Last Updated: 19 November 2019
We have installed front gate security cameras and are actively providing access fobs to owners to replace the previously used gate codes. In addition to the fobs, owners may purchase transmitters to use with the new gate access system (the old transmitters will not work for the front gate, although they will still work for garages).
Our intent is to make this transition smooth for everyone. We have begun our implementation in a way that we think should prevent anyone from being locked out”, but we have also prepared to handle what we hope will be only a few problems any residents may have.
The transition process to the fobs will proceed this way:
USING THE DIRECTORY. Please Click the Image (above right) for additional pictures of the general steps described below. The gate directory is up and running as of 1 June 2019. It is used as follows:
If you have any questions please contact Cassandra Wickson at 941-697-6595.
Cassandra Wickson has joined us as the day to day CAM and property manager in the office. Cassandra has experience as a portfolio CAM.
Scott Diamond will check in with our onsite staff as needed as the "Regional CAM.
Stan Cardish has joined as a maintenance person dedicated to just Cape Haze on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 8 hour shifts. Stan will oversee the contract vendors, work on projects and do the general curb appeal checks.
Full Circle Cleaning has joined us as the janitorial aspect for the association buildings. Allison Kratz will continue to clean the clubhouse, fitness center and office areas.
Trish Carver has left Cape Haze for other pursuits.
The Board of Directors of the Community Association adopted revised Rules & Regulations at its meeting on October 22, 2019. The revisions, which affect only Section VI of the Rules and Regulations, clarified the requirements and procedures for owners who wish to rent their units.
Please review the new Rules & Regulations if you rent your unit. Any questions about these new rules and procedures should be directed to Casey Management.
While it may take a while to fully implement the process, it is the Board's intention that all owners will follow these rules and regulations and that they will be uniformly enforced.
Click HERE to view the revisions.
Cape Haze Condominium Associations currently use the Component method for reserves. In this method specific amounts are set aside for specific reserve needs (e.g. the roof, building painting). With this method, if other reserve funding needs arise, the Association cannot use these specifically allocated funds unless there is a membership vote.
The Association may change to a Pooled method for reserves where we still calculate reserves based on specific needs, but where funds in the pool may be used as needed.
The Community Association already operates on the pooled reserve method.
The Boards of the Condominium Associations are recommending members approve a change from the component to the pooled method at the annual meetings in November 2019.
Zoom video conferencing is being used by all Cape Haze Resort boards to connect board members and allow remote owner participation in meetings. Owners can join the meetings either through their computers or by telephone as before.
Those calling in by telephone will not have the ability to speak. Those connecting by a computer can use the "chat" function to indicate that they have a question and will be able to present that question to the Board.
The Communications Committee surveyed owners regarding TV and internet services. Based on responses from about 1/3rd of our owners, the Communications Committee is preparing recommendations for consideration by the Board at its meeting on 22 October 2019.
If you have not yet participated in the survey and would like your information included prior to final recommendations to the Board, please go to the survey by clicking below. You may email your responses to any member of the Communications Committee.
Please click HERE for the Communications survey.
The Chair of our Strategic Planning Committee, who has a background in landscape architecture, land planning and development, volunteered to create a drawing to illustrate a development concept for the building lots we acquired last year. The plan shown above (and downloadable as a PDF by clicking below) is only a concept – one idea of what development of that land could look like. This idea tries to incorporate as many as possible of the desires/uses expressed in the Owner Survey conducted last spring, informal discussions with owners, and comments received at the three Owner Forums the Strategic Planning Committee conducted at that time. You will see primary uses include natural preserve and trail areas, new residential use (townhomes with parking, pool, ‘rec center’), and additional garages/storage facilities.
The Committee has not explored ownership structure, legal issues, timing, financial matters, etc., beyond the general consensus that a professional developer should develop and construct the major components of this or any other plan, i.e., the townhome component. Your thoughts and comments are invited. Again, please remember the sketch’s only purpose is to stimulate owner involvement in the process. Please email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance!
All guests and contractors must park in OPEN parking spaces. Open spaces are those not under blue canopies. There is no parking in the cul-de-sacs. Those using handicapped parking spaces should be familiar with Florida Statute 316.1955 (click the button below to review a copy). Misuse of handicapped parking spaces will be enforced by the Charlotte County Sheriff. Further parking information may be found in the Rules and Regulations.
The Grounds Committee's primary goal for 2019 was to enhance prominent focal areas on Cape Haze Resort's property.
In January with the approval of the board, we removed worn-out plastic planters around the pool area and replaced them with bright aqua and blue ceramic pots filling with colorful plants. A diseased Foxtail palm tree was removed and replaced with a Terracotta urn filled with cascading flowers. The entrance to the pool area planters now have brilliant yellow Hibiscus plants. Spent palms plants outside the clubhouse were replaced with hardy philodendron called "Hope". Whenever possible existing plants were saved and relocated.
