Notifications from Ravenel

Whitney Lakes Townhome Association

March 14, 2019

Dear Whitney Lakes Townhome Owner:

As your Association manager, I want to remind you that power washing of the Whitney Lake townhomes will occur over the days of March 14-15, March 19 – 22 and possibly March 25-26, 2019.  A mild solution of bleach and water will be used to remove and retard mildew and dirt that have accumulated on the buildings, dock and sidewalks.  The common areas will be power washed starting Tuesday, March 12.

  • The project will begin at the Murraywood end of Sweetleaf Lane and move forward to Fetterbush and Brittlebush.  Sugarberry Lane units will NOT be power washed at this time as the Sugarberry Lane units are slated for painting in the next 2-3 months and will be power washed at that time.
  • Please remove pets and more delicate potted plants from your front porch and back yard (regular outdoor plants should not be affected) and open the gate to your back fence to allow the crews access to the back portion of your townhome when your cleaning date arrives.  If gates are left closed, full cleaning cannot be accomplished. Please also store inside any outdoor items you feel may be negatively affected by the cleaning solution. Screened-in porches will not be power-washed. The THA WILL NOT be responsible for items left out on porches or decks.
  • Individual unit owners should only be inconvenienced one or two days and the contractor, Big Guys Pressure Washing, will alert you with a flyer on your door when your unit is slated for power washing 48 hours in advance. Notice will be given Tuesday, March 12 that washing will be started Thursday, March 14 on Sweetleaf Lane and the surrounding streets. Flyers will be posted on unit doors 48 hours in advance of pressure washing on the other THA streets.
  • Big Guys has done a very nice job for the Association in the past. They will be completing cleaning on common area fencing that has mildew stains (not individual unit fencing) and will be cleaning the sidewalks and the dock area as part of this project.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this matter; I’ll be glad to assist you.  My direct line and email are below and if you have a true emergency after hours, the operator will assist you.

I know all of you are looking forward to a shiny, new-looking Whitney Lakes.  Thank you for your patience while the work is completed.

With kindest regards,

Sally Wackym, Community Manager

Ravenel Associates, Inc.

960 Morrison Dr., Suite 100

Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 266-3922 direct line (843) 768-9480 after hours emergency


Whitney Lake THA

Gutter Cleaning

August 2, 2018

Dear Whitney Lake Resident-

The gutter cleaning will continue in the WLTHA today and tomorrow on Fetterbush, Sugarberry and Brittlebush and the surrounding alleys.  Please leave the gates open in the back of your unit so that the crew can clean the back gutters.   This cleaning is completed twice per year as needed but generally in the late summer and spring.

If you have any questions or concerns or feel that your gutters were not cleaned for some reason, please contact me and I’ll be happy to assist you.

With kind regards,

Sally Wackym

Community Manager

Ravenel Associates, Inc.

960 Morrison Dr., Suite 100

Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 768-9480 emergency number

(843) 266-3922 direct line




The Gardens at Whitney Lake HOA/ The WLTHA

Parking in the Streets/ Misc. Updates

June 28th 2018

Dear Gardens HOA  and Whitney Lake THA Residents –

Parking in the Street:

A number of complaints have been received lately regarding residents parking in the streets behind other residents driveways.  The Gardens HOA  and Whitney Lake THA governing documents discourage parking in the streets, instead directing residents to park in their driveways.  If you do need to park on the street occasionally, please consider where you park and that the cars on the other side of the street must back out of their driveways.  This practice will make it much safer for those both backing out of their driveways and for those parking in the street.

Pond Algae:

The rain received over the past 2-3 weeks, the heat and turf fertilizer have contributed to an algae bloom in the community ponds.  Professional Lake Management has been out treating the ponds last week and this week.  Both community landscape supervisors have been directed to pick up trach that has drifted into the ponds. A new solar-powered aerator will be installed in the Sparkleberry pond in the next 7-10 days, which will improve the water quality in the pond.  Fish will also be installed in the Sparkleberry and Valley Oak ponds to improve water quality and reduce mosquito larvae.


Gutter Cleaning –

Gutter cleaning in the THA is scheduled for the middle of August.  You will be notified of the confirmed dates in the next 1-2 weeks.

Committees –

The members of the landscape committee and the traffic committee have been busy with projects.  If you wish to become a committee member in either community, please email management at

With kind regards,

Sally Wackym, Community Manager for The Gardens at Whitney Lake and Whitney Lake Townhomes Association