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Board Meeting at association office at 7 pm Flag Day Father’s Day First Day of Summer

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2014 Board of Directors (Elected by general membership)

Directors Trina Searcy, President Tom Martineau, Treasurer Joe Barnett, Director Mark Worley, Director

Mark Reichert, Vice President Joanie Trotman, Secretary Dan King, Director

Administrative Staff Nancy C. Johnson Anne Marshall Gregory Durant Erin Murphy

Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor Office Manager Field Manager Assistant Editor, Assistant Office Manager

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. T: 850-668-3231 | F: 850-894-1477 E: 7110 Beech Ridge Trail, Tallahassee FL, 32312 Corporate Records are available upon written request. If you haven’t already, register your information with our NEW website if you wish to continue to receive resident email alerts from the association office. Directions to do so are directly beside the registration box located on the ‘Contact Us’ page. Thank you!

Cover Photo Contest Photographer:

Erin Murphy took this picture during the Kids Fishing Contest at Lake Monkey Business park. Our field manager, Greg, waved Erin over and pointed out this beautiful owl. He must have wanted to join in on all of the fun, too! Did you know that your photography could be showcased on our cover? If you have a photo you would like to submit for consideration, simply send it to All submitted photos should be at the highest available quality {at least 300dpi}. Entries will be reviewed by the editor and assistant editor. The selected photo will appear on an upcoming issue of the “Lakes View” Magazine. It would be helpful if you could share a personal story along with the photo. Call our office at (850) 668-3231 if you have any additional questions. We look forward to “showcasing” your photo submissions! 2

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Important Phone Numbers

Fire Department Dispatch (non-emergency situations only)


Talquin Electric (ex: Light out on your street) (Bradfordville office):


Outages (24-hour service):

(1-888) 802-1832

Leon County Sheriff ’s Office Dispatch:

922- 3300

Leon County Public Roads (Limbs & Trees on KL roads):



(1-800) 432-4770

Animal Control


Leon County Mosquito Control


Waste Management

574- 3000

Leon County Storm Water Questions:


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But it will become what you make it


at least for me is turning out to be quite a busy month. School is out for the summer, a bit of a milestone anniversary for Barrett and me, another couple of birthdays, Father’s Day, maybe a pool party or two and engagement parties, weddings and time to plan vacations. Have I left anything out? In this edition we welcome two of our newest advertisers: Ken Hall from ASP, who contributed helpful hints on pool safety, and Brad Fantle from Tiger Rock Martial Arts, who gives suggestions on how to handle bullies at summer camp. We held our annual Kids Fishing Event at Lake Monkey Business Park on May 3rd ; please check out the F&W Chairman’s article and photos on page 16. Charlie Mesing, who is a Killearn Lakes resident and marine biologist, has provided photos and information about some nasty “Exotic Weeds” which sometimes show up in our lakes. Sometimes we receive calls asking, “Just what do I pay my dues for anyway? What do I get for my annual dues?” All of us in the office collaborated with our Board Treasurer, Tom Martineau, and believe we have outlined how your annual dues are spent and why we collect them. Please see Tom’s article on page 12. If you were unable to attend the May Quarterly Open Members Meeting you really missed an eye-opening and informative presentation by Deputy Tim Randolph from the Leon County Sheriff ’s Office. One of the topics he covered was the latest news on car theft rings. Not only do thieves break into unlocked cars, but often locate a valet key from the glove box, then drive off with the car. What’s left inside the vehicle is easily “fenced”. This results in vehicle theft charges. There may be 20+ year-old thieves recruiting younger ones and encouraging their participation by offering a cut of what the items bring when fenced. Some of the items Deputy Randolph mentioned that are being stolen from unlocked automobiles are smaller electronic items (phones, laptops, cameras) credit cards and even firearms! He also stated there is to be steppedup surveillance of the parks and areas where reports of drug trafficking have taken place. The LCSO now also has increased its helicopter service in the Northeast area of the county. Bottom line is, to avoid all this happening to you and your family members, “Lock Your Cars”!!!! It’s that simple. For those of you who have been affected by the noise level at

It Is What It Is...

Editor’s Note Hurricane Wings, good news! The owner has been working in cooperation with the Sheriff ’s office and county commissioners to lessen the decibel levels and sound- deadening materials are being used successfully. The County noise ordinance is currently being readdressed. In April I mentioned that our own Anna and husband Ryan were soon to welcome a baby girl to their family. Raelyn Cay Prentiss arrived early in May. Congratulations Anna & Ryan! Although Anna no longer works at the association office, she is still the photographer for our events ….. the exception being this year’s Kids Fishing Contest. We didn’t know Erin was such a good photographer, as well! The cover photo is one Erin took at Lake Monkey Business during the Fishing Contest. I hope you enjoy this edition of “Lakes View” Magazine.

Nancy C. Johnson Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor

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Bryan's Brief May is here already and June just around the corner! Some of our children are graduating high school and leaving home for college and some are returning home as college graduates! Life goes on! The flowers are blooming and it’s beginning to get hot. We had some extreme weather over the winter and I’m hoping for a mild summer. If you haven’t already, be sure to get out to some of our many beautiful parks to walk, run, cycle or just to turn the kids loose on the playgrounds. Cascades Park is a great place to spend an afternoon and it’s the perfect time of year for it.

