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 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. last held a meeting on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Gator Trace clubhouse. When the next meeting is scheduled it will be posted here.

Board of Directors

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

Board of Directors

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.

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 that was 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 voted to approve the recording of the Statement of Marketable Title Action, which retained the status of the declaration as the source of marketable title, and renewed 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 completed this process earlier this year. (It does not apply to condominium associations.)

In summary, the meeting was a procedural step that has been completed per the Florida Statutes.

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!

Master Association Q3 invoices

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 was a big undertaking to confirm all of our various addresses and get this party started. As a result, the invoices for your Quarter 3 Master Association dues mailed late. 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 in July.

NOTE: If you do NOT receive an invoice (and have not already sent a check or set up EFT with Signature) by July 8, please notify Joan Colburn, treasurer. 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. Signature first sent invoices 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. If you were signed up for this service with our prior provider, you’ll need to do so again.

The address to mail your payment is under the Announcements menu above.