Welcome to the Springs

Homeowners Association Website.

This website serves the Springs Homeowners and residents with information about their community. You will find HOA documents, information concerning past and future meetings, community forums and other useful information. Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas for the website!

Urgent News

ALERT – SUSPECTED VEHICLE BURGLARIES 

Please be advised that a homeowner on Clearcreek Drive, has reported an unlawful entry into a vehicle at 10:07 p.m. on August 31st. The suspect was shown in night vision (in the attached video), approaching and entering the vehicle. He appeared to have an electronic device or key fob, which unlocked the driver side door. The suspect was inside the vehicle for some time, but does not appear to have taken anything.

An additional homeowner on Clearcreek Drive near the pond, advises that a vehicle in the driveway was entered and rummaged through, but appears that nothing was taken.

In both cases, the homeowner had items of possible interest to a burglar, which were not taken.

Finally, there is unconfirmed information that a vehicle in the driveway of another home within a rock’s throw of The Springs, was also entered on the night of August 31st.

We suggest that you should not leave anything of value in a vehicle parked in the driveway overnight. Also, as we further explore how entry was gained, please insure that your vehicle is locked. If you have cameras, please ensure that they are working properly and have the correct time stamp.

Observe and advise the Sheriff’s Office (813-247-8200) and The Springs of any known or suspicious activity. DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF IN DANGER!

 

Hillsborough County Info

 Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers served by Waste Connections will resume residential recycling collection service every week, beginning Monday, August 31

In June, the County informed residents that Waste Connections was modifying recycling collection because many of the company’s truck drivers were unavailable to work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hillsborough County Solid Waste and Waste Connections apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through these unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please call the Solid Waste Customer Service Team at (813) 272-5680.

Thank you,
Your Office of Neighborhood Relations

Architectural & Landscaping Message

May 7, 2020

The Springs is a deed restricted community. In order to preserve our community and properties, it is imperative that homeowners are aware and in compliance with deed restrictions.

Our community takes pride in maintaining and improving its overall appearance. The overall appearance of the community is a critical element in retaining the value of each individual property. To maintain these values on behalf of the homeowners, the Springs Association’s Board periodically inspects individual lots or properties for compliance with existing deed restrictions and standards.

The recent stay at home orders due to the corona virus can be an opportunity to clean up our yards and look at the appearance of our yards and dwellings.

The following violations have been recurring and are causing some problems..

Yard and landscaping problems such as weeds, overgrown shrubbery, etc. This includes overgrown weeds in plant landscaping as well as overgrown and weed infested lawns. Vehicles improperly parked on property, on street or right of way or on the lawn. This is an ongoing problem and has caused some near accidents. Vehicles are also prohibited from regular and extended parking in the street. Please note, parking on the grass by the pond is also prohibited. Overnight parking and regular parking of vehicles on street or right of way. Garbage and debris stored on side or front of house Unlicensed vehicles or trailers Mailboxes falling down or in disrepair. We encourage you to take the time and look at your properties and correct any violations.

In addition, we would also like to remind you that any changes to property exterior, including painting, fences, etc. must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee prior to commencement.

A full copy of the deed restrictions can be found under the HOA Documents section on this website.

Those of you who are working hard to maintain your properties are commended and appreciated.

Please stay safe and healthy. We have a wonderful community and we are all doing our best in these unprecedented times

We would appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community a safe and pleasant place for all residents.

Thank you,

Committee Members:

Sandra Charbonnier, Chair

Blossom Harris

Jack Kaufman

June 25, 2020

Hillsborough County has a new toll-free line dedicated for COVID-19 coronavirus testing only, a move that should alleviate wait times and reduce dropped calls. The new number to call to make an appointment at any of the County’s seven testing sites is (888) 513-6321. Call center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The change to the new number is effective immediately. (Additional info and locations listed under News & Alerts.)

 

 Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group

Requires Face Covering

A majority of the members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group voted to require the wearing of face coverings, with certain

exceptions, inside businesses that are open to the public and where

employees and customers aren’t able to maintain social distancing.

