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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    ~
2019 JINGLE INFORMATION FORM - Beth Kriske
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
The leaves have fallen and the temperatures have dropped. As you scurrying around with your holiday plans, please take time to update your entry in the neighborhood directory, the Jingles. An update form is included in the November newsletter. A copy can also been found on the website (www.chimneysprings.org) under Documents/Forms.
 
Please review your entry in the Jingles for accuracy. It is especially important that we list a correct phone number. Many of our neighbors have disconnected their home phones and list their cell phone. We are limited in space so we will only print one number per household.
 
The form also includes a listing update for babysitters and youth lawn services. Please resubmit if you are interested in being listed in this area of the directory.
 
Updates should be returned to the HOA Office by Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:00pm.
 
If you would like to place a business ad in the 2019 Jingles, please contact Karen Farabaugh in the HOA Office (770-992-5055) for more information.
ACC AND YOU!
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER!
 
THIS is the time of year to look around the yard and outside of your home to see what might be needed to be done. Are there limbs that could be cut down on trees that overhang your house or the street or if you live near an intersection that could block sight for vehicles? Do any bushes need to be trimmed back? How does the lawn look, and is seed needed for bare spots? Is your driveway in need of repair or replacement? 
 
THAT brings up repair or replacement of siding or entrance steps, and decks. Does your siding have holes to be patched from woodpeckers, followed by painting? In order to cut down some on your winter heating bills, consider the replacement of energy efficient windows and sliding glass doors. Please remember that all of these suggestions, if planned, need to be requested on a Plan Approval Form (PAF) which can be found at www.chimneysprings.org/Documents/Forms . The PAF may be delivered or emailed to the HOA Office.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS SCAM
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
Residents of Chimney Springs have received letters from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a change of address and informed delivery request from people who don't live at our addresses. Customer Service for the USPS told residents that this was potential identity theft and that people work in rings to get people's addresses. 
 
If you feel you have been impacted, you need to call the USPS (1-800-275-8777) and report the fraud. They will need the confirmation number off the letter and the name of the person.
COMMUNITY ACTION - DID YOU KNOW? Ric Grome
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018 Comments (0)
EAST COBB CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING – August 29, 2018

Cathey Pickett, Code Enforcement Manager, Code Enforcement Division of Cobb County Community Development Agency was the guest speaker at the August East Cobb Civic Association Meeting. Ms. Pickett has been with Cobb County Government since 1996 and in the Code Division since 2001. This Division is responsible for enforcement of all zoning codes and has the authority to issue citations under the OFFICIAL CODE OF COBB COUNTY; PART 1, Chapter 2, ARTICLE III. –CODE ENFORCEMENT, Sec. 2-103. –Authority.

Staffing of the Code Enforcement Division consists of thirteen officers and one administrative assistant. Most of the officers’ backgrounds are military or previous law enforcement, or both. Staffing has been low for the past several years but is now back-up to the previous 2008-9 level. Each officer is assigned a specific area of the county and each officer carries approximately a 350 active inspection case load. 
 
 Primary complaints include:
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FROM THE BOARD CHAIR - J.D. Tucker
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018 Comments (0)
As we approach our Annual Meeting, I wanted to again point everyone towards the Capital Reserve Study (CRS) which is posted on our website, www.chimneysprings.org. It is listed under Documents/Forms. It really is worth taking a look at this document if you haven’t done so already. What the Reserve Study attempts to do is project the work and funds needed to maintain our common grounds and amenities moving forward.  
 
