JUNE 2017 – President’s Letter

For those who want to be in the know!    June , 2017

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
I see many of our homeowners outside enjoying our tennis and basketball courts along with the children at the playground. This is great and that’s why we spent money to develop and continue to repair them. Our pool has opened and the days are getting hotter which brings more and more homeowners to the clubhouse to slip into the cool clean water to refresh themselves. I expect we will have a busy summer season once school lets out. Please enjoy yourselves but remember these are your amenities so treat all of them as you would treat your items at home.
June will be a two part newsletter because of the many things that the BOD is involved in. I know when the letter becomes too lengthy many will not read the entire letter. Here we go with part one.
Don Roach, President

THE USE OF POOL AND OTHER AMENITIES
It appears that our upgrade to the camera system and the installation of the new lock system have already been well worth the investment. Many violations have occurred during the past weeks, and we have been able determine exactly who the violators are.
The majority of our homeowners pay their monthly assessments on time on a regular basis. Those that do not, are not authorized to use their pass key for our amenities until their account is paid in full. However, several past due residents are piggy-backing in on others keys and getting the benefits they are not paying for. This is definitely unfair to the majority who make it a point to pay their monthly assessment fess. On the cameras, we have also seen a resident allow 11 other people into our pool, none of whom are residents of Centennial Commons. From a liability standpoint alone, this can cause a big problem.
As each homeowner is allowed to bring in occasional guests, (up to 4), bringing in more than the accepted number without notifying the board for approval, will result in a violation and fines.
Another issue that has arisen is the use of the pool after 9:00 p.m. When the Splash monitor or lifeguard leaves at 9 PM, the pool area is to be clear. We inherited many problems last year when people were allowed to stay later into the evening. Garbage was left for someone else to pick up, beer cans and cigarette butts were left behind, broken umbrellas from not being retracted and yes, the dreaded feces in the pool. This is an expense we all inherit when a few refuse to respect our pool area and the appropriate times.
We have a great community and our amenities are one of the inviting factors when someone is looking for a new home. It is also an asset to our homeowners to know that there is no abuse of our amenities being tolerated.

Violations
Most violations of our covenants are brought to the Boards or CMA’s attention by the residents in our subdivision. A few are noted by our CMA representative while driving through the subdivision doing the required bimonthly inspection. If a violation is reported to the board, CMA is notified and the process of notifying the resident begins. From there it becomes a written record between CMA and the resident until the violation is corrected or the issue is resolved. This process may include the Board but is not for community information. If you are involved in reporting a valid violation, rest assured the Board or CMA is handling it as required.

 

 

Facebook
Recently some comments were made on our Facebook page that was unattractive to say the least. The Facebook page has a code of conduct rule that you follow or you will no longer be part of FB. Call it responsible parenting, but we will drop you off the page if you can’t write like an adult. Thanks to those that make the page an informative source for the residents to use.

No Weapons allowed on Commons Property
The board has received many concerning questions and comments regarding “weapons” being allowed on Common Property. The term “weapons” includes, without limitation, B-B guns, pellet guns, slingshots, bows, firearms or other similar devices whatsoever.
These numerous concerns were discussed with CMA at the last board meeting. It is the opinion of CMA that weapons should not be allowed on Common Property. The board voted and felt the advice of CMA should be followed.
Section #3.13f of our covenants, authorizes the board to make and amend rules and regulations for the Commons Property and imposing sanctions for violation thereof, including reasonably monetary fines.
Therefore, under the advice of CMA, the Board has decided it is best to eliminate weapon carry on common property, since common property is the property of all homeowners. Signs are now posted on the amenity gates and/or fences.