Killearn Lakes Stormwater Projects I’ve had some calls and e-mails regarding the stormwater projects the County have underway and I thought I would take some time to talk about it. The Killearn Lakes community was developed as a sheet flow subdivision to try and minimize the disturbance to the natural environment. Unfortunately in this area with heavy clay/low impervious soils, high groundwater and elevation changes, and the lack of control and conveyance of stormwater runoff has created both nuisance and structural flooding throughout Units 1, 2 and 3. The HOA greenways between and behind many homes were designated to be the stormwater runoff path from the roadway system and lots, through and between properties to allow water to safely reach the various stormwater ponds and lakes within the development. The county has drainage easement over these green spaces and has averaged about 20,000 man hours a year responding to stormwater issues within Units 1, 2 and 3. Obviously this level of effort is not economically viable. Our Operations Maintenance Division does what it can, but most of the remaining issues cannot be remedied without a major capital project. Engineering has spent the last several years holding numerous outreach meetings to seek input and to develop design alternatives. We tried wherever possible to minimize the impact to trees and have included significant re-plantings within the areas that had to be cleared to provide stormwater benefits. Some of the greenways are narrow and there simply isn't enough room to construct a viable stormwater conveyance system and keep all the trees. In Unit 3, our project called Southbrooke, the stormwater issue becomes not only conveyance but also the volume of the water that is trying to get to Lake Iamonia and it has required a more aggressive approach with a significant expansion of the stormwater storage facility. In some areas, in order to provide the much needed stormwater storage, we had to lower the greenway by several feet and to do that it required clearing the greenway and then replanting. Our replanting plan relies heavily on native trees and shrubs. We do not have the funds at this time to address all the stormwater issues that are not within this project scope. If you are having stormwater issues and your home is not in the area of planned work, call us and we’ll try to determine if there’s anything that can be done on a temporary basis to improve the situation until funding becomes available. 4

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May-June 2014 The stormwater project has had some input and suggestions from the HOA and is a balancing act of maximizing the stormwater conveyance, providing storage where needed, and minimizing the impacts to the wetlands and vegetation. County Engineering always considers the natural vegetation, understory/trees and works hard to minimize our impacts to it while still meeting the project goals. Prior to construction, our Engineering staff hand-delivered door tags to everyone in Units 2 and 3 and provided contact information and the HOA has maps of the areas where we’re working. We’re also staying in touch with them as the project moves forward. The inspector for this project has changed but the two project managers remain the same: Inspector Chris Bass (556-4759); For Unit 2, Kim Wood (606-1545); For Southbrooke/Unit 3, Felton Ard (606-1515). Chris is in the field pretty much full time and Kim or Felton will make themselves available for meetings as needed. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.

Bannerman Road Improvements Coming Soon A public private partnership (P3) between the Summit Holdings VIII, LLC, owner and developer of the 27 acre parcel lying north of the Bannerman Crossings Shopping Center, and Leon County will expedite widening a portion of Bannerman Road to 4 lanes and construction of a new intersection. During public hearings and meetings with neighborhoods and various homeowner association representatives, the following concerns were raised: • Location about how close the proposed signal was to Thomasville Road and how it would affect traffic backing up to and through the Thomasville Road intersection. • Need to widen Bannerman to four lanes to ease congestion adjacent to the commercial development Leon County and the developer, Summit Holdings VIII, took the residents’ concerns to heart and worked together to do the following: • Developer donated the necessary right of way to 4 lane Bannerman for their portion of Bannerman frontage. • Leon County was able to secure funding for four laning of Bannerman to the west or 900’ west of Quail Common Drive using concurrency and gas tax money. • It was determined that a roundabout at the new Bannerman Road intersection would better address the citizen concerns as well provide overall mobility, safety, operational, environmental and aesthetic benefits over a traffic signal. • Developer, Summit Holdings VIII modified their commercial development to allow for the construction of a roundabout and facilitated the redesign of the signalized intersection to a roundabout on Bannerman Road.

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We know that construction on this heavily traveled Bannerman Road can be disruptive. In order to minimize the inconvenience Leon County and Summit Holdings VIII have worked together on the following plan: • A construction schedule was established to begin during the 2014 summer months when traffic is at its lightest. • A temporary bypass road on the south side of Bannerman Road, outside of the public right-of-way and west of the existing Bannerman Crossings shopping center, will be provided. • Initially, construction of this temporary bypass road will begin in early June without any disruption to current traffic patterns. • Traffic will then be rerouted along this temporary bypass road during the construction of the 2-lane (each way) roundabout. • This bypass road will keep similar merging lengths etc. for Bannerman just on a slightly different path and allow the roundabout to be built without traffic routed through it. Much safer for all. • The widening of Bannerman Road will begin shortly after the roundabout is complete. • Please visit bannerman-maps for a map drawing of this project. • Summit Holdings VIII will construct the Beech Ridge Trail extension road to their north property line and stop. The connection of this roadway to Kinhega is a separate Leon County Project and its schedule is to be determined. 6

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Other construction Notes The majority of the Bannerman Road widening will be to the south side of the existing 2-lane road, with 2 way traffic proposed to be maintained at all times. This 0.4 mile widening of Bannerman Road, is part of a future widening to extend the 4 lanes to Tekesta Drive. Widening will include a 4-lane divided roadway section with 5’ paved shoulders and a 10’ wide multi-use trail on the north side of the roadway as identified during the Preliminary Design and Environmental (PD&E) study. Construction is expected to be completed by August of 2015. For more information, please refer to the following website: bannerman-maps. I realize I've not covered as many District IV issues in my Killearn Lakes Newsletter, but I felt you would want more information on these two projects than all the others. Much thanks to all of you for your continued support. I appreciate all of your calls, e-mails and letters advising me of service or operational issues in District IV. It's because of you and your continued contact with me that I am able to identify opportunities for improvement and it’s with your help we are able to address District IV issues. Please call me if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions - 606-5364 or

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Annoying Neighbors? What You Can (and Can’t) Do About It By Phil Corso

Love thy neighbor, or just sue them. Sharing property lines can land you some legal problems. Neighbor disputes are nothing new, but the ways people deal with them are constantly evolving. A simple fence-side conversation might do the trick. But if it doesn’t, you might be asking a judge to build a fence out of legal fees instead.

