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Gulf Gate East Sarasota Florida
Gulf Gate East is a quiet community of 393 homeowners located at the 6900 block of Beneva Road. Life in paradise!
Monthly community meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month starting January 2015 at the St. Andrews Church
across from the GGE entrance at 6:30 PM. Owners and occupants are urged to attend.
2015 Annual Assessments Due January 1, 2015
The annual assessments invoices for $170 were available at the Annual meeting November 11, 2014. The remainder were delivered US Mail by December 1, 2014 to all owners and management companies in the US. International mailing addresses were delivered via email.
Payments are due 1/1/2015 and can be mailed or paid online. The online payment option is now available (processing fees will apply). The payment schedule is the same year after year as per the governing documents:
- January 1 - Payments Due
- February 1 - $25 late fee applied to delinquent accounts
- March 1 - Attorney Collections Begin for delinquent accounts
- April 1 - Lien filed against properties for delinquent accounts
- June 1 - Foreclose on liens
Download the New Newsletter for January 2015
As you know, a major concern, over which we have little control, is the condition of the streets, scheduled for resurfacing in fiscal year 2017. Let’s not wait! We can begin road work hopefully, but your help is needed to continue to call, email, and send pictures to our county officials in support of the initiative. The squeaky wheel gets the oil! Send something today to the contacts as follows:
- Thomas Harmer - County Administrator,
- Email: email@example.com, Phone: 941-861-5000, Address: 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236.
- Phucc Hoang - Dept. of Transportation,
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 941-861-0968, Address: 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240.
Home Inspections begin in January 2015
Remove Rust from Sidewalks and Driveways
Tired of rusty looking sidewalks? One of your GGE neighbors found a product that cuts through the rust on concreate. You can find it at the local home centers:
Gulf Gate East resident Jan Welte has graciously volunteered to organize a Garden Club for the community. Jan and her husband Norm are origianlly from Illinois and have been active with various GGE HOA committees. Read more.....
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
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 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.
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.
- Donna and Mark Buckalter - Editors
- 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.
The Gulf Gate East Color committee developed a 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:
Welcome to the neighborhood
If you are new to our community or even if you have been around for a while, the association board developed an exciting packet that contain the forms and information that you need as a community resident or homeowner. The packet contains the compliance forms along with the Declaration of Covenants and By-laws and all the contact information you need about the association and the board of directors. Everyone should have a Welcome packet. Download now.
Conducting business in our neighborhood
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
Gulf Gate East Forms & Documents
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