The Foxcroft Homeowners’ Association met at the subdivision on November 8, 2014. The purpose of this meeting was to set forth the goals and expectations of the Directors henceforth. The Board has retaken control of the Association from Synergy Management Company of Columbia, South Carolina and as accepted full responsibility for full duties and actions of the Association. The Board will operate under the goal of providing a service to the Association which will insure that all residents are treated fairly and in exacting compliance with the directives of the Association. Each member will be traded the same and no person or classes of persons will be given preferential treatment nor will they be allowed to circumvent the directives of the association by not complying. In order to complete the tasks set forth in the Covenants, Bylaws and ARC Guidelines the Association set about in its duties to appoint new appointments to the Officers of the Association. It is important that each member of the Association understand that all residential property owners are members of the Association and are controlled by the directives of the Association as set forth in documents on file with the City of Sumter. While all members were to have been furnished a copy of the directives at closing of the home, those who have lost or misplaced them may read and download the current directives at the Homeowners’ Association Website. The Website contains all documents needed for the individual to understand the rules under which the HOA works. Please remember that the rules contained in the directives have been filed with the City and have been approved. The directives are a consolidation of the information and requirements of the State, City, and County. These guidelines are set not only by those entities but are also set by the Planning Commission and other agencies within the City complex. The HOA has put the requirements of the City and other systems in a consolidated format with a few added requirements of the Association. Please remember that these can be enforced by the City Codes Enforcement Department. We consolidate for the residents and enforce in order to reduce City involvement and to keep our are in such a manner so as to insure increased values to properties and to enhance the resale value of property not only now by in the future. All residents can help reduce expenditures by compliance with the rules of the Association to enforce and help the Association not only in time but save money which will eventually come back to the resident. FACEBOOK should not be used as or considerate a factual means of communications. No member of the Board will be restricted in use of Facebook but comments made are personal in nature and should never be taken to mean that it is the opinion or expression of the Association. Facebook is only a personal/entertainment process that must be considered such. Residents with questions or wishing replies should send an email to the Association and a reply will be forth coming. SYNERGY was removed as the party representing the Association for a variety of reasons. The primary reasons for removal were: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Not posting documents to the website. Did not process requests for changes. Did not send ARC letters on time and did not keep copies. Did not follow up on letters sent to residents. Did not properly notify the ARC of letters sent to residents. Failed to take legal steps on violations. 7. Did not follow up on the requirements of meetings not only in time but specific obligations 8. Used the wrong subdivision in written communications. 9. Failed to scheduled or maintain minutes of meetings. By assumption of the duties by the residents the requirement to pay Synergy will be dropped but the HOA will become obligated to pay for a number of debts normally covered in the Synergy contract. It should be noted that Synergy received some services at a markedly reduced price which we no longer enjoy. These include, but are not limited to: 1. Postage. This can be reduced by residential compliance with the directives of the Association. 2. Legal fees. This can be done away with by residential compliance. 3. Travel. 4. Miscellaneous office supplies. 5. Billing costs. 6. Certain contractual maintenance. 7. Insurance. 8. Accountant. 9. Copying.