Bulk Trash: There is some confusion about bulk trash pickup in Siena. Some of our residents have been told by folks who live in other Pelican communities that the city picks up bulk trash for free every Friday. This is true for communities that have curbside pickup; communities with dumpster service (like Siena) do not have bulk trash pickup as part of their contracts.
If you have bulk trash – basically anything that won’t fit into a trash bag, you will need to schedule a special bulk pickup. You can do this by contacting any Board member, or by contacting Brandee at Schoo Management. Contact information is posted on the information board to the left of the elevator in each building. Bulk pickups are always done on Fridays, and must be scheduled no later than the preceding Wednesday. There is a charge for this service. Please don’t stuff the dumpsters with loose or bulky items; each dumpster serves 22 households and is to be used only for household trash.
Electric Vehicles: If you are contemplating purchasing an EV, please remember that the electrical outlets in the carports are to be used only for charging golf carts. Florida law gives unit owners the right to install private EV chargers in their designated carport space, but the owner must bear all the costs of installing and operating the charger, including ancillary costs such as insurance.
As this is new territory for Siena; the Board has begun to develop policies and procedures for installation and approval of private EV charging stations, but they are in the early stages. We are learning that doing it right will be a complex (and expensive) process. We expect to discuss the issue more fully at upcoming Board meetings this fall.
And one last thing:
Landlords: please be sure your renters understand these bulk trash issues and it is important that they know where the water shutoff valve is located in your unit. You might also request that the icemaker be emptied and turned off at the end of their stay and to set the AC to 78 degrees. Please leave a Resident Handbook with each new renter. You can get extra copies of the Handbook from any Board Member.