HELPFUL FACTS FOR LIVING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
COMMUNITY MEETINGS: Signs will be placed at the front entrance notifying you of these events. You are encouraged to participate in the decisions affecting your community.
BOARD MEETINGS: Are the 3rd Tuesday of Each Month at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church at 2201 Old Bainbridge Road. Tallahassee, Fl 32303.
FOUR WHEELER’S & MOTORCYCLES: Underage drivers will be ticked by Tallahassee Police Department. In addition the HOA will fine the homeowner $75.00 for first offense and $100.00 for each additional offense.
SPEED LIMIT: Our streets are narrow and are often congested with, pedestrians walking for health or with their pets, children playing and cyclists, and especially where there are no sidewalks. For this reason, please observe the 15 MPH SPEED LIMITS. Law Enforcement will be called concerning repeat violators without notice or warning.
RESPECT EVERYONE’S TIME OF REST: Disturbing the peace is illegal. (Breach of Peace, Florida Statute 877.03). Law Enforcement will be called without hesitation or warning.
Noisy parties, loud music, and other sources of excessive noise are not tolerated.
We also recognize that some resident’s work or school schedules may be varied and late nights are inevitable. We hope you will remember that slamming of doors and the use of loud stereos in the middle of the night can be especially disturbing where there are people trying to sleep and who have to rise early for work or get children to school.
If you have an outside dog and you cannot get him/her to stop, you are responsible for maintaining the peace by employing the best remedy for your household.
RESIDENT AND GUEST PARKING: We fully recognize that you may occasionally have many guests visiting your home simultaneously, as we all do from time to time. In that regard, to avoid towing misunderstandings, monitor their parking in the neighborhood to insure that they are not blocking the street in any way. No Parking in the Street/Asphalt – If a vehicle is parked in the street/asphalt or partially on the street/asphalt it is subject to being towed at any time at the owner’s expense, see HOA Towing Policy.
CITY OF TALLAHASSEE TOWING POLICY:
- Tow any vehicle that does not have a valid tag.
- Tow any vehicle that has an expired tag.
LANDLORDS: You must provide adequate parking for the household renters while balancing the aesthetics of the community. This may mean renters may have to park their car in the garage to accommodate family and guests. Very few homes are oriented on the lot such that it will not afford any front lawn parking; therefore, please consider not allowing parking on the front lawn as much as possible by designating parking along the perimeter of your property off the street.
Your tenants are your responsibility and you must keep them informed of HOA rules and policies. Tenants and/or their guests that are repeated violators or create disturbances in the community are unacceptable. Please note, you will be held accountable for their actions. You may be notified by the HOA and/or TPD each time Law Enforcement is called out to your property.
Loitering in the streets, HOA common areas without permission, and other places other than on your own property is prohibited.
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOMES: You must provide adequate parking for your household and guests while balancing the aesthetics of the community. This may mean you may have to park your car in the garage to accommodate their guests. Very few homes are oriented on the lot such that it will not afford any front lawn parking; therefore, please consider not allowing parking on the front lawn as much as possible by designating parking along the perimeter of your property off the street.
NON-WORKING VEHICLES: Non-working vehicles with or without a valid tag are against City and County Ordinance and must be removed immediately. Backing the vehicle into your driveway will not exempt you from this city ordinance. You may store non-working vehicles and vehicles without a tag in your garage or backyard, but not visible from the street.
TRASH & RECYCLING CONTAINERS:
TRASH PICKUP DAY: Trash is collected on Tuesdays mornings. Per City of Tallahassee Code, all Trash and Recycling Containers must be rolled back by Tuesday evening. Such containers shall be stored within the residence, carport, garage, or other building or stored adjacent to the front, side, or rear wall of the residence. See City of Tallahassee Municipal Code: ARTICLE XI. – SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL, DIVISION 1. – GENERALLY, Sec. 21-487. – Residential waste and recovered materials., (b) Storage and placement of containers., Refuse and recovered material containers for single-family residential establishments., a.
If Trash and Recycling Containers are left out front there will be a $75.00 charge for the first offense, $100 per offense after that. After the third offense your trashcans will be removed by the City of Tallahassee.
UNWANTED ITEMS: Per City/County Ordinance, any electronic items (items that run on batteries or plugs into an outlet) and paint placed by the street will not be picked up by City of Tallahassee on trash day. Please visit www.leoncountyfl.gov/recycling for information or take your electronics to 7550 Apalachee Parkway on Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Code Enforcement will be notified of any alleged violators.
LITTERING/DUMPING/YARD TRASH: Per City Ordinance, yard clippings must not exceed the length and diameter requirements. If you will be doing massive brush clearing or tree trimming, you may call the City of Tallahassee to schedule a special pickup. Due to safety issues, you may not at anytime place your clippings in the street or in a way that will block other driver’s line of sight. The HOA will assess a $75 fine for first offense, $100 per offense after, for littering/dumping of items including but not limited to refuse, yard material, mowed grass, leaves, limbs, sand/dirt, etc. onto HOA Common areas such as streets and drainage ditches (property owned by HOA).
HOME AND YARD MAINTENANCE: First impressions count! We aim to be the best looking working class neighborhood in Leon County. That means as one drives through the community, they will see well maintained modest homes and yards. While City Ordinance regulates open storage, broken down fences, unkempt lawns, your HOA encourage every homeowner to make their home from the street as attractive as possible.
This means pressure washing the home and pavement as needed, trimming shrubs and trees, repairing broken fences, cleaning gutters, and keeping the lawns green and cut on a regular basis. During the growing season, you may need to cut your grass at least once every 2 weeks and in the winter, apply weed control treatments to minimize weed bloom.
You are also reminded that our community has abundant wildlife, such as frogs, snakes, turtles, possums, squirrels and other critters who love our homes as much as we do. By maintaining your property, you are ensuring that these populations are kept to a minimum.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Crime is always opportunistic and harder to eradicate once it has been tolerated and allowed to take root. Please report suspicious or illegal activity to the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-910-4200 or by calling 911. You do not need nor are required to give your name and the police do not have to stop and knock at your door.
LITTER: If you see litter in your yard or in the street, please pick it up regardless of whether it is yours or not. This helps keep our working class neighborhood clean and attractive. If you suspect that the trash collection trucks are causing the problem, please contact the City of Tallahassee Solid Waste Division and report the incident.
FRONT ENTRANCE: We have worked very hard to make the first impression of Hartsfield Village III an attractive one. Parents waiting with their children at the school bus stop must pull completely off the street and encouraged not to litter. The Homeowner’s Association requests that you please remove your signs for Yard Sales, Lost Animals, etc, when they are no longer needed.
FOR RENT/SALE SIGNS: These signs are allowed in the yard of the property to be rented and at the corners of interior streets to provide direction. Please do not place them at the entrance to the neighborhood. They will be removed.
SOLICITING: To encourage safety of our residents, individuals and groups are prohibited from going door to door peddling wares of any kind at any time.