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April 2015 Updates:
2015 Annual Meeting
Our Foster's Creek Annual Meeting was be held Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00PM at Fellowship Alliance Church. Unfortunately because we did not have a quorum of homeowners and proxies received, our Annual Meeting could not be held.
A monthly Board meeting was held and several issues brought up and discussed. We appreciate all who attended or submitted their proxies via mail, fax or e-mail.
There will be no Board meeting held in May and the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00PM. Remember that homeowners are always welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.
Community Yard Sale
Our Foster's Creek biannual community yard sale took place on Saturday, April 18th and appears to have been a great success. Sellers reported a steady flow of traffic well before the start time of 8:00AM and continued well past noon. Thank you to all who participated in lieu of holding your own individual sales at other times.
Our next community sale is planned for October and more details will be provided as they become available.
And of course we'd like to thank our Yard Sale Committee for organizing the event and handling all of the advertising. Your efforts and volunteering are always appreciated!
As the issue with street parking in our community has not seen any improvement the Board has now been in contact with Manatee County to see what can be done to resolve this. After lengthy discussion it has been determined that our only option is to prohibit residential street parking in Foster's Creek via County ordinance. While our deeds already prohibit street parking there has been very little that can be done to enforce this since our roads are County-owned. Numerous complaints and valid concerns have been raised by our residents about the large number of vehicles parked in our streets for lengthy periods both during the day and at night. This has created a safety issue particularly on those streets that curve and where visibility is already compromised.
In the upcoming months, we will be coming through the community with a petition which will completely prohibit street parking. Homeowner majority approval of 67% is required and is for each street individually.
While this entire process is expected to take anywhere from 3-6 months, we appreciate our residents adhering to our no street parking restriction within our governing documents now. Thank you.
Overflow Lot Parking
Closely related to the issue of street parking is that of how our overflow lot at the front of the community is to be utilized. We have noticed a number of trailers parked in the lot and it has come to our attention that some of those are untagged. Notices will be placed on these trailers from Sentry Management to remove them immediately or they will be towed. If the owners of the trailers do not comply, we will contact County Code Enforcement to have them removed as they are in violation by not reflecting any registration.
While there are a few trailers parked in the overflow lot that are used daily by residents we are now asking those to be removed as well. Per our First Amendment to the Declaration of Maintenance and Land Use, Section 4.4 (c) - No boats, boat trailers, campers or any other such vehicle, trailer, or vessel shall be permitted to stay on a public right-of-way or on a lot, street, or common area unless permanently enclosed in a garage and not visible from public view. Our overflow lot is considered a common area and the regular parking of unauthorized vehicles in this area will no longer be tolerated. This lot was never intended to be used as storage area for commercial or recreational trailers and these vehicles must be removed immediately in order to be in compliance with our rules and regulations.
The overflow lot will be the designated parking area for guests of residents so that street parking in the community can be avoided. No vehicles will be permitted to be parked in the overflow lot long-term (in excess of 24 hours).
We have received an exceptionally large number of ARC requests in the past few months from owners wishing to paint their homes and we just want to take a minute to thank all of them for taking the necessary steps to keep their houses looking their best.
As our community gets older the local climate has taken its toll on our homes' appearance and unfortunately most homes with their original paint can no longer benefit from pressure washing alone. Violation notices have already been sent out to some of those homeowners who need to paint as part of their maintenance requirement. We understand that a lot of time and expense goes into painting and we are always willing to work with homeowners who have received notice that this is required.
Sentry Management will continue to conduct regular on-site compliance visits and notify those homeowners who need to paint as well as those with any other violations.
Please remember that you must submit an Architectural Review form for approval before you are permitted to paint your home whether you've received a notice to paint or not. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in fines or a lien against your home.
We Want You...
...to join our Foster's Creek Homeowner's Association Facebook group!
Our Facebook page is a great place for residents to share ideas and concerns and receive community updates more quickly from our Board of Directors. Simply click the link at the top of this page and you will be redirected to our group's page where you can request to join. Once an admin receives your request and verifies you are a resident of Foster's Creek (be sure to check your Messages folder once you've submitted your request in the event we need to get your address and owner or renter status) you will be approved to join our group.
At this time our Facebook page is a closed group and can only be viewed by members in order to help protect our residents' privacy.
If you haven't joined already we hope to see you soon!