If you get to the part where we list projects by year, you will see a tentative list of projects (as prioritized by the HOA Board) that roughly correspond to the funding we have available each year. Ray’s Engineering, who did the study for us, actually recommended that we spend much more over the next few years in order to bring some aging and/or failing amenities up to speed.  Two things to consider are our preference is to use funds that we have rather than to borrow and that this list can obviously be expected to evolve as we address emergencies or things that become more urgent as conditions change over time. It isn’t set in stone.
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LAKE SILT SURVEY REPORT - J.D. Tucker
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
A complete copy of the Lake Silt Survey Report is available for your review.
PAF REMINDER - Carolyn Cordaro
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) has thirty (30) days to consider all submitted Plan Approval Forms (PAF). The ACC works to shorten the consideration time to accommodate homeowners. Please be patient as our committee is comprised of resident volunteers with schedules of their own.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Jay Tilley
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
As Neighborhood Watch Chair, I have been in contact with Cobb County Animal Control concerning the dead animals found near the Lake. The authorities have asked that if you come upon a dead animal in the Lake area, please do not touch it or move it from the location. Please contact me at neighborhoodwatch@chimneysprings.org .
READ ALL ABOUT IT! Beth Kriske
Posted on Sep 14th, 2018
Did you know the minutes of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings are available for your reading pleasure on the website? Visit the Executive Committee or Board of Directors tabs on the left side of the page and click on minutes. You will be up to date on the reports, actions, and votes from these meetings.
CAPITAL RESERVE STUDY - Liz Robin, VP
Posted on Jul 24th, 2018 Comments (0)
Please visit the Documents/Forms link on the website to review the Capital Reserve Study.

 
~    Upcoming Events    ~
EAST COBB CIVIC ASSN MEETING - Ric Grome
Wednesday, December 12th
The December meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association (ECCA) will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm at the East Cobb Library. Please come for food, conversation, and the sharing of ideas for programs and activities in 2019. They will also announce the ECCA board of directors election results.
MOM'S NIGHT OUT! Valerie Bratt
Thursday, December 13th
Come and enjoy a relaxing and fun evening at the Clubhouse without the Kiddos. If you haven't joined us for Mom's Night Out (MNO) 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, December 13 at 7:30pm. The theme this month is a Holiday Ornament/Wine Exchange! Bring an ornament ($5-10) or a bottle of wine to exchange with fellow moms. We'll play a little "swap" game, munch, sip & mingle! MNO is such a great way to meet and connect with other moms in the neighborhood.

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 momsnighout@chimneysprings.org to be included in the monthly evite - it is a great way for us to contact you in case of any changes.
 

~ Lost and Found ~
None listed at this time.


~ Neighborhood Notices ~
WILD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
March 28, 2018
The forest is alive with creatures and unfortunately a few are finding their way into our neighborhood. Due to increased construction in the surrounding area, coyotes and foxes have been seen in Chimney Springs. These animals are a threat to cats and small dogs. Please assume any wild animal could become aggressive with or without provocation.
OUT OR BLINKING STREET LIGHT?
August 3, 2017
If you have a malfunctioning street light, please email the HOA Office at office@chimneysprings.org or call at 770-992-5055. Please include the light location and type of malfunction. The Administrator will report the problem to the County.
LEAF BURNING ALLOWED OCTOBER 1 - APRIL 30
By Webmaster on October 4, 2016
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.
FIREWORKS CONSIDERATION
By Webmaster on October 4, 2016
House Bill 727 went into effect April 26, 2016 changing times and manner of fireworks use.

New firework laws in effect now:
• Location - Fireworks cannot be fired from the roadway or right of way.

• Times – Fireworks are allowed by state law to be fired:

On December 31 – up to midnight
On January 1 - from midnight to 1:00am
On July 3 - up to midnight
On July 4 - up to 1:00am
On all other days/times – up to 9:00pm
TENNIS CLINICS WITH PRO FRANK CARUSO
By Webmaster on April 1, 2016
Ongoing clinics for $15 per session. No prior sign up needed, just show up. Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Fridays 12-1:30pm.
LET'S GET GOING!
By Webmaster on April 1, 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 brianfriedman18@gmail.com or call 678-640-7122 for more details and to join.
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD HAND?
By Webmaster on April 1, 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 kschrist2@yahoo.com if you are interested or have any questions.