Happy August Eagle Point!!
Eagle Point Chat with DEPUTY WHEELER -
Deputy Wheeler works our area Wednesday through Friday and every other Saturday. Deputies have many duties besides protecting and servicing our community. The HOA asked Deputy Wheeler questions we thought homeowners would want to know.
1) From your experience what are the problems with parking on the street?
The issue of parking on the street becomes a topic of discussion for several reasons. Parking on the street does tend to make it more difficult for first responders to get to the intended destination. This is especially true when vehicles park on both sides of the street. Based on my experience, parking on the street does not deter crime. Often, parking on the street tends to lead to more problems. Vandalism, as in the egging. Damage to parked vehicles being struck by passing vehicles (and unreported by the passing vehicle!). Another issue is, vehicles parked on the street are often located in darker places, out of the light from the driveway. This makes them easier targets to get broken into. A well-lit driveway is a safer place for a parked vehicle. Also, the more cars that are parked on the street does tend to make it harder to tell when vehicles that don't belong in the area are there. It becomes easier for criminals and their vehicles to blend in.
2) What is the response time between calls made to dispatch and deputies arriving at scene?
The response time for deputies arriving on scene from time of dispatch varies and is difficult to gauge. There are many factors that come into play. The first factor is the type of call. Calls reported to 911 dispatch are given a priority level based on the level/seriousness of the call. There is a scale that 911 uses for this. The higher the priority, the faster the response will be. Calls with low priority are sometimes put on hold until all higher priority calls are handled. The second factor that determines the response time would be the availability of a Deputy. The number of Deputies working a particular area of the county can vary from day to day. For example, you may have three Deputies working the north side of the county (which is where your subdivision is considered to be). Let's say two are tied up on a domestic/fight call. One is on a prisoner transport. Another Deputy would have to be pulled from another part of the county depending on the priority of the call. This may take a while for him/her to get to the scene. If it's a low priority call, it may just have to wait until a north Deputy is available. There are many responsibilities a Deputy Sheriff is involved in. As a Deputy Sheriff we are officers of the court. We serve civil papers, protection orders, mental health pick up orders and eviction orders. We transport inmates to/from federal courthouses, as well as district courthouses. We transport inmates to prison. We pick up from other municipalities/counties to bring prisoners to our jail when they have active warrants from Shelby County. We also work motor vehicle accidents, traffic enforcement, serve warrants, and answer 911 calls.
3) Can you explain what happens when there is drug/alcohol activity at the pool or surrounding areas? What happens to the offenders?
When there is drug/alcohol activity at the pool several outcomes are possible. The age of the offender can determine what happens. When dealing with juveniles, officer discretion can come into play. For example, a juvenile can be arrested but released to the parent/guardian at the scene. However, this does not mean it's over. The arrest paperwork is still submitted and the juvenile court system gets involved at a later date. Another scenario is the juvenile is taken to juvenile detention at the time of arrest. When it comes to adults, there are a couple of scenarios. The offender goes to jail. The second option would depend on the nature of the offense, but just securing the scene, and making sure the offender gets to a safe place, preferably home, is another option. Officer discretion again comes into play. Situations involving drug activity usually involves notifying the Shelby County Drug Task Force for further follow up.
4) Roughly how many times does patrol drive through the neighborhood?
Patrol drives through as many neighborhoods as possible during the work shift. The number of times this happens, again, goes back to what is going on in the work shift for the Deputy working the area. It is impossible to say how many times this will happen in a day/week because there are just too many factors involved. All Deputies attempt as much as possible.
You, the Homeowner, can have a chance to ask Deputy Wheeler questions at the Next Homeowner meeting!! BELOW
Eagle Point Homeowners Monthly Meeting - Open to the Public - Monday, August 14th, 4:00PM - Location TBD due to numbers.
Please email HOA at email@example.com if you will be attending!
Eagle Point High School HEARTS
The Eagle Point HOA is starting a new program for the neighborhood using our own High School students to help those needing help! Eagle Point High School Hearts is a program designated to help those in the neighborhood that need a little extra care. The HOA has come across several homeowners that are in need and could use a little HELP. EPHSH would allow High School students to get service credit hours by helping out neighbors in their own community! If your High School son/daughter is interested, please contact the HOA at eaglepoint firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a neighbor that needs a little extra neighborly attention The HOA and the neighborhood wants to be here for you! Please contact the HOA at email@example.com.
New School Year Begins Tomorrow!!
