Monthly Newsletter

                                                                                                     February 2013




Greetings Neighbors,


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,


Please don’t hesitate to contact me or send a note to for questions you may have regarding our neighborhood.


Be healthy and safe and I will see you around the neighborhood.


Brad Herr

LCHA President

Around the Neighborhood


Welcome New Neighbors


Jonathon & Natalie Geiger                 1317 Idlewyld Drive



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  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.



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 



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

Sept 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.


Lost Cat

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


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 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.




Around Town

Calendar of Events – February




Marietta Square Farmers Market


HOME Program Dedication Ceremony

15-17, 21-24, 28

"Beehive" presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre

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


MHS Tennis Team's Pancake Breakfast


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:;; or; 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  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 or to  NO SUCCESSIVE MONTHS.



Business Spotlight:


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




I Recommend:

Bob and Marilyn Smith of 1125 Cedar Branch Court would like to recommend New Life Windows and Doors ( 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 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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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: 

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


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


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



Board Email: