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:

POOL USE

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.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING/COVID-19 RULES

  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.

Remember DO NOT ENTER THE POOL AREA IF YOU ARE SICK

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.
  6. Remember: DO NOT ENTER THE BASKETBALL COURTS IF YOU ARE SICK
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,

CCHOA Board

Letter From the President (April 2020)

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE IN THE KNOW!

Email: centennialcommoner@yahoo.com

As I write this letter, almost 2 months from the last one, I’m shocked how much has changed in a short period of time. We have a deadly complicated virus running among us and our governments are restricting everything we do. This is certainly a time for prayer and reflection on our lives and how we can make things better at a very difficult time in our day to day existence. I see numerous Facebook posts that are offering help to anyone that needs it. Many are walking around and being friendly to those that they don’t know. Also, residents have asked that we do something to lift up our spirits. That has spawned the Celebration Sunday which will run through the month of April. We are blessed to have a wonderful community. 

The Board held a social distancing meeting on April 7, 2020, at the poolside. We needed this meeting as many things had accumulated since our Feb. meeting, let alone the virus issues. We will note the issues discussed in this newsletter.

I hope by the next newsletter we will be discussing our same old stuff! Watch for email blasts and Facebook posts from the Board for any crucial information. I ask for your patience with the Board as this is all new for us as it is to everyone else. I can assure you we don’t want to close anything down, as we realize that our amenities could be the only way for some to get relief from the monotony of sheltering in place, but the Board does have to listen to our government and partners who recommend or mandate certain requirements to keep everyone safe. So when you see, read or hear of things being closed know we do this for the safety of our residents and to comply with edicts from experts.

I so hope you and your families are doing well and continue to keep everyone safe.

Thanks for reading,      

Don Roach, President

COVID-19 News

All amenities are closed at the current time including the playground. Exclusions are the basketball and tennis courts.

Basketball & Tennis Courts

Immediate family residents (those that live together under one roof) can use the courts by calling Chuck Whitaker 404-934-5023. Only one family per court at a time. Please give Chuck an hour’s notice before requesting to use the court. Chuck will meet you and unlock the door to the court you want to use. When finished make sure you close the door and ensure it latches.

Playground

Because of the inability to clean after use at the playground, we need to close this amenity. A sign will be posted at the sidewalk leading to the playground. We cannot lock the playground down so we need the residents to honor the request not to use. Thanks.

HOA Activities

All future HOA activities have been postponed until further notice. The Board will continue to meet in person when needed but these will be done with current restrictions in mind. Hopefully all this will be over sooner versus later.

 

Other Updates

Assessment Fees

The board understands that the longevity of the Corona Virus may be financially affecting some of our residents.  Over the past week, the Board met to discuss this issue and directed our secretary to communicate with both CMA and our Attorney for direction as to what options we had to help our residents. We were informed that legally, we cannot waive any monthly assessment fees for any reason.   Therefore, 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

The Board has decided with these uncertain times we will be postponing any costly projects for the near future. We will address them at a later time. Even though we have a very decent reserve we don’t want to be dipping into it unless absolutely necessary. Our budget is based on 294 out of 300 homes paying dues for 12 months. If that goal is not hit for very long, we may have to go to the reserve budget to cover monthly expenses. So we need to be prepared for different scenarios if this continues for much longer than anticipated.

Pool Opening

Cobb County has an executive order in place barring the opening of community pools.

We received this notice from SPLASH:

COVID-19 Guidance for Swimming Pools

“While Governor Kemp’s current Executive Order is in place, CDPH will follow the state Environmental Health office’s recommendation that swimming pools not be allowed to open until the order is lifted.  There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through properly disinfected swimming pool water; however, the virus can be spread in this environment through person-to-person contact and contact with contaminated surfaces.  The Center for Environmental Health will continue to schedule and perform conditional opening inspections which will allow compliant pools to open once the Executive Order is lifted. If state guidance changes during the duration of the Executive Order, those conditions will then apply to pre-approved pools.”

SPLASH and the HOA are preparing our pool area and pool as in the past so it is ready to open when the order is lifted.

Celebration of Life Contest

The subdivision was encouraged to light up the mood around our neighborhood with lights and decorations for the month of April. The social committee will award the best 3 decorated homes. Unfortunately, storms suspended the judging by a week. The judges will be out on Saturday, April 18, to determine the winners. Please leave your lights on until 9:30 that night. Thanks and good luck.

Landscaping News

Front Entrance

The front color (flowers) has been selected by the landscaping committee and will be planted soon after the irrigation system is activated and working properly. In addition, a couple (3) trees will be planted in the open space up on Centennial Hill Drive. These projects were already in progress and had to move forward.

Mowing has begun and the lawns will be scalped to allow more sun into the lawn. Please keep decorations out of the lawn area. With the heat returning the weed spray will have more of an effect on these pesky plants.

Please do not call Kathy Andregg for landscaping issues in 2020. All landscaping issues will be submitted to our email centennialcommoner@yahoo.com we will then forward to the 4 Seasons managers for attention and remediate action. Once the issue is resolved we or 4 Seasons will notify the resident of the correction or action taken. Remember, if you deal directly with 4 Seasons we cannot follow up as we have no knowledge of your issue.

Upcoming Turf Treatment

Tru-Green is scheduled to do another turf treatment on or about April 18, Saturday. This will be a liquid pre and post-emergent weed killer.

For those of you that have already signed up for backyard turf treatment applications through 4 Seasons, all you need to do is ensure that your side gate access to your backyard is left open on April 18 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 call 4 Seasons and ask to get on the list. It’s too late to sign up for the April 18 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.

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.

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

404-643-3310

Thanks for reading!

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

Tru-Green Turf Treatment (April 18)

This is a notice to our residents that Tru-Green is scheduled to do another turf treatment on or about April 18, Saturday. This will be a liquid pre and post emergent weed killer.

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.

For those of you that have already signed up for backyard turf treatment applications through 4 Seasons, all you need to do is ensure that your side gate access to your backyard is left open on April 18 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 April 18 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,
 CCHOA Board

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