Important News and Information


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.

Amenity Access for Delinquent Middleton Homeowners

posted May 27, 2011, 1:01 PM by Middleton HOA

1. “Delinquent” is defined as any Middleton homeowner’s account with an outstanding balance > $0.

2. Access to all amenity areas (pool, tennis courts, etc.) and participation in HOA-sponsored community activities will automatically be revoked for any delinquent homeowners.

3. Access to all amenity areas and participation in HOA-sponsored community activities will automatically be restored once the delinquent balance is paid in full. Delinquent balance includes any association dues, late fees, attorney fees and court costs.

4. The Board is authorized to grant special exceptions to the above, in extreme situations only. Any requests for special exceptions will be decided upon by a majority vote of current Board members.


Approved by the Middleton HOA Board of Directors

3/21/2011

lock your car doors

posted Apr 13, 2011, 6:57 PM by Middleton HOA

Information forwarded from the City of Grayson. Please take the necessary and suggested precautions.
 
Your Middleton HOA Board

----- Forwarded Message ---- From: "graysoncty@aol.com" <graysoncty@aol.com>  Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 3:43:47 PM
 
We've had a report of "flippers" again. Flippers go around and "flip" the handle of car doors to see if the car is locked and when they find an unlocked car they steal stuff out of the car.  Please notify your HOA so they can warn the residents of your subdivisions.  We have notified Plaza Security.  The chances of these kids being seen while doing this are slim to none so everyone needs to keep their cars locked and do not leave any valuables in your car.

Your assistance is needed...

posted Mar 28, 2011, 9:30 AM by Middleton HOA

Neighbors,

Your Middleton Home Owner's Association Board held their monthly meeting last night, Monday, March 21, 2011. In a continuing effort to address concerns many of us have, we ask for your help with the following:
  • Graduation Banner - it’s that time of year again! Please submit your graduate’s name and the school they are graduating from to middletonhoa@gmail.com
  • Parking on the street - for the safety of the many children that live and play in Middleton, and the ease of visibility for those driving, please refrain from parking on the street. We understand there may be the occasional party or special event that may necessitate parking on the street, but in accordance with our covenants (Article 7.4) there should be no routine on-street parking.
  • Spring is in the air, so be sure to spruce up your flower beds, mulch, shrubs, etc. by doing routine yard maintenance and keeping your lawn mowed and sidewalks and driveways edged. (Article 5.2)
  • Mailboxes - many have asked about new mailboxes and/or replacement parts and numbers for existing mailboxes (Article 7.24). These should match the original postal receptacle in place at the time of construction. That information may be found on our website, www.middletonhoa.org (see the home page or Frequently Asked Questions).
  • Any changes to the appearance of our homes, including exterior paint, shutters, shingles, or landscaping requires approval of the Architectural Committee (Article 6.1). The appropriate forms are available for download at www.middletonhoa.org (see Frequently Asked Questions).
  • Remember that your annual dues were due on Jan 1st. If you have not yet paid, please make an effort to do so as soon as possible, so that you and your family members and guests will be able to utilize the community amenities (Article 11.3), including tennis courts, playgrounds, and the pool (which is scheduled to open on May 20th).

Thanks for your attention to the above items and for joining with your neighbors to insure that Middleton is one of the premiere communities of Grayson for many years to come!

Sincerely,
Your Middleton Home Owner’s Association Board

Annual Homeowners Meeting

posted Sep 30, 2009, 7:07 AM by Middleton HOA   [ updated Oct 1, 2009, 8:02 PM ]

We have scheduled our annual homeowners meeting for Thursday November 12th at 7:30pm. If you would like to be an active participant in this community, you can nominate yourself to the board by following this link Board Nomination Form. We also need members to sign up for committees. Sign up for a committee by following this link Committees. We will be meeting in the Media Center of Grayson HS. There will be signs to guide you if you enter through the main entrance. Be sure to mark your calendar.

We need to know if you will be attending. Fill in the attendance form. Click here to fill out form.

Pavilion Work Day

posted Aug 28, 2009, 6:46 AM by Middleton HOA   [ updated Aug 28, 2009, 11:45 AM ]

Good Friday Morning! A wet one for sure. 

As most of you can see, the pavilion is nearing completion. A couple of neighborhood volunteers led by Bill Potter have done a fabulous job constructing this for all of us. When complete, it will be a terrific place for gatherings.

What do we have left to do?
  • a few pieces of trim still needs to be cut and installed
  • The entire structure needs to be prepped for paint and stain
    • Caulking
    • Filling
    • Sanding
  • A coat of primer needs to be applied to all surfaces to be painted
  • Painting
  • Staining the deck
  • Some clearing and cleaning of the wooded area directly behind the pavilion (to be done after the pavilion is complete)
  • Clean-up
For two people this would take several weekends, but if we could get some help we could have most of it done in a day or two.

So were asking the neighborhood for some help. If you have a caulk gun, a ladder, or a paint brush, and some time, it would be great if you could come by and give us a hand!

We will be there at 9:00am tomorrow morning (Saturday 8-29). Come on down, I will bring some Donuts! (mmmm Donuts!, you know you want one)

Have a great day,
Tom

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