Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a great 2014. It appears property values have stabilized in StillWaters, mortgage rates are still low, and more properties sold in StillWaters during 2014 than any year during the past six years. There were several new houses built in 2014 and more are planned for the coming year. 2015 promises to be an exciting year at StillWaters for all property owners.
The 2015 annual association dues invoices have been mailed. Payment is due January 1st and is considered past due after January 31st. Please contact the SWRA office if you have not received your invoice or if you have any questions concerning your invoice.
A couple of months ago I informed everyone about an investment class designed for retirement age people was to be held at the SWRA community room the later part of January. The class is unique because it focuses on concerns, issues, and needs that are important to today’s retirees. Unfortunately I have had very little response from people interested in taking the class. I know everyone has been busy with the holidays so the class has been postponed until the end of February.
The class is a free two day, four hour class with the first day of class on Thursday, February 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the second day of class on Thursday, February 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a workbook you must purchase for $25. A couple or family can easily use one workbook and it is yours to keep as a future reference book. Please contact the SWRA office at 256-825-2990 to reserve your spot in the class. We must have a minimum of 25 people sign up for the class by January 28t to be able to have the class.
There has been an increase in the number of garbage cans left by the road side several days after the trash pickup day. The covenants require all garbage cans to be removed from the road side and placed next to your house or screened from view by either plants or some other Architectural Review Committee approved method. SWRA offers a service to roll out your garbage can on trash pickup day and then roll it back after it is emptied. The service only cost $125 per year or $15 per month with a three month minimum. Please contact the SWRA office at 256-825-2990 to sign up for the garbage can service. Failure to remove your garbage can from the roadside after it has been emptied may cause you to incur a fine of $25 per occurrence.
Don’t let the cold winter temperatures keep you inside and develop a case of cabin fever. Bundle up with several layers of clothing and go play a round of golf, or tennis, or take a brisk walk through StillWaters. Staying active during the winter months is great for our health and keeps us mentally sharp.
Kevin Eason, General Manager