DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TRUST TO GO TO THE EVENTS?
No, there is no membership to The I'On Trust. Everyone in the community is a "member" and most events are open to all neighbors. There are few events that may have an attendance cap or a ticketed event. Some neighbors may remember that at one time The Trust was a membership organization. That membership structure was discontinued in 2010.
Why is there an I’On Trust and an I’On Assembly (the HOA)?
When the community was first developed two separate organizations were created to serve the community: The I'On Assembly and The I'On Trust. The Trust is the community-building element of I’On, sponsoring civic and charitable events through-out the year. All residents are welcome to attend these events, which are typically free of charge. The Trust is a non-profit organization governed and run by a Board of Directors, comprised of volunteer neighbors, and an Executive Director. The Trust was created with the primary mission to maintain and enhance the social infrastructure - one that would foster a sense of community and to prevent any neighborhood disagreements over physical infrastructure from jeopardizing the more important social infrastructure. The Assembly is the HOA (Homeowners’ Association.) It manages the community, maintains the common areas and enforces the governing documents you signed at your closing. You pay annual dues to the HOA. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of volunteer neighbors, meets monthly, and is open to all residents.
Who manages the daily operations of the Neighborhood?
The Assembly is the HOA (Homeowners’ Association.) It manages the community, maintains the common areas and enforces the governing documents you signed at your closing. You pay annual dues to the HOA. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of volunteer neighbors, meets monthly, and is open to all residents. Mike Parades and Lesley Ramey work for the management company of I'On, Southern Community Services. They can answer most questions or direct you to the appropriate person. Mike Parades (o) 843. mparades@sctrust. Lesley Ramey lramey@
Is the Trust a separate organization from the Assembly?
Yes. The I'On Trust is a separate non profit, 501c3, set up to serve the I'On Community.
How does The Trust pay for events, is that part of our Assembly dues?
The Trust funding comes primarily from a transfer fees garnered from real estate transactions in I'On. The funding is not part of you Assembly dues.
Who do I contact about work on my home or landscape?
You should contact the I'On Design Committee, IDC. Pam Gabriel, your Neighborhood Design Coordinator, would be your contact. She will act as liaison between you and the IDC. You may also check out information and application forms for work on the I'On Community website, ioncommunity.com. You will need you will need your login information to reach some information. Pam can be reached at (843) 606-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pam’s office is located at 159 Civitas Street, on the second floor. Entrance at rear.
Realtor that needs information about closing?
Contact: Southern Community Services / I'On 159 Civitas St. Suite 211 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Office: 843-388-7547