Most schools begin classes around the first two weeks in August, but that does not mean summer is over at StillWaters. There is still plenty of long summer days in August to enjoy StillWaters and Lake Martin with friends and family. Jump in the pool, play a game of tennis, go for a walk or run, or hit the links for a challenging round of golf at the golf club. Get out and enjoy all StillWaters has to offer.
The 2014 road repair and drainage project started the last week of July and will continue through the month of August. The Roads Committee and the SWRA engineer have worked hard to determine what roads can be repaired and what drainage work can be completed while staying within our annual budget. Several companies presented bids on the project but two local Tallapoosa county companies had the lowest bids. One will perform the drainage work and one will perform the paving work.
There may be a few temporary traffic delays on the roads that are being repaired. I appreciate your patience during this time and before you know it the construction will be completed and everything back to normal. Please fill free to contact the SWRA office if you have any questions concerning what work will be completed in 2014.
I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, that SWRA was working with its current landscape contractor to correct several issues with the landscaping in StillWaters. After allowing the landscape contractor several weeks to correct deficiencies with the landscape, a decision was made to change landscape contractors. The new landscape contractor will start work the first of August. I expect the appearance of the common areas and road right of ways in StillWaters to improve over the next few weeks. The landscape and maintenance committees were very helpful in helping to secure a new landscape contractor for StillWaters.
Have you noticed more vehicles in StillWaters? The number of vehicles entering the StillWaters gates has increased significantly in 2014. The number of vehicles that entered our gates increased by 11% in the first six months of 2014. This number does not include vehicles that tailgate in behind other vehicles. The months of May and June saw the largest traffic increases at 15% and 20% respectively. There are now more vehicles on StillWaters roads. Please drive carefully and remember that the speed limit on most roads is 20 mile per hour.
This year’s division one college football season officially kicks off on Wednesday, August 27th with the first game of the season between Georgia State and Abilene Christian. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and other teams have their first games Thursday thru Saturday of the same week. This year’s college football season promises to be very exciting with the start of the new playoff schedule. Whatever team you support, I hope your team has a successful year.