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Volume 2, Issue 6              A HUFFINES COMMUNITY            October/November 2005




                                                       UPCOMING
                                                         HOLIDAY
                                                          EVENTS
                                                        See Inside for Details!




                                             New Fire Station,
                                              Middle School

                                                FALL FEST
                                                      Saturday, october 29
                                                      Saturday, october 29




                                  COMMUNITY SALE
                                         Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15

                    Savannah Community Association Newsletter
                                              ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN PLACE
     The Advisory Committee has been formed! Members of             bers of the Board. As such, policies for the upcoming year          We hope that this will ease the transition period when the
     this committee serve the community as the liaisons             will be based on the Advisors’ recommendations.                     Developer releases control to the Homeowners
     between the Board of Directors and the villages of                                                                                 Association.
     Savannah.                                                       If you have any issues that you feel need to be addressed,
                                                                    please bring the issue to your Advisor’s attention. All of the      Please see map below to find your Advisor and their con-
     The purpose of this committee is to create a pool of quali-    Advisors will then meet and discuss plans of action, sub-           tact information.
     fied individuals who can confidently serve as future mem-      ject to the approval of the Board of Directors.




Isabella Village                                                                                                                                        Peachtree Village
                                  Continental                                                                                                           peachtreeadvisors@savannahca.com
                                   Congress                                                                                                             Maria Coveney
                                    Village                                                                                                             William Perry
                                                                    Sea Pines Village




Oglethorpe Village
                                                                                                                                                        Wisteria Village
                                                                                                                                                        wisteriaadvisors@savannahca.com
                                                                                                                                                        Robert Brown
                                                                                                                                                        Druetta Russell
Marietta Village
                                                               Greenview Village

                                                                                                                                                                   At this time, not
                                                                                                                                                                every village has an
                                                                                                                                                              Advisor because many of
                                                                                                                                                             the villages are still under
                                                  Georgia Village                                                                                            development. Advisors will
                                                                                                                                                              be added as needed. We
                                                                                                                                                               hope to have two represen-
                                                                                                                                                                  tatives per village.




            New Fire Station                                                                           B    O A R D               M      E E T I N G S


           and Middle School                                           October’s meeting is Wednesday, the 26th, at 6 PM. November’s and December’s Board
                                                                       meetings may be combined due to holiday schedules. Times and dates are subject to
  If you have driven on Highway 380 recently you will have
                                                                       change so please check the website for updates: www.SavannahCA.com
  noticed a couple of new buildings being constructed on
  Navo Road just north of 380.

