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Reporting Mosquito Problems to County
Posted on Oct 17th, 2018
If you have noticed an increase in mosquitoes around your home, please report this to the county so they can evaluate the area and treat if necessary: 

https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/mosquito-control

 

 
Drive carefully!
Posted on Aug 29th, 2018
Several homeowners have reported reckless driving events within our community. One homeowner had their mailbox knocked loose and another had their trash can dented and knocked across the driveway. Another homeowner has complained about speeding down certain stretches of road. And there have been at least two vehicles driving in the open grassy area between the 900 and 1000 block of Summer Breeze, splattering mud on the white vinyl fencing, tearing up the grass, and leaving deep ruts. PLEASE drive like your own child's or pet's life is on the line! Because someone's life may be in your hands if you choose to drive carelessly in South Ridge or anywhere else.  
 
Helpful Links for Community Issues
Posted on Aug 29th, 2018
Hillsborough County and HCSO have resources to help residents deal with issues that are not covered by your HOA and property management team. Some examples include civil nuisances (such as noise or inadequate pet maintenance), criminal matters, trespassing, traffic matters, parking of vehicles on county-owned roads, etc., which must be addressed with the appropriate county agencies. Click here to learn more about these helpful resources. 
 
No Trespassing
Posted on May 30th, 2018

South Ridge HOA has a "trespass authorization" on file with HCSO. The authorization is for non-residents on common areas, such as around our ponds or at our entrance. Once HCSO has been called, they will respond to remove the trespasser(s) and place them in the system for a trespass warning being issued.

If the same individual(s) returns they are then subject to arrest for trespass after warning. The person(s) would be booked, then released on bond and given a court date or notice to appear. At the court hearing, the Judge would pass down the penalty which could be up to a $1000 fine and court costs for misdemeanor in the 1st degree.

While we certainly hope it never rises to this level, we want homeowners to know the process of keeping our community safe and our private property common areas for residents only. You may call HCSO for a trespasser on your private property at any time, especially once they've been asked to leave and refuse to do so. 

 
Trimming trees over the street
Posted on Apr 6th, 2018
The county is now recommending a 16' clearance height of tree branches that hang over the street to accommodate larger trash pickup vehicles. Branches scrape the trucks, damaging their paint, and can break, causing a hazard to pedestrians and drivers. If your oak tree extends over the sidewalk, it should be trimmed up to at least an 8' clearance, and 16' over the street.