The arrival of the Christmas season means another year is coming to a close. 2014 has been a very good year at StillWaters. The StillWaters Residential Association Board of Directors, staff, committee members and dedicated property owners have worked hard during the year to maintain and improve all of StillWaters. We will continue our efforts in 2015 to make our community the best place to live and visit.
The 2015 invoices for the annual association dues will be mailed the last week in December. The SWRA fees are due January 1st and past due after January 31st. Failure to receive an invoice is not an acceptable reason for not paying your annual association dues. Please contact the SWRA office if you have any questions about your invoice.
This time of year I receive several calls each week from property owners asking what they can do with all the leaves in their yard. My best suggestion is to burn the leaves but first you must obtain a burn permit from the Still Waters Volunteer Fire and Rescue by calling them at 256-825-0582. Remember you cannot dump leaves on a vacant lot because all vacant lots are individually owned. Please do not put leaves in a drainage ditch next to a road because the leaves will clog up the drainage ditch and can cause damage to the road.
The Christmas committee will be decorating the SWRA office on Wednesday December 3rd starting at 8:30 am. Anyone interested in joining the festivities and helping decorate are welcome to come to the SWRA office. Also, SWRA staff and volunteers will be installing Christmas lights and decorations at both entrance gates the first week in December.
Christmas is usually a time when people give gifts to family and friends. Make sure you visit our local merchants when making your gift selections. Local merchants around StillWaters have everything you can think of, from the most unique gift for that certain someone to that practical pair of socks. Gift cards to our local restaurants also make excellent Christmas gifts. Shop locally for all your holiday needs and support our local merchants.
Each year in my December General Manager article, I like to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas. It is easy to get caught up in the commercialization of Christmas and forget what it represents. For me Christmas is to celebrate the birth of my savior, Jesus Christ. It is also a time for those of us who have been very blessed to help those who, through no fault of their own, have not been as fortunate or had the opportunities as many of us. Make sure you remember those in need of a little help, it only takes a small amount of kindness to help others have a wonderful Christmas.
Merry Christmas! May you and your family be blessed this Christmas season and throughout the coming year.
Kevin Eason, General Manager