Does your neighbor have issues? There are varying degrees of delinquent neighbors and even more ways to they could turn your dream home into a nightmare. At the end of the day, the offense ultimately depicts the kinds of remedies at your disposal. Real estate expert Barbara Corcoran broke down some of the worst offenders in an interview with Today Home & Garden, starting with something fairly simple, but loud: the racket maker. Screaming moms, horn honking, music fanatics, and partiers. It’s typical. Corcoran goes all the way down the line, too, including the property line fanatic, the slob, the careless pet owner, the weirdo, and more. The reality is that nuisance neighbors can come in many shapes and sizes. Some offenses you might just have to accept: noise during the day, the occasional yappy dog, or the outside cigarette smoker. Other issues, however, could mean the beginning of a legal pursuit: illegal construction, disobeying city ordinances or failing to obey specific property boundaries.

How bad can it really get? A neighbor dispute in April shed some light on exactly how out of hand certain instances can become. An Ohio man was ordered by a municipal court judge in a disorderly conduct case to stand on a corner holding up a sign listing the offense he was found guilty of, which happened to be bullying disabled children. “The judge destroyed me,” 62-year-old Edmond Aviv told CBS News in a story about his humiliating venture. According to CBS, Aviv was accused of bullying his neighbor Sandra Prugh’s disabled children for years and was ordered to display the sad sign for five hours as part of his sentence, which included 15 days in jail and anger management classes. “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in,” the sign read. Perhaps he will think twice next time he has a word with his neighbors.

How to handle your hazardous neighbor? Corcoran listed nine smart tips on how to handle nasty neighbors in her Today Home & Garden interview. Consider it a starter’s guide for stomping out a neighbor dispute before another cardboard sign is being etched in Sharpie. Call ahead, pick a time to talk. Meet on the sidewalk, or on your property line. Don’t accuse. These were the top-three tips Corcoran suggested. They also happen to avoid any fine print or legal remedies. But if those don’t work, it is time to get out the reading glasses. Read up on local noise and disturbance ordinances, she said. Is your neighbor running a construction company out of their garage? Did the neighbor’s dog chew through your fence and wreck your backyard? Offer a solution. If that doesn’t work, give the local police precinct a call. One of the best solutions, she said, included calling in an expert mediator, which can be acquired through your local courthouse, police precinct or bar association.

What is a mediator? Mediators can charge anywhere from $150 to $300 an hour, depending on the dispute, reported. Mediators are a voluntary process, but could prove lucrative if the hired neutral party could help find a solution that benefits both parties involved. “The solution to a mediated dispute comes from the parties, in stark contrast to litigation, where the outcome is imposed upon parties by a judge, jury, or arbitrator,” the site reported. “In mediation, participants also have the power to shape the process by selecting the mediator, and determining the length of the sessions, who will participate and whether attorneys will represent the parties.”

This land is our land. At the end of the day, coexisting peacefully is the goal. That means keeping note of your boundaries, whether it is a fence or another structure. The worst kinds of disputes can be settled early on by no more than a simple conversation, which most sources agreed is the best solution before things get heated.

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Did You Know at Dyslexia Research Institute Works with Adults? By: Victor Aderhold

Dyslexia Research Institute (DRI) is a non-profit organization which has served the Big Bend area since 1975. Its largest program is its lab school, Woodland Hall Academy which provides a full day school for students with dyslexia, ADHD and related learning differences, 1st – 12th grade. But Dyslexia Research Institute also provides consultations to adults with these learning issues. Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders and their effects do not go away just because one becomes an adult. Not only can the reading and academic problems linger on and create barriers to employment, but adults with dyslexia also face health, social and emotional issues. Dyslexia Research Institute provides consultations to adults with dyslexia/ADHD and related learning disabilities. Consultation may take the form of sessions with the adult to help them understand how dyslexia/ADHD affects their life: socially, academically, health-wise, and career-wise. DRI also provides diagnostic testing which can help identify whether an individual is dyslexic or has ADHD and identifies the strengths and weaknesses which can be addressed to enable the adult to achieve his/her goals. Sometimes individuals with these types of learning differences find their career or educational goals blocked because they have never learned to learn their way. Alicia was one such individual. Alicia had earned her Ph.D. in Physical Therapy but she could not pass the licensure exam.


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“My goal was to successfully prepare for and pass my licensure exam which I had failed several times previously. I noticed that I had organizational issues and decreased comprehension of studied materials. The tutoring sessions (with DRI) helped my ability to organize study materials which decreased my frustration.” “Most importantly, I was able to incorporate and utilize the Visual, Auditory, Auditory Motor, Kinesthetic and Tactile (VAAKT) techniques which helped me immensely in comprehension of study material using all my senses. I applied the techniques to every aspect of my study process.” “ With the help of Dyslexia Research Institute, I was able to successfully pass my Physical Therapy Assistant licensure exam. I would like to say thank you to Ms. Rennick and all the staff at Dyslexia Research Institute.” Alicia is working as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Texas and is using the techniques she learned at DRI to prepare for her final Physical Therapy exam. Adults who are interested in learning more about dyslexia/ADHD and how these might be affecting their lives can contact Dyslexia Research Institute at (850) 893-2216.

Power in the Park Christine Wright, Deer Lake United Methodist

The churches of Bradfordville are excited to announce Power in the Park, a community event for all ages! It will be held at Tekesta Park, in Killearn Lakes, on June 7th, 10am-4pm. Sponsored by area churches, the festival will include children’s activities, as well as a community service event all can participate in. There will be bounce houses, a food court, and live music throughout the day. We hope to see you there!

