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July 2012 - Happy July 4th!

July 4th Safety Tips July 4th is typically celebrated with backyard barbecues and fireworks displays. So let’s consider firework safety to be essential this holiday. Each year people are injured and killed from the misuse of fireworks. It is important to protect spectators, children, and pets. Some will celebrate at community firework shows, but others will be celebrating at private homes. Here are some safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and The National Council of Firework Safety. Please be safe!  Parents should read and follow all warning labels and never allow children to play        

with, or ignite, fireworks. Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them. Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket). Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them. Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter." Never use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you!

IN THIS ISSUE Event CDD Workshop CDD Meeting

Date 7/19 7/23

Day Thursday Monday

Time 6:30pm 6:30pm

HOA Design Review Board




HOA Meeting




Community Activities


HOA Message


Tree Pruning


Financial News


July 4th Club Hours


Neighborhood Watch Message


Arbor Greene Tennis News


Arbor Greene

The final approved CDD Meeting and CDD Budget Workshop Minutes are published on the Arbor Greene website at

Attention New Residents! The Arbor Greene website: has useful information to help with your transition to our community. You will find information related to the CDD, HOA, including meeting dates and past meeting minutes. Additionally, there is community news, a calendar and an online newsletter.

Welcome to Arbor Greene!

Free Notary Service for Arbor Greene Residents Contact Claudia Mayo or Geri Burke Monday - Friday from 9AM-4PM, in the Administration Office. Please call 991-9226, before arriving. Photo ID is required Arbor Greene Landscape Maintenance JULY 2 – 7: SPRAY PLANTER BEDS AND TURF WITH HERBICIDE FOR WEED CONTROL. MOW PONDS. JULY 9 – 14: TREAT TURF AREAS AND SHRUBS WITH INSECTICIDES WHERE NEEDED. JULY 16 – 21: APPLY LIQUID FERTILIZER AND FUNGICIDE ON SEASONAL COLOR BEDS. MOW PONDS. JULY 23 – 28: CUT AND REMOVE LOW HANGING TREE BRANCHES FOR HIGH VEHICLE CLEARANCE ALONG ROADSIDES AND SIDEWALKS.

The Arbor Greene Newsletter is on-line GO GREEN!! If you would like to stop receiving a hard copy of the AG Newsletter, please e-mail the Newsletter Editor, at:

AG CDD Board of Supervisors John Brickley, Chairman, Seat #5 Christine Nelson, Co-Vice Chairperson, Seat #1 Dorsey Yawn, Assistant Secretary, Seat #4 Adam Tanenbaum, Assistant Secretary, Seat #3 Toby Thomson, Assistant Secretary, Seat #2

Avalon Estuary Preserve Preserve Avalon

Arbor Greene HOA Board of Directors Sean Kiehl, President Betty Jackson, Vice President Mike Konicek, Treasurer Sheryl Greenlee, Secretary Dhanni Sukhai, Director Greeneacre Properties, Inc. Mark

Heather Sound Landing Parkview Enclave 600-1100, ext. 163

Arbor Greene CDD Staff General Manager Bob Farrell


Club Manager Mike Candella


Maintenance Manager

Gary Smith


Administrative Mgr.

Claudia Mayo


Newsletter Editor Geri Burke


Arbor Greene Activity Directors Book Club BUNCO Girl Scouts Infant Swim Lessons Mahjong Meditation Class MOMS Club Neighborhood Watch Personal Training Personal Training/Boot Camp Scrapbooking Social Activities Swim Team/Lessons Tennis Triathlon Coaching Yoga Zumba

Diana Wheeler 994-9262 Carol Trzaska 9947312 Rhonda Hess 929-3062 Emma Grynbal 748-6142 Julia Rogers 994-2507 Jeremy Williams 528-6285 Kristin Van Gerpen 527-6777 Paul & Hally Boucher Davida Constant 240-1375 Meg Clawson 333-2800 Annie Duncan Valerie Casey 317-8886 Julia Lamb 240-9428 Alan Williams 610-7301 Doug Kugley 995-4628 Ruben Vasquez 772-771-3612 Maguie Blasini 732-7011

