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Policy Changes / Pool Access

As with all Corporations, business policies will change on an as needed basis to accommodate business operations.
Updating of the Eagle Springs Policy Book may not reflect these changes immediately.

One change that has occurred is the issuance of 2 Pool Access Cards to each physical Eagle Springs address to control access to the pool complex.
The pool access cards are verified against a computer data base to verify the physical address is valid.
If the pool access card is invalid, pool access is denied.

The owner of the physical address can loan these pool access cards to their immediate blood relations to use the pool complex even though the blood relative does not reside in Eagle Springs.

The pool access card allows the owner of the physical address to bring in non-residents to use the Eagle Springs pool complex as long as the owner of the physical address is present to allow the non-residents access to the pool complex.

Responding to Concerns/Issues

Any resident that has concerns/issues pertaining to the operation of Eagle Springs or Eagle Springs Common Areas must be submitted via detail email to office@eaglespringsga.com.
If said concern/issue is relevant to the operation of Eagle Springs or Common Areas, the email will be forwarded to the appropriate Board member  for investigation and response.
Verbal communication with the Eagle Springs office or board members will not be considered a valid concern/issue and will not be addressed by the Board.

POOL ACCESS CARDS

Eagle Springs Association Inc. is asking residents to be more aware of the Pool Access Cards that have been issued to each physical address in Eagle Springs.

Recently a significant number of residents have lost or misplaced their pool access cards.

Replacement Pool Access Cards are issued at no cost to residents. However the Association incurrs the cost of ordering replacement cards which is reflected in the annual operating costs of Eagle Springs. Issuing replacement pool access cards increases the recording keeping to insure that only the latest pool access cards are valid. When replacement pool accces cards are issued the lost or misplaced access cards are invalidated and cannot be used to access the pool complex.

Pool Opens Saturday

The pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 11th.

Please remember to bring your pool pass and a form of ID with your current address as they are required for access.

Pool hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 8pm.

We look forward to seeing everyone again this year!

Centerville Curfew Under 18 Years of Age

Centerville Police Department

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CENTERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Cedric B. Duncan, Chief of Police

308 E. Church St. • Centerville, Georgia

478-953-4222 • Fax: 478-953-1342

cduncan@centervillepd.com

PRESS RELEASE

On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the Centerville City Council heard from Chief Cedric Duncan about the need to revise the City’s curfew ordinance for persons under the age of 18. Chief Duncan requested that the Council amend the curfew ordinance by tightening restrictions for juveniles to be out without an adult at night. Currently, the ordinance allows juveniles under the age of 18 to be out without parent supervision Sunday through Thursday until 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday night until 12:00 a.m. Chief Duncan asked the Council to change the curfew time to 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following day seven days per week (Sunday through Saturday). Chief Duncan also explained that parents/adult guardians of juvenile curfew violators may be cited and required to appear in the City’s Municipal Court. Conviction under the City’s Code of Ordinance can result in a fine of up to $1,000.00. There has been an ongoing problem with juveniles loitering and causing disturbances in the area around the Galleria movie theaters for some time. Amending the ordinance and holding the juvenile and parental offenders accountable is an effort to help prevent violence such as the tragic events of Saturday evening, February 3, 2024.

Following Chief Duncan’s presentation, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to amend the ordinance as requested. Chief Duncan closed his remarks by thanking the Mayor and Council for supporting the changes and stating that “he hopes that the new language sends a message to parents/guardians to stop dropping their children off at the theater and other venues and not supervising their activities nor picking them up picking them up promptly.”

The new language of City Ordinance Sections 36-134-125 became effective immediately and states:

Sec. 36-134. - Hours; prohibited conduct.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years to walk, loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play or to be present in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other such places on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official city time, provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply to a minor accompanied by his parent or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor at that time, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed in writing, dated and signed by his parents, guardian or adult person having custody of the minor.

(b) Any minor under the age of 18 years who shall do any of the acts prohibited by subsection (a) of this section shall, upon request, furnish to the officers his name and address and that of his parents or guardian or person having custody and care of such minor and then be directed by any officer of the police department to return to his dwelling place or residence. Upon the failure or refusal of such minor to return forthwith, he shall be turned over to the appropriate court for disposition.

Sec. 36-135. - Parental responsibility.

(a) It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years to allow, permit, make possible, tolerate or condone such minor to walk, loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or to be present in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official city time.

