Welcome to Avensong!
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Making Avensong Merry and Bright!
(posted December 23, 2021)
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Avensong 2021 Holiday Decorating Committee!
You all did a wonderful job and our entrance and clubhouse are full of holiday spirit!
And another big THANK YOU to our volunteers who hosted an evening of fun and friends
at the Avensong 2021 Holiday Party!
Follow the "Photo Album" link to the left to view photos from the party!
If you would be interested in joining our social committee or to help plan upcoming Avensong events, please let us know!
2022 HOA Dues Information is uploaded!
(posted December 22, 2021)
Avensong homeowners can view general 2022 HOA Dues information on the Owner Information page. This is for general information and pre-planning so please be sure to check payment amounts when your statements and coupons arrive in the mail.
Dues need to be paid, processed and posted to all homeowner accounts by January 15, 2022 or they will be considered late!
Village and Avencroft homeowners please remember that you have TWO homeowner accounts. In order to see what's going on with both accounts you will need to link them in Town Square (HPI's payment portal). There is more information on this and instructions to link your accounts on the Owner Information page.
End of Fall/Early Winter Maintenance Inspections!
(posted November 26, 2021)
Now that most of the leaves have fallen off of the trees it is a good time to take a good look at your home and make plans for any maintenance work that needs to be done. The HOA Boards will be adding these items to upcoming maintenance inspections so take advantage of this heads-up!
Please remove the leaves from your property. Not only is this unsightly, they can become a hazard - wet leaves are very slippery! Please remember there is NO BURNING IN AVENSONG so please bag up your leaves and call your trash company for information on removal. Once you've removed the leaves you will be able to see the weeds in your yard a bit better. Not all weeds go dormant in winter so please treat them now and maybe they'll be less likely to come back in the spring!
Check all sides of your home and fences for mold/mildew build-up (green discoloration). Once you can see it, it will get worse real quick! Please be pro-active and schedule pressure washing for your home and fencing now. There will be a rush on pressure washing companies after the first of the year so get on their schedules now!
Now that your home is clean, it's great time to touch up paint on window/door trim, vents and decorative accents. While you're painting, re-attach loose siding and if you need to replace siding, please make sure the color matches existing siding!
After you've looked at your home for paint projects and mold/mildew, take a look at your mailbox. It doesn't take long to clean them up, apply a fresh coat of paint and put on numbers that can be read! Check our community Design Standards (on the Governing Documents page) for the proper mailbox, paint color and number style information. Avencroft owners please email AvencroftHOA@avensong.org if your mailbox needs repairs (we know they all need to be cleaned and painted!)
The wiring running up and down the side of your home must be hidden from view of the street. Whether you installed the wiring or the previous owner did, as the current owner it is your responsibility to remove the unused wiring or have it run so that it is hidden. While it is more work for installers to tuck cable along/under siding than it is for them to simply staple it to the side of your home through the siding, it is better for your home and better for Avensong's curb-appeal to be hidden!
These are all quick home-imporovement projects that will really help your home and Avensong stay looking great!
General Reminders & Updates
(posted November 26, 2021)
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We will be conducting a limited 2022 Amenity Card Audit again beginning February 1, 2022 for access to the pool. Preliminary details will be shared in your 2022 HOA Dues statements and additional details will be sent via e-blast and posted on this website. There will be a 3 month window in which to complete the audit if you want your pool card activated in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Tenants, please remember it is not the responsibly of the Board or management company to get you pool access, it is your landlord’s responsibility.
We hope to do more amenity improvements in 2022. Plans are being made to resurface the tennis courts, fix up the basketball court and add lighting around the playground and new multi-use lawn! Check back regularly for updates on these and other community projects.
In and around the clubhouse
Propping Open Secured Gates and Doors is Prohibited!
