Over the past two months, we have added two new board members, elected new officers and have completed or are near completion on several other projects:
Although the lack of rain has kept our lake low, Aquatic Systems and TGHOA have kept it in excellent condition and can enjoy with pride. The trees, which were planted this time last year, have established their presence along the common ground around the lake. We encourage our residents to use this natural area but help us keep any trash from accumulating.
Right now, Penny Hart and Mary Hester, our Landscaping Committee, are finalizing plans to spruce up the front and back entrance and the islands along 102nd. We are always looking to add to our Landscape Committee. If you have a green thumb or eye for landscape design, let us know.
Our irrigation system has been a constant problem over the years. We have finally managed to set this right with a new pump with greater capacity and revamp the heads and sprays all along Ridge Rd and 102nd Ave. Our thanks to Suncoast Irrigation, John Blofeld Well Drilling and former Director Bob Jahnke for supervising this project. We are also constantly looking at our grounds and working with our Trimworks Landscaping staff to improve the condition all around.
Also near completion are the plans to remove mildew from the outer wall perimeter, paint the iron-fencing along Ridge Road and take care of some erosion problems along the wall. The 2013 Board is pleased to say, we have kept this all within the proposed budget of this year.
Your new board is:
- Bob Lima – President, previously served as Treasurer.
- Dave Sferrazza – Vice President, returning to the board after a few years off.
- Rich Canter – Treasurer, also returning to the board after holding that same position for several years.
- Dean Bartles – Director-at-Large, past president.
- James Keiffer – Secretary, first time Director and recent homeowner.
Homeowners might find our “FAQ” page useful in the day to day questions on your mind. We also have a place to add a comment or ask a question that you feel other homeowners might have. Our Property Manager is Patricia McElroy of Resource Property Management (see info. on right sidebar) and all inquiries should be directed to Pat.
Several Thurston Grove Homeowners report that the county is out looking for violators of the weekly water restrictions. Several fines have already been issued without a warning Remember:
Always refer to your city or county regulations first. The District allows local governments to impose special watering schedules.
Effective Dates and Affected Areas
- The restrictions are scheduled to begin on March 13, 2013 and expire on July 31, 2013.
Lawn Watering Schedule and Times
- Lawn watering is limited to a once-per-week schedule. The following schedule applies unless your city or county has a District-approved different schedule or more stringent restrictions.
Household Mobile Collections are free.
What to bring:
Automotive fluids, batteries (household or vehicle), cleaners, cooking oil, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs and other mercury containing devices, fuels (i.e. gasoline, kerosene), fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, motor oil, paint (latex or oil), paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, smoke detectors, solvents, wood preservatives. Continue reading