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Halloween Parade & Social

posted Oct 7, 2011, 8:42 AM by Tia Birt   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 8:42 AM by Smoketree HOA ]

Save the Date
11am @ Pavilion

Save the Date -- October 3!

posted Sep 12, 2010, 5:42 PM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Sep 12, 2010, 5:43 PM by Smoketree HOA ]

Hello Smoketree!  I just wanted to send out a quick email to let everybody know to save the date for Sunday, October 3rd for our first annual "Meet the Neighbors" event.  This event will be in the late afternoon at the cabana.  More details to come so stay tuned! 

Since it appears summer has gotten away from us, we have had to abandon the pizza party at the pool, but I believe this event will be just as great.  We will be raffling off two beautiful baskets filled amazing goodies!  I can't wait for you to see these!!

I hope you all are enjoying the (almost) cooler weather!  I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you on October 3rd.

Homeowners Association Letter from Gwinnett County

posted Jul 31, 2010, 1:32 PM by Smoketree HOA   [ updated Jul 31, 2010, 1:33 PM ]


Dear Homeowners Association Member,

Gwinnett County Government kindly asks for your assistance in spreading the word about the importance of safety in the heat of the summer.
Please help us inform your neighbors about the importance of safety this summer by sharing the article below through your homeowners association newsletter, website, and e-mails and by talking to your friends and family.
Additionally, Gwinnett County staff members are available to speak to your community. Should you wish to schedule a safety presentation and demonstration for one of your neighborhood gatherings, please contact Gwinnett Fire Community Education at 678.518.4850.


The heat is on: tips on beating the heat

The summer season is known for bringing extreme heat to Georgia. Temperatures can easily reach 100 degrees and feel even hotter, but the temperature alone is not the only danger associated with warm weather. Many people will be outside enjoying summer activities and that means more time in the hot sun. Too much sun exposure can be harmful to the body and be especially dangerous to senior citizens, children, and persons with asthma. Limit exposure to the soaring temperatures by limiting outdoor activities, taking frequent breaks, and drinking plenty of water.

The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services would like to offer the following tips for staying safe and having an enjoyable summer:

  • Stay hydrated during outdoor activities by drinking plenty of cold, refreshing water
  • Take a cool shower, especially after outdoor activities or long exposure to the sun's rays
  • Wear clothing that is lightweight, light-colored, and loose fitting
  • Brimmed hats and sunglasses provide protection to the head, face, and eyes
  • When outdoors, remember to use plenty of sunscreen and look for shaded areas to rest
  • Monitor weather conditions and consider staying indoors when temperatures hit into the 90s
  • Limit outdoor activities to early morning or late evening to avoid the hottest part of the day


Heat-related emergencies

Heat exhaustion: Signs and symptoms include rapid, shallow breathing; cold, clammy skin; heavy perspiration; weakness and muscle cramps; possible loss of consciousness. Heat exhaustion can rapidly progress to heat stroke if the victim remains exposed and does not replenish lost fluids.


Heat stroke: Heat stroke is a serious, life-threatening emergency in which the victim's cooling system has failed and prolonged high body temperature could result in brain damage or even death. Signs and symptoms include deep breaths followed by shallow breathing; a rapid, strong pulse followed by a rapid, weak pulse; dry, hot skin; dilated pupils; loss of consciousness or possibly coma; possibly seizures or muscular twitching. 


If the above symptoms are present, take the following precautions

  • Call 911
  • Get the person indoors or to a cool shaded area and out of direct sunlight
  • Loosen tight or constrictive clothing
  • Rapidly cool the person by placing cold, wet cloths under his/her arms, between his/her legs, and behind his/her neck
  • Fan the person and mist him/her with water to help lower his/her body temperature
  • If the person is conscious, alert and breathing normally, hydrate him/her by providing cold water to drink avoiding alcoholic or sugary beverages
  • For more information on Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services view the Fire and Emergency services webpage through www.gwinnettcounty.com.



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Gwinnett County Water Restrictions

posted Jul 31, 2010, 1:14 PM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jul 31, 2010, 1:16 PM by Smoketree HOA ]

Gwinnett County has recently republished their water restrictions law.  This letter, with detailed explanations of the law can be found on the Gwinnett County Water Restrictions page of the Smoketree Website.

Smoketree HOA Meeting

posted Jul 15, 2010, 8:35 AM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jul 15, 2010, 8:35 AM by Smoketree HOA ]

The July SHA Board of Directors meeting will be held
on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30pm at Brian Sims' house
located at 6536 Jamestown Place (on the far side.)

All are invited to attend. Great-tasting-calorie-free
snacks will be served!

We will discuss the membership door-to-door campaign.
I will identify the non-members and we will decide
how best to contact them all to encourage them to join.

Let's review the success of the Dive-In Movie Nights.
(The next one is July 17th at 7:30pm. All of Tucker is invited!)
And let's talk about a fall music event sometime in September.

We also need a workday soon....the weeds and overgrowth
are taking control! Time for a mid-summer's clean up!
The pool & grounds are looking good. Thank Tom for weeding
and mowing out there!

