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Welcome to the official website for the Chimney Springs community in Marietta, Georgia. This community website was developed to communicate with the residents of Chimney Springs and to serve as an information resource for visitors. We are glad you visited our site to learn more about us.

Please feel free to contact us with your comments or suggestions.
~    Neighborhood News    ~
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
Drivers, please be particularly vigilant with the increased pedestrian traffic, especially near the parks and parking lots. The posted speed is 25 mph throughout the neighborhood.
All dogs must be on a leash at ALL TIMES when out of the house or fence. In consideration of others, please clean up after your pet with a plastic bag. Do not leave the bagged pet waste on the curb, in the storm drains, or in your neighbor’s trash can. Remember someone will be walking behind you and your dog!
Don’t blow leaves from your yard into the street and leave them. Also, do not dump leaves in Common Areas around streams/ditches and in drains.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
Are you interested in learning how to play bridge? Or perhaps you want to sharpen your game? Karen Christian is currently teaching an ongoing adult bridge class at no charge on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 at the Clubhouse. Please call her at 770-998-9723 or email her at if you are interested or have any questions.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
The mandatory semi-annual HOA dues for January through June of 2016 were mailed on January 1, 2016. Your dues were due on or before January 31, 2016. Thank you to everyone who paid in a timely manner. If you still need to make your payment, please do it promptly.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
If ice forms on our Lake during the winter months, it is absolutely forbidden to walk on the ice! Parents, please caution your children, and take special note of their activities.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
We've formed a Chimney Springs Running Club to have group RUNS together and would like more members. All runners welcomed from 1st time runners to beginners to marathon runners. Please come join us and meet your neighbors. Please contact Brian Friedman at  or call 678-640-7122 for more details and to join.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
Dave Norris is an Engineering Leader at Cox Communications. He leads the teams responsible for designing, building, and operating the company's national video infrastructure. He also works as a freelance Director of Photography, specializing primarily in operating helicopter-borne stabilized camera systems for feature films, TV shows, commercials, and other media.  
In 2009, he moved from Melbourne, Florida into Chimney Springs with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Sabrina, Katrina, and David.  He is an aviation enthusiast, enjoys exploring the region, and dropping random movie quotes into everyday conversations.
Alfredo Tiangco (aka. AL) has lived in Chimney Springs since August 2002. He is currently employed as an IT Manager for a local multinational corporation. He is married to Fran and also has a son that attends Pope High School. His hobbies include golf, landscaping and computers. He is looking forward to be able to serve the neighborhood of Chimney Springs as the new Landscape Chairman.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
When the cold and wet weather interfere with your play, you tend to get cranky. This is certainly understandable to those of us who are addicted to our sport. To protect our courts for the days when the sun shines and the temperatures rise, here are some rules and regulations to which we must adhere when we attempt to clear the courts of ice and snow.
  • Do not use any metal implements. These can and probably will damage the paint and asphalt surface of the courts. Use brooms and blowers to remove what you can. Then you have to wait for the sun to do the rest. Just because the ice or snow is removed, doesn’t mean the court is dry. Until it is dry, it will be slippery.
  • Do not use any chemicals to melt the ice. Most of them will damage the paint and asphalt.
  • Do not use heat guns to melt the ice. You’ll melt the asphalt as well. Not good!
  • Some players have tried using electric blankets. This method may work but it is a slow process and there is the possibility of electrocution. Water and electricity don’t mix. Using hot water to melt the ice or snow may work if the temperature of the ground is above freezing. Otherwise, you are just adding another layer to what is already there and you still have to wait for the sun to dry the water.
With most of the team players, it is very hard to be patient. You have other obligations, and trying to plan make-up matches is a maddening thing. We understand your pain. However, we prefer to have undamaged courts for our more typical sunny Southern climate when those days return. It takes longer to repair than to wait, and there is no such thing as instant gratification when you consider the work.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
Hi, my name is Guy Kriske. I have been a resident of Chimney Springs for the past two years. I am a retiree from United Parcel Service after 36 years. I have lived in the Atlanta Metro Area for eighteen years, and during that time I have served the community in a number of ways. I was a Boy Scout Leader of Pack 486 and Troop 431, serving as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster in these organizations. I served on the Board of the Georgia Ensemble Theater, and am presently on the Board of Directors of North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). I have served on the Board of NFCC for the past ten years. I have held the positions of Treasurer, Vice President, chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, and am the immediate past President.
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
The forest is alive with creatures and unfortunately a few are finding their way into our neighborhood. Due to the increased construction in the surrounding areas, coyotes and foxes have been seen in Chimney Springs. These animals are a threat to cats and small dogs. The coyotes sighted in the community have not backed away to a human presence. Please assume any wild animal could become aggressive with or without provocation.
Deer have been seen along the roadways especially near the Chimney area. Please drive with caution through the neighborhood. No one wins in a deer-vehicle collision!
Posted on Feb 4th, 2016
With the leaves off our trees, the ACC is already seeing some problem areas and we will be advising homeowners of those problems. We would rather have the homeowners see the problem and submit a PAF rather than receiving a violation letter. Some of the problems we are observing:
  • Homes needing board replacement and painting;
  • Roofs needing to be cleaned and/or replaced;
  • Driveways needing repair and/or replacement (areas where water pipe replacement has already been finished only);
  • General landscape maintenance (shrubbery trimming, cleaning up fallen debris, etc.)
This is a good time of the year to walk your property to see what might be needed to keep your house and property in full compliance with the Covenants and Design Standards of Chimney Springs. 