Delinquent Fees
As you are aware homeowners pay a monthly fee to maintain our beautiful subdivision. This assessment fee also includes the use of the amenities on common property. When homeowners fall behind on these fees, CMA notifies the Board of those delinquencies. While CMA has various approved options to try to collect the past fees the Board has only one option to encourage payment and that is to rescind the use of the amenities. In order to regain the “good standing” status and be able to utilize these benefits again, a delinquent homeowner must pay all past due assessments, current assessment and late fees. This means you have to pay for the current month if it’s past the 15th of the month. I hope this explanation helps those that are attempting to become current with their fees.
For a complete explanation of delinquent fees, see Article 6.8 of our Covenants.

Collecting Fees
This is the elephant in the room that no one likes to talk about but it’s not fair for 85% of us to pay our fees on time and for 15% of others not too. The Board understands that there are tough financial times that some homeowners go through. There are provisions that a homeowner can take to work out a payment plan through CMA until what time they no longer have those financial issues. We believe it’s our responsibility to those that pay on time to collect from those that don’t and to do it with the least expensive measures.
Again, we turn to CMA for our options. Their recommendation is to use a collection agency to collect outstanding fees. To reduce our cost a collection agency would be able to collect before we have to rely on expensive legal action. Our legal fees for collection are slightly under $10,000! It is 1/3 of our costs to collect what is owed. While the POA Act does put automatic liens on properties, these liens are deferred until the sale of the home, or we proceed with foreclosure. The collection would be handled solely through CMA and is no cost to our HOA.
While the Board has distaste for collection agencies, we know that we cannot continue to have nonpaying homeowners and continue with our current fees. In other words if some don’t pay, others will have to pay more.
The Board will take action on this soon.

Thanks for reading,
Don Roach, President
And the Board of Centennial Commons

 

MAY 2017 – President’s Letter

For those who want to be in the know! May, 2017

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Many things are a happening in Centennial Commons Subdivision and they are good things! First, with the help of volunteers we have cleaned up the pool area ahead of the county inspection so there shouldn’t be any issues there. All the furniture has been set out and the pool is full and the skimmers are working hard to clean the water for all of us bathers. Secondly, our new locks have been installed along with our additional cameras. Third, the clubhouse and bathrooms have been painted and after some electrical work in both areas, they should be in top notch shape. Fourth on the list is the landscaping committee preparing the front of our community to look beautiful for all those that visit and live here. Lastly, and I know I will forget something; the volunteers are completing our new website. I have not seen it but have heard glowing reports. This will bring us into the new technology age and plant us at the front of many our neighboring subdivisions.
When you see homeowners or board members working around the clubhouse, pool or at various events be sure to take the time to thank them. Without their hard work and giving of time many of the things we all enjoy would not be available.
Don Roach, President

Pool Opens May 6
Yay!!! If everything goes according to plan the pool will open Saturday May 6. The pool deck has been pressure washed along with the clubhouse and furniture. Everything is clean, and it’s up to us to keep it that way. Please do your part by cleaning up your area and picking up other trash that may be lying around. Also the pool has a few rules that are there for our safety along with making the pool and clubhouse fun for everyone to use. So please abide by them. We do not want to take away homeowner privileges but we will if there is blatant disregard for our amenities.

Pool opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm
The great thing about new technology it is easier to control access to our amenities with a few key strokes on a computer. We have limited all homeowner keys to the pool to work only between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM. The lifeguards and pool monitors have instructions to clear the pool area before they leave for the night which will be at 9 PM. We expect everyone to follow the pool time rules. Again with technology it only takes a key stroke to disarm your key access card if you are unable to comply with this instruction.

May 6 thru May 23 No lifeguards or pool monitors
From May 6 thru May 23 there will not be anyone monitoring the pool except our homeowners. It is important that if you use the pool you clean up after yourselves. If you move any furniture around please return it to where it was replaced. Please lower all umbrellas that are up especially if you are that last one to leave. We have assigned volunteers during this period to test the pool water twice a day and close the pool at 9 PM but their duties are not to clean up after us. Please take ownership of your pool and keep it looking pristine for the next user.

