Letter From the President (October 2020)


Email: centennialcommoner@yahoo.com

It’s that time of the year for preparations for the Annual January Meeting. Nominations to the Board need to be sent to either CMA or the Board for inclusion on the ballot that will be sent in late November or early December.
If you’re interested please fill out the form on the website and submit it as soon as possible. The current Board will remain if voted in. Write-ins will be allowed but they stand little to no chance of accumulating enough
votes to be elected. This is the opportunity for any resident who believes they could better serve the HOA than the current Board members or feel they have the talent to offer the HOA. Remember we are always looking to add to our volunteer lists and starting as a volunteer gives you a chance to see what is required of a Director of the Board. Many hands make a job easier. Thanks!

So will this year ever end!? It looked like we were getting better but no, we’re not. Most views are we will need a vaccine to be able to go back to normal. While that’s disappointing things could be much worse, right? The Board worked hard to keep the pool open this summer trying to ensure we kept everything in line with the CDC guidelines. We were very cautious about allowing the use of the tennis and basketball courts albeit with restrictions. The Governor then gave us some relief with a sign that said you use our facilities at your own risk. So we opened the playground and posted the signs (as required) on all our amenities. Unfortunately, we and our legal team did not feel comfortable with opening the clubhouse to outside events and the fitness room. Those
will remain closed until further notice. As we wind down these last few months of 2020 you can rest easy that your Board has been showing up and working hard to keep the HOA moving in the right direction throughout the year. We have put the final touches on the next year’s budget, but we are waiting for a couple of vendors’ proposed contracts. And as you read through the
newsletter you will see what we have been doing this summer. As much as we’d like to take a break, now is the time to prepare for 2021.

I’m very proud of the work and effort of all the Board members to keep the HOA strong. If you get a chance, thank them for their work. That goes a long way!

Thanks for taking the time to read through the letter. Hopefully, you will find it informational. At this point it is
our safest and best way to communicate with all of you.

Don Roach
President CCHOA

Election Day – Nov. 3

Political Signs

Our covenants state residents can place only one (1) political sign – not to exceed 2 feet by 2 feet. The sign may be displayed on a lot two weeks prior to an election that the sign pertains to and must be removed the day after the election. Signs need to be placed in non-mowing areas during the mowing season, which we are currently in.
Again only ONE sign.

Annual Meeting – Jan. 2021

You will be receiving information on this meeting over the next couple of weeks. The Board is looking to hold a virtual meeting as a choice. We would tabulate the votes and answer any submitted questions to the Board at this meeting. Basically the Annual meeting format only over the computer. More information will be forthcoming from CMA or the Board.

New Entrance Sign

Bill Drake was instrumental in getting the new 3D sign that you now see as you leave the subdivision. Bill is still working with the technology to understand all the functions of the sign. Hopefully, he will conquer the
device and we will have all our messages communicating to the residents as they leave the property soon.

Halloween Light/Decoration Contest

Every year we have many of our residents dress up their homes for fall and Halloween. With all that is going on, the social committee has decided to award the top 3 homes with Home Depot gift cards. First place will be $100, second $50 and third will be awarded $25. Good luck to those that take the time to do this! The committee will be judging the night of Oct. 30 so make sure you leave your home lit up if you’re leaving…

Video Conference Ability

As with the Annual meeting, CMA has offered us the ability to hold the open meeting virtually. The Board is
mulling this over. Again it would not be an immediate 2-way street. Questions could be submitted before the meeting and answered during the meeting. The information provided would be as we previously did before the virus. Each Director will communicate what is going on in their specific area of responsibility.
No decision yet but we are intrigued by the offer.

Fitness Center

We’ve had many inquire about the opening of the fitness center. The Board reviewed this very thoroughly by reviewing the CDC and Georgia guidelines. In addition, we sought out advice from our paid partners CMA and
lawyer on the possibility of doing this. We were told this was extremely risky and unless we were to commit to a very strict regimen and pay for professional cleaning daily, they could not advise us to do this. Knowing this
information the board decided to not open the Fitness Center. It was a difficult decision but a safe one. I know some are upset but I hope you do understand. As soon as we can open it up, we will. We have had all the
equipment repaired and serviced so it is ready to go.

Mailbox Numbers

For some reason, the numbers are falling off the mailboxes. While this isn’t a big deal, it is an important way of identifying your residence. CMA has started notifying the residents of the issue. From some recent email and Facebook comments the Board has decided to make the information on getting replacements available to the residents through email and Facebook community.

