Frequently Asked Questions
chevron_rightDoes De La Mesa have an AED neighborhood program?
Yes, De La Mesa has a neighborhood AED program made up of volunteers from our community. Having an AED program in our community increases the chances of survival for our residents/renters who have heart-related emergencies.In case of an emergency, ALWAYS call 911 - 911 will dispatch our AED responders as needed.
chevron_rightHow is the AED program funded?
The AED program is solely funded through donations and other fundraising events held by the group. It is not part of our HOA fees. The team raised money to purchase two Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and continues to pay the monthly fee for the dispatch service.
chevron_rightCan I volunteer?
The team is always open to new members. You do not need to have a medical background to be a part of this program. New team members will go through a 2 hour training program offered by the Fire Department. If you are interested in becoming a team member, please call Linda McMahon at 352-633-3159.
chevron_rightCan I place yard decorations in the front of my Villa?
No yard decorations of any kind are permitted in the yard visible from the street, except pots that are designed for plants and flowers are permitted. Pots must have live plants growing in them.
chevron_rightHow long can I keep my Holiday decorations up?
Outside decorations for holidays shall be from ten days before the holiday to five days after the holiday, except December holiday’s decorations may be from Thanksgiving until January 7. Excessive or intrusive decorations, by sight or sound, are subject to removal at the discretion of the HOA Board of Directors
chevron_rightWhat are the pool rules and hours?
Pool is open 8:00 AM to dusk.
chevron_rightWho is allowed to use the pool and park?
Our pool and park is private and not part of the Villages. You must be a resident or renter in De La Mesa to use the park/pool. If asked, you must identify yourself and be able to show Villages I.D. proof that you are a resident or renter in De La Mesa.
chevron_rightCan I bring a guest to the pool?
Guests of residents/renters are required to follow The Villages three county qualification rule. This means all guests must live outside of Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties to qualify as a guest at our pool/park. The only exception to this rule is single residents may bring a companion to the pool/park. The guest must leave the pool/park when their host leaves.
chevron_rightAre pets allowed in the park?
No pets are allowed in the park for any reason whatsoever. Service Animals (dogs) are allowed in the park on an individual basis and must demonstrate the ability to perform skilled tasks they are trained for. Emotional Support Animals are not allowed in the park for any reason.
chevron_rightWhat is the approved Base color for our Courtyard Villas?
The approved base color is Sherwin-Williams SW 1319 Mystique
chevron_rightWhat is the approved Trim color for our Courtyard Villas?
The approved trim color is Sherwin-Williams SW 1316 Winnipeg Sand
chevron_rightHow often are our Courtyard Villas repainted?
Our HOA paints the outside of our villas (as originally constructed) and walls on a schedule, and part of your HOA dues supports the painting project. The villas on the South side were last painted in the Fall of 2019. The villas on the North side were last painted in the Fall of 2020.
chevron_rightWhat if the exterior of my Courtyard Villa was modified or expanded?
Our HOA will provide routine periodic painting of the exterior of your villa as originally constructed. Any extra costs for the painting of any additions or changes in the original footprint of your villa, will be the responsibility of the Homeowner.
chevron_rightWhat painting is the owner responsible for?
Every owner is responsible for painting and maintaining the courtyard walls inside their villa yard, painting the inside of their gate, and for repairing all of their gate (see attached). The HOA will paint the outside of all courtyard walls and the outside of the gate.
chevron_rightDo I need Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval for all my modifications?
Yes, any and all improvements or changes to the outside of your villa and property, no matter how small or large, must be approved by The Villages Architectural Review Committee (ARC). No exceptions. For additional information, go to the The Villages ARC Website.
chevron_rightCan I paint my driveway?
Yes, with restrictions. A petition to allow painting of driveway was approved by ARC in April 2021. Because this procedure is already approved, you do not need to submit for additional ARC approval prior to painting/staining your driveway. You must use only approved colors, and you must use a splatter technique for application of the two spatter colors. For the most professional look, it is strongly suggested you repair cracks and holes in your driveway prior to painting. Using Shark Bite in the paint prevents slipping.The only approved colors are Florida Paint Company colors:Base color: Natural Concrete V9214Heavy splatter color: SandstoneLight splatter color: Pina ColadaYour painter may use a different brand of paint, but it must match the colors listed above. No exceptions.With proper cleaning the application should last as long as the paint on your villa. Future refurbishing cost will be much less than the original cost.For further information, or if you are unclear how to proceed, or don't understand any of the above, contact a HOA Board Member.
chevron_rightWho is responsible for roof repairs?
Homeowners are responsible for any roof repairs and/or shingle replacement.
chevron_rightWhat are the approved roof shingles?
Your roof shingles must be within the same color spectrum as our original color. For our neighborhood villas, ARC's definition of "same color spectrum" is in the brown spectrum. You must gain ARC approval for your chosen shingle color to ensure you are in compliance.
chevron_rightCan I have a garage door screen?
You may install a garage door screen, but it must be of the roll up type, and may only be white in color. It may not be a sliding to one side type. No exceptions.