July 29, 2021
Dear VI Property Owners:
With much gratitude to the nearly 300 VI property owners who signed the Consent Form for the 2021 Deed Restriction Revitalization effort, as well as to the many volunteers without whom this would not have been possible, I am thrilled to announce that we were notified on July 14, 2021 that the Department of Economic Opportunity (“DEO”) completed its review of the submitted Revitalization documents and have determined “that the documents comply with the requirements of Chapter 720, Part III, Florida Statutes. Therefore, the proposed revitalization of the VIHA’s Declaration of Covenants is approved.”!!!
As a reminder NO modifications to the DRs were made as a result of the Revitalization process and the VIHA is NOT a Chapter 720 association.
The Deed Restrictions (“DRs”) were filed with Pinellas County and recorded on July 28, 2021 (the “Record Date”). Therefore, as of the Record Date the DRs are once again enforceable within Venetian Isles. That means the following:
As I have mentioned in previous President’s Letters, the DRs need to be revised which could include deletions of certain DRs, modifications to others and the creation of new DRs based upon changes in technologies, property owner preferences, etc. The more input we get on these proposed enhancements the more effective they will be. The first step will be a resident survey that will help identify and prioritize DR revisions. We will also provide an opportunity to discuss the survey results and proposed DR changes in what I imagine will be a series of Town Hall meetings. I will be communicating more information on this soon.
The Board thanks you for your support and your patience during this protracted process and I look forward to having further conversations about how we can improve life in Venetian Isles.
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