(b) The parent or guardian or person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years, which minor shall have failed to return forthwith to his dwelling place or residence after having been requested to do so by an officer of the police department, shall, upon proof that such parent or guardian or person having custody or care of the minor has allowed, permitted, made possible, tolerated or condoned the minor’s doing of any of the acts prohibited to minors by this section, be deemed guilty of and, upon conviction thereof be guilty of an offense and punished as provided in Section 1-15.

Looking for Residents for Board of Directors Positions

.Ask not what Eagle Springs can do for you. Ask what you can do for Eagle Springs
It is easy to criticize how a corporation is run but a lot more difficult when you have to run a corporation on a daily basis.
Looking for qualified residents to take over the positions of Treasurer and Secretary and to become officers of the Corporations.
Also looking for residents to assist the Board of Directors in areas such as:
Gate Management
Pool Management
Infrastructure
ACC Establishment in the various subdivisions
By-Laws & Covenants (Declarations)
Interested residents please email your information to office@eaglespringsga.com.

Crape Myrtle disease

Crape Myrtle Disease
The crape myrtles in our community are showing signs of Barks Scale disease. You may call the UGA Extension office at 478-987-2028 or go to their website at https://extension.uga.edu/ and under publications search for Crape Myrtle Barks Scale.

PAYMENTS

"Effective immediately any payments to Eagle Springs Association Inc. must be in the form of a check, credit card, debit card, or money order.  Cash will no longer be accepted due to security reasons as advised by our accountants and attorneys. Credit and Debit card payments must be made in person in order to provide a proper audit trail of such payments.

ACC Committee

Eagle Springs Association Inc.
Architectural Control Committee

1. Each subdivision Covenant (Declaration) contains verbiage stating that each subdivision requires the establishment of an Architectural Control Committee.

2. The ACC (Architectural Control Committee) is responsible for Covenant enforcement in all areas of their specific         Covenants for their specific subdivision.

3. To date there are no established ACCs in any of the 12 subdivisions in Eagle Springs.

4. Each ACC is responsible for the enforcement of their subdivision Covenants.  

5. The Board of Directors will not be responsible for policing each subdivision to document Covenant violations.  

6. The documenting of Covenant violation is the sole responsibility of the ACC in each subdivision.

7. The Board of Directors will assist each ACC in the mailing of written notices of the Covenant violation to residents that are in violation of their subdivision Covenants.  

8. The Board of Directors will take legal action against Covenant violators when all other options have been exhausted.

9. Being a member of the ACC in a subdivision shows community pride and caring about the appearance of homes in their subdivision.

10. To start the ACC in each subdivision the Board of Directors is asking for volunteers to put together the ACC for their subdivision and to become familiar with the Covenants (Declarations) for their subdivision.

The following paragraph is taken from the Covenants (Declaration) that is included in each subdivision covenants.

6.1.1 Designation of Committee- The Subdivision shall have an Architectural Control Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members who shall be natural  persons, and who shall be appointed by a majority of the record title owners of the total number of lots then subject to this Declaration voting in person or by proxy at a meeting duly called for such purpose, written notice of which shall be given to all such owners' at least thirty (30) days in advance and shall set forth the purpose of such meeting. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, until December 31, 1999, the appointment of the members of the Architectural Control Committee must be approved by Declarant, and any and all members of such committee may be removed with or without cause by the majority vote of the owners in the same manner and upon written notice and/or by the Declarant. After such date, the owners shall have the exclusive right and power at any time and from time to time to create and fill vacancies on the Architectural Control Committee

Eagle Springs Pool Bad Weather Policy

EAGLE SPRINGS POOL
BAD WEATHER POLICY

Everyone out of the pool! That's the last thing you want to hear when you're taking a dip in the outdoor pool.  Swimming is serious fun. So is safety. That’s why we want to remind you of our outdoor pool weather policies.  

When inclement weather is imminent and pool is open, our staff monitors incoming threatening storms very closely. Evacuation of the pool complex is required when audible thunder or visible lightning is observed or when lightning gets to ten miles distant. The pool must remain closed for 30 minutes after the last observed thunder or lightning before resuming swimming pool activities.

Following national guidelines regarding lightning and pool safety, both outdoor and indoor pools must be cleared during a lightning and thunderstorms.  That means all pools remain closed for 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.  The pool enclosure must be evacuated to wait out the storm, sheltered areas are not considered safe. The reason for the pool evacuations is because lightning is unpredictable and when it is in the area it can travel large distances to meet conductors such as large bodies of water like pools.

