RIPPLES Hurricane Lake Estates POA 6015 Worth Avenue Benton, Arkansas 72019 Phone: (501) 653-3100 Fax: (501) 653-3101 Email: email@example.com Web: www.hlepoa.net Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm April 2009 Inside this issue: HLE Spring Minutes— March 16th 3-4 Garage Sale Upcoming Meetings 4 What’s the Buzz? March Financials 2 2 SAT., MAY 2ND HLE news 1-17 8AM - NOON HLE Classifieds 12 Rain Out Date: May 9th Payment coupon 17 $10.00 PER HOUSE (please pre-pay by April 30th) HLE Board of Directors: To participate, please contact the POA office at Ron Rivers, Vice President 653-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jack Barlow, Treasurer A list of participating addresses & items for sale firstname.lastname@example.org will be handed out at both entrances. Please make Randy Arceneaux sure and get your items added to the list!! email@example.com David Chapman ** Civitan will pick up left over yard sale items beginning at firstname.lastname@example.org 2:00pm. Please place items in your yard out by the curb. Civitan forms are available at the POA office. Paul Hazell email@example.com Todd Self PRESALE - FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 1ST firstname.lastname@example.org for HLE Residents Only Shop at your neighbor’s yard sale the night before (Optional - Just Open Your Garage When Ready for Shoppers) PAGE 2 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 What’s the BUZZ in HLE? $ Financials $ HLE has been buzzing with repairs!!! The Springhill 2009 YTD entrance and Peach Blossom streets were recently repaired. The damaged trees at the front entrance have finally been February removed and the wooden fence has been repaired. The City of Benton has also begun several projects within HLE... Total Income $ 126,791.81 street repairs, storm drains, etc. At times the repairs may Total Expenses (53,859.97) cause a temporary inconvenience for HLE residents. The Net $ 72,931.84 City of Benton asks for your patience during this time. Maintenance of Property Account Receivables $ 186,816.15 The sunshine has finally returned!!! It’s time to begin weed killing, mowing, trimming shrubs & trees, and sprucing up the flower beds. Lawns - Some lawns are not looking so great due to the Board President Bill Hampton number of weeds. Please get your weeds under control! resigned from the HLE POA Board of Not only will it make your lawn look much better but it will Directors effective April 20th. The Board also keep the weeds from creeping into your neighbors would like to thank Bill for his years of service maintained yard. on the Board and for his time and contribution Trees & Shrubs - Please trim all trees that are blocking a to Hurricane Lake Estates. street light from it’s full lighting potential. Trim back all shrubs that could possibly block a drivers view when exiting a driveway or at a stop sign. Undeveloped Lots - Now’s the time to mow back 10 foot from the curb! Remember, if you have cleared the underbrush on your lot - you must maintain the ENTIRE Mail Carrier Request lot. As a reminder - DO NOT blow grass into the streets!!! Due to the number of black widows and Bicycle Lane other spiders being found in HLE DO NOT PARK IN THE BICYCLE LANE mailboxes, the mail carriers have There is NO PARKING at any time on Westminster & Worth. Parking in the bicycle lane becomes a safety hazard requested that you place moth balls in for children & other vehicles which may not be able to see past the vehicle parked in the bicycle lane. If additional your mailbox or spray for spiders. parking is needed, you may use the POA parking lot. Boats, Trailers, RV’s Please notify the POA office if your boat, trailer or RV will be at your home for a couple of days. POA Hours - Week of April 27th Let’s each do our own part in maintaining The POA office hours for the week of April 27th the beauty of HLE!!! will be from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Till Next Month - Brenda Wells Speeding and Passing on HLE Streets Several complaints have been received concerning speeders and vehicles passing other vehicles who are driving the 25mph speed limit along HLE streets. For the SAFETY of all residents, lawn personnel, laborers, and visitors... PLEASE ABIDE BY THE SPEED LIMIT OF 25MPH and DO NOT PASS VEHICLES ON HLE STREETS!!!! PAGE 3 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Hurricane Lake Estates Property Owner’s Association March 16, 2009 - 6:00 P.M. Hurricane Lake Estates Call to Order Call to order by Board President, Bill Hampton at 6:25pm with 5 members present. Randy Arceneaux and Jack Barlow were absent. Residents a. Rod Kirk thanked the Board for the handling the situation concerning his dock and for working for the community. Rod stated that Ron Rivers handled the situation very professionally. Ron stated it is very important to get all parties involved to come to a solution. b. John Parkinson had spoken with Bill Hampton earlier in the day concerning Peach Blossom being a private street. Mr. Parkinson was concerned the residents on Peach Blossom would be responsible for the street repairs. David stated that private streets are not maintained by the City of Benton. Peach Blossom residents are not charged additional dues to maintain Peach Blossom. Ron stated the Board is trying to get the City to take over Peach Blossom. Signatures from each property owner on Peach Blossom would have to sign a petition requesting the City to take over Peach Blossom. The POA will have to make street repairs to Peach Blossom before the City will even consider accepting the street. Ron stated that 880 feet of Lexington will remain private due to the City rules because of the gate. Mr. Parkinson also asked about the easement on a vacant lot on Peach Blossom that needs to be cleaned up. David Chapman stated he would check on it. Connie Massanelli asked about the Spring Hill gate. Ron stated the Board was working on getting it replaced. Approval of Minutes Minutes from February 16, 2009 approved. Manager’s Report a. Delinquent Accounts (27 – 1st time notices, 0 - 2nd time notice, 1 - 3rd time notices, 3 – 4th time notices and 1 sent to the attorney. b. Pool drains will cost either $800 or $1,000 to replace all four depending on the size needed. Board voted to have them replaced. c. POA 2008 Real Estate Taxes - $7,757.73. Board stated to wait and pay closer to October. d. Social Committee has Easter events planned for April 11th. Neighborhood Watch Committee recently held a meeting with over 20 in attendance. Preparing for Spring Break. Additional police officers will be patrolling during this week. 6 additional Neighborhood Watch signs have been ordered. No soliciting and security cameras in use signs will also be ordered. Board Topics a. 3 street lights at front entrance are not maintained by the City. We need to add electricity to these lights. Bid from Middlebrooks accepted in the amount of $1,805.00 was accepted. The Board would also like to have lighting added to the HLE signs at front entrance. Will get additional estimate. b. Wooden fence at front entrance is now finished. Bill would like to have the fence stained. He would also like to get volunteers to clean up the grass areas around the fence. Discussion concerning power washing and staining the fence took place. c. Springhill Gate – After much discussion, the Board accepted a bid from Barker’s Backhoe & Dozer for $21,000. This bid would include the street repairs on Peach Blossom. Repairs will take place the week of Spring break. Board voted move forward on street repairs. Estimate of $9,053 from Titan Fence to rework the Springhill gate and Door King system. Ron Rivers stated we needed to wait on the Springhill gate. d. Brick Fence update on quitclaim deeds – Have received 3 back from property owners on Catalina. The Board can’t insure the fence till quitclaim deeds received from all property owners. e. Phase 5 Gate update – Charlie Best has received the authorization to deposit the additional $20,000 check. Charlie will now present new design to the city for approval. f. Sand for Beach – No bids received as yet. Should have by next Board meeting. g. ID Cards / Access to Boat Ramp – The Lake Committee has been patrolling the boat ramp. 2 ID cards were recently deactivated because the HLE residents had loaned out their ID cards. The Lake Committee would like all ID cards to be deactivated from use of the boat ramp. HLE residents would then come into the POA office and show their drivers license or another source of ID to prove they live in HLE. Their card would then be reactivated. Brenda stated she would need to check with Door King to check on the easiest and fastest way to handle deactivating all cards. Ron Rivers stated he would look at the software. The Board voted to deactivate the cards once Brenda has researched the best way to handle the deactivation. h. Bill discussed the possibility of the POA purchasing the two lots on Springhill Road by the gate. He would like these two lots to