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Always Lock Your Vehicles
Posted on Feb 12th, 2021
Local Brandon residents have reported increased vehicle break-ins, currently in the Providence Lakes and Sterling Ranch neighborhoods. Home security footage shows several males canvassing neighborhoods between 2:00-5:00 am, which was confirmed by a deputy taking a theft report. The thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles and will take any item, even those of low value. Homeowners are reminded to:
  • Double and triple-check your vehicles are locked.
  • Remove ALL items you wish to keep from your vehicle, including garage door openers. 
Protecting the Roof Over Your Head
Posted on Feb 12th, 2021
Replacing your home’s roof is one of the most expensive and necessary maintenance projects you will do. Homes in South Ridge HOA are about 20 years old, which is the average life expectancy of a roof in Florida. Some “storm chaser” roofing companies may try to “help” you get your insurance to pay for a new roof. Be aware that signing an “AOB—Assignment of Benefits” could cause you problems with payment from your insurance company. Always check with your insurance agent and the reputation of a roofing company before signing any documents. It could be far more costly than you were promised. Ask neighbors for references as well, and find out who the “good guys” are.
Alligator in Ponds - Be Safe
Posted on Oct 2nd, 2020
Homeowners on two ponds have likely seen an alligator occasionally over the past few months. Like all native Florida wildlife, this is a natural habitat for them and it's possible to live peacefully with alligators when you exercise precautions. Keep small pets and children away from the water's edge, for example. Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn (similar to coyotes once seen regularly in South Ridge).
Educate and learn more from this short video from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 
Unless an alligator shows signs of aggression, they should be left alone because when one is removed, often another one will come in and take its place. Additionally, a relocated alligator may be subject to harsher conditions as it adapts and competes for food sources. 
Baby Tears in Ponds Costs HOA
Posted on Oct 2nd, 2020
If you are an aquarium owner and have dumped your tank in or near one of our ponds, it may have caused an overgrowth of "baby tears". This invasive plant must be removed once this happens at a cost of $1700 to the HOA. Please be very careful about dumping or spraying anything near our ponds, including fertilizer for your lawn which can also lead to overgrowth of some plants/algae. 
Helpful Links for Community Issues
Posted on Aug 29th, 2020
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.