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• Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

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.

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• Thursday, May 06th, 2021

 They look like they are having such fun Father! Yes, they are son because they are swimming at Ballentine Pointe’s Pool.  It’s opening on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 9:00 am. Can we go, Mom & Dad? Sure but let’s see what the nice man is saying here first!

   Hey mom, dad, kids, family & friends. Ballentine Pointe Community is opening its pool to residents only this Saturday, May 8th at 9:00 am, and will be open every day during the pool season from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

If you and your family like to get wet when it’s hot & humid or just hang at the pool and you live in the Ballentine Pointe Community, you better make sure you get your pool access credentials. (see below to learn how)

Pool Access & Changes for 2021 Pool Season

Pool access is now by an app on your smart device ( Apple or Android device). The board eliminated badges in 2020, now access will be granted to authorized residents and their families via a mobile app that will link you to our new system while you are onsite at the pool and you have your mobile device with you and the App opened. If you are authorized, our Bluetooth reader will verify your access and beep to unlock the gate. If you are not authorized, you will see a red light on the reader and a beep indicating “No Access”

If you are a resident who is current on all your dues and assessments or are renting your home and the property owner is current, you should receive an email from Open                          Path Systems with a link in the email. Open the link and download the App to your mobile device (must have Bluetooth enabled), then set it up by following the instructions provided.

You can also go to Open Path’s website for help and tips on setting up your pool access here-  https://support.openpath.com/en_us/categories/user-S1gJh4F3P

We are using the email address on file with Homeside Properties as of March 31st, 2021. (if we have no email address for you or it has changed recently, you will not receive your access                         credentials) and will have to send us your most recent email address (only one email address per family please)- send to hoa@ballentinepointe.com.

   **Some New Rules & Guidelines- (additional to existing)

As a result of the COVID-19, we have made some changes in safe pool use. Please see the changes below:

1. Pool furniture will be spaced 6′ apart, please maintain this distance from, other pool-goers.

2. COVID signs will be placed around the pool.

3. Our total pool capacity based on pool size and gallons of water and deck space is around 96 persons, we have reduced that capacity to 55 people. this includes people in the pool, on the deck around the pool, and in the restrooms. If we start to exceed that capacity will be forced to ask people to leave until we get further below the maximum (reduced) capacity of 55.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4.  Piggybacking behind an authorized user to gain access to the pool will not be tolerated. Residents authorized to access the pool are responsible to assure that no one piggybacks behind them without using their access credentials. If an authorized user knowingly permits unauthorized access to the pool by one or more persons, that resident may lose their access to the pool either temporarily or for the rest of the current pool season.

** PLEASE NOTE- These new rules and guidelines do not replace existing pool rules that have been approved and already posted to the Homeside properties website. These are new guidelines and rules as an addendum as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and changes in our access systems.

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• Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Hello Neighbors,

The Ballentine Pointe HOA Board has to plan and prepare for some major renovations at the pool house this season. We are asking a few residents who own their own homes in our community and are current on all their dues and assessments of 12/31/2020 to volunteer to solicit feedback from fellow residents as well as some suggestions.

Once the group gathers this information, they would present their findings to the Board at a future meeting. Most of the work is repairs and some renovations possibly upgrades depending on costs and budgetary restrictions.

If you are interested, please reply directly to Frank Grimes- flgrimes@gmail.com

Thanks
Frank Grimes
HOA President

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• Monday, July 06th, 2020

Unfortunately, It was determined last night, by a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors, that we will not be opening the pool this season.

Here are some of the major contributing factors leading to this decision.

  1. The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to present real threats and there currently is no cure or vaccine as of yet. Our main objective as a board elected to represent the community’s best interests is for the safety and welfare of our residents and their families.
  2. Georgia has published guidelines recommended by the “CDC” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”, the best ways to clean and sanitize public pools: https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/envhealthpoolcovid-19guidanceforpublicpools51320pdf/download. These are guidelines but we interpret them as very important preventative measures and steps to take to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
  3. After exploring all options, we determined that we will not be able to open the pool and public spaces in and around the pool and still provide a safe environment for all residents and their families.
  4. Also, many insurance companies and ours as well will not provide insurance coverage for public spaces such as swimming pools and restrooms due to the COVID-19 being so new.

The Board extends it’s apologies to the community, we were hoping that the situation would improve immensely so that we would be able to open the pool. Our Prayers and best wishes go out to those residents who were either directly affected by this terrible virus or may have had family or friends that were exposed to the COVID-19 virus and suffered hardships as a result. Thank You For Your Understanding and Patience during this difficult time in our world.

Frank Grimes
Ballentine Board of Directors

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• Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Hello Fellow Neighbors,

Here is a recent update regarding the opening of the pool in our community. The new board met last night and unanimously voted to postpone the opening of the pool until at least Monday, July 6th due to uncertainties surrounding State and County guidelines for opening swimming pools.

Our main concern is the safety and welfare of our residents and their families, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Our hope is as conditions improve that we will be able to open the pool in early July. Although that date may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.

The Board is extremely anxious to open the pool, but we have to be aware of the current state of what’s happening with the pandemic and find ways to maintain the sanitizing and distancing requirements outlined by the State of Georgia and the suggestions from the Centers for Disease & Control of Atlanta.

I promise we will continue to finish getting the pool ready so when the State gives us clearer directions and guidance, we will be ready to open.

Thank You for your patience, please remain safe and healthy, we are dedicated to working with you during these unprecedented times.

Thank You,
Your Ballentine Pointe HOA Board,

Frank Grimes, President
Justin Haygood, Vice President
Eugene Overton, Treasurer
Natasha Walters, Secretary
Andrew Milota, Member-At-Large

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• Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

First, we would like to Thank All Health Care Workers, First Responders and all front line workers for all you do to take care of us and keep us ALL SAFE! To all veterans and their families, Thank You and to their families for the sacrifices they made.

First- As a result of our April 29th community Board Member Election. Please join us as we congratulate our newest board members

Newly Appointed- Natasha Walters and Andrew Milota- A warm welcome to you both.

Re-Appointed incumbent members- Frank Grimes, Justin Haygood and Eugene Overton. All board members were appointed due to not having a quorum and will serve for one year ending April 30, 2021

Now, we have some news about:

Pool Opening Update”- due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will NOT be opening the pool on Memorial Day May 25th. The new board needs to evaluate all the new guidelines and restrictions with COVID-19 and then once we have a clearer understanding as to what needs to be done to safely open the pool for everyone, we will hopefully be able to make a more informed decision and open the pool . We will keep everyone posted as to any new developments.

More to come soon

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• Wednesday, April 01st, 2020

             

My Neighbors Are Watching and Reporting!

            Ballentine Pointe Community Neighborhood Crime Watch is officially starting April 8th, 2020.

 

  •    We still need volunteers to pro-actively participate in this program
  •     An organizational (virtual) meeting will be held Tuesday 4/7/2020, from 8:00 to 8:30 pm. (call details including a number to call and login and password instructions will be sent to members via the FB group soon)
  •   If you are interested in joining and haven’t requested to join our Facebook group yet – please do so now, our Facebook Group is called “Ballentine Pointe Neighborhood Watch”.
  • There is more information coming using our various methods to communicate including this website, Facebook and Neighborhood Watch.
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