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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Neighborhood Projects

great neighborhood Cutler Bay street cleaning

Street Sweeping is now scheduled and the Pressure Washing of the common area Sidewalks will follow in May.

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Keeping Cantamar Looking Beautiful

no weedy grass--keep Cantamar beautiful

It’s Spring Cleaning time once again! The Association appreciates the efforts of our homeowners and residents
to keep their homes and properties in the
community looking good!

However, it seems that some have not watered their lawns sufficiently
and are in jeopardy of losing the lawn to weeds taking over.
Please check your front lawn and see if it needs water and fertilizer
as it will be far less expensive to do that now rather than having to replace the sod!

Please be advised no changes to the exterior of a home or lot is permitted
without the prior written approval of the Association.

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Your Board of Directors and Management company are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation. 

Due to the current advisories from the Federal, State and Local Governments
on the issue of containing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),
Board Meetings of the Association are hereby cancelled until further notice.
We will advise as soon as this changes as to when we will be holding the next meeting.

There will also be no Social Events held until further notice.

Safer-at-Home Reminder

We  want to keep our residents safe, so please follow all Safer-at-Home recommendations.
And remember, Miami-Dade County has ordered the use of facial coverings for persons
working
in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles,
vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible.

Check out the links at the end of the next story for the latest updates and details on Safer-at-Home recommendations.

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Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
about the virus.

Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

 

Some helpful links with additional information and updates:

 

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Amendments did not Pass

At the January 8th Special Meeting, the amendments did not pass.
Therefore for now the item has been tabled and we will not be pursuing it further.

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Congratulations to the Decorating Contest Winners

There were so many beautifully decorated homes throughout Cantamar, making the judges job very difficult.
But they have made their decision, selecting one Winner and 2 Honorable Mentions.

Drum roll, please…

The Winner who will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Sign in their Yard is 20705 S.W. 89th Avenue.

Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest Winner

The Honorable Mentions will each receive a $25 Gift Card:

20660 S.W.91st Court

Honorable Mention 20660 SW 91 Court

and

8850 S.W. 204th Street

Hoonrable Mention 8850 SW 204 Street

Congratulations to all the Winners!
And thanks to everyone who decorated, making Cantamar look so festive!

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Santa Visited Cantamar

Santa greets Cantamar residents

On Sunday, December 15th, Cantamar enjoyed a visit from Santa.
We had beautiful weather, and the children (and adults) enjoyed cookies, juice boxes, chocolate milk, and water.
Santa gave out candy canes, and took lots of photos with residents.

Click here for more photos of the event.

We also collected toys for the Cutler Bay Police Toy Drive. Thanks to all who donated!

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Turkey Raffle Winner

Publix Gift Card for the turkey raffle winner

Congratulations to Yamil J. of SW 88 Avenue, the winner of this year’s Turkey Raffle.
Yamil will receive a Publix gift card to purchase her turkey.

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2020 Budget Adopted

At the October 16, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting, the 2020 Budget was adopted.
Due to the prices for nearly all Services having gone up over the past few years,
the fee for 2020 will be $50 per month per home.

The Board will continue to do everything possible to save money where and when it can,
but in order to maintain Services and properly fund the Reserves and Operations, this increase was needed.

If you’d like to have a copy of the Budget and Budget Line Item Explanation emailed to you,
please contact T&G Management at admin@tgms.com
with the subject line “Cantamar 2020 Budget.”

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Please Pick Up After Your Pet

Recently there have been several instances of pet owners walking their pets and leaving the mess behind.
Please pick up after your pet and dispose of the mess.

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Annual Meeting & Election Results

ballot box

At the Annual Meeting on August 21, 2019, once again,
we did not obtain a quorum to hold the Election so the current board will continue to serve.

Many thanks to Pete, Orlando, Marco, Selma & John for working to keep Cantamar the great neighborhood that it is.

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New Paint Colors Approved

Your ACC and Board of Directors have approved some additional paint colors.
They also removed some old colors.
You can check out the list of approved colors here.

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Drum Roll Please…

Announcing the
2019 Annual Landscape Contest Winner(s)

 It was a tough decision for the judges, but we have a winner!
The winner received a $50 Prize & a Certificate.
Congratulations to the residents at 20631 SW 87th Court!

First Place Landscape Winner
In addition, there were so many great looking yards
that we also have a second place yard and 2 honorable mentions.

Second place goes to 8882 SW 204th Lane.

Second Place Landscape Winner

Honorable Mention to 8830 SW 204th Street

Landscape Contest Honorable Mention SW 204th Street

 and Honorable Mention to 20456 SW 89th Avenue

Landscape Contest Honorable Mention SW 89th Avenue

Congratulations to all the beautiful landscapes!

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What to do if you find
a Wayward Publix Shopping Cart

Publix logoIf you come across a Publix shopping cart in our neighborhood,
please call Publix at 305-235-2214, ask for Customer Service,
and report its location so they can pick up.

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Corporations/Entities Purchasing Homes to Rent

Cantamar streetscape

The Board of Directors and Management in our continuing efforts to make improvements
to the community would like to invite the input from our residents regarding home purchasers.

Right now any home in the community can be sold to an owner
who has no intention of residing in the home or becoming a part of our community.
Some buyers are recently formed corporations/entities that invest in homes to rent.
This is not to say these entities are bad or harmful to our community.

However, there have been some issues when
they have not responded appropriately to maintenance requests, etc.,
and some tenants have not always acted in the interest of our community.

The Board has determined a possible solution would be to modify our Association documents
to include a new rule that a purchaser of a home in the community
must not rent the home for the first year of ownership.
That may help deter most investment entities from making the purchase.
The rationale is to attempt to ensure that Cantamar remains a family-oriented community.

Please send a brief email to admin@tgms.com with the subject line
“Attn: Board — Document Change regarding Rentals,”
to let us know if you would be in favor of this change to the Documents.
We want to gauge if the effort required to obtain the two-thirds approval
of the community is a worthwhile endeavor.

Thank you,
Your Board of Directors

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Join the Community Concerns Task Force

The Board would also like to establish a Task Force
to work on upcoming challenges that our community may be facing in the near future.

Some of these issues include:
the construction of the new Publix Supermarket and accompanying shops
on Old Cutler Road near 97th Avenue;
Traffic and Transit issues; Security and Police matters;
Storm Preparedness, Planning and Response;
New Architectural items such as new Colors, Tiles, Pavers and other new materials/items
(some current items are no longer available), etc.

If you would like to volunteer and assist us in our efforts,
please send an email to admin@tgms.com with the subject line
“Attn: Board — Community Concerns Task Force.”

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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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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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Updated Banking Information as of 2018

There is a new Bank Address as of 2018. Your 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