Welcome to the Foster's Creek Homeowners Association website. Here you can find information on current issues in our community, Board meeting information, copies of our governing documents, the names of our HOA Board of Directors, contact information and more. We appreciate you taking the time to visit and welcome your feedback.
October 2014 Updates:
Given our recent issues with vehicles speeding through the community we have contacted Manatee County Sheriff's Office to place speed trailers on our residential streets and to begin conducting regular patrols in the next few weeks. If it is determined that there is an on-going problem with speeding in Foster's Creek, the county may decide to install speed tables to deter vehicles from traveling too fast. We understand that some of our residents may not be happy with this decision but in this case, the safety of everyone in our community is of the greatest importance. We want to remind everyone driving through our community to slow down..especially on our curved streets. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Welcome Letter from Sentry Management
We are now entering our second month with Sentry as our management company and residents should have received a couple of important mailings from them in recent days.
One mailing is to notify homeowners that our Foster's Creek Community Association Manager contact is Thomas Richardson and that he can be contacted via phone at 941-361-1222 x51003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make note of his information should you have any questions or concerns.
Homeowners were also notified that arrangements are being made to trim branches and remove exotic plants/trees (i.e. Brazilian Pepper) from the fence at the edge of the landscape buffer along I-75 that are beginning to encroach upon this area. The contractor performing this work may need to access those properties along this area to remove branches. However, the HOA will notify those residents impacted before the work begins with the anticipated schedule as well as to gain permission to access.
In addition to this letter, homeowners were also mailed notice and instructions on how to register their information online using the 16-digit account number on the sample coupon that was included. Your account will allow you to pay annual HOA assessments securely online as well as provide any applicable ledger balances. Your homeowner profile will allow you to choose whether or not to be included in the Homeowner Directory and will also give you the opportunity to correct email addresses and contact phone numbers.
There is also an Information Center available for homeowners who register online that will provide copies of our deed restrictions and other governing documents available to be viewed and printed.
Your Board of Directors and Sentry Management feel these online services will be very useful to our residents. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us or Sentry Management.
Halloween Decorating Contest
Your Foster's Creek Board of Directors is please to announce that we will be holding our 2nd Annual community Halloween Decorating Contest.
We were so impressed with last year's contest participants and hope to get even more this year. But beware, the judges do not want to see repeats of last year's winners so if you're entering the contest again, be sure to come up with something unique!
If you think your home has what it takes to compete then just e-mail your name and address with the subject line "2014 Halloween Decorating Contest" to us at email@example.com by the October 22nd deadline.
You can find all the contest details here.
Even with notices mailed to residents earlier in August with the summer newsletter, street parking continues to be an issue in our community. We understand there are instances where residents need to park vehicles in the street when entertaining or performing maintenance on their homes but we would like to ask everyone to please be mindful of where and when this takes place.
Parking along a curved street where the ability to see oncoming traffic is compromised is discouraged at all times as is parking large commercial or recreational vehicles that limit moving traffic's ability to pass safely.
The Board continues to hear residents' complaints about this issue regularly and while we have not yet had to issue violations, we will not hesitate to begin this practice. Again, we are not referring to those vehicles that are parked for very short periods of time or in a manner that does not adversely impact moving vehicle/pedestrian traffic but rather those who are habitual offenders or create potential safety hazards.
The exterior modification of homes by painting, tree removal, putting up fences, etc. without first seeking ARC approval continues to be an issue in our community. We cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing our Modifications Committee Guidelines, submitting an Architectural Review form, and waiting for approval before beginning the work on your home. The BOD has taken a zero-tolerance approach to violation of this rule and will not hesitate to take action against those homeowners who choose not to heed it. There is a Fining Committee in place made up of Foster's Creek homeowners and have already imposed rulings and fines on some of those residents in violation.
While our deeds allow 45 days for review of all ARC forms before approval almost all submitted requests are responded to in 14 days or less. There is simply no excuse for failing to adhere to this requirement and doing so results in an enormous waste of the Board's time and those residents who have volunteered to serve on our Fining Committee when there are other issues that could be focused on instead.
Copies of our Modification Guidelines and Architectural Review form can be found under the HOA Documents section of this site.
Maintaining Your Home
One of the biggest requests we get from residents when asked about issues that the Board should focus its attention on is the enforcement of our governing documents when it comes to maintaining your home's appearance. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping yards and landscaping mowed/trimmed, replacing dead sod, removing dead tree branches, pressure washing of your home's exterior as well as aluminum pool cages and screened patios/porches and cleaning/replacing mailboxes.
Each homeowner was provided a copy of our Foster's Creek deeds upon the purchase of their home and agreed to reside in a deed-restricted community so the expectation that these rules will be followed should not come as a surprise to anyone. All of our governing documents are available on this website under the HOA Documents section for your review and we are happy to answer any questions our residents have regarding our deeds.
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!