  The first new building on the west side of Navo Road is the
  new District 380 – Navo Road Fire Station. This is a new                                                 GROWTH BOOM (part 3)
  Fire Station constructed by the Developers of the four com-
  munities along the 380 corridor and will be manned by the              In the last few columns I have been discussing devel-           age year, my HMA (hot-mix asphalt) line item only has
  Aubrey Fire Department. The current plans call for the sta-            opment and its impact on Denton County resources. In            $500,000 - $600,000. The economic challenge is
  tion to be a volunteer fire station but we will be starting a          this column, I wanted to zoom in on a specific case             clear. That is one of the reasons that I included
  series of Town Hall meetings with the residents of                     study to demonstrate the economic challenge the coun-           $2,000,000 for county roads in the TRIP 04 bond pro-
  Savannah, Providence, Paloma Creek and Frisco Ranch to                 ty faces.                                                       posal that passed overwhelming by the voters.
  discuss having a full-time paid staff at the station.                                                                                  However, even those dollars will be stretched to meet
                                                                         In the northeastern quadrant of Denton County there             the demand the continued growth brings.
  The second building being constructed just north of the new            are several Fresh Water Supply Districts (FWSD).
  Fire Station on Navo Road is the new Denton ISD Middle                 Most of these districts were created in 2000. They are          While FWSD's bring some challenges it should be
  School. This state-of-the-art facility will service the eastern        legal districts created according to state statute. Many        noted that in many respects they help to ease the eco-
  area of Denton county which includes Savannah. The                     of these districts are surrounded by county roads; 60 %         nomic burden on the county. All the roads built within
  County working in partnership with the school district and             of which are gravel. Paloma Creek borders Navo Road             the FWSD are built to county standards but will be
  the developer will be improving Navo Road with a possible              which is one of those gravel county roads. When I took          theirs to maintain. In other words, the county will not
  light at the intersection of Highway 380 to facilitate easier          office in 2001 the average daily traffic count (ADT) on         be saddled with increasing road mileage to maintain
  traffic movements.                                                     this road was approximately 91 ADT. In 2004, it jumped          and the corresponding dollars necessary for mainte-
                                                                         to almost 300 ADT. Currently, 2 schools are located on          nance. Additionally, many times there are county
  Within the boundaries of the Savannah Community, we are                that road and scheduled to be open in 2006 and 2007.            roads running through the FWSD. In more instances
  completing the installation of the landscaping along                   The estimated traffic projections for this once lone            than not, when the developers are platting their subdi-
  Magnolia Boulevard as well as the completion of the irriga-            country gravel road are 14,000 ADT!                             vision they re-align these county roads and build them
  tion and hydro-mulching of the north–south drainage chan-                                                                              in concrete. At that point, they take over the mainte-
  nel and lake system within the Sea Pines Village as well as            Obviously, in its current 2-lane gravel state it will be not    nance of the newly aligned road leaving the county
  the east–west lake and Dog Park and the Amphitheater in                be able to handle the traffic demand. While Denton              with one less road to maintain. And, of course, they
  Greenview and Georgia Villages. Also planned for immedi-               County has been successful in creating a partnership            are cooperative in sharing the cost of upgrading coun-
  ate construction is another Dog Park adjacent to the north-            with the developer and the school district the ultimate         ty roads that border their districts.
  ern most lake in Sea Pines Village as well as two addition-            build-out of that road will require a 5-lane asphalt/con-
  al pocket parks.                                                       crete road. The county's share alone will be approxi-                          Cynthia White, Denton County Commissioner
                                                                         mately $500,000. To put that in perspective, it is impor-                               110 W. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
                          -- Huffines Communities, Developer             tant to keep in mind that I have close to 400 miles of                                   940-349-2810, 940-349-2811 (fax)


 2                                                                       county roads to maintain on a yearly basis. In an aver-
                                                                                 SCA Mailing Address:                       Clubhouse Hours*:
             QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR                                                701 Savannah Blvd                          Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm
                                                                                 Savannah, TX 76227                         Sun 12pm - 7pm
                HOA ACCOUNT?                                                                                                                                              CONGRATULATIONS:
                                                                                 Ph: 972-346-3020                            *Clubhouse hours subject to change.
     CALL RIMEKA AT 866-424-8072                            X   259              Fax: 972-346-3022                          Pool closed for the season.                       DEE-ANNETTE HARDESTY
                                                                                                                                                                        Winner $25 Gift Certificate1 to Lowe’s

                           Y O U R                                      S C A                           S T A F F                                                      Every newsletter will contain an address
                                                                                                                                                                       embedded randomly within an article. Find the
                Diana Brown                                                    Gerry Wells                                           Kerri Kingsbery                   address and, if it is your address, come by the
                Onsite Manager                                                                                                                                         SCA office during business hours to claim your
                972-346-3020                                                   Facilities Manager                                    Senior Manager                    prize! For example:
                scamanager@savannahca.co                                                                                             Premier Communities
                m                                                                                                                    Management Company                You can get a 1234 Savannah Boulevard deep
                                                                                                                                                                       green lawn by using a high nitrogen fertilizer.
   Property Inspections                                      Maintenance of
   Address Community Association issues                       Amenities centers (fitness areas, pools, pavilions)       Oversee all aspects of the management and      The person who resides at 1234 Savannah
   Issue Pool Cards, Access Cards                             Water parks and lakes                                    maintenance of Savannah Community Association   Boulevard will have until the October 30 to
   Orientate homeowners with the Association                  Common areas and ground                                   Oversee onsite SCA management team
                                                                                                                                                                       claim the prize. Please bring a valid picture ID
                                                                                                                                                                       and current billing statement.
                                                                                                                                                                       1The gift certificates are sponsored by the Developer.
                Susan Armstrong                                              Steve Karney                                            Mai Koua Thao
                Activities Director                                          Facilities Maintenance                                  Newsletter/Portal
                972-346-2828
                scaactivities@savannahca.com
                                                                                                                                     972-346-3212
                                                                                                                                     administrator@savannahca.com
                                                                                                                                                                                Say HELLO to your

