New Committee Kickoffs

We have some exciting news!

We have a lot of residents that are interested in helping run Ballentine Pointe, but are unable for whatever reason, to sit on the Board of Directors.

The main ways most HOAs do that are through committees. We historically had some committees, but they weren't well organized, and ever since COVID, they haven't really been active.

That changes today. We have dissolved all the old committees and replaced them with 5 new committees. These new committees are given responsibility for a different part of the association.

We wrote a detailed guide about volunteering for a committee, joining a committee as an active member, what the committees are, and how they are ran here: https://ballentinepointe.com/committees

The 5 new committees are:

  1. Social Events -- plans and operates the social events calendar for the community.
  2. Pool & Recreation - manages the amenity areas, including the pool, soccer field, and playground.
  3. Landscape & Architecture - manages the look and feel of the community, including HOA maintained landscaping throughout the community, architecture guidelines, and architecture control requests, as well as the Yard Decorating Contests.
  4. Community Relations - responsible for interacting with various neighborhood organizations, such as local schools, local government, other Homeowners Associations, and any other local community organizations.
  5. Budget & Finance - responsible for working with other committees, members of the Association, and the Board of Directors to propose the annual operating and reserve budgets

We plan on having a series of kickoff meetings, one per day, the week of June 24th, at 7 PM, at the HOA Office (79 Baywood Drive Hiram, GA).

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan on attending so we can ensure that we have room for everyone that wants to attend. If you aren’t already on our Facebook group, please join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ballentinepointehoa/. If you are unable to use Facebook for whatever reason, please RSVP by responding to this email with which committee(s) you plan on attending the kick-off meeting for.

If there isn't enough space, we will move to the front porch.

Each committee will have Members and Volunteers. Volunteers are participants of a committee that are not Members. Volunteering for a committee has no time commitments or obligations outside of volunteering for any events or activities as they wish to volunteer for. Members have official duties and obligations, including a fiduciary duty to all Association Members, must commit to appearing for committee meetings, and volunteering for activities hosted by the Committee, and fulfilling the role within the Committee they volunteered for. To be considered for Committee Membership, you must be in good standing with the HOA. Tenants can participate and become committee members as well.

You must be an Association Member or an Occupant in order to be officially considered for a committee member. Guests may assist in a non-official capacity. Members are not required to be Occupants to join a committee as a volunteer, however, Members that do not reside locally will generally not be considered as an official committee Member if a suitable Occupant or locally resident Member is available.

Once the committees choose their Members, they will be appointed officially in their positions. They must choose their internal organization structure. Each committee shall choose a Chair, with preference given to non-Directors. The committees may also choose a Vice Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer. For committees without a Secretary or Treasurer, the Chair will fulfill that role.

Thank You,
Ballentine Pointe Homeowners Association, Inc.
Board of Directors

Community Yard Sale - June 8, 2024

Illustrated Yard Sale Poster

Ballentine Pointe will be hosting a community yard sale on June 8th from 9 AM - 4 PM

 If you are participating, please let us know by emailing hoa@ballentinepointe.com

We are also going to have 2 food trucks available at lunch time!

My 2 Scoops Creamery is a local Paulding County based family-owned ice cream shop serving Hershey ice cream

The Hyde Out Mobile Diner is a local Paulding County based food truck serving diner favorites. You can check out their menu online at: https://easyeats.xyz/Hydeout

Community Meeting

Ballentine Pointe will be having a Community Meeting at The Events Place in Hiram, GA on February 5, 2024 at 7:30 PM.
This will also serve as our Annual Meeting for Owners. The bylaws do require that be in-person or that you have a proxy designated that can attend in-person.
We are also collecting questions and concerns online that people want addressed ahead of time online: Februrary 2024 Meeting Form (google.com)

Trunk or Treat Volunteers

Some residents have inquired about bringing back the Trunk or Treats before the regular trick or treating on Halloween. If interested, please reach out via the Contact Us page.

2023 Dues

Ballentine Pointe will not be changing the dues amount or the payment schedule in 2023. You might notice in the CMA portal that it still shows the full annual amount will be due in January 2023, however, CMA is addressing this and will have the correct payment schedule reflected soon.

New Management Company Effective November 1st

Starting November 1, 2022, CMA Communities will be taking over management of our community from Homeside Properties, Inc. You will receive a welcome packet in the mail with the information you need to pay your dues going forward.

Replacement Entrance Signs

We will be removing the existing entrance signs starting today in preparation for getting our new entrance signs up.

Architectural Guideline Changes

The HOA Board approved a change to the Architectural Guidelines for Doors which will give the ACC (currently represented by the Board of Directors) more flexibility in approving ACC requests

  1. We now permit changing the door with a different design
  2. Door repainting rules have been clarified and codified.

All changes still require a full ACC application to be submitted. We launched a new page to share the current approved guidelines. It\'s available here and via the Resident Area link above. We also want to launch a review process of all of the Guidelines to modernize them. If you wish to participate, please reach out to us via the Contact Form.

Community Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night. If you missed it, you can view the recording and presentation below: View Recording View Presentation As always, you can reach out to the Board using the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

Pool Status Update!

Great News! Our pool will re-open on Friday, June 25th at 9 am and we will continue with regular operating hours of 9 am to 7 pm for now. However, there have been some changes in pool access and age restrictions. Due to the recent issues we have had since the pool has opened on May 8th, the Board has changed pool access and also age restrictions. Effective with the re-opening on Friday, June 25th, here are the changes: 1. Age Restrictions: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 25 years of age or older at all times while at the pool. (Board members, pool contractor employees, and pool committee members reserve the right to refuse admission or ask anyone to leave if they deem that they are not abiding by this rule.) 2. Pool Access: Guest passes have been removed from access, residents who have already sent guest passes from their mobile credentials, will have to have a board member add guests via a mobile device. There will only be a maximum of 4 mobile devices activated including that of the main resident on file with Homeside Properties as of June 1st. Our policy has not changed with regards to this access- kids under the age of 14 do not have to have mobile device access as long as they are accompanied at all times by a resident/adult over 25 years old. Our most recent issues at the pool made us realize that there needed to be a change in the age limits to minimize the situations where there is no adult supervision while young kids are present. As well as to reduce the number of non-residents in the pool without a resident present at all times.