Most Recent Announcements

Notices and announcement are posted here on a regular basis to keep our community members informed of current events affecting our neighbors and business conducted by the Board of Directors on behalf of the community.

☆ New Board of Directors Elected ☆

posted Jul 15, 2021, 7:47 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated Jul 19, 2021, 2:27 PM ]

At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members, the Longwood Green HOA membership elected a new Board of Directors. Please welcome your new Longwood Green HOA Board of Directors and congratulations!

President: CHRIS FRIES of 377 Bahia Court

VP: JIM BROWN of 181 Citrus Tree Lane

Secretary/Treasurer: MARK WELLER of 112 Citrus Tree Lane

☆ NEW Community Management team for our HOA ☆

posted May 30, 2021, 7:34 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated May 30, 2021, 7:39 PM ]

Dear Homeowners,

Your HOA Board of Directors is pleased to inform you that as of June 1, 2021 a new property management company will be assisting the Board with the management responsibilities of our homeowners association. Many of you have already received a postcard from Sentry Management, Inc notifying you of the change. More details of the change are forthcoming and soon you will be provided access to their CommunityPro portal to view your account details.

Our new community association manager is Yenny Perez and she can be reached at 407-788-6700 Ext. 51411 should you have any questions that the Board, ARB or the website cannot answer. Remember, this change begins June 1, 2021 so if you have Bill Pay setup with your bank to make your next assessment payment please put a hold on the payment. New assessment notices will be mailed out soon with the details on all the ways you can make payment. Those of you that have already paid the full 2021 assessment need not worry about the changing payment process.

If you have any questions or concerns while we make this transition please reach out to the Board of Directors and continue to use our community website www.LongwoodGreen.orgfor information and updates.

Best regards,

Longwood Green Board of Directors

☆ Board Resolution: Garbage Receptacle Placement & Storage ☆

posted Jan 17, 2019, 12:24 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 1:19 PM ]

At the October, 18, 2018 meeting of the HOA Board of Directions a resolution was passed to address numerous complaints from homeowners regarding placement and storage of garbage/trash receptacles, recycle bins and yard waste containers.

"It is resolved that residents shall remove the garbage/trash/recycle containers from sight no later than the evening of the pick-up.  At all other times, all such containers must be stored within each Residence or 15 feet minimum from the front of house concealed by means of a wall, fence, landscape, hedges or other enclosure previously approved by the ARB committee, so that the containers cannot be seen from the streets."

The discussion by the Board included the following points:

  • HOA continues to receive complaints about homeowners who:
    • Place their garbage receptacles and recycle bins at the curb earlier than allowed by City Ordinance and counter to what is considered to be reasonable and considerate
    • Do not remove their garbage receptacles at the end of the day and sometimes leave them at the street multiple days or on weekends
    • Store their garbage receptacles in front of the house or in plain view from the street
  • It is not fair that all Association members have to pay for the expense of continually sending out reminder notices to homeowner regarding proper storage and to be considerate of their neighbors
  • The HOA is forced to implement a formal policy to deal with the few homeowners who continue improper practices of garbage receptacle placement as authorized by Covenants subsections:
    • Article 8.09 Service Yard Storage Receptacles
    • Article 8.13 Offensive Activity
    • Article 8.19 Enforcement

Garbage receptacles may be stored in the garage, behind the backyard fence or a “screen” at least 15 feet from the front house.  Waste Pro receptacles are 42” H x 30” W so an appropriate screen may be constructed as preapproved by the ARB or by use of hedge such as Podocarpus, a sun/shade tolerant plant.  Homeowners may petition their situation based on the specifics of their property but must obtain in writing a variance by the Board of Directors otherwise no exceptions.  Garbage receptacles are to be placed at the curb or edge of the yard NEVER on the street pavement.

☆ Tree Service Scams ☆

posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:36 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated Jun 5, 2021, 5:20 PM by David Dieska ]

We are aware of a group of young men who came through the community this past Sunday offering "tree services". The company they represent is Merik Tree Service and the owner allegedly has a long criminal record. A homeowner called the police who then searched for them without success. Please call the Longwood Police Department if you encounter them or any other unwanted solicitations in the community. The police are happy to check out any concerns we have with strangers in the neighborhood. Below, please refer to a security camera snapshot showing two individuals associated with Merik Tree Service.

While we are on the topic of tree service solicitations this is a reminder to be aware that it is common for solicitors to go door-to-door attempting to convince homeowners that trees are "diseased" or "dangerous" and need immediate removal. Do not fall for these scams and always seek multiple quotes and opinions from certified arborists. PLEASE REMEMBER, our community has Covenant rules which restrict removal of most trees in the community without prior written approval by the Homeowners Association. We have had incidences of unapproved tree removal and in the last several years the HOA has levied and collected over $7,000 in landscaping/tree fines for violations of the Covenants. Always contact Sentry Management or the Architectural Review Board (ARB) immediately if you have a tree situation you perceive to be an imminent threat. The ARB form to be submitted prior to making improvements on the exterior (front, back, side yards) of your house and including tree removal can be found HERE.

☆ Coyotes in Community ☆

posted Nov 2, 2018, 9:17 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated Mar 1, 2020, 9:07 AM ]

As many of you know, from time to time, we have unusual wild animal sightings in the community.  Bears, panthers and coyotes are rarely seen in the community; this is a reminder to be aware that sometimes they have a presence without you knowing about it.  Most recently, on October 30 we received a video from a homeowner on Blackwater Place showing a couple of coyotes cruising through the community.  This is not the first time or the last for coyotes walking our streets.  Please click on the link below to watch the video.

Click HERE

Keep in mind, some of unsupervised pets may be in jeopardy,  We've had prior "disappearances" of cats before which is one of several reason to not let them roam freely throughout the community.

Please remember to avoid feeding wild animals including raccoons and feral cats.

The HOA owns almost 10 acres of green space of which a good portion is wetlands and as you might imagine the area is a haven for wild animals.  A partial list of animals spotted in the community include:

Panthers, Coyotes, Bobcats?
Raccoons, Opossums, Armadillos,
Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes, Ducks, Hawks, Owls
River Otters, Water Moccasins, Alligators?

UPDATE for 08/15/2019: City of Longwood Police disclosed at the August 2019 Board meeting that they are receiving a lot of call about coyote sighting near and around our area.

UPDATE for 02/20/2020: Pack of four coyotes roaming down Citrus Tree Lane, between homes and backyards and running around on vacant lots.

☆ Fertilizer Restrictions ☆

posted Oct 2, 2018, 1:06 PM by Longwood Green HOA   [ updated Oct 23, 2019, 1:54 PM ]

Seminole County Fertilizer Restrictions     

Seminole County has adopted a fertilizer ordinance aimed at implementing scientifically sound fertilizer practices that preserve our waterways while still allowing for attractive landscapes. This is relevant not only to people who fertilize their own lawns but also to those who use a professional service. All cities within Seminole County including Longwood have adapted the fertilizer ordinance with the only exceptions of Winter Springs which adopted the state model ordinance and Sanford which is still working on adopting an ordinance. Refer to the specifics of the ordinance below.

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