Hi Eagle Point:
If you receive a text that says your package is being held at the post office but also asks additional questions that seem unusual…this could be a possible SCAM! Please contact the Eagle Point HOA Admin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information or call the office at 205-314-5793.
Some housekeeping items from the HOA Board...
In an effort to encourage covenant compliance without sending out numerous violation letters, the HOA Board asks that residents address the basic maintenance issues listed below. Beginning Monday, May 3rd, we will begin sending violation letters regarding these items. If you have questions or would like to advise us of your plans to bring your property into compliance, please send an email to email@example.com. We thank you in advance for your effort to comply with your covenants.
- Paint mailbox as necessary.
- Make sure numbers on mailbox are legible.
- Perform landscape maintenance, including weed control, pruning shrubs (deep pruning for overgrown ones), sodding barren areas, and covering exposed roots with pine straw/mulch.
- Repair or replace/pressure wash/stain wooden fences that are showing their age. (Submit an ARCC form, found at www.ephoa.org, if you plan to stain or replace your fence.)
A message from EPHOA President, Misti Steed:
My heart goes out to everyone affected by last week’s storm. Your Board members and our administrative assistant with YourOffice (Amy) have been working around the clock to help in any way we can. Following is a summary of issues I’m being asked about repeatedly and of various things I think everyone needs to know. As I think of more things, I’ll share. If you have access to Facebook, you can get access to information quickly by joining either of these groups, as I post there throughout the day: Eagle Point – Birmingham, AL or Official Eagle Point HOA. You must answer membership questions to be approved to join these groups.
May God bless each of us as we rebuild from the storm, and may He bless the multitudes who have helped Eagle Point up to this point. We would not be where we are without the help of our neighbors in Griffin Park. I continue to be astonished at the kindness of strangers.
If you do not have a mailbox, your mail is probably being help at the Meadowbrook post office. You can go there to pick it up and extend a hold mail order. My understanding is that you can also place curbside some sort of temporary mailbox or container with your house number on it, and our mail carrier will put your mail in it. I will publish information about mailbox replacement under separate cover in the coming days.
There is a lot of information going around about debris removal. Right now, Shelby County is working as fast as they can on debris removal. We have received no direction from any source – County, State, or Federal – on creating a “staging” area for debris on a concrete pad. As our County services are removing the debris as efficiently as they can, we see no reason to stage debris in the meantime. I realize people are posting things they’ve heard from supposed FEMA sources, but I am taking direction from our County and State representatives. Should the cumulative damages for affected areas in Alabama qualify us for Federal aid for debris removal and for uninsured damages, I will take direction from whomever the Federal agencies send in.
Shelby County officials are directing the order of debris removal, as they have assessed county-wide needs. Damage spreads FAR beyond Eagle Point, and they must use their resources equitably and efficiently. Creating access for first responders takes top priority. PATIENCE is in order for this process. We live in a heavily wooded area, and we are looking at weeks/months for all the clearing to be done.
For our safety, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will be providing deputies at all Eagle Point entrances from dark until dawn through at least the end of the week. Only residents can come in while they are stationed, but THEY ARE REASONABLE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE TO HELP, NOT PREVENT RESIDENTS FROM GETTING HOME. They’re not going to keep your kids from getting home from practice or stop a caregiver from getting to an elderly person. You may get a call to verify someone is coming to your home, so just be sure you’re by your phone if you’re expecting a visitor.
The lakes in Eagle Point are privately owned by the homeowners who have lakefront property. Your HOA is not responsible for the lakes and thus cannot direct the efforts towards cleaning them up.
The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders and the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board will be set up in the parking lot of the Home Depot on 280 this Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be several home building professionals on site to answer any questions you may have about home repairs or rebuilding. The licensure board will have representatives to answer any questions as well. If you are trying to navigate this whole process, please stop by and you'll find plenty of friendly professionals ready to answer your questions.
In the coming weeks (and even months to be honest), we are going to see restoration companies and contractors and just all kinds of companies (from all over the country) in Eagle Point as part of disaster relief. It is very disconcerting, but also necessary as local resources will be too overwhelmed to serve everyone damaged by the storm. My advice: Ask to see that they are licensed to do business in Alabama and in Shelby County. Ask to see that they are licensed to do the work they say they do. Do not sign anything you don’t understand. Do not be intimated or afraid to tell someone “no” and politely close the door. Our HOA has a policy of No Soliciting in Eagle Point. The Sheriff deputies CANNOT technically enforce our policy, but they can ask solicitors for their proof of licensing and make them leave if they cannot provide it.