Eagle Point Homeowners Association
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
7:30PM Welcome and Opening Introduction Raymond Newton
Thanks to those residents who attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of The Eagle Point Homeowners Association. The HOA Board thanks Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego and Cahaba Valley Fire Chief Jim Witherington and North Shelby Fire Chief Buddy Tyler for attending the meeting of our homeowners. We were fortunate to have a great representation from each department. All were very willing to answer questions and share what they do for and in Eagle Point.
Shelby County Sheriffs Office
Sheriff John Samaniego
Adam Mitchell Investigations
Deb Sumrall Community Outreach
Sergeant Owen Prescott
Lieutenant Jason Myrick
Samaniego took time out of his schedule to come speak
to the EPHOA and discuss the Sheriffs Office involvement in the community. He wanted residents to know that he and his
deputies are working hard for the people in Eagle Point. He introduced several of his deputies and
investigators and invited them to describe their daily activities and what they
see is positives and negatives in the community. Crime in EP is very low compared to other
communities in the area, but Eagle Point is not immune. We are reminded to be watchful and vigilant
in reporting things that seem odd or make us uncomfortable. Several questions were posed to the deputies
including, question about car decals so the deputies would know it was an EP
resident, what happens at night in Eagle Point, animals that deputies deal with
in Eagle Point coyotes, deer, and rabid racoon or etc. The Sheriffs department want residents to
call them if something seems slightly off whether it is suspicious cars, person
or animals. Deputies said to go with
your first instinct. Deb Sumrall is the community outreach deputy for the
Sheriffs Office. If you need anything
please feel free to call her at 205-670-6015. The question was raised about
parking on street during parties etc. and Sheriffs Office said to call them
and they would handle it. They want to
be involved and to do what they can to help.
North Shelby Fire
Chief Buddy Tyler
Cahaba Valley Fire
Cahaba Valley Fire - http://www.cahabavalleyfire.org
Chief Jim Witherington
Fire Marshall - John Yancey
Both Chiefs spoke about their support of the community and the wide variety of calls they receive on a regular basis. Seems like actual fires are low on their call list. They are called a lot of times when the Sheriffs Department cannot get to a resident. Chief Tyler talked about fire safety and the importance of having fireplaces inspected each year along with the importance of placing ashes in the correct receptacles and locations (Article will follow soon). Below are links to short videos that will make homeowners aware of the importance of having working smoke alarms along with a video that shows the proper location for installing smoke alarms.
Chief Witherington spoke about the need to clean, sweep and check chimneys once a year. Maintenance is very important due to settling of houses, cracks in the firebox and soot buildup, as well as regular use can sometimes cause damage to the fireplace and the chimney system. The Fire Department offers fire safety classes and will also perform house inspections to any homeowner who calls and schedules an appointment.
Legacy Vs. Modern Home Furnishings Video
Smoke Alarm Placement Video
BJs Chimney Service 205-995-8656 firstname.lastname@example.org (Chimney Cleaning)
Jim Ferrill presented the annual financial report and reviewed the 2018 budget.
The text of Raymonds address as well as the financial report will be available on the EPHOA website on Friday under the 2018 Annual Meeting heading.
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