Hello Neighbors! As we prepare for the seasons to change once more, I would like to take this time to welcome new homeowners and residents and give a hearty thanks to the long-time members of Mainstreet Community. Together, we can continue to cultivate the "hidden treasure" of our community!
It is hard to believe that it is already the end of February and spring will be here before we know it! This seems like a perfect time to send out friendly reminders of some PRE-spring cleaning and maintenance items for your homes and yards.
PINESTRAW/MULCH - If the pine straw in your beds has turned gray or if bare dirt is exposed, it is time to refresh your pine straw or mulch.
WEEDS IN PLANT BEDS- Please be sure to keep plant beds free from weeds. Edging your beds frequently prevents grass and weeds from growing in them.
WEEDS IN YOUR LAWN - Now is the time of year to begin applying pre-emergent chemicals to get ahead of a weed problem and keep your lawn looking great. Your garden center is also a great resource for knowing what treatment should be applied and when.
MAILBOXES - If your mailbox is showing signs of age, please be sure to either replace or repair it as soon as possible. Frequent issues that have been observed include missing or faded address numbers, as well as faded and/or rusted posts on mailboxes.
PAINT, PRESSURE WASHING AND EXTERIOR HOME REPAIRS - Now is the perfect time to give the exterior of your home a thorough inspection. Is the paint faded, discolored or chipping away in certain areas? If so, it is time to take care of these issues before they become bigger issues. If you choose to paint your home any colors other than the current paint colors, prior approval is required from the Architectural Review Board (ARB) before the work begins.
IMPORTANT REMINDER - Modifications such as new fencing, tree removal, and exterior modifications - to name a few - require prior approval. You must complete a modification application which is available on the Community Design Standards Tab.
Your attention to these matters is much appreciated not only by the association, but more importantly, your neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Patrice Diamond, Mainstreet Community Board of Directors President
Mainstreet Scholarship Packets Has PASSED!
The Gerald A. Ferguson Scholarship was established to inspire Mainstreet Community youth to excel academically and take an active role in making their neighborhood a better place to live through community service. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating during the 2018-2019 academic school year, and who has been accepted to a two or four-year college program. Enrollment MUST commence before 12/31/19, and the student must have a verified minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. A winner will be announced in May 2019.
Mainstreet Community, a mandatory fees property owners' association, is a community rich in diversity with many, many amenities.
Consisting of 1,000 single-family homes and 164 fee-simple, attached townhomes on a 528-acre tract, the community has over 70 acres of common area greenspace. Homeowners have access to following:
5,000 Square-Foot Clubhouse
Resource Center - Internet Cafe
Fitness Center and Sauna
Two Tennis Courts
Family/East/Wading Pools (3)
Two Lakes for Fishing
Natural Walking Trails
Special Investment Property Services
Feel free to contact our Clubhouse administrative offices for information on our many services or questions about the Association during normal business hours: Tuesdays-Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-3pm.
Tennis Viewing Stand
Family Pool Deck
Natural Lakes (2)
*Mainstreet Community Master Association fees, effective January 1, 2014, are $684 annually, or $57/month. Assessments are due the first of each month.
Property purchased in Parkside Townhomes and Disney Court ONLY are subject to an additional sub-association fee of $154/month, for a total fee of $211/month, which include water service, general common area landscaping and quarterly pest control/termite bond.
ALL HOA payments are due the 1st of the month and should be mailed to:
MCSA c/o CMA
P. O. BOX 65851
PHOENIX, AZ 85082-5851
Payments may also be made, using a check, money order, or cashier's check, by either placing the payment in the top mailbox slot of the Clubhouse administrative office or by leaving the payment with a staff member in the office. NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Payments received and posted after the 15th of the month are subject to a 10% late fee and 10% interest on the total account balance.
MAINSTREET COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ARE CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS. MESSAGES FOR THE ASSOCIATION MANAGER OR STAFF CAN BE LEFT AT 770-469-7238, AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
PLEASE BROWSE THE HOME PAGE FOR INFORMATON AND RESTRICTIONS ON ASSOCIATION RULES AND POLICIES.
Community Management Associates utilizes HomeWiseDocs for all closing letter requests.
No emailed or faxed requests will be accepted by the CMA offices.
All Georgia and South Carolina closing letter requests must be received from a closing attorney office.
All Tennessee closing letter requests must be received from a title services office.
Closing letter requests are subject to rush fees if requests are made close to the closing date.
All request types, pricing, payment options, and additional information are available at HomeWiseDocs.
HOA/Condo Questionnaire Requests
To request a questionnaire for purchasing or refinance purposes for a condo or single-family home, please go to HomeWiseDocs.
A general association questionnaire is supplied for the Association.
Lender-specific questionnaires will be completed upon request and at an additional cost.
Both the general and lender-specific questionnaires are requested online at HomeWiseDocs.
Foreclosure and Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
Listing agents or asset managers requiring a statement of account from a foreclosure date forward must submit their request through HomeWiseDocs.
Ensure you identify yourself on HomeWiseDocs as a Real Estate Professional.
A copy of the recorded Deed Under Power and listing agreement must be included with the online order.
Third-Party Payment Instructions
If you are a third party wishing to pay for a closing letter or questionnaire, go to HomeWiseDocs.
Click on “Pay For My Order”.
Use the confirmation number provided by your closing attorney or title services company.
That party will receive notification when the item is ready for retrieval.
Certificate of Insurance
To request a certificate of insurance, policy, or agent information, please go to HomeWiseDocs.