The order is effective immediately, with the exception of the enforcement

provisions which go into effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

The new executive order requires that all persons within any indoor location

of a business that is open to the public in Hillsborough County shall be

required to wear a face covering when not maintaining social distancing

from other people, excluding family members or others residing in their home.

Community Update

May 25, 2020

We are reminding everyone of the neighborhood restrictions on airborne fireworks, due to the close proximity of our properties. The recommended response remains the same. You may notify the Sheriff’s Office of your safety concern and file a complaint with our A&L compliance committee, (including any suppporting documentation and witnesses). The incident will be reviewed and the appropriate fee will be assessed.

Summary of Hillsborough County Water Use Restrictions

(information re-published from:)

https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/water-and-sewer/find-my-watering-days

Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3                                 Mondays and Thursdays
Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6                                     Tuesdays and Fridays
Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9                                     Wednesdays and Saturdays
Locations with no address (common areas) and locations with mixed addresses (such as office complexes)                            Wednesdays and Saturday

Enforcement

All watering must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m., and only once on your designated days.

Rules

Hand Watering

Hand-watering and low-volume irrigation of plant material other than lawns or turfgrass may be done on any day and at any time.

New Sod and Landscaping

All watering of new sod and landscaping must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. An irrigation system zone can only be operated if the new sod or plant material covers at least 50 percent of that zone.

  • New sod and landscaping may be watered on any day for the first 30 days
  • On days 31-60, new sod and landscaping may be watered approximately every other day: even-numbered addresses on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Odd-numbered addresses, locations with no address and locations with mixed addresses on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

 

Decorative Fountains, Car Washing, Pressure Washing

No restrictions.

Reclaimed Water

  • Use reclaimed water for irrigation any day of the week, but it is prohibited between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM
  • Use reclaimed water for irrigation of lawns, gardens, and individual plants
  • Do not allow ponding or run-off from your reclaimed water system

January 17, 2019

Our Attorney has forwarded notice from Hillsborough County’s Public Records evidencing the recording of the Preservation of the Declaration for the Springs. It may be found on OR Book 26347, Page 1002. The official notice is captured under the HOA Documents tab above.

Traffic Speed Controls were reviewed by Hillsborough County and no changes were recommended.

SOME DOGS

The Architectural Committee has received complaints that some are allowed to roam freely without leash. It has also been observed that neighbors in the adjacent community also walk dogs without leash or with extension leashes that allow them into our yards and private properties. Committee has published a response to these concerns, including expectations of dog owners in Hillsborough County and in our HOA. Details are provided in the Community News and Alerts.

March 6, 2018

This advisory is primarily for homeowners, who have roof mounted dryer vents, similar to the one below.

Recently, a homeowner advised of an incident involving a clothes dryer, which would have destroyed the house, if no one was at home. First, for safety reasons, it is recommended that someone should be at home anytime the clothes dryer is in operation due to the high temperature. Secondly, if the dryer is vented through the roof, then it incorporates a long duct or pipe which can trap damp lint and eventually clog it, and possibly cause a fire. Some even have a screen in the roof vent to keep birds, squirrels, and rodents out. This screen also traps lint, can cause a clog and may be prohibited by some local codes.


While all dryer exhaust lines should be cleaned or vacuumed periodically.

Safety guidelines specifically recommend that roof vents should be checked and cleaned at least once a year. Some newer dryers have a high temperature shut-off sensor as additional safety feature.

AUTOMATED GARBAGE CARTS.

Recycles are picked up on Tuesdays and yard waste/rubbish on Fridays.

THESE CONTAINERS SHOULD NOT BE STORED IN THE FRONT MAIN ENTRY TO A RESIDENCE.

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Useful Links

 

AMENDMENT STATUS

Developer Assignment Recorded in Public Records and has been added to HOA Docs tab.

For copy of Amendment Click here

For copy of Joinder Click here

Our officers and directors:
President: David Saulter

Vice-President: Dave Cox

Treasurer: Margaret Stephens

Secretary: Sandra Charbonnier

Director: Aaron Matthys

The Springs HOA
P. O. Box 271145
Tampa, Fl 33688-1145
Thank you for your support!

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Hearing Committee

David Saulter

Dave Cox

Margaret Stephens

Aaron Matthys