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Welcome to the Tara at Plantation Pointe website.  The Tara Council of Co-Owners and the Tara Community Association are pleased to offer this website to provide a wealth of on-line resources and opportunities to share information, get news and announcements, access association documents, contact our management company and much more.  All homeowners and residents of Tara are welcome to register and get full access to the site and make the most of this resource.  Please feel free to CONTACT US with your comments and suggestions.

Neighborhood News
Christmas Tree Recycling
Posted on Dec 26th, 2016 Comments (0)
The City of Florence offers Christmas Tree recycling with curbside pickup and various drop off points throughout the county.  Click HERE to view a flyer with dates, times and locations.
Welcome to Winter 2016
Posted on Dec 8th, 2016 Comments (1)
Snow Removal
CruCutters will once again be handling the snow removal this winter.  CruCutters will monitor the snowfall and weather forecast and work closely with the Snow Captain to determine the best & most efficient time to clear the sidewalks & parking pads.  Generally speaking, snow is not removed until it accumulates 2” or more. 
No salt will be used on any concrete surfaces as it voids the warranty on the concrete.
Snow removal and maintenance of the roadways is the responsibility of the City of Florence.  If you have questions or concerns about the roadways, you should contact them directly. 
If you have a garage, please park in it as it will make the snow clearing more complete and efficient, costing the Association (you) less in the long run.  Plus it minimizes the possibility that your car will be damaged as neither CruCutters nor the Tara COA is responsible for any damage.
Exterior Faucet Shut Offs
Many condos have an exterior faucet located on the outside.  If you have a faucet on the outside of the wall of your unit, you will likely have an interior shut off valve.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you turn off the shut off valve from the inside, disconnect the hose and then open the exterior faucet to make sure it drains.  Once drained, close the faucet.  This will prevent frozen pipes & bursting of these water lines.  The COA will also cover these faucets with a foam cover to help ensure they are protected. 
All COA hoses should be left on the hose hangouts and disconnected from the faucets.  If you have personal hoses or sprinklers, be sure to store them away for the winter. 
Winterization of Vacant Units (Snow Birds Too!)
If you are a snow bird, plan to be out of town for more than a few days or are selling your unit, you need to make sure your unit has the heat set to a minimum of 50°, the water to your unit turned off faucets left open to drain and toilets flushed to drain the water in the tank.
You, as the owner of the unit, are responsible for any damage caused from frozen pipes, including the cost of the Associations Insurance Deductible.
If you are aware of any units that are vacant with no one monitoring them, please be sure to contact Management with the complete address of the unit.
Murry Feldstein, CMCA
Revised Improvement Application
Posted on Nov 17th, 2016 Comments (0)
A revised Improvement Application has been posted on the website.  You can view or print the document by clicking HERE.  There is also a link to the application under the DOCUMENT tab.
New Property Manager
Posted on Oct 10th, 2016 Comments (0)
Dear Homeowners,
In an effort to better serve the Tara Council of Co-Owners Association, Towne Properties, with the approval of the Board, has assigned Murry Feldstein as the new Manager for your Association.  Effective today, October 10, 2016, Murry will be managing both the Tara Council of Co-Owners Association and Tara Community Association.
Murry brings with him over 16 years of experience working with Associations, Boards and Contractors and looks forward to working with you.  Should you have any questions or need service please contact Murry. 
If you have a question regarding your account you may contact Carol Barham, the Customer Service Administrator for your Associations.
Murry Feldstein, CMCA
Association Manager
Carol Barham
Customer Service Administrator
Revised Clubhouse Rental Policies and Forms
Posted on Oct 4th, 2016 Comments (0)
The recently revised Homeowner Handbook includes updated policies and forms for the rental of the Tara Clubhouse.  The updated policies and revised forms are posted under the CLUBHOUSE AND POOLS link on the main page of the website.   If you're planning to rent the Clubhouse over the holiday season make sure you have the latest policies and rental forms.  You can check the CALENDAR link to see which dates remain available.
New Homeowner Handbook
Posted on Aug 30th, 2016
Update 9/22/16
The recently revised Homeowner Handbook is now posted on this website under the DOCUMENTS section.  You and also view or print the document by clicking HERE.
Original Article
The newsletter distributed last week indicated that the recently revised Homeowner Handbook was posted on the website under DOCUMENTS.  Unfortunately there has been a delay in posting the document.  We anticipate the new Handbook will be posted within a few days.   An email will be sent to all registered users announcing when the Handbook is available.  We apologize for the delay.
Tara Council of Co-Owners and Tara Community Association
2016 Capital Projects
Posted on Jun 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
Every year the Council of Co-Owners' operating budget designates a portion of  monthly HOA fees to be set aside in a "Reserve Fund" to provide for future maintenance necessary to maintain the value and integrity of the community.  On average the contribution to Reserves for 2016 is $36 per month per homeowner, which works out to $258,000 for the year.  Through May 2016 the Reserve Fund has a balance of $1,078.000 which is invested in government insured Certificates of Deposit.   Maintenance projects paid out of Reserves are classified as "Capital Projects".  For 2016 the following Capital Projects are scheduled:
2016 General Maintenance Expenses
Posted on Jun 25th, 2016 Comments (1)
Dear Homeowners:
      Recently, Paul Gibson sent an email to all registered members of the Tara website in which he expressed his anger and frustrations about the state of our community’s garbage corrals. In that letter Paul noted that for the first three months of this year, we spent $3,000 to have those corrals cleaned up.
     Unfortunately, this maintenance expense is not the only one which has far exceeded what we believed would be expended for maintenance this year. In fact, through May we have now spent 90% of our entire 2016 general maintenance budget.
     Does this mean that we will no longer provide maintenance for the remainder of the year? The answer to this question is “no”. What it does mean is that maintenance items may not be performed as often and as quickly as you would like.  Let me cite some examples to you.    
Real Estate Signs
Posted on Apr 29th, 2016 Comments (0)
Tara has rules and regulations where ”For Sale” signs may be placed. Quite simply,” a real estate sign may be displayed in the window of the unit for sale.  In the alternative, the sign may be placed in a mulch bed closest to the unit for sale.”
If a real estate sign is placed in some other area, that placement constitutes a violation. As a result, the property manager has been instructed to take that sign and to notify the owner of the taking. The sign will be returned to the homeowner or to his or her realtor as provided for in the notice.  A second violation will result in a fine to the homeowner.
The Co-Owners Council believes that one reason why someone should buy a home in Tara is that the community is well maintained, and that its rules and regulations are enforced to ensure consistent appearance and fairness to other homeowners. Placing a for sale sign in an unauthorized place is contrary to this belief.
Decks and Patios
Posted on May 25th, 2012 Comments (0)
The Property Manager along with board members and several vendors conduct a monthly walk of the community in order to identify areas requiring attention.  Over the past several months we have noticed an increasing use of decks and patios being used to store miiscellaneous items such as bicycles, toys, motorcycles, etc.  Community documents stipulate that "decks and patios may only be used only for their intended purposes" and "there will be no storage or parking of any items, including baby carriages, playpens, bycycles, wagons, toys, vehicles, etc".  

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