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Happy Father’s Day

JUNE 2013

“Opportunities to be of Service to Your Community” OPEN SEAT ON ARBOR GREENE CDD BOARD TO BE FILLED The Arbor Greene Community Development District (AGCDD) will have one seat on its Board of Supervisors (Seat 1) vacant as of June 1, 2013. The current term of this seat expires in November 2014. The AGCDD Board is responsible for filling this vacant seat, and it now solicits letters of interest from qualified electors for this purpose. A qualified elector is someone who is a U.S. citizen, a resident of the AGCDD, and a voter registered in Hillsborough County. To be considered by the Board for this vacancy, an interested person should send a letter and any supporting information to District Manager John Ricciardi by June 14, 2013, via e-mail to jricciardi@severntrentms.com, or by regular mail to 2634 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 102. Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544. Questions may be addressed to Mr. Ricciardi at the above-referenced e-mail or by calling (813) 991-1116, ext. 102.

Arbor Greene Community Development District Hillsborough County, Florida The Arbor Greene Community Development District, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive, Tampa, Florida, seeks an on-site Manager for the District. Duties include daily oversight and management of District programs, budget, contracts, facilities, common areas and staff, including the Arbor Greene recreation complex clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts and parks. The Manager will serve as a liaison between residents and the CDD Board of Supervisors and will interface with the District Manager as necessary. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience in community, clubhouse or recreation management or equivalent, excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with suppliers, vendors, contracts and competency with standard computer software applications. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will begin on July 15, 2013. E-mail resumes/letters of interest by May 17, 2013 to: John Ricciardi, District Manager at jricciardi@severntrentms.com or by Fax: (813) 991-1117.

Event

Date Day Time

CDD Workshop

6/20

Thursday

6:30pm

CDD Meeting

6/24

Monday

6:30pm

HOA Design Review Board (DRB)

6/25

Tuesday

6:00pm

HOA Meeting

6/25

Tuesday

7:00pm

In This Issue Community Information...............2, 3 HOA & CDD Message ....................3 Moms Club ......................................3 Do you remember this person...........5 Neighborhood Watch . .....................9 Tennis News ...................................11 Activities and Program Coordinators...................................11 Fitness Pool Hours..........................12 Advertisements................Throughout


Hello New Residents!

AG CDD Board of Supervisors

The Arbor Greene website: www.arborgreene.org 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 information, a calendar of events and an online newsletter.

Adam Tanenbaum, Chairman (Term 11/08 to 1/16)

Seat #3 Preserve

Christine Nelson, Vice Chairman (Term 11/04 to 11/14)

Seat #1 Estuary

Michael S. Candella, Supervisor (Term 11/12 to 11/16)

Seat #5 Preserve

Welcome to Arbor Greene!

Steve Eckhardt, Supervisor (Term 11/12 to 11/16)

Seat #4 Enclave

Toby Thomson, Supervisor (Term 11/10 to 11/14)

Seat #2 Avalon

Arbor Greene HOA Board of Directors

The final approved CDD Meeting and CDD Workshop Minutes are published on the Arbor Greene website at www.ArborGreene.org. Complimentary Notary Services for Arbor Greene Residents Simple signature verification only; expressly excluded: trusts, wills, real estate, probate and any documents requiring any witness.

Please call 991-9226, before arriving. Photo ID is required

Arbor Greene Landscape Maintenance June 3–8: Mow pond banks, continue pond bank repairs authorized, treat turf and shrubs with insecticides as needed. June 10-5: Apply herbicide on turf for weed control, treat turf and shrubs with fungicide as needed. June 17–22: Mow pond banks, treat isolated turf areas for chinch bugs, begin trimming palm trees. June 24–29: Adjust irrigation system for rainy season, treat isolated turf areas for fungus, continue trimming of palm trees. PAGE 2

Sean Kiehl, President (2015) Parkview Judith Swartz, Vice President (2014 Parkview Mike Konicek, Treasurer (2015) Landing Sheryl Greenlee, Secretary (2014) Parkview Dhanni Sukhai, Director (2014) Enclave Paul Boucher, Director (2015) Parkview Patricia Chung, Director (2014) Enclave Greeneacre Properties, Inc. 600-1100, ext. 163 Mark Eary-meary@greenacreproperties.com

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 walvarez@uniquepropertyservices.com

