Summer is here, and the pool has been exceptionally busy with swimmers taking advantage of the nice, clean, and wellmaintained pool. It appears that a lot of the people swimming in the pool are not residents, yet they have access to the pool which tells us that residents are giving out their gate passes for their guest to use. This has created the need for more required maintenance. The pool is for Woodlake residents and their guests only. There is a limit of two (2) guests per villa and guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times. (For exceptions, please contact the on-site office.) All users must have an amenities pass. Do not let others into the pool area as you are responsible for all guests and any damage they may cause. Failure to abide by these restrictions may result in the suspension or loss of your amenities pass.
Beginning Monday, March 26th, the pool will be closed for renovations and will reopen, weather permitting, Friday, March 30th. We are replacing the pool chlorine system, repairing or replacing the deck chairs and the pool deck/bathrooms floors are being painted. With a little bit of cooperation from Mother Nature, the pool should re-open this upcoming Easter weekend for everyone to enjoy.
Many of our residents are still complaining about pet owners who are NOT picking up after their pets in the common areas or dog run area. This has been and continues to be a major problem here at Woodlake. If this problem continues, pet owners who do not clean up after their pets, in addition to the appropriate fines, will have their common area pet privileges revoked and will be required to take their pets off the property to do their business. Cleaning up after your pet shows that you respect your neighbors and your community. If you see anyone not cleaning up after their pet anywhere on the property, please report this to the onsite office. Once again, we respectfully ask that all dog owners pick-up after they have done their business. Woodlake will be offering monetary rewards to those whose information leads to catching those responsible for not policing after their pet.
We are aware of the damage that occurred to a large percentage of plant material during this past winter storm and freeze. This unattractive dead growth that you see will not be removed until we do our spring pruning as it will help protect the plants from any more freezes that we may experience before spring. While it may have hit the 80’s already in February, March has experienced several freezing events. Once we begin our annual spring pruning, (which will happen when we are fairly certain there won’t be any more freezes and it is safe to trim the plants), we will be removing all dead plant material. Any plants that are in bloom at this time will be pruned within a 6-week period after they are done blooming. A few examples of the plants that will be in bloom during the spring are as follows: Azaleas, gardenias, camellias, etc. There are a few plants that will be pruned in the fall instead of the spring such as Hydrangeas
Judging will take place on Saturday, December 23rd. Please make sure that your lights are on by dusk so that the judges can make their decision on who does the most creative decorating.
Thank you, Woodlake Volunteers
Woodlake Villas now has a Christmas tree in the community room next to the pool. If you would like to help decorate the tree, you can do so by adding an ornament of your own and placing it on the tree. The ornament may be homemade or purchased, we just ask that it not be breakable and in good taste. The plan is to continue putting the tree up in coming years and add to the community decorations over time.