Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                             October 2006


From the President…


The Board is sponsoring a Homeowners’ Forum on Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 in our Clubhouse.  The forum will be an opportunity for you to hear about the activities of your Board, future plans, and review the proposed budget for 2007.  I encourage each of you to attend, participate and listen.  Listed below is the forum agenda.



Lee’s Crossing Homeowners’ Forum






§         Opening Remarks                                                                            Eckford


§         Review 2007 Budget Proposal and Future Projections             Ottley


§         LCHA Property Responsibilities                                                         Martin


§         Overview of Architectural Control                                                        Follrath


§         Manning Property Update                                                                 Follrath


§         Recap of Clubhouse Expansion                                                         Walker


§         Overview of Board of Directors Election Process                                 Brown


§         Homeowner Questions and Answers                                      Eckford


§         Closing                                                                                           Eckford



The following page shows the Board’s proposed budget for 2007 and projected outlook for years 2008 to 2014.  The projected annual assessment for 2007 shows a slight increase to keep pace with inflationary expense increases, and it is projected to remain well below $400 per year while paying off the clubhouse expansion loan.  The Board is committed to keeping expenses as low as possible while maintaining and improving our facilities, as needed.  Projected annual assessments still remain below the 2006 levels of the other major subdivisions in the City of Marietta (see comparisons below the budget.)


I look forward to seeing you at the Forum.


As always, I welcome your input and comments.









Projections for 2008-2014



   (Assumes 2% annual inflation in expenses)



















Annual Assessment per home

 $       338

 $       346

 $       354

 $       360

 $       365

 $       365

 $       365

 $       365

    ($330 in 2006)









            Total Revenues



























Administration & mailbox posts

 $    7,700

 $    7,854

 $    8,011

 $    8,171

 $    8,335

 $    8,501

 $    8,671

 $    8,845

Architectural Control Services




































Pool Management


















Scheduled Clubhouse debt service


















Swim Team



























          Total Expenses


















Net from Operations Before Capital Expenditures

 $    9,207

 $  11,472

 $  13,371

 $  14,430

 $  14,838

 $  13,274

 $  11,688

 $    9,919










Reserves & Capital Expenditures








Reserves beginning of year









Net from operations









various capital expenditures









resurface tennis courts









resurface pool









early payment on loan


















Reserves end of year

 $  40,481

 $ 40,263

 $  40,920

 $  42,442

 $  40,279

 $  41,054

 $  40,032

 $  39,027










Loan Balances









Loan balance - January 1

 $  93,000

 $  82,000

 $  70,000

 $  57,000

 $  44,000

 $  34,000

 $  22,000

 $  10,000

scheduled principal payment









early principal payment


















Loan balance - December 31

 $  82,000

 $  70,000

 $  57,000

 $  44,000

 $  34,000

 $  22,000

 $  10,000

 $            -










Note:   Loan terms: 8% interest fixed for 7 years, interest payable monthly, $10,000 principal payment due each March, no penalties for early payments.










2006 Comparison:  Carriage Oaks $475 +special assessment of $256, Charlton Forge $475, Hardage Farms $450, Laurel Springs $370








Around the Neighborhood


Men's tennis players needed for Spring Senior (55 and older) team.  We will play Wednesdays at 10AM at the B-level Alta Spring 07 out of Lee's Crossing.  Contact Dan Kelleher  678-354-7042


Remember to book your holiday parties at the Lee's Crossing Clubhouse.  Call Debbie at 678-354-7042




Don't forget to send in your order for a directory if you would like one.  You can do it by sending an email to leescrossing@comcast.net, or by returning the information sheet you received a few weeks ago in your mailbox by following the instructions given.  The directories should be distributed in mid to late October.


