purpose of the Grounds Committee is to oversee general landscaping operations,
tree and shrub removal and planting, lawn maintenance, tree pruning, flower
planting, and general beautification of the property. However, it is not limited
only to foliage and greenery, but also is involved with projects pertaining to
the installation of benches along our pathways, mulch, safety of stairways and
sidewalks, erosion, beaches, signage and virtually anything affixed, now or
contemplated, to the common element and enjoyed by all.
with the social committees, the Grounds Committee will periodically become
involved with issues associated with the Engineering or Vision Committee.
Highland Lakes has 167 acres of property and miles of sidewalk within its
interior and therefore, the task of maintaining the property is monumental.
Separate contractors are used for tree maintenance, fertilization, lakes
ecology, aquatic weed control, insecticides, goose control, shrub maintenance
and general landscaping.
can imagine the task of pruning hundreds of large old trees, a thousand shrubs
and maintaining the front lawns and common areas for the entire site. Highland
Lakes has a tree and shrub removal plan whereby the residents complete a request
form and communicate with the front office as to which shrubs they want trimmed
or removed and those that they want to maintain themselves.
a counterpart to this, there is also the opportunity to request a new shrub or
tree in its place. Any resident may, at a Grounds Committee meeting, request or
make a suggestion as to landscaping projects that they would like to see on the
property. Tired of looking at a building behind your home and want a fence or
treeline installed? Is there a small plot of land near one of the beaches that
would be a good site for a picnic area? The Grounds Committee is the place to
Click Here to Download an Request for Committee Action Form.
Click Here to Download a Shrub Removal Form.