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Location for February 9, 2021
Board of Trustees Meeting (7:00 P.M.)
The Governor has not extended the Executive Order allowing teleconferences, so the next Board meeting will be an in-person meeting, with social distancing and mandatory mask use, at the following location:
Northdale Park & Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Dr., Tampa
Due to COVID-19, use of the small meeting room, which was free of charge to the Board, is no longer permitted at the facility where monthly Board meetings were previously conducted, and the Board was being charged for meeting room rental. This expense was not included in the budget. Therefore, the monthly Board meeting has been moved to the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at the above location, where a room has been reserved free of charge.
Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 1, 2020) –
Hillsborough County is suspending yard waste drop-offs by residential Yard Waste Folio Customers at the Falkenburg Road, Northwest County, and South County yard waste disposal sites until further safety procedures are put in place to protect residents and employees from COVID-19 coronavirus. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to utilize their weekly residential curbside yard waste collection.
Rules for curbside yard waste:
Use your own cans, boxes, bags or other containers to store yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, tree trimmings) and place these items at the curbside for collection.
Weekly set-out limit is less than 2 cubic yards (approximately 12 30-gallon containers or bags)
Each container cannot exceed 50 pounds.
Limbs and branches must be less than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter.
Yard waste must be bundled, neatly stacked, or placed in a yard waste container.
Yard waste must be placed within 10 feet of the curb.
For more information about Hillsborough County Solid Waste services, visit HCFLGov.net/Trash or call (813) 272-5680 for assistance.
Other Hillsborough County Updates
Please don’t flush it. After you wipe down surfaces in your home or office, make sure those disposable wipes make it to your trash can. Flushing wipes, even those labeled as “flushable,” can create a costly plumbing mishap in your home later. Visit HCFLGov.net/DontFlush.
Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. For general County information, call (813) 272-5900, the County’s main information line.
Your Office of Neighborhood Relations
Beacon Meadows Homeowners’ Tax Dollars at Work!
The Beacon Meadows Board of Trustees, which is comprised of seven volunteers living in the subdivision, is responsible for spending homeowners’ taxes collected by the County to maintain the Tax District’s entrances, perimeter walls, and adjacent grounds. As evidence of your tax dollars at work, the Board is pleased to highlight three major projects that were completed during the 2017-18 fiscal year:
Major Repairs to Gunn Hwy. Perimeter Wall – nine sections of the wall that were severely leaning were repaired by T-3 Construction at a cost of $50,000.
Pressure Cleaning of All Perimeter Walls – the Gunn Hwy., Casey Rd., and Jackson Rd. walls were pressure cleaned by Integrity Pressure Cleaning at a cost of $2,225.
Referendum to Increase Annual Assessment – a referendum to increase the annual assessment for the Tax District from $100 to $125, with a maximum of $250, per home was passed on August 28, 2018 after numerous steps were followed by the Board to have the referendum placed on the ballot by the County Supervisor of Elections. With costs continually rising, this increase was critically needed.
The Board meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Reading Room at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, go to the website at www.beaconmeadows.org.
Penny Phillips, Secretary, Beacon Meadows Board of Trustees
PLEASE KEEP BEACON MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL !
Thank you to a frustrated resident to get the ball rolling, let's keep up the momentum. Most of this is common courtesy.
Please take pride in where you live, and have respect for your neighbors.
- Parking of boats, trailers and SUV is prohibited, unless garaged. (deed restrictions)
- Maintain your yard. Mow and edge the sidewalk and street side to allow drainage during storms.
- Maintain fences (deed restrictions)
- Pickup trash in your yard (deed restrictions)
- Place all items for trash collection in the garbage or recycling bin. Items outside of the containers will not be removed. Items to large, or toxic in nature should be taken to the county transfer station on Linebaugh (county website)
- Do not remove shopping carts from shopping centers (state statute)
- No home run businesses or other activities that congests traffic or cause a nuisance to others.(deed restrictions)
Find the deed restrictions for your home here:
Hillsborough County Code Enforcement
Is your neighbor’s lawn so high that the kids use it to play hide and seek? You can restore safety, and your own sanity, starting right here. Report code violations, search active cases, and find out how to pay fines.
GUNN HWY WALL REPAIR
The perimeter wall along Gunn Highway has some issues. In all, 12 sections have been straightened, but with over 50 sections in the Gunn Highway wall, this will be an on going process.
If your property borders on any wall, you can help.
Don't plant on or near the wall
Trees with surface roots, or fast growing invasive species such as bamboo and Brazilian pepper trees can put extreme stress on walls causing them to lean or crack.
Plants with thorns hinder repair and maintenance crews, while beautiful; bougainvillea can be treacherous to work around.
Clinging vines put roots into the masonry, damaging it over time. Subdivisions that allow or even encourage clinging vines on their perimeter walls collect greater fees from their residents, for such things as wall repair.
Paint the yard side of the wall.
Good exterior paint helps keep rain, plant growth and critters out of the wall (yes, we have removed bee hives from a crack in a wall). A large portion of the budget goes to cleaning and painting the top and street side of the walls. Without protective paint on the homeowner's side a good deal of damage can still result.
Do not add anything permanent in the easement
When this wall was built in 1992, the Board of Trustees obtained a 2ft easement into the adjoining property. No permanent structure, pavers or concrete may occupy this area.
If your property isn’t along one of the walls.
You benefit from a well maintained perimeter. Property values are higher, and crime is lower in subdivisions with a well maintained perimeter.