The Gables at Pine Forest Community

Pine Forest Country Club Community Association, Inc. is now handling the administrative function of collecting annual HOA dues for The Gables at Pine Forest Community HOA which covers all homes located in The Gables section.

The Gables 2018 Annual Dues are $154.00

Mail dues and correspondence to:
P.O. Box 2134
Summerville, SC 29484

info@pineforesthoa.com

More Information About The Gables

Annual Garage Sale 9/22/18 8AM-12PM

Garage Sale

Do not place signs on property you do not own!

WEATHER UPDATE:   Advertisements and notices are out there, so getting the word out to the general public about cancelling the garage sale would be nearly impossible at this time.  Each homeowner can decide whether they want to have their sale on 9/15.   Depending on the weather, we may schedule a second sale date.

9/17/18: We know you worked very hard getting your sale items ready so we want to reschedule the Garage Sale for as soon as possible.  We are waiting to hear from the Post & Courier today on getting a rush ad in the paper to schedule the sale for 9/22.

Sale rescheduled for 9/22/18!

The HOA Sponsored Annual Pine Forest Neighborhood Yard Sale is always held on the 3rd Saturday of September from 8am to 12pm.  RAIN or SHINE!

This is a long-standing event that attracts many shoppers year after year.

Newspaper advertisements are placed by the homeowners association.   The HOA places signs at neighborhood entrances before and during the event.

Homeowners setup sales on their own property. The HOA places newspaper advertisements and pays extra for a larger, highlighted ad. Individual homeowners may also place a newspaper ad at their own expense, if desired. Homeowners are encouraged to share the sale information on social media, etc. Signs should not be placed on the property of others – including neighborhood entrances, common areas, etc. Be respectful of your neighbors in all ways – parking, noise, cleanup, etc. All garage sale materials need to be cleaned up on the same day as the sale. If you are in the Legacy section, contact that HOA for information and restrictions.

Please email your questions to info@pineforesthoa.com.

Newspaper ad:

PFCCCA, Inc. Fine Policy

Authority to impose fine is covered under Article V, Powers and Duties of the Board of Directors,

Section 1. Powers.  The Board of Directors shall have power to:

  • Adopt and publish rules and regulations governing the use of  the Common Properties, Restricted Common Properties and Purchased Common Properties, and the personal conduct of the members and their guests thereon, and to establish penalties for the infraction thereof.

COMPLIANCE WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Compliance.    It  is  hoped  and  anticipated  that  all  Home  Owners  will  comply  with  the  Rules  and Regulations as they are outlined in this document, since they are intended to preserve the character of the Community and the property values of each Owner.  In the event that a situation arises where violations have taken place, it is the responsibility of the Board to enforce the established rules in a consistent fashion according to the process outlined in the enforcement procedures set forth below.
  2. Common Element Damage. The Association may order the assessment of the cost of repair of any common element which is damaged by the Home Owner, its tenant or guest.

ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

  1. Reporting Violations. Complaints concerning violations of the Rules, Regulations or any provisions of the Association’s Declaration and Bylaws by a Home Owner or tenant must be submitted, in writing, to the Executive Board, signed by the Home Owner or tenant.  The complaint must be in sufficient detail to determine whether a violation has occurred.
  2. Investigation.   A member of the Executive Board, Committee member or representative shall investigate the complaint to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation has occurred.
  3. Initial Violation Notice/First Notification. The Association will send a written notice describing the violation to the Home Owner and/or tenant, instructing them to correct the violation or respond within a maximum of ten (10) days.   If a violation is not corrected within the amount of days detailed in the letter, or if the Home Owner has not contacted the Executive Board concerning the violation, the Executive Board will proceed further with the enforcement procedures.
  4. Second Notification.   If no response or correction concerning the violation is performed within the amount of days of the written warning, a letter will be sent to the Home Owner and a $50 fine will be assessed to the Home Owner.
  5. Third Notification.   If no correction or response within ten (10) days after the second notification, another letter will be sent to the Home Owner, and a $250 fine will be assessed to the Home Owner.

If after the third offense the situation has not been resolved, the Board has the authority, as established by the Bylaws, to initiate any or all corrective action at the Home Owner’s expense.  Thus, it would be to each Home Owner’s benefit to abide by the Rules and Regulations, as well as resolve violations prior to elevating to this extreme.

  1. Fines and Penalties. Depending upon the seriousness of the violation, the Executive Board has the right to impose larger fines if the violation or problem disregards the safety of the residents, is in complete disregard of the Association and adjoining neighbors, and/or in violation of the Association’s Declaration.  Depending upon the seriousness of the violation, the fine could either be enacted for each incident or a fine charged for each day that the violation remains uncorrected.  The Executive Board has full authority in establishing the amount of fines and loss of privilege penalties.  The amount assessed if due upon receipt of the notice.

If the situation persists after the third notice, fines in the amount of $250 will be assessed to the Home Owner’s account every thirty days.

