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From the General Manager

Members, I have some important information for you.
The Accessibility project is well underway but we do not expect completion until late December. We have been experiencing some safety issues with members going through the gated construction area. Please do not access this area. If it continues we may have to take additional measures to keep people out.
The work on the outdoor pavilion by the pool has started and once complete will have two grill stations for members who wish to utilize this area while on property. This area will be first come, first serve, with a posted sign for time limits for the fairness of use for all members.
Our annual budget meetings are quickly approaching and you as members are welcome to attend. We do hold a specific meeting for member input on Sept.10 at 6 p.m. at the Beach House. If we do not have member input we will move on to regular business. Once the draft budget is set, we will email it out and post it to the website. I anticipate this to be released the first week of September.
The new fence and gate at the 399 boat ramp will be installed in the next two weeks pending weather and you will have to enter a gate code like at the Recreation Center. We will ask you to verify identification when calling for the code.
There are quite a few projects going on in the neighborhood you may be noticing. Gulf Power has begun their work on the easement clean up around their utility locates. The work has started on Edgewood and will continue all the way to 399.
The county has completed phase 1 of the drainage project, they have started phase 2 and will continue through phase 3. The work being done is solely to improve the drainage flow in HBTS. I have been in contact with the county engineer and persons involved with this project to get a better understanding of what will be happening. If you have questions, please email me at
The Edgewood project is coming right around the corner after the new year. A specific time has not been set yet however it is funded in fiscal year 2020. This project will result in sidewalks on Edgewood and a walking path down to 399.
Lastly, the association is currently undergoing training on new software. This software will have a member portal which will allow you to access your account and see your account activity, fill out architectural request forms, and access association information much more cleanly and easily. We expect to be up and running in the next month.