Frequently Asked Questions

Annual Meetings

 Assessments            

 Board of Directors            

 Lake Redwine History
                       

 Lake Redwine Social Gatherings
                       

 Common Areas            

 Committees           

 Dog and Animal Nuisances           

 Driveways           

 Easements            

 Gate Personnel           

 Improvements and Construction/Landscaping Projects

 Insurance            

 Landscaping and Yard Maintenance            

 Lighting –Exterior            

 Litter Control           

 Mailboxes            

 Management Company           

 Open Houses            

 Painting          

 Parties and Large Gatherings            

 Reviewing Architect            

 Reserve Account            

 Roads and Shoulders            

 Roof Repairs            

 Satellite Dishes          

 Setbacks            

 Solar Devices            

 Traffic Control            

 Trash and Recycling            

 Violations of CC&Rs            

 Window Coverings, Awnings and Tinting            

 Website          

Answers

  • Annual Meetings
    • Question: When is the Annual Meeting of Lake Redwine held?
       
      Answer: The Bylaws provide that a meeting of the Association shall be held at least once a year. The Lake Redwine Bylaws specify that the Annual Meeting is to be held in by the end of each year. You will receive written notice of the meeting, along with the Procedural Agenda and the proposed budget in advance of the time the meeting is to be held. Typically the annual meeting occurs the first week in December.
       


    • Question: How do I vote for the Board or on other issues?
       
      Answer: Prior to the meeting, you will be sent a copy of the proposed budget for the coming year along with an agenda and any other information regarding voting or elections. If a quorum is reached, the elections are held at the annual meeting.
       


    • Question: What constitutes a quorum for the Annual Meeting of Lake Redwine?
       
      Answer: Lake Redwine By-Laws provides that a quorum for a legal meeting shall be 25% of the Membership.
       


    • Question: How much notice must be given before the Annual Meeting?
       
      Answer: The Bylaws provides that notice of the Annual meeting must be sent by first class mail to all members no sooner than 60 days nor less than 10 days prior to the Annual Meeting.
       


    • Question: May I give my proxy to another homeowner if I cannot attend?
       
      Answer: The Bylaws provide that proxies are permitted for voting or to count for quorom.


  • Assessments
    • Question: How are assessments determined?
       
      Answer: The amount of assessment for any given year is based upon the projected operating costs of the Association for the coming year, plus a provision for funding reserves for the maintenance, repair or replacement of capital assets and other contingencies.
       


    • Question: Is there any provision for increases in assessments and how much can they be raised?
       
      Answer: The Bylaws provide that the Association may increase the assessment if needed to provide funding for operational and reserve costs.
       


    • Question: What is the penalty for late or non-payment of assessments?
       
      Answer: Late fees are 10% of the total amount past due plus interest per annum(based on maximum allowable by law). If your account is in arrears, you will be sent a reminder by the management company, and if your account is 90 days in arrears, a lien against your property may be filed. The Association utilizes an assessment recovery firm to address late accounts in the first 45 days. Georgia Assessment Recovery is a collection agency that will pursue all delinquent accounts after 60 days. Any accounts not collected by the collection agency will be referred to the legal counsel for the Association for collection.


    • Question: Can I pay my assessments by credit card?
       
      Answer: You may pay by credit card through the community website by logging into your account.
       


    • Question: How do I know when my payment has been received?
       
      Answer: You may check to see if your payment has been received by checking your Account Information on the Lake Redwine website. If you choose to use the online payment system, you will receive a confirmation email from Mutual of Omaha bank if the payment processed successfully.
       


  • Board of Directors
    • Question: How many persons are there on the Board?
       
      Answer: Current provisions of the By-Laws provide for a Board of five (5) members. The presence of a majority of its members constitutes a quorum to conduct a legal meeting.
       


    • Question: What are their terms of office?
       
      Answer: All terms of office are for two years, with staggered terms. Two directors are elected in even years and 3 directors are elected in odd years.
                         


    • Question: When are elections held?
       
      Answer: Elections for the Board are held at the Annual Meeting if a quorom is present in person or by proxy. If no quorom is reached, a written ballot is mailed to each homeonwer. 
       


    • Question: What are the duties of the Board?
       
      Answer: The general duties of the Board of Directors are as follows: 1) To uphold and enforce the terms of our Governing Documents. 2) To manage the business affairs of the community. 3) To maintain the security of the community. 4) To maintain the physical infrastructure of the Association. 4) To manage the financial assets of the HOA. 5) To develop budget projections that anticipate ongoing operating expenses and assure that sufficient reserve funds will be available for future expenditures for infrastructure or for other contingencies.
       


