Welcome to Chulavista Landings
Active 55+ Community

Q&A For New Residents

OFFICE REGISTERED GUEST 

Q. Why registered guest?

A. In the event a fire happens, Management will know more people are in a house. There have been instances of confusion in the past so please have your guests registered.  Registration forms are in the Rec. Hall (left of front door on the wall) and in the Clubhouse Screen room (left of French doors near kitchen on the wall) please fill it out and drop it in the mail slot when the office is closed. If the office is open, you can register your guests during regular office hours.

RENT

Q. How much is current rent?
A. $566, 
If you rent a dock or storage please add the correct amount to your payment. 

Q. When is rent due?
A. Rent is due the 1st of every month. Grace period is until the 5th of the month.

Q. When do late charges start?
A. On the 6th if we do not have your rent, you lose the grace period and charges are due dating back to the 1st at $5.00 a day. 
If the 5th is on a weekend, rent will be accepted on the following Monday by the close of office with NO late charges.

Q. When do you mail your rent in?
A. If the post mark is dated in the previous month and it is received late, there will be no late charges.

Q. How can I pay rent? 

A. Please NO CASH OR CREDIT, OR DEBIT CARDS. You may use Auto Bank Withdrawal, Bill Pay, Personal Check, Money Order. Please make sure you leave time for mailing. You may also leave postdated personal checks for each month. Please put your LOT # in the memo section of your check as that is how Accounting is set up by Lot #'s.

Q. When does rent go up? 
A. July 1st each year. Notice is sent out 90 days before rent increase.  

OFFICE HOURS

May-Oct: Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri: 9am-11am Thurs 4pm-6pm SUMMER HOURS

Nov-Apr: Mon-Wed and Fri: 9am-12pm Thurs: 3pm-6pm WINTER HOURS

PARK OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS

1734 Wheelhouse Circle, Ruskin, FL 33570-2764

GPS address if it does not work., try 1701 or 1702 Gulf City Road.

TRASH PICK UP

Monday & Thursday mornings (PUT OUT BY 8 AM) (COUNTY ORDINANCE HOUSEHOLD TRASH MUST BE SEPARATE FROM YARD WASTE OR IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP).  NO TRASH PICK UP ON **NEW YEARS DAY**PRESIDENTS DAY** MEMORIAL DAY** INDEPENDENCE DAY** LABOR DAY**THANKSGIVING DAY**CHRISTMAS DAY** WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.

YARD WASTE: AT THIS TIME IT DOESN'T APPEAR A CONTAINER IS NECESSARY.  YARD TRASH IS PICKED UP ON MONDAY MORNINGS BY PARK EMPLOYEES AROUND 8 AM.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL AND FURNITURE, ETC.  WILL BE AT HOMEOWNER'S EXPENSE, PLEASE CONTACT STEVE CHENEY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PICK-UP AND FEES ARE DUE UPON PICKUP. NUMBERS TO CALL ARE 813-506-0910 STEVE OR DEB AT 813-770-0867.

SEASONAL RESIDENTS

Our Park is made up with a little less than half seasonal residents. They start arriving in Sept. right on through Jan. Some go home for Christmas. Many stay here through March, April or May. 

ACTIVITIES

Our winter Activities run from Late Oct. until April for a set schedule. If you want to host an event there is a calendar in the screened room at the clubhouse, please sign up.  May-Oct. due to the weather we have more last-minute gatherings. Either way the Chula Family knows how to stay busy and have fun.  You can be as busy as you want to be in this park!

COFFEE AND DONUTS HOUR ON TUESDAY MORNINGS

7:30 am If you want to meet your neighbors for coffee and donuts.  Join us to find out what's going on in the park. We have a volunteer put on coffee at 7:00 am.  A sign-up sheet is located in the screened room, sign up if you would like to pick-up the donuts at your choice of Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts or Elite Bakery calling the day prior to reserve your order. When arriving bring your coffee cup- coffee .50 Donut .50; this will reimburse money for donuts.  1st HOA @ 6pm, FMO AS POSTED and Activities @ 9:30am meetings.

