Community News

*** 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.

*** HARBOURAGE CDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VACANCY - The Harbourage at Braden River Community Development District is seeking a resident that is interested in serving the community by actively participating on the Board of Supervisors. One seat is open for appointment. Any resident interested in serving on the the Board, please contact Joe Roethke, District Manager, by email at for more information.

*** OBSERVATION PIER UPDATE - A bid package has been sent to several local dock contractors to solicit bids for the replacement of the observation pier. Bids are due back to the District Engineer by January 18, 2019. It is undetermined at this time of a construction start date as that will depend on bid acceptance, permits, and other factors. (Updated 1/5/19)

*** 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 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

*** 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 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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