Devonshire HOA Board of Directors Stuart Marofsky, President Julia Rogers, Vice-President Nick D’Andrea, Secretary Robert Hennig, Treasurer Melody Peterson, Board Member at Large Wil Alvarez, Unique Property Services, 879-1139

Carriage Homes HOA Board of Directors Jeffrey Sbrocco, President Bruce Metts, Vice President Graig Silverstein, Secretary & Treasurer Bob Winter, Director at Large Scott Rogers, Director at Large Lorraine Thomas, Rizzetta & Company, 994-1001 PAGE 2


Community Activities NEW MAH JONG GROUP FORMING Have you ever wanted to learn the ancient game of Mah Jong? Commonly played by 4 players, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. Julia Rogers is forming a new Mah Jong group for those interested in playing. Please contact Julia at: 833-7314 or via e-mail at:

Message from the Arbor Greene HOA HOA Enforcement Policy Update Summer greetings to all residents of Arbor Greene! The HOA wants to announce that we are going to simplify the process by which you will be receiving notices about issues with your property. Each month, citations will focus on the below list of activities. We are simplifying this part of the enforcement process so that the HOA board and Greenacre Property Management can spend more time and resources with properties that are most out of compliance. January: Holiday Decorations and Trash February: Cleaning Of Driveways and Sidewalks March: Roof Cleaning and Discolored homes April: Tree Trimming May: Mailboxes Cleaning and Painting June: Lawns and Yards July: Discolored Homes August: Lawns and Yards September: Cleaning of Driveways and Sidewalks October: Roof Cleaning November: Mailboxes Cleaning or Painting December: Yard upkeep In addition to these monthly focus areas, other items that will be looked for on every inspection will be items in view (trash cans, play sets, etc), items that have no DRB approval, and parking. We share this list so that residents can plan ahead to avoid citations. This program will start in July with discolored homes. We look forward working with all homeowners to keep our neighborhood beautiful! All planned changes to the exterior of your home must be submitted to the Design Review Board (DRB) via an Alteration Application. And, DRB approval must be obtained before any work is begun. All Arbor Greene HOA documents and forms can be found on-line at Click the “Resident Login” link at the top of the page to sign in. It is each homeowners responsibility to know what is covered in the Declaration of Covenants (Deed Restrictions) and Design


It's Summer Scrapbooking time! Gather your summer vacation pictures and scrapbooking supplies and bring them to the community center on Monday, July 16th from 6:45 PM until 9:30 PM. We will also have a free, simple make and take card for all who attend. Enter your name into a drawing for a crafty prize (must be present to win). We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or recommendations, please feel free to contact Annie Duncan at

The Arbor Greene Book Club Please note that the Arbor Greene Book Club will not meet during the summer months of July or August. Please join us in September and throughout the fall when we will be reading and discussing the following books. Enjoy the Summer! September 10th - Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood October 15th - The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald November 5th - The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian December 3rd - Born to Die-The Montauk Murders, by local author Lois Lewandowski Point of contact is Diane Wheeler, 994-9262 MOMS CLUB Ever feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You are not alone! Join the MOMS Club of New Tampa. It’s a great way for you to meet other stay at-home mothers in the area, as well as a great way for your children to meet new playmates and engage in stimulating activities while encouraging their social skills. We offer support for at-home mothers through: planned monthly activities calendar, age-appropriate playgroups for your children, monthly Moms' night out, service projects within the community. For more information contact us via Email:




Tree Pruning


Under Chapter 13 of the City of Tampa Municipal Ordinances all trees 5 inches in diameter or 4 1/2 feet high are protected and require a permit for removal. There are some exempt trees that do not require a permit. All Cypress trees and all mangroves are protected regardless of size. Permits are applied for at the Construction Services Center at (813) 274-3100. If you suspect a neighbor is doing tree work without the required permits you should call the 24-hr. hot line at 813/258-8733. Removal of pruned plant material is picked up on Saturdays throughout Arbor Greene. Plant clippings are NEVER to be disposed of in conservation areas! Please be sure to neatly bundle your clippings and leave them curbside no earlier than Friday evening. Prior to that, pruned plant materials should be kept out of sight. After removal, be a courteous neighbor and clean up whatever leaves or debris is left curbside.

