Annual Meeting Report of March 11, 2017

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General Manager Message

From the General Manager

November should be the month that everyone has a “hall pass” to gain weight. Watching what you eat and trying to not gain weight, just does not work in November. It is everyone’s prerogative to enjoy good food during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The few that don’t gain weight in November should not worry;  Christmas candy and other sweet treats are just a few weeks away.

Seriously there are many people in our area who will not have enough food to feed themselves or their families this holiday season. There are many local churches, charities, and other agencies that help make sure those who are less fortunate have food for the holidays. Please donate to these local organizations and to the local food bank. A ten dollar donation to a local food bank will feed a family of four at least one complete meal. Volunteering to help prepare, cook, or serve food during the holidays at one of the local organizations is just as important as money.

SWRA will be collecting canned food and other non-perishable food items at the main entrance gate house on Hwy 49 and at the SWRA office from November 1 through November 15. All collected food items will be donated to the local food bank. Please help us collect as much food as possible to give to those less fortunate.

The paving and drainage work that was scheduled for 2017 has been completed. Each year the association roads are the largest maintenance budget item. There are several areas SWRA had planned to work on but could not include due to budget constraints but they will be kept on the list for consideration in 2018.

Those who use Dogwood Trail will notice the intersection of Cardinal Heights and Dogwood Trail appears to be unfinished. The road and intersection is safe just not attractive. Based on a recommendation from the SWRA engineer, SWRA is allowing the ground to settle for the next several months. The ground under the   intersection is unstable due to water erosion. The erosion issue has been corrected but we expect some settling at this intersection. A new asphalt wearing surface will not be applied until the SWRA engineer is satisfied the ground is stable enough not to move and damage any new asphalt.

Please read the articles in this newsletter about the board candidate nominating committee and how property owners can run for one of the two board seats that will be open in 2018. Any property owner who has property that is governed by the 87 covenants and is in good standing with StillWaters Residential Association can run for election to the board of directors.

Come join the fun and help decorate the SWRA Centre for Christmas on November 28th starting at 9am. Contact the SWRA office at 256-825-2990 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan on helping decorate. SWRA should have all the Christmas decorations installed by December 1st. Help make StillWaters a festive Christmas community by decorating your property for the Christmas holiday season.

I love StillWaters and it is the best community me and my family have had the pleasure of being a part of. Like all communities we may have a few ups and downs but once you live here you come to appreciate the beauty of our community and people that make StillWaters a great place to live.

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.