A Lee’s Crossing resident is going to perform in the 80th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Many of you know Isabella Boose from the Lee’s Crossing swim team.  Auditions were held around the country for kids age 11-14 to perform the opening act, “Give Me A Drum”.  Over 8,000 kids auditioned and 600 were selected for the opening act being produced by Camp Broadway, www.campbroadway.com.  Now comes the fun part – getting to New York.  Isabella’s dad is raffling his two tickets to the Falcons vs. Cowboys game on Saturday, December 16th to help her pay for the trip.  The tickets are on the 40 yard line Section 138, row 26.  Raffle tickets are $5 each (face value of the tickets is $158).  The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 4th at 10AM in front of the Lee’s Crossing Clubhouse.  You do not have to be present to win.  To reserve your raffle ticket(s) just send an e-mail to rboose@bellsouth.net with your name, address, number of raffle tickets desired and the best time to drop them off.  Raffle is open to Lee’s Crossing residents and friends. Good luck and thanks for your support.


Welcome New Neighbors


Welcome to the following families who have recently moved into our neighborhood!


Greg & Diana Black                             1145 Cedar Branch Court

Wray & Barbara Buchanan                   628 Trailwood Lane

James & Anne Deal                              1304 Idlewyld Drive

            (Caroline, Jackson, Olivia)

Adrian & Jacquie Mabry                      865 Trailside Lane

Gilles & Betsie Potasz               546 Russett Court

Tristan Utsching                                    1104 Cedar Branch Court



Newsletter by E-Mail


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e-mail us at leescrossing@comcast.net  with the following information:


Your name

Street Address

e-mail address(es)


If you choose e-mail delivery, we will notify your stringer to discontinue leaving a newsletter in your mailbox.  Your copy will be e-mailed to you each month when the newsletter is ready for distribution.


Stringer Needed  -  A stringer is currently needed to cover 1086 – 1135 Chestnut Hill Circle.  If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail us at leescrossing@comcast.net.



Social News


By popular demand, here is Sandi Wilson’s recipe for the baked macaroni & cheese served at the Labor Day party.


BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE   (serves 4 people, I like to double the recipe)


1/2 lb elbow macaroni

1/4 c. butter or margarine

1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

2 c. milk

2 c. grated SHARP cheddar cheese (I use Kroger brand already shredded)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease (I do it with butter) a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.


Cook macaroni, drain, and set aside.  Melt butter in large saucepan.  Remove from heat and stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth.  Gradually stir in milk.  Return pan to heat and bring to boiling, stirring constantly.  When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.  Stir in cheese until smooth and well combined.  Stir in macaroni and then pour into casserole dish.  Bake in oven approx 15 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.









6PM - ?



Come down to the clubhouse, enjoy good food and beverage, and join your neighbors in rooting for your favorite football team.



Neighborhood Notaries:


            Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

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

David Hardy                             Harrowgrove Court                 770-427-6319

Rebecca Jordan                        Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-1935

Carolyn Richardson                  Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-9900

Barbara Stubbs                        Trailwood Lane                        770-425-6991

Angelia Trevathan                     Basil Court                               770-528-9052



If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net.  We will publish these in upcoming newsletters as a service to the neighborhood.








Bolens lawn tractor approximately 4 years old.  Needs new clutch gear.  Comes with pull behind aerator.  $150 (was $800 new for just tractor)  Call Carl at 770-528-9052.



Large and in excellent condition.  Call Janet Terrasse at 678-354-4689 or  404-314-9219.



Need loving person to care for "Mom & Pop" when my husband and I go on vacation or a weekend getaway.  Minimal requirements, such as making the bed, preparing dinner, occasional errand, companionship, and so forth.  Call Janet Terrasse at 678-354-4689 or 404-314-9219.



If anyone is driving to Burnt Hickory Baptist school, please let me know.  I would love to carpool!  Please contact Anne Deal at 770-722-8826 or andeal@yahoo.com

Two days a week from 8am until 3pm - days would flex from week to week. Two children 3 months and 2 years old. Call Terri at 770-427-1988.


Tutoring will again be available this Fall for brush-up, reinforcement, review, homework help, test preparation, or just extra practice in all elementary subjects.  I have times available after school, evenings and daytime hours for home-schoolers.  I have been an elementary school teacher and tutor in Marietta since 1986.  (References available.)  For more information, please contact Barb Schlundt at 770-423-1895.


S.A.T. WRITING SECTION Tutoring available

Individual and group sessions. For more information contact Kate McConnaughey, English Department Chair, The Walker School at mcconnau@thewalkerschool.org


I am a senior at The Walker School and am often available at short notice. Evenings preferred. Elizabeth McConnaughey 770- 427-2732 or 404-210-1373.



