St Augustine South Improvement Association
by Audrey Allen
unique community wth dissimilar homes
committed to improving quality of life in the South
Quality of Life
conducive to retirement and family living
minimum restrictions on property use
Safety and Security
non-gated yet functioning like a gated community
a blend of homes with nature
FALL FOLIAGE, FLORIDA STYLE!
It's not too late to get your flu shot, according to the local health department. They also have some valuable information on their website. Visit Flu.gov or Florida Flu Review. There are important points on how to avoid catching the flu, but also some tips on what not to do. Some tips are: get vaccinated, wash hands often, stay away from those who have the flu, get lots of rest and stay home if you feel sick, and all the other things we have heard over the years.
If you have the flu, it is recommended that you do not take aspirin products without checking with your doctor. (That's something I have never heard of before.) Instead, take Tylenol or ibuprofen.
It is also recommended that everyone age 65 or older should get a pneumococcal shot (better known as the pneumonia shot.)
Last month we had a POD storage unit in our clubhouse parking lot, as we were doing some work on our storeroom. It took longer than we originally thought. The board members were there every step of the way, and now we have a storeroom to be proud of. We hope that no one was inconvenienced while the work was being done.
Just a reminder: Again this year the SASIA has handed out applications for scholarships along with eligibility requirements and instructions for completing the application. Seniors who have completed their senior year of high school, or will complete it this school year, and who are residents of SAS are invited to apply. Herb Naumann has distributed the information to each of the high schools. Applications must be completed and returned to him by April 15.
I have read with interest the thumbs up and down section in the Record regarding the Water Management District's estimate of our future water needs. They estimate that 200 million gallons of water MORE PER DAY will be needed. The Record had a follow-up article days later which stated that single home permits numbered 2,700 in 2013, up from 1,000 in 2009. They are expected to be up 25% in the first quarter of 2014. Commercial permits were steady at about 650. With all this new construction, it's no wonder the water consumption will go up. And where or where will all our trees go, with all the clearing and cementing that goes on with construction?
Instead of a heads up this month, it's a thumbs up. Frontier Airlines will be coming to our grand city, we hope to be followed by other airlines. This is great news for us all.