STATUS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW CLEAN-UP
From the looks of things in Myrtle Trace, it would appear that we’ve completed our clean-up, but much remains to be done and we need your help and patience in that regard.
Al Hardee and his crew merit a well-deserved thank you from our community and we hope you’ll extend those thanks when you see them. They have been through MT numerous times picking up Hurricane Matthew debris and we feel the community has been given more than ample time to take advantage of that service. Hardee Maintenance needs to resume their daily operations and prepare for winter maintenance. Therefore, effective immediately, there will be no more Hurricane Matthew debris pick up by Hardee. It is now your responsibility to remove any remaining debris from your property.
Please review the interim ARC Tree Removal policy due to Hurricane Matthew which was included in your November News and Views and is also posted on our website, www.myrtletracesc.org.
COMMON GROUND TREES:
Nancy Southard, Director at Large, Pat Hosford, ARC Chair and Leo Reger, Property Chair, have done an extensive review of trees located on Common property to prioritize what trees need to be removed immediately due to posing a danger. Bids are being obtained and we will proceed without delay to ensure the safety of our community. We are also trying to deal with the trees that have fallen into ponds, but because they don’t pose an immediate danger, there may be a delay in removing them.
As reported at the October BOD meeting, to date our clean-up cost totaled $32,000.00 plus, but as indicated above, additional work remains and because of this expense, we had to reevaluate our 2017 budget. We are confident that the budget that will be presented and voted on at the November BOD meeting will allow us to meet our obligations due to Hurricane Matthew and continue to maintain and preserve Myrtle Trace in the coming year.
Our community was very fortunate in that we there was no loss of life, and while some homes required repair, no residents suffered serious damage to their properties, but we know that many questions are being asked, and we welcome those inquiries. In order for us to perform our duties, we need your involvement and your input, not just for this event, but for any issues facing Myrtle Trace. That involvement can start with you attending our monthly Board meetings, scheduled every third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Clubhouse. And of course, your attendance at our Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2016 at Horry Georgetown Technical College is vital to being able to continue the business of our community.
As with any experience, lessons have been learned and we will take what we discovered and hopefully be even better prepared for the next event. The one lesson that we didn’t have to learn from Hurricane Matthew was that Myrtle Trace has residents who never hesitate to assist their neighbors and to support their community in times of crisis. So, from your BOD, thank you for continuing to make Myrtle Trace a place we can be proud of.
MYRTLE TRACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NOVEMBER 9, 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.