I hope everyone had a nice start to the New Year. We have all been very busy discussing the speed table proposal and working through the City ordinance voting policy. On Wednesday, January 30th, several residents and a couple of Board members attended the Public Works Committee meeting. I was not able to attend myself. The following summary of that meeting was emailed to those on the Lee’s Crossing Newsletter distribution list, but I am including it here in case you may not be on that list.
“Last night's Public Works Committee meeting resulted in the recommendation that balloting for speed tables be suspended until the City Council can consider changes to the ordinance regarding voting in subdivisions such as Lee's Crossing. As the ordinance currently requires that ballots be sent out within two weeks of the public meeting (held Tuesday a week ago) and Council was not to be in session before the two week deadline passed, the Mayor has called a special meeting of the Council this Friday solely for the purpose of suspending balloting until the full Committee and Council can make further decisions regarding the speed table ordinance.”
Further action on this proposal will depend on what the City Council decides on the ordinance. This has been a very sensitive topic, with lots of opinions and discussions going on. I urge everyone to please respect the opinions from all residents taking part in this discussion.
The speed table communications have exposed some gaps in our communication process, so the Board is reviewing our methods and is looking to make sure those that want to be informed about what is happening in our neighborhood have the opportunity to receive information. For starters, we will be setting up a mailbox at the clubhouse front door to hold current newsletters, starting with this letter. The drive by mailbox continually got run over, so the mailbox at the front door will help to avoid repeated replacement costs. The newsletter has always been available for reading or printing on the Lee’s Crossing website, www.leescrossingmariettaga.com
Please don’t hesitate to contact me or send a note to LeesCrossing@comcast.net for questions you may have regarding our neighborhood.
Be healthy and safe and I will see you around the neighborhood.
Around the Neighborhood
Welcome New Neighbors
Jonathon & Natalie Geiger 1317 Idlewyld Drive
If you have any questions or need to book the clubhouse, please call or e-mail Tricia Wilson at 770-428-8144 or email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Neighborhood Events - Mark Your Calendars
March 23 - Martini Night and Coffee Bar
May 25 - Pool Opening - Barbeque
June 21 - Dive In Movie
August 3 - Mexican Party
2 - Labor Day cookout
October 12 - Octoberfest
Nov. 9 – Party (Theme TBD)
Dec. 31 - New Years Eve
More details for each party will be in the upcoming newsletters
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.
Reward - Large orange male tabby cat named Milo. He is microchipped. Lost around Cedar Branch Court/Chestnut Hill Circle on Jan 20/21. Call 404-932-0799. Please no new cat offers, negative advice (we are aware of the coyotes in the area), or prank calls. Thank you.
Stationary Bike Needed
My wife is recovering from hip surgery & she needs a stationary bike for therapy. (Prefer a recumbent style) we are willing to pay a reasonably price. Contact Lynn Gregory at 770-422-9758 or Lynn.email@example.com
Home Needed for Dog
A Golden Retriever named "Roxie" is looking for a good home. She belongs to Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta. Roxie would make a great companion for a retiree. Please go to GRRA.com and read her Bio under Adoptee's or call her foster, (your neighbor) Rich Dedula to meet Roxie and learn more about her at 678-921-2115.
Spring Yard Clean-up
Get your yard ready for spring! I am involved in the First Presbyterian youth group and I have a passion for missions! I am seeking to earn money for a Spring Break mission trip in April, 2013. I can do general yard maintenance which includes mowing, leaf blowing, rake/bag leaves, remove yard debris, prune shrubs, weed, or clean out flower beds. Charge by the job. We use our own equipment. Available weekday afternoons after 5:00 p.m., early evenings, or weekends. Appointment only, please contact Brad Schiebel, at 770-426-8930.
Calendar of Events – February
15-17, 21-24, 28
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.
MHS' 5th Annual Tennis Team Pancake Breakfast is from 8-10:30 am on Saturday, February 2nd. Please see MHS tennis team players, Coach Ray, Graham or Swanson for tickets. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on Saturday morning, as well. Door prizes TBA at a later date! Anyone wanting to help sponsor the event please contact Coach Ray at the high school. You can also call Michelle Paracha at 678-899-5337.
Free Community Symposium
There is a free community symposium coming up in February co-sponsored by Zion Baptist Church and St. James Episcopal Church of Marietta. This symposium will feature historians speaking on the topic "Competing Memories: Slavery and its Legacies" and is designed to increase understanding and encourage dialog among participants about the impact of race relations in our lives. Small group discussions will follow the presentation.
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Place: Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Guest Speakers will be: Dr. Mullen who is Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President at Columbia Theological Seminary and Associate Professor of American Christianity and Black Church Studies. Among her published works are articles and book chapters including, "Shaping Beloved Community: Multicultural Theological Education."
Professor Clarke, Professor Emeritus of American Religious History, Columbia Theological Seminary, is author of the award winning book, Dwelling Place: Place: A Plantation Epic," a history of two peoples living together on the Georgia coast from 1805 to 1869."
This is free and open to the public: adults, students (high school and above). Refreshments will be provided. Please register online at one of the following websites: http://thetalkaroundtables.eventbrite.com; www.zionbaptistchurchmarietta.org; or http://stjames-marietta.episcopalatlanta.org; or calling 770-427-8749 or 770-424-6948.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO SUCCESSIVE MONTHS.
Capitol One Exterior Pressure Cleaning not only provides excellent Exterior House Cleaning (pricing depends on dimensions), we are also running a "special" on Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning ($10.00 per 10 foot section). Having a clean driveway and sidewalk enhances your property as well as the neighborhood. To schedule an appointment, call your neighbor Finnis Jones at 770-617-2463.
Bob and Marilyn Smith of 1125 Cedar Branch Court would like to recommend New Life Windows and Doors (http://newlifewindowsdoors.com/) for window replacement. Todd and his crew are carpenters and replaced our windows and fixed poor original installation flaws, as well as water and termite damage. Their prices are highly competitive, far cheaper than the quote we received from Home Depot, and the windows are very highly rated. They were on time
and very professional. Rated A on Angie's List!
Maria Valenzuela would like to recommend Troy University. Did you know that Troy University, a public institution, hosts 28,000 students at 60 locations worldwide and one convenient location is right in Sandy Springs?! Attend a free and exciting TROY event: TROY Atlanta Preview Day, February 2, from10:00am to 1:00pm. Find out about our fully-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs (traditional, online, and weekend courses), talk with professors, ask questions about financial aid, chat with TROY alumni and enjoy refreshments. Bring family and friends! Register with Kathy Ellis at 770-730-0033 x 5125 or email email@example.com. If you are unable to attend feel free to call Kathy for any questions about Troy University that you may have.
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For on-line edition, go to www.leescrossingmariettaga.com
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the March 2013 Newsletter is February 26. Any submissions after this date cannot be guaranteed inclusion.
Newsletter Editor: Angelia Trevathan e-mail: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Directories: Soft copies of the Neighborhood Directory are available in PDF format. Send request to email@example.com
Clubhouse WiFi network Name/Password: lcswimtennis
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
Board Email: firstname.lastname@example.org