be cleaned up and landscaped. Still checking on rates and monthly payments. i. Ron Rivers stated a letter has been sent to Robert Rhoads to make clear what was agreed upon with Michael and the Board. Michael has agreed to move ahead with everything with the exception of the property on each side of Waterfall Way. Adjournment at approximately 9:15 PM PAGE 4 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 BOARD MEETINGS May Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 June Board Meeting will be held on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 6:00pm at the HLE POA office Board meetings are held at the POA Management office and are open for Property Owners to attend. If you have a topic you would like to present to the Board, Please call or email the POA to have your topic added to the agenda. References Requested The POA office periodically receives calls from residents requesting references for several different types of services. If you have had a good experience with someone you have hired to do repair work, house sit, dog sit, house keeper, mowing, landscaping, selling your house, computer services, birthday party rentals, bands, etc… Please notify the POA office so we can start compiling a list of references. 653-3100 or email@example.com Springhill Gate The Springhill Gate will be closing within the next 30 - 45 days. To enter or exit the gate you MUST USE a REMOTE The POA office is in the process of ordering additional remotes and need an idea of how many remotes to purchase. Please contact the POA office if you would like to get on the list for a remote. You will be contacted by email & through the Ripples once the remotes have arrived. The new remotes and previously purchased remotes will work on the gate and the boat ramp. The cost for each remote is $38.00. The hours of operation for the gate will be: Monday - Friday 6am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday Closed PAGE 5 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 HLE Resident, Mark Johnson - Owner PAGE 6 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 PAGE 7 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 PAGE 8 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Cakery Affairs Now offering on-site Birthday Parties in our new Party Room Decorate cupcakes, cookies or customize your own party!! Call 847-6000 to book your party!! Website: www.cakeryaffairs.com **Please note - we have moved a few doors down in the same shopping center 5407 Hwy 5 North, Ste. 20 (Behind Letta’s Flowers) **High on the Hog is now offering catering only (located inside Cakery Affairs) A special “Thank You” to Cakery Affairs for their donation of cupcakes for the Easter Activities!!! Thanks goes out to all the HLE Residents who donated candy, eggs, drinks, money or their time to make the Easter Activities a success! Terry’s Waste Twice a Week Service Began April 2nd If you are a current customer and would like to go to twice a week service for $25.80 a month, please email the POA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Todd Self at email@example.com or 519-2205. For those wishing to remain with once a week pick up, the rates will remain the same and you need not do anything. Yard waste collection resumed on March 3rd (every Tuesday) for an additional 50¢ per bag. “New” customers - Please contact Terry’s Waste directly at 794-0529 PAGE 9 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 MARK YOUR CALENDARS 4TH OF JULY SAT. CELEBRATION JULY 4TH Cash Donations Needed ~ The More Funds Collected, The Bigger The Fireworks! We are once again asking each household to make a $20.00 donation towards the fireworks show. Work Day at Front Entrance Boat Ramp Gate Deactivation Sat., May 9th at 10:00am - ??? As of Monday, May 11th, (Meet by the guard house) ALL ID cards and remotes will be Bring your rakes, trash bags, deactivated for access to the Boat trailers and other yard tools! Ramp Gate. Beginning on Wed., May A work day has been scheduled to clean 13th you will need to come into the up and haul off debris/trash at the front POA office to reactivated your entrance by the wooden fence and areas ID card and/or remote. where the trees were recently removed. Lake Committee - Work Day Update The Lake Committee held a work day on April 11th. Thanks to the many volunteers, several projects were completed. Buoys & signs were replaced and LOTS of trash picked up. The Lake Committee is asking for your assistance in keeping our lake clean. If