   Coordinate events with Social Committee
                                                             Assist in the maintenance of
                                                                                                                        Coordinate newsletter submissions and design
                                                                                                                                                                               New Neighbors!
                                                              Amenities centers (fitness areas, pools, pavilions)
   Coordinate master calendar of clubs, classes,              Water parks and lakes                                    with Communications Committee
 rentals                                                                                                                Website registrations, maintenance
   Assist in the SCA office
                                                              Common areas and ground
                                                                                                                        Coordinate technology needs
                                                                                                                                                                        ROBERT ADAMS
                                                                                                                                                                        ALEXANDER AHAPOW
                                                                                                                                                                        RONALD ANDERSON
   CLUBHOUSE GUIDELINES: The Savannah Clubhouse is for the enjoyment of                                                                                                 SANDRA ASHBY
                                                                                                                                                                        MICHAEL BIEKER
   all residents. It is also a place of business. We kindly request that you help make                              For Emergencies Call 911                            SUZANNE BOYSTER
   the clubhouse an attractive 1404 Stone Mountain Parkway and welcoming place
   to visit for both homeowners and prospective homeowners by helping us keep it                                                                                        MICHAEL BROWN
                                                                                                                     Onsite Association Manager:
   tidy and neat. Please dispose of all empty cups and wipe up spills.                                                                                                  DANIEL & TRACY BUHOLTZ
                                                                                                                      Diana Brown 972-346-3020
                                                                                                                                                                        JEFF CALVERT
                                                                                                                          Activities Director:
                      Children Under 10 Years of Age                                                                Susan Armstrong 972-346-2828
                                                                                                                                                                        PATRICK CHUNG
                                                                                                                                                                        VICKIE CLAY
   Children under 10 should      For your safety, please               Please refrain from                            Denton Co. Sheriff’s Dept
                                                                                                                                                                        ALAN COKER
   be accompanied by a par- do not run in the club-                    screaming & yelling.                          Non-Emergency 940-898-5700
                                                                                                                                                                        JOHN CRAMPTON
   ent or an adult at all times. house or on the stairs.               Noise level should be                              Aubrey Fire Dept.
                                                                                                                                                                        CHAD DAVIS
                                                                       kept to a minimum.                            Non-Emergency 940-365-9785
                                                                                                                                                                        KRISTI DEAR
                                                                                                                         Electricity: Co-Serve
                                                                                                                                                                        ROBERT DUVAN
                                                                                                                            1-800-566-2314
Membership in the Savannah Community Association (SCA) is automatic upon pur-                                                                                           JONATHAN FARMER
                                                                                                                    Telephone: Southwestern Bell
chase of a home in the community. Compliance to the Declaration of Covenants,                                                                                           ROBERT FISHER
                                                                                                                            1-800-464-7928
Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) is mandatory.                                                                                                                       CADY FOREMAN
                                                                                                                        Water: Mustang Water
                                                                                                                                                                        KEVIN GALLAGHER
                                                                                                                             940-440-9561
The Board of Directors, at their discretion, may pursue enforcement action in any                                                                                       HAKIM GLEE
                                                                                                                    Garbage: Waste Management
particular violation case. Violations are handled within state-regulated guidelines set                                                                                 JEFF GRANT
                                                                                                                            1-800-772-8653
for all HOAs. This process has legal time frames that must be adhered to in order                                                                                       OLIVER GRILLMEYER
                                                                                                                        Cable TV and Internet:
to follow through on any legal action that may need to be taken (following):                                                                                            THEODORE HANCOCK
                                                                                                                       Cebridge Communications
                                                                                                                                                                        JAN HARDIN
                                                                                                                            1-877-423-2743
Inspection Procedure                      Action(s) Taken                                                                                                               JENNIFER HESSE
Property Inspection                       Violation(s) noted                                                                                                            IAN HUMPHREY
                                                                                                                                                                        JONATHAN JAMES