School Starts tomorrow for the Oak Mountain School System. Everyone be very mindful of kids waiting for the school buses tomorrow. Traffic will be a little busier for the next couple of weeks. Alabama law regarding school buses: You must stop when you are following or meeting a school bus or church bus stopped on the road while the stop signal arm is extended and displaying flashing red lights. Remain stopped until the stop signal is retracted and red lights are turned off. You should also stop when meeting or following a school or church bus which is stopped on a four to six lane undivided highway. A stop is not required on a divided highway having four or more lanes which permits at least two lanes of traffic to travel in opposite directions when meeting a school or church bus which is stopped in the opposing roadway or if the school or church bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to such highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway. Even if the bus is sitting for what seems a long period of time, please do not run the BUS STOP SIGN. A child may be running trying to catch the bus because they are late. Also, parents, note to self...Please stand at the bus stop with your kids and actually watch them. Many accidents happen because kids see the bus and run to it before it puts the stop sign out. Also, make sure your kids look both ways before crossing to the stopped bus. Please do not park on the street so school buses can get down the streets!!!
Eagle Point Homeowners Association Meeting
Monday, August 14th at 5:30pm
The Hampton Inn Lee Branch, 6220 Farley Court, Birmingham, AL 35242
Several Deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department will be there to answer questions for the homeowners. This is a great opportunity to ask questions many of you have called the HOA office about.
We also want to thank The Hampton Inn at Lee Branch for hosting the meeting!! If you are in need of a hotel for family members or guests, The Hampton Inn has special rates for Eagle Point Residents! Also, large meeting spaces available daily. Give Barbara Zieba a call at 205-981-0024
Hi Eagle Point!!!
In case you have not heard there is an Eagle Point Homeowners Meeting Monday, August 14th at 5:30 at The Hampton Inn in Lee Branch! Several Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies will be attending the meeting to share insight and answer any questions you may have for them. Hope to see everyone there!!
If you need parts for your mailbox call Alabama Mailbox at 205-594-4413.
Below is a Price List:
Number bar $28.00
Eagle $25.00 for 1 and $44.00 for 2
Flag $20.00 and Housing for flag $12.00
Farley Lane and Eagle Point Drive
The HOA just received word that the construction workers will begin paving Farley Lane and Eagle Point Drive tomorrow!!! Thanks to all of the homeowners that have had patience with all the construction and development!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
The EPHOA Meeting is August 14th at 5:30 PM at The Hampton Inn in Lee Branch. Hope to see you there!!! Several Shelby County Deputies will be there for homeowners to ask questions!! Please call the HOA Office anytime...we appreciate your questions 205-314-5793!
Eagle Point Swim and Tennis
The EPST is proud to offer a Fall Tennis Clinic*
August 30 - November 1
Coach Danny Hudson
Details: Kids mixed 12 and under at 5pm; Ladies at 6pm
The session will last 10 weeks, concurrent with the Academic school year.
We have another proposed Ladies Class for Fridays at 9am
All that is tentative is we recruit 4-6 in each group.
Please contact Coach Danny via Facebook or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The EPST offers Tennis Only Memberships if any residents are interested. $200/year
You receive: Unlimited/year round access to the Tennis Court, first priority registration for Tennis Clinics, and usage of the online court reservation system
Hi EAGLE POINT!!!!
Reminder that The EAGLE POINT HOA meeting is today Monday, August 14th at 5:30PM at The Hampton Inn in Lee Branch. Several Sheriff Deputies will be on hand to answer homeowners' questions and give insight. The HOA wants to say THANKS to The Hampton Inn for hosting the meeting. If you have family or friends that are coming into town or need a large meeting space, think about reserving a room for them at The Hampton Inn.
Did you know that houses FOR SALE in Eagle Point, SELL faster than houses in other neighborhoods? Below are some Staticstics:
Eagle Point - 35 days on the market
Meadow Brook - 79 days on the market
BrookHighland - 101 days on the market
Inverness - 40 days on the market
So keep FRESHENING up your property Eagle Point!!! The above information from a local Real Estate Agent shows that by keeping your homes in Eagle Point up-to-date, housing prices/values stay elevated and people want to move into our beautiful neighborhood!
Hi Eagle Point,
Eagle Point High School Hearts
Eagle Point High School Girl needed to help a neighbor go to the grocery store and carry/put up groceries at her home. Service Credit hours available, please call The HOA office at 205-314-5793 for more information.
