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Welcome!
 

This is the website of the Forest Lake Townhomes (FLT) Home Owners Association (HOA) of Fort Myers, Florida. It has been developed to serve as an information source for the home owners and the community.

If you wish to buy or rent in Forest Lake, please do not contact Tropical Isles or the HOA, as it has no role in the townhomes owner's decisions to sell or rent their townhome. Click on the Real Estate tab to the left on this page, for information on home owners units for sale or rent.

If you are a Realtor, or a Resident, and you are looking for the Rules & Regulations, or other information packages for new owners, or new renters, click on the All FLT Applications, Documents & Forms tab to the left on this page. Realtors, please also see the Real Estate tab to the left on this page for more information.

FLT Owners and Tenants, if you have any questions or concerns to bring to the attention of Tropical Isles or the HOA Board, you can email directly Tropical Isles (Carmen), Board President (Sherry), Board Secretary & Webmaster (Bob) or Board Treasurer (Jamie) via Contact Us. All RESIDENTS and the PUBLIC have access to the Welcome and All FLT Applications, Documents & Forms tabs which contain the answers to the majority of questions sent to the HOA, please review these tabs for more information.

All home owners become members of the Forest Lake Townhomes Home Owners Association. Only home owners (not renters) are granted access to the Members area of this website.  Home Owners MUST Register (top, left on the Home page) to obtain access to the Members section of this website. When you register your FLT ownership will be confirmed and your account will be approved by the administrator, and your login and password information will be emailed to the email address you provide. Thereafter you will be required to Login to the website (top, left on the Home page) to obtain access to the Members section of the website.

Difficulties Logging in? If you have forgotten your password, click on Login, enter your email (username), and click Forgot Password and the website will resend your password. If you wish to change the password that the website provided, while logged in, click on Your Profile, (top, left on the Home page) and you can update your profile information, change your username or change your password. For any other questions or difficulties accessing this website, please Contact Usand email Bob Spies.

Are you registered for CaliberCaliber is the management and accounting software used by Tropical Isles to manage our HOA fee payments, contact and email information. Please CHECK and ENSURE your email address is correct in Caliber, as it is this database that is used when the HOA sends out communications by email. Seasonal residents can now change their mailing address for Tropical Isles mailings easily between their FLT address, and other home address. For more information and to register, refer to the Documents & Forms tab. If already registered, access Caliber here. For more options on how to pay your HOA fees, click here.

Residents are required to register with Envera, which is the Security company that manages vehicle access through our security gate. A registration form is available at the Documents & Forms tab, and RFID tags are then managed by Carmen Alvarez (see her at the Clubhouse on Tuesdays from 7:30 - 10:30 am, and on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 pm). Once registered, you can manage a guests list, identifying people and vehicles that you permit to enter FLT, using the Envera community portal, for more info click here. If already registered, access Envera here.  

Are you registered for Nextdoor.com? Nextdoor Forest Lake is a free website that allows you to communicate and connect with your Forest Lake neighbors, including the ability to send registered neighbors a Direct Message. If already registered, access Nextdoor here.

Click on the Community Video (see below), which can be enlarged to full screen. View the virtual tour of the clubhouse and pool. This presentation was donated free of charge to the community by Boris Stanarius, managing partner of Wunderbar Homes.
 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Hurricane Shutters are required to be removed by Nov 30
Tuesday, October 18th to Monday, December 5th
The date set by the BOD to have all shutters down is 30 Nov 2022
 
M.   Hurricane Shutters:
 
4. Following a hurricane, the HOA Board of Directors will provide communication to residents as to the date by which hurricane shutters will be required to be removed. Homeowners who fail to have hurricane shutters removed by the HOA imposed deadline may be subject to fines, and will be charged the cost of having this work done by the Association.
HOA Budget Meeting
Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00 pm at Zoom meeting
The next Annual BUDGET MEETING of the HOA Board and membership previously scheduled for November 8, 2022 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY DECEMBER 13 at 6:00 pm
HOA members will receive a copy of the proposed Budget (by email November 7, 2022 if consented to electronic communications, or by USPS) in advance of the meeting. 
If you received your copy by USPS, Please consent to receiving electronic communication, and save the HOA the administrative and financial cost of hardcopy mailing. Obtain the consent form HERE.
Agenda for the meeting           The draft proposed Budget is available in the MEMBERS FINANCIALS section
 
