What are the governing Boards within Bobcat Trail?

Fairway Commons HOA

Fairway Commons is the HOA for the single family homes on Royal Palm Drive, Phoenix Palm Terrace and Solitary Palm Court; most homes on Coconut Palm Circle Drive and a few homes on Bobcat Trail. This HOA Board administers on-going activities within the Fairway Commons Community including oversight of lawn moving, irrigation system repair and tree trimming.  As an active participant in the Bobcat Trail Water License Agreement and Well Cooperation Agreement, the Board monitors irrigation issues that affect residents of Fairway Commons. The residents of Fairway Commons are also members of the Bobcat Trail HOA and are subject to the Bobcat Trail HOA covenants and architectural and landscape guidelines.

 Bobcat Trail HOA is the Master Association in accordance with these documents:

            Bobcat Trail HOA Master Declaration of Protective Covenants, Conditions, and    Restrictions

            ACC Guidelines for Existing Homes

            ACC Guidelines for New Homes

            Florida State Statutes - Chapter 720 Homeowners' Association

What is the CDD? What is its relationship to the Fairway Commons HOA?

The Community District Development (CDD) was created in 1991 by the Sarasota County Commission. To learn more about the CDD and its relationship to the Fairway Commons HOA, click on the link to the CDD website from the Fairway Commons HOA website home page.

Bobcat Villas Homeowners Association (Villas HOA)

Villas is a Bobcat Trail community consisting of 110 individually-owned units that share various common areas such as entryways, courtyards, and back yards. The Villas are governed by a Homeowners Association (Villas HOA) which by definition includes all owners. The HOA is responsible for exterior maintenance of the units, lawns, other landscaping, and the common areas such as the pool and community club house.

Why do I need a password for the Fairway Commons HOA website? How do I get a password?

A Fairway Commons HOA website password provides admission to important information:

  • Board information
  • Meeting agenda and minutes
  • Calendar
  • Access to the Resident Directory
  • Links to the other governing bodies

To obtain a website password, you must be a Fairway Commons homeowner or lessee.

You create your own username and password by finding www.fairwaycommonshoa.com on the Internet. The home page of the website will allow you to create your username and password. Your requests will be verified to ensure that the requestor is a Fairway Commons homeowner or lessee. Upon verification, you will receive an email that your request has been accepted. The process usually takes one-two business days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - GOVERNANCE

How will I know when my Fairway Commons HOA fees are due? How much are they? How can I pay them?

HOA assessments are due the 1st of each month. An Annual Assessment notification letter from Sentry Management Inc. (the HOA management company) is sent to the homeowner before the new year fees that are due. The amount due and instructions for payment will be included in the notification letter.

The Annual Assessment amount is determined by the budgeting process. A Proposed Budget is submitted to the Board in October. The Board usually approves the Proposed Budget at the October Board meeting. Annual Assessment notification letters along with a payment book, are generally sent to homeowners in November.

Fees for the Bobcat Trail HOA and the Villas HOA’s are handled separately from the Fairway Commons HOA fees.

Where are meeting notices posted/announced?

Notices for HOA Board meetings are posted on the bulletin board located at the community swimming pool and, by law, must be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Meeting Notices are also posted on this website.

What do I need to do to vote at the Fairway Commons HOA annual meeting?

First, you must be a homeowner in Fairway Commons. Second, you must have a Voting Certificate on record with Sentry Management Inc. (the HOA management company) designating you as the single voter for your unit. Each residence/unit has one vote.

I have visitors or a contractor coming to my home. What do I need to do?

Upon moving to Bobcat Trail, residents must meet with the receptionist (941-426-0808) in the Bobcat Trail Community Center (by the side entrance) to register with Envera, the company that controls vehicle access at the front gate. Once registered, residents use the Envera app to grant vehicle access at the front gate.

Does the HOA maintain a list of residents and phone numbers?

Yes. The HOA maintains a Resident Directory database on this website.

Note: To access the Resident Directory on this website, you must have a Fairway Commons HOA website password.

What is the schedule for garbage pick-up in Bobcat Trail?

Wednesday is garbage pick-up day in Bobcat Trail. Garbage containers (green), recycle bins (blue and brown) and landscaping debris may be placed on the street after 4:00 PM on Tuesday. All garbage containers and recycle bins must be returned to proper storage by 10:00 PM on Wednesday.

Proper storage means that all garbage containers are placed in a manner so they are not visible from the street, golf course, or a neighbor’s home. Storage in the garage is preferred.

What are the City of North Port garbage pick-up requirements?

A list of Garbage Guidelines has been published by the City of North Port. Some of these guidelines are:

  • One Sided Collection is implemented on some Bobcat streets. You might need to place your garbage container across the street from your house for collection or your neighbors might need to place their garbage containers on your side of the street. There seems to be no rule of thumb but check where your neighbors place their garbage containers. If you are still uncertain, contact the City of North Port.
  • One Sided Collection does not apply to yard waste and recycle bins. These items should be placed in front of your house.
  • Yard waste, such as trimmed tree limbs or palm fronds, must be bound in four-foot long bundles. Otherwise, City workers might not remove the yard waste.

To view the published guidelines on the City of North Port website, click City of North Port Garbage Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Bobcat Trail ACC

When do I need to apply to the ACC for permission to make an exterior architectural or landscaping change?

An application should be submitted to the ACC for every significant exterior project or change such as painting the house, installing a well, or removing a tree. When in doubt, always submit an application. See the ACC Guidelines for more detail.

Where can I get a Request for Architectural Approval form? What do I do with the form when it is completed?

Click on the Bobcat Trail HOA link on our website to find the ACC form.

When the Request is completed, submit a copy to any ACC Committee member; or send the form to AMI (the Bobcat Trail management company); or (better) deposit the form in the white mailbox labeled “HOA and ACC Communications” located just before front gate exit.

I want to repaint my house. Where can I obtain a list of approved colors?

The approved paint palettes are given in Enclosures 1 and 2 of the ACC Guidelines.

I’ve heard that someone will replace my light bulb on my front yard light if necessary. How does that work?

The HOA has a contract with a company to check light bulbs monthly and to replace burnt out bulbs for all homes other than the Villas. If replacement of the bulb does not result in an operable light, the homeowner must take measures to repair the light.

When can I put up my hurricane shutters?

Approved storm shutters may be put up on June 1 and must be removed by December 1.

Can I park my RV or trailer in my driveway or in the street?

Yes, but only for temporary loading and unloading. RV’s and trailers may not be parked overnight in the driveway or on the street.

Am I responsible for cleaning my sidewalk and street gutters?

No, although the HOA encourages homeowners to do so. You are responsible for maintaining and cleaning your driveway to the sidewalk.