Living In Melrose
We consider ourselves very lucky to own property in Melrose and hope you soon will be a neighbor. This section provides details on the services paid for by the Property Owner’s Association as part of your annual dues and other frequently asked questions about life on Daufuskie.
Property Owner Services
The Property Owner’s Association contracts with local providers to supply you with the following services as part of your annual POA fees:
§ Garbage Pick-up –
The POA Board has signed a contract with Melrose on the Beach to provide trash pick up services beginning January 1, 2013. All trash/garbage is to be placed in bags inside a garbage can. You do not have to place your trash container(s) at curb side, unless you prefer to do that and then you must assume responsibility for returning your container(s) to your house. Your trash will be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays at the site where your containers are located, providing your storage area is unlocked. No contractor debris will be collected. Recycle bins will be provided for those who wish to participate in the recycle program. If you are not a full time resident of Melrose, please call Ron Jones at 843-684-2344 to let him know when you will be in residence, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Maintenance of roads – All roads within Melrose, other than those owned by Pelorus, are maintained by the POA. This includes root management, storm water drainage and road repair.
§ Landscaping of common grounds – Property designated as POA common area is maintained and landscaped.
& Security - licensed security personnel patrol our roads daily to check our properties and vehicle usage. They also may be called to respond to emergency situations.
Whereas Article 10.17 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Melrose Homesites provides specific reference to prohibited vehicles and the intention to restrict the number and type of vehicles within the Development.
Whereas Article 11.01 of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Melrose Homesites establishes the authority of the Melrose POA Board of Directors to create reasonable rules and regulations.
Whereas the Board of Directors has implemented a reasonable rule and regulation which prohibits certain specified vehicular traffic on the roads (This needs to be located)
Now, therefore, the Board of Directors, in accordance with the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Melrose Homesites herby adopts the following provisions:
a) Property owners may keep at their residence personal electric vehicles typically categorized as golf carts (two seat, four seat and six seat golf carts by makers such as, but not limited to, Club Car, EZ Go, Yamaha, etc) and electric vehicles (such as two seat and four seat GEM Cars) and/or additional electric or hybrid vehicles that may be developed through changes in technology and approved by the Board of Directors.
b) Only those personal electric vehicles that are approved by and registered with the Melrose POA may be operated on the roads and/or community areas of the Association.
c) All vehicles operated on the roads within the Melrose POA shall be operated by drivers who possess a valid driver’s license.
d) Drivers are expected to obey all posted regulations including speed limits.
e) All personal electric vehicles shall have a fixed or flexible windshield, headlights, taillights, brakes and vehicle identification numbers and a top speed as set by the Board of Directors.
f) Personal vehicles (property owners or guests) with a primary power source of a combustion engine are prohibited in any form unless specifically approved by the Board of Directors.
g) Vendors may drive a motor vehicle to a home-owners property in order to conduct business between the hours of 7AM and 7PM Monday through Saturday. Vendors may drive a motor vehicle to a home-owners property in order to conduct business between the hours of 9AM and 7PM on Sunday provided such business will be conducted inside and does not produce noise that would disrupt neighbors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Living on Daufuskie can seem daunting but most residents find it easily manageable with some advanced planning and flexibility. Below are some frequently asked questions about living in Melrose.
Q: How do I get to Daufuskie?
A: Freeport Marina/Broad Creek ferry 843-342-8687 http://www.daufuskiefreeport.com/
Boat service from the Broad Creek Marina, located at 1 Simmons Road,, off Marshland Road, to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie. Visit
the web site for schedules and call for reservations.
Q: How do I get from the ferry to the Resort?
Fappy Security and Transportation 843-422-8624
Q. What vehicle may I drive at Melrose?
A. Electric golf carts are the only form of transportation allowed on the Melrose POA roads. They also may be driven on the Island roads outside of Melrose.
Q. Is there a grocery store at Melrose?
A. There is no grocery store at Melrose at this time. There is a small general store at Freeport Marina that is open every day.
Q: Who provides water and sewage to property owners?
A: Melrose Utilities provides water and sewer. Property owners are billed quarterly.
Q: What if someone becomes ill or has an accident while on Daufuskie?
A: Daufuskie has a full-time staff of fire fighters and EMTs. Dial 911 if you have an emergency and they will respond. Our local EMTs will assess and stabilize the patient and arrange transportation to Hilton Head or Savannah for further treatment.
Q: What are the dining options on Daufuskie?
A: There are three local restaurants located outside the Melrose property – Marshside Mama’s at the County Dock, the Daufuskie Crab Company at Freeport Marina, and the Eagle's Nest at Bloody Point. Hours of service and phone numbers may be found on the Contacts and Links page.
Q: Are church services held on Daufuskie?
A: The First Union Baptist Church on the island welcomes part time residents and visitors. Services are held on Sunday morning at 9:15 for Bible Study and 10:00 for Worship. Alternately, you can take the ferry to the mainland for services at churches there.
Q: Whom can I contact with other questions about life on Daufuskie?
A: All of our current property owners are happy to provide insight and advice. Contact any of the POA Board Members or email your question to us from the Contact Us link on our site..