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What do I get for my annual dues (It’s all about maintaining property values)

In last issue’s article on “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” we promised to follow-up with an article that lets you know what you get for your dues money. If you’re like most Killearn Lakes residents, you pay $96 a year per lot - $8 per month. (Some of you with the special responsibility for a lakefront lot pay a little more.) So, how much does this buy you at the supermarket? Disneyworld? Lowe’s? Doak-Campbell Stadium’s concession stand? The dog track? (Add your own favorite “toll station” here.) First, it’s all about property values! Just about everything we do is aimed at making sure that your property’s value is maintained and enhanced. Because new situations arise daily, we can’t give you a complete list of what you receive for your annual KLHOA dues, but we will give it our best shot: A. Lakes View Magazine We prepare an impressive, informative and entertaining magazine about and for our community six times per year. The actual costs of layout and production require little and sometimes no dues money, but a portion of the salaries of our staff, who serve as able editors and ad salespersons, do come from your dues. What does this magazine look like? Well…you’re reading it. Do you think it helps “sell” potential homebuyers on Killearn Lakes? B. Community Events We organize three major community events – o The Fall Festival o The Kids’ Fishing Contest o The Easter Egg Hunt Once again, much of the cost of these events is supported by sponsors. Many homeowners and community organizations serve as volunteers. Former issues of Lakes View Magazine contain articles describing past events. Typically, these events bring us all together as a community. This does help to solidify property values. (KLHOA also held a Fourth of July Fireworks until the safe location at Lake Monkey Business became developed and no longer available. At the moment, fireworks are too much of a liability to conduct: we do not have a safe place and cannot risk your money on a potential disaster, which could affect property values.) C. Attractive Entrances and Landscaping We hire professionals to weed, cultivate and plant flowers at the entrances. We hire others to mow, pick up trash, and remove pine straw. 12

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(Some of you also help collect pine straw under the cover of twilight!) We pick up the trash left behind at all of the parks and mow as needed. We use a wood chipper purchased with your dues money to create mulch from cleared underbrush to make Lake Arrowhead and Tekesta Park visible from the street (it has reduced crime and vandalism at the park, and enhanced the landscape). It is no doubt a property value enhancer. D. Safeguarding Killearn Lakes from Harmful Development Your volunteer Board of Directors has worked diligently with our Operations Director and Board attorney to safeguard the interests of Killearn Lakes as new commercial development will soon become visible along Bannerman Road. We negotiated a development agreement with Summit East Development as they are expanding Bannerman Crossing and add offices and residential properties. We have reached an agreement that will safeguard property values, and potentially enhance them as this new development is realized in the coming years. Summit East has proven itself to be a reasonable and trustworthy partner. We have thus entered into a sponsorship agreement with Summit East. We will detail this sponsorship in a business spotlight on Summit East in a future Lakes View edition, and also on our Website. E. Governing with the Covenants and Restrictions A select committee of your Board of Directors meets every Friday from 11 AM until “done.” Called the “ACC” - Architectural Control Committee – the committee members review requests for such items as tree removal, fence installation, building additions, swimming pools, new home construction, and other physical changes governed by the KLHOA’s many covenants and restrictions (C&Rs). The ACC also reviews other violations of the C&Rs where homeowners have not brought their properties into compliance after several attempts by the ACC. Homeowners are invited to explain their violations during ACC meetings, and problem resolutions are actively sought. KLHOA’s Operations Director and Field Manager serve as staff to the ACC, presenting the applications and cases, and making recommendations for resolution, all in the name of property value enhancement. F. Administrative Tasks Killearn Lakes is a community of over four thousand and two hundred families. At an average family size of three, this amounts to over twelve thousand persons. Although we are unincorporated and within the governmental jurisdictions of Leon County and the State of Florida, there are laws that govern how communities like ours must conduct their homeowner association activities. We must

s? - Collect property owner dues and lien properties that are delinquent; - Identify property owners in rare cases when properties have been abandoned; - Go to court to collect owed funds and release property liens; - Conduct formal correspondence concerning past due monies, C&R violations, ACC approvals or denials, etc.; - Hold annual Board of Directors elections, unless all current members remain and no one else seeks office in opposition; - Comply with all laws concerning the employment of staff and the hiring of contractors and consultants; - Coordinate with Leon County growth management on changes requiring construction permits; - Levy fines if property owners remain in violation of the C&Rs; An afterthought on limits… We do a lot for your $96 annual dues. In fact, we probably do more than we have listed above. However, we do have our limits. These limits can be described in these easy commonsense boundaries: 1. We are not the sheriff, the fire brigade, or the ambulance. Please call 911, not us. Time is of the essence. 2. We do not maintain the road pavements in Killearn Lakes. We cannot afford to correct a problem of potholes, penetrating roots, erosions, or other road damage. You are welcome to call us about a road pavement problem, but please understand that Leon County road maintenance must come out and do the work. 3. We pick up trash along the major roadways (Tekesta, Kinhega, Deerlake, etc.) as part of mowing, sidewalk blowing, and pine straw removal. However, if you find trash along a side road, please help us by picking it up and placing it in your own trash bin. We’ll pick up whatever our staff encounters on trips to the parks for mowing or trash removal. But we’re all in this together, so please help us when you can. 4. We don’t do what the County - or the State - does, but we will do our best to get you in touch with the right person if you do not know how.(Every Lakes View has a list of phone numbers you can cut out and post.) We are not animal control. We are not the health department. We are not FDLE. We are not child services. We don’t remove trees on county rights-of-way. We don’t confront property owners who violate noise ordinances or other laws. We do not intervene in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes. If the County has staff to assist you, your property taxes justify you asking for the County’s assistance. If the State has an agency to assist

you, your sales taxes and other taxes justify you asking for the State’s assistance. 5. We are not omnipotent. We have been challenged to stop the spreading of smoke that, after inquiry, was being carried by winds from its origins in central Florida. We have been asked to reschedule the Easter Egg Hunt a week later, after it was rained out on the Saturday before Easter. We consider being asked to do the impossible a compliment – up to a point. 6. We won’t cut your grass, unless we do so after many attempts to get you to do it like any property owner should. Then we charge you for the service and lien your property until you pay us. It doesn’t happen often. But keeping property values up makes us do it. 7. If you are calling to voice concern or lodge a complaint please provide the address of the property you are calling about- it helps us help you. As a side note- we do not respond to anonymous complaints. 8. Flooding is a major problem out in Killearn Lakes however, we can listen and empathize but ultimately it is the County’s responsibility to assist you. 9. We do not pick up trash left from residents who have abandoned or re-located during the dark of night. You may call “Waste Pro” at 606-1899 for that service. And your HOA did not hire “Waste Pro”; we are customers just like you. 10. We won’t trespass to clean up eyesore properties, but we will call the health department for help. Property values, yup.

