City to Conduct Smoke Test on Sewer Lines

Work to Begin January 18

In its continued commitment to enhance wastewater infrastructure and protect the environment, the City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities & Public Infrastructure Department will conduct smoke testing of its wastewater collection system beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18. This routine, preventative maintenance test will help identify potential points of unwanted infiltration in the sewer system, thereby improving wastewater treatment operations and efficiency.

Smoke testing activities will occur in pockets throughout Tallahassee. Gulf Coast Underground, assisted by City crews, will perform this work on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Detailed location information is available online at Talgov.com/Projects, and the project is anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2022.

Residents and business staff do not need to be at their properties during the testing, which usually takes about 15 minutes. Notification and detailed information will be provided via door hangers along streets where testing will take place.

The test consists of sending safe, vegetable oil-derived smoke into the sewer lines and observing where it escapes to determine the location of possible defects. Crews then identify any areas of potential concern and, in many cases, are able to correct issues on the spot.

While smoke can be expected to flow out of manhole covers and vent stacks on roofs, it should not enter homes; however, there is no cause for concern should this happen. The odorless smoke leaves no residuals and has no adverse effect on people, plants or animals. To reduce the likelihood of smoke entering a building, the City recommends that residents in affected areas pour 2-3 gallons of water into seldom-used sinks and floor drains, where the smoke could enter. This may be done at any time prior to the test.

Smoke testing is an efficient and cost-effective method used to ensure the integrity of the sewer system and is part of the City’s proactive maintenance program to maintain high quality performance.

For more information, please call 850-891-4968 or visit Talgov.com/YOU.

July Board Meeting

Greetings Homeowners and Residents! Our next board meeting will be held Monday, July 19th at 7pm. The Zoom link for the meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7554311108
Please plan on logging in about 5 minutes prior so that we are able to start the meeting on time. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

May/June Board Meetings

Greetings Homeowners and Residents! As you know we made some changes to our Bylaws in the Annual Meeting March of this year, one of which is how often we are required to have Board Meetings. The requirement is now only once per quarter, or once per 3 month period. We had a meeting in April and will NOT be having Board meetings for the months of May and June.

As always, you can reach us via phone or email with any comments or issues. We love hearing from our neighbors and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Info from Annual Meeting

Greetings Homeowners and Residents! We had a very successful Annual Meeting on March 15. There were a few Bylaw changes, some great speakers, and great Homeowner interaction. Below is the information as provided by our speakers from the City of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Police Department. The minutes of the meeting will be available for review once approved at the next Board Meeting. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Board at BoardHV3@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

City of Tallahassee: https://www.talgov.com/Main/Home.aspx , www.talgov.com/housing

TPD Crime Statistics (shows current and historical crimes reported): https://www.talgov.com/gis/tops/

TFD Safety Page (Tips and info on burning in yards and how to do so safely or report others who are not): https://www.talgov.com/publicsafety/tfd.aspx

City of Tallahassee Code Enforcement (To research/report violations): www.talgov.com/code

Building Permits and Growth Management: (850) 891-7001

Bonita Page, Community Advocate, City of Tallahassee: Bonita.Page@talgov.com, (850) 891-7113

Robin Wainner, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, City of Tallahassee: Robyn.Wainner@talgov.com, (850) 891-8836

Officer Henni Hamby, Community Relations Unit, TPD: henni.hamby@talgov.com (850) 891-4203

Annual Meeting – March 15

Greetings Homeowners and Residents! As you might already be aware, the Annual Homeowners Meeting is next Monday, March 15th at 7pm. This is our most important meeting of the year as we elect our board members for the year and make changes to our Bylaws. We hope that every homeowner and resident of our community will attend.
This meeting will be held via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7554311108 OR you can join us in person at Gray Memorial Church (2201 Old Bainbridge Road).

Please plan on showing up/signing on at LEAST 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting so that any technological issues can be fixed prior to meeting start time.

The documents below are VERY important so please read through prior to attending the meeting. It includes a voter proxy form and the proposed Bylaws changes.
This post will be updated as necessary.

January Board Meeting

Greetings Homeowners and Residents! We hope that you are having a safe and healthy 2021 so far.
Due to Monday being a holiday, our January meeting will be held on TUESDAY January 19th at 7pm via Zoom. Among other normal discussion items, we will be voting on the placement of where speed humps will be installed. We hope to see you there! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7554311108