Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                            December  2006

From the President…


As 2006 draws to a close, the Board has prepared plans for 2007.  As part of our planning we review activities for the prior year and anticipate expenses for the upcoming year to keep this community one of the best in Marietta.  Your Board is responsible for developing and maintaining a budget each year for the expenses associated with operating our common property and sponsoring social activities for the entire neighborhood.  Our assessment for 2007 will be $338 (including full use of the swim and tennis facilities) and remains the lowest of comparable communities in our area. You should receive your assessment letter and Board of Director Ballot in mid-December. The following is the LCHA budget detail for 2007:






















Annual Assessment per home

 $            330


 $            338







Annual Assessments

 $     133,980


 $     136,214


Annual Assessment Late Fees





Clubhouse Rental










Non-Resident Tennis





Old Liens Paid





Vending Machine





            Total Revenues

 $     138,828


 $     141,214







Administration & mailbox posts

 $         8,266


 $         7,700

Postage, Mailboxes, Newsletters, Taxes

Architectural Control Services




Neighborhood Inspection

Clubhouse Debt Service




Clubhouse Expansion Loan P&I





Officer's Liability, Comm. Package





Grounds Maintenance





Attorney Retainer & Fees

Pool Management




Contract With American Pool

Repairs and Maintenance




Repair, Maintenance Of Existing Property





Sponsored Social Events

Swim Team




Cyclones Expenses





Water, Cable, Electric, Gas, Phone

          Total Expenses

 $     132,196


 $     133,007


Net from Operations excl. Capital Expenditures

 $         6,632


 $         8,207


Reserves & Capital Expenditures





Reserves beginning of year

 $       82,210


 $       39,680


Net from operations





various capital expenditures





Reserves end of year

 $       39,680


 $       38,387


Loan Balances





Loan balance - January 1

 $     100,000


 $       93,000


scheduled principal payment





early principal payment





Loan balance - December 31

 $       93,000


 $       82,000


Loan terms: 8% interest fixed for 7 years, interest payable monthly, $10,000 principal payment due each March, no penalties for early payments.

2006 Assessment Comparison:  Carriage Oaks $475 +special assessment of $256, Charleton Forge $475, Hardage Farms $450, Laurel Springs $370.


As always, I welcome your input and comments.


I wish the best for you and your family during this holiday season.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,





Around the Neighborhood


NOTICE:  Annual Assessments and ballots for the Board will be going out in December.  As part of this process you will have the opportunity to provide your e-mail address, which we immediately plan to start using for sending out the newsletter and to announce other events throughout the year.  This will save the Association copying expense each month.  No email addresses will be shared with anyone either in or outside the neighborhood. 





Dollar on Your Door


Lee’s Crossing’s annual “Dollar on Your Door” project will take place on the weekend of December 16-17.  This is a way for our neighborhood to give back to our sanitation workers.  In the past several years, we’ve raised over $800 each year.  Please leave your contribution in an envelope taped to your front door on either December 16 or December 17.  Volunteers will collect your gifts between 2 and 4 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Molly Pfeiffer at (770) 499-8015.  Thanks in advance for your consideration!




Welcome New Neighbors


Welcome to the following family that has recently moved into our neighborhood!


            Nathaniel & Shannon Shockley                         564 Basil Court



Join your neighbors at the clubhouse for a wonderful celebration.  Starting at 8pm, we will fill the evening with casino gaming, prizes, DJ music, dancing, drinks, and hors d’ouvres. 


Participation is limited so reserve your space now.


By December 10th for $10/couple

By December 20th for $25/couple

After the 20th if available for $35/couple


Out of neighborhood family and friends may accompany you for $25/person


To respond, please leave a check made out to Lee’s crossing NYE party, in the mailbox at 1055 Chestnut Hill Circle. 


Please dress appropriately, no jeans or t-shirts. 