Carriage Homes HOA Board of Directors Bruce Metts, Board of Directors Craig Silverstein, Board of Directors Bob Winter, Board of Directors Laurie Dykeman, Board of Directors Lorraine Thomas, Community Manager, Rizzetta & Company, 813-933-5571 lthomas@rizzetta.com

Arbor Greene CDD Staff General Manager Bob Farrell aggenmgr@arborgreene.org Club Manager Mike Candella agclubmgr@arborgreene.org Maintenance Manager Gary Smith agmaint@arborgreene.org Administrative Manager Claudia Mayo agadmin@arborgreene.org Newsletter Editor agnewsletter@arborgreene.org

991-9226 991-9741 991-9226 991-9226 991-9226

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Message From the Chairman Happy Summer from the HOA We have several updates this month. Violation compliance has been very good so far this year. We appreciate that residents are addressing these violations in a timely manner. Thank you! This brings us to the focus item for the month of June: yard upkeep. Yard upkeep includes mowing, edging, trimming (including hedges), and general overall appearance. This is an excellent growth month so we are looking to see everyone’s seasonal best! We want to also remind residents that we are still under watering restrictions. For homeowners, this means once weekly yard watering and limits on certain water related activities. For the Homeowners Association, this means that we can’t send out violations for any water related activity, including yard replacement, presser washing, or roof cleaning. While we can’t do violations, we are asking everyone to be a good neighbor and tend to any significant issues with their house. As mentioned above, this is peak season for yard replacement, especially with the rainy season starting soon. There are many driveways (read more than 100 community wide) that need a good cleaning. We are aware of a good chunk of homes that need the tile roofs cleaned. Please be a good neighbor and get ahead of any issues that you know of at your house. Finally, we are in the process of starting the abatement process at several additional properties. This will help maintain a kept look throughout Arbor Greene even in the case of vacant or foreclosed addresses. If you want to report a house that needs special attention, please contact Mark Eary with Greenacre at meary@greenacreproperties.com. 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 :www.greenacreproperties.com. 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 Review Board Standards.

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 play groups for your children, monthly Moms’ night out, service projects within the community.

For more information contact us via Email: momsclubnewtampa_southeast@yahoo.com Website: www.momsclubnewtampa.webs.com ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE • JUNE 2013

To every thing there is a season…-Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear Fellow AG Residents: We face some transition this month and next. Effective June 1, long-time AGCDD Board member Christine Nelson resigned her position, Seat 1, to devote more time to her children’s activities. Christine was a committed public servant to the residents of AGCDD for nearly ten years. She was a calming force on the Board. She also provided some much-needed historical perspective, since she served on the Board as it transitioned from one controlled by the developer to one controlled by the residents. Both the Board and residents will feel her absence, and we will miss having her at our monthly meetings. Each seat on the AGCDD Board is a publicly elected post with a four-year term. The term for now-vacant Seat 1 expires in November 2014, and the remaining four Board members have the authority, by majority vote, to fill that seat for the duration of the term. To this end, qualified electors interested in being considered may submit letters and supporting information to District Manager John Ricciardi by June 14, 2013. More information about the vacancy can be found on the AGCDD website, www.arborgreene.org. The Board currently meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third or fourth Thursday and succeeding Monday of every month. Meetings typically last between two and four hours; and those meetings and individual Board members are subject to Florida’s open government “sunshine” laws. Board members also are subject to the financial disclosure rules of the Florida Commission on Ethics. Anyone interested in serving on the Board should bear in mind the time commitment and public restrictions and demands that such service entails. Another transition point will come August 1, when our general manager, Bob Farrell, will retire to North Carolina with his lovely wife. Over the years, as a resident, a club attendant, a club manager, and—since 2011—as general manager, Bob has devoted much time and energy to helping ensure the quality of life and level of customer care we expect at Arbor Greene. AGCDD certainly is grateful to Bob for his dedicated service. The Board already has solicited resumes and letters of interest, and it will discuss how to fill Bob’s position at the workshop on June 20 and the meeting on June 24. Part of that discussion may include consideration of realignment of the current AGCDD management structure. We welcome input from residents on this important issue. More information about the manager position can be found on the AGCDD website, and comments may be made in person at the June 24 meeting or via email to comments@arborgreene.org. Have a splendid month! Adam S. Tanenbaum Chair, CDD Board of Supervisors PAGE 3


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Do You Remember This Person? I bet some of our long time residents would! That’s right, it’s former Administrative Manager Barb Koscinski. Barb spent nearly 15 years with Arbor Greene and retired about a year and a half ago, and is enjoying her retirement. Some of the things she enjoys is cooking, lunch with friends, reading, gardening and of course attending all the home Rays games. Barb is doing great! - Claudia Mayo –

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Selling your home is easy when you list with Steve Eckhardt.