2″ Williamsburg Brass Mailbox Numbers

Purchase at Addresses of Distinction:




$3.95 each plus shipping

We have decided to give everyone a 30-day reprieve, or until Dec. 1, 2020, to repair. After that date, you will receive a violation letter and will be subject to the information within the letter.

Pressure Washing / Fines

The Board has sent many communications to residents to clean up their homes while the weather is good to do so. Warning letters have been sent also. If you are a resident that has received one of these letters you should
respond to CMA with your plan to fix the issue or else you will be subject not only to a fine but a daily fine. Hopefully, you will make the necessary plans to abstain from having to pay fines.

Newspapers in the Driveways

Here is another item we’ve discussed many times and continues in some locations over and over. This too will be met with violation letters and fines if necessary to bring the home into compliance. Pick up your unwantedvnewspapers or stop the subscription. All of these free newspapers have a number to call when you no longer
want them.

Landscaping News

Fungicide was applied to all of our side and front yards at our last turf treatment to address Spring and Silver Dollar dead spots that are now showing up in some of our yards. New pine straw will be applied to all of our side and front beds in late November/early December depending on
when the fall leaves have been removed. 
“Hard” pruning of hollies and large lorapetalum will begin in January/February. This will give the shrubs the look of being sparse and over-pruned but these are hardy bushes that will come back when spring arrives. This is being done to keep the bushes shaped properly and keep a consistent visual look to shrubs throughout our subdivision.

Financial Update

We ended 2019 with $471,235 in assets. As we finished the month of September 2020 we currently have $503,399 – an increase of $32,164.00. This figure will more than likely continue to increase as we finish 2020. The
community is well off financially. Next year’s budget will be our first deficit budget (approx. $2,000.00) in my memory to be submitted to the residents. That’s due to over $11,000.00 of increased expenses for fungicide and aeration in 2021. Another $8,000.00 is attributed to costs for running the pool due to the virus affects. As we say this, we don’t factor in many items of revenue such as rentals, bank interest, capital contributions, late collections, etc. These types of income are subject to many factors, therefore we don’t try to guess what their amounts will be. YTD 2020 these types of income have contributed $6,198 to our bottom line. If that holds true in 2021 we will have income above our expenses!

The Board feels with more than adequate assets in the accounts our current monthly fees cover our expenses and the reserves are funded well enough for any unforeseen issues in 2021.

Thanks for reading!

Don Roach, President


The Board of Centennial Commons Directors:

Bob Weber, Finance

Chuck Whitaker, Amenities

Bill Drake, ACC Coordinator

Shirley Cox, Secretary

Letter From the President (July 2020)


Email: centennialcommoner@yahoo.com

It’s time we provide the community some updates on the virus and how it has affected your HOA.  

Still, all social functions and meetings have been suspended until what time we can safely do them. The Board has met pool side in April & May and just recently here in July in the clubroom. In addition we have discussed various topics via email and conference calls.

The following are items that are or have been implemented or mandated because of the virus.

Thanks for reading,      

Don Roach, President

COVID-19 News

The Pool

The pool has opened but requires waivers that have to be signed by adults (18 and over) and by parents or guardians of any children who want to use the pool. Guests are allowed but each resident is only allowed a total of 6 people to enter on their key. Guests need to sign their own waivers, not the residents! We ask each resident to limit their stay at the pool to 3 hours if the pool is busy. If the pool is at capacity we ask you to leave after 2 hours if there are other residents wanting to use the pool. The maximum capacity originally was 35 but was increased to 50 when the governor changed the crowd capacity. Social distancing is recommended and encouraged while at the pool. Wearing of a mask is a personal decision but no masks in the water.

Other Amenities

Your waiver is good for all amenities so only one waiver is needed for use of the amenities. Unfortunately, the other amenities, playground, and fitness room are still closed due to the guidance from CMA and our legal representatives based on the Governor’s edicts. Mostly, this is due to be able to clean either facility after each use.

The Basketball court can be used only by immediate family members due to the social distance issues and as long as they have submitted a waiver.

Tennis court along with pickleball usage is allowed but social distancing is recommended and also requires a waiver.

The clubhouse will not be rented until what time CMA and our legal representatives okay that use. This amenity will probably be the last to open. We are still taking reservations but I would not get my hopes up before October or November.

Again one waiver covers all available amenities. But if using the clubhouse or the tennis/pickleball and basketball courts we must have everyone, entering our property to use an amenity, sign a waiver. If not, you the homeowner could be held legally liable. 

