Where did the summer go? It won’t be long and we’ll be looking at the holidays. We held our end of summer party at the clubhouse a few weeks ago and closed the pool. Just a reminder that while the pool is closed, no one is allowed in the pool area, per the county. Your cards should still open the gate so that the restrooms are accessible. The gate that is past the restrooms will be locked to facilitate access to bathrooms without allowing access to the pool area.
Please note that our annual meeting will be December 14th at the clubhouse at 10:00 AM. We’ll review the year, propose the budget for the next year, vote on officers for the board, take suggestions and answer questions. You will be hearing more about that in the near future. Stay tuned for more information on the Christmas party at the clubhouse on December 7th as well as a kids party if there are volunteers to assist in setting it up. Now is a good time to think about volunteering for various positions within Brannon Estates. We’ll be soliciting assistance at the annual meeting. Note that all that happens is done through volunteers.
We continue to enhance and maintain the neighborhood. As you know, we had the pool resurfaced over the winter and we had a grout issue fixed this month. We also had electrical issues and had to have the saltwater system for the pool repaired. It is fully functional now and the new pebble surface looks nice. We had the emergency gate at the back of pool area repaired. We had to replace one of the maples along Brannon Drive that is lit. In addition to the lighting we added to the trees along Brannon Drive at the entrance of the subdivision, we also added lighting to the trees along the parking lot to the clubhouse. These new LED lights really add to the appearance as you enter Brannon Estates. They are low cost to run and are supposed to last a long time. We added tennis court netting and had the nets replaced. We have repaired the tennis court gate, installing a keypad similar to the one at the pool area gate. Your same keycard will work the tennis court gate as well as the pool gate. You might also notice that the area between the pool and tennis court has been redone to eliminate the wet area and improve the appearance. We had a drain installed next to the sidewalk leading to the clubhouse as there was a low area that collected water. We continue to have the landscaping maintained with color added throughout the seasons.
Our regular HOA Board meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7PM, as posted on the calendar on our website. (Everyone should have a login to the website.) We do sometimes change a particular meeting, as we did for our December meeting right after the annual meeting last year. If you do have an interest in attending a board meeting, check with me or one of the board members as we sometimes change the meeting date as we get closer to accommodate individual schedules or deal with pressing issues.
Thank you for working with Ted Anderson as he notes items associated with our yards. The neighborhood is looking very good overall. I hope you take pride in our community. If you see anything amiss in the neighborhood, feel free to contact Ted. You’re always welcome to contact any of the board members as well. Remember that the covenants were put in place at the inception of Brannon Estates to assist in maintaining the neighborhood in a manner that benefits all of us. Our pool service, Premier, is also doing a great job. They have a sign posted next to the gate if anyone needs their services as they maintain the pool.
As always, I would also encourage everyone to be aware of what is going on in the neighborhood. I’m not aware of any recent reports. Keep in touch with the neighbors right around you and their schedules so that if any suspicious activity happens, it can be investigated. We are fortunate in that we don’t see much of this happening, but don’t hesitate to call 911 if you feel the situation warrants it.