BRENTWOOD RENTWOOD P PARK ARK & &C CAMERON AMERON C CREEK REEK B HOA N EWSLETTER
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: KATE’S KORNER
HAPPY JULY 4TH
POOL & MONEY MATTERS
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? 4 EVENTS
HOA BOARD MEMBERS ATHENACARPENTER PRESIDENT [email protected]
JAMES CRAWFORD VICE PRESIDENT [email protected]
JUDY RENFROE SECRETARY [email protected]
KATE VIOLA ASST. SECRETARY
This has been a very expensive swim season for the Brentwood Park / Cameron Creek Community. If you are not current, let’s get you caught up. Prior to opening the pool this year, it was determined that the pool had a leak and we were losing, as well as replacing, a lot of water. While it was known there
was a leak, it still has not been determined exactly where the leak is coming from. The company that services the pool has made some temporary fixes so that we could enjoy the pool this summer, however, there is still much to be done to resolve the matter.
DICK GERBER TREASURER [email protected]
Brentwood Park and Cameron Creek Homeowners Association 1595 Brentwood Drive Marietta, GA 30062 Email: [email protected]
UNINVITED POOL GUESTS As we all know, pool season has officially arrived!!! However, not everyone has access to a cool swimming pool as nice as ours. In light of that, it appears that our pool code has been compromised and other tactics have been done to gain access into the pool area. Recently a plastic strap was found tied to the gate handle which would allow
unauthorized people access. Neighbors have also reported observing unfamiliar individuals in and headed to the area. We are asking that all neighbors protect our mutual community interest by reporting and being aware of unfamiliar individuals in the pool area and ensuring that it is properly secured when you are departing. Remember, the pool closes at 10pm everyday.
Additionally, we have had to pay an added expense to the water company to keep the pool full of water… the water company has been understanding with the situation and offered some consideration, but the bills are still higher than usual. After the pool closes for the 2016 swim season, all of the necessary repairs are being planned to complete and renovate our pool to the beautiful pool we love to swim in and hang around. We have also revitalized the landscaping surrounding the pool by planting flowers and trees for all to enjoy.
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10 Neat Hallway Tips to Steal from Tidy People Of all the potential mess magnets in the home, the entryway is one of the most common. It’s the place where we tend to dump everything as soon as we get through the door, and it can quickly gather so much stuff, it can be difficult to navigate. A messy hallway isn’t the most welcoming of scenes for unexpected guests, either. Here are some achievable ideas to help you manage your untidy tendencies without turning you into a complete neat freak. 1. Display your accessories. It makes perfect sense to store outdoor clothing near the exit, and it doesn’t have to be hidden away. Arrange a row of attractive hooks that are a feature in their own right, and hang woolly hats and cozy scarves together to take a messy pile up a notch.
B RENTWOOD P ARK & C AMERON C REEK In warmer weather, swap them for sun hats, beach bags and chill-busting evening blankets. 2. Add some furniture. If you do have a little space to play with in your entryway, create more surfaces on which to place things. The upholstered bench, basket and coat rack in this hallway provide spots for outerwear to sit, and they make the space look homier and more welcoming. 3. Drop to a child’s level. Kids create their own world of chaos, but giving them dedicated pegs on which to hang their coats and bags is an easy way to avoid a heap on the floor. Get them to choose their own hooks and give them a little lesson in safe DIY as you install them. It will instill a sense of pride that might actually mean they’ll use the hooks. 4. Put a dish on it. A small ceramic trinket dish or plate on a little table is a great way for messy folks to create order. This will let you quickly and neatly drop items as you move through the front door into the house. 5. Lean on a ledge. Elevating your bag drop to a ledge like this beautiful wall-mounted piece is preferable to leaving a bag on the floor, and easier on your back too. 6. Go for open display. There’s something lovely about seeing a family’s belongings all piled together right at the
front of the home. So instead of hiding everything away, use a system of open storage that makes it easy to grab and go. Separate pieces like these add character while leaving a neat impression. 7. Line up some baskets. Baskets and crates, or even something like salvaged drawers, are the ultimate in affordable yet visually appealing storage, so make the most of a series of containers against your hallway wall. 8. Make a feature of it. A dressmaker’s mannequin like this one makes a beautiful backdrop for coats and bags, and for other bits and pieces to accumulate around it. No one minds a mess when it’s framed so beautifully! Check out eBay and antiques markets for similar pieces. 9. Keep it hidden. This compact cabinet has a spot for everything, all in one shallow space. Large pegs and shoe racks mean items can be stashed with minimal fuss, while bi-fold doors keep the area hidden when not in use. 10.Upgrade your umbrella stand. Probably the messiest item — barring muddy boots (and anything to do with pets or children) — is a soakingwet umbrella. Leaving it by the door is the best way to keep it from dripping all the way to the nearest sink or bath, so give it its own fancy stand. Suddenly, a soggy mess looks rather stylish!