LIGHTNING FACTS · Lightning kills more people in the U.S. than hurricanes and tornados combined. · The average storm is 6 - 10 miles wide and moves at 25 MPH. · 13 percent of all lightning incidents involve swimming, boating, or fishing. · Thunder is usually heard up to 12 miles from a lightning strike. In other words, if you can hear thunder, you’re in danger of lightning. · Lightning strikes can reach up to 10 miles.

If a threat of lightning is observed during operating hours, causing unsafe weather conditions, the pool will be cleared and closed. Staff will remain at the pool and attempt to reopen the facility as soon as possible. If it is not feasible to open after ONE HOUR the pool will remain closed for the day.

If there is severe inclement weather at the time of our scheduled daily opening (10 AM),  the pool will remain closed. If the severe weather has COMPLETELY CLEARED and no further severe weather forecasted by 2 PM, the pool will open at that time. If the pool closes any time after 6 PM, it will remain closed for the day.

There is another type of temporary pool closure tied to inclement weather which is when rain shower makes it impossible to clearly see the pool bottom. The pool deck will be closed and pool users may take shelter under cover and remain in the pool area. This kind of temporary closure comes and goes a lot quicker than thunder and lightning protocol because once the rain subsides and the pool bottom is visible the pool opens.

In some cases we may need to retreat the pool after excessive rainfall

As rain runoff collects on the pool deck, it can start to filter into the pool, carrying any outdoor contaminants along with it, the precisely calculated chemical concentrations of the pool can be thrown out of balance. Rainwater also affects the specific chemical gradients of the following:  pH levels, alkaline levels, calcium hardness, and chlorine levels.

Even though such imbalances are nearly impossible to detect with the naked eye, they could result in unanticipated adverse health effects. Obviously, this is a complication that both swimmers and lifeguards wish to avoid, which is why the pool may need to shut down for a period after rain for treatment.

Please follow all Lifeguards instructions in the event of bad weather!!

POOL RULES

EAGLE SPRINGS ASSOCIATION INC. POLICY BOOK 2022 

6. SWIMMING POOL RULES (also see the Eagle Springs website) 

Pool Access: Access to the swimming pool at Eagle Springs is restricted to residents and accompanied guests only. Guests MUST be accompanied by an ADULT (18 years and older) resident of Eagle Springs. No individual group will exceed household members plus six [6] guests. 

Residents must show proper identification for proof of residency at Eagle Springs upon entering the pool complex. 

Residents that are not current on their association fees will be denied access to the pool complex.

Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests. Residents and guests swim at their own risk. Eagle Springs Homeowners Association, Inc. assumes no responsibility for accidents or injuries. 

Pool Hours: The pool is open every summer from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday from mid May through Labor Day. Pool complex is closed on Monday for cleaning and chemical treatment. The pool may be closed by management at other times due to inclement weather or other existing unsafe conditions. 

Safety Rules

Children under the age of 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult [age 18 and above). Parents are ultimately responsible for the safety of their children. No running, fast walking, wrestling or games are allowed on the concrete decks around the pool. Games include throwing any balls or objects of any type, such as frisbees, or wet objects into or over the pool are not allowed. 

Flotation devices are allowed. → No diving is allowed from any location within the pool complex. 

Beach balls [soft type] may be used in the pool. 

► Swimmers are not allowed to play on the rope[s] separating various sections of the pool. 

Pushing or throwing people into the pool is not permitted. > Jumping the gate or fence is not permitted. » Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the pool complex under any circumstances. › Skateboarding, rollerblading, and bicycle riding are not permitted in the pool area. > Pool Parties are not allowed under any circumstances 

Pool Cleanliness and Courtesy Rules

Only swimmers wearing bathing suits will be allowed in the pool. No jean shorts are allowed. No pampers or diapers are allowed. "Little Swimmers" or the equivalent are permissible. All trash must be placed in the proper receptacles. At no time shall anyone interfere with personnel designated by the Eagle Springs Homeowners Association, Inc. to manage the pool, whether lifeguards, Pool Committee members, or association staff. 

All food must be consumed in one of the two picnic areas, Eagle's Nest and Eagle's Roost. Glass containers are not permitted. 

No foul or profane language or loud, boisterous talk will be permitted. Violators will be subject to ejection from the pool area for the rest of the day. 

Radio volume shall be maintained at a level that does not disturb other users of the pool.

