Welcome to Sevilla At World Commerce Center

To Our Residents,

Spring is here and it’s time to bring our residents up to date on what has been transpiring behind the scenes in our community.

First and foremost is an issue that has had many of our residents very concerned. Over the last several years, there have been numerous complaints about speeding in our neighborhood, so the board decided to take action and contact the St. John’s County Traffic Division. A representative from the Traffic Division set up monitoring in Sevilla to determine the severity of the issue and our eligibility for remediation. The majority of traffic came within 10 MPH of the speed limit with a small percentage well exceeding the speed limit.

At our February 10th Board meeting, we met with the Traffic Division representative and reviewed the results of their study. The representative advised us that our posted speed limit of 20 MPH was apparently a decision between the developer and the Development Authority and by state law is not an enforceable speed limit; therefore the Sheriff’s department cannot issue speeding tickets. Note: if someone was found to be exceeding the speed limit in an egregious manner they could be ticketed for reckless driving. As a result of the study, however, the county will have to change the speed limit to 25 MPH and we have no choice in this matter. While this sounds alarming, once this is done (sometime in the next month), the County will be able to issue speeding tickets and there will be an increased enforcing of the speed limit along with parking enforcement (i.e. parking on both sides therefore blocking the roadway, parking by fire hydrants, etc.). The Traffic Division will also be conducting a study to see if marked crossings for our children are warranted. In addition, if you have a hearing or vision impaired member of your family you may obtain a sign designating this on your street by making an application to the St. John’s County Traffic Division.

Along these lines of traffic safety, the board would encourage all parent. to inform your children of their responsibility to play, bicycle, skateboard, and cross the streets in a safe manner.

For any questions about the speed limit change or the traffic study, please contact Rachel Walton from the St. John’s County Traffic Division at 904-209-0170.

The board is also very proud of the accomplishments made in the past year.

First among these and one we are most thrilled with is the completion of our major irrigation system upgrade. All irrigation zones are now hard-wired and internet-controlled, which substantially increases the reliability of the system. We can now say with confidence that the system is operating as intended and should last us many more years of trouble-free service. We are continuing to monitor the system on a daily basis to ensure that all zones are operating as they should; in the event that you have problems with your personal irrigation system, you should contact a repair company and either use the designated weekend maintenance or contact Leland to schedule a maintenance window at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment with your repair company.

We have, as many of you are aware, obtained a new Property Management company and after a transition period, we are beginning to gain traction on issues, concerns, and customer service. We also have a new Social Committee that has been actively planning events; the next one is an Easter Egg Hunt on March 28th. Please check Facebook and our website for details. Looking forward, we are working with Valley Crest to update our landscaping and maintenance of the common areas to make our community more attractive. The Board will be doing monthly “walks” of the property with their service manager to ensure that our expectations are being met and conditions are improving.

We are also in the process of accomplishing lighting and energy conservation in order to reduce our rather large electric bill. One of the first projects was to replace all lights at the clubhouse with energy-efficient LEDs, as well as updating our front entrance lighting with LEDs.
As you will have noticed, there is a new shade structure and picnic tables at the playground, updated pool signs, and several aspects of the clubhouse have been fixed or repaired. The website has been updated and an operating model for the Sevilla Board has been created. The drainage swale behind Casa Sevilla has also been dredged and a maintenance agreement with Valley Crest has been secured to keep the swale functioning as intended.

In closing, we encourage all of our residents to come to the HOA board meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. We also would like you to enjoy the events that our Social Committee are planning and get involved. We could use volunteers for many of our committees. Remember, this community does not run itself and we could use all the help we can get.

Board of Directors
Sevilla Homeowners Association

 

For faster response to issues from Leland Management you can email Amanda Schraff (our manager) at aschraff@lelandmanagement.com.

Reminder:  The Next Community Yard Sale will be held on the 3rd Saturday in April