Changes Coming Soon

We have new locks being installed the week of July 13th on the tennis and basketball courts. These new locks will help Chuck Whitaker from having to open up these amenities every time a resident wants to use them. Once locks are installed you will again be able to use your key to gain access. But you still must have a waiver on file for your key to work.

Additionally, we will be resurfacing the tennis courts the week of 7/20. This will repair all the cracks and add new paint and nets. I believe the courts will be closed for one week after repairs to ensure the work will not be affected.

The state has passed a bill to provide us with some protection from litigation but has not been signed into law as of this writing. Per the legal interpretation, this won’t change much in the overall scheme of things so I doubt you will see either the fitness room or playground open until some of the mandatory requirements are lifted. At this writing, we are seeing an increase in cases and concerns over the hospitals’ capacities. Until the time when cases reduce, I doubt the state will change anything. In fact, we may see tougher rules which may cause closings of the open amenities.

Maintain social distancing when at the amenities and use hand sanitizers and spray solution bottles provided. Wash your hands frequently and use a mask when needed. Keep your hands from your face too. If we practice these habits we can protect ourselves from the virus.  

I do hope you and your families are doing well and wish you good health.

Other News

Basketball and Tennis Court Use

Until the new locks are installed you can use the courts by calling Chuck Whitaker 404-934-5023. For basketball court use, due to the impossibility of social distancing, only immediate family members can use the court. Only one family at a time. Please give Chuck an hour’s notice before wanting to use the court. Chuck will meet you and unlock the chained door to the court you want to use. When finished make sure you close the door and ensure it latches.

Swimming Pool – August and Beyond

The Board will look to extend the splash monitors at the pool for as long as we can. With Cobb County postponing the start of school by two weeks it should give us another 2 weeks of coverage. Our contract calls for weekend staffing after school starts. Our contract doesn’t cover the cost of additional coverage so we will pay Splash monthly for the hours used. Once the monitors leave we will need to see if we can reasonably meet what is mandated by the state CDC for the pool to stay open with volunteers. If not, then the pool will close during those times when we aren’t staffed.

Traffic Calming

Colin Ferguson will be reaching out to the residents to see what they’d like to do to curb some of our heavy-footed drivers. He will be surveying the subdivision and will bring the results to the Board for action. If you forgot about this it was printed in the Jan/Feb Newsletter. Here it is again: Traffic Calming


Landscaping News

4 Seasons have been working hard to keep up with the growth this year. With the added moisture everything has been growing fast. They have assured us that they will get current and with the recent trimming, our subdivision looks pretty good. The straw beds need to be weeded and some of the mowings seems uneven. But all in all, they have corrected most of their mistakes. We will continue to let you know when there are spaying and trimming going on. Anyways as much as they let us know… If you have an issue, send an email to centennialcommoner@yahoo.com  for us to forward to the supervisor of the crew at 4 Seasons. We don’t take phone calls on landscaping issues. Please do not call Kathy Andregg for landscaping issues in 2020.

Resident Financial Issues

For those residents having difficulties maintaining their monthly assessment fees, the Board highly recommends

you contact our CMA representative, Melody Daniel @404-835-9201 to pursue a financial arrangement.  The Board will review all arrangements presented by CMA for approval.  We hope this will lessen the amount of financial distress on those residents in need.

Financial Report

Our financial situation is fluid and we are currently spending less than we have in the past. The reserve account has been maintained at high enough level that we are in a position to handle most any issue. That is our goal.

May Financial Report –

Cash Operating: $111,919.99

Cash Reserves: $59,243.06

Cash Res Money Market: $340,351.51

Total: $511,513.56

May Operating Cost: $19,862.86

May Income: $26,549.93

Why not June? We don’t get the previous month’s financials until mid-month.

Help Keep Our Neighborhood Clean

Many of our residents like to walk in the nice weather.  We are looking for volunteers that would be willing to pick up debris and trash when you see it.  The HOA will provide trash Grippers for anyone who is willing to volunteer.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Us.

SPLASH is hiring!

Our board received this notice from SPLASH if anyone is interested:

If you know of anyone that is looking for a summer job and likes being outside around a pool, Splash may be the perfect fit for them!