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Steve Eckhardt, Broker, Owner, Arbor Greene Resident Call me at (813)

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813-340-7916

Your Arbor Greene Neighbor

Thank you  to  those  that  attended  my  “Spring  Cleaning”  Event.  We  shredded   1976  pounds  of  paper  and  collected  Goodwill  donations  and  phones  for  the   Crisis  Center  of  Tampa  Bay.  Thank  you  for  making  it  a  success!  

Arbor Greene  Fast  Facts:   •  Arbor Greene has only 1.7 months supply of homes for sale. This makes it a Seller’s Market! For your home’s current value, please call me at 813-340-7916. *please  disregard  if  your  home  is  already  listed     ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE • JUNE 2013

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PET BOARDING & DOG WALKING Are you planning a vacation or going on a business trip? Do you need a Pet Sitter? Located in Arbor Greene, we offer a cage free “pet vacation” at our house. We can also walk and care for your pet (dog or cat) at your home. Please contact me to determine your pet’s needs! Randy Kriesel: chinadog1@gmail.com or call 813-777-6573(cell)

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Message From Your Neighborhood Watch (NWA) Coordinators - Paul & Hally Boucher

“Getting Back to Security Basics”

Hello Arbor Greene (AG) Neighbors.

Last months’ article addressed the concept of maintaining the security of our community. To help with this, we have provided some basic tips to help keep you and your family more secure in the coming months. Our continued poor economy has motivated criminals to look for easy and lucrative opportunities to steal property. Although our gates and guards help deter a majority of the crime that open communities normally deal with, we still have a level of criminal activity to guard against. Working together, we can help limit criminal activity, keeping you, your family and property, and our community more secure. The following tips are based on local and national criminal trends and are proven actions that typically have notable success rates in preventing you and your family from becoming victims of crime. Lights – turn on your home’s interior and exterior lights at dusk. Criminals don’t like lights and prefer to operate in unlit areas to avoid being seen by potential witnesses or police. Lack of lighting at night can also tip criminals that you’re absent or asleep. Timer switches for indoor lights can be used to turn on your lights when you are away, remembering to alternate on and off times to provide a “lived-in” look. Do-It-Yourself stores carry motion sensor lights and timers for indoor and outdoor use. Lock doors, windows, and turn on home/vehicle alarms, even while at home. Lock your vehicles at all times, even when parked in the garage. Remove valuables from vehicles, or keep them out of sight if you must leave them in the vehicle. Keep garage doors closed to discourage criminals from stealing your property and trying to enter your home. Unlocked homes/ vehicles and visible or unattended valuables lead to crimes of convenience, the most prevalent and preventable crime in New Tampa. When you purchase televisions, computers, game-systems, etc., make sure to destroy the boxes before putting them in the recycling bins. Thieves often look for these boxes to help them decide which homes are worth breaking into. When possible don’t place your valuables so that they can be easily seen from the outside of your home via windows or doors. Write down serial numbers, take photographs of valuables, and register valuables, such as bicycles, at online registry web sites. Help prevent identity theft. Shred documents that have your personal data on it, such as name, address, phone number, credit card number, bank account information, etc. Be careful what personal details you post on social network sites such as Facebook or Twitter; due to possible security vulnerabilities, consider removing your habits, schedules, or vacation plans. Additional home security tips: Avoid opening your door for anyone you do not know. Criminals have posed as repairmen, delivery persons, or service contractors (Verizon or Brighthouse), so remain watchful. Soliciting in Arbor Greene is not allowed and major service contractors are aware of this. Be careful when talking with these “solicitors” and avoid giving personal information, such as who is normally home, work schedules, etc. Consider door chains and deadbolts, door chimes on your lanai doors, motion activated outdoor lights, etc. Leave a radio or television on during the day to give the appearance that someone is home; turn down volume on home phone so it cannot be heard outside when it rings; thieves can call phones to see if anyone answers prior to breaking in. Act as Tampa Police Department’s (TPD) and Neighborhood Watch Association’s (NWA) “eyes and ears.” If you see someone acting suspiciously, do not confront them, but immediately call the TPD at 813-231-6130 and let the professional TPD officers contact them. You will not sound paranoid and can prevent criminal activity; as the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry. If you see a crime against persons or property occurring or about to happen, immediately dial 9-1-1. After calling the TPD, please email the AG NWA about the suspicious or criminal activity as we can alert other AG residents to be on the watch for this type of activity. Be better informed by joining the AG NWA email distro. Send an email to ArborGreene-NWA@hotmail.com and receive information from AG NWA directors and TPD about local criminal activities and security tips. Joining this group does not obligate you to any NWA associated activities but helps build a stronger network of AG neighbors watching out for everyone’s safety and security. ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE • JUNE 2013

Neighborhood Watch

NWA

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Spring Junior Tennis

Play Tennis Arbor Greene!

