Important News and Information


Middleton Minute #7

posted Jul 2, 2017, 6:19 PM by Middleton HOA

The Middleton Minute - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!

 

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

How do I reserve the pool pavilion?

Click here, fill out the form and email or fax it in.

I still don’t have my pool wristbands, what do I do?

If you missed the 5 local distribution times, you may now pick up your 2017 wristbands at CMA.

Contact Peggy Price for details.

Other questions about pool use? see website for pool rules, and if you would be willing to serve on the pool committee, please contact a member of the board to volunteer.

How do I add a new email address to the neighborhood list?

Send a blank email to: middletonhoa+subscribe@googlegroups.com

 

Have a safe and happy 4th! Take advantage of the generous invitation by several of our homeowners to celebrate the 4th (well, actually the 3rd) at the Arboretum Monday beginning around 5pm. Remember, this is NOT an HOA sponsored event. Additionally, the HOA covenants and restrictions contain no prohibition regarding the use of fireworks used in accordance with Georgia state law, which allows for fireworks on July 3 and July 4 until midnight.


Don’t forget that school’s out and children are out and about, so:

·         Observe the speed limit and stop signs, being careful to look out for our little ones.

·         Remember to avoid on street parking as this obstructs drivers’ vision (see Middleton Minute #3).

·         Parents: PLEASE speak with your children and teens about entering someone else’s property. There have been reports of some of our young people jumping fences to visit friends on Patricia Terrace (Regal Ridge neighborhood behind Middleton). Some fenced yards contain dogs, which only know to protect their territory. Have this discussion with your child for everyone’s safety.


Dates to remember:

November 13 (Mon) Annual meeting @ 7pm (location TBA)

 

Have a great week!

Vandalism at the pool

posted May 26, 2017, 9:59 AM by Middleton HOA

There was an impromptu "gathering" at the pool last night resulting in a broken table and a chair in the pool. Please read below from our pool service, and consider this official notice that you will receive a bill for any charges as a result of vandalism by ANYONE using your pool access card, as our pool is under 24 hour surveillance, and we can see clearly every face that enters / exits the pool area. It is NOT the BOARD'S RESPONSIBILITY to POLICE the pool - but that of EVERY RESIDENT. Thanks for having this very important discussion with your teens / young adults, and by all means, if you see ANY inappropriate activity taking place at the pool, feel empowered to address it yourself IMMEDIATELY. (Also, Grayson Patrol and Police contact info is listed at the bottom of this message.)

 

Regards,

Middleton HOA Board of Directors 

------ Forwarded Message ------

From: Archer Brothers Pool Service

Subject: Graduation Parties at the pool-Vandalism at the pool

 

...As we move into the month of May, there always seem to be more and more parties taking place.  We noticed last year a large increase of parties at the swimming pools after High School Graduations.  This year many High School Graduations will fall right in line with Memorial Day Weekend.  We would like for everyone to just be more aware of what is going on at your pool after the pool closes at night.  Many teenagers/young adults use the pool to do things, they normally cannot do at home or in the presence of adults. The pool becomes a great place to party, drink, smoke, break pool equipment that is around the pool area, and even throw items in the pool.

 

This year our vandalism charges for clean up at any swimming pool will range from $300.00-$500.00 depending on the vandalism that takes place.  Some communities have posted signs on the front gates, that the pool will be shut down for a day if signs of vandalism are at the pool, vandalism fees will be charged to residents who are caught, including loss of the right to use the swimming pool. 

 

We want everyone to have a great summer and enjoy the pool. Just in recent years, we have found that swimming is not the only activity that is taking place at the community pools and we all just have to work together to keep the pool safe for everyone.  

--------------- end of forwarded message --------------------------------------

 

Remember, this is YOUR neighborhood, and taking care of our amenities is everyone’s responsibility. Your help with monitoring the pool area, checking activity bands, lowering umbrellas, maintaining a clean bathroom, and stopping any dangerous or undesirable activity, is greatly appreciated by everyone who lives here!

IF YOU SEE IT, REPORT IT

If you observe questionable or suspicious activity of any kind, please feel empowered to address it, or call 

Grayson Patrol - 404.969.7025 

 

or the Gwinnett County Police Department

For emergency calls - dial 911

For non-emergency calls - 770.513.5700

Crime Tip Line - 770.513.5390

Narcotics and Illegal Drugs Tip Line - 770.962.6272

Middleton Minute #6

posted May 22, 2017, 10:22 AM by Middleton HOA   [ updated May 22, 2017, 10:33 AM ]

The Middleton Minute - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!