February's project was to enhance the two entrance monument walls, a combination of red Hibiscus and dwarf red Ixoras were planted, these should flourish in the full sun and be a cheerful welcome to all entering Cape Haze Resort.
Presently the committee has recommended enhancement of the 17 driveway islands facing each of the six condo buildings. Also recommended is adding a Weeping Bottlebrush tree along with Hibiscus shrubs to the central island by the clubhouse.
Future plans include mulching, refurbishing footpaths, adding shrubs and replacing removed trees on our beautiful C.H.R. grounds.
Roofs were not looking pretty (at least from a drone view). Time for a cleaning!
Thanks to Jim Powell for drone and landscaping photos on this page.
Much better after cleaning and less debris to fall on those below.
Kate Giordano of the Grounds Committee continues to provide enhancements to the Resort. These showcase our entrance.
New Clubhouse plants.
Thanks to Grounds Committee members Kate Giordano,
Lucy Mottola, Wally Phair, Alice Fay,
Debbie Vicario, Sally Travers and
Royal Poinciana together with one of our Blue Herons in the culvert near the entrance.
Crape Myrtle in the foreground with the Royal Poinciana (red) in the background.
The new canvas coverings of the tubing, wires and other connections to the air conditioning platforms is finished for Building 13. Working is continuing on the other buildings.
The new canvas coverings for the air conditioning chases from the side.
"Cleaning" Rick has pressure washed and is just finishing the sealing of the timbers at the volleyball court. Scott is having him undertake one smaller project every week.
There is a problem with water intrusion in the clubhouse that requires repair. This has been going on for some time and has resulted in mold and rotting by the windows. Repairs are currently underway as of early June 2019.
CAPE HAZE DIRECTORY - Work in Progress
Your communications committee is preparing a directory of owners and renters. It is intended for use by the community and will not be published in any form that is publicly available.
Owners and renters are encouraged to download and complete the contact and permission form and drop it off at the office.
Annual Members meetings are scheduled for November 16th, 2019. Materials to be considered are being mailed on October 28th. Items to be considered include the 2020 budgets, Condominium capital reserves, changes to the method for handling reserves, and condominium association bylaws.
Please plan to participate either in person or via Zoom Video Conferencing.
The Articles, Declarations and Bylaws adopted by the three Condominium Associations in early 2018 have been recorded with Charlotte County. Click HERE to view them.
Community Association governing documents may be viewed by clicking below. This year, Rules and Regulations are now considered part of our Governing Documents and must be recorded.
Inquiries about renting units at Cape Haze are being received through the "Contact Us" section of the web site. These inquiries are being passed along to our resort management team.
Turn Out the Lights
If you are the last person to leave a common area, please remember to turn off lights, TVs and any other electrically operated "thing" to save your Association electrical costs.
Anyone wishing to report an issue that needs attention to our Management Team should use the Work Order forms provided in the office and downloadable on the web site.
The Resort opened in 2007 and consists of 144 one, 2 and 3 bedroom units with associated clubhouse, pool, tennis and pickle ball courts. In 2018 the unit owners bought the developer's remaining undeveloped land and development interests.
Unit owners elect board members to each of three independent condominium association boards. The condominium associations themselves are the members of the Community Association and elect its board.
Casey Condominium Management is a family owned business which has been managing properties for 16 years. A medium sized company, it provides a wide array of services in personalized manner.
The button below leads to board minutes, governing documents and other documents important to the organization and management of the Cape Haze Resort.
Click the button below to review reference materials, forms, rules and regulations and other materials useful to owners. Also here are Unit Owner Forum items for which unit owner comments are asked.
Click on the button below for information about the Resort, current rules and regulations and other information useful to renters and guests.
To advise and assist the Board of Directors in creating activities that foster a sense of community while also welcoming new residents to Cape Haze Resort. To identify, promote and coordinate recreational group activities at CHR, and to provide all residents with a contact to inquire about participating in the various activities. The goal is to increase participation of CHR residents in activities
To advise and assist the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to maintenance, repairing, replacements and improvements to the clubhouse, fitness area, parking areas, sports courts and the swimming pool area
To advise and assist the Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to the landscape maintenance and enhancement of all common area property in the Community
To advise and assist the Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to the seasonal decoration of the entrance, buildings and common areas of the community
To advise and assist the Board of Directors in the distribution of information from Cape Haze Resort Board of Directors and to promote communication within the community
To advise and assist the Board of Directors on issues, concerns and recommendations pertaining to matters related to the safety and security of Cape Haze Resort and its residents
To advise and assist the Treasurer and Management in the general supervision of the finances for the Community
To be concerned with the ongoing future needs of Cape Haze Resort. Regulatory matters, current policies, plans and financial needs of the organization shall be considered by this Committee in developing its opinion as council to the Board of Directors
Casey Management and your Condominium Board members are available to assist you. Please contact us by mail, email or phone.
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