HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2023
The Horseshoe Cove RV Park has confirmed the Holiday Golf Cart Parade will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023 (weather permitting). Due to new parade permits and Florida Highway Patrol rules the parade will begin 7PM to not affect rush hour traffic as much on SR70. It should arrive at the Harborage approximately 7:15PM. Please ensure all cars are removed from the parade route. The route is from Natalie Way along Harborage Ave. to Whitehead St, Whitehead St. to Mallory Square Ave., Mallory Square Ave. to Simonton St., Simonton St. to Conch Island Dr., Conch Island Dr to the emergency exit gate.
IRRIGATION SYSTEM CHANGES
All residents and associations that control their own irrigation systems were notified to please follow the Manatee County and Southwest Florida Water Management District mandatory water restrictions related to irrigation. Irrigation water for the Harborage is pumped from our fountain lake. With the current extreme drought conditions the lake and associated well that fills the lake cannot meet the demand of irrigation water for the community. For October that was 3.9 million gallons or 64% increase above our 2022 average usage. A copy of the letter is posted under "Documents" or click here. You can also view all water restrictions at www.mymanatee.org and search on "Water Restrictions".
MALLORY SQUARE PARK CHANGES ON THE WAY
Mallory Park is being reconfigured to provide a more park-like setting. Plans are in process for some new landscaping and a possible extension of the dead-end sidewalk. The damaged sod has been removed and replaced with maleluca mulch. Please note, the park is NOT a dog park. County leash laws still apply within the park area and residents are required to pick up after their pet. A dog station is currenly located both inside the fenced area of the park and another outside the entry gate for your convenience.
RESIDENTS COOPERATION NEEDED TO ENSURE A SAFER COMMUNITY
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 (27% in September 2023).
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. If glass is found anywhere in or around the pool including garbage cans and recycling bins the pool may be closed immediately and will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours while the pool and spa are cleaned and inspected. Violators will 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.