Need to update or add another email address to the neighborhood list? Send a blank email to: middletonhoa+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Want to send a message to the neighborhood? Use the email address middletonhoa@googlegroups.com 


Pool Block Party - Saturday, May 27, 11am-2pm. If you think you MIGHT attend or are a DEFINITE, please SIGN UP HERE, so that the board knows how much food to purchase in order to feed everyone in attendance. You may also sign up to bring a side and/or dessert. If you would like to help, please contact our party planner extraordinaire & Team Leader, Cindi Toledo.


Pool Committee –If you are a frequent user of the pool, please consider serving on our pool committee. There are not a lot of responsibilities involved, but we could sure use your help to just keep an eye on things. If you would be willing to serve, please contact a member of the board to volunteer.


School’s out this week! Children will be out and about this summer, so:

  • Observe the speed limit and stop signs, being careful to look out for our little ones.
  • Remember to avoid on street parking as this obstructs drivers’ vision (see Middleton Minute #3).
  • Parents: PLEASE speak with your children and teens about entering someone else’s property. There have been reports of some of our young people jumping fences to visit friends on Patricia Terrace (Regal Ridge neighborhood behind Middleton). Some fenced yards contain dogs, which only know to protect their territory. Have this discussion with your child for everyone’s safety.


Dates to remember:

May 27 (Sat) Pool Block Party – 11am-2pm

June 3 / 4 (Sat/Sun) Yard Sale Part II

Have a great week!

Pool Information - Summer 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 6:49 AM by Middleton HOA

The Middleton pool is officially opened as of today. Remember,

·         You must have the current year’s wristband in your possession while you are at the pool.

·         Pool cards (electronic proximity cards) must be used to gain entrance to the pool.

·         If your account has a balance, your card will be deactivated.


Please review the Pool Rules. (Click Here)


This is YOUR pool, so please treat it as such by cleaning your area before you leave, closing umbrellas (if used), and placing all trash in the proper receptacle.  


Pavilion / Cabana Reservation Information is available on our website. (Click Here)

Please remember, you may only reserve the covered area, not the entire pool, as the pool will remain open to Middleton residents during pool hours.


You may contact a board member if you have any questions.

Middleton Minute #5

posted May 8, 2017, 1:59 PM by David Thomas

The Middleton Minute - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!

 


Getting lost in the weeds? No, not the details… your yard… it is Spring, and everything is blooming, including those dreaded weeds! Do your part to help Middleton remain one of the premiere neighborhoods in Grayson by keeping your lawn mowed, including weed removal, mulch/pine straw refreshing, etc.  (See section 5.2 of our covenants) Warning letters will probably be going out soon regarding this, so be proactive ASAP.



Activity (Pool) Wristband Distribution continues this Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at the pool pavilion. If your account has ANY outstanding balance, OR YOU OWE A LATE FEE, you will NOT be able to pick up your wristbands. Please contact Peggy Price at CMA (404.835.9100) to verify your account is in the clear in order to avoid any awkward embarrassment for you or those handling the wristband distribution. Note that CMA will be closed Wednesday evening, so this MUST be done in advance!  


Dates to remember:

May 10 (Wed) Activity Band Distribution - 6-8pm

May 12 (Fri) Pool opens

May 27 (Sat) Pool Block Party – 11am-2pm

 


FAQ  (frequently asked questions)

Does Middleton have a “leash law”? Middleton doesn’t have a leash law, but Gwinnett County does. We have seen repeated emails about lost dogs wandering the neighborhood, and several have complained about aggressive behavior from animals while walking. Please be aware of your animal and their natural behavioral tendencies, as some were bred to protect or herd, and see anyone that is not part of their “pack” (i.e. your family) as an opportunity to defend their “territory.” It only takes one call and a visit from the local authorities for your pet to be classified as “vicious” or “potentially dangerous” resulting in a leash being required at all times. For the safety of your neighbors, and your pet’s well-being, please consider keeping dogs leashed whenever outdoors.

 


Have a great week!

Middleton Minute #4

posted Apr 25, 2017, 12:54 PM by David Thomas

The Middleton Minute  - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!


Activity (Pool) Wristband Distribution will be taking place at the pool house soon. Please make a note of the dates and times listed below and mark your calendar. 

When picking up your wristbands, you will need to provide a valid ID and/or proof of residency.