Come scrapbook with your neighbors on the second Friday of each month at the clubhouse.  Bring your pictures and your supplies; we'll have plenty of tables set up for you to work at. There is no charge and the sole purpose is to meet new people and to have uninterrupted time to work on your albums.  Questions?  Call Beth Pfeiffer at 770-499-8015.  Put the following dates on your calendar; October 13th, November 10th and December 8th starting at 7:00 p.m.  See you then!



I am 19 years old and have lots of experience. Brittany Funk  770-421-9620 or 404-725-1758




If you live in Lee's Crossing and have a child attending the Marietta Charter School, you may be interested in starting a carpool or shuttle from our neighborhood to and/or from these schools.  Please contact Beth Garrett for more information.  770-425-8970 or bgarrett@lovett.org.



NOTE:  When submitting classified ads, please make sure to submit contact information as well as how long you would like for the classified to run (i.e., one issue, two issues, etc.).  Thanks.





Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


October 7                    8:00 – 5:00                   10,000 a Day for Life, Cobb Walk for Wellness

                                                                                    Glover ParkMarietta Square

October 12                  7:30 PM                      Homeowner’s Forum in the Clubhouse

October 21                  9:00 – 3:00                   Marietta Bazaar – Treasures from the Attic

                                                                                    Various Locations around Marietta

October 28 & 29         10:00 – 5:00                 Harvest Square at Glover ParkMarietta Square

October 28                  10:00 – 1:00                 Halloween Happenings – Glover Park – M. Square

November 7                                                     Election Day


Further information can be obtained from the City of Marietta website.  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!


Around Town


Train Strong is coming to Laurel Park! 


Train Strong Boot Camp is a premier training and wellness program that empowers individuals of all athletic abilities to achieve their top fitness goals.  Train Strong's workouts and nutrition plan are designed to help you become physically fit, develop increased energy, and gain self-confidence. At every step of the way, qualified instructors work closely with you to encourage your success and push you to new heights.


The program includes 18 co-ed group sessions built around challenging, hour-long workouts that change daily. Workouts are complemented by a nutrition plan designed to fuel the body to its highest potential. The plan recommends five small meals per day, with suggested guidelines for protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. You will also complete personal missions - activities such as running and strength exercises - on your own. Workouts and meals are recorded in a training log that instructors review before every session. Train Strong Boot Camp begins and ends with a fitness test, which allows you to fine-tune your goals and track your progress.


Please visit www.trainstrong.com and register for upcoming classes in Laurel Park now!  If you have further questions, contact Beth Garrett, a Lee's Crossing neighbor, at bgarrett@lovett.org.




A.L. Burruss Fall Festival and Silent Auction


Please join us on Saturday, October 28, 2006, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for a great day of fun at the annual A.L. Burruss 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 which include two round-trip airline tickets, tickets to a day at the Masters practice round, football autographed by Eric Zeier and other Georgia memorabilia, tickets to the Atlanta Zoo, tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts, a stay at a luxury North Georgia Bed & Breakfast, ballet tickets, theater tickets, many restaurant gift certificates and so much more.  This is a community event and everyone is welcome. 


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.  If you have something you can donate to support A.L. Burruss Elementary School, please contact Mary or Jeff Wetherington at 770/590-1791 or by e-mail jeffwetherington@bellsouth.net. 



Blood Drive at A. L. Burruss


A blood drive will be held on Sunday, October 17 at A. L. Burruss from 2:00 – 7:00 pm.  If you have questions or would like to schedule a time to give blood, please call Beth Pfeiffer during school hours at 770-429-3144.



November Elections are just around the corner.  However, many of us are unable to vote on election day for one reason or another.  But now there are options.  Beginning Monday, October 30 through November 3 (Monday-Friday) from 8AM until 6 PM, you can vote through Advance Voting at five locations throughout the County.  The closest location to Lee’s Crossing is in the Elections Main Office at the West Park Government Center located at 736 Whitlock – just across the street from Eckerd Drugs.  Look for the “Vote Here” sign near the center of the building.  For the other four locations call 770-528-2695.


In addition, absentee ballots are available now. 


