PRESIDENT’S UPDATES – 01/09/2021

Dear Sea Trail,

I hope this first week of 2021 is going well for all of you.  A few updates that I wanted to bring to your attention:

CAMS:  We have completed the first week of transitioning to CAMS for our financial management.  A large percentage of our homeowners have paid their 2021 dues and we thank you!  If you are having any issues, please call CAMS at 1-877-672-2267.   Please be aware that your dues payments need to be received by CAMS by January 29th.  We appreciate your patience during this transition!

FACILITIES:  All indoor facilities (Pink Palace, MAC and Fitness Center) will continue to be closed until further notice due to the increasing numbers of COVID in our area.  We will re-visit this decision in two weeks to determine if it is feasible and safe to re-open the facilities.

LIBRARY:  We have decided to re-open the Library on Monday, January 11th at 10:00 am.  Everyone must wear masks and limit your time in the library (enter at your own risk).  The library will continue to have a volunteer assistant to insure that we only have a maximum of 4 people in the Library which includes the volunteer.  The library will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please do not visit the library if you have any cold or flu symptoms.

COVID VACCINES AND INFO:  COVID Vaccines –  Our Website team of Candy Fowler and Emily Shea are doing a wonderful job of keeping our website updated with up to date information on the COVID vaccine.  There are links to all of the latest COVID information on our website.   At the bottom of this email are links to our website, CAMS, Coronavirus information etc.   I encourage you to use our website, as it is an excellent resource.  You do not need to log in to view this information!

RIPTIDE BUILDERS:   There are a lot of exciting things happening in Sea Trail since Riptide Builders Development Inc. purchased Sunrise Corporate Development Holdings, LLC. on August 4, 2020.  We plan to keep the Sea Trail Community informed of Riptide Builders current plans for development and building activity.  The Website Team has created a Riptide page on our Sea Trail MA website, which will keep our community informed on Riptide Builders latest Sea Trail information.  Riptide Builders will be sending out a newsletter soon to all Sea Trail homeowners and these newsletters will also be posted to the Riptide Builders STMA website page.  Stay tuned for exciting news!

I know it is a very stressful time in our world.  I encourage you to take a walk through our beautiful community or on our peaceful Sunset Beach.

Take Care and Stay Healthy!!
Roz Dahlen, STMA President

Brunswick County COVID Vaccine Updates

More details regarding COVID Vaccines in Brunswick County:

  • To sign-up to receive vaccine updates from the Board of Health Sunshine List:  Call (910) 253-2250. Wait for the prompt for the COVID info. You will connected with someone who will ask you for your email address. You will then receive updates regarding vaccinations, scheduling for Brunswick County and other important updates.
  • For more details in Brunswick County regarding vaccines, scheduling and other FAQs go to:  https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/health/coronavirus/
  • To sign-up to receive updates from the Brunswick County Sunshine List, go to: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/email/

 

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR COVID PAGE:  https://seatrailma.com/cdc-updates/

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $57 million to phishing schemes in one year.

Click HERE for more details!!

–Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Information

President’s Update – 8/27/2020 – Answers to Questions Related to Changes in Ownership

Good afternoon Sea Trail!  Aren’t we fortunate that Hurricane Laura didn’t come our way.  Let’s keep everyone in Louisiana and Texas in our thoughts and prayers.

Many Sea Trail Master Association (STMA) members may have questions about the recent changes in ownership in Sea Trail.  The following is a brief summary to help dissuade rumors and assist members in understanding what has occurred.

Prior to August 1, 2020, other than individual residential STMA members, there were three entities owning real property in Sea Trail.  They are as follows:

  1. The Maples, Byrd and Jones golf courses, the Maples Club House, the Jones/Byrd Club House and Convention Center, the business offices located on Mill Pond Road (across Club House Road from the Jones/Byrd Club House), the parking lot for the old rental office (opposite the Maples Club House), the former sales center located at the south entrance to Sea Trail (on the southwest corner of Clubhouse Road and Shoreline Drive), the Village Activity Center (VAC), which is under an 8 year lease to a third party, the maintenance tract on Clubhouse Road (opposite Sea Horse Estates) and undeveloped Tract #2 located between the convention center and Champions are owned by China Way Corporate Development LLC (CHINA WAY) which is controlled by Mr. Pan;
  2. With the exception of Tracts #2 & #16, all undeveloped real property, consisting of 18 numbered tax parcels of varying sizes from .77 acres up to 58.37 acres, along with a number of isolated undevelopable buffer areas and platted undeveloped lots located both within and without Sea Trail were owned by Sunrise Corporate Development Holdings, LLC (SUNRISE), an entity controlled by Mr. Pan.  SUNRISE was the declarant under the master declaration documents; and
  3. ST Class 15 LLC, an entity owned by some of the shareholders of Sea Trail Corporation as creditors out of the bankruptcy of Sea Trail Corporation having no known affiliation with any entity owned by Mr. Pan, had title to Tract #16, a parcel consisting of 19.53 acres beginning on Rice Mill Circle at Cane Break Road and the tees for Jones #7, running along the south side of Jones hole #7 to the sewer treatment plant on Angel’s Trace Road. That entity continues to own Tract #16.

