Covington Place Newsletter

April 19, 2015

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SPRING YARD SALE - APRIL 25th

Don't forget the Annual Spring Yard Sale taking place on Saturday, April 25th from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

If you wish to participate, place a balloon(s) on your mailbox on the morning of the event and set up shop in your garage or driveway.

Shoppers normally arrive early so be prepared when you open your garage door you may have potential customers looking to buy! GOOD LUCK!!!
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POOL OPENING FIESTA EVENT!

The Awesome CP Social Committee is hosting this year's Pool Opening FIESTA on Sunday, May 24th starting at 4:00pm.

There will be a Taco Bar and Drinks provided free of charge for all CP residents.

You may bring guests for a charge of $10 per person.

Everyone must RSVP so that a headcount can be made to prepare the correct amount of food for the event. Please email susiekeck60@gmail.com and provide your family name and the number of residents and guests you will be bringing no later than May 17th.

Please bring a dessert to share with everyone.

POOL OPENING DATES FOR 2015

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes the opening of our neighborhood pool. Please take special note that the pool will open for 2 consecutive weekends prior to the actual official opening for the summer.

Here are the updated dates and times for the 2015 season:

Friday, May 8th - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 9th & 10th - 8:00am to 10:00pm
Friday, May 15th - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th - 8:00am to 10:00pm
Friday, May 22nd - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, May 23rd - POOL OPEN FOR THE SEASON - 8:00am to 10:00pm Daily

The pool will be open daily between, Saturday, May 23rd until Sunday, September 27th from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

SWIMMING LESSONS WILL BE OFFERED THIS SUMMER TO CP KIDS!

We received information regarding several certified individuals who were interested and available to teach swimming lessons for CP kids this summer. Information will be announced soon so that those who are interested can make arrangements directly with the instructor.

PINE STRAW VENDORS - MAY THE BUYER BEWARE

It is finally Spring and the ideal time to make repairs and improvements to our yards and flowerbeds. For many of us that means adding pine straw. The Board of Directors would like to take a few moments to discuss the inevitable flow of pine straw vendors who come through our neighborhood.


First, there are differing opinions about the value of the goods and services these vendors supply. Some of our members think they provide good products at a reasonable price and would like to see the practice continue. Other members have been victimized or intimidated by unscrupulous vendors and would like to see the practice banned.


So, what are our options? Realistically, the HOA does not have the resources to monitor, vet or ban solicitors from our neighborhood. Control of these vendors will have to come from our individual efforts. Members can choose not to buy from these vendors and choose to contact reputable landscaping companies to install pine straw. If enough of us choose not to buy from these trucks, they will stop coming for lack of business. Also, the sub-division has a “No Soliciting” policy. Any resident could call the Covington Police and have these pine straw trucks cited for trespassing.


We like to remind everyone, if you choose to use the services of an unsolicited vendor, use good business practices. “Caveat Emptor,” “May the Buyer Beware.”

1 - Stay outside and monitor their work.

2 - Have them lay out the bales they need for your job prior to installation.

3 - Get a name, address and phone number in case you have a problem.

4 - Finally, use our Community Face Book page to let your neighbors know if you had a good or bad experience with a particular vendor.

HAS ANYONE NEW MOVED IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU?

If you have new neighbors don't forget to let Peggy Rentz know so that the Covington Place Welcome Wagon can visit them with a nice welcoming basket and community information. Peggy's email is prrentz@gmail.com.You can just provide the Street address and Peggy will do the rest - it's that easy!

GOT ANY NEWS TO SHARE?

If you have school, military, community, etc. news to share with the neighborhood, please send it to tp81854@yahoo.com by Saturday each week to be included in the Newsletter.

IMPORTANT CP HOA PHONE NUMBERS:

SENTRY MANAGEMENT:
- Subdivision Services
- 678-284-0244

- Grace Management - 770-389-6528

Mailbox Repair/Replacement - Jonathan/Thomas Freeman, 770-356-7290

Clubhouse Rental - Kaye Plitt, 404-606-8062, kayep1030@gmail.com

Covington Police - 911 or 770-385-2053

Green Vehicle Stickers - Send email to tp81854@yahoo.com and provide street address and number of vehicles

Social Committee - Susie Keck, susiekeck60@gmail.com, 404-702-5032

Collins Pool Services - 770-389-9999

Pool Wi-Fi Password - 7707882543
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