Annual Meeting Report of March 11, 2017

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General Manager Message

From the General Manager

The summer vacation season may be winding down but the fall football season is just getting kicked off. There are always plenty of friendly favorite team rivalries between StillWaters property owners and their guests. Whatever team you pull for, make sure you enjoy the upcoming football season in StillWaters. Why fight that game day traffic around the stadium when most games can be watched on your TV with friends and family.

There are several social clubs and groups in StillWaters that are always looking for new members. Most of the clubs/groups meet in the community room located in the StillWaters Centre. On Wednesday and Friday morning, the bridge club meets. Thursday morning is the Game Day group, they play card and board games. Twice  a month on Thursday afternoons the Bid Whist card group meets. The StillWaters yacht club will soon start meeting on Friday evenings. Anyone interested in obtaining additional information about these clubs and groups can contact the SWRA office and we will provide you with their contact information. There is always something to do in StillWaters.

The Stillwaters golf course has seen a big improvement over the past couple of years. The course is in great shape and the pro shop has a great selection of items to fit any golfers need. Call Gabby at the pro shop 256-825-1353, he can arrange lessons for someone who is just starting started in the sport or place a seasoned pro in one of the weekly dog fight groups. The cooler fall temperatures are just right for enjoying a round of golf at StillWaters.

Seems like I have mentioned our annual paving and drainage project in the last three newsletters but it is a topic I am asked about on a regular basis. The original road paving and patching start date of July 17th is long gone. The rainy weather during the first part of the summer put the paving company behind schedule. We considered moving to the next lowest bid but there would be a significant cost     difference. The paving company has contacted me and are almost caught up completing their larger projects. They plan on coming to StillWaters sometime in September. After the paving and patching is completed, then the drainage work that is planned will be completed. I realize there are several utility cuts and pot holes on a couple of the main roads that can cause an unpleasant ride but just bear with us a little longer soon they will be repaired.

You may have noticed that construction has started for several new houses. Most builders like to start work this time of year so the houses will be ready for the spring selling season. The new houses mean there will be more construction crews and equipment along the roadsides. Please slow down and obey the speed limits around these new houses. Remember the speed limit on most roads is 20 MPH, only   Moonbrook, StillWaters Drive, Stagecoach, and Lakeview Ridge have a higher speed limit of 35 MPH.

StillWaters is a great place to enjoy the less hectic fall season on Lake Martin.   Lower temperatures and less humidity make our community a great place to walk, run, or bike. Get out and enjoy everything StillWaters has to offer.

Kevin Eason, General Manager                           

 

 

 

 

 

Contact SWRA

SWRA Office 
1816 Stillwaters Drive
Dadeville, AL 36853 
 
256-825-2990 phone             
256-825-2991 fax 
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General Manager Message (2)

From the General Manager

August is here! We had a hot dry July in StillWaters and the long term forecast for August is the same. Thankfully, we have Lake Martin and the SWRA pool to cool off in during these hot summer days.It has been hot but we have had a great summer at StillWaters and we are looking forward to rest of the season.

The family fun festival held at Moonbrook Park last month was a blast. The children and a few parents enjoyed the water slides; while the DJ and local singers entertained everyone throughout the day. The Neighborhood Council did a great job with the concessions and the Still Waters Volunteer Fire Department firetruck rides were a big hit. Make sure you take a look at the pictures from the festival that are in this newsletter.

The StillWaters Residential Association Board of Directors has adopted a new golf cart policy to help improve the safety of our roads. The new policy is included in this newsletter. This policy will go into effect January 1, 2017 but friendly reminders will be given out to violators starting September 1, 2016. This new policy is designed to help reduce the number of accidents involving golf carts and other motorized vehicles on StillWaters roads. All of the roads in StillWaters are privately owned by SWRA and it is the responsibility of SWRA to make those roads as safe as possible for all property owners.

Recently an eflash was sent warning StillWaters property owners of several alleged scams that are circulating around our area. A copy of that eflash is printed in this newsletter. After the eflash warning was sent, a few StillWaters property owners contacted the SWRA office informing me they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from StillWaters. SWRA will never contact a property owner by phone and request a credit card number. Anytime you are in doubt of the validity of a phone call from someone claiming to be from StillWaters, simply ask them for a phone number, then hang up and call that number, if we do not answer then it is not a legitimate phone call.

The extremely dry weather conditions over the past couple of months has created a fire hazard condition in our community. Please do not burn debris or have any other outdoor fires during this drier than normal season. You must contact the Still Waters Volunteer Fire Department at 256-825-0582 to obtain a burn permit before starting an outdoor fire. As a reminder, fireworks are not allowed in StillWaters because they are a fire hazard. Thank you for helping keep our forest safe.

Most local schools start back the first part of August. The school buses and school children will be back on the roads in StillWaters. Please obey all speed limit signs and never go around a stopped school bus.

This will be the first year that Alabama Power Company plans to follow the new water level guidelines for Lake Martin. The new guidelines call for a longer period of full pool for Lake Martin provided there is sufficient rain fall to replenish the lake. Now is the time to visit Harbor Pointe Marina and get a great deal on a new boat to enjoy the extended lake season. Go see Lee Lewis and his staff at Harbor Pointe Marina and check out all the great deals. 

 

Kevin Eason, General Manager                           

 

 

 

 

 

From The Board

From the Board: 
 
Association Annual Fees - The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for this year is 1.7%.  As per the covenants the annual association fees will increase by the COLA percentage. The 2015 annual fees will be $378.*

Annual $100 2014 Assessment – Based on anticipated and projected budget needs for 2014, in order to maintain the current service level for property owners, maintain and preserve SWRA assets, a motion to approve an annual assessment of $100 for the 2014 year to be billed with the 2015 annual dues to be effective at the close of business on December 1, 2014, carried unanimously.*

*SWRA Covenants:

7.5 Assessments: In order to provide additional funds for such purposes as may be deemed appropriate by the Board of the Association, the Association may each year assess against each Parcel owned by a Member of the Association an annual assessment (which shall be uniform for all Parcels) equal to a specified number of dollars per parcel. Provided, that so long as the Developer is entitled to elect a majority of the directors of the Association, no such annual assessment may be assessed without the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Association; and provided, further, that after Developer has turned over control of the Association, no such annual assessment may exceed $100.00 without the affirmative vote of a majority of Members of the Association present (in person or by proxy as provided in the By-Laws of the Association) at a meeting called for such purpose, and after due notice to all Members.

7.6 Lien: The maintenance fee set forth in Section 7.4 hereof, and the annual assessment set forth in Section 7.5 hereof, together with interest thereon and the costs of collection thereof (including reasonable attorney’s fees) shall be a charge on and shall be a continuing lien (enforceable in the same manner as a mortgage) upon the Parcel against which each such fee, assessment or charge is made.