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By: Ken Hall

It is essential for pool or spa owners to adopt critical water safety steps to assure the safety of children in and around the water. By installing safety devices and observing proper water safety behaviors, parents can secure their pools and spas for use by their families, friends and neighbors. Some safety suggestions include: • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible. • Appointing a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings in or around pools. • Keeping rescue equipment and a first-aid kit poolside. • Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first. • Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult. • Don’t leave objects such as toys that might attract a child in the pool and pool area. • Never assume someone else is watching a child in a pool area. • Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.


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When combined, these safety strategies help ensure that both adults and children are amply protected in and around the water. Also, take a look at the questions below. By asking and answering these critical questions, you can gauge the effectiveness of your water safety measures, and determine what steps need to be taken to protect children from drowning and submersion injuries: • Is there a fence around the perimeter of your pool or spa? • Are there self-closing and self-latching gates? • Are there door, gate or pool alarms in use? • Do your pool and spa have an anti-entrapment drain cover that is compliant with the Pool & Spa Safety Act? • Is your spa cover in working order? If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, please don’t hesitate to call ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company. Our qualified pool professionals can help you ensure that your pool or spa is operating safely. By properly installing safety devices or accurately measuring the water flow rate through a spa or hot tub, our professionals will help maintain the security of your pool or spa.

Whom Should You Call If… •

You are having problems with trash-pick up? Waste-Pro 850-606-1899

Your neighbor is burning leaves in an unsafe manner? Leon County Fire Department- 850-891-4310

Your neighbor is playing their music too loud? Leon County Sheriff ’s Office- 850-922-3300

There is a street light out, or there are problems with your electricity or water? Talquin- 850-893-6853

There is a pot hole in the street, a downed tree, problems with the sidewalk, or a dead animal on the side of the road? Leon County Public Works- 850-606-1400

You are having problems with your neighbors dog barking? Leon County Animal Control- 850-606-5400 or Leon County Sheriff Department- 850-922-3300

Your house is on fire or your life is in danger? 911

You have problems with flooding in your yard or on your street? Leon County Public Works- 850-606-1400

You have a mosquito problem? Leon County Public Works- 850-606-1400

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2014 Annual Kids Fishing Contest By Mark Reichert, Fish and Wildlife Chairman

Although we had a bit of a controversy during this year’s Annual Kids Fishing Contest and the weather turned wet for about 10 minutes halfway through, everyone who participated seemed to have a grand time and dozens of kids went home with a prize. But first, let me address the controversy. For the first time in roughly 25 years of my participation in this event we had an allegation of cheating presented to us. I’m not sure whether to take this as a sign of the times we live in or just a onetime transgression, but I want to be perfectly clear on this issue. We will not tolerate any cheating in this contest. And anyone caught cheating will not be able to participate in any future fishing contests. It was alleged that one participant in the contest had actually rigged plastic bottles with fishing tackle and set them out around the island in Lake Monkey Business the day before the contest. One of these contraptions landed a catfish, which was the biggest fish of the day until near the end of the contest. Fortunately, one of our most prolific fishermen and the winner of this year’s grand prize landed a bass that weighed in at two pounds eleven ounces. So the cheating allegation became moot. However, because of the allegation we will be more diligent in future years by making a sweep of the lake prior to the official starting time and checking the contents of all boats before they are launched. The bottom line is this…to be eligible for the Grand Prize, fish HAVE to be caught between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and noon IN Lake Monkey Business. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest; on to the contest results. Despite the short rain shower we had to deal with it was an almost perfect day for fishing; overcast and a little cool at first, but eventually clearing, warm and sunny. After many years of borrowing a large seine net in which to corral the fish, your Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association decided to make the investment to purchase its own. The old net had been deteriorating the past few years and had many patches in it. Some holes were big enough that we feared fish were actually making a run for it. So now we have our own brand new state of the art fishing net and it worked perfectly. Once again we placed about 500 small bass, 50 of which were tagged, in the netted area. Charlie Messing also placed a few large bass within the net which he had caught during his survey of the lakes. The largest of which was nine and a half pounds, meaning that the biggest fish of the day could have been caught inside of the net. However, the “big guy” was being elusive and Danny Andzel (who also won last year’s Grand Prize) ended up with the two pound eleven


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ounce bass I previously mentioned which he caught near the island while fishing from his boat. Congratulations to Danny again. Someone needs to up his/her game next year to knock Danny off the pedestal. About 14 young fishing enthusiasts caught a fish with a tag which guaranteed them a prize and another half dozen who participated in the casting contest won a rod and reel combo. That left us with about 40 prizes for the raffle. The raffle is a lot of fun and, as you can see, with so many prizes the chance of going home with a prize is in your favor. As I close, just a few words about next year’s contest and a big “shout out” to all the volunteers. We try to make catching a fish as easy as we can, which is why we use the net and place so many fish inside the netted area. Our main purpose is to encourage our young folks to learn to fish and experience the thrill of actually landing a bass. Already having experience is not required to participate in the contest. The odds of landing a tagged fish within the net are equally distributed among all age groups, gender, and experience. In fact, a few years ago a young girl about three or four years old actually landed the biggest fish. And she caught the fish using a Barbie fishing pole. Which brings up another point. We provide worms and some fishing tackle (bobbers and hooks) during the event. We do not have the resources to provide fishing poles to participants. So please remember to bring your own rod and reel to future fishing contests. It doesn’t take much of an investment. A decent rod and reel combo can be purchased for around $25.00. And as the young girl with the Barbie fishing pole can attest, you don’t need any fancy equipment to catch a large fish. Many thanks go out to the volunteers who help with this event every year. It’s usually the same folks and I really appreciate their commitment. Charlie Mesing deserves much of the credit for making the fishing contest such a great event. He has been helping with the contest longer than I have. He is the one who places the net in the lake and arranges for the delivery of the bass. Also, the staff of the Association always do a great job. They have the coordination of all aspects of the fishing contest down to a science and make my job extremely easy. One last note. We have a number of benefactors who contribute funds or prizes to this event, which greatly reduces the cost of putting on the annual contest. See the list on the next page. Please take time to thank the individuals for their contributions and to frequent the businesses that so graciously help us out. See you next year!