Smoking is only permitted in the designated area next to the Eagle's Nest. 

No pets allowed in the pool complex. 

Violators: Violation of the above rules will result in an initial warning to the offender. A second or subsequent violation will result in removal from the pool area by pool management and/or appropriate law enforcement. In addition, violators may be subject to suspension of pool privileges for a reasonable period, as determined by the Eagle Springs Homeowners Association Board of Directors. 

Failure to comply with instructions given by personnel designated to manage the pool will result in removal from the pool area, by law enforcement personnel if necessary. 

7. WATER SLIDE RULES 

ALL persons must be at least 48" in height to be permitted to ride the water slide. 

Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, people with neck or back problems, and people under the influence of drugs or alcohol are NOT permitted to ride the water slide. 

Only individuals wearing appropriate bathing suits may ride the water slide. Cut-off jeans, bathing suits with buckles, rivets or other hard objects may damage the slide or cause injury to others. Shoes, sandals or other footwear are also not allowed. 

A safe riding position is either sitting or lying feet first and arms crossed over the chest. NO riding "head first" is permitted. 

Only one person may ride at a time. Chains or double riding are NOT permitted. 

Exit the splash pool as quickly as possible after reaching the bottom of the water slide to avoid possible injury from subsequent riders, 

→ No swimming in the splash pool is permitted while the slide is in operation. 

► NO running or pushing on the stairs to the slide tower or climbing on the slide is permitted. 

The Slide may ONLY be used when THREE lifeguards are on duty. 

Treasurer/Secretary

Some residents say it is time for new blood on our board of directors.
Now is your chance.
Looking for an Eagle Springs resident to become the backup to the current Treasurer/Secretary to learn the Eagle Springs financial systems, legal aspects, etc., and to take over this position and become an officer of the Corporation.
Interested email:
office@eaglespringsga.com

Access Cards for delinquent accounts

Eagle Springs Residents that are delinquent in their current and past years Association Fees will have access to the pool complex, gym, and tennis court revoked until delinquent accounts are paid in full.  
The access cards will be deactivated and can no longer be used to open gates in gated communities.  Clickers will not be deactivated and will continue to open gates in gated communities.

GYM

Parents please remember that children under the age of 16 are NOT allowed in the gym due to safety concerns.  While you are working out they are playing on the equipment and can get hurt.  AGAIN NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 ARE ALLOWED IN THE GYM.  THANK YOU.

Fishing in Eagle Springs

Fishing in Eagle Springs

In Eagle Springs we have a lot of opinions on fishing in the lakes or ponds. The water that is surrounded by homes is on private property. The other two bodies of water are posted “No Fishing and No Swimming.” As you may have noticed we have two fountains down right now for expensive repairs. Both pump failures were caused by fishing line sucked in and wrapped around the rotating mechanisms.

I just wanted you to be aware of where part of our budget goes for repairs that could be avoided.

Eric Nelson

HOA President

HOA Board of Directors Responses

Click here for the HOA Board of Directors responses PDF.

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Town Hall Meeting for Eagle Springs

Residents please note the meeting taking place in the Clubhouse on June 17th at 7 PM is not a sanctioned board meeting.  In order for it to be a minimum of 4 board members would have to be present.

Town Hall Meeting for Eagle Springs.  This Thursday June 17th. 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse. This is an opportunity for you to talk about your recommendations, suggestions, air your complaints and let the Board know what can be done better or what you like to see changed.  We want this to be an orderly and beneficial presentation to communicate with the board.  Each speaker (one at a time) will be asked to sign in with name, section of Eagle Springs you live in and EMail. We want to respond to you. Anticipate some time for us to look at  all the responses and provide feedback. We will post on Eagle Springs Email as much as possible. If we can make this work, it could be a regular periodic meeting. No decisions will be made and no solutions provided at the meeting. It is strictly your opportunity to express your opinions. 

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Memorial Day 2021

Our office will be closed on Monday 5/31/21 in observance of Memorial Day.  Come out to the Pool for Fincher's BBQ from 12-2pm!

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Now Accepting Event Rentals

Great News: Our Club House and Community Center have reopened! For booking information please visit the Club House and Community Center pages. Must be an Eagle Springs resident to reserve.

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Election for City of Centerville Post 1 Council Seat

Centerville City Council has an upcoming Special 2021 Election. Early voting is May 24 - June 11 from 8am-5pm. Election Day is June 15 from 7am-7pm. Please vote!

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