Change in Reservations Policy
As you are aware, reservations for the Community Center and Residents’ Club are accepted beginning 90 calendar days prior to the requested date on a first come, first served basis.
Because graduation parties and weddings are very big events, we have had to make a slight change in the way reservations are handled for the months of May and June.
In order to make it completely fair to all homeowners, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May and June will now be handled in a lottery type fashion.
Special Rules for Friday, Saturday, Sunday Reservations in the Months of May and June:
- All requests received on the 90th calendar day prior to the date requested will go into a lottery drawing.
- You will receive an email confirmation of your request.
- The lottery drawing will be held on the first business day following the 90th day.
- All lottery entrants will be notified of the results on the day of the drawing.
- Limit one entry per household.
- Requests must be for members of your immediate household.
- Reservation paperwork must be received by Community Center staff by close of business on the day after the drawing. If the Reservation paperwork is not received by staff by the close of business on the day after the drawing, the reservation will be canceled and another name will be drawn.
- If a cancellation occurs, another name will be drawn.
To make a reservation, please call 651-998-0790 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM or email Reservations@stonemilllife.com.
New Mailbox Project Information
Stonemill Farms will be replacing all mailboxes in a two phase plan. Phase I will replace the mailboxes on North end of the property (North of Lake Road) beginning early November. Phase II will replace mailboxes on the South end of the property in the spring.
Mailbox Project FAQ
Why are we getting new mailboxes?
Due to the age of the mailboxes and also to ensure uniformity of the community.
Why is the North end (North of Lake Road) the starting point?
The North end is the older section of Stonemill Farms, therefore, the mailboxes are near or at the end of life.
When will the mailboxes installation begin?
We are planning on the second week in November, weather permitting. Homeowners on the North end (North of Lake) will receive an email prior to the installers getting to their street. The South end will be notified in the spring once the frost is out of the ground.
Who is responsible for maintenance of the new mailboxes?
The Association will be responsible for general maintenance and upkeep of the mailboxes. Any damage to the mailboxes outside of general maintenance, accidental or otherwise, will be the responsibility of the homeowner. Example: Accidentally backing into the mailboxes, etc.
What about the numbers, do homeowners still have to get the stickers from the Community Center?
If the numbers need to be replaced, let the Community Center know either by email to email@example.com or by calling 651-998-0790 and they will be replaced for you.
Why didn’t we get locking mailboxes?
Locking mailboxes could cause potential issues for homeowners due to lost keys. However, the Board has approved an optional locking insert homeowners may purchase.
How do we get a locking insert?
If you are interested in getting a locking insert, please go to the Community Center and fill out the request form. We will order it and arrange for installation. The cost of the insert and installation will be $100.00 and must be paid for at the time of the request. Please note, the homeowner is responsible for keys. The Community Center staff will not keep any keys for locking mailboxes.
Why can’t the staff at the Community Center keep extra keys?
Due to the number of homes in the community, it would be impractical for the Community Center to keep and maintain mailbox keys for homeowners.
What do the new mailboxes look like?
The new mailboxes will look similar to the picture on the right, black boxes on a white post. To ensure uniformity, the black and white color combination will be used throughout Stonemill Farms. After much research, it was determined that this color combination is the most resistent to color fading in our climate. The mailboxes that have more than two boxes will be evenly spaced between the posts as outlined in the drawing on the left. The address numbers will go on the front of the mailbox as they are currently.
Please refer to the drawing for the actual design. The picture on the right is for aesthetic visual only.
Do the new mailboxes have a newspaper box?
The pictures don’t show a newspaper box. Due to the number of complaints we’ve received from homeowners regarding unwanted flyers, newspapers, trash, etc., it was decided to forego the newspaper box.
What type of materials are being used?
The mailboxes are aluminum and the posts are a composite material that is low/no maintenance.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHASE I HOMEOWNERS (North of Lake Road)
When we have the install date, you will be sent an email and we will put flags along with a flyer in your newspaper box. Please use the flags to mark the following items around the current mailboxes: Underground pet fencing, your sprinkler heads, etc. If you need more flags, please stop by the Community Center to pick up more.
If you have rocks around the mailbox posts: Please move the rocks back one and a half feet to make it easier for the installers.
The installers are also landscapers with Warner’s Outdoor Solutions. They will do everything they can to prevent damage to landscaping. The Board has approved repairs to any damaged landscaping around the mailboxes if necessary.
To report damage caused by mailbox installation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 651-998-0790 and we will arrange for repairs. Please note, the people installing the mailboxes have been instructed to do just the installing. Any landscaping repairs will be handled by a different crew.
Important Dates- Mark Your Calendar
Mar 24 Easter Bunny visits Stonemill
May 19 4th Annual Stonemill 5K for Charity
Jun 22 Family Outing St Paul Saints Game
Jun 29 Independence Day Celebration
Oct 05 Oktoberfest
Nov 16 Holiday Kick-Off Tree Lighting
Dec 8 Santa and Reindeer visit Stonemill
Stonemill Farms Community Wins Again!
2017 Outstanding Community Building
By An Association
Caroline Maddux, Justin Voigt and John Eiselt accept the 2017 CAI award for Outstanding Community Building By An Association.
This award is given to the association that does an outstanding job at community resourcefulness, has a strong sense of commitment to enhancing the community, and recognizes and uses the strengths of its individuals within the association to build a better community for all homeowners.
This award is not easy to win and there were some pretty great communities nominated this year, but for the second time in three years, Stonemill Farms Community won it!
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Community Event Calendar
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