Monthly Newsletter

                                                                                                 December  2012

 

 

 

 

 

Season’s Greetings Neighbors,

 

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

 

Just a brief update on our speeding issue:  The Marietta City Council has approved changes to the requirements for qualifying streets for speed tables.  There will be more to come on this as we go into 2013.

 

The Lee’s Crossing  5yr budget is included in this newsletter and I am pleased to let you know there will not be an increase in the 2013 HOA Assessment. 

 

The Board wishes everyone a Merry Christmas/Holiday season and a Happy New Year! 

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any Board member for concerns or questions.  You can also send a note to Leescrossing@comcast.net for questions you may have.

 

 

Brad Herr

LCHA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 - 2016 LCHA Proposed Budget

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Annual Assessment

$360

$360

$360

$360

$360

Revenues

147,125

147,125

147,125

147,125

147,125

Expenses

Landscaping

25260

25,765

26,281

26,806

27,342

Architectural Control Services

14400

14,688

14,982

15,281

15,587

Administration

6049

6,170

6,293

6,419

6,548

Insurance

6011

6,131

6,254

6,379

6,506

Mailboxes and sign posts

530

541

551

562

574

Interest Expense on Loans

5000

3,943

3,023

2,318

1,668

Legal

7,500

7,500

7,500

7,500

7,500

Utilities

17850

18,386

18,937

19,505

20,090

Social

8000

8,160

8,323

8,490

8,659

Repairs

10000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Pool Management

20500

20,910

21,328

21,755

22,190

Swim Team

2550

2,601

2,653

2,706

2,760

          Total Expenses

123,650

124,795

126,125

127,722

129,425

Available for Capital Improvements

and Reserves

23,475

22,330

21,000

19,403

17,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves & Capital Expenditures

Reserves beginning of year

60,661

58,136

41,466

41,466

40,869

Increase

23,475

22,330

21,000

19,403

17,700

other capital expenditures

-6,000

-6,000

-6,000

-6,000

-6,000

loan principal payments

-10,000

-10,000

-10,000

-10,000

-10,000

additional loan payment

-10,000

-5,000

resurface tennis courts

-4,000

paint clubhouse

resurface pool

-23,000

Reserves end of year

58,136

41,466

41,466

40,869

42,569

Loan Balances

loan balance beginning of year

89,000

69,000

59,000

44,000

34,000

principal payment consolidated loan

-20,000

-10,000

-15,000

-10,000

-10,000

loan balance end of the year

69,000

59,000

44,000

34,000

24,000

 

Around the Neighborhood

 

 

Dollar on Your Door

 

Lee’s Crossing’s annual “Dollar on Your Door” fundraiser will take place on the weekend of December 15-16.  This is our neighborhood’s way to say “Thank You” to our sanitation workers during the holidays.  These gentlemen help us out more than we realize throughout the year, and are very generous in what they collect!  Last year we collected over $1,300 for them, so let’s try and top that this year!  Please leave your contribution in an envelope taped to your front door on either Saturday, December 15 or Sunday, December 16 by 3 p.m.  Volunteers will collect your gifts between 3 and 5 p.m. each day.  If you would like to volunteer (great service project for IB students), please contact the Eckfords at 404-226-0088.  Thanks in advance for your help!

 

 

Clubhouse Rentals

If you have any questions or need to book the clubhouse, please call or e-mail Tricia Wilson at 770-428-8144 or triciaww@mindspring.com.  In an effort to keep our Clubhouse clean and in the best condition, the rental deposit has increased to $250.  However, if you return the clubhouse after rental in its best condition, the entire deposit will be returned.

 

 

Holiday Trash Schedule

 

Holidays are December 24th and 25th.

Regular services for Monday and Thursday will be on Wednesday only
Regular services for Tuesday and Friday will be on Thursday only
Yard waste services and Christmas Trees will be on Friday

 

 

Neighborhood Notaries

 

Greg Amaden                         Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

James Belrose                          Lees Trace                               770-794-9897

Melissa Drehs                          Lee’s Trace                              216-392-1424
Brenda Fairbanks                    Trailwood Lane                       678-290-4810

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

David Hardy                           Harrowgrove Court                770-427-6319

Carolyn Richardson                Cedar Branch Court                770-427-9900

Cecilia E. White                      Trailwood Lane                       678-797-6209

           

 

If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net. 

DJ Jeff Broadhurst is back and will be playing all your favorite songs

 

Dancing and games

 

Italian food

 

 

 

 

Celebrate New Years’ Eve with Your Neighbors and Friends

 

December 31  - Lee’s Crossing Clubhouse

8:00 PM – 1:30 AM

 

The fun includes:

   

  

 

 

 

Beverages:  wine, beer, mixers, selected                       liquor, champagne and soft drinks

 

Guests are welcome to join in the celebration  for a nominal fee of $20 per couple.

