Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                            November   2009



From the President:


Hello Neighbors!  I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful fall that we are having.


This newsletter includes our proposed 2010 Budget for the Association as well as projected budgets through 2013.


In the proposed budget for 2010, the Association’s annual dues remain at $345. This will be our second consecutive year without an increase. The Directors are very cognizant that these are difficult economic times and want to help out our neighbors anyway that we can.


Each year, in preparation of the next year’s budget, we project, for at least five years, the need to meet operating expenses, maintain adequate reserves and fund major repairs. These long-term projections have indicated a need to reach an annual assessment of $365 by the year 2011. Because of the economy, however, we have forgone increases in 2009 and 2010. The Association will likely need an increase of $20 in 2011, but should be able to avoid further increases in the foreseeable future thereafter.


We encourage each resident to review the information on the budgets and join us for our November board meeting to discuss any comments or concerns that you may have.


As always, if you should ever have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me.  My home phone number is (770) 420-3484.  Take care, and I will see you around the neighborhood!



Jim Martin


















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Architectural Control






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Mailboxes & Signposts






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Unforseen Capital Projects






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Reserves at Year End








Around the Neighborhood


Nominations for the Board of Directors


The Board of Directors for the Lee’s Crossing Homes Association consists of seven individuals elected by the members of the Association, six who serve staggered two-year terms and one who serves an annual term as Treasurer.


This February, homeowners will elect three Directors for two-year terms and the Treasurer for a one-year term, with all terms beginning March 1, 2010.


Individual resident homeowners who are in good standing with the Association and who consent to serve as a Director or Treasurer may have their name submitted to the nominating committee for inclusion on the ballot. Nominees must be current on all assessments, must pay their 2010 assessments by the close of balloting on February 19, 2010 and must not be subject to any unsatisfied Association fines or liens.


The nominating committee consists of Kevin Brown, Walt Walker and Steve Young.

Nominations must be in writing and must be received by the committee on or before November 30th. Nominations should be mailed to the attention of the nominating committee at P.O. Box 1013, Marietta, GA 30061.




The holidays are coming up.  Be sure to book the clubhouse early for any events you are planning!  Call Adrienne Lemoine at 770-428-5184.




Becky and Lily Kate Jordan are accepting donations to the AL Burruss annual Secret Shop sale.  This service is provided to the students of ALB so that they can shop for their family and friends in celebration of the holidays.  We are accepting items in great condition:  mugs, picture frames, unused candles, Christmas ornaments, children and adult books, unopened movies or cds, stuffed animals, etc.  As you clean out your home in preparation for the holidays, please consider donating these items to our school!  You may drop off any unwanted items at our house:  1146 Cedar Branch Court or at the AL Burruss front office.



Welcome New Neighbors


            Richard & Deborah Struempf               1116 Autumn Chase Court

                        Nancy Leung                                        580 Briarmeade Drive




Come join us for our Lee's Crossing          
Chili Cook-off and Tailgate Party! 
Nov. 7th
12 noon until...
Come and root on your favorite college football team. 

Bring the kids, wear your team colors, decorate your car...     
show us you are a true fan!

Also, show your true competitive spirit and bring your famous chili.  All tailgaters will be tasting and voting on the "best" chili.  There is money to be won!!
(See note below)

It is important for you to RSVP so we will have enough food on the grill

and beverages in the cooler.

See you there!

RSVP to Erin and Brad Compton              braderincompton@bellsouth.net                                        770-590-1041

If you are bringing chili, please note the following requirements:

Chili must be at the clubhouse by 1:00  
Chili must be in a large crock pot - please bring a ladle/serving spoon

The social committee will be providing all of the fixings to accompany the chili once the “judging” is complete.

I have received several responses for bringing chili.  If you are interested, but haven’t responded… don’t worry.  The more the merrier!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  My information is on the RSVP flyer.






Want to celebrate the New Year’s close to home?  A group of ladies in the

neighborhood is working on putting together an “informal” celebration

at the clubhouse.  If you are interested in helping us plan or just want to come

join the fun, “SAVE THE DATE” and let us know so we can have a headcount.

More complete details will follow in December.

We would love for everyone to join us.

Contact: Judy Greene - jgreene199@comcast.net

or Dianne Ryan – dcsryan@comcast.net or 770-499-7863



Save Lids to Save Lives   See full size image


My name is Molly Baker and I live in Lee’s Crossing and attend the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy.  I am working on a community service project this year.  Many people are fighting breast cancer and many have died from breast cancer. You can help! Yoplait is donating ten cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer research) for each pink Yoplait yogurt lid submitted. I am collecting all of these pink lids from you and will submit them to Yoplait for my project. Please collect pink lids, rinse them off, and drop them in my mailbox at 703 Chartworth Circle. Sending in these lids can make a big difference.  Please have all lids to me by 12/26/09.


*Remember, these lids must be pink!!!


Thank you!



Thanksgiving Week Sanitation Schedule


(Thursday, November 26, 2009 & Friday, November 27, 2009)


Tuesday and Friday

Tuesday (1 Day Only)

Brush/Yard Waste




Thursday and Friday

No newspaper pick-up


No Service on Thursday

Routes delayed one day Friday and Saturday



Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

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

Margaret H. Waldrep               Chestnut Hill Circle       770-514-0821

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. 






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.


