MYRTLE TRACE UPDATE - HURRICANE MATTHEW
As we hope you’ve seen, recovery is well underway and we’re already seeing improvements in our community. Your street may not have been cleaned up as yet, but rest assured, Truett Hardwick, the company the Association has hired to remove the debris created by Hurricane Matthew is working their way through Myrtle Trace. We realize your frustration in having to deal with the task ahead, but we ask for your patience.
TRAFFIC: We also ask you to pay careful attention to the traffic conditions in our community, in particular with the large equipment being used to remove debris. If you see equipment blocking the roadway, please don’t try to pass it. That will only delay the work being done. If you are able to exit another way, please do so.
As a reminder, debris removal includes twigs, branches and yard waste brought to the edge of the road. Do not place debris near or on top of fire hydrants.
Truett Hardwick will only be doing a one-time clean-up of Myrtle Trace. Whatever debris is left over after they complete their work, will be picked up by Hardee Maintenance. Therefore, if you are able to, please take any debris you can to the Recycling Center as it will reduce our costs and work load. The more you can assist the Association, the sooner we’ll see results and the lower our costs will be.
NOTE: IF YOU HIRE A TREE REMOVAL COMPANY TO TAKE DOWN TREE(S) FROM YOUR PROPERTY, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING THE REMAINS OF THAT TREE.
ALSO, PLEASE CONFIRM THE RELIABILITY OF ANY COMPANY/PERSONS YOU ARE HIRING TO DO WORK ON YOUR PROPERTY BY CALLING THE BBB AND ASK A NEIGHBOR FOR A
RECOMMENDATION. REQUEST A QUOTE FIRST AND CONFIRM THEIR INSURANCE COVERAGE. WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ABOUT PEOPLE BEING SCAMMED. ONE COMPANY WE KNOW OF IS TELLING RESIDENTS THAT THEY WILL PLACE THE CUT TREE BY THE ROAD AND THE COUNTY HAS A TRUCK WORKING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PICKING UP THE REMAINS. THIS IS TOTALLY FALSE TO OUR KNOWLEDGE.
ARC: For the time being, you are allowed to remove trees from your property that are leaning and/or damaged and that you feel pose a threat to your property, without obtaining prior approval from the ARC Committee. However, we ask that you still submit the ARC Project Request Form, copies of which are available at the Clubhouse and/or on our web site, myrtletracesc.org. We ask you to seriously consider what trees actually require removal based on the current conditions and do not indiscriminately select trees for removal.
Also, If you have tree(s) that you need to have removed but that are not posing an immediate danger to your property, please consider waiting a week or so, when you possibly may be able to negotiate a lower and more reasonable rate than what is presently being charged.
ROOFS: You may repair any damaged roofs, but you may not replace any roofs without obtaining prior approval.
INSURANCE: You are responsible for contacting your insurance company directly to determine your coverage and responsibility.
GATE: The haul-away company will not be using the back gate as it’s less convenient for them to get to the Recycling Center from that location, so our back gate will be put back to its normal position.
NOTIFICATIONS: We will continue to post notices on our web site (myrtletracesc.org) and will be sending out emails, which will be marked “MYRTLE TRACE UPDATE – HURRICANE MATTHEW” with updates on the task ahead of us. We are trying our best to keep all our residents informed, but just in case they are not checking our website and/or their emails, we ask that you continue the Myrtle Trace tradition of passing on information and check with your neighbor to see that they’ve received the latest update.
We’re making progress thanks to you, our residents, and we ask you for your continued assistance and patience.
MYRTLE TRACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OCTOBER 14, 2016
Myrtle Trace - About Us
In 1994 “New Choices Magazine” chose Myrtle Trace as one of America’s top 20 retirement communities. This community of 518 homes was carved out of a pine forest, and the many tall pines still standing throughout the community are just part of the beauty and serenity of Myrtle Trace. The tall pines are complemented by fifteen small lakes scattered throughout the community. Over 40% of the homes are situated on a lake and many others back up to either the Burning Ridge Golf course or wooded areas. Rabbits, squirrels, ducks, fish, turtles, and many varieties of birds are among the wildlife that residents enjoy.