Snee Farm Newsletter - Jan/Feb
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Snee Farm Gazebo decorated for the holidays.

The second edition of our eNewletter finds us all in the year 2020, ready or not. We are wishing our neighborhood peace, joy and harmony along with continued forward progress together this year. Anyone eager to try a new path in the new year will find just that opportunity at our front entrance. Clearing and construction for the new paved path began in December and paving is scheduled to start in mid-January, weather permitting.

Snee Farm Parkway is the name of our historically glorious front entrance road into the neighborhood from Highway 17. Changes are moving along quickly on this stretch of road, to include removal of the fence that once separated us from Beaumont, removed due to frequent maintenance costs. Your patience is requested as the vegetative screening goes into place and reaches maturity. We expect to eventually regain the visual barrier the fence offered with this vegetation.

Your input to this newsletter is always welcome, we want this to be a useful and fun read for the entire neighborhood. Please contact Mario Rasgo, Communications Chair, at to contribute ideas, articles or volunteer in any way.


Wishing all our neighbors a healthy and happy 2020!

Inside this Edition

  • Annual Assessment Information
  • Trash Talk
  • Snee Farm Turkey Trot 2019 Results
  • Elfie’s Good Deeds in 2019
  • Happy Valentine’s Day 2020
  • Closing Photos: Holiday Lights

Drawing of the new Whipple Road entrance sign

Construction of the new sign for the Whipple Road entrance (see drawing above) is scheduled to begin mid-January with an estimated 3 to 4 weeks for completion. Light posts at the Whipple Road entrance were turned off due to the construction/landscaping project. And a light post in the way of the stormwater construction was removed earlier and may or may not be reinstalled by the town. It gets dark early this time of year, please be careful while lighting is being restored.

Long Point Road entrances will see new signage (pictured right) to be built after the Whipple Road sign. The new signage will be placed as close to Long Point Road as can be allowed for optimal visibility.

Detailed costs of the signage and preliminary landscaping schedules are included in the November Meeting Minutes:

Updated Landscape Construction Schedule:

Snee Farm Parkway (Planting, Irrigation, Lighting, Mulch and Walking Path) will be finishing up within the next 2 weeks (around 1/27). It will take another 7 days to finish up Plantation Circle.

After Plantation Circle is complete, they will begin on Indigo Cut and Liberty Circle. That is anticipated to be complete around February 20th.

The final stage will be the entrances off Long Point Road (Parkway and Garden Way).

Of course, all is subject to change based on weather.

“The purpose of life is to listen - to yourself, to your neighbor… and, when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as you can find ... from within and without.” – Fred Rogers
Annual Assessment Reminder from your Community Manager:
Sue Shunk, CMCA, AMS
Community Manager for Snee Farm

Happy New Year to All!

January brings the Annual Assessments for Snee Farm Community Foundation. You may have already received a statement from CAMS (this is the new name of your management company).

The Assessment for each Snee Farm property is $368 per year, due January 31st each year.

There are two ways to pay this year:

1. Log into the CAMS Portal:

Provide an e-mail address (you may request a password) and the account number on your statement. Here you can make a one-time payment by Credit Card or E-Check.

2. Mail your payment to:

PO Box 531289
Augusta, GA 30353-1289
Note: Please include your account number on your check.

Your account number is found on your statement. Be sure to put your account number on any payment check and start your online access to the portal (see item 1. above for directions). From the portal you will be able to see your account activity at any time. If you mail a check, please confirm receipt by logging into the portal (it can take up to 15 days to process). Late fees, administrative fees, and interest are scheduled to begin on any passed due assessments starting March 1, 2020.

Please feel free to e-mail Sue Shunk with any questions.


Trash Talk
Your eNewsletter Staff, Mario and Debra

We at the Snee Farm eNewsletter pledge to never gossip, but we will talk trash occasionally.

The Town of Mount Pleasant has a comprehensive webpage dedicated to how the town deals with trash:  At this page you will find links to specific topics including Garbage, Trash, Town Recycling Efforts and the Subdivision Pickup Schedule (including holiday delays). It’s a handy site for checking what trash the town will and will not collect.

Collection days for Snee Farm: 

Trash collection occurs weekly on Tuesday and starts early in the morning. This
collection includes the brown trash receptacle, yard debris, furniture, appliances, etc. This collection is done by the Town of Mount Pleasant. The webpage link provided in the last paragraph specifies what can/can’t be collected, surprising how much they will take at the curb!  

Recycle collection occurs every other Thursday and is done by Charleston County
via the blue bins. They do not want recycle items bagged, just tossed in the blue bin as separate items. Detailed county recycling efforts and schedules are found here:

Please note, written directions and arrows are provided on the lids of your receptacles to show which way to position them at the curb. You guessed it, the blue bin faces one way and the brown bin faces the other way. Keeps us on our toes, doesn’t it?!

As for the SFCF, the Communication Chair sends emails regarding changes in trash pickup due to weather. The Community Manager and Compliance Committee are constantly talking trash (and recycle), it’s our number one source of violations with 50+ reminder letters sent out for November 2019 alone. Rubbish rules recap here:

Rubbish Rule #1: Place all collection items and receptacles at the curb no earlier than 2pm the day prior to collection.

Rubbish Rule #2:  Remove empty receptacles from curb and place out of public sight by the evening of collection. 

References for the Rubbish Rules above: 
  1.  Per the 1999 Amended Declarations And Restrictions (ADAR), Article IX., para M., owners “…shall keep…receptacles out of public view…until the evening before the scheduled collection...” and “trash,…grass clippings, cuttings…household…shall be kept in obscure place as much as possible…until evening before… collection.” 
  2. The SFCF Board has allowed trash items and receptacles placed at the curb as early as 2pm the day prior to collection without enforcement (a small grace period as this is slightly before “evening”) but no earlier. 
  3. ADAR, Article IX, para M., also states that “All empty…receptacles shall be removed from curbside…by the evening of the scheduled collection day.” 

Please ask a neighbor to help you meet the specified timeframes if needed. We all deal with rubbish! 

“The purpose of life is to listen - to yourself, to your neighbor… and, when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as you can find ... from within and without.” – Fred Rogers
Congratulations to the 2019 Turkey Trot 5K
Winner: Andrew Rowe, 19:40
Organizers: Fairbairn Family

Congratulations to all the Turkey Trotters!

The starting gaggle at the Snee Farm Country Club.

Runners urged to “Strut Your Stuffin” at Liberty Circle. No turkeys were lost on this well-marked route.

Great job to the Mini Tater Trotters (around the block), you earned your Thanksgiving feasts!
Elfie's Good Deeds in 2019
Organizers: Jon Tirpak & Robert Fraser

Elfie with ECCO staff at The Wardrobe.

Snee Farm residents saw Elfie pop up all over the neighborhood this holiday season as he raised $925 for East Cooper Community Organization (ECCO). Thanks to the generous neighbors who donated! (Left) Elfie on Farm Quarter Road.

Happy Valentine's Day 2020!
If you need dinner reservations for Valentine's Day get them early. February 14th falls on a Friday this year.;

Family Friendly Movie Suggestions:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Won't you be My Neighbor? (2018 Fred Rogers Documentary)

Valentine's Day
to all our
Snee Farm Neighbors!
Holiday Lights 2019

“The purpose of life is to listen - to yourself, to your neighbor… and, when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as you can find ... from within and without.” – Fred Rogers
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