Mailboxes and Spring Updates

In the months of May and June, the POA will be embarking on a new project to thin the pine trees along Brawley School Road.  Our consultants and tree experts have advised us that it is time to start removing some of the initial loblolly pine plantings that were installed by Crescent Resources as part of the original tree installation efforts.  Some of the pines are starting to crowd each other out or stunting the growth of the more preferred species of cherry, oak, maple or ash trees that were installed.  Our intention is not to remove any screening from Brawley School Road, but to promote positive growth from the species of trees that remain.  This is not by any means a radical or extensive thinning, but a surgical effort to reduce competition and promote selected species growth. This will be a multi-year project and will start this year at the beginning of the neighborhood and continue to this side of the traffic circle.  The trees to be removed have been tagged with orange ties.

Sprucing up your Home:
As a reminder, in efforts to maintain the overall appearance of our neighborhood, any changes to the exterior of your property must be approved by the Architectural Change Committee.  This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Tree removal
  • Landscaping projects
  • Fences
  • Walkways
  • The addition or modification of a pool or patio area
  • Any modification or addition to your home that changes the original foot print

The Change Request Form is quick and easy to fill out and can be found online at

Mailbox Posts, Mailboxes and House Numbers:
Please take a look at the condition of your mailbox.  If it is tilted, damaged or needs a new coat of paint, please make the necessary arrangements for repairs accordingly.

Brawley School Ace Hardware (Order New Posts and other Mailbox Parts):
Located at 1082 Brawley School Rd. (next to Food Lion), Ace Hardware offers new wood or Azek composite mailbox posts, copper mailboxes, numbers and other replacement parts.  Ace Hardware also has recommended installers to assist with repairs or new installation needs.
Contact Information:
Ph. 704-658-0033

Full Service Parts and Installation:
Hank Norwood (Handyman)
Ph. 803-831-9600

Carolina Mailboxes (Original Installer)
Ph. 704-334-3393

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.

Reporting POA Problems or Concerns:
Please note that the best way to communicate any problems or concerns that you have is to report them to our management company at or contact them by phone at 704-377-0114.


Heather Ballard

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