you see trash on your property, along the banks, in the lake, parking lot or grass areas - please pick it up! This would be a tremendous help in maintaining the beauty of the lake and surrounding areas. While many hours and hard work went into this past workday, there is still work to be done. A Lake Work Day will be held approximately every 60 days. As soon as the date is set for the next Work Day, an email will be sent out to notify residents. Please be courteous by abiding by the “No Wake” zones located by the swimming area and the Boat Docks. Please make yourself familiar with the Lake Rules which can be viewed at www.hlepoa.net. For more information please contact: Tracy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-1055 PAGE 10 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 HLE Resident Crowned Mrs. Saline County America Congratulations to Amberlee Hayman who was recently crowned Mrs. Saline County America. Amberlee will compete for Mrs. Arkansas American on June 13th at 7:00pm at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Amberlee would love to have your support through sponsorships, ad pages in the program, attendance and continued donations of family packs. Ticket prices are $14.00 in advance, $16.00 at the door, and children 10 and under $8.00. For tickets, please contact Amberlee at 840-3661 Barracudas Summer Swim Team Sign Up Now by contacting www.salinecountyswimteam.com or 316-0170 Part of Central Arkansas Swim League Home meets are held at Longhills Swimming Pool Practices held at Longhills Swimming Pool & Brand New Midtown Pool “New” Hurricane Lake Walking & Running Group!!! Get a GREAT start to your workday! Walk or run with others at your pace on the safe and friendly streets of Hurricane Lake Estates! All walkers & runners, from beginners to experienced are invited to meet on a weekly basis at 5:30am at the Hurricane Lake Boat Docks beginning the first week in May (exact weekday (s) to be announced). Pair up with others going at your pace and distance. There will be water and bathrooms available along with plenty of parking! Maps will be available for difference courses from 1 to 7 miles, all with-in our community. This is open to all interested walkers and runners, and it is totally FREE with support from the Saline County Striders Running Club. The only requirements are a commitment to a zero trash policy and to be respectful of the community. Contact Allan Woiwood at 816-210-6627 or email email@example.com, or Pete Ireland at 315-9252 or firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and details. When finalized, the schedule will be posted on the POA website at www.hlepoa.net and the Saline County Striders running club website at www.SalineCountyStriders.com This is a great opportunity to get in the shape you want, train with others and experience a fun and safe weekly group walking and running experience! PAGE 11 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Husband & Wife Team - HLE Residents Mary Kay Consultants - Neighborhood Residents Darlene Nelson 501-366-5124 Kimberly Hill 501-909-1013 First 15 people to call and place an order or book a skin care makeover party gets 10% off of their total order!! M.L.S. My Lawn Service We are here to take care of all of your lawn needs, at an affordable price. Walks and patios Mike Schleiff • Mowing built out of Cell 580-5841 • Trim Bushes stone / brick pavers Fax 794-1309 • Mulch Beds The following ads are purchased advertisements and in no way a testimony from the HLE POA. * There is limited space for advertisements. All Frank Tombrello gets you back where you belong. artwork must be provided to HLE in a format compatible with Microsoft Publisher and all ads * Life * Auto * Home * Business * are due by the 15th of each month. Bus. (501) 568-6477 Res. (501) 847-5538 Business Card size = $25.00 email@example.com 1/4 page = $50.00 HLE Resident 1/2 page = $75.00 Full page = $100.00 Get the service you deserve Color inserts must be provided by client from an agent you can trust! and the cost is $75.00 to insert. PAGE 12 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 HLE Resident Advertisements Experienced Sitter (Children, Houses, Dogs) 20 year old college student available for babysitting, house sitting, dog sitting and more. Call Amanda at 416-1702. Experienced Babysitter Experience 14 yr. old female, available days and evenings. Will babysit at your house if preferred. Will take to neighborhood pool or park if requested. Call Ashley