FALL 2013

Front Railings:  The front railing project is now 75% complete with Saddlegate completely finished. As a reminder, the budget for masonry replacements for the year has been completely utilized and will resume next year. With much cooler seasonal temperatures setting in, front railings may be put on hold until warmer Spring temperatures return. The progression of the project continues to be dependent on weather conditions, and primarily, as finances allow.

Trees:  The second phase of community wide trimming and removal of trees has been completed. Please submit a Resident Work Order for additional trimming that may be needed on an individual basis should any limbs approach, or touch, roofs, gutters, or the exteriors of townhomes.

Landscaping:  Aerating and reseeding the lawns was completed in early Fall. As a reminder, homeowners and residents may not put down mulch in flower and shrub beds around the townhome perimeter, and Common Area, due to its nature for termite attraction and breeding. Personal plantings are limited to the footprint of each townhome lot. No planting of flowers, shrubs, bushes, or trees should occur in the Common Area or they will be subject for removal. Always submit an Architectural Request for approval before planting and a Maintenance Agreement may be required. The landscapers are not responsible for the care, maintenance, or replacement of personal plantings. The services contract with the landscaper has been renewed for 2014.

Termite Inspection:  The annual termite inspection around all townhomes and Common Area throughout the community has been scheduled December 4th for Autumncrest Drive; December 5th for Hearthwood Court; December 6th for Saddlegate Court.

Gutter Cleaning:  The annual gutter cleaning, including downspouts, for all units throughout the community has been scheduled for the week of December 16th dependant on weather conditions.

Payment Coupons:  Payment coupons for 2014 monthly Association dues have been ordered and should be received prior to January 1st. Any homeowner who has not received their 2014 monthly Association payment coupon booklet by that time should contact the management company.

Hard Winter Pruning:  A hard pruning of all community bushes and shrubs will begin in January during the coldest period of the Winter while growth is dormant. Some pruning of bushes and shrubs may appear to be more severe than others so they no longer rest against or attempt to climb up, on, into, or through, Homeplace townhomes, stoops, steps, railings, or downspouts. In some cases, bushes and shrubs may be removed where a hard pruning will not be beneficial to promote rejuvenation and growth control.

Annual Meeting:  The Annual Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at the Adams Farm Community Church on Mackay Road. Details of the Annual Meeting will soon be mailed to all homeowners.

Pine Needles:  Application of pine needles around all townhome perimeters and Common Area will be scheduled during the Winter months after the hard Winter pruning has been completed.

Sanitation:  Trash and recycle containers still continue to remain in front of townhomes, on streets, and sidewalks days after sanitation pickup has been completed. Should trash and recycle containers continue to not be stored properly homeowners will be notified and subject to fines. 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. Trash and recycle containers are to be stored upright in an orderly fashion at the rear of the townhome with lids secured at all times to prevent attraction of wild or stray animals. Where space is available, trash and recycle containers may be placed underneath rear decks.

Parking:  Complaints have been received regarding parking. Residents should not use Visitor parking spaces on a daily basis and is prohibited. Each unit is allocated two assigned parking spaces. Residents or guests parked in assigned spaces of others, on grass, in designated illegal areas, on any of the main Homeplace streets or areas which would cause partial blocking of streets, or driveways, may be subject to towing at the expense of the vehicle owner. Overflow parking is available at the lower rear of the property if all Visitor Spaces are in use.

Happy Holidays:  Wishing you Happy Holidays with family and friends and a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2014. Please remember to place your live Christmas trees curbside the morning of trash collection day by 7am. Please remove all lights, ornaments, wire, tinsel, and tree stands. Trees that are over five feet tall should be cut in half or into manageable pieces. Please do not place trees in a trash or recycling container. State law requires all yard waste, including Christmas trees, to be disposed of separately from other items. The landscaper will not remove Christmas trees from the property as this service is provided by the City of Greensboro on the day of trash collection free of charge.

Reminders:  The Board of Directors usually 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 guidelines that are addressed most often regarding Homeplace at Adams Farm for non-compliance located under the Community Guidelines > General tab.