On or about August 1, 2020, Riptide Builders Development Inc. (RBD) purchased SUNRISE.  RBD is a corporation, the exact ownership of which has not been disclosed, is not controlled by Mr. Pan but controlled by Robert Hill, a principal in Riptide Builders LLC, an entity which has been constructing homes both in and out of Sea Trail.  Following the purchase, SUNRISE is the same entity which existed prior to August 1, 2020, with the exception that it is now owned by RBD rather than Mr. Pan.  Before the sale, SUNRISE was the declarant under the declaration documents and continues to be the declarant, although SUNRISE is now owned and controlled by RBD.  SUNRISE remains in the identical position as to STMA and the ownership of real property in Sea Trail as it was prior to the sale to RBD.  The only change in SUNRISE relative to the STMA is in who now owns that entity.  In addition to the undeveloped real estate, SUNRISE remains the declarant with all of the rights and obligations of the declarant under the master declaration documents and continues to be the holder of all existing stormwater permits.

CHINA WAY continues to own the three golf courses and parcels identified above and continues to be responsible for the operation of what has become known as Sea Trail Golf Resort.  Undeveloped Tract #7 adjacent to the Jones/Byrd Club House containing the golf driving range belongs, as it always has, to SUNRISE.  We have been advised that CHINA WAY has an 18 month lease for operation of the driving range.  The Jones/Byrd Club House, Convention Center and undeveloped tract #2 of 15.11 acres remains titled in CHINA WAY.  There may be other leases and/or agreements between RBD, SUNRISE and CHINA WAY establishing interests in the assets or facilities of the other of which STMA has not been made aware.

In an earlier message, I advised of the passage of Town Ordinance 93.06 requiring residents to bundle storm debris and cut it into 4 foot lengths.  On August 18, 2020, the Town Council rescinded that ordinance and it is no longer applicable.

BEWARE – The President’s email account has been hacked so please ignore strange messages requesting money or gift cards if received.

Stay safe,
Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

Email Scams & Fraud

Have you ever received an email requesting valuable personal, confidential or financial information, threatening legal or financial harm, or from a friend or colleague asking for money?

This is a scam called “Phishing.” Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site. Once that information is submitted, your are now compromised. DO NOT “click” on any links or buttons within such an email. Go directly to the source such as a Netflix, Bank Account or other types of online accounts you may have. Also, never REPLY to the email.

For more details go to AARP Scams & Fraud

Early Morning Walkers Suggestions For Your Safety

Due to the excessive heat and humidity, we have noticed many residents are doing their exercise and pet walking during the cooler early morning hours. For your own safety the Health and Safety Committee suggest the following:

1. Wear some type of reflective apparel or shoes.

2. If this is not available, carry a lit flashlight.

3. Walk facing oncoming traffic.

4. Stay close to the edge of the road. A few near misses have been reported of people walking/jogging in the middle of the roadway.
Remember, as we age, our night vision may not be what it used to be. Following these common sense suggestions could help avoid serious injury.

RESPONSIBLE USE OF MASTER ASSOCIATION BUILDINGS

All groups using Master Association buildings are responsible for keeping our facilities in excellent condition.  There have been several instances recently when groups failed to follow procedures to clean up after use and left rooms unfit for use by the next scheduled group.  All groups using our facilities are responsible to vacuum and clean carpets, floors, tables and counter tops.  Do not leave anything that you brought in the refrigerator or any other area of the building.  Empty trash and recyclables in receptacles and move chairs and tables back to their original positions.  A complete listing of responsibilities can be found posted in both the MAC and Pink Palace buildings.  Those who fail to follow these procedures are subject to losing their privileges.