~    Upcoming Events    ~
Thursday, February 11th
Come and enjoy a relaxing and fun evening at the Clubhouse without the Kiddos. If you haven't joined for Mom's Night Out group before, this is a great time to mingle with your neighbors and make new friends in the neighborhood. This month’s meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm. This month's theme is "What's Love Got To Do With It?" We will explore good, bad, (& ugly) stories about love. Goodness knows how tough it can be!

This event is held on the second Thursday of each month starting at 7:30pm. If you aren't able to make it by 7:30, no worries. We will see you when you get there! Bring a drink or appetizer to share! Please contact one of the hostesses at  to be included in the monthly evite - it is a great way for us to contact you in case of any changes.
Monday, February 15th to Tuesday, February 16th
The HOA Office will be closed Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The Office will re-open on Wednesday, February 17 at 9:00am. Regular office hours are 9:00am - 1:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 2:00 - 6:00pm on Thursday. Any questions, please contact Karen Farabaugh at 770-992-5055 or
Wednesday, February 24th
The East Cobb Civic Association (ECCA) will meet on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00pm at the East Cobb Government Building, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068. The East Cobb Government Service Center is located across Roswell Road from Mount Bethel United Methodist Church and the U.S. Post Office.

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~ Lost and Found ~
Lost - Heirloom Ruby Earring
Posted on January 18, 2016
A family heirloom ruby earring was lost during a gathering at the clubhouse in December. If found, please contact the office. There is a reward.
Found - Silver bracelet
Posted on January 16, 2016
Silver bracelet found on the lawn area near the playground on Saturday 01/16/16.

~ Neighborhood Notices ~
By webmaster on October 8, 2013
Open burning is allowed October 1–April 30 of each year. During this time, you may burn limited yard debris (leaves, pine straw, and small limbs no more than 2” in diameter from growth on your property). The following restrictions for burning also apply:
• Burning is allowed between the hours of 10:00am. and one hour before sunset (no smoldering or hot coals remaining).
• No burning is allowed on windy days (10 mph or higher) or on days when the atmospheric conditions (cloudy, overcast, or raining) would cause the smoke to remain low to the ground.
• Burning must be attended by an adult who must be watching the fire at all times. Never leave a fire unattended.
• A water hose must be on hand that can reach the fire, and can be ready to use if needed.
• Fires must be at least 50 feet from all structures, including fences of combustible material.
• Fires may not be started with petroleum-based products.
You may not burn refuse or other combustibles, such as garbage of any kind, construction material, plastic products, fiberglass, tree trunks, stumps, kudzu vines, or corn stalks. Any material that is moved from one location to a different property cannot be burned. Burning for recycling wires (to access metal) or tires (to access wheels) is not allowed. For information regarding alternative methods to dispose of yard waste, contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at 404-362-2537.
Please understand that even if you follow all of the guidelines for burning, you may be required to extinguish the fire if it adversely interferes with another’s enjoyment of life, use of property, or if someone with a health problem is affected.
NOTE: During the burning period, a fire official may prohibit burning at times when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make burning hazardous.

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