A Meet-N-Greet with Keith Shewbert

posted Jun 16, 2010, 4:59 AM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jun 16, 2010, 5:00 AM by Smoketree HOA ]

Davida Baker

Longtime Resident of Smoketree & Gwinnett Village Community Alliance Board Member

 Deb McCarthy

President of Smoketree Homeowners Association

Invite You To

A Meet-N-Greet with Keith Shewbert

Thursday, June 17, 2010

7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Smoketree Savannah at the Pool Pavilion

Dessert and Drinks.


For Directions or Info, Contact Davida:



“Keith Shewbert has been a good friend for years and a trusted leader in our community. I’m proud to support his candidacy for County Commissioner, District 2. Hope you’re able to make it this Thursday, so you can meet him for yourself and ask any questions you might have. You can find out more about Keith at www.KeithShewbert.com  – Davida 


posted Jun 16, 2010, 4:57 AM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jun 16, 2010, 4:58 AM by Smoketree HOA ]


Family Night at the Smoketree Pool 


All members of SHA and guests are invited to watch


on the outdoor big screen

at the pool.



Saturday, June 19th.

Bring snacks and drinks

and your lawn chairs.

Wear your swim suit.

Take a dip and see a flick!

Smoketree Hosts Dive-In Movie Night

posted Jun 8, 2010, 1:23 PM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jun 8, 2010, 1:23 PM by Smoketree HOA ]

Tucked away in Tucker on the Gwinnett side, is a quiet community whose residents all agree that Smoketree is the best place to live, work and play! Bordered by Old Norcross Tucker Road and Britt Road, this 220-family subdivision is home to people of diverse cultures, ages and interests. All are connected through the strong and very active Smoketree Homeowners Association. SHA hosts many activities throughout the year for adults, children and families. The next event is Dive-In Movie Night at the Pool. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun on Saturday, July  17 at 7:30pm! Tucker families are invited to join us for the evening to swim and watch Shrek Two on the big screen. Everybody is welcome and to join our homeowner’s association to enjoy our pool all summer long!  Wear your swim suit. Come relax in the beautiful surroundings and see a great movie. Popcorn, cookies and soda will be available for sale.  The Smoketree Pool is located at 843 Arlington Drive in Tucker. You can check out the Smoketree website for more info and directions at www.smoketree .org.

Smoketree HOA Membership Update

posted Jun 7, 2010, 11:52 AM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jun 7, 2010, 11:53 AM by Smoketree HOA ]

Homeowner's associations like SHA work hard to keep our neighborhood beautiful by maintaining our amenities like the pool, cabana, docks, and tennis courts as well as our entry signs and landscaping.  Unlike almost all other homeowner's associations, membership is not required of Smoketree residents.  That said, we need your support, and every household should join.  Even if a family does not use the amenities, every home benefits from having landscaped entryways and a clean, guarded pool.

Ours is a nice neighborhood, and the pool, tennis courts and lake access make Smoketree all the more attractive.  The benefits of joining for $400 per year greatly outweigh the loss in property value you, as a resident of Smoketree, would suffer if the pool, lake and tennis courts were closed permanently.

We know that times are tough for everyone, and the homeowner's association has cut back as much as it can without endangering our core assets.  In times like these, it may be difficult to spend $400 on a membership, especially one that appears to be purely a "pool" membership.  To make it easier to join, we have provided a monthly payment option for full members.  You can either pay in one lump sum or monthly, but in either case, we are charging an additional 5% to cover our costs for providing this service.

Full Membership:
Swimming Pool and Tennis Courts
Free admission to SHA events
Free summer water aerobics classes
Free cabana rental for private events
Free advertising of your business or services in the Signal and on the SHA website

Civic Membership:
$50 per month summer water aerobics
$50 per reservation for Cabana rental for private events
$20 for Dive-In movie events at the pool

Payments Methods
Full Membership
Cash or Check:  $400
One-time Charge:  $420
Monthly Charge:  $35 per month for 12 months
Civic Membership:  $40 one time payment by cash or check

The one-time or monthly charges would show up on your statement as "RBS WorldPay", our credit processor.

If you would like to use the credit card option, please sign up using the SHA Pay form and return it to Wes Littlejohn.  Rest assured that your credit card information will be protected.

On behalf of the SHA board, we would like to thank all those who have joined this year, and we look forward to seeing all residents join!

New garbage and recycling program starts July 1

posted Jun 4, 2010, 8:24 AM by Brian Tucker   [ updated Jun 4, 2010, 8:26 AM by Smoketree HOA ]

Starting July 1, 2010, residents in unincorporated Gwinnett County will be a part of a new garbage and recycling program that will
offer more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly service. Five haulers have been contracted to serve five different areas
of the County. This new plan does not affect city residents. Look for your 95-gallon wheeled trash cart and recycling bin as early as
June 1. A smaller, 65-gallon trash cart is available but you must contact your assigned hauler to request it.
Call the Gwinnett County Solid Waste Call Center at 770.822.7141 weekdays between 7:30am and 5:30pm with plan questions or
contact your assigned hauler with service questions. Visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com to learn which hauler will serve your home
and to get a list of the 35 recyclable items.

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