Effective January 1, 2013
Each person that purchases a home in Stonebrook has agreed to be part of the Homeowner's Association. Being part of the HOA means that we all work together to keep our community a nice place to live. Each lot pays the same amount of monthly dues to the HOA which goes into the upkeep of our community.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Anyone using a bank or other ON-LINE BILL PAY institution to send payments to the association must change the mailing address in that bank’s, or other on-line institution’s, system in order to be sure future payments are sent to the correct address.
Please note that the bank where the association’s funds are held is not changing. The third party contractor engaged by the bank to process payments is closing their facility in Charlotte, merging it with an existing one in Atlanta and has assured their clients that the change will present an improvement in operations and levels of service. Please contact Hawthorne Management Company at 704-377-0114 with any questions about this. Thank you for your help and assistance.
The remittance address for your association assessments has been changed to:
Stonebrook @ Tyvolia
c/o Hawthorne Management Co.
P.O. Box 740601
Atlanta, GA 30374-0601
If you are using your bank or other on-line institution to make your payments, you must change the mailing address on their system to the address above in order to insure that we receive your payment in a timely manner.
Payments made through your Online Bill Payer with your banking institution are NOT sent electronically. An actual paper check is being mailed. Please allow 10-12 days for any check to be received through USPS. It is recommended that you schedule this payment around the 26th - 28th of the previous month for the current months dues to post on time and avoid a late fee.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Our water bill continues to be our biggest expense. We are already over budget this year (2011) for water & sewer. Please take a few moments to check your toilets for leaks. The rubber flap in the toilet tank may need to be replaced in some or all of your toilets. They are fairly inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement store or store like Wal-Mart or Kmart. You may not think that a slow leak in your toilet can use that much water, but when you factor in the number of toilets in our community this can be a huge waste of water. If you have never replaced the flapper in your toilet, now is the time to take care of it. Also, check fawcets for leaks and get them repaired.
Running the tap water while brushing your teeth can use a lot of water. Let's all be conscience of the water we are using. Together, we can reduce our waste of water and lower our water bill.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Any information you can give us would be of great help to your neighbors.
Please email any information to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can pass along the information.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
There are millions of dogs here in the United States alone. Each individual dog provides their owners with endless unconditional love and companionship. Unfortunately, these dogs also provide their owners with the unwanted burden of pet waste.
Many dog owners are unaware of the dangers of pet waste in their yards and communities. In reality, the “doody” pets leave behind poses numerous hazards to humans, the environment, our lawn and plants.
Dog feces harbor a variety of harmful bacteria and viruses such as giardiasis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, tapeworms, ringworm, heartworm, and parvo among others. Since the bacteria and viruses can linger in the soil, they are easily transmitted via contact by a dog or human into the home. A single gram of dog feces (about the size of a dime) contains about 23 million fecal coliform bacteria which can cause serious kidney disorders, stomach cramps, diarrhea and intestinal illnesses.
Another thing to keep in mind is that pet waste attracts rodents and vermin to your yard, park, playground, or community common areas who use it as their primary food source in urban areas. These animals carry a variety of diseases and also bring fleas and ticks into your grass, which in turn can then take up residence on your pets.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed pet waste a "nonpoint source of pollution" in 1991, which put dog waste in the same category as oil and toxic chemicals! If left uncollected or improperly disposed of, pet waste filters into our groundwater and into waterways, lakes etc.
Finally, pet waste is protein based and not grain based like cow or horse manure, making it unusable as fertilizer for yards and plants. Left unchecked, pet waste will inhibit growth and eventually kills lawn and plants.
So be a responsible pet owner, clean up after your pet everytime. You may not think someone is watching...but we are.
And if you see someone not cleaning up after their pet...politely remind them to do so.