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The StillWaters Board is made up of 7 Board members who serve staggered three (3) year terms. Each year either two (2) or three (3) board members are up for reelection and are elected by the general membership at the annual meeting.
No, SWRA does not have the authority to stop housing developments. SWRA does have authority over building construction and repairs of non-commercial property under the 1987 Covenants.
Refer to the By-Laws of StillWaters Residential Association; Article VII; NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
There are four (4) sets of Covenants in StillWaters.
Most owners have converted to the 1987 Covenants. If you have not converted and would like to do so, follow the link below.
You can volunteer to serve on any committee by calling the SWRA office, signing a volunteer list at the Annual Meeting, or going to Resident Forms on the SWRA website, filling out the Volunteer form, and submitting it to the office.
Current committees are:
No. The annual HOA fees can only be raised annually by the Federal Published Cost of Living Index.
Yes, Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you wish to address the Board you MUST notify the Community Association Manage ten (10) days before the next meeting stating, in writing, your name, your address, your phone number, your email address, the reason you would like to address the Board, and a copy of any documents you would like to present.
Yes, SWRA has an annual HOA meeting and from time-to-time other meetings especially for homeowners. These are on the calendar and announced via our eFlash sent to your email address.
If you have not signed up enter your email address in the space provided below.
The HOA Annual Maintenance Fee changes each year based on the Federally published Cost of Living Index. This is published on the SWRA website.
The 1987 Covenants allow the Board to assess a $100 annual assessment that the Board approves yearly.
The annual SWRA budget can be found in the Annual Presentation and Annual Report.
No, unfortunately, that is not an option currently.
The numbers vary from time to time but are usually around 20 full-time and part-time employees.
The Architectural Committee, frequently called the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is established in the 1987 Covenants. The ARC is made up of five (5) members appointed by the SWRA Board. ARC members are volunteers and receive no pay or compensation. Their role is to ensure that any landscaping, painting, external repairs and new construction meets the conditions set forth in the 1987 covenants, as well as any rules developed by the ARC and made a part of Exhibit “B” of the covenants.
Follow the links below. Exhibit “B” will explain the process in detail and the necessary forms can be found at the Permits link.
Yes, ARC approval is needed to paint your house or any other exterior surface. See the permit section on the SWRA website where you will see an explanation of the permit types and requirements and the necessary forms. No work must be done before the permit fee (if any) is paid and the permit issued.
Yes, the policy requires that the permit fee (if one is required) be paid before the permit is issued.
Contractors can work on Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. if it is not on a holiday weekend. Contractors are asked not to work on major holiday weekends. (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year)
Yes, any outside work (painting, repairs, landscaping, tree removal, new construction) requires that a permit application be submitted, approved, and the permit fee (if any) paid before any work begins.
Note: Any work within the lakebed or Alabama Power easement will require Alabama Power approval too.
Under certain circumstances, trees may be cut with prior written approval from the Architectural Committee. The Architectural Committee recommends leaving as many trees as possible on your property. However, we do recognize that some trees may be storm or disease-damaged, and others may pose a risk to buildings or structures.
Yes, but a building permit application must be submitted and approved by the ARC before any work can begin. Note: Special conditions may apply.
Please see Exhibit “B” of the 1987 Covenants
Tree houses are not allowed. The 1987 Covenants; “Section 3.15 Trailers, etc.: No trailer, mobile home, tent, barn, tree house or other similar out building structure shall be placed on any Parcel at any time, either temporarily or permanently.”
Yes, ARC meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. If you wish to address the ARC you MUST notify the Assistant Community Association Manager ten (10) days before the next meeting stating, in writing, your name, your address, your phone number, your email address, the reason you would like to address the Board, and a copy of any documents you would like to present.
No, this is not allowed under the 1987 Covenants Section 3.15 “Trailers, etc.: No trailer, mobile home, tent, barn, tree house or other similar outbuilding structure shall be placed on any Parcel at any time, either temporarily or permanently.”
