Email Sent 2/24/2021 by President Janet Kaplan - Holly and Bottlebrush Trees

We will be resuming the removal of the above between the houses that was started in January. All trees earmarked for removal have an orange streamer affixed to the tree. If you have a tree in the front, you were contacted separately.

If you do not want the marked tree removed, please notify us before March 1. We highly recommend removal as they are either diseased or simply have outlived their life. Almost without exception, they won't be missed. LMP is not replacing any of these trees. We are looking to reduce the plantings between the houses.

Again, unless you notify us to NOT remove, we will proceed.

If you would like one of these type trees removed that is not earmarked with the orange ribbon, let us know and we will add to the list.

Janet


The President's Corner

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AGENDA for the 02/18/2021 BOARD MEETING

Click the link to see the agenda for the 02/18/2021 Board Meeting. The meeting is virtual. See the agenda for instructions for attending virtually.


NOKOMIS FIRE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Click the link to see the March, 2021 newsletter from the Nokomis Fire Department.


2021 WILLOWBEND BUDGET AND RESERVE SCHEDULE

The Board adopted the 2021 Budget and the Reserve Schedule on November 20, 2020. You can view the adopted Budget on the secure pages for homeowners on this web site.

To reach the adopted budget on the Willowbend Web site, you need to remember your user name and password and sign in. If you do not remember either one, you can call Marshall Hestenes at (941) 918-8150 or e-mail him at hestenes@msu.edu and he will remind you of your user name and give you a new password. Once you have logged-in, at the bottom of the list of links on the left hand side, you will see a link called "Budget". Click on it, and you will go to the Willowbend Community Association Budget page, which will contain links to the 2021 Budget and the 2021 Reserve Schedule documents. Also, about two weeks after the end of the month, an Income and Expenses summary is posted that shows actual income and expenses through the end of that month and how they compare with the budgeted amounts in each category.


AREA ROAD CONSTRUCTION

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek, improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and installing new highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight northbound lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and nighttime/overnight southbound lane closures from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. A traffic shift is tentatively scheduled to be implemented on MARCH 3, 2020. Northbound traffic will shift to one of the southbound lanes, reducing traffic to one lane each direction. Once implemented, the traffic shift is expected to be in place for approximately eight months while crews reconstruct the northbound bridge over North Creek. Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2021.


BOARD ELECTION, OFFICERS

At the reconvened annual meeting of the Willowbend Community Association held on April 24, 2019, George Dellos and Janet Kaplan were elected to 2-year positions on the Board of Directors, and John Santiago was elected to a 1-year position. Immediately after the annual meeting, the Board met to elect officers. The 2019-2020 Board members and their positions are:

Janet Kaplan, President
George Dellos, Vice President
Stephen Meuler, Treasurer
Nancy Buscher, Secretary
John Santiago, Director at Large

The Board would like to thank everyone who participated and/or voted in this years election. The more active our community residents are the better our community becomes.


GAZEBO LANDSCAPE MEETINGS

The Grounds Committee announces that the gazebo meetings for homeowners with landscaping issues are suspended for the remainder of the Covid crisis. Any landscaping issues/requests for either LMP or the landscape committee should be addressed to Sentry Property Management.


SENTRY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

Payment coupons and welcome information were mailed the week of June 4, 2018. Sentry Management has provided instructions for Access to The CommunityPro Portal and a Sentry Website Tutorial . Owners will need their 16-digit account number to register on the Web portal. This number will be provided to everyone on their payment coupons. However, they are also more than welcome to contact Sentry’s Customer Service number (800-932-6636 ext 42500) or the local office number (941-361-1222) and speak to the operator and Sentry will gladly provide you with your account number.


INTERNET AND CABLE TV CONTRACT

At the December, 2017 Board meeting, the Board approved a new 5-year contract with Frontier for internet and cable TV. If you have any problems with your Frontier internet or cable TV service, the number to call is 1-844-660-0648 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.


Roof Cleaning

At the June 18, 2015 Board meeting, after reviewing a report compiled by an ad hoc committee of residents, the Board adopted a revised policy on roof cleaning. The key provision requires that residents have their roof cleaned at least once every three years. For a complete version of the new policy and links to the committee report, click on the title of this item.


Alligator Removal Policy

Willowbend Community Association has been issued Nuisance Alligator Permit #295402 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It establishes the 147 acres of Willowbend as a state Targeted Harvest area (THA), with specific procedures and instructions. Click on the link to see the details.


Welcome to the Willowbend Community Web Site

Among the features are:

  • A home page. The body of the home page will contain info a small number of articles of current interest. Click on the title to see the whole article. On the right side is a list of upcoming Board & committee meetings and social events.
  • An events calendar.
  • Security so that only Willowbend residents and owners can see portions of the site.
  • Pages displayed in real time from a database, including the directory pages.

Upcoming Events
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Important Links for Residents

Approved Plant List

Approved Paint Colors

Pruning Schedule

Irrigation Schedule