President's September Message: STC Board Meeting recap, Homeowners Week-end Agenda and SS1 Workshop Meeting Published a minute ago

Hello Neighbors!

I can’t believe it’s already September. I hope you made some fun summer memories and are gearing up for football season…and Seaside Homeowners' weekend!

Here are some updates for you:

STC Board Meeting - I attended The Seaside Town Council (STC) Board meeting on August 24th 2019 and although minutes are not yet published, I thought I’d give you a few details. Some notable items that were discussed, details will follow when minutes are posted.

  1. The governance committee is looking to make sure the STC committees have organized charters and that the make-up of the committees, such as the legal committee, is adequte.
  2. Fiber Optic Project – STC is evaluating multiple cable/internet providers to upgrade our network to fiber optics for faster speeds and better reliability. A side benefit could be the removal of the big clunky posts we see around Seaside.
  3. Feral Cats – There was some concern in our community regarding treatment of feral cats. STC agreed to look into the TNR program, which is a humane way to deal with the feral cat population. Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) is a program by which feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, and then released into the environment. Rather than immediately reducing numbers through removal, TNR practitioners hope to slowly reduce populations over time.  STC is working with 
    Alaqua founder Laurie Hood, a well-known local animal advocate.

    Homeowners Week-end
    We hope you are making plans to attend Seaside Home Owners Weekend, October 18-20. If you have not attended one, It’s a great chance to meet up with neighbors, meet new owners and form new friendships. You will receive a packet in the mail with agendas and details for the week-end of activities.

You should have received an email from STC with an agenda for the weekend and links to sign up for the croquet social, now called Seaside Croquet & Chardonnay. Thanks to the Social Committee, we have a wonderful website ( where you RSVP, sign up a team, learn what to wear (of course we all know we can “come as you are” in Seaside if you want to pass on the traditional croquet white), and much more. Here is the information again in case you missed it.

Seaside 1 is proud to host the 2019 Seaside Croquet & Chardonnay during Homeowners' Weekend. The event runs from 4-7 pm at the croquet lawn on Saturday and is open to all Seaside homeowners and our community partners. Croquet & Chardonnay is all about community togetherness and light-hearted competition on the croquet pitch! Whether you want to play or just watch and mingle with your fellow Seasiders, please RSVP at Seaside Croquet. There's no entrance fee - our local business partners have generously offered to provide food and beverages, and Seaside Swim and Tennis are providing the equipment. We're looking for teams of 3 people....or if you can't wrangle some friends or family members that's ok - we'll find you a team!

Amendment to Seaside 1 Governing Documents
Your SS1 Board has begun discussions on bringing our Seaside Bylaws and Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions up to date. We held our first workshop and will conduct a second one in the future where we strive to craft a cohesive proposed amendment that benefits our homeowners. You will hear an overview of the things we are discussing at homeowners week-end and we will only make any proposed changes after a majority vote of the SS1 homeowners.

Lastly, check out our website from time to time for news, local happenings or to review meeting minutes, And as always, we welcome you to join our any of our monthly board calls. These are typically on the first Saturday of the month, at 10:30 am CT by dialing in to 712-775-7100 556290#. Or stop by the local location that will be posted as we get closer. NOTE: We will not be having a board meeting on Sept 7th.

Kerri Knotts
SS1 Board President