Hi Eagle Point!!!
WASTE PRO -ASAP
If you are having trouble with WASTE PRO picking up your garbage or picking up your recycled trash; please send the HOA Admin an email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. List the services that you are having trouble with and it will be verified with the Waste Pro manager. Please email by early Wednesday, March 21.
Work is beginning on the 280 side of Eagle Point to repair several lines that the phone company cut a couple of weeks ago. Workers said they will be cutting through the asphalt to repair lines that are holding on by a thread. They are hopeful you will not lose service before this happens. (cable/internet could go out at anytime because the lines are patched) Try to stay patient while the work is underway.
The Eagle Point Garage Sale will be Saturday, April 14th. Let your friends and family know about the great deals in EP. Make sure you get a red balloon and tie it on your mailbox. The HOA hopes that you sale a lot of items and make some major $$$$!!
Spring is coming to Eagle Point and many yards are already showing sign of WEEDS. The HOA highly recommends hiring an environmental service to take care of your lawn. If you need a lawn service please call the office at 205-314-5793 for a list of lawn care companies. Yards need to be maintained monthly; lets keep Eagle Point looking FRESH and BEAUTIFUL!
EPHOA March Meeting Notes - Dr. Lewis Brooks
At the March 12th meeting, the EPHOA hosted Dr. Lewis Brooks from the Shelby County Board of Education and Deputy Nathan Kendrick from the Shelby County Sheriffs Office. They graciously agreed to talk to Eagle Point residents about school safety in Shelby County.
Dr. Brooks went over the development of the Shelby County Schools Safe Schools initiative, which was implemented in 2013 after an active shooter incident in a Chelsea school; the incident ended with no one harmed but prompted a dialogue about how to make our schools safer. The Safe Schools Initiative is based on a five point plan: safety reviews of building architecture; local school safety and security teams; continuous improvement through local school safety plan assessments; safety drills and training; and collaboration with local law enforcement.
Since implementation, $3.5 million has been spent on providing School Resource Officers (this includes funding from Shelby County Schools and from the County Commission but not from local municipalities). Theres also been $2.75 million spent on renovations and school entrances that improve safety. Shelby County schools are some of the only schools to have a dedicated SRO in every school in the system. Even Jefferson County schools do not, and Homewood City Schools only added an SRO in elementary schools in the past month or so. This means our students have the advantage of a specially trained deputy during school hours, a first line of defense in case there is an incident.
Dr. Brooks emphasized that the BOE seeks a practical approach to school safety within a prioritized system. Funding is, of course, the main obstacle to furthering safety features in our schools and on our buses. As a matter of fact, the BOE works annually towards having cameras on all Shelby County buses. The future focus is on upgrading school cameras from analog to digital. Dr. Brooks believes that there is no one measure that makes a security system foolproof, but there are multiple measures that can make our schools safer. He also talked about the need for mental health resources and funding with the flexibility to use those resources for safety needs. Dr. Brooks seeks a relationship with Shelby County parents based on trust and chooses to live in hope, not fear; his commitment to our students safety is firm.
Deputy Kendrick, who is in charge of the SRO unit, agreed that the relationship between Shelby County schools and the Sheriffs Department is a positive one. He explained his units behind the scenes work creating and continually developing critical response plans (roads, media staging, and parent reunification). He hopes he never has to implement those plans, but is prepared if an incident occurs.
Both Dr. Brooks and Deputy Kendrick were open and honest in sharing their views. At the end of the day, Shelby County has leaders committed to the safety of our children.