Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Julington Creek Plantation Changeover Delayed until Spring; Also, the Homeowners Association Will Not Raise Its Assessment Fee for 2006

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Julington Creek Plantation Changeover Delayed until Spring; Also, the Homeowners Association Will Not Raise Its Assessment Fee for 2006

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Byline: terry brown

Julington Creek Plantation is preparing for change as it gets closer to seeing ownership reins pass from developer D.R. Horton to the massive Fruit Cove community's homeowners.

The transition was anticipated for January, said Property Owner Association member Don Reilly, but the handover is now more likely to occur in the March-April time frame depending on new home sales. By law, the transfer occurs when the community is 90 percent built out, which translates into 6,000 homes. Total build-out is set at 6,500 homes and is scheduled to occur within the next two years, Reilly said.

The association, made up of three residents and three representatives from D.R. Horton, decided to hold the 2006 homeowners assessment fee at $360 per household -- the same as it was in 2005.

"The transition from developer to resident control is a great advantage to the community," Reilly said. "The decisions facing Julington Creek Plantation will, after the transition, be in the hands of its residents who have the most vested interest in the overall success of the community."

The POA is charged with the management and maintenance the property, establishing assessments to cover expenses, writing covenants and rules for the community to abide by, providing an architectural review for construction and modifications, as well as enforcing the rules established by the POA. It also has the responsibility of telling community residents any information deemed critical, Reilly said.

Reilly also indicated the management of the day to day operations of the development will continue, as is, in the coming year.

MAY Management Service Inc. will continue as the managers of the property according to MAY spokeswoman Annie Marks. She said the owners are happy with the management of the development and their running of the development's operations. She said they are happy to continue in their present role and look to remain transparent throughout the transition period. …

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