Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                   April and May 2006

 

From the President…

 

Spring is here and our neighborhood looks great!  The azaleas are in full bloom, the dogwoods brighten the woods, tennis teams are in full swing and the swim team is signing up.  Thanks to all your hard work, our neighborhood is looking better than ever.  Spring also brings the start of the Glover Park Concert Series on the Marietta Square.  These free concerts take place the last Friday of each month starting in April, and offer an evening of safe, family fun with picnic dinners, good music and kids’ activities.  Here is this year’s lineup, so mark your calendar now:

 

§         April 28:                Tyn Tymes (60’s and 70’s)

§         May 26:                The Jesters (variety)

§         June 30:                The Naturals (rock and blues)

§         July 28:                 Still Swinging (Big Band)

§         August 25:            A1A (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)

 

As we emerge from winter hibernation and get outside, I offer a few reminders:

 

§         Please ensure you or your lawn service do not blow grass clippings into the street.  It may be easy, but it does not add to the beauty of our neighborhood.

§         When driving, please observe the posted speed limit of 25 MPH.  With more people out walking and kids playing, we must slow down to avoid an accident.

§         City Ordinance and neighborhood covenants require all dogs to be maintained on a leash.   Please observe this rule and be courteous in cleaning up after your pet on walks.

 

After a long winter (of fairly good weather) our clubhouse expansion is nearing completion and should be ready for a grand opening in the next couple of months.  The Board is pleased with the new addition and is excited about the opportunities it offers for the neighborhood.  Many residents have taken the opportunity to walk through the construction and are equally excited.  So take a walk and check it out!

 

In closing, I would like to provide a short update on the Manning property.  By the time of publication, the City Council probably will have approved the zoning of the Manning property allowing the purchase of the property by the developer.  The large tract of land adjacent to Lee’s Crossing will have 60 homes ranging in size from 2,800 to 4,000 square feet with prices from $600,000 to $700,000.  The historic Manning House and trees will be preserved on 4.23 acres.  The acreage across the street will have 33 homes ranging in size from 2,200 to 2,600 square feet with prices starting at $400,000.

 

In an effort to protect the interests of our neighbors, the Board has retained the services of an attorney specializing in zoning and development issues.  Prior to the Planning Commission meeting, members of the LCHA Board and our attorney met with the developer to discuss issues of concern to Lee’s Crossing.  In this meeting, the developer agreed on stipulations to meet our concerns.  These stipulations included:

 

§         No rear alleys or rear entry garages on lots that abut Lee’s Crossing

§         Storm water retention areas will be screened by stone wall or other aesthetic screening device.

§         The minimum heated and cooled square footage for the homes will be 2800 square feet.

§         Any trees greater than 4” diameter within 25 feet of the rear property line will not be removed and will be maintained in perpetuity on any lots that abut Lee’s Crossing.

 

Additionally, we had recorded into the minutes of the Planning Commission, and will do the same with the City Council meeting, our concerns about appropriate traffic controls on Manning Road and possible storm water run-off.  Overall, the Board believes this development will only serve to enhance the values in Lee’s Crossing.

 

As always, I welcome your input and comments.

 

Best Regards,

Erroll

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Yard Sale Approaching

 

The annual Lee's Crossing neighborhood yard sale will be on Saturday, May 20th from 8am until 1pm.  As in years past, ads will be placed in the Marietta and Atlanta papers, and signs on Whitlock as well.  Feel free to put signs in the neighborhood directing people to your own sale, but please pick them up afterwards.  Most people in the past have had their sale set up the night before so that Lee's Crossing residents can get the first chance to buy.  Good luck to both buyers and sellers.

 

 

 

 

School Walk for Diabetes

 

On Sunday, April 23rd, A.L. Burruss Elementary School will be hosting a School Walk for Diabetes.  It will be held at the Marietta High School Track beginning at 2:00 and ending at 3:30.  Almost everyone knows somebody who is affected by Diabetes.  This is a great opportunity for our students to “Make a Difference” by raising money for research and treatment.  Burruss students will be asking for “sponsors” to make donations to sponsor them in their walk.  We have asked students NOT to go door to door for safety reasons; however, if you know a student, you can help by calling and offering your support.  If you are interested in participating yourself or have further questions, please call Beth Pfeiffer at 770-429-3144.  Thanks in advance for helping our students Make a Difference!

 

 

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION

 

Registration for the 2006 Cyclones Swim Team was held at the clubhouse on Monday, April 10 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This is a new suit year. If you missed registration, contact me (see below) for instructions on ordering one on-line.  This is also a new t-shirt year.  Parents may order additional t-shirts for $10.00.

 

This year, meets will be on Wednesday nights beginning June 7.  The last meet will be Wednesday, June 28.  Practice will begin May 15, weather permitting. We anticipate practice schedules to be the same as last year.  Practice and meet schedules will be available at registration, as well as meet attendance forms and parent worker preferences.  It is mandatory for parents to work at least one full meet or two half meets.

           

For residents of Lee’s Crossing swim team dues are $20.00. For non-residents, dues are $75.00.  Please call me at 770-428-5184 (between 7pm and 8pm) if you missed the registration and would like to be a part of the team, or if you have any questions concerning the swim team.   You can also email me at azlemoine@comcast.net.   I will send you a form to fill out.   Registration deadline is May 10th.

 

SWIM MEET SCHEDULE                                  MEETS START 6:00 PM

June 7 -  HOME vs. Brookstone 3                                  WARM-Ups 

June 14  - AWAY  vs. Brookstone CC                         HOME   5:00PM

June 21 –HOME vs. West Hampton                               AWAY:  5:30 PM

June 28 – AWAY vs. Oak Amber                                  *Pool closes at 4PM for home meets. 

                

 

SWIM TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

After school practices begin May 15th and 16th. Regular morning practices are Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, May 30th.  Please note special times on Thursdays after swim meets.

              After School practices

             Mon./Wed.:                                      Tues./Thurs.

             5/6:     4:30-5:00                               9/10:  4:30-5:00

            7/8:     5:00-5:30                               11 & up:  5:00-5:45 

 

             Morning practices

            5/6:                     8:30-9:00                             Thursday* after meet nights

            7/8:                     9:00-9:30                             5/6, 7/8     10:00-10:30

            9/10:                   9:30-10:15                          9 & up      10:30-11:00

             11 & up             10:15-11:00                         * See below for picture day information

 

  • 11 & up please bring swim fins to practice

 

 

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