Break-Ins: Please be aware that there has been an increase in break-ins in the Western Branch area. Be diligent, keep your doors locked and be aware of your surroundings. Call the police if you see something suspicious.
Increase in Homeowners Association Assessment and discount removal:
In accordance with the recent approved budget, quarterly assessments have been increased from $80 to $90 starting with the January payment. Also, there will no longer be a discount offered for paying the assessment in full in January. If you do not
want a coupon book sent to you this year please e-mail Kimberly Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 2nd.
New Web Site for Waterstone
: The board voted to keep our current website (this location). However, you still need to make your online payments at http://www.smartstreet.org
. Thank you for all of your comments both on the survey, in person, at the meeting, and on our Facebook Page.
We have an unofficial Facebook page that anyone in Waterstone (including renters) can join. You are welcome to join by searching for "Waterstone Community" or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1777169525832041/
. Remember, this is unofficial however so far the participation and positivity on the page has been awesome. Thanks to those that help set it up and are working as admins on the page!
Trash Can Placement: Please place your trash can and recycle bin at least 4 feet apart on recycling day so the garbage trucks can grab your cans without knocking over your other can.
Please make sure you are walking your dogs on a leash.
There have been reports of Waterstone residents walking their dogs off a leash. If you have questions, here are some answers from the City: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Page3175.aspx
. If you see neighbors with dogs off leash, please remind them of the rules.
Please Lock Your Vehicles and Do Not Leave Them Running In Your Driveway
Also be weary of solicitors without proper certification and identification
OPT Out of Payment Coupons:
If you wish to opt out of receiving payment coupons in the mail, please e-mail Kimberly Katz at email@example.com
. This has to be done each year.
There are now searchable Homeowner's Association documents on the HOA Documents page. They do not replace the originals that are scanned and located there, but if you open up one of the documents labeled "searchable", you can press "Control F" and search for specific words.
Property Management Company Information
Effective November 21, 2014 Chesapeake Bay Management, Inc took over the management of the Waterstone community. CBM purchased the property management division of Towne Bank and Towne Bank is no longer in the property management business. We are excited to have Kimberly Katz as our new Association Manager. CBM only does one thing, they manage associations. They are a very experienced company and we look forward to working with Kimberly. If you have any questions you can contact her at 757-491-6557
Board Members and Officers
The current Association management team is:
Dennis Newton - BOD/ President
Tony Menzl - BOD/Vice President
Dan Grymes - BOD/Secretary/Treasurer
There are opportunities to serve as an officer or on a committee. Please contact Kimberly Katz about these as well.
The bylaws are published on the website and can be read here
Don't Forget To Submit An ARC Application For Exterior Projects
Just a reminder that any exterior changes to your home; roof, siding, paint color, shutter color, fence, shed, deck, dock etc., requires an ARC application
before work begins. You can find the application here on our website and submitting it is quick and easy. It only takes a few days to be approved and then you can begin your project.
PLEASE NOTE: This includes any fences built to conceal garbage cans! Planting plants, shrubs and trees does not require an application.