Garage Sale May 19 & 20
Our annual garage sale will be May 19 & 20. We will be placing the signs out in front of the subdivision entrance by May 14 to alert drivers that we are having a community garage sale on above noted dates.

Garage Sale May 19 & 20 cont’d
There will be smaller signs at the clubhouse for your use on street corners if you want to direct cars to you.

Check the Bulletin Board
The bulletin board at the front of the community as you are leaving has our monthly events communicated on it. Stop and take a look (be aware of traffic flow) as you exit to see what is coming up.

New HOA Mailbox
We have a new HOA mailbox; it’s located at 5247 Centennial Hill Drive by the garage. It fits in with the landscape so you have to look a little harder for it.

Sewer Easement study from adjacent new Construction to Centennial Commons
Our attorneys are currently working through the legal portion of this project. I don’t expect much to happen until the parties get together on various issues that a project like this requires. We will keep you updated when things change.

CMA
Our new CMA representative is Melody Daniel. Melody has been with CMA for some time and has experiences with our type of subdivision. We expect great service from Melody and her contact information is as follows: Direct phone line 404-835-9201, Email – mdaniel@cmacommunities.com the address and other information is: Community Management Associates | 1465 Northside Dr NW Ste 128 | Atlanta GA 30318-4220, CMA Atlanta / Athens / Greenville / Nashville 404.835.9100 main line, 800.522.6314 toll-free

Landscaping News
The first growing season pruning of our front and side bushes is likely to start in mid-May. The annual summer flowers will be planted in the beds of the common property sometime in early May. The aeration of our front and side yards will also be done sometime likely in later May so don’t be surprised if you see “plugs” of grass and soil on your lawn at some point. The crew should blow off plugs that end up on your sidewalks and/or driveway after this treatment. Unfortunately, 4 Seasons is NOT going to offer this treatment for folks that want this done to their backyards. Our next turf treatment for our front and side yards will likely be in late May or early June. Remember homeowners can sign up for turf treatments for their backyards by calling 4 Seasons at 404-452-4455 or emailing llane@4seasonslandscape.com and getting on their list. Treatments are $16/application. If you’ve been getting backyard treatments in the past you do not need to do anything.

Thanks for reading,
Don Roach President
And the Board of Centennial Commons

APRIL 2017 – President’s Letter

For those who want to be in the know! April, 2017

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Ah April, spring is just around the corner. It’s time to spruce up the subdivision. We are planning various things for the common property to look good for our homeowners and for those that may be selling their homes. We expect to have our construction and renovations done to the clubhouse before the May 6 pool opening date. New flower beds will be installed at the entrance of our subdivision.

As a heads up CMA will continue their biweekly inspections and will be notifying those of us whose property may be in need of some tender loving care. Please don’t take it personal, but instead fix whatever is noted. Or better yet get started on your own at fixing or cleaning the outside of your home.
The Board is hoping for a beautiful spring and summer season and all of us can pitch in to make that happen.
Don Roach, President

New Representative from CMA
As I write this I was notified that our new CMA representative Dotty Bonds will be leaving us due to personal issues. We have another representative who has been assigned and her name is Melody Daniel and she is a Community Association Manager. Melody has been with CMA for some time and has experience with our type of subdivision. We expect great service from Melody and her contact information is as follows: Direct phone line 404-835-9201, Email – mdaniel@cmacommunities.com the address and other information is:
Community Management Associates | 1465 Northside Dr NW Ste 128 | Atlanta GA 30318-4220, CMA Atlanta / Athens / Greenville / Nashville 404.835.9100 main line, 800.522.6314 toll-free

Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny hopped into the clubhouse on April 9 at 2 PM. We had crafts for the young ones and pictures with the Bunny from 2 to 3 PM. About 2:30 or later we had our Easter Egg hunt at the playground. Inside the found eggs were various treats for the kids and a few special eggs found had bonus prizes

Check the Bulletin Board
The bulletin board at the front of the community as you are leaving has our monthly events communicated on it. Stop and take a look (be aware of traffic flow) as you exit to see what is coming up.

