PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: PAVING ON PLANTERS RIDGE

Dear Sea Trail Homeowners,

This afternoon, we received notification from the Town of Sunset Beach of scheduled road work within Sea Trail.  Please be aware that there will be paving of the roads in the Planters Ridge area.

The following roads are scheduled to be re-paved:

  • Forest Walk SW
  • Surry Court
  • Deacon Court
  • Discovery Lake
  • Planters Ridge

Those homeowners that will be affected will receive a tag on their door from the town, with specific information about where to park their vehicles and which side of the road will be affected  and when.

This re-paving project will begin on Monday, May 17 and will be completed on Friday, May 28. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Public Works Department in Sunset Beach at (910) 579-6297.

Thank you for your patience during this re-paving project!

Roz Dahlen – STMA President

UPDATE: Water Aerobics Classes to Resume at the Pink Palace Pool May 24!

Due to the cold temperatures and water temperatures at the pool, the water aerobic classes at the Pink Palace pool will begin on 5/24 instead of the week of May 17.  Please make a note on your calendars!
At long last, we have some fitness classes beginning!  Water Aerobics classes are beginning Monday, May 24 and Saturday morning, June 5.  These are offered during the summer months at the Pink Palace pool. Join us as all residents are welcome!  For any questions about the classes please email Marsha Ehrsam at marsha.ehrsam@gmail.com  Please review the Water Aerobics Class Schedule for all of the information.

Please Note:  Due to the pandemic all the exercise classes offered at the Creekside Multi-purpose room are still cancelled until further notice. In the future as information is updated about all Exercise Classes it will be found on the Clubs/Activities Page

UPDATE: Master Gardener Propagation Plant Sale Date Changed

Due to the gasoline situation in our County, The Extension Master Gardeners SM have changed the date of their Propagation Plant Sale to Friday, May 21st instead of Friday, May 14th.

Friday May 21, 2021, is the new date of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of Brunswick County’s Propagation Plant Sale offering of variety of perennials, annuals, vegetables, and herbs propagated by Master Gardeners.

Yes, we grew these plants from seeds, cuttings or divisions ourselves! Some plants are propagated from the Brunswick County Botanical Garden or from our home gardens.

The Propagation Plant Sale is a traditional outdoor sale, but for the health and safety of the plant sale attendees and Master Gardener volunteers, participants are asked to wear masks and schedule an appointment to shop between 9:00 – 10:30 am. After 10:30 am, a limited number of shoppers will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis until closure at 12 Noon.

Visit www.bcmgva.org to learn about the plants being offered for sale and to schedule an appointment.

This sale will be held May 14th only at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, greenhouse area behind Building N, Government Complex, Bolivia, NC 2842. Cash, check, VISA, and Master Card payment accepted.

For more information, contact Krystyna Ochota at the NC Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office; 910 253 2595, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Bi-Monthly STMA Board Meeting

The next STMA Board meeting is Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Pink Palace. This Board meeting will be open to Committee Chairs and 30 additional homeowners. We will be observing the Governor’s occupancy guidelines for meetings. Homeowners will need to register to attend the meeting by clicking HERE. Committee Chairs do not have to pre-register.

We are planning to video the meeting and post on the website after the meeting. This will be dependent on the scheduled video equipment installation going as planned. Our future goal is to video all formal Board Meetings and post to the website so that all members can view the meetings online. The meetings will not be live streamed. Hopefully this summer we can begin to have meetings open to all interested homeowners.

The agenda and all reports will be forth-coming as soon as available.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – MAY 12, 2021

Dear Sea Trail Homeowners,

I wanted to update you on a number of things going on and a few upcoming events:

Fountains:  By now you all have seen that the pond fountains have been turned on again in Sea Trail.  There are now five fountains operating throughout Sea Trail.  The Sea Trail Master Association (STMA)  entered into a partnership with Sea Trail Golf Club and the Declarant, Riptide Builders to make the fountains operational again.  The STMA Board agreed that the fountains enhance the beauty of our Sea Trail community.  The STMA will pay the electricity for the five fountains and Sea Trail Golf Club will keep the fountains maintained and repaired. The five fountains are at Jones #5, Jones #9, Byrd #2, Jones/Byrd Clubhouse and Maples #7/8.   The electricity cost is $5,100 per year or approximately $3.00 per property owner. The fountains are aesthetically pleasing and also benefit pond aeration, reduce mosquitos, reduce unpleasant smells and enable our irrigation system to function better.   Riptide Builders is providing two larger fountains, one in Discovery Lake and one in the pond on Jones #14.  Riptide Builders will be fully responsible for maintaining and paying for the operation of those two fountains. The two fountains should be installed in the near future.  Enjoy the fountains as you drive and golf throughout Sea Trail!

