Summer is almost here and we’re ready to hit the pool! The Crossing swimming pool will open Saturday, May 3. The pool will be open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please be aware no lifeguard is on duty so residents and guests enter the pool at their own risk.
Only ONE key for entering the pool gate will be provided for each townhouse. The cost is $25. The $25 payment must be submitted with a signed pool agreement form when picking up a key. Renters must get the homeowner’s signature on the form. All residents should also review the swimming pool rules.
Key Pickup Dates: Pool keys will be issued on the following dates and times to current owners and renters (with owners’ permission) at the clubhouse:
- Tuesday, April 29, thru Friday, May 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day
- Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UPDATE: After May 3, contact Beverly at 250-5189 to schedule a time to purchase a key.
The Board of Directors voted in April to change the clubhouse rental fee structure. The great news is it is now FREE for owners and renters to rent the clubhouse but clean-up is required. (If the clubhouse is being used for commercial purposes during the rented period, there is a fee based on the number of people attending.) The other news is the cleaning/damage deposit was changed to $150. That payment check will not be deposited unless cleaning is necessary or damage has occurred. If alcohol is served, add $200 to your cleaning/damage deposit check.
To reserve the clubhouse submit a clubhouse reservation form, signed by the homeowner, with payment of the cleaning/damage deposit to the HOA. Forms can be found in the white box outside the clubhouse front door or may be downloaded here: Clubhouse information.
The swimming pool got a bit of a facelift this month. New tile was placed around the edge, which will look great when the pool opens May 3 for the summer. The pool was retiled with 6-inch medium-blue tiles and new foot markers by Pleasant Pools and Spas in Edmond.
Also, the Board made the difficult decision to close the kiddie pool permanently. Reopening it would have required more than $3,000 to repair leaks and bring it up to code. Unfortunately, not enough children used the kiddie pool to make that expense justifiable. Now we’re discussing how to fill in the small pool and make the best use of that space in the future.
Are you interested in contributing to The Crossing? Do you have a little free time to help your neighbors and improve the community? We have an opening on the Board of Directors and are looking for someone to join us. We would prefer that a volunteer could handle some office tasks and computer work, and have some knowledge of HOA issues or construction work. If you’re interested, please email TheCrossingEdmond@gmail.com or leave a phone message at 478-0941. We appreciate all volunteers!
UPDATE: This opening was filled by Bill Brack on May 13.
Oklahoma City will host a special collection for unwanted computers, tires, ammunition and prescription drugs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the State Fairgrounds. The drop-off site will be on the south side of the Fairgrounds, east of the arena. Enter the Fairgrounds on Gordon Cooper Boulevard, at Gate 5 from North May.
The collection is open to Oklahoma City residents only. Recyclers must bring their current Oklahoma City water bill stub to prove residency.
Syringes, liquids, inhalers, tire rims, televisions and wheels will not be accepted. Businesses wanting to recycle hazardous waste should contact the Department of Environmental Quality at 702-5100.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 1621 South Portland accepts a wide variety of hazardous materials from residents’ homes year-round. The type of products accepted at the facility includes gasoline, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides, weed killers, swimming pool chemicals and paint-related products. The facility is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Thank you to the 40-50 people that attended the annual meeting on Jan. 27. We had a good discussion and review of important issues with HOA Attorney Matt Winton. The change to full-coverage insurance for all homes was an important topic, as well as an upcoming amendment to the covenants that homeowners will vote on in 2014. We’ll continue the covenants discussion at the Feb. 11 monthly board meeting that all homeowners are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. During Monday’s meeting we also reviewed the HOA budget and construction plan for 2014, and elected the board of directors for 2014. The directors then met privately to elect officers after the annual meeting’s conclusion.
Only one wooden retaining wall remains after the wall in front of 13913-13921 Crossing Way East was replaced last week. The original railroad ties had rotted and become a hazard. The new wall has large concrete bricks, two stairs to the sidewalk and street, and curved sides to direct water flow. The last wooden retaining wall is located by the tennis courts and may be replaced in 2015.
Homeowners are encouraged to attend The Crossing’s annual meeting of the Homeowners Association on Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Matthew Winton, attorney for The Crossing HOA, will address the group and answer any questions about an upcoming amendment to the covenants and by-laws.
Homeowners will also vote on the 2014 HOA Board of Directors. A proxy ballot was mailed to every homeowner in case you cannot attend. The January newsletter, mailed to every owner, included information about each of the nine volunteers. Seven will be elected to the board.
During the annual meeting we’ll review the 2013 financials and 2014 budget, and discuss upcoming plans for building improvements.
Also, we will soon ask homeowners to vote on an amendment to The Crossing’s Covenants. Winton will briefly discuss the covenants; however, the amended language is not yet available as we want to confirm it includes the necessary language to be fair and responsible for the needs of the community. So please bare with us a little longer.