If you are renting your home, the tenant needs to bring a copy of the lease agreement, a letter of authorization from the owner allowing us to release the wristbands, and their photo ID.

If your account has ANY outstanding balance, OR YOU OWE A LATE FEE, you will NOT be able to pick up your wristbands. Please contact Peggy Price at CMA (404.835.9100) to verify your account is in the clear in order to avoid any awkward embarrassment for you or those handling the wristband distribution. Note that CMA will be closed at all the times we will be distributing wristbands, so this MUST be done in advance! Again, if your account has ANY outstanding balance, OR YOU OWE A LATE FEE, you will NOT be able to pick up your wristbands, and you will NOT have access to the pool until your balance is paid in full.

You MUST have a pool card to enter the pool area. If you do not have one or need a replacement, they require a $25 deposit due at the time of pickup. These will also be available on distribution days.


Don’t forget the pool opens Friday, May 12, and a Pool Block Party is planned for Saturday, May 27.


Dates to remember:

May 5 & 6 (Fri/Sat) – Annual Spring Yard Sale

May 6 (Sat) Pool Cleanup Day - 9am-2pm (with Activity Band Distribution)

May 7 (Sun) Activity Band Distribution - 1-3pm

May 10 (Wed) Activity Band Distribution - 6-8pm

May 12 (Fri) Pool opens

May 27 (Sat) Pool Block Party – 11am-2pm


YARD $ALE / $PRING CLEANING – Time to clean out your attic, garage, spare room, and get those never used items cleaned up and tagged while making a few extra bucks in the process! Our Annual Spring Yard Sale is scheduled for the weekend of May 5th and 6th. We will be advertising in the AJC, on social media, Craigslist, etc. Spread the word to all your social media contacts!


Have a great day!

Middleton Minute #3

posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:19 AM by Middleton HOA

The Middleton Minute  - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!


YARD $ALE / $PRING CLEANING – Time to clean out your attic, garage, spare room, and get those never used items cleaned up and tagged while making a few extra bucks in the process! Our Annual Spring Yard Sale is scheduled for the weekend of May 5th and 6th. We will be advertising in the AJC, on social media, Craigslist, etc. Spread the word to all your social media contacts!


FAQ  (frequently asked questions)

What about parking on the street? This REALLY is one of the most often asked questions in Middleton. Our covenants state that “Vehicles shall be parked only in appropriate parking spaces… [i.e.] the number of garage parking spaces and the spaces located in the driveway of each Lot… No on-street parking, other than in connection with special events…”  While this is not always possible, we ask that you make every effort to park vehicles in your garage or in your driveway. Almost every home in Middleton has a 2 car garage and space for at least 4 cars in each driveway. (Obviously you may have to plan and shuffle to make this work with multiple vehicles, but it can be done.) This is especially important for residents on our main road, Middleton Place, as street parking does block sight lines and pose certain hazards – especially to children. On the rare occasion you must park on the street, please be sensitive to the driveway across the street, allowing your neighbor a clear exit from their home. Thanks in advance for your help!


Have other questions? You can find all kinds of answers in our covenant documents. They can be viewed here:  https://sites.google.com/site/middletonhoa/documents


Have a great weekend, everyone!


Dates to remember:

May 5 & 6 (Fri/Sat) – Annual Spring Yard Sale

May 6 (Sat) Pool Cleanup Day - 9am-2pm (with Activity Band Distribution)

May 7 (Sun) Activity Band Distribution - 1-3pm

May 10 (Wed) Activity Band Distribution - 6-8pm

May 12 (Fri) Pool opens

May 27 (Sat) Pool Block Party – 11am-2pm


(originally posted April 7, 2017) 

Middleton Minute #2

posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:16 AM by Middleton HOA   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:18 AM ]

The Middleton Minute  - your 60 second update on all things Middleton!


It takes a village TO PARTY – a Pool Block Party has been scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 11am-2pm. If you would be willing to help (and we DO need help) please contact our party planner extraordinaire and Team Leader, Cindi Toledo. And speaking of the pool…


Pool Committee – the pool will open soon (see Dates to remember below), and we need your help! If you are a frequent user of the pool, please consider serving on our pool committee. There are not a lot of responsibilities involved, but we could sure use your help to just keep an eye on things. If you would be willing to serve, please contact a member of the board to volunteer.


