Message from the board on Covid-19 Closures
We wish you well during these trying times dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Most or all of us have been greatly affected and have experienced disruptions to our well being. As a precautionary measure and to keep in line with state and local government orders, we closed all community facilities including the playground, basketball court, and clubhouse until further notice. If you see anyone on the playground or basketball court they are in violation of this policy. For everyone’s heath and safety, this policy will be enforced, and residents who are caught using these facilities may lose all community privileges, including pool use, for their entire household. If you have children or young adults in the house, we encourage discussing this with them because we know some have already violated this policy.
That said, please note that according to Mecklenburg County, activities such as walking, running, pet walking, and biking are allowed as long as rules for social distancing are followed, including staying six feet from others and not gathering in groups. These are permitted outside the playground, basketball court, pool area, and clubhouse.
Spring Property Inspection Checklist
We hope this email finds you all healthy, safe, and in good spirits. The Coronavirus has definitely changed the way we live our daily lives, so hopefully we will be past this sooner than later. Since Mecklenburg County has issued the ‘shelter in place’ proclamation, many of you will be spending time catching up on Spring cleaning and projects. With that being said, we wanted to make you all aware of what is evaluated when inspections are conducted so you can get a jump on your outdoor projects. To be transparent, the Spring inspections always yield a harder look at properties to start the inspection season. This is primarily due to the things that build up during the colder months when we are not paying as much attention to the outsides of our homes.
Click to download the checklist (pdf format) that Superior Management uses during their inspections so you will know what they look for as they review properties in communities. We are certainly sensitive to the fact that some findings may require contractors and money for repairs. Let’s face it, money may be tighter for the next few months, and no one wants strangers around their home potentially introducing germs. So if you need more time to do needed repairs, please contact Superior to work out a timeline to get the items addressed. The Southampton Community Manager, Pam Yasses, can be reached at Pam@Superioram.net.
On a different note, we received a great idea from one of our residents this week. Even with the shelter in place proclamation, you are still allowed to get some exercise on a walk or bike ride. In order to spread some joy as people pass your home, we encourage everyone with children to “Chalk your walk.” Sidewalk chalk is a great way for children to get outside and practice their art skills for the folks passing by to admire. We ask that you keep it clean and uplifting and avoid anything political in nature. Hopefully this will spread some joy and be a reminder to everyone that better times are coming as we get past this pandemic.
New Homeowner Portal Available
Superior Association Management, LLC has partnered with a new bank. They are very excited to announce that they implemented a new Accounting software over the Labor Day Weekend. The new software and new bank will now be integrated, allowing owners to see their balances and make payments from the owner portal. Information will be sent with your Quarterly Statement but in case you pay early here is some information regarding updating your payments. Also please note this is a NEW system and you will need to Register again as the old logon will not work.
If you use online bill pay you will need to update the mailing address. See details below.
Superior Association Management in conjunction with Accounting Integrators and Premier Bank will provide the following methods of payment:
c/o Superior Association Management
PO Box 1117
Commerce, GA 30529
Please contact Superior if you have any questions regarding these payment options or logging into the website.
Southampton could use your help!
Our community could use someone like you! Please consider stepping up to help out the neighborhood that you live in! Below is a sketch of what it is like to serve on the ARC, HOA Board, and Neighborhood Watch.
ARC Committee - Members receive requests from neighbors that want to make changes to their properties (adding a fence, an addition to their house, roofing changes). The members review the request and makes sure that it follows the guidelines of the community. The members vote whether to approve the request from the homeowner. Most of the work is done via email, but sometimes a ride-by is also in order to view the subject property.
The neighborhood watch committee is a group of neighbors that keep a watchful eye out for suspicious activity in the neighborhood and communicate that with the other members of the group, the HOA board, and when necessary informing the entire community. The HOA board also communicates with the Neighborhood Watch members to inform them of any issues that are happening (ie. trespassers at the pool, vandalism, loitering, etc.) in the neighborhood.
Social Committee - Help plan social events that all of your neighbors can enjoy. Traditionally, these events have included: Pool Parties, Fall Festivals, Coordinate Santa's Visit, 4th of July Parade, and Adult Parties at the clubhouse.
If you are interested in helping out we could really use your help.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Every month, the entire neighborhood is visually inspected by our management company to make sure the community maintains an attractive appearance. Here are a sample of the common issues that have been found from the latest inspections:
HOA Financial Information and Minutes
The current operating budget, financial statements and board minutes may now be found on our Financials page.
Community Management Company
Superior Association Management, LLC
P.O. Box 2427
Huntersville, NC 28070
(704) 875-7299 – office
(704) 875-7177 – fax
"Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Section 7A-38.3F, the association is required to notify its members yearly that members and the association may request voluntary mediation of any dispute with the association arising under the North Carolina Planned Community Act, or under the association's declaration, bylaws, or rules and regulations, other than a dispute relating solely to the failure to pay dues or assessments. Either party can decline to engage in mediation for any reason. The procedure for requesting mediation is set forth in the statute."
Pool is now open