Tennis Court Reconstruction and Budget Issues
It is the responsibility of the Board to maintain all the common property of the Association. While most of our operating and maintenance expenditures go towards the pool, the tennis courts are also a significant asset requiring periodic maintenance. Asphalt tennis courts that are well built need resurfacing every 5 to 7 years and have a structural life span of approximately 25 to 30 years. Our tennis courts were resurfaced 7 years ago; the first pair of courts are more than 30 years old and the second pair are more than 26 years old.
The Board planned to resurface the courts this year and reconstruct the courts within 5 years. The cost of resurfacing four courts in sound condition is approximately $8,000 and the cost to repair major cracks is about $16 per foot. Seven years ago, we spent $12,000 in resurfacing and crack repair. Unfortunately, the harsh weather of the last few years has accelerated the major cracking of the courts, and recent bids for resurfacing and repairs to the current 1,400 feet of cracks are now approximately $30,000. It no longer makes sense to resurface now and reconstruct a few years later.
We are exploring a variety of methods to reconstruct the courts. These include 1) grinding down the old courts and using the ground up asphalt as additional base for new courts, 2) building new courts on top of the old courts in what is referred to as slip sheet construction, 3) complete removal of the old courts and then building new courts or 4) installation of a thick fabric base over the old courts upon which new courts are resurfaced (the brand name for this method is Premier Courts).
We expect the best long-term alternative to cost approximately $90,000.
Whatever method is chosen, our assessments should remain as previously budgeted. Our 2009, 5 year budget projections had 2010 assessments at $345 (the third year at that level) and assessments for 2011 through 2014 and beyond at $365. Previously, we were going to build court repair reserves through 2013 and borrow the balance for the court reconstruction in 2014. Our change of plans will require borrowing now, but the additional interest expense will be offset by avoiding the $30,000 cost of current resurfacing and crack repair.
We will be diligently exploring the methods of reconstruction and will, of course, get several bids on both the cost of reconstruction and the cost of borrowing. We will keep you apprised of our progress.
We would like for you to join us for our
Lee’s Crossing Team Trivia Party
Saturday, July 31st
Poolside, 5-10 pm
Participating teams can enjoy Mexican food along with Margaritas, beer, soft drinks, and water.
If you were there last year, you will remember that we had a much larger turn out than expected (thus had a shortage of food). For this reason, we will be incorporating an RSVP system this year. We want to have a big crowd AND the right amount of food!
Please let us know how many adults and children will be attending. Then, when you arrive and check in, you will each get a ticket to redeem for a food plate. Tickets will need to be redeemed by 6:00. After that time, food will be available for the rest of the crowd. Trivia will begin around this time.
Also, please consider helping us with set-up and clean-up. If you would be available, please let me know.
To RSVP, call or email:
Around the Neighborhood
Lee's Crossing Men's Fall 2010 ALTA Team - ALTA has opened the team registration for the 2010 fall season. If you are interested joining the LC Men's ALTA team, please contact Brad Herr at 770-499-9354 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team played at Level B4 in the spring season and will most likely stay at this level. Registration for the team must be posted by July 15th. After that date players can be added but will have some restrictions.
Lee’s Crossing Women’s Tennis - Our Ladies B-3 Thursday Team is looking for players. If you are a resident of Lee’s Crossing or have a friend who wants to get back in the swing for the Fall, please call Diane Edwards (captain) at 770-575-0445. We have lessons on Tuesday mornings and matches on Thursdays. If you are not familiar with ALTA, B-3 would be considered an intermediate to advanced level of play.
Welcome New Neighbors
Joe & Melissa Roper 413 Lee's Trace
Be sure to book the clubhouse early for any events you are planning! Call Adrienne Lemoine at 770-428-5184.
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July 31 - Trivia Night - Mexican Food and Margaritas
Sept. 6 - Labor Day Party 1:00 to 4:00
New This Summer
First Fridays – Friday, June 4 - Bring your family, dinner, and drinks down to the pool after work to gather with your neighbors and socialize. 5:00 – 9:00
Remaining dates for First Fridays are
See you at the Pool!!!!
Greg Amaden Lee’s Trace 770-429-9264
Angela G. Ford Lee’s Trace 678-234-7430
David Hardy Harrowgrove Court 770-427-6319
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Are you looking for a reliable person to clean your home? My name is Tricia Wilson and I live in Lee's Crossing. I have references. Please contact me at the following number...770-428-8144.
Due to a recent job loss, the
Need a Hand? We are eager to help!
We blow, mow, edge, and bag (if preferred), your lawn; trim shrubs and bushes, clean gutters, general chores (we do labor): take out your recycle and trash, clean gutters, planting, weeding, light chainsaw work, pet sitting, shopping assistance, general cleaning, move furniture, and more. Pay only what you think is fair! Need a service that’s not listed? Call us!! Don’t wait. Arrange a service time; Call Patrick Donovan at 770-286-9460, or Bill at 770-317-0445. References available!! WE’RE HAPPY WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY!!!
