From the General Manager
Make your plans now to attend the annual StillWaters Residential Association meeting on Saturday, March 7th. The meeting will be in the SWRA Centre community room located at 1816 StillWaters Drive and will begin promptly at 10am.
At the annual meeting we will review our accomplishments during 2014, discuss our plans for 2015, present the annual budget and announce the three new Board members. Property owners will also have a chance at the end of the meeting to ask questions of the SWRA Board and the General Manager. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
A special thank you to this year’s Nominating Committee and Election Committee that worked hard to present a list of qualified candidates for the SWRA Board and to oversee the election. The process of vetting candidates, counting ballots, and to verify that the ballots are properly submitted is a very time consuming task.
A condensed version of the 2015 budget is printed in this newsletter. Mike Dollar, the SWRA Treasurer, will present and explain the budget at the annual meeting. You can also contact the SWRA office if you have any questions concerning the budget.
The SWRA Board has adopted a new set of “Rules and Regulations” for StillWaters. The new “Rules and Regulations” are printed in this newsletter. These do not change any current governing covenants. They apply to areas such as the roads, right-of-ways, park, etc… as well as emphasizing several items that are already in the covenants by putting them in one easy to read document. The goal is for all Members of SWRA to follow common guidelines. This short document will be beneficial for orientation of new property owners.
The Lake Martin water level has already started to rise. Many property owners are trying to repair seawalls and piers before the lake fills to capacity. Remember to obtain approval from the Architectural Review Committee and contact Alabama Power Shoreline Management before starting any repair work on your seawall or pier and also with any new construction.
SWRA offers a garbage can “roll out and back” service to all property owners. The service is only $125 per year or $60 for a ninety day period. SWRA will roll your garbage can out to the road side before trash pick-up and then roll it back to your house after trash pick-up. This is a great service for owners who only live in StillWaters part-time or are unable to move the heavy trash cans. Contact the SWRA office at 256-825-2990 to sign up for the service.
Spring time is just around the corner. I am ready for some sunshine and warm weather. Soon flowers will begin to bloom, the grass will turn green, and winter will go away. I can’t wait till spring.
Kevin Eason, General Manager