Saturday, May 1 was the Annual Board of Directors Landscape review. Some of you may have received a notice in your mailbox. The Board of Directors wants to acknowledge that the majority of the yards in our neighborbood have made great improvements over the last year. The majority of the notices this year are summed up with two items: Bare spots in grass / grass needs improvement, and mailboxes needing to be cleaned.  52 out of the 72 lots in Botany Bayou had no issues observed. Eight (8) lots were observed needing minor grass TLC, and eight (8) lots were observed needing mailbox improvements.

We all understand the challenges of maintaining a healthy yard of grass in the harsh Florida weather. But the right grass with the right care can look healthy year round. Most of the mailboxes can easily be cleaned by using a regular store bought rust remover or mildew remover.

A friendly reminder, it is each individual’s responsibility to clean and maintain your own mailbox. As many of you know, Jillian Doyle has volunteered her time to paint and refresh mailboxes and continues to do so for a small donation made out to charity (usually Alaqua). It is not Jillian‘s job nor her responsibility to take care of these mailboxes, this has been a volunteer effort and the Board thanks Jillian for her continued work and efforts in Botany Bayou. Each member of the association is responsible for painting their own mailbox when needed. 
Again the Board wants to thank all members who have taken the time and effort to improve the appearance of the homes and landscaping in the neighborhood. We all benefit when property values increase and Botany Bayou continues to be a well desired neighborhood to live in.   For those of you that are interested, paint colors and instructions for the mail boxes are located on the Website.
If anyone has any questions or concerns please contact the Botany Bayou HOA Vice President, Ron Busch, [email protected].  Thank you
The Board of Directors

Electronic Mail Notification

Dear Neighbors,

The Botany Bayou Homeowners Association Board of Directors has been advised by our attorneys that per Florida 720 law, owners who would like to receive electronic notification must sign a consent form and that form must be kept on file. The Board wishes to continue to utilize electronic notification as the primary method to communicate with our owners.

 We have attached the consent form for each owner to review and sign which will allow the owner to consent or “opt in” to electronic notifications from the Board of Directors.  Only one signature will be required per lot and the signature must be one of the names on the warranty deed. Please download the form and either drop it in our mailbox at 33 Botany Blvd. or email it back to our secretary at [email protected]

The Board of Directors is encouraging each of you to sign the consent form to receive electronic notifications to further improve our neighborhood and the communication of association notifications to each member.   If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact one of the Board members.

Speed limit in Botany Bayou is 17mph.

Botany Bayou now has a speed limit of 17 mph. It also includes golf-carts and motor-scooters. Please slow down and be mindful of children and walkers in the street.

BB HOA Rules & Restrictions
  • All Trash Cans must be stored either in the garage or behind a fence out of view from the street
  • No parking in the street
  • No Parking over the curb on the grass at anytime
  • Please be courteous and pick up after your pets
  • Children’s toys and sports equipment should be kept back of the forward setback line when not in use
  • Homeowners may dock watercraft at the community dock for up to 48 hours at a time
  • Please pull the dock ladder out of the water after use
  • Any changes/modifications to the outside of homes require ARB approval
  • No boats of any size may be kept in the front yard
  • Boats may be kept in the back yard for up to two weeks for repairs.
  • No yard signs of any kind shall be displayed to public view except realtor sign
  • Gas motor scooters, motorcycles, and four-wheelers are prohibited for riding in the streets

The community pool is now open!

Please bear in mind the following important guidelines:
  • The hours of operation are 9:00 AM to Dusk as we are not equipped for nighttime operations due to the lack of adequate night-time lighting.
  • Guests must always be accompanied by their sponsors (owners that live in Botany Bayou).
  • Please no running in the pool area; we would hate to see someone injured as a result.
  • Children under 12 require adult supervision.
  • The Pool Restroom keypad code is 1620.  Please do not share this code with anyone outside of your family.    Reminder: please pull the doors closed after each use.  We make a great effort to keep these restrooms clean and operational.
  • Take all trash and garbage home with you. Do not put your garbage and/or drink cans in the restroom trash cans. It attracts unwanted pests to the pool house. 
  • Please close the umbrellas before leaving the pool area