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Notices

  NEW NEWS:   STREET RESURFACING

  • The SL main entrance was the first SL street area to be resurfaced. Although the most difficult, it is also the oldest in the community. This work included properly inserting two bollards into the road to protect our expensive Telephone Entrance System (TES), as well as inserting new loops to provide safe gate sensor operation. 

When resurfacing in SL is done, the Brevard County School Transportation Department, Sheriff's Department, Waste Management, Post Office and others are notified to use the rear SL entrance/exit on the resurfacing days.  


  • The next area in need of resurfacing is the intersection of Sunward Drive and Sunset Lakes Drive and sections down both streets. That process will begin February 19th & 20th, weather permitting. Driving slowly to protect workers, observing detours and directions is needed.

ALL OWNERS PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR PERSONAL SERVICES  (LAWN, POOL, REPAIR, ETC.) OF THE NEED TO ALTER THEIR ACCESS/SCHEDULES DURING PERIODS OF RESURFACING. 


THE AREAS TO BE RESURFACED NEXT INVOLVE THE INTERSECTION OF SLD AND SOUTH SUNWARD AND PORTIONS DOWN EACH STREET.  NO PARKING ON THOSE STREETS IS ALLOWED DURING RESURFACING DUE TO THE LARGE EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH RESURFACING WORK.  


DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF TAR, TACK AND PAINT SPATTER AND SHORT SETBACKS ON THOSE ROADS, IT IS ADVISABLE NOT TO PARK VEHICLES IN DRIVEWAYS OF AFFECTED AREAS DURING RESURFACING.


FOR THOSE OWNERS WITH VEHICLES IN THOSE RESURFCING AREAS, PARKING IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COMMUNITY IS ADVISED IF THERE ARE TOO MANY CARS FOR GARAGE CONTAINMENT.  NEITHER THE CONTRACTOR NOR THE HOA WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A LACK OF FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS.


The worst sections of the oldest roads may be done thereafter, as can be afforded. Timing and scheduling during road maintenance is important. To promote longer life for our roads the new surfaces should be sealed at regular intervals as part of a regular community maintenance schedule.

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SPEEDING HAS CONTINUED IN SUNSET LAKES. This is a primary safety issue and the responsibility of the Association to address. 


Suggestions/complaints from Owners, consideration of elements that may affect property values, legal aspects per county and State Statutes have been reviewed. Our speed limits have been 25, 20 & 15 mph for many years.  Considering all information, the speed limit in Sunset Lakes has been reduced to 15 mph throughout. Strict enforcement may be considered for speeds in excess of 10  mph > the posted limit. Signage has been initiated and a short period of time for general awareness is planned.  IE posted limits remain unchanged.


If speed limit reduction is not effective to protect our residents in SL, the addition of speed humps may be considered, as suggested by Owners. 


Thanks to everyone who contributed to this important issue. Our goal is to provide our Owners and Guests with a safe environment.

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STORMWATER MAINTENANCE

The clearing of the 3 large culverts at the entrance of SL was done as ground water levels allowed. This is an important part of maintenance of our stormwater system. The Sunward Drive stormwater drainage easement needs to remain open and the culverts patent.  A few more recommendations will be implemented per Brevard County.

An annual maintenance plan should be done for the stormwater system in Sunset Lakes. All Residents are urged NOT to put yard waste, trash or any other fill in gutters, drains or drainage easements.  

                 

1.15.19 -  Owners who have been serving on the Due Process Committee since 2017 may continue in place. At this time one more volunteer is needed. Please contact Sentry Managerment - Sue Stewart is our current Manager at sstewart@sentrymgt.com for more information.


General Info: 

1. The process to clear the storm water drainage easement at the rear of the SE & E Sunward Drive properties continues. The drainage easement was first cleared of yard trash debris and overgrowth.  It was also graded to permit water flow and then the berm of soil removed was raked smooth, seeded with rye and covered with hay for the winter.  The first effort to clean culverts required dredging of excess mud.  The attempt to clear culverts thereafter, resulted in a ground water challenge.  The Senior NR Engineer for Brevard County has assessed our progress and recommended a few additions.  They are in process.  This effort is a work in progress and will develop as we go.  It should never again be left without maintenance for many years.  Every Owner abutting this easement has been sent a certified letter explaining the process and need to remove personal items from the drainage easement and not to replace them. Contact Sentry Management  -  Sue Stewart is our current Manager at  sstewart@sentrymgt.com for further information.


2. Please periodically check your trees and if they are hanging over the road, lift them to 15 feet to avoid damage to school buses.   


3. PUTTING YARD WASTE IN THE GUTTERS ENDANGERS THE PATENCY OF OUR STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM - POSSIBLY REQUIRING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TO CLEAR  -&/or BACK- UP FLOODING PROPERTIES DURING A HEAVY RAIN EVENT.  PUTTING YARD WASTE IN THE STREET/GUTTERS IS ALSO A TRAFFIC SAFETY HAZARD. PLEASE USE THE APRON OF YOUR DRIVEWAY FOR YARD WASTE. Note - Waste Management won't pick up plastic bags of yard waste or trash.  


4. If we as Owners engage a service to trim our trees or shrubs on our own property, we are each responsible to make sure they follow Brevard County Ordinance and remove those cuttings from the community at the time of the trimming.  They should not be left at the residence, in the grass easement, the gutter or the street. 


5. At a recent Board Meeting, sidewalk blocking was again discussed.  It is against Florida State Law and may present a safety hazard for our Owner and guest pedestrians. Our regular Deputy patrols and Covenant inspections may address any found. Please ensure the safety of our Owners and guests by not blocking the sidewalks with parked cars or other items such as pool drain pipes, motorcycles, yard waste, etc.  Note Florida Laws on Sidewalk Blocking in the Downloads section of this site.



Sentry Management Company

Sentry Management began service on July 1, 2018.  Our Property Manager is Sue Stewart at sstewart@sentrymgt.com


If you are new to Sunset Lakes, please contact Sentry Management, provide your contact information and request to have your personal code entered into the gate system, a remote for your convenience, as well as other information you may need as an new homeowner. 


 All Owners in SLHOA need to Register as an SLHOA homeowner on the Sentry website at http://accesssentrymgt.com/dx/sentrywp/index.html#. With access to your own account, you can check it periodically, as well as see a list of your neighbors.  This is a great advantage that other Management Companies do nto offer.  A tutorial is available to guide through the registration.  For those who do not have access to a computer, please call Sentry and set up an appointment to go to the office in Rockledge and staff will help you register. 


The dates for our semi-annual assessments (January 1 & July 1 of $330 each) and the amount have not changed.  The invoices for January 1st may be sent in December.


Some Owners have chosen to send their semi annual dues ($330) via check to the Sentry office in Rockledge addressed to: Sunset Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc. c/o Sentry Management Company, 597 Haverty Court, Suite 110, Rockledge, Florida 32955.  Be sure your check is payable to "Sunset Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc." and note your SLHOA property address on the check for proper credit.   If payment is made on the Sentry website by credit card, an additional fee required.  Cash is not accepted.