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January 5, 2023
The HOA keeps the land cleared on both sides of our roads. This creates a fire break to prevent flames from jumping from one side of a road to the other. It also gives the fire department room to deploy equipment and put out flames before they spread. However, there are a few sections on Rocky Cove Lane and large sections at the top of High Rock Mountain where clearing the HOA right of way is not enough to create a good firebreak. These areas can be endangered from flames on two sides, either from a fire burning up from the lake or from the back side of the mountain.
The problem is that, past the cleared HOA right of way, there are many lots covered with fuel to intensify a fire and cause it to jump the road more easily. This fuel is deadwood on the ground and pines that ignite like torches. The pictures below show two of many examples.
The tree canopy in our hardwood forest does not allow pines to grow beneath. However, when the forest was cleared of trees to build our roads, open areas allowed pines to take hold, which is why there are so many of them fronting lots.
We have received a grant through the North Carolina Forestry Service to address the danger of both deadwood and the pines. At no cost to the association or to owners, they will clear all deadwood and any pines thirty feet back into the lot. What they clear will be either hauled away or very finely chipped. Standing hardwood trees will not be touched. If a lot owner agrees to participate, they will reap many benefits. Their lot will be protected from fire jumping the road and protect other lots and homes. They will make it easier and less dangerous for firefighters to douse a blaze early on. The front of their lot will be more open and attractive.
This is a one-time opportunity. Below is a two-page PDF file containing a list, by lot and address, of those lots eligible on Sierra Trace Road, West Sirocco Drive, Mistral Lane, and Rocky Cove Lane. If your lot is listed, email Bruce Fleming, firstname.lastname@example.org, and state “I agree to participate in firebreak clearing.” Also provide your name, lot number, street address, and a contact phone number. You will later be notified when the firebreak clearing is going to take place.
Firebreak Lot Clearing
An updated version of the above Firebreak Lot Clearing chart is in our current newsletter, November 19, 2023.
Firewise: Bruce Fleming
Activities and Volunteer Opportunities in The Springs
Yoga at The Springs: Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 AM, at The Springs’ clubhouse.
Contact: Kathy Sill at 336-301-6377 or email@example.com
Yoga with Lauren Jackson: Mondays 9:00 AM, Thursdays 10:00 AM, Macedonia United Methodist Church,
Contact: Lauren Jackson at 336-239-3610
Chair Yoga: Monday mornings at 9:15 AM, at Denton Library
Day and time vary weekly depending on the players’ schedules.
Contact: Sally Barnhardt firstname.lastname@example.org
Line Dancing: Thursdays, 1:00-1:30 PM for beginners at Denton Civic Center
Contact: Ronnie Kruger at 336-859-0692
Springs Book Club (coed): Monthly on 3rd Wednesday, 2:00 PM at The Springs’ clubhouse
Contact: Liz Roland at 336-859-2795
Denton Book Club (coed): Monthly on 1st Thursday, 6:00 PM at Denton Library
High Rock Book Club (women): Monthly on 2nd Thursday, 10:00 AM at Denton Library
Contact: Kathy Sill at 336-301-6377 or email@example.com
Craft Classes, Crochet Groups, Movie Nights, etc.: Denton Library
Denton Library Newsletter at 336-859-2215
HOA Committees: See the Committees page of our website.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREA
Elementary, Middle, and High School Mentoring: Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County
Contact: Vera McRae at 336-242-1520 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Davidson Family Resource Center: 292 South Main Street, Denton
Open Mondays-Wednesdays, 8:30-12:00 noon
Contact: https://southdavidsonfrc.com/ 336-859-5399
Meals on Wheels: Chris Bitterman, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Davidson County Senior Services
211 West Colonial Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360
Contact: Chris.Bitterman@DavidsonCountyNC.gov 336-474-2646
Denton Library: 310 West Salisbury Street, Denton NC 27239
Habitat for Humanity: Lexington Area
Corporate offices: 22 East Second Street, Lexington NC 27292
Contact: https://habitatoflexingtonnc.net/ 336-300-7315
This is not intended to be seen as a complete listing. We welcome information on additional ongoing activities and volunteer opportunities. Please contact the Communications Committee.
Kinetic High-Speed Fiber-Optic Internet
Windstream is the preferred provider for internet service within our Springs community. Fiber-optic cable service (1 gig) is available with landline telephone service included.
For information, please contact Jermaine Pender: 980-230-9984 or Jermaine.email@example.com.
Defibrillator In Place
The defibrillator that has been purchased for emergency use at the clubhouse is now in place. The unit is placed inside a display case mounted to the wall in the lobby outside the downstairs restrooms. The door to the lobby is unlocked each day around 8:30 AM and locked again at 5 PM. Once pool season begins, the door will remain unlocked each day until sunset. Anyone at the pool who would need to use the defibrillator to deal with a cardiac event will be able to access the lobby easily, but it would be wise for anyone playing tennis or pickleball to bring your pool access card with you to enable you to enter the gate.
Karl Svatek: HOA Board of Directors
Procedure for Reserving the Clubhouse
First and foremost, the gatekeeper for any community use of the clubhouse is Bill Conrad (336-250-1651). Contact him directly with requests to reserve the facility.
HOA committees or board-sanctioned activities that wish to use the clubhouse for meetings should appoint someone to notify Mr. Conrad when they plan to meet. If it is a regularly-scheduled event, once per year is enough; if the day or time of the event varies, Mr. Conrad should be notified for each reservation.
The procedure for members in-good-standing wishing to reserve the clubhouse for private parties is:
- Check the Events Calendar on our website (www.thespringsathighrock.org) to see if the date and time you want are available.
- If the clubhouse is available, review two documents on the Downloads page of our website, Clubhouse Rules/Standards and Application for Clubhouse Reservation Agreement.
- Print and complete the seven-page Application for Clubhouse Reservations Agreement.
- Telephone Mr. Conrad (336-250-1651) and make an appointment to personally deliver to him the completed seven-page agreement, the reservation check, and a separate deposit check. (Bill Conrad has been instructed not to take reservations over the telephone.)
- Only when the clubhouse contract and both checks are in Bill’s possession, and only then, can you assume you may use the clubhouse within the time frame of your reservation agreement.
Please do not try to give the application and checks to anyone but Bill. Members of the HOA Board of Directors, the RFC, and the Communications Committee cannot accept them.
Finally, in an effort to keep the parties safe and to minimize wear and tear on the clubhouse facility, we have several rules for clubhouse use for private parties. Two are very important, and if broken, could result in automatic forfeiture of your deposit. The first, one adult HOA member of the rental agreement must be present at all times and be responsible for the actions of all guests, caterers, and any service personnel when they are in the clubhouse. Second, if a member rents the clubhouse, his guests may not use the pool or tennis courts. We prefer that this rule apply to the member’s family, as well.
Your HOA board regrets that the procedure for reserving the clubhouse has to be so rigid, but we worry that if the rules are not strictly adhered to by all parties, a resulting conflict could ruin a once-in-a-lifetime birthday, anniversary, or wedding reception. Thus, in fairness to all, please adhere to the established protocol.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Curtis Ish: HOA Board of Directors
Newspaper Delivery Options for The Springs
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