Our Board of Directors works tirelessly to keep Cantamar a nice community
to raise our families and know our neighbors.
This page details some of the Actions of the Board of Directors; items they and our Property Manager
have been working on for our Association.
A lot of what the Board does is behind the scenes and isn’t visible to the Homeowners.

Actions of the Board Cantamar HOA Cutler Bay Florida

If you have any issues you’d like the Board to address, please e-mail admin@tgms.com (put “Cantamar Board” in the subject line).

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February 2019 Actions of the Board

Once again your Board has been very busy. We hope all our residents had a great fall and holiday season, and are enjoying 2019 so far.
 
  1. Going back to last fall, we sponsored another successful and popular Halloween Party, as well as our Turkey Raffle, Visit from Santa event and Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest.
  2. We met with the Town’s new Mayor, Mr. Tim Meerbott, to discuss parking issues along 208th Street.  He indicated that the status quo would prevail due to legal limitations.
  3. We have been discussing a 5 year plan for the community to include such issues as landscaping, security, and hurricane prep/recovery.
  4. We worked with our Social Committee to plan our 2019 Social Events including our upcoming Mardi Gras Party at the Sandbar on March 2nd.

July/August 2018 Actions of the Board

Cantamar is already a beautiful neighborhood, but this summer has been about making it even more beautiful:

  1. On July 18, 2018, S. De Jesús-Zayas, President HOA, Cantamar; James Popadak, Property Manager for Cantamar, and Maggie Hurtado met with Maria Elena Levrant, Chief of Constituent Services for Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, District 8; David Cardenas, Chief, Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department; Antonio Ruiz, Jr. Division Director Department of Transportation and Public Works; Yanek Fernandez,Traffic Engineering Division, Dept of Transportation and Public Works; and Armando Vilaboy, Dept of Transportation and Public Works  to discuss clean up and maintenance of the canal on 87th Avenue as well as its embankment.
    The meeting allowed the different M-D departments to acknowledge the existence of the canal and to clarify which departments were in charge of the waterway and embankments in regard to their clean up and maintenance.
    We’re hoping to see an improvement in the appearance of the canal area and in the near future incorporating it into our overall beautification plan.
  2. And speaking of our beautification plan, the Board has hired the services of a Landscape Architect, Arturo Díaz-Llompart, to beautify and enhance the appearance of the front entrance. This is a project scheduled for next year.
  3. The Board held the Annual Cantamar Landscape Contest, where we recognized some Homeowners who went above and beyond to beautify their own corner of Cantamar (see the winners on our Home Page).

May 2018 Actions of the Board

Your Board has been very busy since last fall (so busy, we hadn’t updated this page). With Memorial Day approaching and signaling the beginning of summer, we wish all our residents a safe and happy holiday weekend and a wonderful summer! Here are a few things we’ve been working on for the community:

  1. Going back to last fall, we sponsored another successful and popular Halloween Party, as well as our Turkey Raffle, Visit from Santa event and Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest.
  2. We contacted the Town and Miami-Dade County regarding beautifying canal by our front entrance (87th Avenue). The County’s hired a contractor who is currently cleaning the vegetation and hurricane debris all along the canal. Barring additional rain set-backs, the work should be done beginning the last week of May.
  3. We have contacted landscape architects as the Board looks to enhance the appearance of the main entrance.
  4. We had our Manager contact FPL regarding light posts across Cantamar that have been stripped of their color coating due to time and inclement weather, and look forward to these repairs being completed soon.
  5. Our Manager let us know that we will be doing the annual spring Leaf Removal this month. This was delayed by all the rain, but we hope to have it completed in late May/early June.

October 2017 Actions of the Board:

Temperatures have moderated ever so slightly—Fall is here. It’s been a busy Summer and early Fall (partly thanks to Hurricane Irma) for your Board:

  1. Worked with the Town of Cutler Bay to get Saga Bay’s southern wall landscaped to improve the aesthetics across from our main entrance.
  2. Worked with the Town to fix poor drainage on 92nd Avenue and 206th Street.
  3. Requested the Town label 208th Street a RESIDENTIAL street so that only Cantamar homeowners (or their guests) with stickers can park in the parking slots currently being taken by trailers and other commercial vehicles. This request is still pending.
  4. After Hurricane Irma, conducted three inspections to determine damage, extent of damage, and how to best intervene.
  5. Worked with Richwood and the Town of Cutler Bay to coordinate pick up of debris.
  6. Ordered “Cantamar” signs to replace those that had blown away during Hurricane Irma.
  7. Coordinated with Terri Party Planners and our Social Committee to organize the Halloween Party.
  8. Began planning our Holiday Events, including Turkey Raffle, Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest and Santa’s Visit to Cantamar.

April 2017 Actions of the Board:

Spring is in the air (which means it feels like summer already). It also means your Board has been busy since the last update last November:

  1. Last fall we held a Turkey Raffle, our Santa Comes to Town event, and our popular Christmas and Holiday Decoration Contest.
  2. Just a few weeks ago we held our first (hopefully, annual) Mardi Gras street party.
  3. Our Landscape contest was a big success with many homeowners really sprucing up their yards. There were so many great-looking yards that we awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners plus 2 honorable mentions.
  4. Coming up in July we will be celebrating Independence Day by setting USA flags throughout the front lawns in Cantamar.
  5. In response to our complaints to the Town, a drainage system was installed on 92nd Ave to prevent that area from flooding during periods of heavy rain.
  6. Trees were trimmed throughout the neighborhood for improved appearance and vigor to maintain the beautiful tree canopy throughout Cantamar.

November 2016 Actions of the Board:

Boy, did this year fly by quickly! Here we are almost to the holidays again. That’s always a busy time of year, and your Board has certainly been busy:

  1. Worked with our new Social Committee Chair to plan and execute our annual Halloween party which was another big success. Coming up are the Turkey Raffle at Thanksgiving and the Christmas Decorating Contest (of course, any holiday decorations make the neighborhood festive, and all will be considered in the contest).  We are looking forward to planning next years’ events.
  2. Distributed a newsletter addressing the types of signs that are allowed on homes as well as parking issues. Your Board is always working to ensure the community continues to look tidy and organized.