We hope this finds everyone happy and healthy and that your summer has been an enjoyable one. We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend too!
It’s time to give everyone the heads-up on when the pool will close for the season and it looks like Sunday, October 5th will be the last day. This will also be the last day for clubhouse rentals. In addition, as with the start of the pool season, we will need a few volunteers to help put away the lounge chairs shortly after the season ends. If you are willing to help out please let us know.
Covenant Reminders – Parking anywhere but on the paved portion of your driveway is prohibited. This applies to all vehicles (not just cars/trucks) which is described in more detail in the covenants in Article VI, Section 6.05. However, some “vehicles” such as utility trailers may be parked elsewhere as determined and approved by the board. If you have a trailer or an “other use” vehicle please contact the Board to discuss an acceptable location.
Later this month keep an eye out for details regarding the Annual Budget Meeting and Election.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, only 20 days left!
Amidon Estates POA Board
Being safe is one of the best ways to enjoy a holiday, so please be mindful of the amenity rules while using the pool this weekend. Despite several reminders to date (and signs), folks have continued to bring bottles into the pool patio area (as recent as last weekend). Under no circumstances are glass bottles (or anything glass) permitted to enter the clubhouse or pool patio area – not even if kept in a cooler. Anything in a glass container should be transferred to an acceptable container prior to entry. Bottles may be disposed of in the trash behind the fenced in area in the parking lot. We must look out for everyone’s safety – it’s not worth losing your privilege for the rest of the season.
For reasons unclear, the recycle bin has received NON-RECYCLABLE items such as: food waste (partially eaten pizza), grocery bags, styrofoam cups/plates, drink pouches, and coated paper plates. Please be careful to monitor where children are placing regular garbage. Items that are allowed: Plastics with a recycle code of 1 – 7, aluminum cans, tin, newsprint, unwaxed/uncoated paper plates and cardboard – minus the food please :D
Please be on the look-out for vehicles carrying construction or household waste roaming the community. There has been a rise in the number of dumping incidents at the Grace Lane and Amidon Drive cul-de-sac recently with 3 TV’s and broken concrete slab pieces being dumped.there. Another area of concern is along the winding portion of Bonnie Sue Drive where household garbage has been dumped. If you spot suspicious activity please get a description of the vehicle and tag number if possible, then email the details to the Board. We will then contact the county. Or you can contact the county using the information on our Home page under Local Government.
Just a reminder to please be courteous about the newly designated area for smokers along the west side of the patio area. There are signs identifying the area but several members have reported non-smokers using the table in that area, leaving no table with shade for families with smokers.
Smokers, please be courteous and only smoke in the designated smoking area. A big thank you to all who are making use of the complimentary ashtrays and wastebasket.
If you think the pool needs more water, we ask that you notify the Board promptly instead of putting the hose in yourself. Filling has to be done during off hours by persons with off hours access for liability reasons.
There have been several reports of the umbrellas being left open after use. Please be aware that when open it doesn’t take much wind to ruin them and replacement ultimately costs everyone.
We want to encourage use of the BLUE RECYCLE can for aluminum cans, plastics
(codes 1-7 ONLY), cardboard & tin. Please no plastic grocery bags or drink pouches. It would also be greatly appreciated if leftover liquids could be poured out before disposal into any of the cans. Liquids add a lot of weight to the already heavy garbage making it difficult for our volunteers to lift out.
With sincere appreciation,
Amidon Estates POA
Now that the pool is open please be mindful of the amenity rule that states alcoholic beverages are allowed in the pool area, but not in glass bottles. This protects everyone, especially children, from the dangers of broken glass and would apply to the restrooms as well as pool area. Any beverage in a glass bottle should be poured into a cup before entering the clubhouse and the bottle disposed of in the large black bin in the fenced area in the parking lot. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated and avoid the need for amenity rules violation actions.
Trespassing – we received a report that a male teenager from outside the neighborhood gained access to the pool by jumping the fence while members were present. The individual was confronted, informed of the trespass and asked to leave. He complied, but rather than leave the area he sat on the other side of the fence and watched the members. He was told a second time that he was still trespassing and asked to please leave and he did. This kind of behavior is very concerning and should be reported immediately to the Board with a description and as many details as possible.
Amidon Estates POA Board
It is with great relief we announce that the opening of the pool went off without a hitch. While the ice storm damage to the restrooms was a major affair, everything is back in order and operational. We recently had to replace one of the pool pumps due to age but that was expected and went well. You will also notice a few changes to the pool patio area to include 2 new tables and umbrellas and a designated smoking area. Ashtrays have been provided and are located on top of the storage bin, and there is a receptacle for emptying the ashtrays. Please do not empty ashtrays into the main garbage cans. Reminders have been posted on each table to clean up and return umbrellas to the closed position before leaving. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and hope all have a wonderful time at the pool.
Several member families have not yet turned in their Amenity Rules & Resident Information Sheets. We must receive these no later than 6 pm April 30 in order for your fob to be activated by May 3. If received after April 30, activation will take place the following Thursday (<— sometime during the day) May 8, and every Thursday thereafter provided Rules & Info Sheets are turned in by 6 pm the night before.
Just a follow up to the previous email announcement regarding readiness for the pool opening. Several people have asked what types of things need to be done. Some of those things are:
- cleaning the picnic tables
- picking up bits of trash around the pool deck and shrubs inside the pool area
- cleaning the lounge chairs
- vacuuming – clubhouse, hallway and bathrooms
- wiping down bathroom fixtures
Ideally, we would like to coordinate a day or two to tackle these things but realize schedules may not permit. In order to be ready for the tentative May 3rd opening, we would like to accomplish these tasks by April 30. So please email us with your availability between now and April 30, so we can coordinate access to the clubhouse.