Some quick facts about working for Splash as a Lifeguard or Pool Monitor:

  • No previous work experience is required
  • Employees must be at least 15 years old
  • We teach two American Red Cross Lifeguard certification classes per year for anyone that wants to become a Lifeguard
  • All employees’ starting pay rate is above the minimum wage
  • Lifeguards have a higher level of responsibility and training, therefore have a higher starting pay rate than Pool Monitors
  • Employees work on average 20 hours per week, but we are flexible. We have some employees that work closer to 40 hours and others that work less than 20.
  • More than 75% of our summer staff works for us for multiple swim seasons


Thanks for reading!

Don Roach, President and the Board of Centennial Commons, Directors, Bob Weber, Finance, Chuck Whitaker, Amenities, Bill Drake, ACC Coordinator and Shirley Cox, Secretary

Landscaping Update – May 29,2020

Turf Treatment and Pine Straw

We have two landscape items to alert you to today.

  1. Our new pine straw distribution on our front and side beds will start Wednesday and/or Thursday, June 3 and 4.
  2. Also, Tru-Green will be applying our next turf treatment starting on Thursday, June 4, weather permitting.  This treatment is at no extra cost to our homeowners for the front and side yards as it is included as part of your monthly dues. This will be a granular application so please keep in mind to watch the weather and if Mother Nature doesn’t provide any rain within a day or 2, then you’ll want to water your yard so the granular fertilizer doesn’t “burn” your grass.
For those of you that have already signed up for backyard application of the turf treatments through 4 Seasons, all you need to do is ensure that your side gate access to your backyard is left open on June 4 so Tru-Green can get back in there..
If you haven’t already gotten on that backyard turf treatment list and would like to get your backyard treated at the same time as the front and side yard you must called 4 Seasons and ask to get on the list. It’s too late to sign up for the June 4 treatment but you can get on the list for future treatments that cost $16/treatment.  There are typically 6 of them throughout the year. The contact person is Linda Lane at 770-452-4455. The homeowner is billed directly from 4 Seasons for this backyard treatment.

Thank you,
Centennial Commons HOA Board

COVID-19 Amenities Update – May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update on Amenities – May 27, 2020

The pool is opening this weekend on Friday, May 29th!!!

Please read the Boards email below about the handling of Covid-19 during the 2020 pool season. If someone does not receive CCHOA email they need to contact Shirley at shirleycchoa@gmail.com to update or provide your email address. It will be the resident’s responsibility to adhere to the following to be able to use the amenities. If you have any questions send an email to centennialcommoner@yahoo.com

Dear Residents,

The CCHOA Board has worked with our attorney, Splash and CMA along with advice from our insurance company to integrate best practices from the State of Georgia and CDC guidelines at the pool. These guidelines are in everyone’s best interest for safety of the community and to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You and your family use these amenities at your own risk and your compliance to these guidelines will determine the safety of your family and other residents and guests.

View Detailed Instructions 

Here are the guidelines for a safe summer, please read through carefully:


In order to protect the HOA from litigation, it has been highly recommended to ask every user of the amenities to sign a waiver for their family and guests (guests must have their own signed waiver). You can download the waiver below. Simply fill this out, print, and drop off at the HOA mailbox at 5247 Centennial Hill Drive by the garage. The HOA prefers this waiver at least 2 days prior to your using the amenities in order to activate your key. You cannot bring a waiver to the pool and expect to be admitted.



  1. Every user of the amenities must have already signed and submitted their amenities waiver. The HOA prefers this waiver at least 2 days prior to your using the amenities in order to activate your key. You cannot bring a waiver to the pool and expect to be admitted.
  2. No more than 36 residents and guests will be allowed in the pool area at any given time.
  3. Only 6 people allowed per address unless the immediate family size dictates a larger number. This will allow other residents to enjoy the pool. We are recommending that residents limit their time to 2 hours (especially if pool area is full) but stay no more than three hours. Again this will allow for more use by others. Please be respectful of others wanting time at the pool.
  4. A Splash pool monitor may be sitting at the entrance gate as they have done in the past checking the resident in by asking your address and how many are attending. The monitor will not have the authority to let anyone in that does not have an activated key.
  5. The grills will be closed. Only finger foods i.e. snacks will be allowed and only at the lounge areas. No food around the pool. Drinks are allowed but only at the lounge areas per the pool rules. We discourage sharing of food, drink or containers other than with the immediate family. There will be two hand sanitizers, one located on each side of the pool gate.
  1. Only chairs, small tables, umbrellas and lounge chairs are set out in the pool area. All large tables and additional chairs have been cordon off and are not to be used. This will prevent the opportunity of crowds forming in tight areas. Lounge Chairs are currently spaced at 6 feet apart and when you’re done please move furniture back to its original location. Chairs are spaced around the pool for easy distribution to areas of need. At the entrance by the pool monitor station will be a couple of spray bottles containing environmentally friendly solution that kills many viruses including COVID-19. These are for pool users to spray their chairs. Once material has dried or 10minutes have passed the chair is safe to sit on. Spray the umbrella rope and pin item if using.
  2. Pool toys, items that are played within the pool should be used by the immediate family and not shared. We encourage frequent hand washing or hand sanitizer use.
  3. Splash will continue to clean and maintain the pool accelerate the cleaning of bathrooms; straighten the pool deck, and empty trash per contract.
  4. Our resident pool volunteers will be arriving at the pool @ 8:30 AM to spray all umbrellas, chairs, tables and lounge chairs with disinfectant solution mentioned in item 5 above. Therefore the pool furniture will be sanitized when opened. We recommend you spray the furniture again if you feel the need to.
  5. Signs will be posted around the pool to remind everyone of 6 feet social distancing in and out of the pool. Masks are CDC recommended out of the pool but are not mandatory. NO MASKS IN THE POOL!