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How to Keep Your Child Bully Free in Summer Camp? By Brad Fantle

The summer is quickly approaching and a lot of children will be involved in different summer camp activities. Unfortunately, if you have large groups of children together you might also have bullying. Below you will find some statistics and basic tips to keep your child safe this summer.

might be for them to fully understand. 5. Ask them specific questions each day to see if there is anything you need to know about, that they are not telling you. How was camp today or what did you do today are not specific. Did you meet any new friends that you might want to have a play date with? And why? Anyone you would not want to invite? And why? What is your favorite part of the camp day? What would you improve or leave out of camp if you could? These are

Some research shows that up to 60% of bullying incidents are not reported because children don’t think adults can do anything about it. The American Camp Association (ACA) has identified the need to protect the emotional and physical safety of our children as a critical mission Some research shows that up for good reason. Research of summer camps reveals that bullying behavior can exist in all summer camps of bullying incidents are — and based on surveys of twenty summer camp reported because children directors, it is one of the top three reasons children don't return to camp the following year.

to 60% not don’t think adults can do anything about it.

If bullying occurs it usually starts out mildly to see how the victim reacts. If the victim does not let the bully know immediately that this behavior is unacceptable it will most likely increase its severity. Here are a few tips to help your child feel confident at summer camp: 1. Enroll in camp with a friend. Already knowing someone you can pal around with makes any new situation better. 2. Get to know your camp counselors a little better. The larger summer camps have many counselors. Several of them might be high school or college aged. If they know more about you then just a name, it is a little easier to keep a sharper eye on you especially in larger groups. 3. Role play. What would you do in this situation? Your child will probably not like this one, but it is one of the most effective ways to ensure they react correctly in a bad situation. 4. Make sure your child knows the most common places kids get bullied: corners or secluded areas of the playground, bathrooms and lunch areas. Encourage them to play in the open areas or play in site of the counselors. These are the so-called safe zones. You will probably need to show them where that area


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great questions and motivate your child to think harder because there is a benefit to them. 6. Ask your child to start a camp journal. They might write things in their journal they would not tell you directly. 7. Teach your child to “not sweat the small stuff ” and learn to laugh and play along with the little stuff. We all “pick” or mess with each other a little. Make sure they know when to stay stop and when to go with it. These are a few helpful techniques that should help them have a great camp experience. If you have additional questions you may email Brad Fantle for more tips and recommendations.

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Cyndy’s Ruminations By: Cyndy Reichert

“MISSING YOU” By: Harlan Coben It’s been eighteen years since NYPD Detective Kat Donovan suffered the devastating loss of her beloved father, who was also an NYPD detective, to a mob shooting in the line of duty. Shortly after her father’s death Kat was inexplicably left by the “soul-mate of her life,” her fiancé, Jeff Raynes. Not only did he drop out of her life, Jeff appeared to have dropped off the face of the earth, leaving no clues over the past 18 years as to where he might be. Kat has never believed that her father’s murder was a mob hit by Corzone. His employee, Monte Leburne, had been convicted of two other murders and she found it suspicious, with little evidence that he confessed to her father’s murder. Her boss, Captain Stagger, her father’s former partner, lets Kat know that the end is near for Leburne, as he is dying of cancer on death row. Kat decides that she needs to know the truth. Even though Leburne was a murderer, Kat believes his confession for her father’s murder was the result of a deal to help his family. She goes to meet him, and is convinced that he did not murder her father. Fast forward to the present and we find that Kat has never completely gotten over the losses associated with either event. She never married and rarely dates. Meeting her best friend, Stacy, at O’Malley’s Pub (which used to be an old school cop bar, but is now a preppy, yuppie, poser bar) she sits in her father’s/grandfather’s old seat… which she does far too often. This day Stacy, while not making eye contact, gives Kat a most unusual gift… a year subscription to an on-line dating service called “You Are Just My Type.” This will change Kat’s future… and her past. With much hesitation (and fueled by red wine) Kat logs on at home. Stacy has uploaded Kat’s photos with the byline “Cute and Perky.” The site has many “matches” for her. She reads a few, wonders about the people behind their profiles, then quickly flashes through the others until she sees a photo that takes her breath away. She rewinds… and there he is…Jeff; a widower with a child, staring back at her. Kat picks up the courage to make contact with Jeff. She sends him an anonymous message that only he will understand. It’s a link to a video of their favorite song while they were together…“Missing You” by John Waite. He responds and Kat finds it disturbing and weird that her former fiancé doesn’t recognize it. Soon her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then to horror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light in which sociopathic monsters prey on the most vulnerable. 20 Lakes View / Issue 65 / June 2014

