Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Heather Pointe Homeowners Association Annual Meeting
November 21, 2015
4410 Main Street
Pinson, Alabama 35126

Invocation,  two minutes of silent reflection.

The meeting was called to order by the Heather Pointe President, Carol Halderman, at 10:10 a.m. The president gave the protocol for the meeting.

Bart Jones, contact person from Metcalf Realty was introduced. His contact information has been in correspondence from Metcalf Realty and placed in the sidebar on the Heather Pointe blog.

The minutes from the last annual meeting, held November 8, 2014, was read by the Secretary, Sylvia McClain. The minutes were approved as read.

Finances are down this year but they are expected to increase. Liens had to be files on some properties for outstanding debts on association fees. Owners may contact Bart Jones at Metcalf Realty to make payment arrangements to pay down the outstanding balance on their property.

A budget was presented to the body. After a slight parliamentary mistake the budget was accepted. 
The amount of $175 will remain the same for annual association dues for 2016.

A reserve account was opened in 2014 for incidentals. The opening amount was $1200. This year only $550 was deposited due again to lack of finances. An out of control car ran into a transformer knocking out power to several homes and flattening three mailboxes. Reserve funds were used to cover incidental costs with reimbursement from the driver’s insurance.

It was suggested and agreed upon to place a discreet sign entering and leaving Heather Pointe
informing that there is an HOA along with how to contact them.

Old/Unfinished Business:
Becky Byrd will manage Facebook and the Heather Pointe blog (beginning February 2016). It is undecided as to whether there will be a newsletter in 2016.

A different landscaping company will be hired for 2016. A few low growing perennials may be put in front of the roses at the front entrance.

Driving in the community is a problem. Though there are speed limit signs, often they are ignored by drivers. Service trucks and school buses have been observed racing with each other to see who will reach the stop sign first. This is unsafe not only for children but for everyone.

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November 21, 2015

New Business:
Nominations from the floor were taken for officers for the 2016 Heather Pointe Board. There was one write in, Mary Ezell and one volunteer, Desmond Thomas. On site votes by a show of hands for both candidates were unanimous. Five proxy votes were submitted.
The 2016 Heather Pointe Board is (alphabetically);
Vanessa Cotton, Mary Ezell, Carol Halderman and Desmond Thomas

The meeting was opened to residents for questions and comments.

Resident #1
Question: (1.) Are we a part of Pinson? My voting place is in Center Point
Answer:          I’ll look into it.

Question: (2.) Why do we have to pay for street lights when other communities in Pinson do not?
Answer:           I’ll look into it.

 Question: (3.) I didn’t get the two new waste receptacles and had to call Advance
                         Disposal.  The new garbage cans are too heavy for me to move because of lack of
                         upper body strength due to illness. I have continued using the green one.
                         Is that okay?
Answer:           Yes, as long as Advance Disposal continues to pick up your trash from your
                         garbage can.

Resident #2
Question: (1.) How was the feedback on painting the mailboxes?
Answer:         Good but not great. In the future a list of suggested painters will be included in the
Question:  (2.) Does anyone monitor the watering of plants at the front entrance? It seems to be
                        watering even when it rains.  A rain gauge with a sensor could be helpful.
Answer:         There isn’t a lock on the timer and someone has been turning it on. A lock will
                       be placed on the box as well as looking into a more frugal system of watering.
Question: (3.) Has anyone thought of getting speed bumps to slow down speeders?
Answer:         Yes, but the process would be lengthy. A petition would have to be signed by
residents, a letter sent to DOT, attendance at public hearings and tracking the request for speed bumps and more.

Resident #3
Question: (1.) When the new landscaping company is hired, would it be possible for them to
                        pick up paper cut the lower end of St. John Drive where it enters from the                         
Answer:          Possibly. We can discuss it at length when the new board meets.

 A total of nine people attended the Heather Pointe, November 21, 2015 annual meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:30a.m.

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November 21, 2015

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November 21, 2015


Pinson City Park
Here are some updated pictures of the progress being made for the city park here in Pinson. The park has not yet been named.

This is the back of the amphitheater 

December 5th, 10:00 a.m.
In celebration of the bicentennial, descendants of some of the original founders of the community will dress up in period garb and ride a float in their memory. (copied from Trussville Tribune November 18-24, 2015) 

CLAY- Christmas Parade-December 12, 2015 @3:30 p.m.
TRUSSVILLE -Christmas Parade-December 12, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.
                            in downtown Trussville


Friday, November 20, 2015


Due to renovations @ Pinson Community Center,
The location for the Heather Pointe Annual meeting has been changed to :
Pinson City Hall
Council Chambers
4410 Main Street
Pinson, Alabama 35126

Date-November 21, 2015
Time-10:00 a.m.

Though this date and location was secured months in advance, I was not informed of this change until I went to City Hall to make sure everything was in order. I suppose leaving my name and phone number as contact meant nothing.

I guess it's true, "You can't beat City Hall."

Monday, November 16, 2015


The annual meeting for the Heather Pointe community will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pinson Community Center. The address is 6230 Dry Creek Lane, Pinson , AL 35126.


If you've noticed the entrance of St. John Drive looking a lot cleaner, then thank Bill Murray . Bill called the county to mow the byways of St. John. Afterwards Bill went down and manicured the area with his weed eater. He also took the trash collected to the dump. Thanks Bill for your service and pride to our community.


November 26,2015

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. (wikipedia)