NEHA Recent Announcements

The NEHA's Future - a message from the new President

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:54 PM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Jun 17, 2015, 5:30 AM ]


Dear Valued Homeowners,

As you may know on April 2, 2015 a board meeting was held and some exciting new progress was made. Nominations were made for a new President- Cherish Jones, Vice President- Jayme Pecci and Treasurer -Bill Ondulich.   Bill Schwob has thankfully volunteered to stay on as our treasurer.  The exiting Board Members did a wonderful job for years and now, your new Board Members are ready to take over where they left off. 

At our last meeting, the items that were discussed were as follows;

1.     Signing the contract with the City of Clearwater so the HOA can continue to maintain the right of way areas.   We would like to thank Fred Byda for the wonderful job he has done in restoring our entry way signs.

2.     Renewal of the HOA insurance is required to be able to renew the City of Clearwater contract to maintain the right of ways.

3.     Ideas on how to generate more resident participation in community committees. Some of the committee suggestions were:

Beautification, Welcoming, Liaison with the city, Block party, Neighborhood garage sale and the “That’s Neighborly” committee. We are also looking for volunteers that can help with web-development to possibly upgrade the website to accept online payments for HOA dues and a resident classified ads page. 

There were many great suggestions but we will need to raise some funds through HOA dues before we will be able to implement them.

We would like to hold an informal meeting on June 4,2015 at 7p.m. for everyone that is willing to volunteer to participate. We will form our committees at that time. Please contact me if you will be able to attend.  We will determine where the meeting will be held depending on the number of people that will be attending. The more volunteers we have the less time any one individual will have to devote. 

Our immediate Goals are:

1.    Inspire greater resident participation.

1. Collect HOA dues to enable the committees to do more.

2Form the beautification committee to help maintain the right of way. 

Our Future Goals are:

1. Review and update the HOA bylaws to find ways that we can make changes to give more individuals a vote even if they are unable to attend the Board meetings.

2. Organize a block party

3. Neighborhood Yard Sale 

In our fast-paced, stress-filled world we often don’t create the opportunities that we need in order to get to know our neighbors.  In days past, good neighbor relations were the staple of every strong community.  Being able to share life’s experiences, both good and bad, with those who live so close to us was once considered one of life’s greatest blessings.

These days it is the exception rather than the rule to take time to create strong relationships with the people we share our community with...and we are each the poorer because of it.  Each one of us has a story to tell, a hand to lend, a laugh to share and friendship to give.  What keeps us from extending so much of ourselves to the families that live around our own may be those same things that prevent us from experiencing many of the great blessings of our parents or of our youth: A changing world that focuses more on the individual than the community and the need to remain isolated in order to feel “safe and secure.”

Someone once said, “If you always do the things you did, you’ll always get the things you got.” If we want to grow as a community then we  have to risk breaking free from the bonds of isolation that are so easily created by and for us.  We must reach out to our neighbors and let them know that they matter and that we care.  If we do that, even in the most seemingly insignificant of ways-like a wave as we pass on the street-then we are moving toward a better community and a better way to live.

Just because our culture has pushed us away from ourselves doesn’t mean it is right, it just means that we have to work that much harder in order to reconnect with one another and create a better environment in which to live.

We would love to hear any ideas and comments you may have. Here is looking forward to a new revived Northwood Estates Homeowners Association. Please e-mail me at bcondulich@gmail .com if you will be able to join us for the volunteer meeting.

 

If in the future you wish to receive correspondence through the mail rather than by email please let me know.

Best Regards,

Cherish Jones


2015 NEHA Spring Newsletter

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:48 PM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 9:50 PM ]


The latest info on the future of Northwood Estates Homeowner's Association.  Click here.

New Device Enables Thieves to Easily Break Into Vehicles

posted Aug 16, 2014, 6:33 AM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Aug 16, 2014, 6:53 AM ]

  The following information is from Harvey Huber, Track C Director:

  I'm sharing this with everyone in my contact list.

