Everyone is invited to join us this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m., to paint the clubhouse exterior siding. We’ll try to do the lower level (front and back) in just a few hours, then next week the professionals will paint the higher peaks. Come out to meet your neighbors and have some fun while we get rid of the green and white clubhouse!
On the night of Oct. 15 we had a small fire at a home in The Crossing. A resident left a candle burning in the kitchen then left the home. Thankfully, a neighbor smelled smoke and called the fire department. Fire and water damage were mostly contained to the unit’s kitchen area, but the resulting smoke caused minor damage to the surrounding units.
This is an important opportunity to remind everyone that each unit needs to have its own FULL COVERAGE INSURANCE. The HOA has no insurance on our individual homes. Each owner is responsible for insurance on their roof, interior and exterior of the home and garage. If you’re unsure if your entire townhouse is covered, contact your insurance agent. (In December 2013, each owner became responsible for their own insurance, and the HOA no longer charges an additional “hazard insurance” fee. This was the most affordable option for most homeowners.)
Also, we strongly advise that you get to know your neighbors. Have their contact information in case of emergency. Yesterday, the neighbors did not know the resident, who moved in just a few months ago, so they couldn’t advise the firefighters and didn’t know how to notify the resident about the fire. Luckily, the HOA board members have most owners’ contact information so we were able to notify the owner and resident immediately after the fire was out.
We’re very thankful the fire in this case was fairly small and no one was injured. It serves as an important reminder, however, of what we all must do. If you have any questions, please contact the HOA board at TheCrossingEdmond@gmail.com or call our answering service at 405-478-0941.
A clean-up crew will be in the neighborhood Wednesday, Oct. 15, to trim tree limbs and remove a few dead trees. We recommend that any vehicles on the property during the workday be stored in garages. If that’s not possible, then we urge you to not park under or near any overhanging branches in case they are scheduled to be cut down. We want to avoid any damage to vehicles, and also want to make it easy for the crew to access the branches. Thank you!
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.