We are heading into Summer with school wrapping up. The pool opened May 1 and we held our annual pool opening party at the clubhouse last weekend. It was a great time! Just a reminder that while the pool is open, there isn’t any lifeguard. The pool rules are posted at the pool and need to be followed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Please clean up after yourself. Your cards are needed to open the gate. We have had a number of folks reporting that dogs are not being picked up after in the neighborhood. It is a great time to get out and walk a dog, but please be courteous and pick up after your dog.
One item we have struggled with, at least during my tenure, is a directory for the neighborhood. We’re using NextDoor.com and have a Brannon Estates blog there. There are currently 62 members representing 46 households out of the 82 in Brannon Estates. This is a great forum for exchanging ideas, information, questions, concerns as well as giving information on services or wanting to get rid of an item.
We are getting the tennis courts spruced up including getting the light poles cleaned and painted. We are also addressing the basketball goal. Members of the neighborhood are welcome to use the pool and the tennis courts along with any guests you might bring with you. Folks outside Brannon Estates are not welcome on their own. There have been reports of folks jumping the fence at the tennis courts and making use of our facilities. Please help us watch for such behavior and feel free to call the sheriff and report any trespassing. Don’t forget that we have WiFi in the clubhouse and pool area for those that would like to “be connected”. Your same keycard will work the tennis court gate as well as the pool gate.
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. Also, thank you to the people that serve the neighborhood. The board, committees and other work that happens in the neighborhood happens because of volunteers. If you would like to contribute your time to our neighborhood, let us know.
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 and the restrooms.
As always, I would also encourage everyone to be aware of what is going on in the neighborhood. Keep in touch with the neighbors 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.