Saturday, November 15, 2014


Heather Pointe Home Association Annual Meeting

November 8, 2014

10:00a.m. @ Pinson Community Center

                             6230 Dry Creek Rd.

                            Pinson, Alabama 35216

Attendees signed in.

Invocation was done by Carol Halderman

The meeting was called to order at 10:02 a.m. by Heather Pointe president, Carol Halderman. Protocol for the meeting: The meeting will be conducted by the board members. Residents to be heard at the end of the meeting. In attendance were Carol Halderman-President, Vanessa Cotton-Vice-President, Becky Byrd-Secretary, Sylvia McClain-member-at-large, and Sabrina Gaddy-Metcalf Realty Co. Representative.  Six members of the Heather Pointe community attended the meeting.

Since there were no minutes from 2013, the secretary, Becky Byrd read a report of actions and situations the 2014 board has encountered during its term.

Financials were read and explained by Vanessa Cotton. 2015’s proposed budget will be placed on the blog and on Facebook .
Income                                                      $31,704.65
Repairs & Maintenance                                 4,780.00
Utilities                                                          4,928.42
General  and Administrative                           2,574.20
Management Fee                                       14,775.00

Net Income Loss                                         4,647.03
Balance from 2012 added to 2013                     6,869.85
Association Balance for 2013                 $  11,516.88
2014  as of October 2014
Income                                                                        $24,851.00
Repairs & Maintenance                                                    2,246
Utilities                                                                             5,150.70
General  and Administrative                                              6,523.42
            Management Fee                                                            12,312.50

          Net Income Loss                                                               1,381.64
         Balance from 2013 added to 2014                                                 11,516.88
         Association Balance as of October 2014                                  $10,135.24     

It was moved by Vanessa Cotton and seconded by Sylvia McClain to accept the 2015 budget which will be displayed on blogger and Facebook for residents to see.

There are still owners who have not paid yearly maintenance fees. Consenting to pay association dues yearly was part of the contract homeowners signed when closing on their homes. Paying association dues is not an option but a legal binding.  Liens as well as late fees have been placed on over 30 properties for failing to pay association dues.

The floor was opened for nomination of board members. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Board members for 2015 will be Carol Halderman, Becky Byrd and Sylvia McClain

Comments from residents included:

1       Don’t we  need to see the budget before it is approved?  To conduct  the meeting more efficiently the board made the decision to approve the budget . The budget will be made public and placed on the blog and FB.

2.      Why did the dues immediately jump from $50 to $175?  When residents tried to handle association business on their own in 2004  they were getting nowhere with lack of involvement and most homeowners not paying the $50.  It was decided that a professional expertise was needed. In order to get this expertise the agency providing it must be paid. Metcalf has not increased its rates since that time.

3.      What’s being done about people who don’t pay? Liens have been placed on over 30 homes with late fees included.

4.      What about that porta potty that was on St. John? Rehab was taking place at the home and it has been sold to a new owner. By the time the complaint was lodged the company had been contacted and the potty removed. The president has asked that an addendum be placed in the rules and regulations that porta potties be placed at the rear of property in the future.

5.      How do we report a complaint? Residents should send their complaint in writing to Metcalf Realty either by post: Metcalf Realty Co, Inc, 2710 20th St So, Homewood, AL 35209,  or by e-mail, to the attention of Sabrina Gaddy.
Board members will only forward complaints to Metcalf.

6.      What about cars parked on the street past 24 hours? You should call the sheriff’s department with the make, model, color and tag number of the car.

With no further comments a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

BUDGET click to enlarge



December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. 
Hwy 75 and Main Street

You don't have to be a singer . We will serenade the community accompanied by the music of professional carolers singing from a portable CD player. Meet @ 6:30 p.m. on the common area (see below)  

Wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Common Area  



St. John Rd. from highway 75
First impressions are lasting impressions
The most common route used to get to Heather Pointe is  from highway 75 onto St. John Rd.  You may have noticed that St. John Rd. is a lot cleaner than it has been in the past. Bill M. of Heather Pointe has  periodically kept check on the nuisance of paper, bottles, fast food wrappers and other discards. There are no salaried public works employees in Pinson to keep areas clean so the task falls on the shoulders of the citizen's. As we have seen not everyone is conscientious about where they deposit or rid themselves of trash and garbage.Thanks to Bill M. going the extra mile St. John Rd. is more welcoming and gives a better impression of what lies across the bridge and over the hill..


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Heather Pointe Community Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Pinson Community Center
6230 Dry Creek  Lane
Pinson, Alabama 35126

DIRECTIONS: Turn left onto HWY 75. Turn left onto Glen Brook Rd. Turn rt. onto Dry Creek Lane
Pinson, Alabama 35126

Back by special request! 
Pinson will host its 5th Shred-A-Thon
on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 noon in the parking lot at City Hall.

 Documents should not be in binders 

Set you clock BACK one hour on Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. 

Veterans Day 2014 will be observed on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.   As a federal holiday Veterans Day is usually observed on November 11th every year.  However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated as the Federal holiday, and if it occurs on a Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be designated.

Birmingham Alabama has the oldest Veterans Day parade in America. The Veteran’s Day parade has been in existence for 60 years.

NOVEMBER 27, 2014
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.[1] Also, there are reports that the original Thanksgiving proclamation was signed by George Washington.[2] As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season

No-Fuss Turtle Cake
What You Need

pkg.  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
tub  (16 oz.) ready-to-spread chocolate frosting
cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Tbsp.  caramel ice cream topping

cup  chopped PLANTERS Pecans
Make It
PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch cake; cool completely.
SPOON frosting into medium bowl. Add COOL WHIP; whisk until blended. Spread onto cake; drizzle with caramel topping.
SPRINKLE with nuts.
How to Store
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.