The Meadows of Sarasota, FL

The Meadows community, located in a unique, natural setting, houses more than 7,000 individuals in single-family homes and villas close to downtown Sarasota and several beaches on the Gulf of Mexico's beautiful West Coast. Sarasota is a cultural center in the region, offering many opportunities to enjoy the arts. There is something here for just about everyone! Read more ...

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Happening Now ...

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• MCA Disaster Plan
Sarasota County Disaster Planning Guide
People with Special Needs (PSN) Application
Evacuation Levels Legend
"Know Your Zone" (Sarasota County street-level)
Pet Preparedness

To download a copy of the linked files above, right-click the link and choose the Save As or Download Linked File option. For more information, visit SCGOV All-Hazards.

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PLEASE NOTE—The Book Club will not meet in September as shown on the calendar in The Meadoword. The next meeting of the Book Club is October 11.

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SEEKING HOA MANAGER—The Meadows Community Association (MCA), located in northeast Sarasota County, Florida, is seeking a highly qualified manager for a 3500-unit HOA to manage the daily operations of the HOA, supervise staff, and support and execute the direction and long range goals for MCA under the direction of the Board of Directors.

MCA is seeking a proven manager with demonstrated skills in working effectively with the Board of Directors, staff, and community. Person must have excellent oral and written communication skills, working knowledge of Florida association management requirements, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and a strong track record of effective problem-solving and policy implementation.

Five years’ experience as a manager or assistant manager in a large association or small community and working knowledge of landscaping, water management, basic engineering principles, and certification as an Association Manager is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in management/public administration or equivalent education and experience is required. Valid driver’s license and bondable required. Salary-negotiable.

Email resume, related documentation (licenses, etc.) and references to or mail to:

Manager Search Committee (Confidential)
Meadows Community Association
2004 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235

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NATURE TRAIL CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE—The nature trail will be closed because of wet conditions. Closure signs will be removed when it reopens.

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2017-2018 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS—The Book Club has released its selections for the 2017-2018 season. Check them out and come to the discussion!

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ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES—Lisa Compton,, and Kathy Gibson,, are the inviduals at the MCA who may complete estoppel certificates on behalf of the MCA.

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WITH SOME IMPOSED LIMITATIONS BY SARASOTA COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS, MEADOWS SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE NOT PART OF A SUB-HOA MAY RENT THEIR HOMES DURING THE 2017 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS for a period of one week or more—but only from September 1 through October 31, 2017. The intent is to provide housing options for visitors attending the 2017 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, scheduled September 23 through October 1.

Prior to the MCA Board of Directors vote to amend the Restrictions last December, said homes could be rented only for at least two months and no more than twice within a 12-month period. Please note, however, that under Sarasota County zoning, a home rented for less than 30 days cannot be rented again for at least another 30 days. For more information, contact the MCA, 377-2300, or email

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THE US POST OFFICE PLACED A BLUE MAILBOX for your convenience in front of Lighthouse Property Management, 4951 Ringwood Meadow, in The Meadows Shopping Village.

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This Month..


• Assembly—Recessed till Oct
• Blood Drive—None in Sep
• Blood Platelet Drive—Sep 21
• Board of Directors—Sep 14
• Budget—Sep 13
Book ClubNone in Sep
• Craft Group—Sep 6, 13, 20 & 27
• Emergency Prep—Sep 12
• Long Range Planning—Sep 12
• Maintenance—Sep 13
• Safety—Sep 5
• Standards—Sep 12
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AFTER HOURS CALL LIST—Allows Meadows Safety officers to call residents after MCA business hours for urgent reasons like an open garage door overnight, a water leak, etc. Please contact the MCA,
941-377-2300, to verifty whether or not you want to remain on the list and that your contact information is correct. black line


RESTRICTED VECHICLE PARKINGSee Restrictions Amendment, Paragraph 9, 5/12/2016 black line


Sarasota County Waste Management (6/29/17)— Please note the revised schedule for trash, recycling & yard waste pick up: 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Sarasota County Fire Department (5/30/17)— Reminds residents that PROPANE GRILLS, HIBACHIS, AND SIMILAR COOKING DEVICES cannot be used or stored on porches, balconies, breezeways, or lanais (other than one- and two-family dwellings). Use of such is a life-safety hazard and in violation of the National Fire Prevention Code. Failure to comply could result in non-compliance fees.

Sarasota County (5/30/17)— Reminds residents that FERTILIZER RESTRICTIONS are in effect from June 1 thru September 30.

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)New transfer station opened at UTC Mall in January. black line