President’s Corner

Dogs Playing fetch at the Addison Dog Park in Viera

President’s Corner – May 2018 – Pet Waste

May 2, 2018

  I can’t believe I am actually going to do this, but, here goes. Let’s talk about poop. Specifically, dog poop. As many years as I have been working with HOA’s, I am still amazed that this topic is probably the #1 complaint at HOA meetings and to our management companies – dog owners not…

Viera Wetlands information center

President’s Corner – April 2018 – Florida Friendly Landscaping

April 11, 2018

Is it just me or does everyone else see themselves as a Master Gardner when they are walking through the Garden Center at Lowe’s? I see a rainbow of beautiful annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and groundcover and I immediately picture myself planting them in my yard and being the envy of the whole neighborhood with…

Alligator on bank of pond

President’s Corner – March 2018 – Florida Alligators

March 7, 2018

Since it’s springtime in Viera, we need to start talking about alligators and their presence/role in our ecology. As it warms and as mating season nears, we are going to start seeing more and more of them. I don’t know about you, but I love alligators. They are mysterious, majestic and fierce. I am fascinated…

President’s Corner – January 2018 – HOA Management Companies

January 4, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed ringing in 2018 with their friends and families! End of the year activities in the HOA management world are not always as exciting, but they are very important. HOA’s in Viera spend the last couple of months of the year working through their budget workshops, annual members meetings, elections, board meetings…

President’s Corner – December 2017 – Resolutions

December 8, 2017

President’s Corner – December 2017 – Resolutions Is everyone in Viera looking forward to the cold front heading our way as much as I am?!? I so rarely get to wear my sweaters that I am having a hard time deciding which ones get all the glory for the few days this weather will be…

photo of crowd walking in a 5K

President’s Corner – October 2017 – Volunteerism/Community

October 4, 2017

Wow. What a couple of months this has been! As you know, we did not issue a September newsletter or blog entry due to Hurricane Irma preparations. I think everyone in Viera breathed a collective sigh of relief when the storm did not hit us as strong as it was originally predicted. Also, that we…

Viera Wetlands Pond

President’s Corner – August 2017 – Stormwater Drainage System

August 1, 2017

I am sitting here writing this month’s blog post with Emily just passing by us and our skies are still dark and grey. The weather forecast also has some additional rain coming our way this week. So, those conditions, coupled with a lively stormwater discussion at one of last week’s Viera Orientation sessions sparked my…

2 adults and 2 teenagers riding on a golf cart on Viera Multi-Use Trails

President’s Corner – July 2017 – Golf Cart Safety

July 5, 2017

Well, it’s summertime so that means the kids are out of school and begging for the keys to the golf cart. Having seen and been involved in some close calls with golf carts, I felt it would be a good idea to discuss golf cart safety this month. The laws/regulations regarding golf cart operations and…

Eye of Hurricane from satelite view

President’s Corner – June 2017 – Hurricane Preparedness

June 2, 2017

For those who are new to Florida and those of us who have been here all of our lives, every June 1st brings a flurry of news reports and warnings about the start of the Hurricane Season. Based on my experience over the last forty-something years, much of the flurry goes over our heads as…

Arrivas homes

President’s Corner – May 2017 – Modifications

May 3, 2017

Almost without exception, the most frequently asked questions in HOA management have to do with modification requests. So, I thought it would be beneficial to spend some time on that subject for May’s President’s Corner. Living in an HOA community comes with a lot of rules to live by. And, while some people may get…