1st Follow-up Inspection                  If violation still present, notice of violation sent to
                                                                                                                                                                        LINDSAY JANNING
                                          owner with request for corrective action
                                                                                                                           SPORTS                                       EDWARD KENNEPOHL
                                                                                                                                                                        LORI AND ERIC KIDD
                                                                                                                          PAVILION
2nd Follow-up Inspection                  If violation still present, 2nd notice of violation sent
                                          to owner with request for corrective action                                                                                   JULEE KOPIN
                                                                                                                                                                        HELEN LENNON
3rd Follow-up Inspection                  If violation still present, FINAL notice of violation
                                          sent to owner via certified mail with demand for
                                                                                                                          RENTALS                                       KENNY LEWIS
                                                                                                                                                                        ROY AND MARIA LIRA
                                          corrective action. Specific time frames and Texas
                                          Residential Owners Protection Act mandatory content                                                                           PAUL LOWDER
                                                                                                              Planning a family reunion or a big party for
                                          are included (additional $10 certified mail fee                                                                               AMANDA LUCAS
                                                                                                              Fall? The Sports Pavilion may be just right for
                                          charged to account).                                                                                                          MICHAEL LYLES
                                                                                                              an outdoor get-together with family or friends.
                                                                                                                                                                        JOSEPH MENDIBLES
If time frame expires without             SCA will levy initial fine of $25 and $5/day for every                                                                        MICHELL NILGRI
corrective action                         day thereafter until the violation is correected                    The rental includes use of the Sports/Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                        MARGAZITA ORLANDO
                                                                                                              Pavilion, grassy area with picnic tables and
Monthly statements will be sent to the owner reflecting all fines that have accumulat-                                                                                  MAE PAULL
                                                                                                              grills surrounding the pavilion and nearby rest-
ed. Unpaid fines will be pursued by all legal means available. Other sanctions may                                                                                      JOHN PEPE
                                                                                                              rooms at $100 for a four-hour time period.
be considered by the Board. If you have questions about your account, please con-                                                                                       AVIS PEUGEOT
tact Rimeka with Premier Communities at 866-424-8072 X 259.                                                                                                             ANDREW RATCLIFFE
                                                                                                              Step One: Contact the Activities Director at
                                                                                                                                                                        JOSEPHINE REZA
                                                                                                              972-346-2828 or scaactivities@savannahca.com
Examples of common violations are lack of appropriate yard maintenance, flower bed weeding or                                                                           SEAN ROACH
                                                                                                              to inquire about the availability of your desired
edging, trash cans left out, and improvements or projects started without submission to and                                                                             ANGELA ROSS
                                                                                                              date(s) and time(s).
approval of the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC). ASC Modification Request Forms are                                                                             FELTON & TONI SIMPSON
available from the Association Office or from the Savannah website at www.SavannahCA.com.                                                                               DEIDRA STACKHOUSE
                                                                                                              Step Two: Fill out the rental form available
                                                                                                                                                                        KATHLEEN STANFORD
                                                                                                              through the Activities Director or website:
                                                                                                                                                                        STACIE STEWART
                           VIOLATIONS STATISTICS
                                                                                                              www.SavannahCA.com. (You must register for
                                                                                                                                                                        HAROLD TSHIDA
                                                                                                              access to the website.)
                                                                                                                                                                        JAMES WALTERS
         Wisteria Village                                       Peachtree Village                             Step Three: Submit form and payment within
                                                                                                                                                                        SHELLY ANN WALTERS
                                                                                                                                                                        VICKIE WHEELER
                                                                                                              three days of initial contact/verbal reservation
               29                                                     25                                      with the Activities Director.
                                                                                                                                                                        RONALD WOODARD
                                                                                                                                                                        JEAMIAH YOUNG


