Residents have reported increased activity of "outdoor" or "stray" cats in Twin Lakes. As a reminder of our Community Rules, "all pets must be kept on leashes when outside the limits of the private property". Also, please do not feed stray cats as they become residents near their food source.
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During the continuation of the Annual Meeting of Twin Lakes of Brandon Homeowners' Association on October 28, 2014, HOA Legal Counsel presented impartial opinion of our Board of Directors election. The opinion letter (available below) was based on relevant portions of Florida Statutes, our governing documents, and our election procedures. Three motions - made and seconded by non-candidate homeowners - were passed by those in attendance as follows:
- A motion to approve this legal opinion, the votes counted as set forth in the opinion, and the results of the election of directors announced was passed (after full discussion) by a vote of 57 to 9.
- A second motion to not open ballots deemed invalid during the night of the election and subsequently confirmed invalid by legal opinion was passed by nearly unanimous hand vote.
- Following physical counting and announcement of tallies, a third motion to affirm the results of the election was passed unanimously by hand vote.
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Board of Directors:
Please Note: The Board of Directors approved new Community Rules and Regulations during the August 13, 2014 meeting. Homeowners were properly notified in advance, invited to attend, and may now view the approved Rules and Regulations, as posted on the "Community Rules" tab (here).
Over the past few years, Twin Lakes has experienced several acts of vandalism in our community. Beyond the aesthetic damage, vandalism is costly to repair. This past year alone, the Homeowners' Association (HOA) Board of Directors has authorized over $2500 for vandalism repairs.
What Can Homeowners Do?
The first line of defense in preventing this type of damage is the community itself. Please ensure your children are not involved in any act of vandalism. If you see someone defacing or damaging community or homeowner property, call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office at 247-8200. Let the proper authorities handle the issue; Do Not Attempt to Intervene.
What Can the HOA Do?
Historically, the HOA has been very aggressive in handling vandalism. We will press charges to the fullest extent of the law and seek financial restitution for damages. The HOA Board of Directors is responsible for our community’s appearance and common area maintenance; we need each homeowner and resident to do their part. Please ensure your teenagers are not involved with community vandalism and report any act of vandalism directly to the Sheriff.
WARNING - COYOTES SPOTTED IN TWIN LAKES
We have received reports of a potential pack of coyotes in and around Twin Lakes. They had previously been spotted in River Hills and it appears they may now be prowling in Twin Lakes. The following link to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website provides information regarding dealing with coyotes in urban settings. In short, don't let your animals roam free and use caution when walking with small pets in the evening and morning.