The 1987 Covenants; Section 3.14 “Residential Use; Size of Dwellings: All Parcels shall be used for single-family residential purposes exclusively.”
The 1987 Covenants; Section 3.23 “Rental of Houses: Single-family dwellings may be rented for periods of not less than thirty (30) consecutive days at a time by the owner or his authorized agent. No signs related to any such rental may be placed on a Parcel or elsewhere in StillWaters except as provided in Section 3.11 above.”
Condo and other HOAs within StillWaters also have their own Covenants that must be followed.
If approved by the Tallapoosa County Health Department a septic system can be used.
You MUST also apply for a SWRA building permit.
The 1987 Covenants; Section 3.22 “Trailers, Boats and Commercial Trucks: No trailers, boats, commercial trucks or other commercial vehicles, travel trailers or the like shall be stored, parked or permitted to remain on any Parcel except in a garage or carport, or except during periods of approved construction on a Parcel. The prohibitions in this Section 3.22 shall not apply to temporary parking of trucks and other commercial vehicles for the providing of commercial services to the Parcel.”
The 1987 Covenants; Section; 3.8 “Offensive Activity: No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any Parcel, nor shall anything be done thereon tending to cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance, or nuisance to the neighborhood. There shall not be maintained any plants or animals, or device or thing of any sort whose normal activities or existence is in anyway noxious, dangerous, unsightly, unpleasant, or of a nature as may diminish or destroy the enjoyment of other property in the neighborhood by the owners thereof.”
No. The sewer system in SWRA is owned and operated by Harbor Point Utilities, a private company. SWRA has NO control or input into its operation.
The tennis/pickleball court was resurfaced in 2022. We realize the surface is already cracking and pitting. We are told that to fix the problem the court would have to be completely removed and a new court built. Currently, SWRA doesn’t have adequate financial reserves to do this.
This is one of the reasons that StillWaters needs to update the 1987 Covenants. The Covenants as written don’t allow us to raise the annual fees more than the cost-of-living index and this doesn’t amount to enough for the upgrades we need now and in the future.
The CR34 gatehouse does not have a bathroom and therefore does not meet OSHA regulations.
There are four ponds in StillWaters.
Three are located at the corner of Lakeview Ridge and StillWaters Drive.
The third pond, located further down StillWaters Drive toward the CR34 gate, Oakwood Lake, belongs to StillWaters.
SWRA does not own any land that would allow for a boat ramp. Harbor Pointe Marina has boat ramp access for a fee and there are public boat ramps located on Highway 34 and 50.
The SWRA patrol person does not have arrest authority; however, this person will take names, addresses, and vehicle tag numbers along with notes regarding any incident and he or she will be able to contact the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s’ Department.
The patrol person will not carry a firearm.
Currently, there are no plans to expand or replace either the tennis court or Pineview Pool.
The status of our financial position will not allow SWRA to increase either of the amenities at any time in the foreseeable future without a change to the 1987 Covenants.
SWRA does not own or manage the golf course and restaurant.
No, operators of golf carts on the roads within StillWaters must have a valid driver’s license. Additionally, all golf carts and other similar vehicles must be registered with SWRA and display a SWRA sticker on the windshield.
StillWaters is approximately 2,200 acres and was established on August 6, 1971.
No, the 23 miles of roads within StillWaters are maintained by StillWaters. This accounts for a large part of our annual expenses.
If anyone has a good answer, please let us know.
SWRA does not own or manage the marina or boat storage.
However, SWRA does have a small boat/trailer storage area close to the CR-34 gate. This is available to lease on an annual basis. If interested, please call the SWRA office and inquire.
Fireworks are not allowed in StillWaters. This is by State Law.
Unless otherwise posted the speed limit is 20 mph.
Anyone wishing to fish in Beaver Pond must request permission from golf course management.
The pool and tennis ball/pickleball courts use are reserved for owners, family members, and guests of residents whose property is subject to the 1987 Covenants and is a free amenity for them. Owners who have not subjected their property to the 1987 Covenants can pay an additional annual fee to gain access.
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