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E V E N T   H I G H L I G H T S

            Labor Day Luau 2004




                       The pool season has come to a close, and that
                         means an end to the lazy summer days, at
                         least for now.

                        The party provided one last day of relaxation and
                         fun before kids began their school year and par-
                            ents returned to work the next day. DJ
                              Michael kept the music going with dance
                              beats.

                            Thanks to Traci Hite for helping to organize
                          and plan the Labor Day Luau party. Thanks
                          to Woodstone Catering for their magnificent food
                          and display (right).
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                              Did you know?                                                             Clubs and Classes
                                                                                                        Clubs and classes are
        Fitness Center                                                                                  independent of the
                                                                                                        HOA. The HOA does
    The Fitness Center offers a complete weight room, marble locker rooms and separate men’s            not endorse or promote these
    and women’s saunas. A jetted gunite hot tub sits on the verandah overlooking the pool and           classes. They are offered for the benefit
    promises year-round relaxation. The second floor workout area sports a Cardio room with             of Savannah residents. Please contact
    treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals with great views.                                                individual club and class leaders to con-
                                                                                                        firm times/dates, class availability and
    Café                                                                                                FEE information. Most classes require
                                                                                                        minimum enrollment.
    The future vision for the in-house Café is to have a grill or cafe available for homeowners to
    purchase food and drinks without having to roam too far from the pool. The Café is also the         Jazzercise - Mon/Wed
    perfect place for a small birthday party or for the caterer to set up for a large wedding. It has     Vicky Clay 214.726.5490
    a juice bar with 7 stools as well as table and chairs for seating an additional 20 people.          Master Han’s Martial Arts - Tue/Thu
                                                                                                          Charles Humphrey 214.868.5272
    Cypress Theatre                                                                                     Get Fit Kids/Kick Boxing Adults - Sat/Mon
                                                                                                          Kristi Dear 972-658-2397
    The Cypress Theatre is a multi-media room that will be the gathering place for our special
    movie nights and other media centered events such as the Olympics or a Super Bowl party.            Want to start a club? Call the Activities
    It is also a great place to have a presentation or lecture.                                         Director at 972-346-2828 or email
                                                                                                        scaactivities@savannahca.com
    Grand Ballroom
                                                                                                        New! BB’s Dance Club (Ages 3 1/2 - 7) - Wed
    Grand Ballroom is a spectacular room with 45’ soaring cathedral ceiling, two sitting areas            Bridgett Brainard 940-783-1297
    and a plasma TV. Designed for large gatherings, this entertainment area features huge bal-          Early Childhood Club - Wed & Sat
    conies on the second floor that overlook the ballroom.                                                Aggy Moyer 972.347.1929
                                                                                                        Savannah Honey Bees - 2nd or 3rd Mon
    Exercise Room                                                                                         Drue Russell 972-347-2126
                                                                                                        Scrapbook Club - 4th Fri
                                                                                                          Erika Goering 972.347.2053
    The Exercise room is located on the third floor with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide lots
                                                                                                        Neighborhood Potluck Dinner Club
    of light for a cheery workout or your favorite artistic project.
                                                                                                          Barbara Fuoco 972-347-1917


