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This is the website of the Colony Cove Mobile Home Owners Association known as HOACC. HOACC is an Association of members with duly elected officers, which represents the home owners in the Colony Cove community in Ellenton Florida. The Association is incoporated in the State of Florida and is operated in accordance with Association By-Laws and Local, State, and Federal laws. This website is just one more means of maintaining communications with the members of the Association.
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The HOACC Board of Directors make the minutes from the latest General Membership Meeting available here.
These Minutes are posted pending approval at the next membership meeting.
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| CRIME PREVENTION|
By Lynn Mercer
"e Watch" What is it? To find out about this crime prevention program sponsored by The Manatee County Sheriff's Office check out this link for a MS Word document and this link for a PDF document. You will get all the information necessary to become an "e Watch" participant.
RECYCLE REDUCE YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS RECYCLE
By Lynn Mercer
The main complaint from the residents of Colony Cove to the HOA board is that our rent is too high. Of course, the main part of our monthly "rent" is the Base Rental amount, but there are other components included in our monthly out of pocket rent. These other components of our monthly "rent" are property taxes, fire & rescue, and all utility charges which include common area electricity, water, and garbage pick-up. The park owners are allowed by the state to charge us for the actual cost of these items from the prior 12-month period.
Colony Cove is charged by the pound for the removal and disposal of our garbage. Therefore, the more things we include in our garbage, the more we pay. Recycling is a cost saving alternative that some of us utilize now. We've all been supplied the blue recycle containers from Manatee County. The county, through Waste Pro picks up recyclables in the blue containers on Tuesday's. Recyclable material includes; glass bottles, plastic bottles, other plastic containers with the recycle symbol, tin and aluminum cans to be placed in one container and ALL cardboard which includes corrugated boxes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc. to be placed in the second container. All cardboard boxes must be broken down and may not stick up more than 6" above the sides of the containers. Cardboard that is not inside the blue containers will not be picked up. We are not charged for removal of this material. If you put it out for regular trash pick-up we are charged.
An additional option that allows the community to get money back and reduce the amount of our disposable garbage is to recycle our newspapers, flyers, magazines, phone books, catalogs, junk mail, etc., including window envelopes in the large green dumpsters near each recreation hall. Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books are extremely heavy items to be put in our garbage and cost us extra dollars in our rental pass-ons. Colony Cove gets a dollar amount returned from Manatee County for recycled newspapers from the green dumpsters which is deducted from the cost of our garbage removal and disposal.
Many residents use recycling at the present time. However, if we can all get behind recycling, we not only help ourselves, we help each other by reducing the amount of the pass-ons everyone has to pay.
WI-FI HOT SPOT - Harmony Hall, Manatee Hall and Bayshore House are Wi-Fi Hot Spots. Just take your wireless capable laptop or PDA to the hall and view the available wireless networks. Connect to the network labeled Harmony, Manatee or Bayshore, depending on your location. You do not need a password. This amenity is the result of a request by your HOA to Management.
| DECLARING YOUR DOMICILE
By Lynn Mercer
Here is an explanation of what this means to Colony Cove residents.
If you live in a mobile home on land that is owned by you, you have certain homestead rights under Florida law, one of which is your home could be protected from forced sale in any legal action.
However under Florida law, a mobile home that is located on land owned by another (like we have in the Cove) and which has not been registered with the County under Florida Statute §222.05 is treated as a motor vehicle and does not have the protection from forced sale in any legal action.
That means if you are sued, your home in the Cove can be sold out from under you to satisfy the terms of the lawsuit.
However, if your home in the Cove is your homestead and if you file a Declaration of Domicile with the clerk of Manatee County, under Florida Statute §222.05, for a fee of $11, then your home has protection from forced sale in any legal action. The form for this filing may be available at the County Court House, 1115 Manatee Ave in Bradenton. It is also available as an MS-Word document by clicking here and as a PDF document by clicking here.
The form is relatively easy to complete, just don't sign it until you are in front of a notary.
FACILITY SCHEDULING PROCEDURE|
By Lynn Mercer
The Home Owners Association is responsible for the scheduling of all the recreational facilities in the community. The number to call to schedule use of any facility in Colony Cove is:
All Home Owners Association, Lakes Association, South Club, North Association, Board & General meetings as well as all weekly scheduled coffee hours take precedence over all other events.
The cost of any damages or needed clean-up will be the responsibility of the person or club reserving the hall. The Hall Manager from each Hall will determine if the facility is returned to its original condition.
Events will be directed to the facility that best suits the size and needs. If you schedule a small function in a large facility you will be informed that your function may be relocated to an alternative facility, no less than 60 days prior to your date, if a larger event needs the larger facility. In the event that no other facility is available you will remain in the originally scheduled facility and the larger event will need to choose another date. Certain events that are scheduled cannot be relocated.
The reservation of a facility includes the use of all amenities available at that facility.
Events may be scheduled no more than 12 months in advance.
Groups outside of Colony Cove may not reserve our facilities unless at least 50% of the attendees are Colony cove residents. The reservation must be made by a CC resident.
There may be situations that arise that are not covered by these guidelines in which case they will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.