PARK MEETINGS Please attend the meetings!

1st Tuesday (HOA) HOMEOWNERS ASSOC. 6:00 PM

3rd Tuesday ACTIVITIES MEETING 9:00AM

TICKET SALES FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS

Why do I need a ticket for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner? Money is donated to the residents for both of these dinners by our park owners. We sell tickets to Residents and their guests ONLY to get a count as to how many people are coming Cost $5.00 per resident and $7 for guests.  Guest tickets are nonrefundable. You will get your $5.00 back at the door when you come to the dinner. Residents should buy their tickets early.

POTLUCK

Do we need to bring our own table settings?

Yes, exceptions are LADIES or MEN luncheons and BREAKFAST or winter BBQ.

Do I need to bring my own silverware to serve my dish to pass?

No, for indoor events. We use the silverware from the kitchen, so you don't lose your serving silverware.

Can I rinse my plate at the clubhouse?

No, please wipe it into the trash then take it home to wash.  

Why must I SIGN UP for an "Old Fashion Potluck"?
On the sheet that you sign up on in the screen room at the clubhouse, you will find columns marked Meat, Casseroles, Vegetable, Dessert or Salad. Please check one of the boxes next to your name as to what you will be bring so that we get a variety. Make a LARGE dish to pass Please so when your table is last you still have food. This type of potluck is free.

Why must I SIGN UP for "Regular Potluck when Meat is being made and served? You are asked to sign up EARLY ASAP because meat has to be purchased and then cooked for the amount of people who sign up. You are asked to bring a LARGE dish to pass.

PARK NEWS

Our Park newsletter is the Chulavista Chattings. If you want to put something in before the end of the month, see the editor. Winter is monthly newletters. Summer is once every 2 month. Birthdays and Anniversaries are put in there also so make sure Jane Nichols has your dates.

Our park website is www.chulavistalandings.com.  Webmaster is Sharon Dunlap Honold.  

WELCOME PARTY

A Chula Family gathering where people meet the new residents of the park and welcome back the snowbirds. Items are donated to be auctioned off. Snacks are served along with Wine, Punch and Cheese. Proceeds go into the fund for more events.

THIS & THAT SALE

Your trash maybe someone else's treasure- We are asking for NEW or slightly used items .25, .50, .75, $1.00, $2.00 tables. make your selection and take it with you. 50/50 drawings, Raffles and Big Raffel items will be drawn at 1:00pm. Lunch will be served. We ask for pies to be donated. This is the BIGGEST money maker we have all season. Donate, Volunteer, and have fun!

IN PARK MAIL

Q. What is in park mail?

We have a box in the clubhouse and one in the Rec. Hall that anyone can drop off their cards and then our in-park mail folks deliver them to our "in-park mailboxes" that we put at the end of our homes in the driveway. (This saves on postage) Please write the person's name and lot # on the envelope.  This is only done during the month of December for Christmas Cards. We really appreciate the volunteers who do the holiday mail run. 

Q. What is the Homeowners' Association? (HOA)

A. The official name of the organization is CHULAVISTA LANDINGS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION. Organized under the laws of the State of Florida and subject to Chapter 723, Florida Statues. The Association was approved by the Secretary of the State of Florida on April 6, 1984. The purpose of this organization is to work for the good and welfare of all members and serve as a liaison between Park Management and the members of the HOA.

Q. How do I become a member?

A. All individual homeowners with a legal title to a dwelling are members of the Association. No more than two (2) members per dwelling permitted. Co-Tenancy applies.

Q. What about Officers?

A. The officers consist of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three (3) members at large. Known as the Board of Directors of the park.

Q. Can I run for Office?

A. Yes. Any resident in good standing may run for office.

Q. When is the election?

A. The park election is held each year in February.

Q. When are the meetings?

A. The monthly HOA meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00PM OR AS POSTED in the clubhouse. The meetings are held from October to April.

THE HOA WELCOMES YOU AS A NEW NEIGHBOR AND HOPE YOUR TIME IN CHULAVISTA LANDINGS IS HAPPY AND POSITIVE.