If you are not registered to vote, Tuesday, October 10 is the last day to register if you want to vote in the November 7 election.


If you do not vote early, we look forward to seeing you on November 7 between 7 AM and 7PM at your polling place – Marietta High School.




Jewelry Show


All Lee’s Crossing residents and friends are invited to a handmade and personalized jewelry party featuring sterling, Swarouski crystals, old and new family keepsakes and more.  Sharon Henderson is the talented creator of these beautiful pieces.  Drop by Mary & Ron Lamb’s home at 55 Carriage Oaks Drive anytime between 7 PM and 10PM on Thursday, October 19.  Sharon’s jewelry is for all ages…2 months to grandmothers.  Everyone is invited. 


For questions call 770-428-2620.




Holiday Market


Holiday Market:  Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Holiday market, bake sale and silent auction.  More than 30 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!  Due West United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta.  For more information, call Karen Coffeen at    (770) 590-0982.

Parent’s Day Out


Do you need some extra time to run errands without the kids, or do you just need a little extra time for yourself?  If so, then St. James' Parents' Day Out is the program for you!  We offer a clean, safe, loving environment where children ages 12 months - 5 years can play together and

have fun.  Starting Sept. 5th we opened a BABY ROOM for babies 3 months - 12 months.  Our hours are 9-2 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  If you want more information on our wonderful program call Catherine @ 770-428-9961 or check out our website @ stjamesmarietta.com.    




Neighborhood Business Spotlight


This section is dedicated to helping each of us in Lee’s Crossing get to know our neighbors a little better.  Many of you are independent business people or work for companies that others of us would be interested in supporting – we just need to know about what you do and how to get in touch with you. 


If you would like to advertise your business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information about your company along with contact information.  Submissions will printed first come - first serve each month, based on space.  Competitors will not be published in the same month.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.



This month’s features:


Rick & Diana Forgerson (15 yr Lee's Crossing Residents) along with their daughter Cyndi are full time Realtors with Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners, located at 2651 Dallas Highway in Marietta. We have helped hundreds of families with their real estate needs and we are very knowledgeable of the West Cobb market, as well as other parts of metro Atlanta. We are available for a FREE consultation for Lee's Crossing homeowners and their referrals.




I Recommend……


This is your opportunity to recommend a business to your neighbors.  If you know of someone that does a good job, please send us a SHORT testimonial that we can share.


Patti & John Bergmann at 648 Trailwood Lane recently had their home painted outside and shutters repaired by Ocampo Painting (678 594 7070)  Felippe, a home owner in Lee’s Crossing, and his team (Jorge, Angel, & Johnny) did an outstanding job.  They provided an extremely fair bid that was much less than competitive bids for similar jobs.  The Ocampo team is a wonderful team of professionals who know how to deliver quality work.  We are very fortunate to have them right in our own neighborhood.  Kudos to Ocampo for a job well done!


 Are you considering a caterer for your holiday parties?  If so, Angelia Trevathan suggests you give Classic Creations Catering a call at 770-575-1273. They have been in business for over 15 years, prices are reasonable and the food is wonderful.  You may also visit their website at www.classiccreationscatering.net.





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


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan:   e-mail to:  angeliatrevathan@yahoo.com  Phone:  770-528-9052


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 placard call Tom McBrayer at 770-427-8057, or paint call Noel Follrath at 770-426-0623.



Clubhouse Rental:  Debbie Kelleher 678-354-7042


Board Members

Erroll Eckford, President     770-421-9738                                          Kevin Brown, Director – External      770-528-9094

656 Trailwood Lane                                                                             1205 Fielding Court


Steve Young, Secretary       770-423-0905                                         Jim Martin, Director   770-420-3484

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  1139 Chestnut Hills Circle


Rob Ottley, Treasurer           770-424-4188                                       Walt Walker, Director  - Swim/Tennis Liaison

583 Briarmeade Drive                                                                           770-428-4755

                                                                                                                 1060 Foreststone Way


Noel Follrath, Director – at large         770-423-0623                       Covenant Enforcement

1214 Meadowmist Way                                                                                      Walt Walker & Noel Follrath

                                                                                                                                Association Management Services

1060 Foreststone Way



Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net