Are you going on vacation this summer? Do you need a Pet Sitter?


Located in Arbor Greene, we offer a cage free Pet Boarding Service at our house for $10 a day. We can also walk and care for your pet (dog or cat) at your home for an affordable rate . Please contact me to determine your pet’s needs this summer! Randy Kriesel, at or call 813-777-6573(cell).

Arbor Greene Monthly Rainfall Comparison March 2011-9.78 March 2012- .95 April 2011-.95 April 2012-.93 May 2011– .77 May 2012– 2.85


WHAT THE BANKS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Debt Reduction While Increasing Personal Wealth (Part-3a) The previous installments of this series of articles highlighted the basic keys required to break the cycle of revolving debt. We outlined that changing our financial mindset is the first step in breaking this cycle and creating a budget allows us to regain control of our spending. Armed with a new financial mindset and control over our spending, we can then begin to significantly reduce our debt and launch our way to financial independence. But how can we even begin the process toward financial independence when we have a mortgage and a car loan that are structured to keep us in debt for several years to come? You’re about to discover how these loans are ironically the very tools you will use to propel yourself out of debt. Your current debt is, by far, the most unbelievably best investment you can make. Before reading on, please note that if you have a critical financial situation, this article is not meant to address it. I would strongly urge you to avoid any hesitation and sit down immediately with a financial manager, your current lender, or a debt consolidator. If you’re not in a critical situation, consider reading further to discover one of the best hidden investments available to most Americans. Every one of us that currently have any form of debt, have the most amazing investment opportunity and likely never realized it! Most people don’t know that their own debt can typically earn the unadvertised and initially unbelievable return of 200-800% on every dollar invested! This is not only legal, but has been right in front of us the whole time. So, why isn’t this investment better advertised? Read on. Banks are businesses which operate largely on the interest earned from our debt. The interest we pay banks on home loans is typically 1 to 4 times the originally loaned amount. A mortgage of $250,000 could possibly earn a bank up to 1 million dollars in interest over the life of the loan…yes, 1 MILLION that we would never see again and actually had been in our hands over the life of the loan! So, why doesn’t our $250,000 mortgage contract read 1.25 MILLION dollars if that’s what we’re paying over the life of the loan? If our contract read 1.25 MILLION dollars, we might focus more on the interest and may learn how easy it is to avoid paying so much! This is not an insidious process, this is the banking business. However, we can limit how much we contribute to the banking business and reduce the possibility of getting ourselves into revolving debt. Ok, enough of the lead in, how do we make this unbelievable investment? Simply by paying extra PRINCIPLE [a.k.a CAPITAL]…but NOT by making “extra loan payments”! Mortgage payments are usually broken down into the separate parts of Principle and Interest. However, many mortgage payments also include Mortgage Insurance and Escrow (for Property Taxes, etc.). For the purpose of the following examples and instruction, the mortgage payment will be assumed to only include Principle and Interest. Many of us are familiar with the advice from finance advisors and lenders who tell us that by making at least one extra loan payment per year, we will shorten the life of our loan. Yes, this is true. However, what is rarely explained and usually not understood is that these are FULL payments. These FULL payments include both Principle and Interest, therefore ensuring that the bank still gets most of its Interest. The loan then only decreases in length by the exact number of extra FULL payments made. Most people find it quite difficult to accumulate the extra money required to make an extra FULL payment and quickly become disillusioned with any idea of paying off their mortgage or car loan early. What if you learned that you could significantly shorten the length of your loan and legally skip several payments at one time, by simply making considerably smaller payments to only the PRINCIPLE of the loan? You can, and it’s much simpler then you may have ever believed! At the start of most home and some auto loans, over 80% of each FULL payment is Interest and usually less than 20% of that payment is Principle. This means that over 80% of our payments go directly to the bank as INCOME. This portion of the payment does NOT apply to the ownership [equity] in the loaned property. This is typical of an Amortized loan. Amortized loans are proportioned heavier with interest in usually the first 2/3rds of the loan. This is why it seems to take forever to see any real reduction in the Principle amount of the loan. The simple instruction you’ll receive in the 2nd half of this article, in next month’s Gazette, will change that! Lastly, please be careful of who you take your financial advice from. Before accepting debt reduction or investment advice, ask your advisor if they are completely debt free! Many of us believe we own our home and auto, but in reality, the bank owns these assets if a loan still exists. If your finance advisor is not truly debt free and still has a mortgage or auto loan, you should be very cautious of taking debt reduction or elimination advice from them since these are the most lucrative of investments anyone can be making today. Stay tuned for further lucrative debt investment tactics. PAGE 6


