Thurston Groves Garage Sale

The TGHOA Board this year approved a…

Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday October 15th from 9 am to 1 pm

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Your chance to clean out your garage of items that have taken up space for some time now.   The TGHOA by-laws do not allow individual garage sales, so this is your chance to participate in the community garage sale.   Sell your duplicate tools, electronics, clothes, furniture, jewelry and many other potential valuable sale items.

To participate in our Annual TG Garage Sale, tie BALLOONS to your mailbox.

  • For additional info & updates, keep checking our website at :
    www.ThurstonGroves.com
  • Contact Chair: Dave Sferazza – sfraza@tampabay.rr.com

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Your Lake Report

Each month, your board receives a report of the condition of the Thurston Groves Lake (Waterway).  From time to time we will post these reports on website.  The City of Seminole also monitors our pond for mosquitoes and sprays when necessary.
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Mosquito control Zika

ZikaInfoWith the recent concern over the Zika virus (7 confirmed reports in Pinellas as of August 4th 2016), your board is monitoring our lake through our lake contractor, Aquatic Systems, to make sure there are no lava festation.  The city of Seminole has sprayed in May and will once again spay the pond in August.

In addition to that, homeowners should be vigilant and make sure the are no mosquito breeding grounds in your yard. Scour your yard (and maybe your neighbors’ yards, too) for any standing water. Get rid of potted plants, outdoor furniture cushions with indentations from buttons, even old, concave wood slats on your deck that create a small puddle when it rains (lay something smooth on top of it). Even clean out the gutters.  Have a pool? No need to drain—mosquitos are deterred by the chlorine that keeps the pool clean and safe for swimming.

Florida Health for more information.

Center For Disease Control

Summer Gardening Tips

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As the weather continues to warm-up you’ll notice the pansies, petunias, snapdragons and other winter annuals in your garden steadily declining. Now’s a great time to replace them so they’ll have a chance to become established before the really hot weather arrives.

 

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May 24th Board Meeting Summary

Board of Directors Meeting Summary – May 24th, 2016

BODlogoThe TGHOA Board of Directors met at the Seminole Recreation Center meeting room. This was the second meeting of the year and focused on current business and outlines for the rest of 2016.

The board approved several motions put before them:

  • Adding Workman’s Comp insurance to fill-in gaps in any liability issues.
  • Selling the old pump used in irrigation 2 years ago.
  • Pressure washing the entrances sidewalks
  • Adding 4 signs (two along west lake & two along Ridge on east lake) advising Private Property/No Trespassing.
  • Approved designating one day per year, allowing homeowners to conduct a Garage Sale. Date and restrictions will be drawn for a Fall event.  Website will post details.

 

Other discussions involved updating our by-laws to more closely match changes in the state laws regarding HOAs; making our vendors more accountable for the association’s performance requirements; scheduling maintenance on our fountains (lights are out), and requiring each year’s new board to prepare a three year plan as a guide to future projects and budgeting.

5 Ways to Take Care Of Our Lake

One-Duck-TGOne of the many amenities that make Thurston Groves a beautiful community is our retention pond, affectionately called Thurston Lake.  By maintaining its care, we keep it from looking like a retention pond and more like a lake with its natural habitants of koi fish, cormorants, egrets, Ibis, moorhens, ducks, turtles, armadillos, possums and yes, even an occasional visiting otter.  Other fish include Mosquito fish (Cambusia), Bream, Bass and Catfish.

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