September 30, 2020
Fall is here. It is the season of glorious colors around the lake. More moderate temperatures and the beautiful foliage reinforce why we chose to live at the Point.
This has been a busy year at the Point. The Board has been working hard to ensure that the Point remains a premiere neighborhood in Greensboro. We have undertaken needed infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects, some of which have not been addressed for years. The plantings throughout the Point have been reviewed and refreshed or replaced as needed with an eye towards using sustainable perennial plants. The low voltage lighting throughout the Point has been upgraded. The irrigation system is in process of being repaired and upgraded. Potentially unsafe conditions on the Checkerberry Square sidewalks have been repaired. Projects in process include replacing the stairs connecting Laurel Cove to Checkerberry Alley, repairs to the pavilion and dock at the Point park, and the continuing review of various landscape elements.
Throughout the year the Board has been working to maintain its commitment to be responsive and open to the members of the HOA. It has been challenging with the Covid pandemic forcing us to switch to remote meetings while including a way for homeowners to participate as we did in August and will again in October. We are reviewing the best alternatives for the annual HOA meeting currently scheduled for November 9, 2020. Our goal is to use a format that will be conducive to every homeowner to have the opportunity to participate and be represented. There is a possibility that the date of the meeting will change to December to plan properly. We will consider the State mandates for meetings as well as CDC guidelines. The meeting may be virtual using Zoom technology. This would have to be accompanied by a means for the homeowners to vote by secret ballot for the three board seats that will be up for election as well as the budget for the coming year. We have always used voting proxies, but we may need to add another mail-in or electronic option. We are conferring with Lambeth to guarantee that we will meet the requirements for a quorum while securing the safety and opportunity for all homeowners to participate.
Remember this is a Presidential Election year. In addition to the top offices it is especially important that everyone exercise their right to vote for the candidates of their choice on the entire ballot. The further down the ballot you go the more local the impact becomes. Statewide offices as well Judges, State Legislators, County Commissioners and City Council members all have a direct and more immediate impact on our community.
David Rosenstein, President
The Point at Lake Jeanette Homeowners Association, Inc
Homeowner Dues: Monthly dues in the amount of $84.00 are due and payable on the 1st of each month. Checks should be made payable to The Point HOA. Payment options are available on the “making payment” tab above.
Late Fees: A late fee of $10.00 is charged on the last day of the month. Late fees are charged on all accounts with a delinquent balance equal to or greater than one month’s dues. Even thought coupon books are provided, please allow sufficient time for your payment to be processed. Statements are mailed out each month on all delinquent accounts. Late Fee Policy
Insurance Coverage: The Association is a single family community. The Association owns and maintains insurance on the common areas ONLY. In addition to the property coverage on any structures, the Association also maintains liability and D&O coverage. Homeowners own their home and should maintain insurance coverage on their unit and personal property by obtaining a HO-3 policy.
Action Requests: Please note that all maintenance requests MUST be submitted to our office in writing. Forms can be submitted online under the “contact us” tab or written and mailed to our office. For emergencies please contact our office at (336) 288-4944.
Trash Collection: Trash collection is performed by the City of Greensboro on Monday of each week. Trash receptacles should be placed at the front of your home on the morning of collection and removed the same day. Recycling and bulk items are picked up every other week on Monday (blue week). Contact the City of Greensboro for more information.
Architectural Control: Any changes or modifications to the exterior of your home must receive prior approval from the Association. Please be aware: Tree Houses are NOT permitted. Forms and information is below. Please allow 30 days for the approval process.
Additional Association Membership: All owners of The Point at Lake Jeanette belong to the Lake Jeanette Master Association. To go to the Lake Jeanette HOA website, click here.
To find information regarding the Lake Jeanette Swim and Tennis Club at their web site, click here.
Greensboro Watershed Ordinance: Here is some information that everyone who lives around the Lake needs to know. There are restrictions on what homeowners can do within 75 feet of the Lake.
Lake Jeanette has 3 zones around it as described in Greensboro’s Watershed ordinance. These are on the Lake Jeanette Subdivision Plats and each homeowner’s plat (on the lake) and are recorded with the City of Greensboro. All associations on Lake Jeanette are to enforce these restrictions. They are also enforceable by the City of Greensboro Erosion Control & Watershed Dept.
Zone 1 (first 25 ft. from the lake) No clearing whatsoever is allowed. No other clearing is allowed. No impervious surfaces are allowed—only a mulched path.
Zone 2 (between 25 ft. and 50 ft. from the lake) Clearing of small trees up to 4″ in diameter and branches on trees up to 4″ in diameter are allowed. No other clearing is allowed. No impervious surfaces allowed—only a mulched path.
Zone 3 (between 50 ft. and 75 ft. of the lake) Clearing is allowed but no impervious surfaces are allowed.
In addition there is what is called WQCE (Water Quality Control Easements). These are generally defined by steeper slopes. They are on the recorded plats for the subdivision and each homeowner’s plats (on the lake). No clearing or impervious surfaces are allowed.
For owners on Bearberry, Thimbleberry, Checkerberry, Crossvine Lane (200-306): Checkerberry Phase 1
For owners on Crossvine Cove: Checkerberry Phase 3
For owners on Foxglove Lane: Checkerberry Phase 4
For owners on Rosebay: Rosebay
For owners on Laurel Cove: Laurel Cove
RIGHT TO INITIATE MEDIATION: Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-38.3F, members are notified that they may initiate mediation to try to resolve a dispute with the association; however, the association may decline mediation. Any costs of mediation, including the mediator’s fees, shall be shared equally by the parties. (NOTE: Disputes related solely to a member’s failure to timely pay an association assessment or any fines or fees associated with the levying or collection of an association assessment are not covered by the mediation statute.)