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*** ENTRY/EXIT SWING GATE CLOSE TIME CHANGED TO 9:00PM - Based on resident requests, enhanced security, and research into other nearby communities gate times, our entry and exit swing gates will now close at 9:00PM each night instead of the former 10:30PM. They will still open at approximately 6:00AM each day.

*** NATALIE WAY STREET LAMPS REPAIR PENDING - Several of the street lamps in the median on Natalie Way do not have electrical power. This is being investigated and an electrician has been contacted to investigate and repair.

*** OBSERVATION PIER UPDATE - On March 13, 2019, the CDD Board of Supervisors executed a contract with Duncan Seawall, Dock, and Boat Lifts, LLC, to rebuild the observation pier. The contract allows a 60-day substantial completion timeframe once the contractor has the necessary construction permits from Manatee County. (Updated 3/13/2019)

*** HARBORAGE YACHT CLUB COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY WAS A SUCCESS - Many thanks to the numerous residents that volunteered their time, resources, and skills to the 2nd Annual Harborage Yacht Club Community Clean Up Day. This year the day was dedicated to the late Don Sleight, Commodore of the HYC and Key West resident as he implemented this community day in 2018. This year was named "Don's Day" in his honor. In conjunction with the CDD, the HYC and volunteers pressure washed the marina docks and gazebo, refurbished the picnic tables, painted the marina pedestals, painted the fire cabinets, replaced broken dock piling caps, picked up and raked debris along the nature trails, pressured washed the bridges and many other activities.

*** COYOTE SIGHTED IN COMMUNITY - A coyote has been sighted near Key West condominium and clubhouse area several times recently including in the early evening before dark. Residents are requested to use caution and be observant when walking dogs or if cats are allowed outdoors.

*** COMMUNITY LEADER DON SLEIGHT OBITUARY - Harborage resident Don Sleight, known by many in his resolve to united others in our community, passed away on January 11, 2019. Don served on the CDD Board of Supervisors, COA Board, and was a Yacht Club Officer. Please click here for more information and tribute movie.

*** ENTRY/EXIT GATES CAMERAS AND KIOSK UPGRADE IS COMPLETE - Our gate monitoring vendor, Envera, has upgraded our entry and exit gate security cameras to new high resolution digital cameras and a new license plate recognition system to speed up visitor entry. Permanent visitor's on your visitor list will no longer have to speak to an Envera representative after an initial visit to the new kiosk. Once they are registered to your account the gates will open automatically after a short verification time of their vehicle license plate. Please update your visitor name list to speed up access through our visitor gate. Visitors not registered, temporary visitors, or visitors that appear on several resident's visitor list, must still speak to an Envera representative for gate access. Contact Tony Gipe at (941) 727-5500 or email harbouragecddmanager@gmail.com with any questions or more information. Click here to view FAQ's.

*** 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)

*** 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

*** 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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