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C O M M I T T E E S
Communications Committee                                   Landscape/Pool Committee                                            Safety Committee
communications@savannahca.com                              landscape@savannahca.com/pool@savannahca.com                        safety@savannahca.com
Motorized Vehicles                                         Limbing up!                                                         Safety Tips
The Denton County Sheriff’s department would like to        Trees begin to show new limbs during spring and                     This time of year many communities see spikes
communicate the following items with you:                   summer. You may notice this on the two trees our                    in criminal theft activities. It only takes a quick
                                                            homes have between the sidewalk and street. With                    second for someone to steal from your garage
"Pocket Bikes"- Legal or Illegal (Explanation article       the exception of some Magnolias, these trees typical-               or even invade your home. Here are some
by DPS on Mini Motorcycles) You may have recently           ly have a three to four foot trunk under their tree                 reminders to help prevent theft activities:
noticed the number of children -- and some adults --        "head".
riding miniature motorcycles. Referred to as "Pocket
Bikes," and "mini motorcycles," these small motor-                                                                                 It is very vital that we all make certain we
                                                            If you notice any new sprouts on the trunk portion, it
cycles (most are under two feet tall) were a popular                                                                            lock our homes whether we are there or not.
                                                            is important to clip them back to the trunk. "Limbing
Christmas gift last year for kids as young as six years     up" will help the tree head grow fuller with the nutri-                Remember to lock your vehicles, even if you
of age. As a result of their recent popularity, there       ents going to the new "higher" buds, and keep your                  have them parked in your garage.
have been a number of accidents statewide resulting         trees looking well-groomed.                                            While working in your yard, be sure not to
in at least one death.                                                                                                          leave your garage door open and unattended
                                                            If you have any questions, please ask the pool and                  for long periods of time.
Are pocket bikes considered "motorcycles"?                  landscape committee! We are happy to help!
Despite their diminutive size, "pocket bikes” fall with-    Contact us at landscape@savannahca.com or                           If you see any suspicious activity, please do not
in the definition of "motorcycle" in Section 541.201 of     pool@savannahca.com.                                                hesitate to notify Law Enforcement personnel,
the Transportation Code because they have a gas or                                                                              Property Management and the Safety commit-
electric motor and are designed to operate with no                                                                              tee, respectively. If there is an emergency situ-
                                                           Care of Newly Planted Trees
more than three wheels on the ground. Most mini                                                                                 ation, call 911!
motorcycles are powered by engines ranging from
40cc to 50cc, and some are capable of speeds
                                                                                                                                The Safety Committee meets every 2nd
exceeding 40 mph depending on brand, engine size            Qualicare offers the following tips for taking care of
and rider weight. The two subclasses of "motorcy-                                                                               Saturday at 8:30 AM in the Boardroom (located
                                                            newly planted trees.
cles" are "motor driven cycles" and "mopeds." Mini                                                                              on the 2nd floor of the fitness center). We are
motorcycles may appear to be mopeds because their                                                                               looking for "A Few Good, Men & Women" to
                                                               MULCHING Mulching is the most important post-
engines normally do not exceed 50cc. However, with          planting practice that you can do to improve the health             help our community grow safely. For more info
the exception of those models with a 40cc engine the        and vitality of your tree. Mulching conserves moisture              email safety@savannahca.com or visit
majority of mini motorcycles actually qualify as a          and insulates roots from heat and cold extremes. Proper             www.savannahca.com.
"motor driven cycle" because they can exceed 30mph          mulching provides a well groomed appearance, elimi-
in one mile.                                                nates grass or weed competition and prevents damage
                                                            from mowers and weed trimmers.
Can pocket bikes be legally operated on public
roads? To be legally operated on a public street or         Desirable mulching materials include wood chips, wood
                                                            shavings, bark or equivalent materials. Coarse textured
highway, a motor vehicle must have a certificate of
                                                            organic mulches are preferred since they tend to aerate
title and be properly registered with the Texas
                                                            the soil and replenish soil nutrients as they decompose.
Department of Transportation (TXDOT). In general,
TXDOT does not authorize the issuances of certifi-          Mulch with a two to four inch layer of organic material.
