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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
Community Alert
Posted on Oct 24th, 2016 Comments (0)
There was a report of a car break-in on Mimosa Trail on Sunday evening.  A police report was filed.   This is a reminder to all homeowners to lock your vehicles and keep all valuables out of sight.  If you see any suspicious activity please call the Florence Police Department.
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
Street Paving Project
Posted on Aug 17th, 2016 Comments (0)
The City of Florence has awarded a contract to pave the streets within the Tara community.   The curbing project , recently completed,  was in preparation for the paving project.  The only information available at this time is that the paving will be completed by November 1st.  The contractor will notify the City two weeks prior to starting the project, and the City will then post signs throughout the community to notify residents.   Information is not available at this time as to which streets will be paved first.  Updates will be provided on the project as information becomes available.
Thank You
Posted on Jun 30th, 2016 Comments (2)
A sincere "THANK YOU" to the homeowner in the blue shirt that was observed shoveling the goose droppings off the sidewalk around the lake today.  Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.  A great example of #TaraPride.
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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