Welcome to Rotonda Heights – a Deed Restricted community located on the southwest coast of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico.
The community features 1900 home sites situated around several beautiful private lakes and canals with many new homes being built each year. When you purchase property in the Rotonda Heights community, you automatically become a member of the home owners association, Rotonda Heights Conservation Association.
Rotonda Heights is in close proximity to Florida Gulf beaches where boating and fishing are some of the favorite past times. There are numerous restaurants, golf courses for the avid golfer, and other recreational activities.
This site provides a means for residents of Rotonda Heights to gather information about the community, download important forms and documents, and stay connected with events and happenings around the neighborhood.
* * * * IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ! * * * *
As you will recall, with your valuable participation, the Association Covenants and Restrictions were revitalized. The State of Florida issued its approval and the Revitalized Declaration was recorded in the Charlotte County Public Record on May 30, 2018. Due to the laws governing the revitalization process, the Revitalized Declaration had to be rolled back to the restrictions that were in place when the developer originally conveyed the first properties in the subdivision approximately fifty years ago. Since that time, there have been a number of changes previously approved by the membership as well as some new changes currently being recommended by the Board. These changes range from simple grammatical clarifications to important property use restriction updates like increasing the minimum square footage from 750 square feet to 1,500 square feet. While the Revitalized Covenants and Restrictions generally provide enough authority for the Association to continue operating in a similar fashion as in recent years, the Board would like to propose changes, based on the fifty years of experience and feedback from the membership, to help bring the Covenants and Restrictions in line with the current needs and desires of the community.
At the Annual Member Meeting on December 5, 2018 there were NOT enough votes received to approve the Proposed Restatement of Covenants and Restrictions for Rotonda Heights. The members present at the meeting voted to continue the meeting until February 27, 2019 at which time a final vote will be taken. All proxies submitted for the Annual Meeting will still be in effect for the Continued Meeting.
If the Proposed Restatement is not approved by two-thirds of the members of the Association, the Revitalized Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions will continue to remain in place. However, there are some significant differences between the Revitalized Declaration and the Proposed Restatement. All members are encouraged to read through these two variations of the Association’s Governing Documents. The Revitalized Declaration is very similar to the restrictions originally put in place by the Developer of Rotonda Heights almost 50 years ago. This is a much simpler document written when the community was just starting out. The Proposed Restatement incorporates changes based on 50 years of experience and feedback from the membership. The Board of Directors has put a significant amount of work into the Proposed Restatement to distinguish Rotonda Heights as a Deed Restricted community and bring added value to the properties. The Board recommends approval of the Proposed Restatement.
It is very important that you respond and vote on the proposed Restatement. The differences between these two documents will have a significant effect on enforcement of things like minimum square footage, vehicle parking, and upkeep of properties. Votes may be cast in person at the Continued Special Meeting or by the proxy in this packet, but the Association needs two-thirds of the membership to approve the Restatement. It is very important that everyone participates so that we can reach the required number of votes.
We hope that many of you will be able to attend the Continued Special Meeting on February 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please return your Proxy (green form) to the Association. It is very important for you to return the Proxy so the Association can determine a quorum for this meeting and ensure that the two-thirds threshold is met to approve the Restatement. If you previously submitted a proxy with your vote on the Restatement for the Annual meeting on December 5, 2018 then you DO NOT need to submit another proxy.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Management Office at 941-697-9722.