Spring Yard Sale
After many requests we will have a spring yard sale. The tentative dates are May 19 & 20. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event. We do not get enough participation to hold two yard sales a year so this will be the only one held in 2017.

 

 

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

April Monthly Board Meeting Date Changed
Because a majority of the Board members being gone for Easter holiday the April Open meeting has been pushed back a week to Monday April 24. Please make a note of it.

Dog Feces
We have had several homeowners complain to the Board about dogs defecating in their yards and in some cases on their driveways and sidewalks. I’ve even noticed dog feces on the sidewalk at the dog station where a bag is readily available for use. There is no excuse, and none will be accepted, if a person is captured by casual observance, by camera or by video not cleaning up after their pet. We have discussed use of hunter cameras and videos to place in the trees along what has become dog alley on Centennial Commons Drive. If we do go forward with this idea we will use them to identify those that don’t clean up after their pets. Once we have the information needed we will automatically fine the homeowner or rental owner. A call will be made to Cobb County animal control to notify them also. The community is tired of dog owners who cannot be responsible.

Dog Feces cont’d
In addition, remember there is a leash restriction in our covenants and a Cobb County Ordinance and those that are reported will be handled in a similar manner.

New HOA Mailbox
We have a new HOA mailbox; it’s located at 5247 Centennial Hill Drive by the garage. It fits in with the landscape a little better than our other one did.

Electronic Locks/Camera System
Our new lock and camera system is operational. Hopefully you will not notice any difference in the way you enter and leave the clubhouse except you will need to push an exit button to leave. You will need your entry card instead of the bathroom key to enter the tennis and basketball courts now that the electric locks have been installed on those doors.

Trash Dumpers
Trash dumpers who are dropping off their trash into the clubhouse trash bins beware our cameras are picking you up. We have identified a homeowner and fined them for dropping off trash at the clubhouse.

Trash
Speaking of trash as I walk around the community I see old newspapers, advertisements or leaflets or in some cases recycling or trash dropped by trash trucks everywhere. I can’t believe I’m the only one that sees this. If we would just take the time to pick up the trash around our homes we can make our subdivision look that much better.

Clubhouse Spruce up
We have received bids for the new painting of the clubhouse and have selected a contractor to complete the work. The new scheme should lighten the interior of the facility and bathrooms. Our major concern will be working around the current rental dates to ensure we don’t interrupt plans that homeowners have made to use the clubhouse. The fitness room will be excluded as it has been recently renovated.

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Sewer Easement study from adjacent new Construction to Centennial Commons
We are currently working through new CMA Reps and our attorneys to ensure this easement process will not affect us adversely. As it stands now we have a few items that need to be cleared up before we can continue to allow this to happen. I can assure you that the Board will not approve this if we don’t see it in CCHOA best interest.

 

Landscaping News
Landscape news is fairly quiet until the weather warms up again and stays that way. The only activities that will occur in the future are a turf treatment in late April or early May and pruning of the bushes likely in mid-May. Residents can sign up for turf treatments for their backyards by calling 4 Seasons at 404-452-4455 or by emailing llane@4seasonslandscape.com and getting on their list. Treatments are $16/application. If you’ve been getting backyard treatments in the past you do not need to do anything.

Now Hiring
I know we put this out last month but I will run the information one more time for anyone that missed it. Splash is the company who manages our pool throughout the year. They have asked us to communicate that they are hiring for 2017. Anyone interested in being a pool monitor or lifeguard should contact them. This is a great way for high school and college young adults to make money and for adults who want to make some additional money. Good Luck to those that apply…

 

Now Recruiting
Summer Employees
Splash Pool Management Co. is now hiring mature, responsible, and dependable Lifeguards and Pool Monitors
We offer competitive pay and flexible days and hours.
WE ALSO OFFER LIFEGUARD TRAINING
Please call for details or contact our web site to apply.

