gate access, CDD management and vendors will be monitoring these for any issues/problems. If you experience any issues, please report these to the CDD Operations Manager by phone at (941) 727-5500 or email at harbouragecddmanger@gmail.com. (Posted 10/20/2018)

*** SAVE THE DATE - CHANGE IN CDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING - The January 2019 Harbourage CDD Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held starting at 5:30 PM on Monday, January 14th at the Manatee Technical College, Wagner Auditorium. This meeting will consist of the regular monthly CDD business meeting which will be immediately followed by an informational session on Community Development Districts which will include a question and answer forum. Also included will be an introduction to the Board of Supervisors, and professional service team members including the District Manager, District Counsel, and District Engineer. This will be a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the CDD and its responsibilities. Watch this website for more information. (Posted 10/18/2018)

*** CLUBHOUSE PORCH RAIL REPLACEMENT PROJECT BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 - On Monday, October 8, the contractor began the removal and dismantling of the damaged/rotted clubhouse porch railings. The front door to the clubhouse may be locked or limited for access while this project is in process over the next few weeks. The project is expected to be complete on or around November 1. The clubhouse may be accessed by resident amenity fob from the breezeway entry door if needed. (Posted 10/7/18)

*** OBSERVATION PIER UPDATE - A large section of the ramp connecting John's Island to the observation pier has been removed, with the remaining portion of the ramp still blocked. The first step, with more to follow, in the replacement of the pier was to prevent anyone from accessing the current pier in its damaged state. Prior attempts to prohibit access were sometimes ignored. The District Engineer is currently working with the original pier design engineer to provide the construction plans to the District so that the District and solicit bids for reconstruction. (Updated 11/7/2018)

*** UPDATE YOUR VISITOR LIST ON MyENVERA.COM - A reminder to residents to be sure to update your approved visitors on your MyEnvera account to help ensure a safer community. A letter of trespass may be issued to a non-resident vehicle owner when their vehicle is parked in a common area within our community, however if the vehicle owner's name is on a resident's approved visitor list a trespass letter will not be issued (Posted 8/29/18).

*** ALLIGATOR MOVING AND MATING SEASON - It is alligator moving and mating season in Florida for the next few months. Several residents have reported alligators crossing our community streets, in their yards, near storm drains and ponds, and on the nature trails. Remember it is illegal (and dangerous!!) to feed or harass an alligator. Click here for the Living With Alligators Brochure

*** CLUBHOUSE AVAILABILITY AND EVENTS IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE - Are you wanting to know if the clubhouse is available for a community or private event or if there are any upcoming events? All clubhouse reservations can now be viewed on the Events page of our website. Just click on EVENTS at the top of any page at www.harbouragecdd.org.

*** SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS FROM MANATEE COUNTY - Want to receive emergency notifications from Manatee County? Sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to receive notifications from government and public safety officials. You will receive CodeRED alerts for emergency updates such as evacuation notices, boil water advisories, weather warnings, and hazardous traffic or road conditions. You can opt to receive notifications by phone call, text or email. This is especially needed if you do not have a published phone number, use a cell phone number from out of state, or want to receive notifications in various ways. Click here for more information CodeRed Registration

*** HELP TO ENSURE A SAFER HARBORAGE COMMUNITY. Every day a large number of visitors enter our community that are not listed on any resident visitor list. This does not include vendors, postal service, cable companies, and other regular service providers. All residents are urged to update your MyEnvera account with your regular visitors and ask your visitors to use your account to access our community. Also please do not provide your visitors alternate ways to access our community. A safer community is everyone's responsibility. If you are unable to access your MyEnvera account please contact Envera Systems at 1-877-936-8372. (Updated 4/25/2017)

*** RESERVATIONS FOR PRIVATE USE OF THE CLUBHOUSE. All scheduling for private use of the clubhouse will now be through the CDD Operations Manager, Tony Gipe. Contact Tony at harbouragecddmanager@gmail.com or (941)727-5500 or (941) 650-2780. You can review the clubhouse use requirements, capacity, limitations, and other information in the Clubhouse Private Event Use Agreement under Community Documents. The pool/spa area, grill and grill porch, and pool cabanas cannot be reserved and may not be used for private events. Those areas are for residents only and up to 4 guests on a first come first served basis. (Posted 1/13/2017)

*** GATORS IN THE POND. All residents should be conscious that we have alligators residing in some of our ponds. In particular, the eastern most pond on Duval Street. Since we live in an environment where we know alligators are present, everyone should be wary of the fact that a gator could be on the shoreline by the sidewalk, even though that's not their normal spot, and be cautious of that area at all times. Unless provoked in some manner, it is a rare occurance for an alligator to become a nuisance. However, if at any time you feel that there is a large alligator posing a threat to you and/or your pet, please contact the CDD management and they will evaluate the situation and act accordingly. Here is a link that will lead you to a fact sheet about alligators: Living with Alligators

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