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Collections/Delinquent Accounts Policy
Invoices will be mailed monthly for
accounts with outstanding balances.
Balances outstanding after 60 days
will result in a mailed invoice with warning of $50 late
payment penalty to be levied if entire, cumulative amount
due is not paid by 90 days.
Balances outstanding after 90 days
will incur a $50 late payment penalty. At this time, and
henceforth, the entire cumulative account balance due will
be considered in arrears and subject to 1.5% monthly
Balances outstanding over 120 days
will incur $25 penalty each month that the entire cumulative
balance is not paid. 1.5% monthly interest will
continue to accrue for the entire cumulative balance.
Balances outstanding after 180 days
may be turned over to a collection agency and/or result in
Entrance Gate Changes
The Family Codes were
retired on February 1, 2015. There are several other
ways to gain entrance to CCE:
Remote / clicker
: New clickers were provided
to each property owner when the entrance gate opener
electronics were replaced with an advanced system. New
owners should have received a gate remote opener
(clicker) from the seller when you bought your home.
Additional clickers are available
for $24 from the Chair of our
Security Committee, Bob Jones.
Each clicker is uniquely serialized and can be deactivated
(when lost or stolen) without affecting any other clicker.
Guests : Guests should
use the callbox to call the home they are visiting. When a
resident is called by gate callbox they should identify the
caller then press "6" on their home phone keypad within 15
seconds. The gate will open upon receipt of the "6" if it is
received within 15 seconds of the start of the call.
If you want to be added to the access list at the
gate callbox please contact the Chair of our Security
Committee, Bob Jones.
Cell Phones : Residents
and their immediate family members may use the callbox to
call their own cell phones. Enter your code at the gate
callbox, answer your cell phone and then press "6" on the
keypad within 15 seconds. The gate will open upon receipt of
the "6" if it is received within 15 seconds of the start of
the call. The operation is identical to the Guest feature in
the previous paragraph except the code calls your cell
instead of your landline.
Proximity Card : Vendors
or commercial services that frequently require access to the
community may contact Luis for a proximity card that will
open the gate and record the time/date of their entrances.
Prox cards are available for sale to commercial vendors and
those personnel who provide lawn and pool maintenance
/ services to homeowners
($5 each). The prox card is also ideal for bikers,
joggers, children and pedestrians who are residents of CCE
($4 each). The cost is refundable when the Prox card
is returned in good working condition.
Each Prox card has a unique RFID code so it can be
deactivated if it is ever lost or stolen.
Party Code : Anyone may
request a Party Code which can be freely distributed to
guests attending a party other event at your home. By
design the Party Code is perishable. It is only operable for
a brief period, typically the duration of the event plus a
small margin. When the Party Code
expires it will no longer open the gate and it will be
retired from the system (not reused).
Please contact Bob Jones a minimum
of one week prior to the event.
The last leak (and most others in CCE) is located on the
street side of the backflow preventers. The reason for these
leaks is well known. The metal backflow preventers are
connected to the neighborhood main which is plastic. The
dissimilar materials form a joint which can be weakened by
mechanical forces (flexing) caused by the weekly ritual of
mowing the lawn. As we have progressed from the neighborhood
kid walking behind a Briggs & Stratton to the grown men
riding a Dixie Chopper the weight / forces / flex have only
increased. To make matters worse the location is almost
always in the swale which is often wet providing little
support and causing the mower tires to dig in even deeper.
The effects are cumulative and eventually cause joint
failure from the repeated strain.
There is something you can do to protect this fragile area
on each and every lot. You can plant a low ground cover that
is easily trimmed in the area in front of and up to your
backflow preventer. Since the area will no longer require
mowing the heavy weight of machinery is kept off of the
joints. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy Confederate Jasmine in
a small part of your yard rather than spending your time