Splash Pool Management Co.
404-643-3310
www.splashpoolmgt.com

 

Thanks for reading,

Don Roach, President
And the Board of Centennial Commons

FEBRUARY 2017 – President’s Letter

For those who want to be in the know! February, 2017

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
I hope your New Year is starting out in the direction you planned. I write this letter to give you some insight and information as to the direction the 2017 Board is headed. We have many issues to tackle and some decisions to make that will impact the community for years to come. We do all of this with one thought in mind, which is our goal, and that is to add value to the subdivision.
Please read through all of this as the information is extensive.
Don Roach, President
2017 Board and Responsibilities
We had seven homeowners vying for 5 positions on the Board and that’s the most homeowners running for the Board since the 2014 election. We had one open position and four returning Board members. I know this was sent out prior but thought we should issue it once more. The results were as follows and the responsibilities assigned:
2017 Board:
Don Roach – President/Amenities/Social/IT
Kathy Andregg – Vice President/Landscaping
Richard Green – Finance/Fitness Room
Shirley Cox – Secretary/Records Keeper/Website/Communications
Cindy Endsley – New Board Member/ACC Liaison
Volunteer Committee Leaders
IT/Lock & Cameras/HVAC/Key Access Card Authorization – Mike Cannizzaro
Social/Club House Rentals & Repairs – Elaine Drake
Website Design and Tutor – Tracy Gibson
Pool – Bob Weber & Kim Davis
Fitness Room – Kim Davis
Clubhouse Upkeep and Repairs – Bill Drake
Volunteers
As you can see, we have many homeowners stepping up to help this community in a variety of ways. The Board greatly appreciates their efforts and efforts of others before them to help the subdivision maintain our assets at a minimal cost. I’d especially like to thank Mike Cannizzaro and Tracy Gibson. They have committed a great deal of their personal time to update intricate systems that were long over-due for renovation. Through their efforts, we will be able to save many thousands of dollars. Thanks to both of you for your wisdom and your help.
New HOA Mailbox
We have a new HOA mailbox; it’s located at 5247 Centennial Hill Drive by the garage. It fits in with the landscape a little better than our other one did.
Electronic Locks
Soon new electronic locks will be installed at the clubhouse/fitness room/ entry door and pool. Planned installation is to begin March 1. The clubhouse will be closed for at least one, maybe two days. There is a strong possibility that our current access cards will work in the new system. If that turns out to be true, we will move the old locks and place them on the basketball and tennis courts. It is our goal to have electronic locking access on all our amenities so that your metal key will only be needed when accessing the bathrooms at the clubhouse.

Camera System
In a past update I mentioned we will need a new security camera system. But after reviewing the current system we are confident with a few tweaks and adding a 3 or 4 more cameras strategically placed we can monitor our assets adequately. This will save us additional money!
Clubhouse Spruce up
We have replaced all our can lights with LED long lasting lights. The lighting has been improved and will reduce our costs. We will look at new lighting in the kitchen and a new paint scheme for the entire interior. Once this is completed we will be replacing the rolling chairs with new ones and will refinish the wood tables. This will greatly improve the looks of our clubhouse.
Now Hiring
Splash is the company who manages our pool throughout the year. They have asked us to communicate that they are hiring for 2017. Anyone interested in being a pool monitor or lifeguard should contact them. This is a great way for high school and college young adults to make money and for adults who want to make some additional money. Good Luck to those that apply…

Now Recruiting
Summer Employees
Splash Pool Management Co. is now hiring mature, responsible, and dependable Lifeguards and Pool Monitors
We offer competitive pay and flexible days and hours.
WE ALSO OFFER LIFEGUARD TRAINING
Please call for details or contact our web site to apply.

