RESIDENTS COOPERATION NEEDED TO ENSURE A SAFER COMMUNITY - In order to ensure a safer community, the CDD Board of Supervisors approved, on a trial basis, beginning March 1, 2023, the community entry/exit swing gates will remain closed 24 hours. Fortunately, we have not had any serious issues but we have seen an increase in non-resident trespassers at the recreation center, trails, pier, and marina, which are resident only areas and also a higher percentage of visitors entering by unapproved methods.
With over 2,000 visitors a month coming through the visitor gate, and to ensure a safer community we are asking all residents to please do their part to help by following the below guidelines:
1) Confirm that all permanent and temporary visitors have been added to your MyEnvera account through the MyEnvera mobile app, MyEnvera website (www.myenvera.com) or calling Envera at (941) 556-0731. You will need your account name and PIN if calling. Visitors not placed on your visitor list slows down the gate entry process since Envera will need to call you for entry approval. If done properly, approved visitors' future entry will be by vehicle tag recognition, which will also minimize waiting at the kiosk.
2) Ensure all your visitors are aware they MUST stop at the kiosk and provide their name, your name, and your address for proper entry and that tailgating another vehicle is prohibited.
3) Sign up for email or text notifications of visitors through your MyEnvera account. If visitors arrive at your home and you did not receive a text or email please inquire how they entered the community and request they follow the proper entry procedures.
4) Please do not provide your visitors with alternative ways to enter the community such as bypassing the visitor entry process such as providing them a master pass code, or tailgating another vehicle. A large percentage of residents' visitors each month have been provided alternative ways to enter the community.
5) Even with the gates closed residents should be diligent in ensuring vehicles are placed in their garage when possible, vehicles are locked, valuables not left in vehicles, garage doors are closed, and house doors are locked. Report any suspicious activity to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 (or 911 if an emergency).
For assistance with your MyEnvera account, or if you need the code for the sidewalk walk-through gates, please email email@example.com or call (941) 727-5500.
NO GLASS ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA - Florida Law prohibits any glass within the fenced area of any pool or spa. This is NOT a new law. We have had several instances of glass broken on the pool deck, later causing injury to residents and temporary or partial pool closure. The CDD Board of Supervisors has taken a zero tolerance policy on visitors or residents with glass in the pool area. They may be requested to leave the area immediately and access may be denied until the propery owner petitions the CDD Board to reinstated access.
STATE RULES FOR COMMERCIAL POOLS - The State of Florida has implemented or updated some rules that apply to all commercial/community pools that include the following:
- No glass, no smoking, no animals allowed within the fenced area of the pool.
- No furniture is to be placed within 4 feet of the edge of the pool/spa for safety reasons.
- No food or drink within 4 feet of the edge of the pool/spa. Only commercially bottled water in plastic bottles may be used in the pool/spa for patron hydration.
- Do not swallow the pool water. It is recirculated.
Other rules apply that are posted on the information board next to the pool enty/exit gate. New pool/spa rules signs are being manufactured and will be posted soon.
There has been a increase in pool patrons bringing glass bottles into the pool area. Glass is prohibited anywhere within the fenced area of the pool by State Law. Should a bottle get broken in the fence area the pool/spa may have to closed and even drained per the Department of Health. ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS is allowed. Anyone with glass may be asked to leave and denied future access to the pool/spa per CDD regulations and state law.