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Common Area Maintenance
 
 
 

The HOA maintains the infrastructure, private roads, and other common areas within Southwind. We hope that you enjoy these areas and help us preserve them for your continued enjoyment and that of others. If you have any questions or comments about the maintenance of our roads, drainage systems, signs, or landscaping, don't hesitate to contact the association manager.
 
The Bluewater Bay (BWB) Golf Course owns and manages the golf course and lakes (except the lake on Baywind Drive). Residents are not allowed to cross private property to access lakes. If you have any questions about course access or fishing, please contact the BWB Golf Course at (850)897-3241.
 
Landscaping

HOA-maintained landscaping is provided under an annual contract.  Our goal is to maintain and keep the common areas of Southwind looking attractive and inviting to homeowners, guests, and potential buyers.  
 
Signs, Roads & Drainage

The roads and associated drainage (stormwater management) systems in Southwind are owned & maintained by the Property Association. The road system comprises the asphalt pavement, base (gravel or sand/clay), sub-base (compacted sand), and signs. The drainage system comprises swales along the sides of the roads (without curbs), stormwater inlet structures, distribution lines, outlet structures, lakes, and wetlands. Our drainage system relies heavily on the initial treatment of rainwater through swales, those slightly recessed areas on each side of the roads. The swales should be low enough to allow for water to flow easily off the pavement into the low area of the swale. The low area of the swale should be at least 6" below the edge of the pavement. Allowance should be made for grass growth. Swales should be maintained in a fashion that accepts and holds water from the roadway; this detail is critical to minimizing the amount of water we ask our piping system to convey. Once the swale is full, it should be designed to overflow downstream towards the nearest drain. Introducing additional water into the community stormwater management system is prohibited and will reduce its limited capacity. This includes but is not limited to, pool backwash drains, cooling well overflows, rain gutter underground roof conductors, and water generated from roofs, driveways, and other impervious areas. The Association Property Manager is available to meet with you to review the drainage plan for your property.