Standard pool rules are posted on the bulletin board and at the entrance way into the pool. Additional COVID-19 pool information and rules will be posted at the entrance and other areas around the pool.


If you do become infected with the virus and have been at the pool please notify CMA, Melody Daniels @ 404-835-9201 or mdaniel@cmacommunities.com

Basketball Court Use
  1. Signed waiver is required. One signed waiver includes all amenities.
  2. You will need to coordinate your play with Chuck Whitaker @ 404-934-5023 at least 2 hours before wanting use of the court. Preferably 24 hours.
  3. Immediate family play only.
  4. Signs will be posted at the entrance of the basketball court to remind everyone of 6 feet social distancing and the COVID-19 rules for the basketball court use.
  5. Bring your own hand sanitizer.
Fitness Room Use


The fitness room is closed until the CDC relaxes current guidelines.

Playground Use


The playground is closed until the CDC relaxes current guidelines.

Thank you for helping us make Centennial Commons a safe place to enjoy! CCHOA Board

Thank you for helping us make Centennial Commons a safe place to enjoy! CCHOA Board

COVID-19 Amenities Update – April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update on Amenities – April 27, 2020

The Georgia Governor has reduced restrictions in the state as of April 25 & 27. The Board wants to update all of you on what that means for our subdivision.

Fitness Room – The ability to use fitness facilities is directed towards large fitness facilities. There are 16 requirements that have to be met in order to open and stay open. Our partners, CMA, and their legal representatives have advised us to not open as we could not meet these requirements. If we are unable to meet all of those requirements allow the use of the facility our insurance carrier would not cover our liability. Therefore the fitness room will remain closed.

If the restrictions become manageable in the future and we can maintain our insurance coverage we will open ASAP. Currently, we have two broken treadmills and are working on getting those repaired before opening. Also, we plan to deep clean the facility, including the restrooms before opening those areas.

Pool – We have received better news regarding the pool use. Most health officials agree that the spread of the disease in the pool is greatly diminished. But we still have the social distancing issue to address when the pool is allowed to open. Currently, the dates being discussed are mid-May or Memorial Day weekend. The Board is much more optimistic about the pool opening versus the fitness room.

As we await the word to open we are authorizing Splash to fix and repair the pool as needed and to perform the maintenance required for the pool to be ready for Cobb county inspection. We anticipate this will be completed by the first week of May.

When we do open there is a high probability of additional restrictions that will be placed on those that want to use the facility. These restrictions will not be negotiable. Our ability to stay open will require all participants to abide by the rules. When we know anything further, we will provide the homeowners with that information.

Clubhouse – Clubhouse rentals are closed until further notice. Any rentals that are currently on the calendar will be assessed as they get closer to the date of the rental. Any checks that have been submitted will be destroyed unless the resident provides other instructions. If any resident wants to cancel, notify us by emailing centennialcommoner@yahoo.com.

Playground – We have not been advised when this will be open for use.

Tennis & Basketball Courts – We will continue to allow the use of these facilities for family members only that live in Centennial Commons as long as they call ahead (at least one hour) to Chuck Whitaker 404-934-5023. Chuck will unlock the gate for your play. Remember, only one family at a time at each facility.

Thank you,


Attn Residents - Get your COVID-19 Amenities Waiver to use the amenities!