Manager’s Corner

Manager’s Corner

February 2024

 

Living in a planned community may be new to many of you, so I want to use my Manager’s Corner to explain the roles and responsibilities of the various entities that are active in the Sea Trail Master Association and the relationship between each of them.

The Sea Trail Master Association (STMA) is the name of the Association to which each homeowner belongs.  The Association is a non-profit organization that is established to help manage, run, and maintain the community of Sea Trail.  It allows the Association to conduct the business of the Association.

The Declarant for Sea Trail Master Association is Riptide under the name Sunrise Corporate Development Holdings, LLC.  As the Declarant, Riptide is given certain rights through the Master Declaration.  For example, the Declarant is given the right to appoint the Board of Directors.  The Declarant has appointed five homeowners to the Board, which is uncommon in a Declarant controlled community.

The Board of Directors are appointed to direct the business of the Association and have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the Association.  The Board makes decisions about the common areas, stormwater, rules and regulations, and other guidelines to help the Association function.  They also appoint Committee Chairs and create Committee Charters to allow homeowner volunteers to assist in the business of the Association by providing recommendations to the Board.

The committees have specific responsibilities based on the direction of the Board and their charters, including reporting on committee activities.  Committees do not make decisions but advise the Board on recommendations for their specific areas of responsibility.  The committees also provide vital support to the onsite team in performing the many tasks involved in the daily operation of the common areas.

CAMS is the management company working for the Master Association.  CAMS does not make decisions about the operation of the Association, but it provides guidance and support to the Board of Directors.  CAMS works with the Board to advise them on issues that they face.  Once the Board makes a decision, CAMS enacts the Board’s decisions.  CAMS also provides support for the administration of the Association.  The management company does this through the onsite staff and a host of other support staff working behind the scenes such as accountants and customer service associates.

CAMS and CAM OIB are two different companies with CAM OIB having an office on Sunset Blvd.  If you live in a multi-unit complex such as Royal Poste or The Champions, then you are also a member of a sub-association.  The Master Association does not manage issues with the buildings or units within the sub-association.  These types of issues need to be directed to the management company for your sub-association.  Below is a list with contact information to assist you with this.

Association Mgmt. Co.
The Champions CAM
The Club Villas Townhomes CDPM
The Woods CAM
Eastwood Bluff Townhomes CAMS
Eastwood Landing Homes Self
Osprey Creek CDPM
Osprey Ridge Condos CAM
Osprey Watch Townhomes CDPM
Rivercreek I Villas Alluvia
Rivercreek II Condos CAM
Royal Poste Condos CAM
Saw Mill Townhomes Atalaya
Sugar Mill Condos CAMS
  1. Alluvia 843-491-4398
  2. Atalaya Property Management 843-272-2695
  3. CAM cam@camoib.com or 910-579-5163
  4. CAMS 877-672-2267 (the sub-association is managed by a different person than the Master Association – onsite staff cannot assist with sub-association issues)
  5. Coastal Destination Properties & Management 910-575-6000            10140 Beach Drive SW – Unit 9  Calabash, NC  28467
  6. Eastwood Landing Homeowners Association Board President 724-734-6633