July 4th Club Hours The Arbor Greene Club House, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts and Pools will be open on July 4th with regular hours. So spend the holiday at home and come out and enjoy your facilities!


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MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPIST Types of massage available: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aroma Therapy, Corporate Seated, Pregnancy, Sports & Injury Rehab Mon, Tues & Wed. 9am -9pm $55 for 1 hour! References available. 727-372-6389 Lic # MA47546 ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE JULY 2012





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Watering within the Arbor Greene Community Due to the size of the Arbor Greene Community (over 600+ acres) watering cannot be completed in one day. As such, a variance has been granted by the city of Tampa allowing Arbor Greene to water common community grounds over multiple days during the week. Please report any community sprinkler problems so they can be addressed!





TBAY Swim Team at Arbor Greene Arbor Greene has been home to The TBAY (Tampa Bay Aquatics) Swim Team for a number of years. TBAY has 58 AG resident children in the program, most in the 5-12 year old Developmental Group, who will compete in swim meets throughout the summer. Swimmers practice 5 to 6 days a week throughout the year and compete in various meets and events throughout the state. Under Head Coach Julia Lamb, the team has had many winning seasons and has prepared a number of it’s swimmers for the challenge of National and Collegiate competition. Recently, Julia invited resident and Triathlete, Doug Kugley, to give an informative talk about Triathalons and the preparation needed to compete. Come out and support our swimmers at their next TBAY swim meet on Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm. Perhaps we have a few future Olympians or Triathletes in our midst? If you would like to get your children involved in the sport of swimming, contact Julia Lamb at: 240-9428.

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS - PAUL & HALLY BOUCHER ARE WE INVITING CRIME INTO ARBOR GREENE? Hello Arbor Greene (AG) Neighbors. Last month’s article provided definition and background to the Neighborhood Watch Association and it’s coordinators in our community. This month we want to highlight a few criminal trends that are gaining momentum in North Tampa and the efforts we need to make to prevent these trends from taking hold in Arbor Greene. Crime of Convenience and Bump-Key burglaries are on the rise; however, through the use of some basic security measures, we can deter these crimes and prevent the appearance of inviting crime into our community. Many of us moved to Arbor Greene because of the added security that our gates provide. Unfortunately, our gates don’t stop all crime and we’re still subject to many of the crimes that the neighboring communities experience. Criminals are more frequently taking advantage of communities with residents who leave vehicles unlocked, garage doors open, windows and doors unlocked, lights off at night, and alarms not in use. Crime resulting from this level of complacency is known as crime of convenience since criminals are given easy access to valuable merchandise with little or no effort. When these criminals are successful, they tend to share the locations of their success with other criminals. Unfortunately, the lack of basic security practices is seen as an open invitation for criminals to operate in a community. Another disturbing North Tampa criminal trend is known as Bump-Key burglary. Unbelievably, Bump-Keys are universal keys that are available for less than $50 from many local do-it-yourself stores. These keys require some practice to use effectively; however, criminals are learning the tricks and have been using them to burglarize homes throughout Tampa. The Bump-Key normally leaves no sign of forced entry but can take a few minutes to use. For this reason, criminals without expert skill are looking for homes with open garage doors, shrub covered doorways, no lights on at night, and signs of no alarms in use. These burglaries can usually be prevented or deterred by ensuring the use of upgraded or multiple deadbolts, trimming shrubs and trees to fully expose entranceways to neighbors and roadways, turning on lights over entrances at night, and setting the home alarm. An open garage during the day, or night, provides cover for any burglar that wants to enter what’s usually our homes’ least secure doorway. Using all of these basic security practices will significantly reduce the probability of burglary along with reducing the chance of Arbor Greene being viewed as the new lucrative and unsecure hot-spot for criminals to operate. Would you like to receive North Tampa criminal trend information, security tips to prevent crime, and additional TPD and security alerts? Email us at Joining this email distribution group does not obligate you to any other NWA activity, but should help you and your family to stay better informed and more secure, making AG an even better place to live. If you would also like to volunteer some time in support of the NWA program, please let us know. ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE JULY 2012


