Frequently Asked Questions

HOW IS THE PRESERVES AT LAKE THOMAS ORGANIZED/MANAGED?
There are five Board of Directors elected yearly in December (2 for two year terms and the rest for one years terms). The Board has employed a management company to conduct the day to day operations of the association.

 

IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OPTIONAL?
All lots are required to be members, abide by the Declaration, and pay assessments.

 

DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE AN ANNUAL FEE/ASSESSMENT?
Yes, it is $95.00 per month, due on the 1st of every month. The $95.00 fee does include trash and maintenance of common areas. This fee may be paid monthly, but we prefer quarterly or annually. There is a $10.00 per month late fee if paid after the 10th of each month.

 

I BOUGHT MY PROPERTY IN JUNE, DO I HAVE TO PAY A FULL YEAR'S ASSESSMENT FOR THE FIRST YEAR?
No, it is prorated at closing.

 

ARE THERE OTHER FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASSOCIATION?
May require special assessments in cases of emergencies.

 

DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE MEETINGS?
Yes, we have regular board meetings and the Annual Homeowners Meeting held in December each year.

 

DOES THE ASSOCIATION HAVE A SET OF RULES/REGULATIONS?
Yes, See Legal Governing Documents and Rules and Regulations

 

HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION ENFORCE THE RULES/REGULATIONS?
This is handled by The Board through the management company and determined by the nature of the offense.

 

I BELIEVE A VIOLATION OF THE RULES/REGULATIONS IS TAKING PLACE, WHAT DO I DO?
Contact Ron Trowbridge at 813-264-1119

 

INTERESTED IN REPAINTING OR MAKING A MODIFICATION/ADDITION(S) TO MY PROPERTY, WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?
All modifications/additions/changes to home and landscaping must be in writing and approved by the architectural committee and The Board. Plans should be submitted to the management company at P.O. Box 273708 Tampa FL 33688.

 

WHAT ARE TRASH PICKUP DAYS AND DO THEY RECYCLE?

THE PRESERVE AT LAKE THOMAS Trash and waste pick-up service

Trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up for the Preserve at Lake Thomas is furnished by Waste Connections of Florida, a private contractor under contract with the Homeowner Association.

A. Solid waste & yard debris collections are twice weekly, on Tuesday & Friday.
B. Recycling in separate containers is collected by separate truck Wednesday of each week and must be left at the curb no later than 6:30 AM on collection day. Accepted items include plastics # 1-5 and #7, aluminum, and paper/cardboard, loosely put in a container. Cardboard boxes must be broken down, flattened and stacked. Glass is not accepted per County Ordinance.
C. Collections will begin no earlier than 6:00AM.
D. A total of six (6) items can be put out on the trash pick-up days inclusive of trash cans, bags, or bundles under 50 lbs each. Total material should not exceed 3 cubic yards. Residents provide their own containers.
E. Individual brush and tree branch bundles must be cut to 4 foot lengths, tied together, and not exceed 6 inches in diameter. Grass and leaves must be in containers or bags.
F. All packing boxes and materials will be collected from new residents on regular collection days and presented for pickup as required in paragraph B above.
G. Bulky items will be collected at no additional charge provided that said material is able to be loaded into contractor’s truck, and its acceptable material for the Pasco County incinerator.
H. Items to be excluded from collection are, tree stumps, tires, auto batteries, concrete, blocks, bricks, paints, chemicals, flammable liquids, explosives, biomedical waste, and other material deemed unacceptable by Pasco County Solid Waste Authority.
I. Appliances will be collected separate from regular trash at a rate of $10.00 per item. Customer must arrange for pick-up and is responsible for charges.
J. The contractor collects all allowable waste that is set curbside on collection day and should leave area in a clean and generally safe condition.
K. The contractor should return customer’s receptacles to the driveway or grassy area adjacent to the driveway, and not leave receptacles in the street or area unacceptable to the community at large.
L. The contractor will not be responsible for collection of trash or recyclables from any homes of which the roadways are deemed impassable by the contractor due to construction, obstructions, or weather. Uncollected trash or recyclables will be collected on the next scheduled collection day.
M. The contractor’s schedule holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Should any of these holidays fall on a collection day, there will be no collection made. Collection will resume on the next scheduled collection day.

Contact phone number for Waste Connections is (727) 849-3333 (08.01.19) Trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up for the Preserve at Lake Thomas is furnished by Waste Services of FL, Inc., a private contractor under contract with the Homeowner Association.