The annual GGE picnic is planned for 3:00 PM Saturday October 25. The picnic will be held in the backyard at 6523 Waterford Cr. The theme will be Halloween. You can even dress in costume if you like. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge neighborhood Garage Sale. If you want to clean out your cabinets and garages before the holidays, this is the perfect opportunity! The sale will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It will be advertised in the Observer and Herald. So all you have to do is put your items out. We will also contact the Salvation Army to pick up anything you wish to donate after the sale.
The Gulf Gate East Homeowner Association annual meeting will be held on November 11th at Saint Andrews Church (just across from our entrance). The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. This is a perfect opportunity for you to hear about what is going on in the neighborhood, and to visit with your neighbors. You can pay your annual assessment at the meeting, and pick up the 2014 Directory. Light refreshments will be served, there will be door prizes.
The next GGE Women’s Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Millie’s Café, 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota at 11:30. RSVP: Jan Welte Phone: (309) 266-9112 or Email email@example.com
Please let her know if you will be joining no later than November 5th, so she can notify the restaurant.
November 28 Christmas Decorating at the front entrance. This is a perfect way to get into the Holiday Spirit! Join your neighbors at the front entrance on Friday, November 28th at 9:00 am to put up the lights and decorations. Most of you remember how great they looked last year, so we hope you will help repeat the look this year.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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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