General Manager Message

From the General Manager

We had a great Memorial Day weekend in StillWaters. The Family Fun Festival  was a big hit and the weather was perfect for the festival. There are pictures in this   newsletter from the festival. This was a great event to kick off the summer in StillWaters. A special thank you to the SWRA employees, Recreation committee, and volunteers who helped make the day a success.

 June 5th is Election Day for the Democrat and Republican primaries. Please make sure you go vote. Your vote for a candidate might be the deciding one that puts them in the general election this November. The voting location for permanent residents in StillWaters who are registered to vote is the Paces Point Volunteer Fire Department located on County Road 34.

 Starting June 6th, the new gate system for the tennis courts and Pineview pool will go into effect. All property owners must have a new electronic card to open either gate. The new electronic cards can be purchased at the SWRA office for a price of $10. Owners can only purchase one card per property.

 The SWRA Board has approved painting the portion of the fence owned by SWRA as you enter the back gate. This work should start the first of June. The new paint color will be the updated brown that can be seen on all SWRA buildings.

 Construction of the new townhome development, Villas on The Green, at the intersection of Moonbrook Drive and StillWaters Drive has started. The amount of traffic around this already busy intersection will increase during the construction phase and during the summer months. Please drive carefully and bring your vehicle to a complete stop when stopping at this intersection. Drivers have a tendency to roll through the intersection without stopping; don’t be the one who causes an accident by not coming to a complete stop.

 SWRA owns a number of vacant lots in StillWaters that are listed for sale. Now is the time to purchase an SWRA lot either as a buffer between you and your neighbor or as an investment. Lot prices are going up quickly and with all StillWaters has to offer these lots will soon sell. Contact the SWRA office for a list of lots offered for sale.

 SWRA recently caught a property owner manually lifting up the gate arm at the back gate. SWRA is currently prosecuting that person for criminal mischief and vandalism. Manually lifting the gate arm damages the gear box and a new gear box cost $900. Remember SWRA has very good cameras at the back gate that record your tag number, your vehicle, and the person damaging any component of the back gate. Before someone makes the wrong decision to try and circumvent the gates, make sure you smile for the cameras.

 StillWaters Golf Club is the perfect place to spend the day. Start with a challenging round of golf in the morning, grab lunch on the nine hole turn. Eat a great evening meal with friends and family at Coppers Grill and enjoy the live music at night. All at the same location-StillWaters Golf Club. 

Kevin Eason, General Manager                           

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Meeting Report of March 12, 2018

The annual meeting from March 12, 2018 Click here

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.