    • Question: When are regular Board meetings held?
       
      Answer: Board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7PM in the upper level clubhouse event room.
       


    • Question: How do I contact the Board?
       
      Answer: You may contact the Board by calling, writing or e-mailing the Community Manager, Amy Brumelow at the on-site office or by calling 770-253-2606 or via email at abrumelow@cmacommunities.com. You can also reach board members through their email address as listed on the Board of Directors page of this website.
       


    • Question: May I attend meetings of the Board?
       
      Answer: Members of the Association are welcome to attend Board meetings. If you have a specific issue that you would like to have addressed, please contact our Community Manager 10 days in advance so the topic may be put on the agenda.
       


  • Lake Redwine History
    • Question: How long has Lake Redwine been established?
       
      Answer: Lake Redwine was established in 1989 by Happy Valley Development Group and has been built in multiple phases. The last phase of construction is complete with only minimal lots available for sale.
       


    • Question: Is Lake Redwine is a controlled access community. What does that mean?
       
      Answer: Lake Redwine has controlled access for amenitiy areas only. Each homeowner receives an access card for entry to all amenities such as the pool, tennis courts & Marina. We are not a gated community for entry.


  • Lake Redwine Social Gatherings
    • Question: Do we ever hold any Lake Redwine social gatherings?
       
      Answer: The Social Committee of the Association typically holds various social events during the year including food trucks, 4th of July boat parade, Spring & Fall Garage Sales, Women's painting/wine tasting events, Breakfast with Santa, etc.
       


  • Common Areas
    • Question: What are the common areas in Lake Redwine?
       
      Answer: Lake Redwine has a clubhouse, two pools, 4 tennis courts, playground, recreational park areas, 330 Acre Lake, marina and boat slip storage & boat ramp.
       


  • Committees
      Question: What committees are there in Lake Redwine?
       
      Answer: The standing committees in Lake Redwine are as follows: 1) Design Review Committee, 2) Social Committee 3) Finance Committee 4) Tennis Committee 5) Landscape Committee.
       


    • Question: Do committee members need to be members of the Board?
       
      Answer: Any Association member in good standing can be appointed to a committee.
       


    • Question: Can I volunteer to serve on a committee?
       
      Answer: Volunteers are always welcome to request to serve on a committee if there is a vacancy. To volunteer please email the community manager.
       


  • Dog and Animal Nuisances
    • Question: What can I do if a dog barks regularly, disturbing my sleep?
       
      Answer: Contact the Coweta County Animal Control office at 770-254-3735.
       


    • Question: What can I do if a neighbor does not pick up after his pet?
       
      Answer: If you happen to know the name of the owner, you may contact the community manager and a letter to the offender will be sent.
       


    • Question: May I walk my dog if it is not on a leash?
       
      Answer: Coweta County Animal Control Ordinances require that dogs must be kept on a leash when outside the owner’s home.
       
       


  • Improvements and Construction/Landscaping Projects
    • Question: What types of improvements to my home require approval and how do I go about obtaining it?
       
      Answer: Lake Redwine has approved Design Review Guidelines for any modification to the exterior of your home or landscape. This includes removal of trees or new landscape designs. The guidelines can be found in the Documents section of the website. A request for modification can be obtained from the website as well.
       


  • Insurance
    • Question: What type of insurance does the HOA carry?
       
      Answer: The Association currently carries three types of insurance: General Liability, Umbrella and Directors’ and Officers’ Errors and Omissions.
       


    • Question: What should I do if I witness Lake Redwine property damaged in an accident?
       
      Answer: If you observe an accident that causes damage to Lake Redwine property, please attempt to obtain the names of those involved and the license plates and descriptions of any vehicles involved. Call the office at 770-253-2606 with the information and our manager will follow up on the matter.
       

                       


  • Landscaping and Yard Maintenance
    • Question: What am I expected to do in terms of maintaining my yard and the area around it?
       
      Answer: You are required to keep all areas on your property clear of debris, dead vegetation and otherwise maintain it in a condition that is tidy and pleasing to the eye.
       
                           


    • Question: If plants in my landscaping have died or been damaged, may I replace them without permission?
       
      Answer: If you suffer damage or loss of plants in existing landscaping and wish to replace them with the same or similar type of plant materials, no permission is required.
       
