January ACC Reminder

January ACC Neighborhood Check

We are sending out this friendly reminder to everyone that the ACC will go around the neighborhood once a month on the 2nd Tuesday to ensure the covenants and standards are being followed.

The week of January 10, 2017, members of the ACC will check the neighbors about the condition of their yards, specifically:
-Unsightly or unkempt conditions
-Driveways, walkways, and concrete pathways are clear.

Below are some tips that ya’ll may want to consider that could be helpful:

1. Small, leafless shrubs and tress can be transplanted easily now. Wait for a warm day when the ground is not frozen.
2. Chop unwanted kudzu, English ivy and bamboo to the ground. Follow with weed killer in April.

Notice of Annual Meeting of Members

 As a member of Calamar Home Owners Association, you are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Members of the Association to be held at the club house at 7pm on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. The purpose of the Annual meeting are to review the past year’s operations of the Association, discuss current projects and plans, and elect one member to the Board of Directors.
If you would like to serve on the Board please notify us via email of the annual meeting, so that we can prepare ballots in advance. Thank you for your attention to this important correspondence. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Calamar Easter Egg Hunt

Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout.
Parents are invited to assist with hiding the eggs and setting up a few decorations.
We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs provided . Please bring your favorite dessert or appetizer.

Location: 6485 Calamar Dr  (The Salazar’s front lawn)
Date: Saturday March 28th
Time: 1:30 to 4:00
RSVP:hinzensam@yahoo.com
or text 601-214-5995

CalamarEasterFlyer

Important Zoning on Campground Rd! New Date

Calamar Residents,

I was contacted today by our District 3 County Commissioner, Todd Levent about the zoning of the property across Campground Rd. (his letter is attached below).

I am very concerned that the other  three Commissioners are being heavily influenced by Cindy Mills (District 4 Commissioner, the northern most District in Forsyth County)  to approve higher density zoning for this property and others. Cindy has already successfully pushed through some other bad zoning decisions for our district.

In trying to figure out the incentive that Cindy may have for all this high density she is approving and pushing for, I have found out a few things.  Cindy Mills may have a personal interest in land being developed at higher density levels. Cindy is a real estate agent for Bryan Properties a major player in land sales in our area (you may recollect having seen the blue and white signs all over the county). While she may not be the listing agent of these properties, there is a very good chance she stands to benefit from the higher land values that land owners receive when higher density zoning is approved. I my personal opinion, there is a great conflict of interest in her voting in these matters of zoning.

Back to our local issue, if you think traffic is bad now, and your schools are already over crowded, just wait and see how bad it is about to get if these commissioners approve the higher density housing along Campground Rd. Once president has been set for the higher density zoning, there will be more and more houses to come and it will have been to late to do anything about it.

There is a petition to stop the higher density approval and I have included a link to it but, signing the petition is not going to be enough to stop this zoning approval. If we truly value this unique area we live in, we must show up in mass at the Commissioner’s meeting  Thursday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m., and voice our collective disapproval of higher density zoning approvals in our area especially zoning application 3704 on Campground Rd.

Please show up at this meeting and be heard. I know that 5:00 p.m is a difficult time with dinner, family, and traffic, but this is really our last chance to get this higher density stopped. Carpool, find babysitters, get off early, do what ever you can to get there.  Bring small signs that say “RES 2 FOR CAMPROUND”. The address for the meeting is 110 East Main St., Cumming, GA.

Link to petition Sign the Petition

Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated by all who live in our beautiful area.

Sincerely,

Strom Thurman
Calamar HOA

 

Letter from Todd Levent:

FORSYTH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will consider a zoning next Thursday 2-19-2015 @ 5:00pm under New Business. The location is 110 East Main Street Cumming Ga. suite 220. That zoning is ZA 3704. It is located on Campground road. In order to comply with the State constitution a parcel that is zoned AG. is entitled to a zoning. That does not mean the commissioners should zone higher density than in the surrounding area. They also need to consider weather or not it will be required to… have sanitary sewer. A res. 2 category does just that. It has 25,5000 sq. ft. lot size min. for septic and 18,500 for sewer. The 18,500 seems the most logical fit for the area since sanitary sewer is require. Unfortunately they have filed for a res 3 under the old lot size that will allow a min. 10,000 sq. ft. lot. Some of the commissioners are considering voting for this with an average lot size of 16,000. The mass majority of the people in the area and I believe a lower density res. 2 is the best fit. Sometimes it is necessary for the public to email and show up in person to support their beliefs. If the commissioners do not hear from you some of them think you do not care and they do as they wish.

Email addresses for the county commissioners:
Pete Amos, RJAmos@forsythco.com
Cindy Mills, CJMills@forsythco.com
Brian Tam, BRTam@forsythco.com
Jim Boff, JJBoff@forsythco.com
Tood Levent, TLevent@forsythco.com

Another Proposed new subdivision on Campground!

zoning signAs many of you are aware, the land across from and south of Calamar is being requested to be rezoned to RES3 from Agricultural. The proposed plan has 177 new homes on approximately 1/4 acre lots. This means more traffic on Campground Rd., Highway 9, Dickerson, and Post.

Take a look at the details Details of Sharp Zoining request

There is a public meeting on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Vickery Creek Middle in the lunch room.  Please plan to attend.