Splash Pool Management Co.
404-643-3310
www.splashpoolmgt.com

 

New Representative from CMA Dotty Bonds
Our CMA Rep. Jenny McKenzie left CMA in January and we now have a new representative and her name is Dotty Bonds. Dotty has been with CMA for 7 months but was a partner in a community management company for years before she joined CMA. We expect great service from Dotty and her phone number is 404-835-9274.
Easement study from new Construction
There are no updates on this. With our new rep. from CMA getting her feet on the ground she will need to pick up where Jenny left off. So I don’t see much movement on this until March.
Landscaping News
There is a Tru-Green turf treatment coming up February 27 for our front and side yards. It will be a liquid application for pre-emergence weed control. New or current residents that wish can sign up to have these turf treatments applied to their backyards. The cost is $16/treatment and there are six (6) treatments throughout the year. Those of you that have gotten backyard treatments NEED NOT reapply with 4 Seasons. Those of you that would like to get on the list should contact Linda Lane at llane@4seasonslandscape.com or call her at 770-452-4455. Ensure that you provide her with your subdivision name, name, street address and email address. Remember to leave your side gate open on the days of the applications for access.
Lastly, 4 Seasons will be doing the scalping of the dormant Bermuda sometime in February/March. They will be using the large deck mowers to do this and not the typical push mowers.

Thanks for reading,
Don Roach President
And the Board of Centennial Commons

JANUARY 2017 – President’s Letter

For those who want to be in the know! January, 2017

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Let it snow – NO
At this writing, we are expected to get 3-4 inches of snow tonight, Friday Jan. 6. As before we have received inquiries into what we can do to make our roads safer during these brief but hazardous situations. The BOD has looked at many options and have determined the expense for what you actually receive is not worth it. Now when we actually have the event many think there should be no dollar figure tied to their ability to come in or out of the subdivision. But the argument would be where would you go? All the other areas are as bad as our streets and the only thing the county is working on is the expressways. I hope you keep your “cool” during these times and enjoy your ability to stay home and relax!

Work being done at the Basketball Court and Clubhouse week of Jan 9, 2017
Watch for construction equipment and workers at the clubhouse parking lot and by the basketball court as we attempt to stabilize the hill between the court and the tennis court. We also be removing the trees at the entrance and this may inconvenience some who use the fitness room early in the morning. Please be understanding.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all of our Homeowners from the 2016 Board. We hope the New Year will find you healthy and happy. The New Year will bring some new faces to the 2017 Board and some new challenges that may be difficult to find answers to. I hope you will do your diligence in selecting your 2017 Board. I will include their information at the end of this newsletter so you may make an informed decision. Please make every effort to vote either by mail or in person on Monday January 16 at the clubhouse.

Challenges for 2017
First and foremost, John Burns is retiring from the Board. His duties are many. They would consume anyone that didn’t have a job but in John’s case he did. He eventually was overwhelmed with the duties and has decided for health reasons he needs to concentrate on himself which is a very good decision.
The 2017 Board will have to unravel all that John was involved in. They will have to tackle the most important items such as the pool, security systems and maintenance. I know most of you are not aware of the hours that are consumed just in handling all of the pool issues. These hours will have to be divided up among some very responsible homeowners. If we do not operate the pool by county rules the pool can and will be closed. Our biggest challenges with the pool will be when Splash cannot provide workers to monitor the pool. Additionally, the new Board will have to decide how to protect the amenities from vandalism, and believe it or not, from our own families and their friends.

All of our amenities are in need of maintenance and we will need some of our best handymen to step up and provide the labor to fix these ongoing needs or we will need to hire and pay someone to do this and these costs do not come cheap.
Our security locks are obsolete and require too much involvement updating every month. Our website which was handled by John and one homeowner will now be defunct as they pullout their support.
An I.T. team lead is in place and he will surely need help if anyone has skills in that area. This is the opportune time for us to update many of the old systems that have been in place since the beginning.
The 2016 Board is currently working on these issues but I wanted to make sure you, the homeowner, realize some of the challenges that face not just the new Board but all of us. We cannot continue to expect a volunteer group to step up and take on these challenges without support from everyone. I’m not saying we cannot suggest better ways to do things but don’t criticize if you don’t supply solutions and help in applying those solutions. 2017 will need more volunteers to step up and if that doesn’t happen, well I for one don’t want to see that result.