Collins at 303-8006 or 653-2429. References Available. Responsible Babysitter Responsible 16 year old would like to babysit. Please contact Courtney Campbell at 551-4030 or 847-4694. Babysitting HLE Resident, 18 years old, has own car, can take kids to the pool. Lots of experience. Call Bonnie Stroud at 529-0139 or 847-7612 Bass Boat - For Sale 2006 Pelican Bass Raider 10' molded fishing boat with trolling motor and battery. All new last September…. $600.00...Got a bigger boat. Doug Andrews, 847-7710. Miscellaneous Work - Kyle Nossaman Kyle Nossaman, age 16, is ready to do miscellaneous work for you. Call for mowing, raking, laying sod, moving furniture, running errands, clean-up at construction sites, etc. Please call Kyle at 847-2407 of 517-0976 Pet Sitting by HLE Resident 13 year old seeks part-time employment as "pet whisperer". Call Harley Burks at 993-3856. Loves animals!! Professional Therapeutic Swedish Massage Licensed therapist, HLE resident, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Medical Massage Certification. Gift certificates are available. Doris Childress 653-2155 Investigations & Consulting Services Investigations & Consulting Services, LLC. For more information, contact Michael Smith at 847-0778 or 681-4602 or email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Kay Beauty Consultant Contact Sandra Tracy for a “Free Mary Kay Facial”, Place order on-line for quick delivery at www.marykay.com/sandratracy, Sandra Tracy - Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, 590-7280 Affordable Handy Man For odd jobs, tile work, painting, sheetrock, roofing, gutters or any general repairs, Please call Jaime Arguello (HLE resident) at 909-6278 or 847-3696, Experience, honest & reliable…….FREE ESTIMATES Items For Sale Dining table and 4 chairs with matching hutch. Table has a beautiful glass top with beveled edge. China has 2 adjustable glass shelves and lights. Uniquely styled with a bamboo look on the legs and trim. Table and chairs $300.00 China Hutch $250.00. Contact 847-7566, 7404 Palm Beach Misc. Lawn Care & Maintenance 20 year old college student is available for any miscellaneous lawn care and maintenance: mowing, weed-eating, landscaping, raking leaves etc. Contact Jordan Mountjoy at 681-8326 Sailboat - For Sale 21 ft Santana Sailboat, $2,500 OBO. Comes with main sail, jib sail and trailer. Call Les at 658-8547 Items For Sale Computer desk & printer table (like new) $45.00, Kenmore Upright Freezer 150# capacity (like new) $75.00, Westinghouse Roaster Oven, dinner for 8 $75.00, Walnut Chest of Drawers (5) $35.00, Left Handed Set of Ladies Golf Clubs & Bag $45.00. Call 847-6355 Wanted!!! - Thomas Train Pieces If you have Thomas Train pieces and/or a train table for sale - I am interested!!!!! Please call Michelle at 680-9120 PAGE 13 RIPPLES APIRL 2009 Full Service Plumbing - Residential - Commercial Drain Cleaning - Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Price Quotes Over the Phone - No Service Charge with Repair - Free Estimates No Extra Charge for Nights or Weekends 15 % Discounts For: HLE Residents - Senior Citizens - Fire Fighters - Police - Teachers - Handicap Vicente Hernandez - Owner & HLE Resident PAGE 14 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Tennis Court Lighting There is a light switch in between the two courts. The lights will not come on unless the light switch is turned ON. It takes a few minutes for the lighting to reach it’s full potential. The lights on the tennis courts are set to automatically go off at 10:30pm each night. When you leave the courts, please turn the light switch OFF. SWIM LESSONS TO BEGIN JUNE 1ST Swim lessons will be given by HLE resident, Gayla Arendt again this year. To register, please contact Gayla directly at 786-1261 Pool Opening!! The pool is currently scheduled to open on Friday, May 15th at 9:00am Pool Hours Mon - Thurs: 9am - 9pm Fri: 9am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 8pm “Tornado Shelter Systems, Inc. has installed saferooms and shelters for many satisfied customers in the Hurricane Lake and Hurricane Meadows area. Let us help you protect your family from severe weather, home intrusion and loss of valuable prop- PAGE 15 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Neighborhood Watch Update The Neighborhood Watch Committee met on the 16th with 12 members present. Block Captains were assigned but several streets are still in need of Block Captains. You will soon be contacted by a Block Captain who will