cates of title for mini motorcycles. Therefore the mini     The diameter of the mulched area sould be at least two
motorcycles are not eligible for registration. The          feet, although larger areas are recommended. Caution
main reason is that the majority of mini motorcycles        must be used when applying mulch since a layer greater
lack a manufacturer’s certificate of origin or equiva-      than four inches thick may cause problems for the root
lent document that is required for titling. Also the        system.
vehicles do not meet the equipment standards
required by Federal and Texas law. In addition, only           WATERING Your newly planted tree will require reg-
DPS-approved moped models may be registered in              ular waterng to supplement rainfall until its roots become
Texas. Currently, no mini motorcycle model is on the        established. We recommend checking the root ball for             The Communications Committee offers a signup table for
                                                            moisture by probing the soil in the root ball. Water no          Savannah’s Adopt-a-Street program at the Labor Day Luau party.
list of approved mopeds.
                                                            more than two or three times per week for a total of one
                                                            inch. Operating automatic lawn irrigation systems for 20
                                                                                                                                               SCA COMMITTEES
Some buyers have been told that mini motorcycles
                                                            to 30 minutes per day often results in a continuously sat-
can be legally operated on low speed streets because
                                                            urated soil condition, which in turn causes severe root          Advisory Committee (See page 2 for details!)
they qualify as "motor assisted scooter" under
                                                            damage and tree death.                                              peachtreeadvisors@savannahca.com
Section 551.301 of the Transportation Code.
                                                                                                                                wisteriaadvisors@savannahca.com
However under Section 551.301, a "motor assisted            In sandy soils, water drains more easily, and up to two
scooter" must have a "deck on which the operator can                                                                         Architectural Standards Committee
                                                            inches of water per week may be necessary to keep the
stand and an engine not exceeding 40cc. Mini motor-                                                                            asc@savannahca.com
                                                            soil moist. Carefully monitor the moisture level in the root
cycles not only lack a deck for standing, but most          ball of a balled and burlapped trees planted in sandy            Communications Committee - 2nd Thu
models have an engine displacement rate of over             soils. Water does not drain easily from the fine textured          Chair: Charlie Harding
40cc.                                                       soil of the root ball into the surrounding sandy soil, and         communications@savannahca.com
                                                            saturated conditions in the root ball may develop.               Hospitality Committee - 3rd Tue
Because mini motorcycles cannot currently be titled                                                                            Chair: Jodie Linton-Prickett
and registered, they cannot be legally operated on              FERTILIZING FOR FASTER GROWTH Fertilize                        hospitality@savannahca.com
public streets or highways. Moreover, because                   trees at planting time with a starter fertilizer high in     Landscape/Pool Committee - 2nd Mon
mini motorcycles are "motor vehicles" they can-                   phosphorus. Once established, fertilize your tree
                                                                   once a year with a slow release fertilizer at the drip
                                                                                                                               Chair: Donnie Pacheco
not be ridden on sidewalks.            Janette                                                                                 landscape@savannahca.com
                                                                    line and beyond. The drip line is the area beneath
Ansolabehere, Senior Assistant General                                                                                         pool@savannahca.com
                                                                      the outermost branches. Feeder roots (the roots
Counsel
                                                                       that take up water and nutrients) are present in      Safety Committee - 2nd Sat
                                                                        this area and extend out even further. Fertilizing     Chair: Will Perry
What does this mean if you or your child                                in this area is most beneficial for the plants.        safety@savannahca.com
is caught riding on a public roadway?
Citations will be issued by Law Enforcement                                                                                  Social Committee - 2nd Tue
                                                                          STAKING & GUYING Staking and guying
for violations of the Transportation Code,                                                                                     Chair: Jerry Gramly
                                                                       can provide additional support, anchorage or
such as but not limited to: No Registration,                          protection to large trees planted in open, windy         social@savannahca.com
No Insurance, No motor vehicle inspection                             sites. Avoid staking too rigidly allow the tree        Sports Authority Committee - 3rd Sat
and safety equipment violations.                                     some movement. Remove stakes or guys after                Chair: Keith Compton

