July 31st Board Meeting - Horsey
To all .. Bobby Horsey was asked to attend and speak on 2 very important subjects: Our front entrance driveway and updates for Phase 7. The main entrance has a water irrigation and proper drainage issue which cause the erosion of the driveway top layer. Bobby states that there are several options for fixing the erosion problem and recommended that we fix the current driveway pealing and aligatoring (cracking like aligator skin), both issues caused differently, and that would only be a short-term fix, perhaps 2 years. He recommended a proper milling and asphalt coating at a future date, perhaps to coincide with Phase 7 as he will have the equipment and materials on site. On materials, he stated there is an issue with getting drain pipes and other items, not just for our Phase 7 but for the 40+ developments he's involved with.
SWC Phase 7 is moving along with clean outs now installed in the front area for 25+ homes and right side 35+ homes. He is working with Artesian on drainage. The right retention pond will be completed in September and entrance roadway with curbs and sidewalks will be ready in early October. DR Horton is planning on beginning construction of the model home after the front entrance area roadway is complete. There's still no information on the house style they will use as the model.
Bobby stated that DR Horton is looking to finish their home builds within 18 months to 2 years and that Phase 7 would most likely be complete in 2023.
As a reminder, DR Horton does not build on buyers choice, i.e. buyer selects property and home floor plan or style, but builds for buyers to choose after home construction begins. Buyer may select home options, finishes and colors only, so DR may begin building and working on 5-6 homes at a time.
On July 27, the CDC updated COVID indoor mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people, advising the wearing of face masks indoors in areas with "substantial" or "high" coronavirus transmission. Guidance for people who are unvaccinated remains the same: always wear a mask indoors.
Unfortunately, Sussex County's coronavirus transmission rate is now categorized as "substantial". In an effort to maximize protection from the Delta variant, effective Saturday, July 31, face masks must be worn when inside the clubhouse - regardless of vaccination status. The Board will revisit the data frequently and remove the requirement as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Board of Directors, Stonewater Creek POA