request information from you that will be helpful in the event it is needed. If for some reason you wish NOT to participate in giving information to your Block Captain, please let the POA office know so your Block Captain can be notified. You can be a part of the Neighborhood Watching Committee as you are: Taking your morning or evening walk ~ Driving through the neighborhood ~ Fishing ~ Riding your bike ~ Walking the dog ~ Mowing your lawn ~ Working in your flower beds ~ Visiting with neighbors ~ Sitting on you patio Neighborhood Watch is Easier Than You Think!! Please contact the POA office if you would like to be a part of the Neighborhood Watch Committee. The more eyes and ears we have, the better!!!! Helpful Hints To NOT be a Victim of Crime LOCK your vehicles at all times DO NOT leave valuables in your vehicle Always set your house alarm when not at home and before going to bed DO NOT leave your garage door opener in you vehicle Notify your Block Captain when you will be out of town Hire someone to house sit while you are out of town Have neighbors get your mail and newspapers / or stop delivery when out of town DO NOT leave a purse, wallet, cell phone, keys, credit cards, paperwork with your SSN # or account #’s in your vehicle at ANY TIME Please report any and all suspicious people or activity to the Benton Police non-emergency # 778-1171. In case of emergencies, please call 911. Neighborhood Watch ~ We Watch Out For Each Other!!! PAGE 16 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 PAGE 17 RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Hurricane Lake Estates POA ~ Payment Coupon - May 2009 ~ The payment of dues is how the POA operates. As a nonprofit, every penny counts and one account in arrears effects new projects and future planning. If your account has been paid in full or you stay current with your account then THANK YOU. However, if you know you have an outstanding balance, then please get your account caught up, pay on time, and avoid late fees!!! Please make checks payable to HLE POA. Please write your Phase, Block & Lot # on your check. If you have any questions regarding the status of your account please call 653-3100 or email email@example.com Payment coupon for: May 2009 To be submitted by: May 1, 2009 If received after: May 31, 2009 **** ($10.00 late fees will be applied June 1st) **** Property Owner Name:___________________________________________________________ Property you are paying dues on:___________________________________________________ Please check the box that applies to your payment: ***** 2009 dues ***** Phases 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and Quail Valley: Monthly dues = $ 44.00 Phases 5 and 6: Monthly dues for Phase 5 and Phase 6 = $ 66.00 *** 2009 dues are billed to all property owners in December. You have the option to pay the 2009 dues all at once in January, or choose a payment option of Monthly, Quarterly or Semi Annually. Please remit payments to: Mail to HLE POA ~ 6015 Worth Ave. ~ Benton, AR 72019 Or you may drop off your payment and utilize the drop-slot in the sliding window of the management office If your information has changed or you are a NEW Property Owner, please take this opportunity to update the following Information. This information is for POA Management purposes only. _________________________________________________________________________________________ All HLE Residents Please fill out the form below and return to the POA office so that we may confirm, add or update our records. Are you a new property owner? YES NO Lease or Rent? YES NO Property Owner Name(s):_____________________________________________________________ HLE Address:______________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address if different:___________________________________________________________ Home Phone:________________ Cell #(s):_______________________________________________ Email(s):__________________________________________________________________________ Children’s Names: ___________________________________________________________________ HURRICANE LAKE ESTATES POA 6015 WORTH AVENUE BENTON, AR 72019 ** Post office - Deliver between 4/22/09 - 4/25/09 ** Please Deliver to Addressee or Current Resident/Homeowner RIPPLES APRIL 2009 Ripples is the official newsletter of Hurricane Lake Estates. Contributing articles, comments, and advertisements should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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