                           


  • Litter Control
    • Question: Who is responsible for picking up litter?
       
      Answer: Greenwood Group Landscaping picks up litter that is near the main parkway when they are in the subdivision. However, they are not to enter private property. It is the responsibility of the individual homeowner to keep his/her property free of litter.
       
                           


    • Question: How can I help organize a community clean-up?
       
      Answer: If you are interested in organizing a clean-up on a regular or a one-time basis, consult our community manager at the office in the clubhouse.
       

       


  • Management Company
    • Question: What are the responsibilities of the Management Company?
       
      Answer: The Association employs a professional management company, CMA Communities, to oversee the day-to-day management of the Association. The functions of the Community Manager and the Association Management Company are purely administrative. Neither the Community Manager nor CMA has any approval authority in application, submittal, approval, or variance procedures other than the duties described in their contract.
       


    • Question: How do I get in touch with the Management Company?
       
      Answer:  Please contact the community manager at 770-253-2606 or abrumelow@cmacommunities.com . The manager is in the office Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8AM to 4PM and by appointment only on Wednesdays.
       


    • Question: How do I get in touch with our Manager if I have an emergency on a weekend or holiday?
       
      Answer: If you have an emergency during non-business hours, CMA has an on-call manager you can reach by phone at 404-835-9100.
       


    • Question: How quickly may I expect a response in an emergency during non-business hours?
       
      Answer: If the situation about which you are calling is a true emergency at night or on the weekend, the on-call Manager will attempt to get it resolved quickly. However, if it is something that presents no immediate danger to the residents or property of Lake Redwine, it will be addressed and you will be called back the following day or on Monday morning by the on-site manager.
       
                           


  • Painting
    • Question: Do I need permission to repaint my house in the same color as the original?
       
      Answer: You do not need permission to repaint you home in its original color. However,please call the community manager at 770-253-2606 to advise them for the record that it is being done.
       


    • Question: What if I want to change the exterior color of my home?
       
      Answer: You will have to submit an Application Form along with a color sample. The Design Review Committee will make a decision and you will receive a letter of the decision. Please see the Documents section of this website for the Design Guidelines and application forms.
       
       


  • Reserve Account
    • Question: What is the Reserve Account for?
       
      Answer: Our Reserve Account has been set up to assure that we have adequate funds to undertake future maintenance and replacement of our capital assets, principally our lake. It is also to provide funds for other contingencies.
       


    • Question: Are the funds dedicated to any specific projects?
       
      Answer: Our Reserve Funds are deisgnated as listed in the budget.
       


    • Question: How is the Reserve Account funded?
       
      Answer: We fund our Reserve Account by semi-annual transfers from our operating account. We also collect an initiation fee on every sale of a home in the community to assist with funding the reserves. 
       
                                


  • Violations of CC&Rs
    • Question: If one of my neighbors is in violation of the CC&Rs, how do I file a complaint?
       
      Answer: If you wish to report a CC&R violation, please call our Manager to report with details.
       
       


  • Website
    • Question: I forgot my password. Is there a way to retrieve my password information from the site?
       
      Answer: Yes. On the Login Screen, there is a link labeled “Forgot your Password?” Click on that. On the next screen, enter either your name or your email address as it appears in the profile. NOTE: The “Forgot my Password” function will not work unless you have a valid email address listed in your User Profile.
       


    • Question: I would rather not login every time I come to the site. Can’t I save my password?
       
      Answer: Yes. Simply check the box labeled “Remember Login Info?” on the login screen, and the web site will store a cookie on your computer. Every time you click Login, the web site will automatically log you in; however, you will still need to enter your login information if you visit the web site on a different computer. NOTE: It is highly recommend that you DO NOT save your login information if you are accessing the web site on a public computer.
       


    • Question: The web site automatically logs me in every time I click Login. How can I get the login screen back?
       
      Answer: You need to discard the login cookie on your machine. To do so, log in and click User Profile. Check the box labeled “Discard / Remember Login Info”, and click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the page.
       


    • Question: How can I get information emailed to me?
       
      Answer: Our web site contains a feature that allows us to send the Newsletters and other periodic emails of interest to community members. It will also supply website updates. To sign up, go to User Profile / Subscriptions and mark “From the Board” and/or “Website Announcements” and click on “Save Changes” button.
       


    • Question: Can anyone else see my personal information in User Profile or Account Information?
       
      Answer: The Lake Redwine website is for Association Members only and is not available to the public. Only the person with your login name and password can view your information.