Transition: Priestley Management Company began their management services of the Homeplace community effective October 1st. Your patience and understanding during the transition has been greatly appreciated. All homeowners were mailed statements with account balances due for verification. If a homeowner does not contact the management company regarding any possible discrepancy with the balance owed, payment in full is expected. The new management company requests any work orders and maintenance requests that were not completed prior to October 1st should be resubmitted. More importantly, and as a reminder, work orders and maintenance requests that are non-emergencies are required to be submitted in writing as was stated in the management company welcome letter all homeowners received. All forms can be found on the Forms and Requests tab on the Homeplace web site. Additionally, your account balance and the monthly Association financial statements can be viewed at any time on the web site of management company; a direct link to their web site can be located at the bottom of the Forms and Requests web site tab. The Homeplace web site established in 2008 will continue to remain in operation.
Service: The Board of Directors would like to thank Rose Whitehurst for her 1.5 years of service as a Board member of Homeplace. Rose served as Vice-President and Director during her tenure and has obtained a new career opportunity out of state.
Landscaping: The initial primary focus in rejuvenating the lawns and addressing the overgrowth in the flower beds and natural areas throughout the previous year has been successful. Plantings that are identified resting against or attempting to climb up, on, into, or through, Homeplace units, stoops, steps, railings, or downspouts continue to be addressed. Aerating and reseeding the lawns was completed during the Fall and the above average wet weather that soon followed will promote growth when Spring arrives. The services contract with the landscaper has been renewed for 2012.
Front Railings: The above average Fall wet weather prevented the front railing project from moving forward after the management company transition; however, the above average temperatures has allowed the project to resume and continue into the early Winter. Once seasonal Winter temperatures set in, the project may temporarily be put on hold until warmer Spring temperatures resume. Due to the various conditions of the front railings on all units, the project will continue on a per unit basis. The new management company has inspected all remaining front railings to be addressed and continues to reorganize and reprioritize their condition. The progression of the project continues to be dependent on weather conditions, and primarily, as finances allow.
Payment Coupons: Payment coupons for 2012 monthly Association dues were mailed to all homeowners and should have been received the first week of January. Any homeowner who has not received the 2012 monthly Association payment coupons should contact the management company as soon as possible.
Gutter Cleaning: The annual gutter cleaning, including downspouts, for all units throughout the community has been scheduled for early February.
Termite Inspection: The annual termite inspection around all townhomes and Common Area throughout the community has been scheduled for the middle of February.
Pine Needles: Application of pine needles will be done throughout the Winter months now that all leaves have fallen from the trees. The pine needles will begin to be put down in the Common Areas farthest from all townhomes first. When the annual termite inspection has been completed pine needles will then be put down around all townhomes. The islands at both entrances will receive a fresh new look.
Winter Pruning: Pruning of all community bushes and shrubs will be done throughout the Winter. The optimum time for pruning is during the coldest period of the Winter while their growth is dormant. Some pruning of bushes and shrubs may appear to be severe to no longer have them from resting against or attempting to climb up, on, into, or through, Homeplace units, stoops, steps, railings, or downspouts.
Tree Trimming: Estimates for community wide trimming of trees have been received and are under review. The trees throughout the community will begin to be trimmed soon after an estimate is chosen and a contract is signed. Some trees may be subject for complete removal to get them away from the roofs and the exterior sides of townhomes. The optimum time to have the trees trimmed is also during the coldest period of the Winter while their growth is dormant.
Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting has been scheduled for March at the Adams Farm Community Church on Mackay Road. Confirmation of the Annual Meeting date will soon be forthcoming to all homeowners.
Sanitation: Trash and recycle containers still continue to remain in front of the units days after pickup. Should trash and recycle containers continue to remain in front of the unit homeowners will be notified. It is expected every week to have all trash and recycle containers returned to the rear of the unit, not the side of the unit, by 7pm, the day of pickup.
Reminders: The Board of Directors now meet on the fourth Tuesday every other month. All homeowners who wish to discuss a community concern at one of the scheduled Board meetings is asked to please contact the management company one week in advance to be added to the agenda. As always, please refer to the General Community Guidelines that are addressed most often regarding Homeplace at Adams Farm for non-compliance.