Eagle Pointer 04.27.2013
EAGLE POINTER 4/21/2013 - 4/27/2013
Pelham OKs school feasibility study
The city of Pelham will be funding a $30,000 feasibility study on forming its own school system. The study will take anywhere from 30 to 60 days to complete and will determine whether there are enough financial resources available to fund a separate school system for the city of Pelham. For more information, the article can be found at http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2013/03/25/pelham-oks-school-feasibility-study/.
SUMMER IS ALMOST UPON US!!!
If you are interested in joining the Eagle Point Swim & Tennis, please contact Membership Director, Jeff Hilley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or download an application from the website – www.eaglepointswimandtennis.com. The Eagle Point Swim & Tennis will be opening for its members on May 4th for weekends only (Saturdays 10-8 & Sundays 1-8). The pool will open full time on May 23rd starting at 4:00 pm and following the schedule of Mondays thru Saturdays 10:00 am-8:00 pm & Sundays 1:00 pm-8:00 pm. A lifeguard will be on duty.
Spring is here and many are preparing to work on their homes. If you are interested in home additions, build-outs or home repairs call Chris Sandlin at 205-453-3712.
The Board has received a few notes recently concerning control of mosquitoes in the neighborhood, specifically near the lakes. All of the lakes and retention ponds are owned by the adjoining property owners, and as such are considered private property. There are (61) individual owners who own portions of the (6) ponds. The HOA does not feel that it is practical to pursue approval, funding, installation, electrification, and ongoing maintenance of aeration devices to address these concerns. The Board recommends that concerned residents should call Shelby County to have the affected areas sprayed for mosquitoes. Also, it may be sensible for a resident from each area act as champion for this issue. The contact number to request that Eagle Point be placed on the list to be sprayed for mosquitoes is 669.3737.
Mosquitoes require water to breed. Adult mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow moving water or on moist soil or leaf litter in areas likely to collect water. By eliminating these water sources, you can keep new generations of mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard. 1. Dump anything that holds water twice per week if it has rained. Birdbaths, non-chlorinated wading pools, footbaths, garbage can lids, and pottery will all attract breeding mosquitoes. Remember to empty the saucers under your flower pots, and don't leave water in pet bowls for more than two days.
2. Remove stagnant water and places where it can collect, such as old tires, birdbaths, clogged gutters, buckets, watering cans and uncovered boats. Even a thimble full of standing water can be used as a breeding ground. Store containers upside down to prevent water from collecting in them or put them in the shed.
3. Drill holes in the bottom, not the sides, of any garbage or recycling containers stored outdoors. Holes on the sides still allow enough water to accumulate in the bottom for mosquitoes to breed.
4. Keep gutters clean and unclogged. Be sure your downspouts drain properly, without leaving puddles in the drainage area. You may need to reroute your downspouts or add extensions to carry water away.
5. Keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated, even when not in use. Homeowners who go on vacation without chlorinating their pools may return to a veritable mosquito hatchery.
6. Walk your property after a rain, and look for areas in the landscape that are not draining well. If you find puddles that remain for four or more days, regrade the area.
7. Keep your yard well manicured, as shrubs and overgrowth are the perfect hiding place for resting mosquitoes.
8. Cluster plants that naturally repel mosquitoes, such as scented geraniums, marigolds, lavender, garlic, basil or mint. Plant near doors, on the deck, in window boxes and around the perimeter of the yard.
9. Install a paddle fan on a covered porch. The fan keeps the air moving and the mosquitoes at bay. You can use an oscillating fan as well.
10. Fill tiki torches with citronella oil to repel mosquitoes. Citronella candles can help as well.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Oak Mountain BMX will RACE FOR LIFE BENEFITTING THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY - Saturday May 4th inside Oak Mountain State Park. A BMX racing clinic will be held before the race from 9-12 with 5x Female National BMX Racing Champion Dominique Daniels giving demonstrations, tips and techniques on how to race faster and safer. Bring your bike, helmet, long sleeve shirt and jeans, and be prepared for a great time! Everybody rides, nobody sits on the bench! Bring the family, enjoy Oak Mountain State Park and watch your kids have the times of their lives. Please call your neighbor ...... if you have any questions.
OMBMX Race For Life
May 4th, 2013 11:00am (Come Early for the Clinic)`, until...
EPS&T For Sale
• $400. Recently moved out of subdivision. Contact ...... Negotiable
• For sale... EPS&T transferrable membership. $400. Call ....
We are offering a week in Destin for half price? We are unable to use our timeshare week at Hidden Dunes in Destin on August 17-23, 2013. It is a $1,600 value but asking only $900 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo. If interested, please contact ......
It's time to plan your Spring Break or Summer Vacation. Rent from an Eagle Point neighbor. We have been investing and renting beach properties in the Destin and Sandestin area for over 8 years now. See vrbo.com/103999 and vrbo.com/41469. Contact ......
Take advantage of the Eagle Pointer and submit your ideas and items to email@example.com for an opportunity to reach your neighbors and the residents of the Eagle Point Community.
The next Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Deadline to appear in the next week’s Eagle Pointer: Wednesday by midnight.
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