  1. Unusual Circumstances. Where the Board concludes that the fines set forth above would not be sufficient to compel compliance, properly punish the violation and/or deter future violations, a per violation fine greater than $50.00, but no greater than $250.00 per violation may be assessed against a Unit Owner.
  2. Hearing. All Association Home Owners and tenants shall have the right to a hearing, by the Executive Board  Any decision made by the Executive Board is final.
  3. Continuing Violation. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation and shall be subject to a separate fine hereunder.
  4. Cumulative Fine Cap per Particular Violation. Cumulative fines for a single continuing violation, not including attorney fees, shall not exceed $5,000.
  5. Pass Through Expenses. In addition to the fines and penalities set forth herein, the Association may charge the Home Owners or tenants the costs for all mailings or notices required to be sent as a result of their violation of the Declaration, Bylaws and/or these Rules and Regulations.
  6. Collection of Fines. All fines and costs shall be deemed assessed against the particular Home involved and shall be a continuing lien against such Home.  The collection of such fines and costs shall be enforceable in the same manner as all other assessments.  Fines and costs not paid within thirty (30) days of assessment shall be charged a late fee in accordance with the Association’s policy for each thirty (30) day period thereafter.
  7. Other Remedies. The imposition of a fine or costs shall not preclude the Association from invoking any other remedy or sanction which may be lawfully imposed with respect to the same violation.
  8. Additional Remedies. In addition to any other remedies available to it, in the event of a violation, the Association shall be authorized to suspend voting rights and the right to use the Association’s amenities until the fines are paid, and the violation is remedied.
  9. Noncompliance. In the event that a Home Owner or tenant does not comply with the violation notice and/or does not pay the amount assessed by the Association, the Executive Board may file legal action against the Home Owner for collection of the fines and compliance with the Association’s Declaration, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations.  Any expense associated with legal action and the collection of fines incurred by the Association shall be added to the complaint and become the responsibility of the Home Owner to pay.  If a judgment awarded by the court remains unpaid, the Executive Board may place a lien for the amount of the judgment, plus costs, against the Home Owner’s property.

Architectural Review Board

Required Form

Completion of this Proposal Form is required for any renovations, modifications, or additions to home or lot.
(examples: roof, sunroom, garage, room addition, fence, storage building, shed, pool, hot tub, deck, patio, pavement, solar, pond, etc.)

Key Points Addressing Frequently Asked Questions

Roofing

All roofing shingles must be black in color — architectural or 30 year shingles are advised.

Parking

No vehicular parking on streets overnight.

Signs

No signage is to be placed in public right of ways, common areas, street corners, etc.  The HOA may place signage pertinent to the community as a whole in these areas.  Signage such as FOR SALE, OPEN HOUSE, etc., may be placed only on the specific lot where the activity is taking place.

Mailboxes

Mailboxes must be black (post and boxes).

Boats, Trailers, etc.

No boats, trailers, campers, etc., may be parked in driveways or yards.

Moving PODs

PODs or storage bins may be used during the moving period only.

Dogs

All dogs must be walked on leashes and waste tended to by dog owner.

Home Additions

Any and all exterior additions shall be presented to the ARB through this review request Proposal Form. This includes fences, sheds, sunrooms, additions, etc.

Fencing is to be wood with 1″ spacing between boards and scalloped/swagged.
fence

Swimming Pools

All pools require approval.  Above ground pools are not allowed and will not be approved.

Yard Sale

The HOA sponsors one (1) community garage sale annually.  The sale is held on the third Saturday in September.

Speed Bumps, Speed Humps, Traffic Calming

Several residents have mentioned wanting more information about how they can petition for speed bumps or speed humps on their street.

NOTE: The HOA has heard from homeowners who would like speed bumps, as well as from homeowners who oppose speed bumps.

Any homeowners interested in pursuing the matter must follow the Town’s Traffic Calming Policy which can be downloaded here (PDF).

In Summary:

  1. A petition (51% of residents) and Town Council approval is required.
  2. The installation must meet the appropriate volume and speed criteria.
  3. Neighborhood residents are responsible for funding. The Town of Summerville shall not fund speed humps.

Golf Cart Laws

It is important for everyone to know the laws governing golf carts.

The Summerville police department is responsible for enforcing these laws.

If you have a valid driver’s license, you may drive the golf cart during the day within four miles of your home or business and on secondary highways.

Mailbox Repair or Replacement

Mr. Chad Thompson handles mailbox installation and repairs.  He is happy to help and often has the parts available.

Call Chad Thompson 843-814-5821

Charges vary depending on the scope of work for repairs.
Homeowners are responsible for mailbox repair charges, not the HOA.

Violation of Covenants – Trash Cans, Boats, Trailers, etc.

In an effort to maintain the appeal, integrity and property values of our beautiful neighborhood, the Pine Forest Country Club Community Association, Inc. would like to remind residents of a few of the covenants which make Pine Forest a highly desirable and acclaimed Lowcountry community:

“No utility trailer, camper, recreational vehicle, boat, tent,
barn, tree house, steel building, or other similar outbuilding or structure shall be placed on any lot at any time, either temporarily or permanently….”

“Each lot owner shall provide a screened area not generally visible from the road to serve as a service yard and an area for the storage of garbage receptacles and fuel tanks or similar storage receptacles….”

Unfortunately, a number of residents are in violation of the above covenants. We respectfully request that anyone in violation please take corrective action. If you notice a neighbor violating a covenant, please encourage them to adhere to the rules which were established to maintain the allure and character of our community. We are specifically urging all residents to please remove all boats, trailers, etc., from your property. We also ask that you place your garbage cans and receptacles in an area where they out of sight from the road, golf course and other residents.

Thank you for your time. Adhering to these covenants will benefit us all as we strive to ensure Pine Forest remains an attractive and highly sought-after Lowcountry community!

Respectfully,
The Board of Directors
Pine Forrest Country Club Community Association, Inc.

Parking on the Street

The board has received complaints and concerns about cars being parked on the street often and for extended periods of time. Please be courteous to your neighbors and refrain from on-street parking in our neighborhood.  Please see the Town of Summerville Municipal Code on parking.

In the Legacy at Pine Forest section, parking on the street is prohibited by the covenants (see page 57). Contact CMG for more information.

Street Lights

Please report street light outage.  If you see a street light out, all you have to do is call SCE&G at
1-800-251-7234  and give them the number that is located on a silver metal plaque on each post.  They usually come right out and take care of it.