Adams Point HOA Members,
The board has been working to establish landscaping service with a new provider. The process has been a lengthy one, we have been attaining various bids from a number of vendors and vetting each company. This is to make sure the quality of service, as well as the price, are inline with the standards the membership desires. We also wanted to make sure the vendor recognized Adams Point is to be first on his list of priorities as a customer.
The board is happy to announce this week Hardee’s Precision Landscapes, Inc. has been awarded the contract for services. We are currently working with Hardee to get him started ASAP. Spring has gotten a jump start on us, but we have confidence the new service will help us re-establish the beauty of our entrances and landscaping overall. Hardee has noted he will have a supervisor dedicated to our development to ensure we get the service we desire.
The board thanks you for being patient, we are giving this matter our full attention until things are as they should be.
Adams Point Board
Some concern has been expressed regarding the level of pruning taking place on the berm along Old Drug Store Road. While our previous landscaping company provided great service to our community for many years the board of directors was instructed by the membership, through a vote during our last member meeting, to review current bidders every three years. The board of directors used this opportunity to seek out a landscaping company with a higher level knowledge of botany; the board is also adhering to the requirement of contractors providing proof of insurance. After several months of research and bidding from various companies the board elected to award our landscaping contract to Precision Edge Landscaping of North Carolina.
Precision Edge Landscaping is fully bonded and insured. The company’s owner has nearly 15 years of experience in landscaping. He is licensed by the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, holds a NCDA & CS Pesticide Applicator License, and has also received extensive training through NC State University. The board trusts his instinct and advice when it comes to botany and other general landscaping matters until the company proves otherwise.
For years the community berm along Old Drug Store Road was maintained at a reasonable level, but it was discovered that it suffered due to disease and various levels of over growth. Precision Edge, along with your board of directors, has developed a plan to revitalize the berm to it’s intended level of beauty. This required pruning back many bushes and trees due to their health and the overall health of the berm. The board of directors and Precision Edge Landscaping have devised a plan to replace dead vegetation with new plants. Since many of the bushes and trees were cut back, mother nature has begun to sprout new growth. Weather permitting, we are optimistic that by next spring or fall, we will see meaningful growth and the berm will be approaching its full potential.
Your HOA Board
Spring is here and it is often the time of year homeowners consider making changes or additions to their property (home or landscaping). An Architectural Request to Change (ARC) form is required for any changes.
The covenants serve to protect the interest of all homeowners for now and the future. This requires each homeowner to abide by the covenants and SUBMIT an Architectural Request to Change (ARC) form for any exterior additions or modifications to their home or property. There are strict standards that may affect the changes you want to make, and they require written approval by the HOA Architectural Review Board. Written approval ensures your investment is compliant with the covenants and will not be charged as a violation; or require potentially costly changes on your behalf.
We urge all homeowners to “Submit Before You Commit”; submit an ARC request prior to making any changes to the exterior of your property.
ARC forms are available online or you can contact our management company, Community Association Management, LLC.
The berms and various other areas within our development are maintained by the HOA; these are typically identified as common areas. The berms associated with those homeowners along Old Drug Store Rd. are unique because their property actually extends to Old Drug Store Rd., per Johnston County GIS, however the berm and the roadside area are maintained by the HOA.
The HOA maintains the berm from the pine needle area (identified as the established contour/pattern) to Old Drug Store Rd. The homeowner is responsible for their property (mowing and general care) up to the edge of the pine needles. If a homeowner chooses to add ground cover, pine needles or other, to the established berm, then the homeowner is responsible for any addition.
The previous landscaping company may have mowed or maintained portions outside the established berm, thus homeowners should be aware they are responsible for their portion of the berm, i.e. up to the established pine needles.
The HOA board recently finalized an agreement with a new landscaping company; Precision Edge has been awarded the contract to service our community.
The company has started work and is making efforts to get familiar with all the areas they are to maintain; they are also making some improvements. With any change there is a period of transition, so we ask all members to please be patient as the new company works to establish its routine. The board is closely monitoring progress and we expect things to be significantly improved in the coming weeks. Please note, the recent weather has hindered some of the landscaper’s efforts, but they are working to make up for it.