 Free to Lee’s Crossing residents

 

Must RSVP by December 27 to Aubrey Baar AUBS1701@yahoo.com or 303-710-9080

 

 

Welcome New Neighbors

 

Anthony & Katie Green                     1146 Cedar Branch Court

Warren & Natalie Hirons                    977 Laurel Field Lane

Michael & Sandra Patch                     1048 Chestnut Hill Circle

 

 

 

Classifieds

 

CLASSIFIED SUBMISSIONS:  When submitting a classified ad, please use the format being used for the ads listed below.  Pictures will not be printed. Please make sure to include contact information and state how long you wish the article to run.  All submissions will run ONE MONTH unless otherwise requested.

 

 

Babysitter/Petsitter for the Holidays!!!

I am looking to babysit or pet sit over my holiday break from college. I am a full time nursing student so I am CPR/first aid certified and I am a licensed EMT.  I have over 10 years’ experience babysitting and pet sitting!  I will be available Dec.10th- Jan. 3rd!  If you are interested please call my cell-770-596-9806 or send me an email at jjbramlett@comcast.net.

Jennifer Bramlett, 1162 Harrowgrove Court

 

Kittens FREE to a good home

I have 4 adorable kittens that need a good home. I wish I could keep them all, however I cannot. Please send me an email (jjbramlett@comcast.net) if you would like pictures of these cuties!

They will be 9 weeks old on December 14, 2012. I will not take them away from their mother until they are weaned and litter box trained. They would make an excellent Christmas present!

 

Looking for Home to Purchase

We have friends that are looking for a home to purchase in our neighborhood.  If you are considering selling your home, please contact me and I will put them in contact with you.

Cyndi McIntosh - 770-425-2451.

 

Spanish Tutoring

Is your child struggling in Spanish class?  Do they need a little extra one-on-one teacher time to boost their confidence or improve their grade?  Let me help!  I am a Spanish 1,2, and 3 tutor with 8 years of classroom experience and 10 years of tutoring experience.  I have reasonable rates and am conveniently located right here in Lee's Crossing.  Call Diane Edwards at 770-575-0445 to reserve your time slot!  You may also contact me by e-mail at edwardsdiane@yahoo.com.

 

For Sale

Trundle bed (disassembled) in light wood and Scandinavian design--with top mattress in great condition.  $50.   Lobster 401 Tournament model ball machine--$400.   This model has a vast array of features, such as, variable speed, shot height, both one - spot and random ball placement (distributes the ball in nine spots randomly on the court), and spin control. Call:  Diane  at 770-422-0781

 


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Lees Crossing Calendar of Neighborhood Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve Party - Adults Only

December 31

 

See page 4 of this Newsletter for details.
Around Town

Calendar of Events – December

 

Day

Name

1, 8, 15, 22

Marietta Square Farmers Market

1, 2

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour

1

Helicopter rides over Marietta

1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

Santa on the Square

1

Author Jeff Clemmons book lecture

8

12th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

31

Jagged Stones Rolling Stones Tribute Concert

  These events are from the City of Marietta calendar.  For more information on any of these events, go to www.mariettaga.gov, click on the city calendar and follow the link to the desired event.

 

Neighborhood Business Spotlight

If you would like to tell your neighbors about your business or recommend someone else’s -business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information along with contact information.  Submissions will printed first come – first serve each month, based on space.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.  Note:  Please keep descriptions to ONE SHORT paragraph in WORD format.  Do not send brochures, flyers or pictures as they will not be published.  ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT TO EITHER leescrossing@comcast.net or to trevathan.angelia@gmail.com.  NO SUCCESSIVE MONTHS.

 

 

Business Spotlight:

 

 

 

 

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

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the January 2013 Newsletter is December 28.  Any submissions after this date cannot be guaranteed inclusion.

 

Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan             e-mail: trevathan.angelia@gmail.com 

Phone:  770-312-6374

 

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. Contact Cindi Filer at 404-518-5809 for mailbox post paint.

 

 

Clubhouse Rental:  Call Tricia Wilson at 770-428-8144 or e-mail triciaww@mindspring.com

 

Neighborhood Directories:  Soft copies of the Neighborhood Directory are available in PDF format.  Send request to leescrossing@comcast.net

 

Clubhouse WiFi network Name/Password:  lcswimtennis

 

Board Members

 

Brad Herr, President      770-499-9354                                            Walt Walker                               770-428-4755                               

603 Briarmeade Drive                                                                        1060 Foreststone Way                                                                      

Joe Fenton, Secretary         678-581-0033                                      Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair      404-226-0088

1068 Foreststone Way                                                                       656 Trailwood Lane          

                                                               

Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities                                       Angela Ford, Treasurer              678-234-7430

770-218-5965                                                                                      521 Lee’s Trace

1205 Fielding Court

 

Jim Martin, Director – At Large  770-420-3484                            Covenant Enforcement

1139 Chestnut Hill Circle                                                                   David Waldrep

                                                                                                                770-514-0821                                                     

dfwaldrep@gmail.com

                                                                                                               

Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net