Our next monthly Board meeting will be held Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30PM at Fellowship Alliance Church.
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May 2015 Updates:
New Board Members
We are pleased to announce that we have two homeowners who have volunteered to join our Board of Directors. One is a long-time resident of Foster's Creek who takes a great deal of pride in their home and is looking forward to taking an active role in the community. The other is a resident who is fairly new to the neighborhood but is eager to get involved and help out in any way needed.
As the addition of these two homeowners will bring the number of Board members up to six this will need to be made official at our June Board meeting and we will make a formal announcement of their names and Board positions.
We look forward to these additions to our group and know that they will definitely help achieve our on-going goal of making improvements to our community and keeping Foster's Creek a great place for our residents to call home.
Worried you missed our Spring 2015 newsletter? Fear not...you'll be pleased to know our latest edition has been uploaded here to our website in an effort to cut down on printing and mailing costs as well as save a few trees. We will now be moving to this paperless format to bring you all of the latest happenings in Foster's Creek but please let us know if you'd still like a copy mailed and we'll be happy to get one out to you.
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!