Chances Are, You’ll Find It Here!

Take a test-drive of this site—you’ll find practically everything you need to get around except a golf cart. YES…the Master Board meeting minutes are posted right here! Check the menu under “Master Board” and you’ll find them, along with announcements, an archive of past e-newsletters, and more.

Need to change your address or opt-in to e-communications? Check under the “Contact Us” menu. The monthly clubhouse calendar and newsletter is here too. Make sure to bookmark this site and check here when you need the latest information.

board meeting

The Board of Directors of the Gator Trace Master Property Owners Association, Inc. will hold a meeting on Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at the Gator Trace clubhouse, 4032 Gator Trace Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34982.

The sole agenda item at this meeting will be a vote by the board on the Preservation of Use Restrictions in accordance with the Marketable Record Title Act. See related article on this page.

Board of Directors

Click on the button to see the current Master Board and Officers.

Board of Directors

Better Safe than Sorry

Just a security reminder that leaving valuables in your car is asking for trouble. Please be sure to safeguard your property — lock your vehicles and close your garage door.

A Bit About “MRTA”

Notices were mailed in late June to all Gator Trace owners of record referencing a Master Property Owners Association meeting being held July 8 to address the Statement of Marketable Title Action. What does this mean?

The Marketable Record Title Act, Chapter 712 of the Florida Statutes, a.k.a. MRTA, requires homeowners’ associations to preserve the integrity of their declarations by filing a written notice in accordance with said chapter during the 30 years from when they were first recorded.

At the meeting, at least two-thirds of the members of the board of directors must vote to approve the recording of the Statement of Marketable Title Action, which will retain the status of the declaration as the source of marketable title, and renew it for another 30-year period.

The original declaration for the Master Association is still in effect — no changes have been made. Further, the law states that even if the homeowners’ association community did amend its declaration during the 30-year period, this act to preserve the declaration must still be undertaken.

If you own a single-family home and this sounds familiar, there’s a good reason: Our homeowners’ association for the single-family homes have already completed this process early this year. (It does not apply to condominium associations.)

In summary, the meeting is a procedural step that will only take a few minutes. Owners are always welcome, but there will be no owner vote and attendance is not required.

Road Work at Gator Trace

Thanks to the crew and to residents for your patience and accommodations during the recent road work. They look great!

Where is my Master Association Q3 invoice?

The Master Association recently chose a new partner, Signature Property Management, for our bookkeeping and dues collection services. We hope that this change will ultimately result in improved service for all of us.

As you can imagine, it’s a big undertaking to keep track of all of our various addresses and get this party started. As a result, the invoices for your Quarter 3 Master Association dues have only recently been mailed.

Please know that we will not assess any late fees for Q3 Master Association dues until after July 31. Q3 payments are usually due on July 1, but during this transition, we’ll all be patient and you can get payment in or EFT set up during the month of July.

NOTE: If you HAVE NOT received an invoice (and have not already sent a chaeck or set up EFT with Signature) by July 8, please notify Joan Colburn, treasurer. If you don’t have contact info, use the “Contact Us” menu at the top of this page.

AS OF JUNE 2016: New Master Assoc. Payment Information

We have selected Signature Property Management to provide accounting services to the Master Association. You will receive your first quarterly invoice from Signature for the Q3 2016 payment.

Please check any statements you receive to confirm where to mail your sub-association payments; this notice refers specifically to Master Association payments.

A form to sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer is under the Forms menu near the top of this page; you can also access by clicking on the link below. If you were signed up for this service with our prior provider, you’ll need to do so again. Please see related article on this page. If you need the address to mail your payment, you’ll find it under the Announcements menu above.

Auto-Debit Makes it Super-Easy

Make it easier on yourself, save checks and stamps—you’ll never need to think about paying on time again. Owners, you can have your quarterly master association fees paid automatically through electronic funds transfer (EFT). Click here to view a printable signup form. Attach a voided check and mail to the address at bottom of form.