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State of the Community
Posted on Apr 13th, 2020

Dear Pine Ridge Neighbors,
 
 
            Your HOA Board of Directors wish you well and encourage you to follow all of the recommended guidelines to stay safe and healthy during these very difficult days.
 
            We are reaching out to you at this time to keep you up to date on selected developments affecting our community.  If you have been out these past several weeks you will have noticed that our Landscaping Service has continued to maintain and preserve our common areas as much as possible.   Even so, as individual homeowners we are sure you are aware of the extended period of minimum rainfall over the past month or so.   Another complication is that our common area sprinkler system utilizes water that is drawn from the several canals that run through our community.   Those canals have seen their water levels decline dramatically over this same period of time.  Since the irrigation system pumps, that draw water from the canals, are located at the bottom of these waterways when the water level is too low the pumps draw in silt and can be damaged when this occurs.
 
            This is what has happened during the past two weeks.  This time we were able to repair the damaged equipment at minimal cost. However, if the drought persists, and we continue to draw water from the canals some of the pumps could be damaged beyond repair. Replacement of each pump costs approximately $2000.  Thus, as a precautionary measure, your Board has made the decision to temporarily suspend the use of the irrigation system and routine watering of our common areas. As a result, depending on what rainfall we get, over the next several weeks you may begin to see some browning of the grassy areas and withering of the decorative plantings we have installed at select locations on our major streets.  Be assured, our maintenance staff are closely monitoring the water level of our canals and as soon as it is deemed prudent to do so we will begin watering once again. 
 
            We also want you to know that in compliance with the new protocols regarding social gatherings your Board has suspended its’ monthly public meetings of the Home Owners Association and will continue to do so until Public officials lift the recently imposed protocols.  Nevertheless, please keep in mind that all HOA rules and obligations remain in force.   Now that so many of us are at home and walking our dogs throughout the community, we implore you to be good neighbors, (as well as complying with City of Coral Springs Regulations) and pick up any animal waste your pet may leave behind.
 
            In closing, we thank you for being great neighbors and please keep in mind that even though these are difficult and challenging times we are all in this together. Your Association is doing what it can to preserve the character of Pine Ridge as well as maintaining the desirability of residing here.  Finally, as a reminder, semi-annual bills will be mailed out in June. Like each of you, our expenses continue notwithstanding the challenges of these unusual times.  Stay safe – be well!
 
The Pine Ridge HOA Board
 
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