Eagle Point Garage Sale
Red Balloons are a must because The Eagle Point HOA Garage Sale will be Saturday, September 9th. So get your bargaining skills ready and start cleaning out what others will think of as treasures!!
Questions and Information
Eagle Point if you have questions or concerns, please call the HOA office at 205-314-5793 or email at email@example.com. We would love to answer your questions.Keep in mind that information for unofficial sources may cause confusion.
Today is Trash DAY! The Garbage trucks come every Tuesday as early as 5:40 AM in some parts of the neighborhood. Please remember toremove yourTRASH CANS from the street todayand put them out of sight.
Whats up EAGLE POINT?!?!?!?!
Football season starts tonight for many high schools around town. The HOA hopes you and your teams have fun and come back with the BIG "W"! Remember to BE SAFE tonight.
Just wanted to give a SHOUT OUT about how great the freshly painted MAILBOXES look! We really appreciate the effort to keep the Neighborhood looking beautiful. Please continue to cut yards in a timely manner and clean out all beds of weeds, grass and dead bushes. Also, dead trees are very unsightly and can be dangerous. Please think about having them removed before they fall and hurt someone or destroy property!!!
Eagle Point High School Hearts is still looking for high school students to help several residents in the neighborhood. Please call the HOA office at 205-314-5793.
Count down is 2 weeks until the Eagle Point Neighborhood Garage Sale on September 9th! Don't forget your red balloons and practice up on your selling skills.
The Eagle Point HOA board was very excited about the number of attendees for the last HOA meeting!! Eagle Point Homeowner's meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month. The next meeting will be Monday, September 11th at 5:30PM at The Hampton in at Lee Branch. We want to thank The Hampton Inn in Lee Branch for again hosting our HOA meeting. If you have friends or family from out of town or are in need of a large meeting space, please consider The Hampton Inn. They give great rates for Eagle Point Residents.
Hi Eagle Point...
Eagle Point Homeowner meetings are always the 2nd Monday of every month. The HOA Board encourages all homeowners in Eagle Point to attend the meetings. The next HOA meeting will be Monday, September 11th at 5:30PM at The Hampton Inn in Lee Branch. Again, the HOA wants to say a BIG THANKS to The Hampton Inn for hosting our meetings. Please consider using The Hampton Inn if you have guests or are in need of meeting space.
Don't forget about the upcoming Garage Sale on Saturday, September 9th. Remember to get RED BALLOONS to attach to your mailbox on the day of the sale!!
Tuesday is TRASH DAY...please remember to remove your trash cans from the street on the day that the garbage is picked up. Be A Good Neighbor!!
For many on Eagle Point Circle, Charter was burying the cable that had been laying in the street. Please let the HOA office know if you have any problems!
Please make sure that your basketball goals are maintained. Poles need to be painted and in good condition, nets need to be hanging properly and not torn or ragged, and backboards are complete and there are not holes in the glass. If you do have a glass backboard that is broken or has holes in it, please take steps to either fix it or dispose of it. We love that kids enjoy the neighborhood but please make sure equipment is in good working order.
This sweet, adorable dog showed up on our deck this weekend. She likes our house and wants to say, but we can't keep her. If you know who she belongs to or know anyone that would like a medium-small, copper-colored, short-haired, super friendly, quiet (unless alone), obedient dog, please have them contact me. She has only barked or cried when we left her in the basement or on the deck overnight alone. She really likes to be around people. Someone that needs company (and probably a fenced yard since she wandered from somewhere into ours) would be perfect.Coat looks good, has a slight limp but it doesn't slow her down, Good dog! Thanks! Bonnie Tautkus 860-874-7577
The Eagle Point HOA office has had several calls again about pets. Please remember if you are walking your sweet pet and enjoying the beautiful EP streets, carry a disposable bag with you. Neighbors do not want to pick up other neighbor's pet waste on their propert. Also, please do not let your dog roam around in other neighbors yards to do their business. Shelby County does have a "leash law" and unleashed pets are subject to be picked up by Animal Control (don't traumatize your pets!). If you do see your pet relieve themselves in a neighbors yard, go get a shovel or bag and clean up the yard after them. I am sure your neighbor would be very understanding if you cleaned up the waste!! Also, please keep your pets in your own yard and if they are barking, please try to handle them as quickly as you can...we do not want our pets to be a frustration to others. Let's keep our furry friends lovable...Be a Good Neighbor!!