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                                                                    one growing season.                                        scasportsauth@savannahca.com
                                                                W H A T ํ S                      H A P P E N I N G
       COMMUNITY SALE
       Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15
Is it time to clean out the closets and the
                                                                    FALL FEST
garage? Savannah will host a                                       Saturday, october 29
Community Yard Sale on Friday, October
14th and Saturday, October 15th from 8
am to 3 pm both days.                                  Celebrate the change of seasons with your
                                                       Savannah neighbors at the annual Fall Fest on
Here is how it works: Sales spaces will
be taped off in the Sports Pavilion that
                                                       Saturday, October 29th. There will be great fun
will be available on a "First come, First              for the children with a "Haunted Hay Maze",
served" basis. You can claim your space                "Costume Contest", "Pinata Candy" and much
on Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. You will
be responsible for getting your sales
                                                       more. You will find all the fun at the Sports
items to the pavilion and for removing                 Pavilion from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. If you have
what is left after the sale is over on                 any questions or would be willing to volun-
Saturday.
                                                       teer, call Jerry Gramly at 214-649-4766.
There is no charge for participating and it
will be advertised to the public. Contact
Jerry Gramly at 214-649-4766 for more
information or to ask questions.



                                                                                                                UPCOMING
                                                                                                                   HOLIDAY
                                                                                                                    EVENTS:
                                                                                                            Santa Claus is coming to town! Bells
                                                                                                             will be jingling at the Tree Lighting
                                                                                                              Party on Friday, December 10th
                                                                                                              from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Club
                                                                                                                Savannah's Ballroom. Children,
                                                                                                                 come and hear about "The Night
                                                                                                                  Before Christmas" from Santa
                                                                                                         himself! Mom and Dad may want to
                                                                                                         bring the camera for this one.

                                                                                                         Ring out the old and ring in the new at
                                                                                                         the New Year's Eve party on December
                                                                                                         31st at Club Savannah. Look for more
                                                                                                         details in the December-January
                                                                                                         newsletter.


                                    New Club!
                            BB's Dance Club
                       Designed for children ages 3 ½ to 7
                       years. The instruction features bal-
                       let and movement with fun music
                       and props.

                       Bridgett Brainard, the instructor, has
                       14 years of experience teaching
                       dance. Bridgett and her husband
                       have a four year old daughter and a
                       newborn son.

                       They are originally from Georgia
                       and moved to Savannah in February
                       of 2005.      For information call
                       Bridgett at 940-783-1297.


                     October/November 2005
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S      AVANNAH                              S       POTLIGHT
                                                           "The tropical landscaping
meet Donnie Pacheco                                        scheme is as you would see at
                                                           a Florida vacation resort!"
"We can count on each other to protect our
home and community." That's why Donnie
Pacheco stays involved with his neighbors here
in Savannah.
                                                         community and best of the best."
It's been about a year since Donnie and his fam-         The vacation feel of Savannah originally attract-
ily moved to Savannah and he is enjoying all             ed Donnie as a resident. "The tropical landscap-
kinds of activities.                                     ing scheme is as you would see at a Florida
                                                         vacation resort!" he said.
From the pool parties to the monthly new home-
owner orientation meetings, Donnie dove right            Before coming home to Savannah, Donnie lived
in with his active participation. He chairs                                                                  “I graduated high school in 1975 in Italy and
                                                         in many different areas. "I was born in the
Savannah’s Landscape and Pool Committee and                                                                  spent a year of college in Europe before coming
                                                         Northeast (I guess I am part Yankee) but raised
likes having a voice in community decisions. "I                                                              to Texas," he said.
                                                         as an Air Force brat living in Massachusetts,
enjoy discussing things about the two most vital         Rhode Island, Alaska, Italy and Germany.
areas that make Savannah the unique communi-                                                                 Donnie continued his education at North Texas
ty in DFW area that it is," Donnie said.                                                                     State (now known as The University of North
                                                                                                             Texas) obtaining degrees in education and elec-
He continued, "I am involved because I under-                                                                tronic technology. He now works as a SS7 pro-
stand that it will take a lot of work to maintain the                                                        tocol engineer with XO Telecom in Plano.
beauty of Savannah." Donnie thrives on collab-
orating with committee members. "We have a lot                                                               Donnie, the proud grandparent of five girls, lives
of knowledgeable folks that have good ideas                                                                  in Peachtree Village with his wife Alice and two
that can maintain Savannah as the number one                                                                 dogs, Snicker and Savannah.

				
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