At the same time that Kat was using the on-line dating service, a man by the name of Gerard Remington, a very wealthy scientist with social challenges, goes on-line to find the woman of his dreams. He is matched with a woman named Vanessa Moreau. He has planned, shopped and was making his way to meet and propose to Vanessa along the beach in St. Maarten. However, he never made it. Instead, he ends up bound and gagged in a box buried under the earth. Two weeks later, Kat has a special visitor, nineteen year old Brandon Phelps who had lost his father three years earlier. While away at school, his mother, a wealthy widow, had registered on an on-line dating site…“You Are Just My Type.” She was off to meet the man of her dreams for a Caribbean vacation. Brandon had not heard from her in three days. This may not sound all that unusual for a woman on a cruise, but Brandon regularly e-mailed or called his mom. They ALWAYS ended their conversations or texts with an “I love you.” Brandon contacted his local police department, but they were not receptive to his concerns regarding his mother taking a vacation with a man. So Brandon contacts Kat. It turns out the eligible bachelor his mother is with is none other than a man named Jeff Raynes… and he has also taken quite a few such other paradise vacations. On-line dating has become big business. Through this novel we become aware of some sociopaths who develop “personalities” and “borrow” good looking men and women’s pictures on-line to prey on the dreams of lonely, wealthy people, scamming and bilking them of their assets before murder ensues. Titus is one of them, kidnapping wealthy people looking for “the love of their life,” but ends up trapping and locking them in underground boxes on a remote Amish farm in Pennsylvania. He then threatens these men and women who were looking to meet their “perfect mate” into transferring millions of dollars into offshore accounts, then terminating them once they are no longer of value to him. What’s the connection between Titus and Jeff Raynes, you ask? That’s for you to find out by reading the book. Hopefully, I’ve piqued your interest. The rest is up to you to untangle in Coben’s web of deception. I haven’t read Coben in quite some time, but the way he mixes these seemingly unrelated story lines into this plot that involves betrayal, cover-ups, mental illness, kidnappers and the mob… I had to read it twice.

FareShare By: Erin Murphy

Lemon Blueberry Bars Makes 16 Bars

Ingredients For the crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup granulated sugar Zest of one lemon 6 tablespoons butter, melted For the filling: 2 large egg yolks 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions Preheat oven to 350Âş. Spray an 8Ă—8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and lemon zest. Stir in the melted butter until all the crumbs are moistened. Press firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Then whisk in the lemon juice and zest and stir until smooth. Gently fold in blueberries. Pour the filling over the cooled crust and bake for 15 minutes, until just set. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting and serving. Bars are best served chilled and will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

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Our Five Point Eight Percent By Tom Martineau, Board Treasurer

As of this writing, 245 owners of our more than 4,200 properties have not yet paid their 2014 annual dues. Reminder Post Cards have been sent to these property owners, announcing that liens will be filed on properties that remain delinquent starting Monday, June 30th. Liens prevent the sale of such properties, and they incur additional costs such as filing fees, court costs, legal fees, and lien release fees. All of these expenses and possibly others will be owed by the property owner. Interest on monies owed will also accrue. Liens must be released before ownership of a property can be transferred. We owe it to our diligent dues payers to be proactive in our attempts to collect from those who have not paid their dues.

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What is a Lien? By Susan W Harnden, Esquire

Each KLHOA Declaration contains provisions holding all parties in title personally responsible for paying their assessments on time to the Association(s); the property itself is charged the same assessment. This “charge” against the property is what is referred to as a lien. The right of any association to record a lien for unpaid assessments is only after a 45-day written notice of the intent to lien the property is sent in accordance with the law. Once the notice is provided and the required time period has lapsed, the KLHOA is allowed to “claim the lien” by way of foreclosure proceedings in the same fashion as a mortgage or “bank” foreclosure action. Even if a KLHOA property is under mortgage foreclosure proceedings (barring any applicable bankruptcy proceedings or applicable court orders), the assessments remain the personal obligation of the title holders who held title at the time the assessments became due. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each KLHOA member to pay their dues on time, to advise the Association if they are unable to pay on time, or if the member plans to move, forfeit, or rent their property, to apprise the KLHOA staff and to maintain their property in accordance with the governing documents for as long as they hold title.

Lakes View…… By: Charlie Mesing

All the lakes look good in terms of aquatic "Exotic Plant/"weed control". Alligator Weed and Water Hyacinths were the primary plants treated in 2014. The grass carp are doing an excellent job controlling most submersed plants such as Southern naiad, Coontail, Fanwort, and Hydrilla. Hydrilla was observed in small localized areas of Lakes Pine Hill and Pettygulf...Lakes Pine Hill and Blue Heron received 10 triploid grass carp per acre in Dec 2013...Grass carp love to eat Hydrilla as well as other submersed plants... These grass carp must be replaced every 5-6 years. Lakes Arrowhead, Monkey Business and Pettygulf are scheduled to receive 10 triploid grass carp per acre in Fall 2014. Our dams are permitted and regulated by the Florida NWWMD. Vegetation was treated on all dams within KLP in 2014...The maintenance of all KLP dams is the responsibility of our KLP Homeowners Association because of the NWWMD permits. Dams should be free of trees, shrubs and other structures and mowed at least 3 times per year... Conducting best management practices (BMPs) for tree removal and vegetation maintenance is recommended for all dams on lakes and holding ponds everywhere to minimize dam failure during large storms and heavy rain events... Lake Blue Heron (LBH) has experienced filamentous algae growth lake-wide for at least 2 decades. The annual filamentous algae outbreak in Lake Blue Heron during spring/summer is a “symptom” of “too many nutrients” entering a shallow lake/holding pond for storm-water runoff. The combination of sunlight penetration to the lake bottom and high nutrients (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) usually results in excessive aquatic plant growth. In the case of Lake Blue Heron, the growing plants are filamentous algae and shoreline vegetation. The filamentous algae persist, until the water color is sufficiently “dark green” to block sunlight to the bottom where filamentous algae grows. Once the water color is dark preventing sunlight penetration, the “microscopic algae” grows on the surface and the filamentous algae dies slowly. Grass carp help control the filamentous algae in the long-term. In comparison, Lake Monkeybusiness (LMB) has DARKER ("from green microscopic" algae) than LBH. Filamentous algae doesn't grow well in LMB compared to LBH because of the dark green water in early spring. Filamentous algae does not grow rapidly on the LMB bottom due to limited sunlight penetration. The dark green "microscopic algae” growth occurs at the surface. That's why so many small shallow holding ponds/lakes appear dark "green" from microscopic algae. I suspect that the GE golf course and the KLP & GE stormwater runoff into the very shallow upper end of LBH contributes to the filamentous algae growth as well as other plants because of the over abundance of "fuel" such as nitrogen and phosphorus entering from the discharge drain pipes.