 New device opens up ALL CAR DOORS, for thieves!
This short video is well worth watching.
Until we (the police) have a fix, keep NO valuables in your car.
I believe you'll appreciate receiving this info...
Some crooks are looting parked cars again with a gadget that's so new, few police have heard of it.
Check the video out and send it on.
Until we have a fix, keep NO valuables in your car.
A Texas law enforcement agency has one of these devices... 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=l7OadDz3Ums 

 

All of Clearwater's Streetlights Will Convert to LED

posted Aug 16, 2014, 6:25 AM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Aug 16, 2014, 7:06 AM ]

  From the City of Clearwater:

   It will require less energy to light the night in Clearwater thanks to improved streetlight technology selected by the City of Clearwater with assistance from Duke Energy. Starting this week and through the next 15 months, Duke Energy contractors will replace all of the city's 11,290 existing streetlights from standard incandescent bulbs to Light Emitting Diode, or LED, bulbs that produce the same amount of light.

When this project is complete, the city's entire street lighting network will be converted to smarter technology at no additional cost to the city. The project will begin in the Countryside area sometime around the end of August or first of September, and crews will work south and west until the project is complete.

There will be very minimal impact to residents throughout this conversion process, as all work will be done in roadways. Residents will see uniformed Duke Energy contractors wearing reflective vests and badges that identify themselves as working with Duke Energy.

"I’m pleased that with Duke Energy, we're able to convert all of the city’s streetlights to LED," said Paul Bertels, Traffic Operations Manager. "This will enhance safety and lend to a more aesthetically pleasing look along Clearwater’s streets and roadways."

"This is a great example of how private sector and public sector can work together to accomplish something positive for the community," said Jim Cowling, Outdoor Lighting Manager, Duke Energy Florida. "We will continue to look for partnerships with the Florida municipalities we serve to offer more efficient energy solutions."

For more information, contact the City of Clearwater's Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.

Community Liaison Contact - From the City of Clearwater

posted Jul 18, 2014, 5:38 PM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 5:40 PM ]

Watch Group Alert

 

 

Community Liaison Contact

CLEARWATER POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

The Clearwater Police Department believes policing is a partnership with the community and we remain committed to strengthening the ties between the department and the citizens we serve.  If you have any quality of life issues or information about criminal activity in your neighborhood, contact the officer assigned to your neighborhood.

 

Community Liaison Officer Selena Hyppolite

727-224-7219

District Commander – Lieutenant B. McBride

727-562-4260

 

The Clearwater Police Department understands the reluctance of some citizens to get involved in reporting crimes or suspicious activity for fear of retaliation. In an effort to improve our communities’ quality of life, it is important to our officers and citizens that information about criminal activity in your neighborhood is reported to the police.

 

To send an anonymous tip to the Clearwater Police Department, text 847411 (TIP411)

and then enter the keyword CWPD and your tip or go to www.clearwaterpolice.com

 

ALL TIPS ARE CONFIDENTIAL

 

 

Help Prevent Crime

LOCK” your car, “TAKE” your keys, and “SECURE” your valuables

Submit a Tip

Contact Information

 

 

Contact Name:

Officer Selena Hyppolite  

Contact Name:

 

Contact Email:

Selena.Hyppolite@myclearwater.com

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Contact Phone:

727-224-7219

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Equestrian Park Opens

posted Jun 23, 2014, 7:45 AM by Dave Murphy

 
  From the City of Clearwater:

  The City of Clearwater has opened a 27-acre equestrian park just south of Lake Chautauqua Park equipped with facilities to allow horse-owners and their horses a place to enjoy a ride through a nature preserve.

Lake Chautauqua Equestrian and Nature Preserve features parking spaces for horse trailers, a shaded pavilion with picnic benches, and even a self-watering trough. The land was acquired by the city in 2009 through a Florida Communities Trust grant in the city’s efforts to provide the community more natural park recreation opportunities. “Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in Florida. The City of Clearwater is committed to giving its citizens areas to enjoy natural ecosystems and biodiversity through land preservation. We have 110 parks in Clearwater, with 28 of them labeled nature preserves,” says Felicia Leonard of the City of Clearwater’s Parks & Recreation Department.

The project was funded through a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program grant by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Additional funding for the project came from Penny for Pinellas sale tax.

Lake Chautauqua Park is located at 2312 Landmark Drive, south of Enterprise Road in Clearwater. The park’s amenities include parking, trails and picnic areas. The park is open every day from dawn to dusk.

Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:29 PM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Jun 5, 2014, 4:27 AM ]



  From the City of Clearwater:

  The City of Clearwater Public Utilities Department released its annual Water Quality Report. The report contains pertinent water quality information of interest to Clearwater residents. As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s "Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments," all water systems throughout the country must publish this annual report.