BP-CC HOA Covenants 6.18 Animals: No animals, including birds, insects, and reptiles, may be kept on any lot unless kept thereon solely as household pets not for commercial purposes. No animal shall be allowed to become a nuisance. No structure for the care, housing or confinement of any animal shall be construed, placed or altered on any lot unless plans and specifications for said structure and the location thereof have been approved by the ACC.
BP-CC HOA Covenants 6.14 Parking and Related Restrictions: No vehicle of any type whatsoever shall be permitted to park on the streets of the Development on a permanent basis, but shall be allowed on a temporary basis.
MAKING CHANGES? Any exterior modification made to your home or property (such as painting, adding a fence, changing your roof color, removing shrubbery, etc.) must be first submitted for approval. The ACC modification application can be found on the BP-CC website at www.bp-cc.org. It's a quick and easy submission, review and approval process.
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Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbeques, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. Fourth of July in Atlanta offers a host of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation's birthday! Along with a burgeoning slate of barbecue and concert options, fireworks remain the marquee attraction on Independence Day, and Atlanta offers no shortage of
locales that wow. Here is a list of local attractions that will be setting the skies ablaze with fireworks on the 4th of July: Centennial Olympic Park Turner Field Marietta Square Lenox Square Mall of Georgia Stone Mountain Six Flags Over Georgia Peachtree Road Race Callaway Gardens Beach Party Lanier Islands LobsterFEST Bistro Day Party Georgia Aquarium Red, White & Brew Pub Duluth Celebrates America Dinner & Fireworks @ Polaris Whiskey Blues Acworth’s 4th of July concert Alpharetta’s July 4th Fireworks Auburn July 4th Festival & Fireworks Calhoun Fireworks Clayton County 4th of July Chamblee 4th of July
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Covington Independence in the Park Cumming’s 4th Celebration DahlonegaDalton 4th of July Celebration Decatur’s July 4th Pied Piper Parade Douglasville – July 4th Celebration Duluth Celebrates America East Point Hometown Celebration Flowery Branch Fireworks Gwinnett County Fireworks Hall County Fireworks Heard County Fireworks. Henry County 4th of July
Fireworks Kennesaw’s Salute to America Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre Lilburn – Sparkle in the Park Monroe – Freedom Fest – July 4th Newnan Rotary Club’s Independence Day Norcross – Red, White & BOOM! Peachtree City parade Roswell’s July 4th Fireworks Sandy Springs Community Fireworks Star Spangled Snellville
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LET’S GET FIT!
Summer is already here and for many of us our New Year’s resolutions have come and gone… but its NEVER too late to get healthy. Let us make Brentwood Park and Cameron Creek a healthy community for all of us. We are looking to start a schedule of fitness workouts and healthy living workshops. If you are willing to lead or instruct a fitness routine, please contact Kim Willis by email at [email protected]
If you are interested in volunteering, here is a list of some classes we would like to start: Adult swim lessons Children swim lessons Aerobics Water aerobics Bicycling Running Walking Hula hooping Meal Planning Tennis lessons Line dancing
If you have a class you would like to start that is not listed, please feel free to contact me. I would like to get this started and have a solid schedule before the next newsletter is posted, so get your request in. Let’s get fit together!!
