Living in MiraBay and Loving It - A Guide for Residents
Knowing your community guidelines and covenants can make living in MiraBay safe, easy, and fun.
About Your Home Owners Association (HOA)
Your HOA is your point of contact for HAO governance, architectural matters, and community restrictions and violations. The HOA office hours are Monday - Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is located in the MiraBay Welcome Center.
Landscape / Environmental
Respect and Make an Effort to Learn about Our Coastal Community
- Be a good MiraBay neighbor; maintain your lawn and landscape.
- Use only approved non-invasive plants as listed in your Covenants.
- Obtain pre-approval from the MiraBay Architectural Review Committee (rules) before making any changes to the existing landscape of your home's exterior.
- Excessive fertilization, weed control, and pest control products can degrade the quality of the water in the lagoon and canals.
- Trash belongs in proper containers—don't dispose of trash in the waterways or storm sewers, including grass or yard waste, dog waste, etc.
- Report any waste in the waterways, including the builder's material, to the Homeowner's Association (HOA).
- Carry out your trash from park locations; "Leave No Trace."
- Hillsborough County recycles paper, bottles, and cans. For recycle containers, call Waste Services.
- Trash Schedule:
- Wednesday: Garbage Day / Lawn Debris / Recycle Day
- Note: Please keep Garbage and Lawn Debris separate. Otherwise, it may not get picked up.
- Saturday: Garbage Day
Marine / Waterway
Respect Our Unique Marine Environment
- The CDD oversees boat usage at MiraBay.
- Keep the community boat lift area and waterways free of trash and fish entrails.
- All boats must be registered with the CDD.
- Everyone needs to follow the Boat Lift rules.
- No one may be in the boat with a lift in operation.
- The NO WAKE ZONE is the rule for ALL MiraBay waterways.
- The Boat Ramp at the park is for maintenance and delivery purposes only. See CDD for the key.
Be a Considerate Pet Owner
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times when outside the owners' lot. Follow Hillsborough County Ordinance.
- Clean up after your pet in your yard, common spaces, and empty home sites. Dog waste is a potential source of harmful coliform bacteria that can hurt water quality and marine life.
- Excessive barking that bothers your neighbors is considered a nuisance and is against the law.
- Cats should not stray or go onto other's property.
*Hillsborough County Ordinance, 00-26, amended by Ordinance 03-08
The Club / Fitness Center / Pool
Take Pride in Our Community Facilities—Use Them Responsibly
- Alcohol consumed on the premises must be purchased at the MiraBay Club.
- All children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at the pool.
- Children 12 to 15 may use the amenities if they complete Teen Orientation with a staff member. These children may not bring guests.
- No coolers or glass containers are allowed in the pool area.
- Please familiarize yourself with the pool rules.
- Be considerate of your neighbors. Abide by pool rules at all times and be watchful of children's behavior.
Safety / Security
Be an alert, MiraBay resident.
- MiraBay has two entry gates staffed by Envera Systems.
- Report law enforcement issues immediately to the Sheriff's office.
- Tell guests, repair, and delivery men to enter through visitor lane and be prepared to show DL for quickest entry into MiraBay Community.
- A Proximity Card is required for entrance to all facilities. Access will not be granted without it.
- Maintain the speed limit of 20 mph. Use common sense and drive more slowly in areas that require particular vigilance. It is the law and also a courtesy to your neighbors.
- On-street overnight parking is prohibited.
- Sidewalks should be kept clear of motor vehicles at all times.
The MiraBay Club: (813) 649-1500
Club Manager - Mindy Anderson - firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext. 29
Activities Director - Ashley Adkins - email@example.com - Ext. 28
Galley Cafe Supervisor - Jennifer Ashley - firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext. 25
Fitness Center – Receptionist - email@example.com - Ext. 21
The Outfitters - Captain Jim - firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext. 32
Hurricane Season Runs June 1st through November 30th.
- National Hurricane Center
- Hillsborough County Emergency Management
- Register for E-News, emails from Hillsborough County Emergency Management
- Florida Hurricane Information
These sources have been listed for your convenience and are not specifically endorsed by MiraBay.
Watch vs. Warning
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH is an announcement for specific coastal areas that tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is a warning that sustained winds within the range of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 118 km/hour) associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.
A HURRICANE WATCH issued for your part of the coast indicates the possibility that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. This watch should trigger your family's disaster plan, and protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions that require extra time, such as securing a boat or leaving a barrier island.
A HURRICANE WARNING issued for your part of the coast indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours or less. Once this warning has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.
Source: National Hurricane Center
Lightning Safety for Residents
LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION PLAN - IF YOU CAN SEE IT, FLEE IT; IF YOU CAN HEAR IT, CLEAR IT!
THE 30/30 RULE
Lightning can strike more than ten (10) miles away from the center of a thunderstorm, beyond the audible range of thunder. Therefore, if you hear thunder, you are within striking distance of the storm.
Seek shelter if the "flash-to-bang" delay (length of time in seconds from the sight of the lightning flash to the arrival of its subsequent thunder), is 30 seconds or less, and that they remain under cover for 30 minutes after the final clap of thunder.
A 30 second lead time is necessary prior to the storm's arrival because lightning often strikes ahead of the storm center. A 30-minute wait after the last thunder is heard is necessary because the trailing storm clouds still carry a lingering charge. This charge can and does occasionally produce lighting on the back edge of the storm, several minutes after the rain has ended.
If thunder is heard, the staff must immediately clear the resort pool, deck, and playground. These areas must remain closed for 30 minutes after the final clap of thunder.