The community has had a recent uptick in the number of community violations (parking, unit appearance, dog waste, etc.). In all most all instances once the Owner was notified, the violations have been either cleared or removed. However, there have been several recent incidents where owners have decided to simply ignore the violation notices presented by the Board of Directors. The imposition of a fine or suspension of common area access is now the BOD’s only next recourse. As a result of changes to the 2016 Florida Statutes for Homeowners Associations the Homeowners Association must allow a homeowner who is in violation of the Banana Bay Covenants, and subsequently fined or had their access to common areas suspended, the opportunity for a hearing before a committee of at least three members appointed by the BOD who are not officers, directors, or employees of the association, or the spouse, parent, child, brother, or sister of an officer, director, or employee. The role of the committee is limited to determining whether to confirm or reject the fine or suspension levied by the board. The Banana Bay Fine Committee will meet throughout the year as required.
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is tasked to review and either approve or disapprove any Owner request for any construction or exterior work to be performed on their Lot or existing home. The Banana Bay Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions grants the ARB discretionary control regarding the aesthetic impact of any construction, alternation, or addition on any portion of the Community. The function of the ARB is to ensure that Banana Bay remains a community of quality homes, buildings, and grounds that are aesthetically pleasing in architectural design, constructed with long- lasting materials and high construction standards harmonious with surrounding structures and topography, and contain landscaping and other site improvements consistent with the aesthetic quality of the existing homes in Banana Bay. The Banana Bay Parking Committee will meet throughout the year as required, with a minimum of once per quarter. The committee will be charged with advising the Board of Directors on all issues affecting the look and appearance of the Banana Bay community.
The Banana Bay Board of Directors is looking for volunteers to support three committees that will help guide the direction and future of the community. As many of you know a developer has finished construction of four of the front ten units on Del Rio Dr, with plans to begin construction on the final six units sometime this year. As a result of the new construction and other changes within the community, we are experiencing growing pains that are typical with communities in their final build out stages. The Board of Director is establishing two new committees and is looking for volunteers to support the new committees, as well as for volunteers interested in being members of the existing Architectural Review Board (ARB).
Would you like to volunteer your time and talent to one of the committees here at Banana Bay? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please complete our Banana Bay Volunteer Application Form to express your interest to the Banana Bay Board of Directors
Parking at Banana Bay has become a rising issue. There is limited parking within the community. With the increase in homeowners, long term renters and short term renters there have been times when tenants could not find a location to park. The Parking Committee’s goal will be to improve homeowners’, residents’ and renters access to parking during periods of peak parking congestion. The Parking Committee will seek to evaluate parking throughout Banana Bay to determine the extent of parking problems within the community. The Parking Committee shall be asked to balance the concerns of owners, long-term residents, and short-term seasonal renters, as it develops a plan to improve parking availability for homeowners, residents and renters. The Parking Committee will make recommendations for parking improvements to the Banana Bay. The Banana Bay Parking Committee will meet throughout the year as required, with a minimum of once per quarter. The committee will be charged with advising the Board of Directors on all issues affecting parking, including parking policies, enforcement, towing, and related issues. In addition, the committee will be tasked with identifying possible solutions to minimizing some of our current parking limitations.