Ponds:   The STMA and Riptide Builders have entered into a joint pond spraying contract which will spray six ponds that Sea Trail Golf Club is currently not spraying.  Two ponds in Oyster Pointe, two ponds by Jones/Byrd Clubhouse, Discovery Lake and Eastwood Park.   The annual contract cost is $5,940 and is split equally between STMA and Riptide. You should see a generally improved appearance of the ponds as we move forward with this spraying contract.   As you can see, STMA is partnering with Riptide to accomplish projects together that were ignored in past years.  There is a lot we can accomplish when we all work together for the good of the Sea Trail community!

Upcoming STMA Board Meeting:  The next STMA Board meeting is next Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Pink Palace.   This Board meeting will be open to Committee Chairs and 30 additional homeowners.  We will be observing the Governor’s occupancy guidelines for meetings. Homeowners will need to register to attend the meeting by clicking HERE.  Committee Chairs do not have to pre-register.  We are planning to video the meeting and post on the website after the meeting.  This will be dependent on the scheduled video equipment installation going as planned.  Our future goal is to video all formal Board Meetings and post to the website so that all members can view the meetings online.  The meetings will not be live streamed.  Hopefully this summer we can begin to have meetings open to all interested homeowners.

Sea Horse Estates Storm Water Swale:  Some people may have noticed a few trees being cut down last week on Jones #1 and Jones #3.  A storm water swale is being constructed to handle the water runoff from the golf course that was impacting some Seahorse Estates homeowner yards.  It was necessary to remove a few trees prior to creating the storm water swale.  This project is being done and paid for by Riptide Builders.

STMA Trivia Night:  STMA Social events are returning with Trivia Night on Saturday, May 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information and sign up, click HERE.

Don’t forget to check the website!
Have a great day!
Roz Dahlen – STMA President

Fun Trivia Night at the Pink Palace!

The Social Committee will be hosting a fun trivia night at the Pink Palace on Saturday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Following current guidelines we are limiting the number of attendees so advance registration is necessary.  Please reserve under one name for a table up to 6 people.  Let us know how many will be in your group.  This event is limited to Sea Trail property owners and their house guests.  The evening will be a BYOE…bring your own everything..food/snacks/beverages if desired.  Come out and have some fun playing trivia!

Please complete and submit the Trivia Night Sign-Up form to reserve your spot!

SIGN UP FOR SOCIAL COMMITTEE FUN TRIVIA NIGHT!
DATE: Saturday, May 22
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Pink Palace
Advance Reservation is necessary as capacity is limited. All Sea Trail property owners and their house guests are invited. Reserve under one name for a table up to 6 people.
BYOE: Bring your own everything; food/snacks and beverages if desired.

Reminder | Sign Up for Diabetes & Hypertension Screenings & Nutrition Presentation

These programs were offered previously by the Health & Safety Resource Committee but had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.  They are being held once again.  Diabetes and Hypertension screenings will be offered by the Brunswick County Wellness Coalition at the Pink Palace on May 19, 2021 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Sandy Fagin RD, MPH will be presenting a follow up nutrition talk titled “Eat Well to be Well” on May 26, 2021 from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon at the Pink PalaceThe presentation will provide helpful nutrition information including the latest Dietary Guidelines for Amercans, the best diets for the prevention and treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease, and includes practical tips for incorporating a healthy overall eating plan into your lifestyle.  Sandy has over 40 years of experience in nutrition in a variety of consulting, education, and training areas.  Please go to the Health & Safety Resource page to complete the sign-up form and submit to attend.

Sea Horse Book Club

The selections for books for the next few months is as follows; June, Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors.  In July, we will discuss Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umriga. For August, the selection is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.  We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30 in the Pink Palace. Any questions, contact Joyce Hellmann at jmhellmann@atmc.net