Neighborhood Notaries:


            Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

Angela G. Ford                        Lee’s Trace                              678-234-7430

David Hardy                             Harrowgrove Court                 770-427-6319

Rebecca Jordan                        Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-1935

Carolyn Richardson                  Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-9900

Barbara Stubbs                        Trailwood Lane                        770-425-6991

Angelia Trevathan                     Basil Court                               770-528-9052



If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net.  We will publish these in upcoming newsletters as a service to the neighborhood.








Football at the Clubhouse


Come join us at the clubhouse to watch football on the new clubhouse



Bring a comfy chair and some munchies to share!


December 16th1:00 PM

January 1, 2007 – All day, of course!

January 3, 2007 – Evening about 7:00 PM

January 8, 2007 – Evening about 7:00 PM




If you are in the process of cleaning out a toy box or toy shelves to make room for new Christmas toys, and you find you have LEGOS-any sizes - that will no longer be used or needed, please give me a call.....I have a granddaughter that loves designing buildings, houses, and just rooms and furniture and needs "quantities".  I would be happy to buy them from you......Please - Give me a call at 770-423-1895   Thanks so much, Barb Schlundt


FREE to a loving home 

 4-month old black Terrier mix puppy needs loving owner.  First year shots and neuter complete.  Great lap dog!  Crate & leash trained; nearly housebroken.  Sweet disposition and loads of fun.  Free dog-sitting included!  For more information or to meet this little guy, please call the Jordans (Cedar Branch Court) at 770.427-1935.



60”L x 24”D x 54”W with oak finish.  In excellent condition.    Call Janet Terrasse at

678-354-4689 or  404-314-9219.



Need loving person to care for "Mom & Pop" when my husband and I go on vacation or a weekend getaway.  Minimal requirements, such as making the bed, preparing dinner, occasional errand, companionship, and so forth.  Call Janet Terrasse at 678-354-4689 or 404-314-9219.

Three or four days a week from 8am until 4:30pm - days would flex from week to week. Two children 3 months and 2 years old. Call Terri at 770-427-1988.


Come scrapbook with your neighbors on the second Friday of each month at the clubhouse.  Bring your pictures and your supplies; we'll have plenty of tables set up for you to work at. There is no charge and the sole purpose is to meet new people and to have uninterrupted time to work on your albums.  Questions?  Call Beth Pfeiffer at 770-499-8015.  Put the following date on your calendar:  December 8th starting at 7:00 p.m.  See you then!



I am 19 years old and have lots of experience. Brittany Funk  770-421-9620 or 404-725-1758


NOTE:  When submitting classified ads, please make sure to submit contact information as well as how long you would like for the classified to run (i.e., one issue, two issues, etc.).  Thanks.



If there is a classified still listed that needs to be removed, please let us know!

Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


December 2-3                                                  Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour

December 2-24            Various Times              Santa on the Square

December 21-23          5:00 – 9:00                   Nativity on the Square



Further information can be obtained from the City of Marietta website. 

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Around Town




Christmas Music


You are invited to attend the presentation of “Celebrate the Gift” at Roswell Street Baptist Church on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 6:00 PM.  The church is located at 774 Roswell Street, Marietta.  For more information, please call the church office at 770-424-9800.



Train Strong Boot Camp is a premier training and wellness program that empowers individuals of all athletic abilities to achieve their top fitness goals.  Train Strong's workouts and nutrition plan are designed to help you become physically fit, develop increased energy, and gain self-confidence. At every step of the way, qualified instructors work closely with you to encourage your success and push you to new heights.


The program includes 18 co-ed group sessions built around challenging, hour-long workouts that change daily. Workouts are complemented by a nutrition plan designed to fuel the body to its highest potential. The plan recommends five small meals per day, with suggested guidelines for protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. You will also complete personal missions - activities such as running and strength exercises - on your own. Workouts and meals are recorded in a training log that instructors review before every session. Train Strong Boot Camp begins and ends with a fitness test, which allows you to fine-tune your goals and track your progress.


