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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Turkey Raffle Winner

Drum roll please… this year’s winner is Bernard L. of SW 89th Avenue.
In order to allow them to shop wherever they’d like, the winner receives a $25 Visa Gift Card.
Congratulations, Bernard!

We hope all our residents enjoy a Safe, Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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2021 Budget Approved

At the October 2020 Budget Meeting, the Board of Directors approved the 2021 Budget.

We are happy to report there will be no increase in our HOA dues!

If you’d like to have a copy of the Budget and Budget Line Item Explanation emailed to you,
please contact Sugeily at T&G Management at admin@tgms.com with the subject line “Cantamar 2021 Budget.”

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Select 2020 Holiday Events

From the “we have not been having any fun files” due to Covid-19,
we are pleased to announce that while we still don’t feel we can hold Association get-togethers,
we are going to hold the Holiday Events that can be done with appropriate social distancing.

So we held the Turkey Raffle (see above for winner).

We will also hold the Annual Christmas/Holiday Lighting/Decoration Contest.
Start planning now for your decor. We are looking forward to an exceptionally festive neighborhood this year!
The Contest will be judged on December 18th with prizes of
a $50 Gift Card to the Winner and a $25 Gift Card to the Honorable Mention(s).
(The photos above are the Winner and an Honorable Mention from last year.)

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Signs Policy Reminder

Cutler Bay great neighborhood Real Estate Update

Signs are not permitted on the properties.
The only signs permitted are as described in the documents in section 7.23.

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.”

So if you have any other signage it will need to be removed.

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Making Changes?

If you are planning to reroof or paint your home,
be sure to check our Architectural Guidelines page
for the latest approved materials and paint colors.

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Neighborhood Projects

great neighborhood Cutler Bay street cleaning

We have completed the main entrance landscape cleanup and renewal.
We also completed renewing the landscape in the seven smaller entrances.
We will do the street sweeping later this month (October 2020).

In 2021 we will be conducting the roadway tree trimming.

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Updated Banking Information as of 2020

There is a new Bank Address as of 2020. Your Fees should be sent to:

SYNOVUS 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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Keeping Cantamar Looking Beautiful

no weedy grass--keep Cantamar beautiful

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 being held by Conference Call.
We will advise as soon as this changes as to when we will be holding the next in-person 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 these links for the latest updates and details on Safer-at-Home recommendations:

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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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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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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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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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Check out our Bulletin Board for these earlier stories:

Pods
Street Parking
Renting Out Your House?
What Our Docs say about Parking
What Our Docs say about Signs
Publix Shopping Carts
Mailbox Replacement
Renters’ Screening
Muscovy Ducks – Fun to watch, but a hazard
Online Bill Pay for HOA Dues
Don’t Lose Your Ficus