Pine Needles:  Application of pine needles throughout the Common Area and around all townhomes was completed by the end of February. Please submit a Work Order for any area that needs to be addressed or may have been overlooked.

Entrances:  The island at the Homeplace entrance on Hearthwood will be redesigned during the Spring when warmer temperatures return. The perimeter will have small brick edging, brick chips, and almost all plants replaced. Current plants that are healthy and fit in with the new design will remain while others that are not used and are removed may be placed in the flower bed around the Homeplace at Adams Farm sign. The island at the Homeplace entrance on Autumncrest will be redesigned next year in the same manner.

Front Railings:  The front railing project will also resume when warmer Spring temperatures return. With the project now 75% complete it is anticipated to be finished by the end of the year. The progression of the project continues to be dependent on weather conditions, and primarily, as finances allow.

Annual Meeting:  The Board of Directors would like to thank all Members and guests who attended the Homeplace Annual Meeting at the end of January. The comments and feedback are much appreciated.

Hard Winter Pruning:  The hard pruning of all community bushes and shrubs was completed in January while growth was 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 were removed where a hard pruning was not beneficial to promote rejuvenation and growth control.

Gutter Cleaning:  The annual gutter cleaning, including downspouts, for all townhomes throughout the community was completed the third week of December. Gutters that need additional cleaning will be addressed on an individual basis, upon receipt of a Work Order, until the annual cleaning next Winter.

Payment Coupons:  Payment coupons for 2014 monthly Association dues were mailed to all homeowners and should have been received the first week of December. Any homeowner who has not received their 2014 monthly Association payment coupon booklet should contact the management company.

Rear Decks:  After a recent walkthrough of the community rear decks were observed being used for outside storage. Rear decks, including the area underneath, and on the ground adjacent to the entire rear deck structure, are not to be used for outside storage. All items should be stored in the utility closet on the rear deck or inside the townhome.

Parking:  Complaints have still 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.

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.

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 are 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.