Committee Updates:

Committee Updates

Finance Committee
We are delighted to announce Donette Dewar Black has agreed to assume the position of Finance Committee Chairman. Mike Barton, Board Treasurer, and Donette (along with the committee) will work closely as they oversee the POA Budget and all other financial related matters for The Point POA.

A note from Mike Barton…
“Donette has quickly demonstrated her value and leadership at the Finance Committee level and I believe the committee will function even more effectively under her leadership.”

Thank you Donette and welcome to the team!

Architectural and Landscape Committees
We are looking for volunteers to help “Keep our Community Great.” Each committee meets once a month for approximately 1 hour to review current/ new projects and discuss other topics as it pertains to their respective committee goals.

  • The Architectural Committee is responsible for ensuring adherence to the POA’s Architectural and Landscape Guidelines, and applicable content of The Point’s CCR’s (Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions).
  • The Landscape Committee is responsible for the beautiful landscaping along Brawley School Road and throughout POA Common Areas, irrigation and lighting maintenance, Christmas decorations and other landscape requirements managed by the POA.

Together, these two committees keep our community looking beautiful and we are asking for your help. If you are interested in joining the Architectural or Landscape Committee, or would like additional information on other community involvement opportunities, please contact Hawthorne Management at or call directly at 704-377-0114.

Tree Removal according to NC Law
Hurricanes, tornadoes and ordinary storms can all damage trees. No matter why a tree or tree limb(s) fall, there is often the question, “who is responsible for clean-up?” Standard homeowner’s insurance typically covers damage to one’s home from fallen trees. However, that insurance only covers tree removal/ damage for those that fall on your home or garage, and/ or block a driveway or wheelchair ramp. Trees and tree limbs that fall in your yard, but does not create damage or block access in/ out of your home, are not covered and the homeowner is responsible for clean-up.

The same rule applies whether the tree that caused damage was originally planted on your property or an adjacent lot. This means, if a healthy tree falls, whoever is impacted by the fallen tree is also the one responsible for any damage or clean-up to their own property. The only exception to this rule is if the tree is clearly dead (or dying), the owner is aware of the situation, but does not address the issue and the tree causes damage to someone else’s property… in this case, the owner of the tree is responsible (not the person whose property was damaged). Please pay attention to trees in and around your yard (including adjacent lots). If it appears a tree may be of threat to your property, contact the land owner immediately. Keep documentation (i.e., certified letters, pictures, etc.) on file so if an issue arises, you will have proof of acknowledgment and therefore will not be held accountable. For additional information, please visit

Reporting Damaged or Fallen Trees: 

  • Brawley School Road (not blocking roadway) and POA Common Areas (including Walking Trails): Contact Hawthorne Management at or call 704-377-0114
  • Golf Course: Contact Trump National Golf Club at 704-799-7300
  • Blocking roadway and/ or poses a safety issue: Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100

Private Boat Dock Audit:
We have formally initiated an audit of private boat docks. As a reminder, private water front docks are limited to one boat and two personal watercraft (PWC). Homeowners in violation will be notified accordingly. Please note, fees may be assessed.

Security Reminder:  
Please keep in mind that criminals look for easy targets and other potential advantages particularly on holiday weeks/ times when many people travel. Please keep your doors locked at all times, park vehicles in the garage or keep the doors locked, do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and keep garage doors closed, even during the day. If you have a home security system, turn it on when you are gone and also at night along with outdoor lights. Also, secure loose items on any boats or docks.

Emergencies, Non-Emergencies and Reporting a Crime:
If you have a fire, medical or life-threatening emergency call 911. For all Sheriff, Fire or EMS non-emergencies call 704-878-3100. This is the direct line to dispatch and is the best number to call for the quickest response.

Next Board Meeting:
Our next Board meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on August 20, 2019. If you wish to address the Board with relevant issues that apply to our community, please contact our management company at or call 704-377-0114 by August 13th.


Heather Ballard

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