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RIP Elmore Dixie Beggs III water sports and earned the Elmore Dixie Beggs, III rank of Eagle Scout. He gradpassed away quietly at his uated from Woodward Acadhome on Monday, June 20. emy in He had just Atlanta. He celebrated his then atsixty-fifth t e n d e d birthday the Belhaven week before. In College in recent months, Jackson, Dixie had been MS and ill and receivgrad uat ed ing treatment from the for esophageal University c a n c e r . of Southern Dixie was the Mississippi son of E. Dixie in HattiesBeggs, Jr., and burg, MS. Margaret RidHe later ley Beggs. He took graduwas the stepate courses son of Leonora Risher Beggs. JUNE 13, 1951 - JUNE 20, 2016 at Georgia State UniAll have preversity and became a licensed ceded him in death. He is and certified CPA. At the survived by his wife of 42 time of his death, he was years, Vickie Russell Beggs employed as Auditor with and daughter, Emily ElizaBusiness License Bureau for beth Beggs. He also leaves Cobb County. Dixie was also behind his sister, Caroline an active member and deaBeggs Newell (Terry) and con of Sandy Plains Baptist stepsisters, Ann Risher PhilC h u r c h . lips (Bob) and Carol Risher A memorial service was held Brouha (Paul) as well as niecat Sandy Plains Baptist es and nephews. Church, Marietta, GA on Dixie grew up in Pensacola, Thursday, June 23, 2016. Florida, where he enjoyed
Last night, first time ever, I left car parked on driveway, very close to house. Did not lock the door. This morning my iPhone was missing. Someone stole my phone from my car on my driveway. Please be careful. Don’t leave valuable stuff in your car. Lock the doors.
MARIETTA FACTS Marietta was initially selected as the hub for the new Western and Atlantic Railroad, and business boomed. By 1838, roadbed and trestles had been built north of the city. However, in 1840, political wrangling stopped construction for a time. In 1842, the railroad's new management decided to move the hub from Marietta to an area that would become Atlanta. Nonetheless, in 1850, when the railroad began operation, Marietta shared in the resulting prosperity.
Hi Kim, Yesterday a package was stolen from our front porch. There was six minutes between when UPS dropped off the package and when I opened the door to check for it. In that amount of time, somebody walked up to the front porch and took the package. The company is sending a new package so that is not an issue. It is just unsettling to know that somebody stole it off the front porch while I was home. I am just glad I did not open the door while they were taking it because who knows what might have happened then. J
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July 2016 7/1: 8 - 9:30pm Scaryetta Trolley Ghost Tour (130 Church St) 7/2: 7pm Michael Henderson and Atlanta Jazz Radio present Independence Concert and Celebration @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre 7/4: 10am - 10pm Fourth in the Park Marietta Square 7/5: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) 7/6: 7pm Cesar Lozano @ Cobb Energy Centre 7/8: 12 - 5pm Georgia Bridal Show @ Cobb Galleria Centre 7/9: 7pm Movie in the Park “Shaun the Sheep” @ Custer Park. 7/15 - 17 Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 7/29 - 7/30: Southeast Homeschool Expo @ Cobb Galleria Centre 7/30: 12:30 - 6:30pm Atlanta Back to School Food Festival @ Jim R. Miller Park 7/30: 2:30 - 5:30pm Big Wheel Relay Race @ Jim R. Miller Park
August 2016 8/2: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) 8/2: 7:30pm Peter Frampton @ Cobb Energy Centre September 2016 9/6: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) 9/18: Pool Closing October 2016 10/4: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) 10/25: 8pm Carol Burnett @ Cobb Energy Centre 10/29: Fall HOA Party November 2016 11/1: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) December 2016 12/6: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) January 2017 1/3: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) 1/31: HOA fees are
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due for 2017 February 2017 2/7: 7:30pm Monthly HOA Board Meeting (All residents are welcome) As many of you are aware, Marietta and Cobb County has a social calendar that is not lacking many activities or entertainment. There are tons of festivals, food fairs, concerts and outCaption describing ings that residents would picture or graphic. be pleased to enjoy which are very close to home. If you are interested in exploring the events that our area has to offer, please refer to the sites below: www.mariettacalendar .com www.travelcobb.org If you have any sites you’d like to share, please feel free to email them to me at [email protected]
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Reoccurring Local Events
Brentwood Park / Cameron Creek Community Beautification Day will be the 1st Saturday of every month.
Marietta Farmer’s Market Saturdays 9am 12pm
Marietta Farmer’s Market Sundays 12pm 3pm
Glover Park Concert Series Last Friday night of each month through September
Art walk 1st Friday night of each month through November 59pm
Wine tasting at Marietta Wine Market twice weekly Wednesday’s 5 7pm Saturday’s 2 - 4pm
Open Bluegrass Jam @ the Australian Bakery every Tuesday
Free Yoga in Glover Park occurs the 1st Tuesdays thru September 7 - 8:15pm BYOM
“Respect those who find time for you in their busy schedule. But really love those people who never see their schedule when you need them.”
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“When the people who support and are part of your community, the community you have the pleasure and power and opportunity to serve, that’s where all the best business happens.” - Chris Brogan
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