The Water Quality Report for reporting year 2013 is available electronically at www.myclearwater.com/waterreport. Printed copies are available upon request by calling Clearwater Public Utilities at (727) 562-4960. The report also is available in Spanish.

"I am pleased that our water quality meets or exceeds national drinking standards. This is a testament to the great job our employees do in performing their daily work to secure the integrity and safety of our water system," said Tracy Mercer, Public Utilities Director.

To learn more about the city's water quality or to request a copy by mail, call (727) 562-4960 or visit www.myclearwater.com.

Safety Reminder: Prune Plants Around Street Signs

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:25 PM by Dave Murphy   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 2:31 PM ]

 


  From the City of Clearwater:

  The rainy season is here, and you will notice plants, shrubs, and vegetation growing and possibly taking over signage, streets, and sidewalks. Ultimately, this overgrowth can cause sight-distance issues for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who might not be able to see blocked street signs, or may not be seen because of overgrowth.

The Traffic Engineering Division of Engineering asks residents to please keep vegetation trimmed, especially at corners, signs, and sidewalks. Property owners are responsible for maintenance of their plants’ overgrowth.

To report overgrowth in city rights-of-way or on city property, submit a ticket through the city’s Clearwater Connect app. Visit www.myclearwater.com, click on "Clearwater Connect" on the left-hand column, create a new request, and select the category, "Street and Sidewalk Maintenance Concerns."

Keeping traffic signs visible to all will help keep Clearwater a safe place to drive and walk about. For questions or concerns, residents can call the Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.

City Launches New App to Be More Responsive to Public Requests

posted May 21, 2014, 4:19 AM by Dave Murphy



  From the City of Clearwater:  

  This week, the City of Clearwater is launching a new application to better respond to residents' needs. Clearwater Connect is a new Smartphone App that is the city's new non-emergency customer gateway to a host of city services. With customer service in mind, this app is easy to use and transforms the way residents engage with their municipal government.

"The city can be more responsive to our residents' needs because of this application," says City Manager Bill Horne. Residents can submit service requests directly to the city for such needs as reporting potholes, graffiti, broken street lights, noise complaints, dangerous conditions, etc. "Clearwater Connect makes accessing information easy and convenient while using the latest technology." Concerns get addressed and resolved quickly, properly, and by the right person.

Incoming service requests are automatically assigned to the appropriate city staff, boosting efficiency and keeping the process moving. The city can delegate individual tasks to specific people and assign workflow steps. Best of all, users are connected to the request the entire time.

The city strives to keep residents informed and involved. Other exciting features built into the app include direct connections to information about popular city events, attractions, and services. Residents also can stay connected to what's happening in Clearwater by signing up for C-Mail, reading press releases, watching C-View TV, or following the city's social media channels.

To get the new Clearwater Connect Smartphone App, download it from the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play for Android devices; search for "Clearwater Connect." If you don't have a Smartphone, a non-mobile version of the app is available at myclearwater.com. To learn more, visit myclearwater.com or call (727) 562-4682.


City of Clearwater Web site - http://www.myclearwater.com

Neighborhood News, City Info & Events

posted May 21, 2014, 4:05 AM by Dave Murphy   [ updated May 21, 2014, 4:21 AM ]



   From the City of Clearwater:

  The City of Clearwater’s Parks & Recreation Department is asking the community to help it win $100,000 through the PetSafe 2014 Bark for Your Park contest by casting an online vote.  A win would mean additional improvements to the Phase II improvements currently underway at the regionally popular Enterprise Dog Park.

Currently, Clearwater’s dog park is behind in voting, which runs through June 7. To vote for Clearwater’s Enterprise Dog Park, visit petsafe.net/barkforyourpark or facebook.com/petsafebrand. Participants may vote once per day on the PetSafe website and once per day on the PetSafe Facebook page.

Fifteen finalists will be announced June 13. Voting will continue and the finalist city with the most votes will receive $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. Three runner-ups and the city with the highest percentage of votes to its population will each receive $25,000. Winners will be announced on Aug. 7.

Enterprise Dog Park is located at 2671 Enterprise Road, Clearwater. It is open from sunrise to sunset and free to the public. It includes agility equipment, walking trails, water fountains, a rinse station, benches, and waste bag dispensers.

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