New year's greetings from the English Estates - English Woods HOA Board:
As English Estates - English Woods approaches 62 years as a neighborhood, we have come a long way from a pine wood forest to the thriving community of today. We are happy to welcome so many new faces and young families while thanking those who have supported us thru the years.
The past two years have been a challenge for your HOA Board, but I believe we have weathered the storm and made advances in keeping this a great neighborhood. We could not have done this without your active participation and membership in the HOA. On the back of this letter is our annual request for your financial participation in EE-EW HOA. Our annual membership remains at $25.00 per household. Despite the low cost, last year the participation was approximately 50%. We hope to bring that number up 2022. Remember only HOA members have the right to vote on relevant issues involving to the neighborhood. Members are also eligible for the fun stuff, like winning Yard of The Month. The English Estates English Woods Homeowners Assoc., Inc. is a registered Florida Not for Profit Corporation. All of it officers work for the good of the neighborhood, no salaries in a volunteer HOA.
In 2021 we did accomplish some of our goals:
Working with Seminole County officials, EE-EW is now designated as a Golf Cart community. The requirements for golf cart usage can be found on our web page.
The HOA Board meetings were provided to the community via "live streaming" and recorded for future reference. We will continue to provide this service to you this year.
We are working with the Seminole County's Sherriff to increase patrols within the neighborhood for safety checks and monitoring the posted speed limits.
For those who desire whole house emergency generators, we developed general guidelines which can also be viewed on our web page.
We worked with the City of Casselberry and VERIZON Communications for the removal of the Hunterfield Road Water Treatment facility and the installation of a monopole "Tree" cell tower.
We are currently working with the City of Casselberry's Utility Department regarding the replacement and upgrading of their watermains within our neighborhood's limits. Their work will be constructed in four phases, starting later this year.
Our Fall Festival was held with social distancing requirement in place, an estimated 350 folks enjoying the festivities. A similar event is planned for this year, as well as a Community Garage Sale and perhaps other events, depending how the pandemic unfolds
The "Santa Express" neighborhood parade was a huge success for all involved.
The latest information of the HOA' activities can be found on our web site, Face Book, and Nextdoor. As a special reminder, we live in Unincorporated Seminole County. Not the City of Maitland nor the City of Casselberry. Should you require permits for work or home improvements on your premises, contact Seminole County. I hope from the above information you have gathered a glimpse into the activities of your HOA. Please do your part and become a member of the HOA by sending your payment to us by check or PAY PAL and complete the form on the back of this message, returning it to us with your proxy. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Board.
Thank you for your support.
John Murphy, President English Estates English Woods HOA.