Welcome to the Sevilla at World Commerce Homeowners Association website. The website will provide pertinent information for every homeowner, as well as timely news and upcoming events. For visitors to our site, welcome! Sevilla is a deed restricted community in rural St Augustine near the World Golf Village and World Golf Hall of Fame. The community is fully built out with 405 units set in a Mediterranean motif. The individual single family units are interspersed among lakes and preserve areas. An attractive Amenity Center includes a clubhouse that can be rented for special occasions, a community swimming pool and children’s water feature, and a spacious play ground with play equipment and basketball area. The area is pristine and centrally located between the St. John’s River and the Atlantic Ocean. Many public beaches have easy access with parking available. Historic St. Augustine is about a 20 minute drive away. The community infrastructure includes an unique consumptive use permit that allows us to irrigate our yards using reclaimed water from our lakes. The lakes can be refilled to a certain level by using wells as outlined in our agreement with the St. John’s River Water Management District. This amounts to a huge savings to homeowners as irrigation is included in a modest HOA yearly assessment. The HOA assessment allows us to provide upkeep on the above-mentioned amenities as well as providing landscaping care for all common areas. The money’s collected also help us keep our irrigation equipment in proper repair. for every homeowner, as well as timely news and upcoming events. For visitors to our site, welcome!  Sevilla is a deed restricted community in rural St Augustine near the World Golf Village and World Golf Hall of Fame.  The community is fully built out with 405 units set in a Mediterranean motif.  The individual single family units are interspersed among lakes and preserve areas.  An attractive Amenity Center includes a clubhouse that can be rented for special occasions, a community swimming pool and children’s water feature, and a spacious play ground with play equipment and basketball area.  The area is pristine and centrally located between the St. John’s River and the Atlantic Ocean.  Many public beaches have easy access with parking available.  Historic St. Augustine is about a 20 minute drive away.  The community infrastructure includes an unique consumptive use permit that allows us to irrigate our yards using reclaimed water from our lakes.  The lakes can be refilled to a certain level by using wells as outlined in our agreement with the St. John’s River Water Management District.  This amounts to a huge savings to homeowners as irrigation is included in a modest HOA yearly assessment.  The HOA assessment allows us to provide upkeep on the above-mentioned amenities as well as providing landscaping care for all common areas. The money’s collected also help us keep our irrigation equipment in proper repair.

Sevilla Homeowner Information

HOA Assessment Payment Information

Due to the transition of our new management company and the coordination of transferring information from our previous  company, Web Portal HOA assessment information will be available as soon as all information is completed.  This will occur very soon.  Keep in mind that the 2015 assessments will remain the same as last year’s – $500.  The due date will also remain January 1, 2015 (Note that an extension for payment has been applied, for this year only, until February 1, 2015)

 

Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Sevilla clubhouse. All Sevilla residents are welcome to attend.  You can view the meeting minutes under the Board Documents tab on the Sevilla Links navigation bar.

Welcome our New Community Management Company

Leland would like to welcome Sevilla at World Commerce to our family, we are pleased that you have entrusted the management of your community to us and look forward to working with all of you.  Leland is committed to providing you the highest levels of service and will do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition.   Please feel free to contact us at aschraff@lelandmanagement.com or visit our website at http://lelandmanagement.com if you have any questions or need additional information.

 About Leland Management

Leland Management is an industry leader in the community association management field.   Known for our excellent service, innovations in education, team focus and commitment to technology,   Leland Management has grown from humble beginnings into one of Florida’s premier community association management firms serving over 450 community associations throughout Florida with offices in Orlando, Rockledge, Amelia Island, Clermont, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Palm Coast,  Orange Park, St. Augustine, Clearwater, Lecanto, Eustis, Satellite Beach,  and Tampa.

Leland Management is a family owned company with all of the resources of a large Association Management firm but with the focus and personal customer service of a family owned business.  “Being a family owned business has been very important to the success of our company.  Although we are large enough to have all the resources of a national company, we are also able to maintain the flexibility and accountability of a family owned private company.   We maintain a personal interest in the success of our communities and are readily accessible should an issue arise or quick decision is needed.  This is one of the areas that sets us apart from other management companies. ”      Rebecca Furlow, President, Leland Management.

Leland has consistently made education an integral part of our company mission and became the first management company in Florida to be approved by the state to provide accredited Board Certification Courses.   Leland is also the leading educational provider for Florida Community Association Professionals organization (FCAP).  These accomplishments would not have been attainable if not for the leadership of the senior team who have personally taken steps to further the company’s goals.  David Furlow, COO, is a member of the CAI’s Florida Legislative Alliance (CAI-FLA) and is the President of the Chief Executive Offices of Management Companies (CEOMC).  Rebecca Furlow, Gary van der Laan (PCAM), and Dee Belet (PCAM) are current or past Presidents of Florida CAI chapters.   Gary was named to the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee of the Florida Bar in 2013.  Tracey Clement, Director of Human Resources, was named to the Board of Directors for the Employee Assistance Program of Florida in 2014.  These positions and those held by many others on the team allow Leland to positively advocate for the improvement of community association changes in the industry and utilize a progressive and forward thinking company philosophy.

Leland is fortunate to have been recognized for their work by leading organizations in the industry, most notably achieving the designation as CAI’s Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC).  Also noteworthy are the many communities that have been nominated and honored as Florida Communities of Excellence. The Leland team has also been decorated extensively, including CFO of the Year, Women Who Mean Business, 40 under 40 awards, Women of Distinction, and Manager of the Year. The investment that Leland makes in their employees has resulted in the company being named one of the Best Places to Work for the past four years by the Orlando Business Journal.

Once again, we are pleased you chose  Leland for your association management needs.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

 

Amanda Schraff, LCAM, CMCA, AMS
Leland Management, Inc.
10175 Fortune Pkwy, Ste 906
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Direct Phone:   (904) 263-5129
Direct Fax:   (904) 364-2166
Website: www.lelandmanagement.com