Junior Tennis continues through the Spring at Train Smart Tennis! Coached by Alan and Kathy Williams and Peter Chow, twice weekly clinics are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a drop-in basis. Junior Future Champs (young beginners 5-7 years old) meet from 4-5pm Junior Group (intermediate to advanced 8+) meet from 5-6:30pm

Junior Tennis for Beginners Age Groups: 3 – 4 Years Old • 5 – 7 Years Old • 8 – 10 Years Old Conducted by our Young Junior Specialist Dennis Kirchoff, groups will meet week-days at 3:30pm. Contact Coach Alan at TrainST@verizon.net or 813-610-7301 to get your child started on the sport of a lifetime!

Ladies Beginners Clinics: Ladies, are you looking to try something new? How about learning to play tennis! Julie Vazquez, our Beginner Specialist, will you get started. Contact Coach Alan at TrainST@verizon.net or 813-610-7301 for more details.

Spring Adult Tennis Clinics: Tuesday 8-9am & 10-11am Ladies 10 S FIT 9-10:30am Ladies Advanced Beginners 7-8:00pm Men’s Work-Out Friday 9-10am Ladies Advanced (3.5-4.0) Please call Coach Alan for Ladies Beginners and League Groups information at 610-7301.

USTA Spring Season Beth Keenan (ekeenan1@verizon.net) Eileen Farrell (lovatennis@ gmail.com) Paul Williams (pwilly73@gmail.com) Susan Sommerfield (stsommer@verizon.net) Paul Williams (pwilly73@gmail.com)

Monday morning Ladies 3.0 (40+) Tuesday night Ladies 3.5 (40+) Saturday morning Men’s 4.0 (40+) Sunday Mixed 7.0 Combo (40+) Sunday Mixed 8.0 Combo (40+)

ALOT Tennis The following ALOT teams are full, but are always in need of subs. Please contact one of the team captains if you are interested in subbing on a team; it’s a great way to meet other AG players! MaryJo Lefcourt - ALOT “A” Caralyn Paul - ALOT “B” Beth Hart - ALOT “C”

mjl@tampabay.rr.com caralynpaul@gmail.com ebbphart@gmail.com

(3.5 & 4.0 players) (3.5 players) (3.0-3.5 players)

Arbor Greene Activities & Program Coordinators • June 2013 Book Club............................................................................. Diane Wheeler 994-9262 Bunco.................................................................................... Carol Traska 994-7312 Girl Scouts............................................................................. www.gswcf.org Infant Swim Lessons............................................................... Emma Grymbal 748-6142 Mahjong................................................................................ Julia Rogers 833-7314 These activities are privately Meditation Class (Sun @10:00 AM in Aerobics Room............ Jeremy Williams 528-6285 run and any questions pertaining to them should Mom’s Club........................................................................... Anna Iwanski 973-8983 be directed to the individual Neighborhood Watch, arborgreene-nwa@hotmail.com.......... Hally & Paul Boucher activity directors. For the Personal Training (by appointment)........................................ Davida Constant 240-1375 most up to date information, Social Activities...................................................................... Valerie Casey 317-8886 please see online calendar at: Swim Team and Lessons (lessons by appt.)............................. Julia Lamb 240-9428 arborgreenereservations.com Tennis.................................................................................... Alan Williams 610-7301 Triathlon Coaching................................................................. Doug Kugley 995-4628 Yoga (Monday @ 6:00 PM).................................................... Ruben Vazquez 727-771-3612 Zumba (M,W,F @ 9:00 AM and T, Th @ 7:30 PM)................ Maguie Blasini 732-7011 ARBOR GREENE GAZETTE • JUNE 2013

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Fitness Pool Hours • April - October 2013

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Open

Close

Mon-Fri

5:30 AM

10:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM

10:00 PM

Sunday

8:00 AM

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