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.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Stonebrook.....a great place to live
We elected 3 new Board members at our Annual Meeting on May 5th. Gloria Gibson, Dennis Cochran and Rich Martin. All five members of your HOA Executive Board are committed to making our community a better place for all of us. Our first Board meeting was filled with fresh and positive ideas on how to tackle the issues at hand as well as long term goals. Also, at the first Board meeting, Doris Hearn was appointed as Community Liaison to the Executive Board. All Board members will be visible and accessible to the entire community (renters and homeowners alike). Questions and concerns can be directed to Kelly Parker at Hawthorne or you may email the board directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be forwarded to the appropriate Board member for response and/or action.
Your Input Is Needed
The Board needs your input in order to go forth with seeking out grant money to improve our community. Whether you rent or own, we need to hear from you. Grant money is available and our community qualifies...so, give us your ideas. The grant money is NOT available to make home improvements; however it can be used for cameras at the front gate and/or getting a higher more secure and safe fence around the pool. Without 100% voluntary participation we are unable to move forward.
Board members, along with the construction specialist from Hawthorne, will be walking Pisgah Way to determine the necessary repairs and assigning a priority to each unit. When the walk is completed, you will be notified of your place in line. The most severe will be given the highest priority. Do remember that we have to work with the money we have. Help is on the way, so try and be patient. The Board has made these repairs a priority and will move forward as money is available.
NEW Pool Rules
Everyone is urged to make themselves aware of the new Pool Rules. So far this year, we've had the chain cut and people swimming at 3:30 in the morning. The pool hours are 8am-10pm and are going to be strictly enforced. Please remember that accessing the pool outside of posted hours, including residents, is considered trespassing. Violations can result in arrest, fines and/or revocation of privileges for owners, tenants and guest. The Board has adopted a "no tolerance" policy for drunk and disorderly behavior at the pool. Infractions will result in pool privileges being suspended and/or a fine. This is a family oriented community and any disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Remember, NO SMOKING and NO GLASS at the pool. If you would like to reserve an area at the pool for a block of time, please contact Kelly at Hawthorne. Kelly will forward your request to the Pool Committee and you'll be contacted with a confirmation.
Everyone is urged to make themselves aware of the Parking Rules as well as the restrictions.
They are posted on the right of this page.
The HOA carries insurance on the common areas only. Make sure you have the correct insurance coverage. We receive numerous calls from people asking if their home is covered under the HOA Master Policy and we don't want there to be any confusion should an unfortunate event take place. Make sure you have a full coverage policy.
If you are behind in your HOA dues, please try and get caught up to date. The Board will be contacting anyone who has a balance over 60 days. This isn't something we enjoy doing, but feel that in order to get the necessary repairs done in the community we must reach out to our neighbors to collect this money. REMEMBER: Paying something every month is better than ignoring the issue. You are going to be assessed a late fee regardless of whether you pay $0 or $50. If you are paying something, it let's us know you are trying.
The Red Cans Are Coming!
Red trash cans are going to be placed in close proximity to the mail kiosks for disposal of dog waste. Hopefully, this will make it easier for dog owners to clean up after their pets.
Be a responsible pet owner and neighbor and clean up after your pet.
If you are interested in volunteering for the social committee to plan an event for September, let us know. Late September at the pool sounded good. Food and beverages hopefully will be supplied by our vendors. They did such a great job at our Annual Meeting of providing the door prizes that we'll ask them once again. Regardless of sponsorship, the Board would like to make this an annual event.
Speed Limit and Noise
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners" -Laurence Sterne
Out of respect for your neighbors, SLOW DOWN your speed when driving through our community, and please turn down the volume to a "respectable" level. We all love music, but maybe not yours.