D. MANAGING AGENTS REPORT
GOLDEN ACRES ESTATE HOA
P.O BOX 677
TEL: 015 307 3816 FAX: 086 578 1193
HOA OFFICES at the Clubhouse: Mon thru to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm.
1.GOLDEN ACRES ESTATE HOA MANAGEMENT & STAFF
Estate Manager: Ben Pretorius
Accounts : Ruth Mkhari
Other Staff : Andrew Ngobeni, Girly Maake, Sello Mabapa and Jan Moloto
2.GOLDEN ACRES ESTATE HOA
The purpose of the Home Owners Association, in conjunction with the Managing Agent, is to oversee the effective running of the Estate. This includes providing for the upkeep of all the Common Areas, which incorporates the swimming pool, Clubhouse, Squash court, Gymnasium, boundary walls/ palisades, nature trails and the future waterfront development, as well as the park areas and sidewalks.
Under the direction of the HOA, the Managing Agent ensures that all aspects of Estate Management are attended to, including financial management, security, and the cleaning of stands. The Golden Acres HOA Directors produce the newsletter, and will maintain the website.
All of the 136 stands within Phase 1 are required, by law, to pay levies of R650 per month, in advance. In Phase 2, development will proceed within the next month or so. Several stands, within this phase, are currently in the market, and this will increase the levy paying stands to 200.
A new account was opened in September 2013 into which levy payments need to be made. The account is Absa account number 4081896569, at the Tzaneen branch .The old banking account will be closed as from the end of February 2014. Those owners who are still behind on their levies must please pay up before the end of February 2014 as legal action is extremely costly, and the HOA Directors will not hesitate to follow such a course of action. There is no excuse for the non-payment of levies as all owners agree to this when they purchase property within the development.
Our Estate is definitely the premier development in town, and this will become more evident as the waterfront plans start to “take shape” (watch this space)!
“What does all this mean to me?” you might ask. If you own a home in Golden Acres, it means that you are automatically a member of the home owner association, and you are legally obliged to pay the levies as determined at the AGM.
Golden Acres Estate is run by the Board of Directors who were voted in at the Annual General Meeting which was held in August 2013. The current Board serves for a two year period, and the Board appointed Ben Pretorius as the Managing Agent. The Board receives absolutely no remuneration for the time that they give towards endeavoring to ensure that the Estate is well managed, so the appeal is that all owners provide their full support.
Please contact the Golden Acres HOA office at the Clubhouse for issues concerning the facilities, staff, questions about exterior improvements, or general neighborhood inquiries. If your question relates to the status of your Golden Acres levy account, please provide your stand number, and not your street address only, as this may result in the customer service representative giving you the wrong information.
I hope this helps in clearing up some of the confusion, but if you still have questions, please refer them to the Managing Agent.
The following driving and parking regulations exist within the Estate:
- Vehicles should not exceed 30 km per hour within the estate.
- Vehicles shall not obstruct the safe, free-flow of moving vehicular traffic or other vehicle or pedestrians into or out of parking spaces on public streets, or private roads.
- No vehicles shall be parked in violation of any posted sign.
- All vehicles shall be parked wholly within designated lines, where applicable
- No vehicles shall be parked on any grassy or landscaped area.
- Vehicles may not be parked within 10 feet on either side of an electrical box.
- No Vehicle may be parked in a manner which blocks any portion of the side walk. Even partial obstruction of the sidewalk is considered an obstruction and is prohibited.
We hope you have found the newsletter informative; contributions to future editions would be appreciated.
Golden Acres HOA
(Ps: Thanks to Tony Wright for his assistance in the wording of the content.)