With any Deed Restricted community comes the “good and bad” of Rules and Regulations. The Waterleaf Covenants discuss most of the community rules in conjunction with the Florida Statutes.
The rules are ultimately here to protect the value of our neighborhood. Most of our rules are enforced by our management company.
Covenants & Restrictions
These are the recorded rules of Waterleaf. Most of the common rules are addressed in this document.
The UF IFAS extension has done extensive research into plant hardiness and “Florida Friendly” landscaping. Our community allows lawngrasses, ground covering and landscaping that follows these guidelines.
Our ponds are part of the St. Johns Water Management District and serve an important part of keeping out community above water! Please take a moment to review the guidelines regarding our ponds.
What about satellite dishes?
Per Florida Statutes and Federal law your tech may install a satellite dish anywhere that will provide you with the best signal.
What if my neighbor is being too loud?
The City of Jacksonville has very specific rules about construction/lawn service, parties and general noise. They can be found here: COJ Noise Ordinance.
What about flying the American Flag or other patriotic flags?
You will need to submit an ARB request for installation of the flag pole only to approve the location of the pole does not obstruct view and is not within an easement.
Per FL Statute 720: Any homeowner may display one portable, removable United States flag or official flag of the State of Florida in a respectful manner, and one portable, removable official flag, in a respectful manner, not larger than 41/2 feet by 6 feet, which represents the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or a POW-MIA flag, regardless of any covenants, restrictions, bylaws, rules, or requirements of the association.
Any homeowner may erect a freestanding flagpole no more than 20 feet high on any portion of the homeowner’s real property, regardless of any covenants, restrictions, bylaws, rules, or requirements of the association, if the flagpole does not obstruct sightlines at intersections and is not erected within or upon an easement.
To view the entire statute: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0720/Sections/0720.304.html
What about repairing/replacing my mailbox stand?
Waterleaf governing documents require a neighborhood specific mailbox stand. You can have one manufactured using a number of local companies. Sundancer Sign Graphics is familiar with the requirement.
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Who do I contact with general concerns or questions about the neighborhood?
The Property Manager – E. Newbold-Semenov, 904-642-7547 or firstname.lastname@example.org