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Sundance Thrives In Spite Of Water Restrictions


Moving the Sundance Annual Picnic from December to January, proved to be a positive move as more residents than ever attended the annual event. Once again Norma Sullivan and Efrain Orozco put together an afternoon filled with good food and refreshments, entertainment for the adults and children, and some great raffle prizes for dozens of lucky attendees. Even the weather cooperated for the entire afternoon. A very special "ThankYou" to Pattv Alfonso, daughter of Orlando & Marta Carbonell, who shared her beautiful voice in an acapella singing of the love theme from "Titanic".

Several new residents in the community commented that none of their previous communities sponsored such events and what a wonderful opportunity it was to meet their new neighbors. That's what Sundance is all about; neighbors caring and sharing.


The Association wishes to welcome to Sundance Karin and Luz Rozas, Richard and Sardia Gusman, Michael and Juana Miles, Maria Gallardo, and Lincoln Brito.


GRANDMAS SPECIAL: New, open top, battery operated baby swing - asking $45. Adjustable height port-a-crib with mattress and sheets - asking $20. Call Liz at 305-274-2845 or email at HRHLIZ@bellsouth.net.

FOR SALE: Handcrafted rugs and canvases suitable for hanging or framing or made into throw pillows. These beautiful cross-stitched and hooked pieces are made by the emotionally challenged daughter of a Sundance resident and are priced from $50 and up. For additional information or to see and/or purchase an item, please call Jean-Marie or Gislaine Lair at 305-273-1373 or you can email them at GLair3l4O4@aolcorn.


The Board of Directors of the Association met in January, February and March and one of the re-occurring subjects of conversation has been the recent restrictions put on water use in the Miami-Dade area. It is important for all owners to follow the latest reports in the media as they can change for week to week. To do its part, the Association has contacted the sprinkler system company to have the timers adjusted to cut back on the water usage in the community. Water conservation is encouraged, but cannot be used as an excuse for not cleaning areas cited by the Architectural Committee.

During the February meeting, Henry Betancourt was appointed to serve the remainder of Efrain Orozco's term on the Board following his recent resignation. Having a background in real estate, Henry will bring to the Board a broad perspective on ways the community can continue to increase in value.

The Architectural Committee has been hard at work assisting homeowners in improving their properties in time for the spring and summer seasons. All owners are reminded that at the annual homeowner's meeting, new bylaws were approved increasing the escrow deposit held by owners who are renting their properties and restrictions on use of visible front and side yards for vehicle parking. The new laws have been filed with the County and are effective immediately. Owners who violate the above bylaws as well as notices for improvements to their property are subject to a fine and possible legal actions. All owners are encouraged to keep their houses and yards in good repair to avoid notices by the Association. On a related note, all holiday lights and decorations should be removed from trees, poles, balconies and rooflines.

Mike reported that the electrical problems with the lights at the entrance have been fixed and the Association has also received compensation from the company that digs trenches for Adelphia Cable for damaged done recently to the sprinkler system.

Association Vice-President Richard Ruben and his family will be relocating to Weston some time this summer or early fall. Any homeowner interested in serving on the Board of Directors is urged to contact the Association and attend a future meeting to see if there is any interest in serving the community on the Board. The next meetings of the Board of Directors are scheduled for April 17, May 15, and June 19.