Printable Version - "Tips for Residents and Renters"
Greetings from the Breezeswept Beach Estates Civic Association
As we all enjoy the beauty of Ramrod Key, we offer these tips for keeping our community enjoyable and safe for both residents and visitors.
Help to preserve the environment and keep the area clean for the enjoyment of all.
Canal Etiquette & Water Quality
Everyone’s cooperation and concern for water quality is needed to make a difference in our canals and nearby waters. We ask that owners and visitors please abide by our guidelines to help keep our canals clean and safe for aquatic life, boaters, and swimmers.
If you wouldn’t want to swim with it, don’t throw it in our waters!
Mind Your Driving Speed
A friendly reminder to watch your speed while driving in our neighborhood. We have many people enjoying the outdoors, exercising or walking along our roads. Please be mindful to stay under the 25-mph speed limit, drive cautiously and be alert.
Sound can be amplified when it travels over water. With our canal system, your conversation or music may not be as private as you think. Be considerate and be aware of excess noise originating from your property or boat. In addition, Monroe County prohibits disturbing noise during customary sleeping hours (10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
Outdoor lighting can improve visibility and safety, as well as enhancing appearance of your property. But too much of a good thing can be a nuisance. Excess lighting not only wastes energy, but also makes it difficult to enjoy our beautiful night sky, shines onto neighboring properties reducing privacy and hindering sleep, and can have a negative impact on nesting sea turtles. Be considerate in the use of lighting on your property.
The Breezeswept Beach Estates Civic Association (BBECA) is your partner in getting the most out of the relaxed lifestyle here on Ramrod Key. BBECA engages in projects including water quality, mangrove trimming and channel marker maintenance. Through membership, you can support these projects, get to know your neighbors at social events, and have a voice in issues affecting your community. Find more helpful info under the "Community Information" tab.
In a neighborhood like ours with more than 300 homes, there are bound to be disputes from time to time. It is the policy of BBECA to not get involved with problems between neighbors. We expect people to work out their problems amicably or, if absolutely necessary, contact the Sheriff’s Office. Most problems can be avoided if everyone observes these common-sense rules of behavior.
For more in-depth information, visit the "Community Information" section.
Posted July 2020