This years Annual Meeting was Nov 12 2013 and was the last meeting of the year.
Monthly community meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month starting January 2014 at the St. Andrews Church
across from the GGE entrance at 6:30 PM. Both owners and occupants are urged to attend.
The 2014 annual assessment fee invoices were mailed 10/31/2014 to the mailing address in the official records for all owners and management companies. The fees remain the same as 2013 at $170 and the due date is 1/1/2014 as per the governing documents.
This year the Board of Directors have approved a new online payment option for the website. Your invoice number is required and standard fees will apply. You can also mail-in your payment as before with check or money order or pay at the annual meeting on November 12.
Sarasota County Sustainability department representative Lee Hayes was a guest speaker at the Gulf Gate East Homeowners Association annual meeting on Nov 12. Everyone attending the meeting received an energy savings kit. It was a wonderful and informative presentation. Click here
to download a copy of the slide show presentation for the Energy Efficient Home Workshop. For more information visit www.scgov.net
The Marbella Homeowner’s Association has decided to replace the existing wall between our communities with a new wall. The project will begin sometime after the first of the year. The Marbella HOA community is funding the project.
Questions & Answers Opportunity:
Wednesday October 30, the Marbella HOA president along with their Fence Committee attending the Gulf Gate East HOA meeting to answer any questions regarding the project. More information will be sent to owners along the wall as the project moves forward.
Report speeding to 365-Tags
Sargent Darrell Seckendorf from the Sarasota County Police Department spoke at the neighborhood meeting in January to address concerns regarding speeding in Gulf Gate East.
The speed limit in Gulf Gate East in 25 mph, but many walkers and bikers have noticed many drivers exceeding the limit.
While the sheriff’s department has agreed to step up patrols, you can also report the speeding by calling 365-TAGS. Just dial the number and report the license plate number, along with the date, time and location of the speeding car. The driver will be notified of the offense and if the problem persists, they will be visited by one of Sarasota’s finest.
Helping Hands Day Save Residents Big Money
HOA President Rita Champlin organized a very productive Helping Hands day 4/13/2013 where volunteers from the community come together to fix-up/cleanup distressed properties. This year they even painted the Beneva wall saving the community 10's of thousands of dollars in assessments. The HOA Board of Directors would like to thank all those who donated time and worked hard to make a difference in the community. See more photos on the photo page.
2013 Annual Assessment Fees
Any unpaid properties for 2013 assessments have been turn over to the association attorney John Cook for collections.
Fix-up Clean up
Property Inspection Checklist
The checklist above is a list of common areas for improvement and can be used to conduct self-inspections to help insure HOA compliance. A more comprehensive list of deed restrictions are in the bylaws
GGE Waste Collection is Wednesday AM.
for more information on the below item disposal:
- Appliances & Electronics
- Holiday Schedule
- Bulk and Oversized items
- Storm Debris Yard Waste
- Collection Information
- Motor Oil, Tires and Needles
- Curbside Collections
Thanks to all of the residents who provided the names and contact information of your preferred vendors. We have compiled the lists and they can be viewed at www.gulf-gate-east.com under the contractors section. These contractors are only on this list because one or more of your neighbors recommended them. This list will also be included in the resident directory to be published by the end of the year.
The official Gulf Gate East Newsletter contains vital information about the HOA and upcoming events. It is published to each email address
in the official record, 4 times per year (1 per quarter). To update your official records with an email address please click here
to download the Compliance Form. Email is the most cost effective way for the HOA to communicate.
Printed copies will be mailed to active owners and residents who do not show an email address in their official record. This method is however costly and time consuming for our volunteer managed HOA. Getting the newsletter from email is the most cost effective communication. It's another way to help keep the annual assessment fees to a minimum.
- David Blinkinsop - Editor
- Suzanne Vircik - Print Distribution
Go to the Newsletter page
of this website to download your own copy of current or past newsletters.
We have many responsible pet owners in Gulf Gate East who do a great job to insure their pets do not infringe on the rights of others. The HOA deed restrictions along with Sarasota County ordinances support this effort as well.
What do you do if you experience an animal problem with your neighbor, but afraid to talk to them yourself? You may wish to consider using a "Peace Keeping Letter" (recommended by resident Kathy Baker) before calling the Sheriff. A responsible pet owner will appreciate the notice and do whatever necessary to eliminate the issue.
However, if a letter doesn't work, the County Sheriff has a solid program to discreetly handle the situation with the pet owners. The Sheriff requires that the complaint come directly from you and not the HOA. The process is quick, professional and highly discreet. If the problem persists, the County will impose fines on the owner and can require a court appearance in front of the Judge.
Color Charts Are Here!
The Gulf Gate East Color committee developed a new comprehensive set of color charts. The charts are to be used as a guideline for homeowners who are planning home improvements. The Home Improvement request form is required as usual in advance of any work.
Click here to view the charts:
The association board put together a document portfolio for all Realtors, Property Managers and Agents who conduct business transactions in Gulf Gate East. The packet contains the HOA submittal forms, instructions and requirements for closing a sale, lease or rental on all properties in GGE. Click here to download