Going on Vacation?
Call Lily Kate Jordan for all
your "at-home" needs! $5/day to care for your pets, plants, or papers
(like mail)! Call 770-427-1935.
Need a break from the kids this summer? Call Isabelle Jordan for certified babysitting while you run errands, play tennis or go to lunch! For $3/hour, you can get away. (Daytime hours only, toddlers over age 2 please.) Call 770-427-1935.
I am a 16 year old resident of Lee’s Crossing and am paying off a car. Do you need lawn mowing help when busy, on vacation, or do you need a break? One time jobs are fine! Will use my own mower (bagging is not offered). Please call or text me (Matt Filer) at 404-259-6449.
Will Clean and Paint Mailbox Posts
I am a 16 year old resident of Lee’s Crossing and am paying off a car. Please let me bleach, clean, and paint your mailbox post (my parents will supervise). I will use approved paint from the neighborhood. If you received a letter from the homeowner's association, please let me know the date you must have your mailbox painted to avoid a fine. $20 – Please call or text me (Matt Filer) at 404-259-6449.
Calendar of Events - July
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7/6 – 7/11
7/13 – 7/18
7/2, 7/5, 7/9, 7/12, 7/16, 7/19, 7/23, 7/26, 7/30
7/23 – 7/25
7/29 – 7/31
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Other Events around
7/9 - 7/11 "Hot Property" presented by the Polk Street Players in the
7/16 - 7/17
Stellar Cellar at St. James' Episcopal Church on
(call 770-218-9669 for information and reservations)
All concerts begin at 8:00 pm. A limited number of tables are
available for rent. Tables may be reserved on the first working day of
the month beginning at 8:00 AM, 770-794-5601. Blankets and lawn chairs
only are allowed in the park and may be put out after 4:00 PM on Friday
afternoon. No tarps or tents allowed! Tables and chairs may be brought
and set up in the street on
July 30 Bayside - R&B, Beach
August 27 Livin' Large - Oldies
Sept 24 The Glow Band - Pop
DUE WEST TREASURE CHEST CHILDREN'S / TEEN CONSIGNMENT
Our neighborhood elementary school, A.L. Burruss, is soliciting donations for their annual Silent Auction. The auction is the largest PTA fundraiser of the year and takes place during the school's Fall Festival. This year the auction and fall festival will be held the evening of Friday, October 1st. With the current economic downturn, many larger corporations that donated in the past are reducing or eliminating donations, so we are particularly relying on our friends and neighbors to help make this year's auction a success. Please contact Katie White at (770) 833-8558 or email@example.com with any gift certificates, vacation homes, services, goods, or anything you might like to donate. All donations are tax deductible.
Neighborhood Business Spotlight
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Awesome Shopping – Donna’s Classic Accessories!
Donna’s Classic Accessories has the newest trends in Fashion Handbags and Jewelry. We have new Purses and Totes from $10-$40’s, Wallets for $15-$20, Backpacks $28, Cell phone and I-Touch covers $15, Men’s/Boy’s and Women’s/Girl’s Sunglasses for only $10, Duffles and Overnight Bags for $15-$20,and Mini Purses for children. All items are affordably priced! We also offer a great line of Pendant Jewelry which can be personalized with your initials. Keep us in mind for great gift items! Our newest items include Silly Bands for $3 per pack. Everything is $3.00 to $49.00. Many of our neighbors are already great customers! We would be happy to come to your office, school, church, festival, or home for a Purse Show. Call Donna Arrants today at 770 422-8299 or 404 786-8299 or 770 616-2703 or visit us online at www.donnasclassics.com.
Time to up-date your kitchen, wet bar or bath countertops? Natural Granite prices have come way down! Some as low as $29/sq. ft installed! We have opened a new 3000 sq. ft. Showroom next to our Acworth Factory. We carry a complete line of Stainless Steel, and other under-mounted sinks, faucets, floor and backsplash tiles. We currently have 121 different granite stone patterns and colors to choose from, in stock, on our lot. We beat the Big Box Stores and others with our lower prices, quicker installation time and quality service! Let us prove it! I now have done 15 of our Neighbors’ kitchens right here in Lee’s Crossing! Please Contact me, Bill Dickman, at 404-992-2610, Crowe Custom Countertops, to get a free estimate and design consultation on your project!
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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 Adrienne Lemoine at 770-428-5184 or e-mail email@example.com
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Jim Martin, President 770-420-3484 Walt Walker 770-428-4755
Steve Young, Secretary 770-423-0905 Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair 770-421-9738
380 Baskin Drive 656 Trailwood Lane
Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities Angela Ford, Treasurer 678-234-7430
770-218-5965 521 Lee’s Trace
Brad Herr, Director – At Large 770-499-9354 Covenant Enforcement
603 Briarmeade Drive David Waldrep
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