Winter 2016:

Masonry & Concrete:  The milder Winter temperatures provided the opportunity for the few remaining front brick step and stoop replacements to resume earlier than planned on Saddlegate Court and Autumncrest Drive. When the brick masonry has been completed concrete repairs and replacements will be scheduled and occur next. The progression of this Capital Improvement project will continue to be dependent on weather conditions, and primarily, as finances allow. Hearthwood Court will be addressed and scheduled for 2017.

Annual Meeting:  The Board of Directors would like to thank all Members and guests who attended the Homeplace Annual Meeting in February. The comments and feedback are much appreciated. Membership approved the May 2015 Board of Directors appointment of Beverly Smith, elected Kenneth Dykes and Janet Kinsley, whose terms end in 2018, and re-elected Hayden Carter, Max Cole and Paul DaBruzzo whose terms end in 2019.

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

Winter Pruning:  The 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 pruning was not beneficial to promote rejuvenation and growth control as they became too large and overgrown in the area they were planted.

Termite Inspection:  The annual termite inspection around all townhomes and Common Area throughout the community was completed December 14th and 15th.

Gutter Cleaning:  The annual gutter cleaning, including downspouts, for all townhomes throughout the community was completed the week of December 7th. Gutters that need additional cleaning will be addressed on an individual basis, upon receipt of a Work Order, until the annual cleaning next Winter.

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 closed and 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 continue to be 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 nearby Visitor Spaces are in use.

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.