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We have a new facebook page for the rapids! Just log into your facebook and search for the rapids neighborhood-official rpoa page. Rapids Facebook 
Our August Newsletter was published and is on line! 
We have a safe and beautiful neighborhood. The RPOA is run with the future in mind with excellent planning and maintenance. We have beautiful custom homes and well kept landscape. Thank you neighbors for working so hard to keep this Neighborhood looking great!

          I hope everybody has had a great summer so far and able to take some time to relax, travel, and spend time with family and friends.  For many, the daily pace will pick up with school starting.  This means busier streets with busses, more vehicles, and children along our roads.  All residents need to respect the safety and lives of our neighbors by driving at the speed limit and not blowing through the stop signs.


City public safety continues to be informed on our issues and concerns.  Related to this issue is our ongoing pursuit of sidewalks. The latest answer last month from the city is the lower sales tax collection amount has delayed our and other sidewalk projects with no estimated timeframe provided.  Understand and agree this is a high priority for our neighborhood and at the December annual meeting we will discuss this issue in detail and determine a community approach to move forward.    It is not as easy to just vote, approve, and build sidewalks as a community on our own, as we need to get approval for city property encroachment, high cost of sidewalks and determine stages and locations, future maintenance costs and owner, city priority list, and other issues. The annual meeting for residents of the Rapids will be held at 7pm in the clubhouse on 11 December. 


With the 88 residents who answered the survey so far, about half support replacing the existing pool with a larger pool, half support investigating cost for a playground area, and 2/3 support a paved path from the parking lot to the Greeneway. This does not eliminate long term projects and upkeep. It is important to understand the complexity, impact, expense and upkeep and any legal exposure entailed in any of these projects. We will discuss these in detail at the December annual meeting to provide more background and information for consideration.  Thank you for all residents who responded to the project survey sent out earlier this summer.  For those who did not receive the email or respond, feel free to participate at: 


Ken Beck, President RPOA

Please go to the 
August Newsletter to see all the news! 

Welcome New Neighbor
Welcome  to Rapids !
Welcome to the many new residents in The Rapids, both on Seton Circle and throughout the area.  Please register to view all the website documents and news. After registering you will be authorized to click on the newsletter link on the left hand side of home page and read our newsletter on line. One very informative site you may want to visit is the North Augusta Chamber of commerce. Both old and new Residents might find out the events planned in North Augusta via the Chamber's events calendar. Also our residents are sometimes featured in the Riverfront Magazine if you find the time to take a look.
Please remember that our fastest means of communication with you as a resident is by Email. We continually seek to get the email address of all residents with email in our secure Database. If you are new to The Rapids, have changed your email address, or are not on the email Database please submit your email address to Ken Beck ( and change it on our website as well.  Our email Database is used strictly for crime alerts, emergency notifications and newsletter distribution. Your address will not be given out. We also continue to need occasional volunteers to assist with work projects at the pool, clubhouse, at the entrance and other areas.  
We welcome all of you and hope you will enjoy the beautiful neighborhood and help us keep it one of the most desirable areas in North Augusta. Be sure to review the covenants for your area of the Rapids to better understand the guidelines that keep our Neighborhood safe and beautiful.

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