Annual Meeting Report of March 12, 2018

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General Manager Message

From the General Manager

All Stillwaters property owners should have paid their 2019 SWRA annual fees  before February 1st. All property accounts that do not pay their fees by the close of business on or before February 15, 2019 will incur a late charge of $125. SWRA offers a monthly payment plan for any property owner that needs a little extra time to pay their fees.

The 2019 vehicle window decals will be mailed to all property owners who are   current on all SWRA fees as of February 15th. The vehicle window decals will be included in the same envelope as your SWRA Board of Director election ballot. Two window decals are mailed to each owner; however, property owners may obtain additional window decals by contacting the SWRA office after February 15th. Window decals should be displayed in the upper windshield on the driver’s side of a vehicle so they are visible to the gate attendants but do not interfere with the driver’s vision. After March 15, 2019, all vehicles that do not display a 2019 StillWaters  window decal will be required to stop at the main entrance gate before entering StillWaters.

There are two candidates running for election to the SWRA Board of Directors for 2019. Their biographies are printed in this newsletter. Property owners will be receiving their election ballot in the mail around mid-February. Please make sure you vote and return your ballot to SWRA.

Each year we ask property owners to get involved in our community by volunteering for one of our committees. The landscape/maintenance, recreation, and Christmas committees are always looking for new members. Please consider volunteering for a committee in 2019. Committee sign-up sheets will be available at the March 9th annual meeting or contact Kevin Eason at 256-825-2990 for more information.

Follow me on Twitter, @kevineason18, to stay informed about StillWaters events and issues when the SWRA business office is closed. I will not respond to questions or discuss anything through Twitter. This is another means to inform property owners as soon as possible when something is happening in StillWaters.

Now is the time to reserve the SWRA community room for the summer season.  The community room is a great place to hold a family reunion, wedding reception, or just about any type of party. The community room calendar fills up quickly during the summer months. Contact the SWRA office for pricing and available dates.

Winter is not over. Our area has recently experienced warmer than usual temperatures and it is tempting to de-winterize your pipes, boat, or other outdoor items.  Only a couple of years ago, our community experienced sub-freezing temperatures in April. Be patient and wait until mid-April to de-winterize.

I hope to see all property owners at the 2019 SWRA annual meeting on March 9th. Please make every effort to attend. This is the best time to get caught up on what happened in 2018 and what is planned for 2019.

Kevin Eason, General Manager                           

 

 

 

 

 

Contact SWRA

SWRA Office 
1816 Stillwaters Drive
Dadeville, AL 36853 
 
256-825-2990 phone             
256-825-2991 fax 
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.