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.
There has been some discussion about the Gate Cameras at Eagle Springs on unofficial websites. So I will provide some factual information about the cameras and the recent additions at Autumn Trace and Jamestown.
Our gate cameras record license plate numbers and a partial view of vehicles that go through the entrances to our Eagle Springs Communities. Until recently Jamestown and autumn Trace did not have cameras. The BOD approved purchase and installation over a year ago for those communities. Unfortunately for the last year and a half it has been very slow and hard to obtain equipment which resulted in a delay in the installations. Autumn Trace was delayed more because of the complexity of the electrical hook ups. Had to be tunneled under the wall and located in a different position than was originally planned.
The information on these cameras is no accessed unless we have criminal activity or vandalism in our communities. Then it is helpful information for law enforcement to track down and deal with the people involved. We can look for specific times and vehicles that coincide with the criminal activity. And these cameras have resulted in arrests of people.
They also assist in payments for damages to the gates when they are damaged by vehicles. WE have had two cases recently of gate damage. One resulted in over $ 9,000 in damages that is in court for recovery. The other resulted in over $ 6,000 in damages. The individual is known and has arrest warrant issued so that repair cost will be recovered also.
Eagle Springs is not monitoring your movements or keeping data on you. There is a limited look back time and then info is recorded over. We do believe it is a great addition to crime prevention in our communities and a benefit to all of us. The camera operations are a very small portion of our annual budget.
If you have specific questions we can address them for you.
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.
There are Facebook sites set up by Eagle Springs residents that are not authorized or sanctioned by Eagle Springs Association Inc. These sites contain much incorrect information that cannot be backed up with any credible documentation. The owners of these Facebook sites look to give their opinions about many subjects which are not actual facts.
Eagle Springs residents should be extremely cautious about these sites and the information that is posted on such sites that may not be credible documentation or questionable verification of said information and posts.
The non-sanctioned Facebook sites are:
“Eagle Springs HOA" https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613727655584257
"Eagle Springs Complaints" https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Springs-Complaints-103015761405920
"EAGLE SPRINGS HOA COMPLAINTS RECOGNIZED" https://www.facebook.com/groups/729826514472848