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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    ~
NOVEMBER NEWS FOR YOU!
Posted on Oct 31st, 2018
The November issue of the CHIMNEY SPRINGS NEWS is available for your reading pleasure. Click here to catch up on all the activities and news in the neighborhood.
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.
SAVE THE DATES FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES!
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
Mark your calendar for the upcoming holiday celebrations! The Neighborhood Adult Holiday  Party will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse. An Afternoon with Santa will be held for neighborhood children on Sunday, December 9 from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Clubhouse. More details to follow!
WE LOVE OUR HOA VOLUNTEERS!
Posted on Oct 29th, 2018
You probably saw the Volunteer Appreciation signs in many of our resident's yards. The HOA is proud to honor the over 100 residents who volunteered for the HOA this year. If you had a sign in your yard, thank you for your service. If you want to get in on the action for next year, see the President’s article in October or complete the Volunteer form found on the website. Again, thank you to all who serve to make Chimney Springs a great community!

 
~    Upcoming Events    ~
COBB COUNTY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLOSURE
Monday, November 19th to Friday, November 23rd
The Cobb County Schools will be closed from Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will re-open on Monday, November 26.
HOA OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE - Karen Farabaugh
Thursday, November 22nd to Friday, November 23rd
The HOA Office will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday, November 22 through Friday, November 23. The office will re-open on Monday, November 26.

~ 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.