*It is the policy of Mainstreet Community to collect prepaid HOA fees through the end of the year in which a property is purchased at Closing.*
Mainstreet Community Leasing Administration Resolution Rule Effective October 1, 2015
Mainstreet Community Services Association, Inc. Board of Directors has adopted a Leasing Administration Resolution Rule effective October 1, 2015, pursuant to the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions Article V.4(ii) to provide an administrative framework for all community leasing activities to be managed and to provide:
*Maintenance of an accurate database reflecting homeowners with current leases; a database of tenant names/contact information; collection and retention of all leasing-related documents; conformance with leasing terms and lease expiration dates; facilitation of leasing-related correspondence between homeowners and the Board; and to provide a leasing "snapshop" of leasing within the Association.
**See Covenants Page to view Leasing Administration Resolution Rule**
MAINSTREET COMMUNITY TREE REMOVAL RULE
Mainstreet Community maintains strict rules and regulations concerning the cutting of trees in the community. Homeowners are required to obtain prior permission by filling out an Architectural Review Board (ARB) Form and returning it to the Clubhouse administrative office during normal business hours prior to removal of any trees. Failure to adhere constitutes violation of the Mainstreet Community Tree Removal Rule and carries a fine of $250 per tree, which will be added to the homeowner account balance. ARB forms can be obtained by visiting the Community Design Standards/ARB tab on this site. The form pdf is conveniently located on the page. Primarily healthy trees more than six inches in diameter are restricted from being cut. Trees shall not be cut or removed except as follows:
Trees or roots causing damage to the foundation or those leaning precariously and threatening physical damage to the property.
Those trees found to be diseased or insect-infested by the DeKalb County Extension Service, the Georgia Forestry Commission, a certified arborist, or a certified forester
Trees required to be removed by homeowner's insurance provider verified in writing
As necessary for construction, repair or maintenance of public roads, utilities or storm water management facilities
As part of an approved wetland mitigation plan
Trees in the 100-year floodplain or required stream buffer may not be cut nor shall they be counted, except as otherwise provided in subsection (g), tree preservation and replacement requirements, for C-1, CF-2, M and M-2 zoned property, to accomplish requirements of the tree protection ordinance
A Community Rich in Diversity - It Takes a Village!
A DeKalb County premier wooded community consisting of 1,164 homes, 70 acres of communal parkland, two lakes, with tennis and swim facilities.
Mainstreet is a mandatory Homeowners Association community with monthly assessments, protective covenants and architectural restrictions; it has been a property owners association (POA) since 2006. All homeowners are automatically members of the Association and are required by law to pay for the upkeep of the common property, to maintain their own property in accordance with the covenants, and to abide by the rules, regulations and procedures formulated pursuant to our constitution, covenants and by-laws. Mainstreet is governed by a five-member Board of Directors and managed by an on-site Management Staff to assist your daily needs with the day-to-day operations of the Community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
3RD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
CLUBHOUSE - 7:30PM
Congratulations to the
2018 Board of Directors
"Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression" - Dr. Ginott
SEE THE EVENTS PAGES BELOW OR ON THE SIDE TAB FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Mainstreet is located in Stone Mountain, GA. Get directions by clicking on the link. We are open five days a week. Visit us Tuesdays through Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturdays 8:30am-3:00pm.
We provide a variety of resources, services and referrals to homeowners and residents including: copying, faxes, notary public services, internet Resource Center, and the Mainstreet Concession Stand. For more information, call the Clubhouse office at (770) 469-7238.
Mainstreet has gone green! All community information, newsletters, meeting notices, budgets, etc. will be distributed electronically, so PLEASE be sure to provide the Clubhouse administrative office with updated contact information and an email account to ensure that you are provided with up-to-date community news.
SEE THE COMMUNITY NEWS PAGE FOR HOLIDAY OR SPECIAL OCCASION HOURS.
GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS!
FOR INFORMATION ON
JOINING THE CRIMEWATCH COMMITTEE
OR TO BECOME A BLOCK CAPTAIN,
CONTACT US AT THE CLUBHOUSE
Be a Nosey Neighbor!
Mainstreet Community Events Past Highlights
Past Independence Day Celebrations at Mainstreet
Mainstreet Community Halloween Celebrations
STONE MOUNTAIN CHILDREN DESIGNED
Foresters, Mainstreet Community & KaBOOM!
Hosted Build Day for New Playground
WE DID IT!
WHAT: Mainstreet Community Services Association, ForestersTM and organizers from KaBOOM!, hosted a Build Day at the Mainstreet Community Pavilion on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Previously, children who live in Mainstreet and the surrounding communities put crayon to paper and drew their dream playgrounds, which ultimately became a reality. Elements from the children’s drawings were incorporated into the final design for the new community playground and built on May 5, 2012, at the Mainstreet Pavilion. Design Day, held in early March, was also the first meeting of the playground planning committee that worked along with KaBOOM! Project Manager, Danielle Trezek, Foresters liaison, Jessica Heddish, and Community Association Manager/Co-Project Manager, Nadine Rivers-Johnson, for the next eight weeks to plan and prepare for the construction of the new playground.
The new playground will provide more than 1,800 children and their families in the Stone Mountain community with a safe place to play. Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. Currently, the children living in the housing community did not have adequate playground equipment to serve the area.
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Mainstreet Community Playground & Park
Volunteers at Work
A neighborhood rich in natural beauty and preservation...
THE MAINSTREAM's latest electronic issue appears on the right! If you would like a "hard" (paper) copy, feel free to pick one up at the Clubhouse administrative office. You may also request a copy by contacting the office at (770) 469-7238. We'll be happy to mail one out to you.
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