For Sale

(7) Custom Wooden Blinds - 1", Prestige Golden Oak - $20 each. These blinds were purchased from Prestige Custom Blinds about 6 years ago. They are in great condition.
The quantity and sizes are as follows:
1 – 34 ½” x 72 ¾”
1 - 24” x 67 ¾”
2 – 34 ½” x 77 ¾”
1 – 70 5/8” x 72 5/8”
1 – 70 ¾” x 72 ¾”
1 – 22 ¾” x 37”
$20 each or all 7 for $125! Please contact Lisa at 770-426-8290 with any questions. Thanks!

Home Helpers

Isabelle Jordan, Certified Babysitter, is now available for Parents' Helper or Babysitting (ages 2 and up).  770-427-1935.


Lily Kate Jordan is available for pet or plant sitting.  770-427-1935. All pets welcome!


Joe Jordan is beginning a pressure washing business.  Call him now to spruce up your sidewalk and driveway.  Reasonable rates.  770-427-1935.


Around Town

Calendar of Events




Community Choir Concert honoring Marietta's 175th Anniversary

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cathedral of Turner Chapel - 492 North Marietta Parkway


Martinis and Music

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art - 30 Atlanta Street

11/7, 11/14

11/21, 11/28

Marietta Square Farmers Market

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art - 30 Atlanta Street


Museum Mice Tours: Murray's Cool Tools

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Marietta Museum of History - 1 Depot Street, Suite 200

11/13, 11/14

70 Years of "Gone With the Wind" a Re-Premiere

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Gone With the Wind Museum - 18 Whitlock Avenue

11/18 – 11/30


"A Tuna Christmas" at Theater in the Square



2009 Lecture Series: "Evening with History" at Marietta Museum of History

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Marietta Museum of History - 1 Depot Street, Suite 200


Thanksgiving Service

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Glover Park

11/24 – 11/30

"Sanders Family Christmas" at Theater in the Square


Gobble Jog - 5 K and 10 K

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Glover Park - Marietta Square



For more information on any of these events go to www.mariettaga.gov . You can receive weekly updates on happenings in the city by subscribing to the Marietta e-news.  Go to http://www.mariettaga.gov/news/subscribe.aspx for further information and to sign up!




Holiday Market, Bake Sale & Silent Auction


Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Due West United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta, GA 30064.  Admission is FREE! 


More than 40 vendors selling unique holiday creations, decorative items, embroidery, creative children’s gifts, original jewelry, crafts, hand painted treasures, gift baskets and more!  A Silent Auction will offer items from local restaurants, get-a-ways, golf packages, sports memorabilia, and many other fabulous gifts!  For more information, call Karen Coffeen at (770) 590-0982.





Holiday Extravaganza!

Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10am - 3pm at Cheatham Hill Community Club,

3702 Ernest Barrett Parkway.  Come for early shopping needs: holiday stationary, children's clothing and books, interiors, fine jewelry, baked goods, lots of holiday gifts, monogramming, etc.  Call Debbie at 770-425-8669 for further information (sorry, no vendor tables remain)


A.L. Burruss Fall Festival and Silent Auction 

Please join us on Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 11:00 am to 2 pm for a great day of fun at the annual A.L. Burruss “Under the Big Top” (formerly the Fall Festival).  There will be lots of games, prizes, great food, a cake walk, a raffle, and a silent auction.  The kids will enjoy the moonwalk, climbing wall and obstacle course.  Adults will want to bid on all the great silent auction items.  This is a community event and everyone is welcome.  Please come support our neighborhood elementary school!
Donate a Silent Auction or Raffle Item 

Do you own or manage a business that can donate an item or service for our silent auction or raffle?  Do you have a hobby or craft item that would make a great addition to our silent auction?  Please consider donating an item to help make our fundraiser a success.  Other possible items are sports event tickets, vacation home stay, airline miles, paintings or other art, collectibles, and antiques.  Donations are tax deductible.  It's not too late to donate!  If you have something you can donate to support A.L. Burruss Elementary School, please contact Katie White at 770/833-8558 or by e-mail ekwhite@gmail.com . 

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.

Ken Buxton does chair caning of antique or new chairs....dining room sets or single chairs.... machine cane or hand woven......rush seating, also....reasonable prices.   770-424-6948 or kennethbuxton@comcast.net


I Recommend……



Michael and Andrea Bryant would like to recommend pet sitter Lily Kate Jordan (770-427-1935). Lily Kate was extremely professional and exceeded expectations plus, our pets acted like they had plenty of belly rubs.



The Jordans want to heartily recommend Blu Taverna on the Square for any dining out occassion!  Ladies night out, family dinner or date night, the Blu Taverna offers delicious Greek cuisine ranging from buttery Spanikopita to tender pork kabobs to melt-in-your-mouth praline cheesecake.  Try Blu Taverna on Mill Street (across from the coffee joint) for something fun and different.



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


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


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan     e-mail to:  angeliatrevathan@yahoo.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.   New number placards or paint may be obtained by calling Frank Sullivan at 770-792-5720.



Clubhouse Rental:  Call Adrienne Lemoine at 770-428-5184 or e-mail at azlemoine@comcast.net


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



Board Members


Jim Martin, President      770-420-3484                                              Walt Walker                                770-428-4755                  

1139 Chestnut Hill Circle                                                                     1060 Foreststone Way                                                                       

Steve Young, Secretary      770-423-0905                                         Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair      770-421-9738     

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  656 Trailwood Lane                                                                            

Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities                                       Noel Follrath, Treasurer             770-423-0623

770-218-5965                                                                                         1214 Meadowmist Way

1205 Fielding Court


Brad Herr, Director – At Large  770-499-9354                  Covenant Enforcement

603 Briarmeade Drive                                                                           David Waldrep




Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net