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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2019 Holiday Events

Our exciting Holiday Events are coming up thanks to our Social Committee.
We hope to see many of our neighbors at these Events:

2018 Christmas Decorating Contest Winner

December 1–20:

Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest

Judging beginning December 18th,
so start getting your home ready now.
Winners will be announced on December 21st.

First Place will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Sign in their Yard,
and Honorable Mention will receive a $25 Gift Card.

We’re looking forward to the festive homes!
(Photo is one of last year’s winners.)

 

Santa arrives in Cantamar

December 15:

Santa Comes To Town

1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Main Entrance Park
(SW 87th Court at SW 205th Lane).

Enjoy a snack of cookies and drinks.

We ‘ll be collecting unwrapped toys for the Cutler Bay Police Toy Drive.
Make this a great Christmas for children who may not otherwise get gifts.

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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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Special Meeting Adjourned Until January
Due to Lack of Quorum

 

gavel to indicate a meeting

There was not a Quorum for the Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 16th,
so the meeting was adjourned until early January, tentatively Wednesday, January 8th.
James is confirming availability of the meeting room–the meeting will be sometime in the first 2 weeks.
As soon as we have confirmation, it will be posted here, on our Facebook page, and sent by email.

As of October 25th, we have received 40 Proxys, 15 in favor and 25 opposed.
Those Proxys will be kept for the January meeting; they are still valid (for 90 days).
In order for the amendment to pass, we need 169 votes in favor.

If you have not sent in your Proxy yet with your vote,
please do so as soon as possible to ensure we have a Quorum for the January meeting.

The purpose of this Special Meeting is to approve a Proposed Amendment to Article 7.5 of the Declaration
which discusses leases and providing, in addition, for a 12 month prohibition on leasing during the first 12 months of ownership;
providing for a “cap” on leasing of 15%; requiring a security deposit and setting forth criteria for approval of leases.

Please read through the Proposed Amendment, then, if you haven’t already,
fill out the Proxy indicating a YES or NO vote, and return it to
T&G Management by mail to 18001 Old Cutler Road, #643 Palmetto Bay Florida 33157.
You may also email the form to admin@tgms.com or fax it to 305 255-0808.

If your home is owned by more than one person (including a husband and wife) or a corporation,
you must also complete a
Voting Certificate.
If you fail to complete the Voting Certificate, your vote cannot be counted for the Special Meeting.
Please forward the Voting Certificate to the
Secretary, Cantamar Homeowners Association, Inc
c/o T & G Management Services, Inc.
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 643, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
or fax it to (305) 255-0808 or e-mail it to admin@ tgms.com

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2020 Budget Adopted

At the October 16th 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 21st, 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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Cantamar Celebrated Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Party photo

We had a fabulous Mardi Gras Celebration
on Saturday, March 2nd at the Sandbar Sports Grill.
There was a good turnout and great food.
We celebrated with fun activities including the mask contest and
the selection of the royal court where guests drew pieces of paper to determine the court.
Guests who weren’t selected for the court were asked to wear the paper they drew.

Click here for more photos of the event.

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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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2018 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 16, 2018.
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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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