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Court Renovations are Complete!
(Posted May 13-22)
The Avensong HOA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the basketball and tennis court upgrades are complete!
The Basketball court is freshly painted, has new goals, and now includes a four-square court and hopscotch grid!
The tennis courts have been completely resurfaced and had the cracks sealed/repaired. We’ve installed new nets, new windscreens and new court numbers as well as adding two pickleball courts painted on court #1! Tennis courts will re-open the weekend of May 21!
The Avensong HOA Board of Directors has put in a lot of work over the past 10 months getting all of our amenities upgraded and feeling like brand new! The court upgrades are the last phase of a massive amenity overhaul project which started last summer with the creation of our new “multi-use lawn”, upgrading our pool to a salt filter system, and adding lighting around the clubhouse, playground and common areas!
The other part of this overhaul also included re-working the front entrance with fresh landscaping and new lighting.
Amenity Card Update - Amenity Opening Delay
(Posted May 21, 2022)
We had hoped to open our amenities earlier than planned for this weekend but there were technical issues due to a fiber communication network upgrade in the community. The issue has been fixed and we have begun the process of activating cards.
If you completed the 2022 Amenity Card Audit before the April 30 deadline and your homeowner account is in good standing, your amenity card will be activated by Memorial Day weekend (May 28).
For those of you who completed the Audit after the April 30 deadline, we will activate your card as soon as we can get to it in the order it was received.
(Posted May 13, 2022)
The Avensong HOA Board of Directors is excited to bring a number of social events back to Avensong!
Remember to view the “Upcoming Events” page of our community website for event information.
Ice Cream Social presented by United Pools!
Join us for a "Welcome to Summer" ice cream party brought to us by our pool company, United Pool Maintenance!
Ice cream will be served beginning at 4pm until we run out!
NEW in Avensong: Food Truck Tuesdays 4pm-7pm
Avensong is partnering with Goodfynd to bring food trucks to the Avensong clubhouse parking lot! Our first Tuesday event will be June 7 from 4-7pm Visit the "Upcoming Events" page of this website for information on vendors, their menus and how you can pre-order online!
Game Night is back!
Some of you have been asking about bringing back "Game Night" or having regular card/bunco games! The Board is happy to provide the clubhouse for anyone who would like to host an event for the community! If are interested in playing cards or other games, and/or you'd be willing to host a one-time event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
2nd Quarter OPEN HOA Board Meetings – Tuesday, May 17!
(posted April 25, 2022)
Due to scheduling and lack of in-person participation/interest at the 2022 Annual Meeting, the 2nd Quarter Open HOA Board Meetings will be held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm. Check the community calendar on this website for login information.
All three HOA Boards (Avensong, Avencroft, and The Village) will be holding Board meetings to conduct HOA business. There will be no “state of the community” presentations at these meetings.
Owners can log into the Owner Information page of this website to view this year’s Annual HOA Meeting presentation. You can view current community financials by logging in to your CINC account (follow the “Manage My HPI Account” link on the left of this page).
There will be no open forum for this meeting so if you have comments or questions for the any of the HOA Boards, please submit them to email@example.com.
Avensong is NOT a Farming Community!
(posted April 25, 2022)
We have been getting requests for, and complaints about, residents who wish to raise/house chickens and other non-traditional pets in their yards. While we appreciate area farmers’ contributions to our community, Avensong is not a farming community.
Non-traditional animals, oversized gardens, and large numbers of fruit trees create “nuisance situations” for your neighbors and are prohibited by our Governing Documents. If you wish to raise your own food, please purchase land outside of Avensong.
While we appreciate that many of you want to use your yards to help feed your families, please consider the impact these will have on your neighbors.
Our Governing Documents prohibit animals that are non-traditional pets, specifically poultry.
From our Covenants –
Article VII – Use Restrictions and Rules, Section 8 – Animals and Pets
No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind may be raised, bred, kept, or permitted on any Lot, except that dogs, cats, or other usual and common household pets in reasonable number, as determined by the Board, may be kept on a Lot.
If you wish to plant fruit trees in your back yard, please review the tree information in our Community Design Standards. Large trees, or multiple fruit trees, can cause property damage to you and your neighbors due to our small lot sizes and the location of underground utilities. The fruit will also attract unwanted animals to the surrounding properties, resulting in a nuisance violation which will include fines and the removal of the tree(s) at the owner’s cost.
Small, back yard gardens, that do not cause a nuisance to your neighbors (don’t attract pests, rodents, or snakes), and do not touch your neighbor’s home/property, are permitted in the back yards only.
If you have questions about what is permitted in Avensong (animals, gardens) please contact ACC@avensong.org.
Spring Maintenance Inspections!
(posted March 30, 2022)
This will be the primary focus of the April maintenance inspections. 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 notices go out so it is best to get on their schedules now!
Pressure washing notices/violations will be mailed within the next month. If you receive a notice and have already scheduled your pressure washer, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Once your home is cleaned the violation will be closed!
Now that your home is clean, remember 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! Remember, the color of your front door, shutters and decorative awnings must be the same color. Notices for mis-matched colors will be mailed soon. To those of you have already repainted, thank you! If you have quesitons about painting your home, color choices, siding concerns or any exterior changes to your home and yard, please email ACC@avensong.org.
As long as your pressure washing your home and painting trim and shutters, it doesn't take much to clean and apply a fresh coat of paint to your mailboxes! Don't foget to replace faded/worn numbers while you're at it! Check our community Design Standards (on the Governing Documents page) for the proper mailbox, paint color and number style information.
If you live in the Carriage section, please remember it's up to you to maintain your entire lawn - front and back. Now is the time to treat weeds, freshen up mulch and get your lawn mowers tuned up for this season.
We would like to remind everyone, no matter which section you are in, it is your responsibility to maintain your backyard. This means you need to mow the lawn and keep the yard kept in a manner that doesn't encourage snakes or nuisance pests to move in and eventually bother your neighbors.
Don't forget to hide any wiring running up and down the side of your home.
Unused and broken satellite dishes should be removed from roofs.
These are all basic home-improvement projects that will really help your home and Avensong stay looking great!
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.)
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.
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