UPDATE: July STMA Board Meeting/Treasurers Report Now Available

The bimonthly meeting of the Master Association Board will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 beginning at 3 pm at the Pink Palace.  The following are available to review now:  Agenda, Combined Committee Reports, DRAFT Minutes from the May, 2019 Board meeting and Treasurers Report.

Click HERE for the Agenda

Click HERE for the combined Committee Reports

Click HERE for the May, 2019 DRAFT Board Meeting Minutes


The Treasurers Report can be accessed via the About Us page > Committees > Finance Committee.  You must be logged in to view this report.  

UPDATE: Exterior Painting of the Creekside Building

Update:  Tomorrow Wednesday July 10th, the painting of the exterior of the Creekside Building will begin.  The painting will begin on the back of the building to minimize the impact on the pool area.  I have asked Kevin Baldwin to advise the PP pool monitors to direct PO’s to the Pink Palace bathrooms and avoid foot traffic from the rear of the Creekside Bldg.  The painting at the rear of the bldg. should be completed by the end of day Friday.

The Facilities Committee will be monitoring the painting progress and will advise you all as to the progress and any changes to the anticipated Friday deadline.

Should you have any questions, please contact Tom Pickel, Co-Chair of the Facilities Committee. t1up4me@atmc.net, 910-616-

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sea Trail Property Owners:

Please be advised that on Monday, July 8th exterior painting of the Creekside Building will begin. THE BUILDING WILL BE OPEN DURING THIS TIME.  Please be extra cautious and mindful the painters will be working around the building exterior. Hopefully the building will be completed by the end of the week. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at any time.  Please avoid asking the painters any questions.

Thank you,

Tom Pickel


Reminder from Access Committee and Gate Entry to Facilities

From the Access Committee. We are now in the busiest time of the year and would like to remind all property owners entering a facility not to hold the gate open for anyone following them in. Although this might be the polite thing to do we ask that you close the gate and tell them to use their access card to gain entry.  This will keep all non-Sea Trail people and suspended property owners from entering our facilities.

Where Can We Park at the Beach If Our Lot Is Full?

I have had a few emails asking where should they park if our parking lot is filled at the beach. There is free parking as you enter the beach area on the left hand side and there is free parking along Main Street as long as you do not park in front of a driveway. There is also parking for a fee along side the parking lot beside the gazebo parking area.

Jack Phillabaum

STMA President

CLARIFICATION: Use of Access Cards to Enter Beach Parking Lot & Pools

CLARIFICATION:  I want to clear up the confusion over the beach parking lot email blast sent out on Wednesday. What we are trying to do is to eliminate multiple swipes in a row. You cannot enter and then continue to pass your card to cars behind you that have no card. You can leave for any reason and come back at a later time, that will not be a problem. Each owner in Sea Trail is given 2 cards. You can use each card for an entrance of one car for each card. Things have not changed since last summer except we want to stop the multiple swiping in a short period of time that happened several times during Memorial Day weekend. Sorry for the confusion.

Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

This past spring our access committee along with the STMA board came to an agreement that we should improve our parking at the beach and start monitoring visits at our pools. We have done both and it seems to be working so far.

There was some confusion Memorial Day weekend at the pool and at the beach parking lot. Home owners weren’t prepared to sign in at the pool but over the past couple of weeks, everything seems to be going well.

Memorial Day weekend was very crowded at the beach and our parking lot was full most of the time. We did have a few problems with access cards being used more then one time. We had several card holders use their cards 4 to 5 times in a row allowing 4-5 cars in the parking lot under one card. The rules state that each access card be used only one time. With it being used more then once it takes parking spots away from other card owners. So, the committee has decided that if an access card is used more then once, that card will be immediately suspended for 8 days. I know I will get a lot of complaints regarding this but our parking is very limited and we want it to be fair for everyone.

Jack Phillabaum

STMA President


Sugar Sands Entrance

There have been requests to take down the guard house at our Sugar Sands entrance. The landscaping committee is getting estimates to have it torn down and the area landscaped. If this is approved, it will be done sometime next year. I’m mentioning this is to see if we have any residents in Sugar Sands who object to this. If so, please email me at president@seatrailma.com

Observe Speed Limits

Please observe the speed limits within Sea Trail.  We have been told by Sunset Beach police that they will be strict in upholding the speed limits. Please keep a watch out for bikers, walkers and runners on the roads and be observant of the speed limits.

STMA Forms

All of the STMA forms are now available on-line and once completed are submitted electronically.  Forms will no longer be accepted in paper form and hand delivered. This change will help those committees and our administrator who need these forms, to receive and file them in a much more organized manner and therefore be able to retrieve them also more easily when needed.  Please note:  If you do not have a computer at home, there is one in the Jody Hughes Library on the first floor of the MAC building for residents use.

All FORMS can be found by clicking:

  • at the top of any page in the main navigation bar
  • at the bottom of any page under the Quick Links section
  • by typing forms into the Search box at the top right hand corner of any page.

The forms are listed here.  Please click on each so you are aware of their use and guidelines.

  • NEW ACCESS CARD REQUEST FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • LOST ACCESS CARD REPLACEMENT FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • TEMPORARY ACCESS CARD FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • PERMISSION TO USE PROPERTY OWNER’S ACCESS CARD – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • RULES VIOLATION REPORT FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • LONG TERM TENANTS INFORMATION FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • SHORT TERM TENANTS INFORMATION FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form

Many of you have started to complete these new forms already for room reservations, lost access card and/or permission to use property owner’s access card for the pools.   If you have any questions please email administrator@seatrailma.com

New Hurricane Page Added to the Website

Hurricane season is upon us beginning June 1 through November 30.  To help all residents prepare for a severe storm or hurricane that might be coming our way this season, the website committee developed a new page that includes all of the information that will help us.  You can access this page via the picture on the right hand side of the HOME page.  This page is loaded with lots of important information related to hurricane preparedness and will be front and center during the hurricane season so it is easily found.  The information includes:

  • General Information
  • Severe Storm/Hurricane Notifications
  • Hurricane Preparations
  • Evacuation Routes/Shelters
  • After a Hurricane

Also included on this page is a scrolling banner at the top that will be used to update information as needed.  Click https://seatrailma.com/hurricane-safety-information/ to review this page.  We encourage each resident to read through this information now so you are prepared in the case of a severe storm or hurricane.