Fireworks and July Updates

Illegal Fireworks
Please be reminded it is against the law in Iredell County to set-off any firework that explodes, rises in the air or moves about the ground. Additionally, with the number of pine trees in our community, fireworks pose a big fire hazard. In past years, this has been of particular concern on the golf course behind homes and in the Mansfield Loop area. As we are now less than 2 weeks away from the July 4th holiday, please exercise caution. If you are aware of any issues or need to report a concern, please call the Iredell County Sheriff’s office at 704-878-3100. For more information about Iredell County Fireworks Tips and Regulations, please visit

Carolina Water
Carolina Water presented at the POA Board Meeting and are excited to announce they now offer customers a convenient way to make payments and manage water usage with their new MyUtilityConnect online portal and mobile application.

With a few simple steps, you can:

  • Receive notifications and estimated restoration time when unexpected outages or water pressure changes occur
  • Access your account anytime, anywhere, for quick and secure payments
  • View current and historical water usage, as well as monitor trends
  • Receive notifications when your bill due date is near or if you missed a payment

To get started, simply:

  1. Visit or search “MyUtilityConnect” in the Apple App or Google Play store
  2. Click “Register,” then enter your account #, zip code and e-mail address
  3. When prompted, enter the rest of your account information
  4. Enjoy the convenience of managing your utility account at your fingertips!

For additional information regarding this and other projects, please visit  This is a site Carolina Water Service developed which is specifically dedicated for our community. If you have any questions, please click on “Contact” and fill out the brief, online form or contact customer service directly at 800-525-7990.

Parking at Community Docks
We are receiving on-going complaints regarding vehicles frequently parking in the street near community piers for the day while on the lake. As a friendly reminder, parking a street vehicle near each Pier is allowed for brief periods of time (i.e. to load and unload your boat) only.  For more information regarding Pier Rules, please visit:

Dock Address Signs
The Iredell Sheriff Department recommends residents residing on the lake display their property address on the dock to assist with emergencies that may occur on or off the lake. Dock address signs are available at the Brawley School Ace Hardware on Brawley School Road next to Food Lion. The sign is 6” H x 4” W with white lettering on a green background similar to our community street signs. The cost is $69.99 and the manufacturing lead time is approximately 3 weeks.

POA Collection Policy Reminder
Although not the most pleasant topic, Hawthorne Management and the Board review delinquent dues monthly. Please make note of the following guidelines we must adhere to when addressing late payments:
─ 30 days: assess late fee plus interest; receive past due statement
─ 60 days: assess late fee plus interest; receive second past due statement
─ 75 days: receive formal demand letter (pre-lien)
─ 90 days: assess late fee plus interest; receive third past due statement
─ 105 days: foreclosure authorization is sent to the Board; once
received, paperwork is prepared and sent to the attorney to proceed with lien and foreclosure procedures

Pet Waste Stations
15 pet waste stations (equipped with doggy bags) are now installed along Brawley School Road and near the Village Green. Please take the time and effort to learn where these are located along your walking route and leverage the waste stations for proper disposal of your pet’s waste.

Security Reminder:  
Please keep in mind that criminals look for easy targets and other potential advantages particularly on holiday weeks/ times when many people travel.  Please keep your doors locked at all times, park vehicles in the garage or keep the doors locked, do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and keep garage doors closed, even during the day.  If you have a home security system, turn it on when you are gone and also at night along with outdoor lights.  Also, secure loose items on any boats or docks.

Emergencies, Non-Emergencies and Reporting a Crime:
If you have a fire, medical or life-threatening emergency call 911.  For all Sheriff, Fire or EMS non-emergencies call 704-878-3100.  This is the direct line to dispatch and is the best number to call for the quickest response.

Next Board Meeting:
Our next Board meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on July 16, 2019.  If you wish to address the Board with relevant issues that apply to our community, please contact our management company at or call 704-377-0114 by July 9th.


Heather Ballard

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