The gates and doors around the pool and tennis courts require secure card access for everyone’s safety and protection. Propping these gates and doors open leaves the neighborhood (you!) open to security concerns, damages and liability. It also causes damage to the gates and locking mechanisms. Anyone caught propping open secured gates and doors, or accessing the amenities by any means other than using an active amenity card will be subject to loss of amenity privileges. (Smile, you’re on video camera!)
No Overnight Parking at the Clubhouse!
Any unauthorized parking at the clubhouse after the amenities are closed will result in your vehicle being towed. If you want to park at the clubhouse overnight (extra house guests, moving van, etc.) please contact the HOA to let us know. If we don’t have your vehicle make/tag info on file, your vehicle may be towed. Contact the HOA for clubhouse parking information at email@example.com.
Amenity Committee Volunteers Needed
We are still looking for volunteers to help the Board of Directors keep an eye on things in and around the amenities. If you’ll be using the amenities and would be interested in helping keep them fun and safe for everyone (you are not “amenity police” and will not have to confront anyone) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already volunteered, thank you and someone will be contacting you soon!
(updated May 12, 2021)
Around the amenities
Please remember the amenities are for all Avensong residents to use and enjoy. We ask that you keep other people in mind when playing in and around our amenities and common areas. Show respect to your neighbors and to the amenities. If you are playing or riding your bike in the parking lot, please watch for cars and stay far away from parked cars. Parents should accompany small children when they are playing on the play structure. If you bring potential trash with you to the common areas (food containers, bottles, bags) please take any trash with you when you leave. If your amenity card is activated, please place trash in the receptacles stored under the clubhouse deck.
(Originally posted March 14. 2021)
The Milton Police would like to remind all parents to make sure your kids are wearing helmets when riding their bikes. This is a law in the City of Milton, but more importantly, wearing a helmet could prevent serious injury in the event of an accident.
Children should also be extra careful when riding on the streets throughout our community. Many drivers don’t keep an eye out for bikes (or pedestrians) and often don’t stop at stop signs. Whether riding or walking, please make sure the intersections are clear before going through them, especially the two main intersections near the clubhouse: Avensong Ives/Avensong Crossing and Avensong Ives/Avensong Village Circle.
When riding bikes, scooters and skateboards or playing in the clubhouse parking lot, please stay away from parked cars. You may not know when a car is about to pull out or someone is about to open their car door. You also don’t want to damage someone's car with a bike or other toy. The gates around the old basketball court are open, please consider playing in that area away from cars and other people that are coming and going through the clubhouse parking lot.
(Originally posted March, 14, 2021)
If your dog is not in your yard please respect your neighbors; control and pick up after your dogs.
The pet waste issue continues to be a big problem for our community. Please remember to pick up after your dog. Not only is it a law in the City of Milton, it is the polite thing to do. We do have a $50.00 “Instant Penalty” for not picking up after your dog when not on your own property. If you see someone not pick up after their dog, please take a picture of the person with the dog and the mess they left behind. When we identify the human, they’ll be issued a fine. (This penalty and others can be found on the Governing Documents tab of this website.)
Dogs in the Basketball Court
(updated May 12, 2021)
While it is lots of fun to let your dogs run free in the enclosed area, please remember to pick up after them. Other people, including children and other dogs, use that area to play in too. If the pet waste continues to pile up in the court area we will unfortunately be forced once again to close the area to everyone.
Dogs must be on a leash if not in their own yard. This is a law in the City of Milton and is also subject to an “Instant Penalty” of up to $50.00. It is not safe for your dog to be running loose due to speeding cars and encountering other dogs that may not be dog friendly. There are people in our community who don’t want a loose dog running up to them, their children or their own dogs. Our streets are public and everyone has a right to use them without being harassed by an off-leash dog.
When you are walking your dog on a leash (thank you!), please keep them from roaming far up into neighbor’s yards. The leash law in Milton specifies a 6’-0” leash should be used to walk a dog. We know many dog walkers use retractable leashes so please please keeps your dogs close to you and the street when walking. Most of the good smells are close to the curbs anyway!
