Residents Urged to Stay Off of Dams During Drone Spraying
2023 Mowing Season Set to Begin Monday, May 8
HSVPOA Superintendent of Lakes, Dams, Common Property, and Forestry said weather permitting, they will begin the 2023 mowing season on Monday.
Next week, areas scheduled to be mowed are DeSoto Boulevard from the POA Administration Building heading east, Pizarro Drive, and residential areas off Elcano Drive.
On the side of DeSoto Boulevard, property owners will begin to see some vegetation turning brown. Noles stated, “We are applying herbicide to some areas that consistently are site-view hazards. This chemical will allow the grass to grow but eliminate the trees. Do not be alarmed if you see brown areas at the side of the road until the vegetation can be cut down. The herbicide must sit for at least a month for the chemical to enter the root system.” Noles said this would prevent the trees from regrowing. This process is more economically efficient than what was done in the past.
Dams Will Be Sprayed With a Drone Starting Tue, May 9
Residents Should Stay Off of Dams During Spraying
Previously, the POA mowed all dam faces and spillways. This year they will use a new drone spraying process, and dams will be sprayed with an aquatic-safe herbicide (excluding Lake Lago). The backside of the dams will be sprayed with a broadleaf herbicide. A contractor will complete this work on ten dams using a drone for $7,500. Previously we paid a contractor $35,000 to mow these areas; we will save $27,500 per mowing season using this new drone spraying process. Residents should stay off of dams while the spraying is occurring.
Report by Cheryl Dowden
Contract mower, while mowing road right of way on Pizarro Dr. last week, mowed over and leveled a leaning underground telephone/cable tv service pedestal.
This entry is for record only should damages need to be billed.
Location of damage is between 37 and 39 Pizarro on the west side of the street.
In other words, they will continue to desecrate the honey bee and other pollinator populations with their deadly chemicals with no regard for the natural world. Keep it up geniuses, who needs food?I cannot believe that this practice goes on. The bat population has declined , no more honeybees, butterflies or birds.
Good point, Lisa. We live in a community with 9 golf courses. “Are golf courses full of chemicals?” Yes. “Weedkillers, insecticides and other pesticides are widely used in agriculture, on school grounds, in parks and backyard gardens. They are also used – often in large quantities – on golf courses.” We are already using these types of chemicals. Are you suggesting we shut down the courses? That would be a solution, but not one that would make most villagers happy as we are a golf community. I am not suggesting the use of chemicals is ideal, and maybe Lisa, you have another option. Otherwise I don’t know why you would live in a golf community and complain about the use of chemicals. I would love to hear your solution; and I mean this in all honesty. Working together to solve the world’s problems is the best way to move forward. Thank you.