Cantamar is a great community of well-maintained single-family homes
located in the Town of Cutler Bay, Florida (south Miami-Dade County).
We are well-located just minutes from shopping, major highways and Black Point Marina.
Our strong Homeowners’ Association with low fees
maintains Cantamar as a safe and attractive family-oriented community,
and also sponsors fun and free activities for both children and adults.

 

Welcome to our Website

The Cantamar Homeowners’ Association
maintains this website to keep our residents and the community informed
about our great neighborhood.

As always, any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Just email webmaster@cantamarhoa.org.

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Board of Directors Meeting

 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
at the
Palmetto Bay Branch Library,
17641 Old Cutler Road
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This is the first Meeting of 2019.
The agenda includes a discussion of rental policies,
potential new paint colors from the ACC,
and looking ahead at the 5-year plan for the HOA.

All residents are welcome to attend.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Saturday, March 2nd
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Sandbar Sports Grill
20305 Old Cutler Rd, Cutler Bay

Join us for a fun-filled evening!

Dress In Green, Purple, and Gold and wear a Mask!!!!
There will be Gift Certificates awarded
for the best Costume and Mask.

Cantamar is providing appetizers;
residents will be responsible for purchasing their own drinks.

We encourage everyone to attend.
This is a great opportunity to get out,
meet your neighbors, and have some fun!

If you are attending, please RSVP to admin@tgms.com.

Please note that this event is for Cantamar residents only.

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler! Let the Good Times Roll!

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More 2019 Social Events

Our Social Committee has planned events throughout the year.
We hope to see many of our neighbors at these Events:

May 4, Cinco de Mayo on the 4th!!! Sandbar Sports Grill, 7:00- 9:00 pm (appetizers will be served)

June 1 -20, Landscape Contest, Winner to be announced June 22

October 31, Halloween Party, Cul de Sac on SW 88th Avenue, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

November 14, Turkey Raffle, Winner to be announced November 14

December 1 — 20, Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest, Winner to be announced December 21st

December 15, Santa Comes To Cantamar, Front Entrance Park, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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 Like most people do at the beginning of a New Year, we’ve been looking around to see where improvements can be made.
To ensure our community retains its “most desirable community in Cutler Bay” reputation,
our Management Company conducted a very comprehensive inspection of each home.
As a result many homes will be receiving letters with the findings and how these violations can be remedied.

We hope you get into the spirit of Spring and help Cantamar continue to be a premier location to live in.
Our goal is to have our neighborhood in tip-top shape for Spring, so we can all be proud of our exceptional neighborhood.

Photo by pan xiaozhen on Unsplash

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Important Reminder: PODs

According to Article 7.7.7 of our Documents,
“no portable, storage, temporary or accessory buildings or structures shall be constructed on any lot”
(with the exception of sheds that must be kept from view).
This includes PODs, Dumpsters, and similar “structures” which are
not permitted without the prior written approval of the Association.
With approval, they are permitted for a maximum of 2 weeks.

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Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest Winners:
Drum Roll Please…

This year’s Christmas/Holiday Decorating winner is:
20660 SW 91st Court “Christmas Wonderland.”
This family will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Sign in their Yard.

Honorable Mentions go to:
8850 SW 204th Street “Happy Christmas”
(this home had inflatables during judging;
unfortunately, likely due to the weather we had, they were no longer there when we went to photograph it)

and
20705 SW 89th Avenue “Tropical Christmas.”

Honorable Mentions will each receive a $25 Gift Card.

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who decorated and made Cantamar so festive during the holidays!

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We had a Great Visit from Santa!

Santa visited Cantamar Sunday afternoon, December 16th.
It was a wonderful afternoon with cookies and hot chocolate,
and kids throwing the football and frisbee.
There was even a slight breeze to keep Santa a little cooler.

We collected a variety of toys for the Cutler Bay Police Toy Drive
to help make this a great Christmas for children
who may not otherwise receive gifts.
Thanks to all who donated!

Click here for more photos from the event.

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Would you like to join the Board of Directors?

There is an opening on our Board of Directors as of January 1, 2019.
If you would like to join the Board and help keep Cantamar the great neighborhood it is,
please contact T&G Management at admin@tgms.com to request an application.
You must be a member in good standing in order to join the Board.

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2019 Budget Approved

At the November 2018 Board of Directors meeting,
the Board finalized and approved the 2019 Budget.
This Budget reflects a small increase in monthly HOA dues
from $44/month in 2018 to $46/month in 2019.

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Congratulations to our Turkey Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Lisa Cardali, the winner of this year’s Turkey Raffle!

Wishing Lisa, and all our residents, a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Another Spectacular Halloween Party!

Our new Butler figure greeted all the witches and goblins (and princesses and pirates)
at this year’s Halloween Party by lighting up and talking as they approached.
And the weather cooperated for a pleasant evening—not too hot.

We had great participation in our Apple Bobbing and Costume Contests.
Congratulations to the winners: Nathan and Michael in the Apple Bobbing Contests;
Arabella for the Under Age 5 Costume Contest and Jada in the Over Age 5 category.

Thanks to Comcast for providing the pizza,
and to our Social Committee for all their hard work putting this popular event together
and providing popcorn, cotton candy, and the goody bags of candy for the kids…
and of course, to all of our neighbors who came out in costume (and not) to enjoy this wonderful evening!