(Updated May 12, 2021)
NOTE: For a quicker response on ACC items, please contact ACC@avensong.org and not our management company.
The HOA/ACC is currently working on projects that will help Avensong maintain its charm and appeal as a community within the City of Milton. Please take a moment to look at your home and if any of these situations apply to you, please be ready to address them. Over the next several months, formal notices will be sent to homeowners asking for these items to be addressed so this is an opportunity to address them sooner rather than later.
All Avensong Community Design Standards are available for download on the "Governing Documents" page of this website. Please remember, any exterior change/modification to your home requires prior approval from the ACC. The Architectural Modification Request Form can be downloaded from the Governing Documents page as well.
Please check all sides of your home, your driveway and any fencing around your property that may need to be cleaned. It is suggested that you schedule pressure washing early to avoid delays due to many homes needing to be cleaned.
If you live in the Carriage section please remember that it is your responsibility to maintain your front (and back) lawns. Please provide weed control if your lawn needs it and mow regularly. We are in the growing season and weeds grow faster than grass. If you are continuously receiving notices to mow your lawn, please make sure the weeds in your lawn are under control.
Tree limbs and roots are the responsibility of the property they are on, regardless of property lines, not the property of the parent tree. If you are unsure about pruning your trees, or those branches coming across from a neighbor's yard, please contact ACC@avensong.org for help. We will be happy to help you with your tree issues!
Please remember that our community standards require front doors, shutters and decorative awnings all be painted the same color and trim around windows and doors must be painted white.
Mailboxes should be cleaned, painted and in good repair.
Satellite dishes and related hardware must be removed from your home if there is not an active account.
Trash and recycle cans/bins must be stored out of sight from the street after service.
If you have questions about the ACC or our Community Design standards, please email ACC@avensong.org.
If you own a home and/or live in Avensong, this is your community and the HOA Board of Directors needs your help taking care of it! We have several committees with openings and would love to have more of our residents involved!
If you are interested in being a part of any of these committees, or would like more information on what they do, please email email@example.com and put "committees" in the subject line!
Architectural Control Committee
In 2018 the ACC completed an update of our community design standards. We'll be doing that again toward the end of the year and would like volunteers to help with that. We'd love to have people with a flair for style, designers, real estate agents and contractors, professionals or hobbyists! If you are an owner or resident in Avensong and would be interested in working on a Design Standards review and update this fall, please contact ACC@avensong.org.
Please remember an ACC Change Request form must be submitted and approval received before exterior changes to your home or landscaping can begin. In the event that any exterior work without prior approval of the ACC occurs, the board may impose an immediate fine of $250.00 with additional daily fines possible.
The Design Standards and Application for Architectural Change can be found on the "Governing Documents" page of this website.
If you have questions about our community standards, exterior projects you are considering for your home or the ACC process, please contact the ACC at ACC@avensong.org.
Are you good at managing finances? Do you have a knack for numbers? The HOA Board of Directors is looking for help with our community's finances. Avensong has three sections with three budgets and three separate project plans. If you are interested in helping Avensong manage your money, contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy our amenities and would like to help the Board of Directors keep them safe and open, please volunteer to help us do that! We need eyes and ears to give us a head's up if something isn't working or if there are other problems. We'd also love to get some positive feedback and ideas about how we can improve things around our community. We are not looking for "police" or "enforcement", just a little help making sure our residents are enjoying themselves. If you'd be interested in helping with this committee, please contact email@example.com.
If you have other ideas for our community, please let us know! We're always willing to hear from our neighbors!
The Neighborhood Watch
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you call 9-1-1 from your cell phone you MUST mention CITY OF MILTON or your call will be routed to Forsyth County!
Currently we are not holding regularly scheduled Neighborhood Watch meetings. As the Milton Police Department provides us with crime watch updates, we will share them on the "Crime Watch" page of this website.
Please check back regularly for updates about what's going on in Avensong!
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