Please consider filling out the attached survey regarding Traffic/Transportation. I am pleased to see this issue is being addressed by Sunset Beach with the growth spurt we are beginning to see. Speed limits have been an issue, deceleration and acceleration lanes, signage noting an entrance to a development is around the curve, dedicated bike/walking paths (or at least a road wide enough to accommodate).
We are a community made up of transits and tourists. With that said, we are in paradise and should be able to enjoy the outside — biking, walking, and driving along our roadways without fatalities. When were the roads last evaluated for speed limit and signage?
We have an opportunity for input; please let’s take advantage. There is a box for ‘comments’ at each question. Survey link is below.
Thank you, Bobbi Leonard
The survey deadline is June 9th! Make your voice heard now!
Happy Spring Sea Trail!!
The signs of Spring are all around us! St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Azaleas, Daffodils, First Day of Spring, Easter and The Masters! Hopefully, consistent warmer weather is right around the corner! The onset of Spring brings many visitors, increased traffic, biking, walking and more outdoor activities.
Please be aware of the following:
- The maximum speed limit is 25 mph on Clubhouse Road from the North Entrance until the Calabash Creek and then 20 mph is the Maximum Speed Limit everywhere else in Sea Trail. Please drive the speed limit and set a good example for all of our visitors. Sunset Beach Police will be increasing their presence here in Sea Trail and will be giving tickets to speeders.
- Message from Sea Trail Golf Club Management – “In our January/February Newsletter, we mentioned that we have seen an increase in use of golf course property – more specifically walking, biking and accessing golf cart paths during golf play. Unfortunately, it has not subsided and has actually increased in the past few weeks. Not only is this dangerous for those using the cart paths for biking, walking, or walking with pets, it interferes with the golf play and the golfers experience and has, at times, delayed play. Golf course personnel will ask those that are not authorized golfers to exit the golf course property. We have had people refuse to exit the cart paths, and if that happens, we will need to take alternative action, as it is private property. Especially now, with the increase in daylight hours, golfers will be on the course until almost dark and we would like to curb this before it escalates and before someone actually gets injured. We thank you for your cooperation.“
Please understand that Sea Trail Homeowners DO NOT have access to the cart paths unless they are playing golf. Also, please DO NOT drive personal golf carts on the cart paths. Only Sea Trail Golf carts are allowed on the cart paths at anytime. Condo owners: please inform your renters of all of the rules regarding the golf courses and STMA facilities.
STMA Board Meeting: The next STMA Board meeting will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Due to the Governor’s guidelines, this meeting will be restricted to the STMA Board of Directors and the Committee Chairs. We hope in the future, we will be able to open up the meetings to our homeowners. Please check out the Meeting agenda and meeting minutes on the STMA website.
WOW Projects: Greg Barratt, our STMA Treasurer, coined the term “Wow Projects.” Wow Projects are projects that will enhance the beauty of Sea Trail. We plan to enhance and update many aspects of the Sea Trail community. Here are some examples of “Wow Projects”:
- Entrance Lighting: Donald Bean and the Riptide Team just completed the project of repairing and updating the lighting on 4 of the 5 entrances that required repairs. Riptide’s contribution to the community was $2,500 in labor done at no cost to STMA.
- Upcoming Chapel Project: Donald Bean and the Riptide Team looked at the Chapel Project scope of work per the landscaping plan developed by Tim Cate Designs. Riptide was able to save Sea Trail $6,000 over the lowest bid and provide mulch instead of pine straw to all the plant beds. The completed project will feature new landscaping, storm water runoff, re-grading of the surface, replacing sidewalks and creating a much better and more beautiful Chapel landscape for our future Bricklayings and Chapel functions. It is important to note that the memorial bricks will not be moved from their current location. With good weather, we anticipate the Chapel Project will be completed by mid May.
- Additional WOW Projects Under Consideration: Update Entrance Walls, Enhance Street and Directional Signage plus Enhance landscaping in certain Common Areas
As you can see, there is lots to look forward to in the future. As our committees begin meeting again, we hope to bring you more info about what is going on in Sea Trail!
Enjoy this wonderful time of year!
Roz Dahlen, STMA President
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.