LAST CALL for Graduates – if you haven’t contacted Daryl Mizell to get your graduating senior’s name on this year’s banner, please do so by Monday, April 3


Dates to remember:

May 6 (Sat) Pool Cleanup Day - 9am-2pm (with Activity Band Distribution)

May 7 (Sun) Activity Band Distribution - 1-3pm

May 10 (Wed) Activity Band Distribution - 6-8pm

May 12 (Fri) Pool opens

May 27 (Sat) Pool Block Party – 11am-2pm


Need to update or add another email address to the neighborhood list?

Send a blank email to: middletonhoa+subscribe@googlegroups.com


For more neighborhood info, visit our website: www.middletonhoa.org


Have a great weekend, everyone!

(originally posted March 31, 2017)

Middleton Minute #1

posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:08 AM by Middleton HOA   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

Welcome to the first edition of the Middleton Minute.  As our newsletter editors have increasingly less time due to work demands, the board agreed to try this format. Our goal is for you to be able to read/scan this weekly/bi-weekly update in 60 seconds, thus the name!


Spring has sprung, and so have a few weeds. Our resident lawn care experts tell me it’s not too late to “scalp” your lawn and treat with pre-emergent, but you need to do it now  Drop your mower cutting height down to ½ - 1 inch and begin mowing. This is an excellent way to remove old, dead plant material and to expose the soil to sunlight to warm it for quicker lawn green-up.


Graduation Banner – if you haven’t contacted Daryl Mizell to get your graduating senior’s name on this year’s banner, please do so ASAP. You should have received an email from him last Friday with all of the details.


Dates to remember:

May 6 (Sat) Pool Cleanup Day - 9am-2pm (with Activity Band Distribution)

May 7 (Sun) Activity Band Distribution - 1-3pm

May 10 (Wed) Activity Band Distribution - 6-8pm

May 12 (Fri) Pool opens


FAQ  (frequently asked questions)


When do I need to put out my garbage? Generally everyone puts their trash can / recycle bin by the road Wednesday evening at dusk in order to be collected Thursday morning. Obviously, garbage cans / recycle bins are put back out of view sometime on Thursday after collection. Our covenants state that “All garbage cans [should] be located or screened so as to be concealed from view from neighboring streets and property.”


If you did not contact Grayson City Hall to switch the trash service into your name upon moving to your current address please contact City Hall at 770-963-8017 or email Laura Cone at admin@cityofgrayson.org.  The city does not charge you for trash service, however, from time-to-time the city will send out important correspondence.


Have other questions? You can find all kinds of answers in our covenant documents. They can be viewed here:  https://sites.google.com/site/middletonhoa/documents


Have a great weekend, everyone!


(originally posted on March 24, 2017)

pool/activity bands available Saturday, May 28

posted May 27, 2011, 1:03 PM by Middleton HOA   [ updated May 27, 2011, 1:17 PM ]

We will be passing out pool/activity bands to members in good standing this Saturday from 10:00am.  We distributed to 42 member households last Saturday. New members that need pool access cards can pick them up at that time as well.

Please help us make this summer safe and pleasant at the pool.  Follow the pool rules.  They are for your safety.

  • Do not bring any glass into the pool area.  Broken glass is very dangerous. It can not be tolerated in the pool, on the pool apron or in the pool cabana.
  • No Smoking in the pool area.  
  • Please put your trash in the receptacles.
  • Lower the umbrellas when you leave the pool.
  • Anyone under 14 years old needs to have adult supervision.

These are not the only rules but they are the ones that we are having trouble with already. Be a good neighbor. Respect the neighborhood property.


Pool Access Cards:  These cards are needed to access the pool.  They are coded swipe card for the reader at the front gate.  There is a $25 deposit required for the card and one card per household.  The $25 deposit will be returned when the card is returned to the HOA.  If you move or no longer want to use the  pool, you could return the card and get your deposit back.   Checks should be made out to the Middleton HOA.

Activity Bands: 
These colorful bands are meant to identify HOA members and their guests.  We want you to wear them when you are using the HOA facilities; pool or tennis courts.  Anyone not wearing the activity band may be asked for their band or asked to go and get it.  These ID bands are necessary because people routinely try to use our facilities and are not helping to keep them up  

A member of the HOA board will be at the pool to distribute these items to you.

Swimming Lessons: 
Sarah Maier has arranged for swimming lessons to be provided this summer at our pool.  Marcia Humphrey will be the instructor and she has lessons the weeks of May 30 and June 6th.  If you want to sign up for lessons, contact Sarah at smaier4@bellsouth.net.  Marcia will open additional weeks if there is enough demand.

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