January 16, 2017 Special Meeting
You should have received a letter from CMA notifying you of a special meeting in January 16, 2017 to elect a Board of directors and to ratify the 2017 budget for Centennial Commons. The clubhouse will be open 7 AM to 7 PM for your votes on January 16 to achieve the 20% of homeowners needed to approve a Board of directors. Once you have voted you do not need to attend the meeting. You may also send your vote to CMA or give your proxy to a Board member if you will not be here on Jan. 16.
The meeting itself will include the counting of the ballots by 2-4 homeowners attending the meeting. The results of those tabulations and a Q & A of the 2016 Board by homeowners will be the extent of the meeting. The 2016 Board will not handle any business that day as they leave that to the 2017 elected Board. The 2017 Board elected directors will then adjourn the meeting and go into executive session where the Directors will assign various duties and titles to each Director. The new Board will decide at that time if a meeting is needed before the Feb. Board meeting, if so, they will pick a date to meet and handle any necessary HOA business.

Board Officers
The following are your current 2016 BOD who are running for the 2017 BOD

Don Roach – Three years on the Board, VP for first year and President for the past 2 years
Kathy Andregg – One year on the Board as the Landscape Director/VP
Richard Green – Many years on the Board, Director of Finance
Shirley Cox – Two years on the Board as CCHOA secretary.

The following homeowners are running for the 2017 Board they are as follows:
Cynthia (Cyndi) Endsley – Occupation—HR Professional, Experience—Previously served on Board for 3 years. Skilled problem solver, resident since 2002, and knows the neighborhood and community needs.
Allan Figueira – Occupation–Skip Tracer, Experience–Not only have I lived in this Community for a while and have consistently provided ideas on how to try and improve this development but also I have an un-canny way of re-searching items (i.e. making sure we are getting the most bang for our buck, making sure we are getting quality products/services and a keen eye to not overlook even the most minor details)
Charles (Chuck) Whitaker – Occupation- Retired and part time limousine operator
Experience – First time doing this but willing to learn and help out any way I can. Been disabled since 2003 but willing to work and help out.
You may vote for up to 5 candidates.

Easement study from new Construction
There are no updates on this. There are still studies being performed and additional information needed before the Board can act. Once we are satisfied that all aspects have been reviewed we will ask our attorneys to design a legal document that will protect our interests. Once complete the Board will then vote on the issue. If approved there will be a day or two at the most of disruption of traffic at the entrance of the community.
So why go through with this? One, the developer is working with various residents along the adjoining property line making their life and homes better. The developer is designing the drainage away from the homes that are situated along Centennial Commons View. And lastly the developer will be donating monies to our community.

Landscaping News
We have contracted out with a contractor to remove the 2 large arborvitaes that stand in front of the entrance gate to our clubhouse and replace them with 2 Palatka hollies. These new hollies will not grow near as tall as the current arborvitaes and will be easier to maintain in the long run. This work will likely begin as early as January 10 or 11, barring inclement weather. Residents are advised that parking will be temporarily restricted for about an hour in the early morning of the start date (7 or 8 AM) as the company takes the trees down.

The contractor will also be constructing a retaining wall between the basketball and tennis courts during this same time in order to reduce the risk of soil erosion from the existing slope that possibly would endanger the stability of both of those facilities over time.

Kathy Andregg is still taking names of residents that DO NOT WANT their corner hollies HARD PRUNED. This hard pruning should take place toward the latter part of January. Please send your requests to the CCHOA website if you do not want this procedure on your hollies.

Thanks for reading,

Don Roach President
And the Board of Centennial Commons