ARBOR GREENE TENNIS: Summer Junior Tennis in Arbor Greene This summer Train Smart Tennis invites your children to join the fun of learning tennis at Arbor Greene. Our mission is to provide a systematic basic approach so your children have the opportunity to learn the game as quickly as possible. Our approach truly teaches children the fundaments to enjoy the life-time game of tennis and to build self-esteem. There is no substitute for a good beginning! We provide a system of training for your children, no matter what their level of play. Players can sign up for one week at a time and attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 days per week, Mon. through Thurs., from 9:00 – 10:00am (5-7 year olds) and 10:00 – 11:30am (8-12, including 13+). Sign Up By Calling Coach Alan At 610-7301 Tennis Clinics : The following reduced tennis clinic schedule is in effect throughout the Summer: Tuesday Friday

7-8:00pm 9-10:00am

Men’s Workout Ladies 3.5-4.0 Group

Coming This Fall - A New Tennis Program for Kids 10 and Under The USTA 10 and Under Tennis Program takes a new approach to introducing young children to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they bounce lower and don't move as fast, making them easier to hit. This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover. All that equals more fun and less frustration; less standing in lines, more time playing. Arbor Greene resident and tennis coach, Dennis Kirchoff, will introduce the 10 and under program to Arbor Greene in September. More information about the program will appear in the August and September newsletters. There will also be a link with complete program information on the Arbor Greene website.

Ladies AG 3.5 Team heads to Daytona The Arbor Greene LOVAs, our Ladies 3.5 USTA team, is heading to Daytona for sectional playoffs July 20th-22nd! Capping a winning Spring season, the LOVAs proceeded to win both play-off rounds, first against HCC, the daytime division winners, followed by a hard fought victory over the Tampa Palms Wild 1’s, winners of the USTA Fall season. The LOVAs will be training with Coach Kathy Williams in preparation for even tougher competition in Daytona.



For most up to date information, please see online calendar here:

Book Club Bunco Girl Scouts Infant Swimming Mahjong Meditation Class Mom's Club Personal Training Scrapbooking Club Starka Boot Camp Starka Personal Training Starka Pilates classes Swim Team and Lessons Tennis Triathlon Yoga Zumba

Check reservations online here:

On Summer Hiatus until September Please contact activity director for more info Please contact activity director for more info Please contact activity director for more info Please contact activity director for more info Monday @7:30PM Please contact activity director for more info Please contact activity director for more info July 16th, 6:45-9:30PM Mon thru Sat 5:30AM and 8AM Please contact activity director for more info Mon & Wed 7:30-8:15PM Individual lessons by appt only Please contact activity director for more info Please contact activity director for more info Monday @6PM Mon, Wed and Fri 9AM, Tues and Thur 7:30PM

The activities listed above are privately run and any questions pertaining to them should be directed to the individual activity directors. Please see page 2 for a list of Activity Directors. ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE JULY 2012

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WATER CONSERVATION TIPS Tips to conserve inside the home include: Turn off the water when brushing teeth or shaving — save 4 gallons per minute. Only wash full loads of laundry — save 43 gallons per load. Fix leaks in toilets, faucets and showerheads — save 5 to 200 gallons per day. Install aerators on faucets — save up to 30 gallons per day.

For outside the home: Use a broom instead of a hose to clean off driveways or sidewalks — save 9 gallons per minute. Put a shutoff nozzle on your garden hose — save 6.5 gallons per minute. Install a rain sensor for your sprinkler system — save up to 700 gallons per week. Only water your lawn when it needs it — save up to 2,100 gallons per every week that is skipped. PAGE 16


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