Annual Meeting Report of March 11, 2017

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General Manager Message

From the General Manager

The StillWaters Residential Association annual meeting is just around the corner. Make plans now to attend the meeting on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The meeting will start a 10am and is held in the SWRA Centre community room located at 1816 StillWaters Drive. Coffee, donuts, and hot topics will be served.

Election ballots for the SWRA Board of Directors will be mailed on February 7, 2018. Association members will be voting to fill the two open board seats being  vacated by Mike Dollar and David Hargrove. The Nominating Committee interviewed and vetted several candidates for the two open seats. They choose Lee   Eastman and Ken Ledbetter to run for the two board positions. As of the printing of this newsletter no other qualified property owners have informed the association of their intention to run by petition for one of the open board seats. The SWRA documents require the association to mail ballots for the Board of Directors election even when the number of candidates equals the number of open seats.

All 2018 SWRA annual dues were scheduled to be paid by January 31, 2018.  Property owners who do not pay their 2018 SWRA annual dues before February 15, 2018 will incur a $125 non-payment fee. Property owners who need a little more time to pay their dues can set up a payment plan at the SWRA office but the payment plan must be signed and submitted before February 15, 2018.

The 2018 StillWaters owner window decals will be included in the board election ballot mailing. The window decals will be mailed to owners who have paid their fees as of January 31, 2018. Owners may also come by the SWRA office to obtain their window decals. After February 15, 2018, gate attendants will require all vehicles to stop at the main entrance gate that do not have a 2018 window decal   displayed in the lower corner on the driver’s side of their vehicle windshield.

Golf carts are becoming a popular means of transportation in StillWaters. They are great for the environment and help reduce congestion on our roads. All golf carts must be registered with the SWRA office. Please read the SWRA golf cart policy in this newsletter. 

The Recreation Committee sponsored a new owner’s social that was held on January 13th. Several new owners and guests attended the event. Special thanks to Tom Dyne and his committee for all their hard work and Amanda Hoffman for catering the event. The socials are a great place to meet other StillWaters property owners. The Recreation Committee is working on plans for another social that will be held late spring or early summer. Check future newsletters for information about the next  social.

We had a great holiday season at StillWaters. The decorations were some of the best I have seen in several years but the holiday season is over and it is time to pack away those decorations until next year. There are still a few houses with decorations left over from the holidays. Please remove all remaining holiday decorations as soon as possible.

Looking for something special for that special Valentine? There are several excellent restaurants and local merchants around StillWaters that have just that perfect Valentines gift. Please shop locally and help support our local merchants.

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.