++++Due to COVID19, this virtual meeting will be conducted using Zoom. Details are posted in the MEMBERS section under the Zoom Meetings tab.++++
As this is a meeting of the Home Owners Association, all Townhome Owners (only) are welcome to attend. The Agenda will be posted at the Clubhouse, and a link to a copy of the Agenda will be provided below, a few days before the meeting.
Quarterly Patio Inspections
Sunday, January 1st to Tuesday, February 28th at Your Patio
The next HOA Patio Inspection that was scheduled for October 11, 2022 WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE (DUE TO HURRICANE IAN). The new scheduled date will be posted, when it becomes available.
 
The HOA conducts QUARTERLY patio inspections, to ensure residents are not permitting snakes and other vermin from living in their patios and causing a nuisance to their neighbors and the common areas. The Rules & Regulations state:
 
H.         Cleanliness:
1.         The Common Properties shall be kept clean and free from all litter and trash. Members shall not allow anything to be thrown, or to fall from windows and/or doors. No substances shall be permitted to escape to the Common Properties from the dwelling units.
2.         The home owner’s patio area must be maintained by the home owner/renter. No unit is allowed to have any overgrown plants or weeds. Pet waste in the patio area must be removed regularly. Grass needs to be mowed and kept up.

~ Forest Lake News & Information ~
Bulk Item pick up on Tuesday December 6, 2022
NO PICK UP ON December 13, 2022.
Regular WEEKLY Bulk Item pick up resumes Tuesday December 20, 2022.
DO NOT put out at the curb until Monday evening before pick up.
 
2022-11-08 Solid Waste Pickup Update - Bulk Items Pickup has been further delayed
 
Carmen Alvarez has replaced Gisellie as our Tropical Isles contact (Mark's Administrative Assistant)
 
OCTOBER 2022 Financials - now posted in the Members Financials section.
 
 
Trash and Recycling Pick-up - The FLT HOA has rules and advice found here. The City of Fort Myers has rules and restrictions found here.
 
Wind Mitigation Reports are available in the Members section. Home Owners may submit these reports for their personal HO6 coverage. 
 
First Call Pest Control provides a pest spraying service included in your HOA fees. For more information, click here.
 
FLT Parking Guest Registration Instructions - For instructions on how to register guests in FLT parking, click here. For a demonstration on how the parking software works, additional advice on the system, and contacts for more help, click here. For information on how the guest parking rules are enforced, click here.
 
Please direct all requests for community related maintenance and repairs to Tropical Isles: Carmen Alvarez.  Carmen is on-site at the Clubhouse on Tuesdays from 7:30 - 10:30 am, and on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 pm (except holidays and vacations). Please email her using Contact Us, Or you may call her at 239-939-2999 ext. 218 and leave a message. Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM-5PM, Fridays 8AM-12PM
CLOSED 12PM-1PM for lunch
If you have replaced your townhomes windows with Hurricane Rated windows, please inform Carmen so that she may update our community database to indicate your home will not require hurricane shutters in advance of a hurricane.

 
~ Community Video ~

~ Community Links ~
 

~ Hurricane Prepardness ~
To track the predicted path of a tropical storm or hurricane, obtain the information from the NOAA, National Hurricane Center, Miami FL. Look for the App for your smart phone, for example  
 
To track the intensity of the storm, to see the areas of heavy rain for example, use a Weather App that provides radar information, for example 
 
For an EXTREMELY PRECISE map of the projected path of the storm, (you can zoom in to street level) obtain the ESRI Hurricane and Cyclone App, for example  
 
The HOA/Tropical Isles does not assist in having hurricane shutters installed or removed. All owners are responsible for the installation and removal of hurricane shutters on their townhomes. The HOA may offer advice, but is not responsible for actions taken (or not taken) by home owners. Windows, doors and the interior of townhomes are the responsibility of homeowners, so any damage resulting from homeowners failing to install hurricane shutters is the homeowners responsibility. After the storm has passed, the HOA will provide a deadline to home owners for having hurricane shutters removed.   
 
 
 
     
If you have replaced your townhomes windows with Hurricane Rated windows, please inform Carmen so that she may update our community database to indicate your home will not require hurricane shutters in advance of a hurricane.