Please visit www.trainstrong.com and register for upcoming!  If you have further questions, contact Beth Garrett, a Lee's Crossing neighbor, at bgarrett@lovett.org.



Neighborhood Business Spotlight


This section is dedicated to helping each of us in Lee’s Crossing get to know our neighbors a little better.  Many of you are independent business people or work for companies that others of us would be interested in supporting – we just need to know about what you do and how to get in touch with you. 


If you would like to advertise your business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information about your company along with contact information.  Submissions will printed first come - first serve each month, based on space.  Competitors will not be published in the same month.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.



This month’s features:


Peachy Clean Window and Gutter Cleaning

404-51CLEAN (404-512-5326)

For Lee's Crossing Residents only

$85 Gutter Cleaning Special




Do you need something built or remodeled? Please contact James Hawkins @ 404-886-4726, your neighborhood builder / remodeling expert. No need to look any further. No job is too big or too small. Call for your free quick estimate. Nobody cares more for our subdivision than the people who live here. Our homes are our castles, and if they are like mine, they need work all the time.



I Recommend……


This is your opportunity to recommend a business to your neighbors.  If you know of someone that does a good job, please send us a SHORT testimonial that we can share.



Wade and Ann Garnto had a good experience with Nedes Construction while they built an addition on our house at 552 Trailwood Lane.  The owner and the foreman both have excellent skills in construction.  They listened to each recommendation we made and acted on them.  We are very pleased with the results and the cost.  They specialize in building, remodeling, and repairing decks and basement remodels, and will do additions sometimes.  The owner, Mike Seden, can be reached at 770-337-9052 (cell).



Ron and Debbie Harris at 1131 Chestnut Hill Circle  would like to recommend Frank Lilge of Expert Tile. Frank has 24 years experience.  He does top quality work at a fair price.  He can do kitchens, bathrooms, countertops, glass block, granite, marble, and all types of tile work.  Frank recently tiled our master bathroom for us, and we're very pleased with his work.  He did an excellent job! Frank can be reached at 678-360-9774.





For on-line edition, go to www.leescrossingmariettaga.com


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for January 2007 Newsletter is December 28.


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan:   e-mail to:  angeliatrevathan@yahoo.com  Phone:  770-528-9052


The LCHA Newsletter and Website are published and maintained for the benefit of Lee’s Crossing homeowners. The purpose of the Newsletter and the Website is to promote Lee’s Crossing and to provide our homeowners with information regarding Lee’s Crossing activities and related issues.  The homeowners have entrusted the LCHA Board of Directors with the obligation and right to ensure content conforms to this purpose.  As such, articles or advertising endorsing political positions or candidates or other subject matter the Board deems to be divisive, offensive or inappropriate in nature will not be published or posted.  All appropriate content is welcomed and encouraged as a means of furthering awareness and communication within our neighborhood.



Mailbox Repair:  If you need a new post call Bob Schoonover at 770-422-8774, new number placard call Tom McBrayer at 770-427-8057, or paint call Noel Follrath at 770-426-0623.



Clubhouse Rental:  Debbie Kelleher 678-354-7042


Board Members

Erroll Eckford, President     770-421-9738                                          Kevin Brown, Director – External      770-528-9094

656 Trailwood Lane                                                                             1205 Fielding Court


Steve Young, Secretary       770-423-0905                                         Jim Martin, Director   770-420-3484

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  1139 Chestnut Hills Circle


Rob Ottley, Treasurer           770-424-4188                                       Walt Walker, Director  - Swim/Tennis Liaison

583 Briarmeade Drive                                                                           770-428-4755

                                                                                                                 1060 Foreststone Way


Noel Follrath, Director – at large         770-423-0623                       Covenant Enforcement

1214 Meadowmist Way                                                                                      Steve Weibel

                                                                                                                                Community One Associates

                                                                                                                                1102 Abbey Court

Alpharetta, GA  30004





Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net