August 3, 2020
Our HOA Board is very encouraged to report that nearly all of our homeowners have been able to pay their July 1 installment of HOA dues! In fact, your response in paying dues on time may be as good as we’ve ever seen! So, THANK YOU for doing your part to insure the overall health and financial well-being of our community. The HOA Board will continue to be fiscally conservative in stewarding the financial resources of our community responsibly. Please know that if you’re in a financially challenging situation and you were not able to pay your dues, you can contact PMI at email@example.com so that we can work with you. More great news…. Since most schools will be participating in digital learning and many adults are still working from home, the HOA Board approved extending the pool season another month to September 30! See details below. We’re so encouraged and grateful to report that, in spite of these financially challenging and health concerning days, our Lenox Park community is in great shape in every way! Please take a moment to read the following announcements.
VISION & VALUES
For at least the past 10 years, our neighborhood vision has been, “to build a greater sense of community in Lenox Park.” In asking the question, “What does it look like to build a greater sense of community?” our current HOA Board is developing some values to go along with our vision. We’ve started introducing these five values in these emails and social media. These values all start with the letter “C” help make them easier to remember. The first value is: Cultivation: Taking care of our homes, property, and homeowner responsibilities (i.e. covenants, dues, etc.). The second value is: Compassion: Seeking to respect, serve, and look out for the needs and interests of your neighbors. The third value is: Consideration: Assume the best about your HOA Board and your neighbors. The fourth value is Communication: Praising publicly. Criticizing and correcting privately (in a spirit of respect, kindness and peace). In this email, the fifth (and final) value is Connection: Seeking to build relationships with neighbors.
POOL SEASON EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30
Since most schools will be participating in digital learning and many adults are still working from home, the HOA Board approved extending the pool season another month to September 30! We do ask your cooperation in paying attention to a few areas that have been of concern:
1) Please close the umbrellas after use to keep them from being damaged.
2) Please keep all tobacco products (including vapes and smokeless tobacco) out of the pool and pool area.
3) Please keep all non-water beverages (i.e. juice boxes, sodas, alcoholic drinks, etc.) out of the pool.
4) Please do not bring glass bottles (or glass of any kind) into the pool area.
5) Please be sensitive and make way for children needing easy access to the pool steps and kiddie pool area.
NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE NETS 225 LBS OF FOOD DONATIONS!
Thank you Lenox Park neighbors for your contributions this summer to help support families in need in our Sugar Hill community. We collected approximately 105 bags of food, soap, detergent, and shampoo (approx. 225 lbs. / 210 items). Wow!!! Way to go! If you’d like to continue making donations, you can drop off donations to the North Gwinnett Cooperative (www.NorthGwinnettCoop.org
THE NORTH GWINNETT COOP CAN HELP
If you are experiencing financial hardships (i.e. groceries, utility bills, pharmacy needs, etc.), the North Gwinnett Co-Op can help! For more information, go to www.NorthGwinnettCoop.org
. Qualifications for services are a Photo ID (for head of household/parent) and a current utility bill (name on bill must match the ID).
COVID-19 POOL SAFETY GUIDELINES
We are asking all residents who use the pool and/or additional amenities (i.e. tennis courts, basketball half court, and/or playground) to please read the attached PDF file outlining of COVID-19 Safe Pool Guidelines, Pool Rules (updated), and FAQ Resources from the CDC. Copies of this information are available at the pool. All pool attenders are expected to practice safe social distancing (6 ft.) of non-cohabitating persons on the pool deck. Pool attenders are responsible for their own sanitizing solutions. The most important statement to note is that “By entering, utilizing and occupying these facilities, all persons do so at their own sole volition and risk having full knowledge of the risks inherent in entering and utilizing these facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
If you’re thinking of making any changes to the exterior appearance of your home (i.e. windows, mailbox, roof, painting, major landscaping updates, garage door replacement, front door replacement, etc.), be sure to submit an ARC Request Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
. NOTE: ARC Request Forms are available at www.LenoxPark.org
. Go to Documents > Owners – Forms > ARC Form V2020.
If and when you receive a violation notice letter, know that we all pretty much receive letters at one time or another. So, you’re not alone.
The primary purpose of violation notices is to insure the excellent overall appearance of our community, and to maintain the high property resale value on our homes. Each month, approximately 60-75 violation notices go out for: trash can visible, weeds in lawn, pine straw/mulch replenishing, mailbox post repainting, pressure washing, edging/blowing/overgrown hedges, pressure washing, landscape materials visible, clean/stain fencing, etc. Usually, violations are easy fixes. When they’re not easy fixes or if you ever have any questions, you can send an email to email@example.com
Thank you for your very positive response to this reminder that we posted a few weeks ago! It is important that we do our best to keep vehicles from being parked on our streets and cul-de-sacs. There are occasions in which a vehicle needs to be parked in the street temporarily (i.e. 0-3 hours), but anything much longer than that is discouraged and can become a violation. Street parking is a traffic and safety issue (especially between 4pm – 7pm), and can also be a nuisance to neighboring residents. Thanks for helping to keep our neighborhood safe!
HOA COMMUNICATIONS & FACEBOOK
is a great way for neighbors to connect, communicate with one another, share referrals, neighborhood news, etc. We’d encourage you to use it. The HOA Board cannot answer HOA related questions via Facebook, but we do want to be accessible to homeowners, so for HOA related questions, contact Drue Warner (HOA President) directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 404-906-9117. For ARC requests and/or financial questions about your account, contact AnnMarie Pettit (our PMI representative) at email@example.com
Have a great week!
Drue, Chip, Jim, Melanie, and Sandra
Lenox Park HOA Board
For an online directory of board members, neighbors, and additional information, go to www.lenoxpark.org