Tips For Summer

Happy Summer!!! School is out for many and there will be more children out and about on the neighborhood streets over the coming weeks. Here are a few reminders we hope you find helpful.

Golf cart rules: All golf carts on Avila streets must be registered and numbered with the Association Office. Please remember that operators of golf carts must adhere to all traffic safety rules, be 16 years of age or older, and in possession of a valid Driver’s License. Operators may use a Learner’s Permit but must be accompanied by a person in possession of a valid Driver’s License. A violation will result in a fine.

Road safety: Avila’s speed limit is 25 mph and is strictly enforced by radar. Please use caution and be aware of pedestrians and cyclists! Pedestrians and cyclists should remember the golden rule: Pedestrians walk the roadway facing traffic. This gives them ample warning to move out the way in the event a driver is not paying attention. Cyclists should ride bikes with traffic and follow all traffic safety rules (including adhering to stop signs).

Resident vacations: If you are leaving for the weekend or even a longer period of time, it is best to notify the Association Office or Security of your absence. This allows us to keep an extra eye on your home and gives you the opportunity to provide important instructions to Security during your absence (remove excessive newspapers, allowing entry to pet sitters, or limiting access to your home).

Community fishing: Fishing in Avila’s lakes is prohibited unless approval is given from a resident living at a property located at the lake. Residents are free to fish in the common area lake located off of Millan de Avila before you reach Moradas de Avila.

Animal safety: Do not leave food out for animals. It encourages unwanted wildlife to visit your homesite. Dogs must be on a leash.

Hurricane season preparation tips
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Generator safety
: If your home is equipped with a generator, it is a good idea to have it serviced regularly to ensure they are no unknown issues with it. Due to the close proximity of the homes in Sedona, place portable gas generators at an appropriate distance from any structure to ensure everyone’s safety.

Prepare your home: Trees and shrubbery around your home should be well-trimmed so they are wind resistant. Deadwood should be removed from trees so they don’t become missiles. Clear any material from gutters and downspouts. Pool equipment, lawn furniture, garbage cans, and other loose items should be brought indoors. These items most commonly become missiles during high wind. A common precaution for pool furniture is to just throw it in the pool until winds subside.

To review other tips and notices for the summer season and beyond, please review our other blog posts. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Association Office at (813) 949-9768 or contact us via email at [email protected]