Hello my fellow Mainstreet Neighbors! We are approaching the summer season, and with that we need to focus on a few items within our community:
Spring is here and with the season comes new growth. It is also a time for us, as homeowners, to work and focus on our properties:
Keeping our lawns cut, clearing the curb in front of our homes, and tidying up our flowerbeds
Ensuring house numbers are visible on your mailbox and/or house
Working on sprucing up the exterior of our homes (i.e., window/gutter/paint repairs)
Putting our trash can out on the morning of your Collection Day only
Ensuring trash/recycle containers are removed from the driveway after trash/recycle day
If you have yard debris, ensure it is picked up in a timely manner and placed in tied bags that are acceptable based on the County requirement
Not parking cars on the grass and making sure they are operable with a valid tag
Vehicles should not have flat tires or be propped up on bricks. Compliance letters will be sent to properties with these types of violations. Failure to comply will result in a $25/day fine for up to $1,500 per noncompliance. Inoperable vehicles parked in overflow parking areas will be towed
The end game is to increase our property values by maintaining curb appeal and the community common areas as an enticement for new families to want to call Mainstreet Community home. This will protect your biggest investment – your property.
Schools will be closing this month, and with that in mind, "an idle mind is the devil's workshop.” Hopefully, we all have plans that will keep our youth engaged in some type of summer program or activity to ensure they are not destroying our common areas. In some cases, homes and property are being vandalized through destructive behavior. We are already experiencing and starting to see evidence of it in the last few days. Damage(s) to property caused by any youth - if caught – will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law available to us. Parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) will be liable for the cost(s) to replace or repair such damage(s).
What I hope for our youth this summer, is that it will be a fun time for all to enjoy just being young and carefree but exercising responsibility in making smart decisions. Something I have imparted to my own kids and grandkids, while they were growing up, is "you can control your actions, but what you can't control are the consequences of your actions.” They are our future, and too often, we unfortunately are seeing in the news the very negative consequences of some of their choices and actions. We must stay engaged with our youth by providing our most valuable commodity - "time.”
Some upcoming things to look forward to within our community:
Pools open May 31, 2018 and will be open 7 days/week from 12noon-7:45pm until DeKalb County school reopen on 8/6/18. Thereafter, pool hours will be amended to Wednesday-Sunday from 3pm-7:45pm
Memorial Day honors the citizens who've lost their lives in military service to the United States. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, this National Holiday, which marks the beginning of the summer season, dates all the way back to the Civil War
I9 Sports Program, with many programs available. Information at www.i9sports.com
Mainstreet Community Annual Independence Day celebration
In closing Neighbors, let’s plan for a wonderful, exciting, but safe summer! We are all in this together!
Patrice Diamond, Mainstreet Community Board of Directors President
Mainstreet Community Pool Open May 31st!
The Mainstreet Community pools will open on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 12:00NOON due to impending inclement weather over the Memorial Day weekend. The office will be closed on Tuesday, 5/29/18 in observance of the holiday.
Mainstreet Community Pools are open 7 days per week from 12:00PM - 7:45PM and require either a valid 2018 Mainstreet ID card or purchase of a Guest Pass. All ID cards or temporary guest passes MUST be obtained through the Clubhouse administrative office only during normal business hours (Tuesdays-Fridays from 9am-6pm or Saturdays from 8:30am-3pm). POOL ATTENDANTS DO NOT HAVE AUTHORITY OR ACCESS TO PROVIDE ID CARDS OR GUEST PASSES! Please plan accordingly to gain access to the pool areas. The Association Pool Policy document below.
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.
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.
DeKalb County Extension's Mobile Farmers Market at Mainstreet Clubhouse Parking Lot - SEASONALLY (June through September) EACH Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm
Maintreet Community was once again a DeKalb County Extension Mobile Farmers Market site this past season from June 5, 2017 from 5pm-7pm!
Every Wednesday through September 27, 2017, DeKalb County Extension Services provided a farmers market on wheels located in the Clubhouse parking lot. It brought fresh and affordably priced fruits and vegetables to our community. They also provided recipes and demonstrate easy ways to prepare healthy foods.
Cash, Credit, Debit, and EBT cards were accepted for payment of goods. For more information, call DeKalb County Extension directly at 404-298-4080. We are proud to be a Mobile Farmer's Market Site! We hope to See You There in the summer of 2018!!!
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CONTACT US AT THE CLUBHOUSE
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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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