calculations suggested it would be very expensive and one extended rain/storm may wash out the dark blue color resulting in pouring money down the KLP drainage system...The costs were very high to color the water in the 58 acre lake averaging 4-6 ft deep... At this time, we do not have a "feasible" and "cost effective" solution to this annual and temporary filamentous algae occurrence in Lake Blue Heron... I'm not opposed to anything new or “out of the box” that is feasible and effective to control filamentous algae...The main question the KLP homeowners must ask is “How much do you want to spend for temporary relief of filamentous algae? We will review and consider any reasonable suggestions, please send them to Please check and clean your boats, trailers, and live wells for any aquatic plant fragments before launching or leaving any KLP & GE lakes. Do not introduce any aquarium or garden pond aquatic vegetation into any KLP or GE lakes. The establishment of exotics plants can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in maintenance expenses such as annual herbicide treatments and additional grass carp introductions. If anybody observes any exotic plants in KLP or GE lakes, please confirm the plant ID with the photos and contact the Fish and Wildlife Committee members on your lake.

Exotic- Alligatorweed Exotic- Coontail

Exotic- Southern Naiad Hydrilla & Hyacinth

Exotic- Taro (Elephantear)

Last year we discussed "Coloring" (not a chemical) the LBH water blue to make it DARKER like many golf course ponds. My

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e Main Event at Talquin… By Kim Gay

What happens when you bring about 1,000 people together on a beautiful Saturday morning to celebrate common purpose, democratic control and give away about 100 great door prizes? The 74th Talquin Annual Meeting!

Talquin’s purpose is to serve the community by providing electric, water and wastewater services. A simple question was posed in General Manager Bensley’s address: “Why is Talquin Electric here now, and why will Talquin Electric always be here in our future?” The simple answer is that Talquin is here to serve this community. The original Members of Talquin Electric started this cooperative to meet a need in this region. They knew cooperatives offered the power to change the community. However, a few highlights mentioned in his update from 2013 provide a more complete answer: • Employees contributed over $3,150.00 to charitable organizations such as Relay for Life, Homes for our Troops, the March of Dimes, and many other worthwhile causes. • Critical technology and process improvements were implemented that allowed Talquin to improve services while at the same time saving Members money. • Talquin utilizes a diversified energy portfolio that shows commitment to energy delivery while sustaining environmental integrity. Talquin has a mix of 13% renewable energy in its portfolio which is one of the highest in the state. (See chart below)

Top prizes given away included a 42 inch LED television and an iPad, but the best prize of the day was delivered in Board Treasurer, Joe Alexander’s financial update: Effective June 1, the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment will be reduced by 3 Mills for Talquin Members! This reduction will mean about a $3.00 to $6.00 reduction per month for most residential electric bills. Not only does Talquin work hard to provide services that enable Members to improve the quality of their lives, but we also provide utility services using sound business practices. Talquin works diligently to provide these services at the most reasonable cost possible.

“Working together, we are still building our communities, bringing dreams to reality, and giving youth a better future,“ reported General Manager, Tracy Bensley. Over the last few years, during declining revenues, Talquin has worked to implement new technologies, such as the metering system, upgraded microwave communications, and a new text outage reporting system, among many others. These systems have been implemented to help hold costs down while the co-op continues to provide reliable service. 24 Lakes View / Issue 65 / June 2014

Commitment to community, cooperation, programs to help people in need, and education. Talquin serves a purpose beyond just providing utility services. Cooperatives are not like other businesses in the community. Talquin does not exist to make a profit — but to meet community needs. “Working together, we are still building our communities, bringing dreams to reality, and giving youth a better future. Cooperatives offer the perfect tool for tackling tasks too big for one person to handle alone. Our purpose is to enhance and maintain the quality of life in the community we serve by providing electric, water and wastewater services to our member-owners in a safe, reliable and efficient manner,” concluded Tracy Bensley. “Because of the Board, employees, and membership here at Talquin, there should be no doubt in your mind that this is a great organization, and you are a significant part of what makes Talquin great.”

Questions to the Master Builder

Q. A.

“Our pressure treated wood deck is over 10 years old and looks weathered. Should we be concerned about it’s structural integrity?”

The deck is one of the most popular places for people to gather during the summer months. Whether it's a backyard BBQ, enjoying the sunshine with friends, or a family reunion, the deck is a focal point. An unsafe deck - which often has weakened joists, rotted boards and loose fasteners - is a recipe for disaster. Did you know that only 40% of the 45 million existing decks are considered safe? Deck collapses are far too common and these tragic events can be avoided by simple inspections coupled with annual maintenance and repairs. When it comes to assessing a deck's safety, the single most important thing to take a close look at is its joist structure from below and determine if there is any wood rot, or fastener corrosion. In the past many decks were built without galvanized joist supports (joist hangers) and were dependent on wood ledgers to support the floor joist, which are susceptible to wood rot. If moisture is trapped against a deck board, it can cause the board and joist to rot and decay much quicker than it should. This places your deck's strength and integrity at risk. Also inspect handrails and balusters to make sure they can support any “leaning” pressure from quest and serve as an adequate barrier for safety. Since your deck is older the balusters may not meet current building codes for child safety that require spacing to be no greater than 4” between balusters. Do yourself, friends and insurance agent a favor, before you invite anyone over to enjoy your backyard retreat, spend some time to ensure your deck is safe and strong by making any needed repairs. If you need help you might try contacting a certified building contractor from the Tallahassee Builders Association,

Mark Worley is the only Graduate Master Builder in Tallahassee and one of only 13 statewide as recognized by the National Association of Home Builders. You can reach him through his website at or at (850) 6683438 for help with your construction problems.

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April Cover Photo Contest

The photographer for the April cover photo has stepped forward! We would like to thank Tommy McGraw for the beautiful photograph of the caterpillar. We were very pleased when he reached out to us, and we’re also glad we could give him a great surprise when he opened his mailbox to find his photograph on the cover. If you see anything in our publication that needs to be corrected or added please let us know! Our email address is and our phone number is 850-668-3231.

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