Our Social Committee puts together the Goody Bags for the Halloween Party

Click here for photos from this great event.

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Important Information:
Street Parking

Recently there have been several complaints received by the management office
regarding Owners/Residents and/or Guests parking
on the Roads of the neighborhood
causing hazardous conditions for other vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

At the Board meeting held on Thursday August 16, 2018,
representatives from the Miami Dade/Cutler Bay Police department
as well as the Public Works Director were present.

They informed those present that parking of Vehicles on
the Roads of Miami Dade County and therefore the Roads
of The Town of Cutler Bay is prohibited in accordance with Section 30-292.
Any violation of this section can result in a fine/ticket of $150 per violation.

Although the police have not pursued this in recent years, that does not mean there is any safe harbor
from such enforcement in the future now that it has been brought to everyone’s attention.

We ask all Association Members, Residents and their Guests to please observe these rules
as to avoid the possibility of being ticketed or fined, and do your best to avoid parking
in the roadways and/or creating a hazardous situation.
Remember, you could be held accountable, and may be liable,
if anyone is injured or there is an accident caused.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation,
The Board of Directors & Management
August 21, 2018

(Note: Stock photo of street parking by David Beatz on Unsplash)

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Annual Meeting & Election Results

Our Annual Meeting & Election was held on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 pm
in the Feller Room at Palmetto Bay Branch Library.

We did not have a Quorum for the Election, so our current Board will continue to serve.
Thanks to Selma, Tom, Pete, Orlando and Marco for everything they do for Cantamar!

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Annual Landscape Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winner of our 2018 Landscape Contest: 8753 SW 206th Lane.
This winner will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Certificate.

Congratulations also go to our Honorable Mention: 8995 SW 207th Street.

The Board of Directors would also like to recognize previous winners
who have kept their landscapes in beautiful condition:
20515 SW 89th Avenue, 20631 SW 87th Court, 8754 SW 206th Lane, 8830 SW 204th Street,
20642 SW 90th Place, and 8984 SW 206th Street.

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Many Thanks to our Board and Volunteers
for the Independence Day Flags

Didn’t Cantamar look wonderfully patriotic for the Fourth of July!
Many thanks to our Board of Directors and the Volunteers
who placed the flags throughout the neighborhood.

Also, many thanks to our patriotic neighbors who flew the flag
and/or added small flags to their flower beds.
It really looked wonderful!

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Welcome our Newest Board Member

At the Board of Directors meeting on April 19th, Marco Fernandez was appointed to the open directors seat.
The Board was also able to fill the open positions on the Violations Committee.

We look forward to continuing our valuable work for the neighborhood with these positions filled.

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St. Patrick’s Day Meet & Greet

On March 10th there was wonderful weather for our outdoor St. Patrick’s Day party at the Sandbar Sports Grill.
We had a great turnout, saw a lot of wearin’ o’ the green, and met many of our neighbors!
Cantamar provided some delicious appetizers: chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, tortillas, chips and sauces.
Lots of St. Patrick’s Day items were raffled off, allowing many neighbors to continue the festivities at home.

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Special Assessment to Replace the Mailboxes

The Board of Directors held a meeting on January 19, 2018,
and passed a special assessment in the amount of $34,850.00 ($140 Per Home)
for the specific purpose of replacing the mailboxes in the community.

The Board of Directors, in an effort to make it easier for the members to pay
the $140.00 each decided to split the payments into two.
Any owner can make full payment of the $140.00 with their first payment if desired.

Each owner is responsible for paying the amount of $70.00 which will be due in full on March 15, 2018.
Each owner is responsible for paying the amount of $70.00 which will be due in full on April 15, 2018.
Please note that the day-to-day maintenance of the mailboxes will
remain the individual homeowner’s responsibility.

Please send payments to:
T & G Management Services Inc.
18001 Old Cutler Road #643 Palmetto Bay Florida 33157.

Please be sure to make the check payable to Cantamar Homeowners Association.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the T&G office.

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Updated Banking Information for 2018

There is a new Bank Address. Your 2018 Fees should be sent to:

FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK
PO Box 366249
Bonita Springs, FL 34136

If you use online banking to pay your HOA Fees, be sure to update the information so that your payment gets to the right place.

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Renting Out Your House?

Be sure to notify the Management Company if you are planning to rent out your house.
Potential renters have to apply to rent in our community, and an interview will be held with them.
Click here to read the Amendments to our Documents regarding Renters’ Screening.

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Do you know what our Documents state about
Parking on the Street, Lawn or Sidewalk?

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Section 7.9 explicitly states that all vehicles must be parked within Homeowner’s property (driveway or garage)
and NOT on the street, NOT on the front lawn, and NOT on the sidewalk.

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Do you know what our Documents state about
Signs, Commercial Banners, and Posters on our Front Lawns?

Real Estate Update

Section 7.23 of our documents states that No Signs are allowed in front of our properties
except for a “For Sale” or “For Lease” sign and
these are not to exceed 2 feet square (288 square inches: 24″ x 12″, 18″ x 16″).
The only other sign permitted is for an “Open House.”

The rationale for this is to maintain a tidy looking community.

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Check out our Bulletin Board for these earlier stories:

Mailbox Replacement
Renters’ Screening
Muscovy Ducks – Fun to watch, but a hazard
Online Bill Pay for HOA Dues
Don’t Lose Your Ficus